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Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest accounts hacked

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 5:42 pm

Even social media CEOs are susceptible to being hacked, it seems. Over the weekend, a couple of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts were compromised by Saudi Arabian hacking group OurMine Team.




OurMine is said to have found Zuckerberg's information in a recent LinkedIn dump, which they then used to gain control of his Twitter and Pinterest accounts. The group claims his password for both accounts was the surprisingly simple 'dadada', but there's reason to be skeptical of this as it also claimed it had overtaken his Instagram account, which Facebook has denied.


Both the Twitter and Pinterest account haven't been terribly active, at least not recently; Zuckerberg's Instagram account hasn't been too active either, although it has been used on a regular basis and multiple times in the last week.

Valve's 'The Lab' VR collection gets global leaderboards, more science

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 5:02 pm

If you own an HTC Vive, chances are incredibly high that you've played Valve's The Lab, an awesome collection of demos showcasing what roomscale VR is all about. Today The Lab gets even better, and even teaches Fetchbot a new trick.




The "Appliance of Science" update is out now, and adds a few gameplay tweaks and fixes to various aspects of

. The most important by far is the addition of global leaderboards for Xortex, Slingshot, and Longbow. While these are tragically short slices of what I can only hope will be developed into full game releases someday, they're still ridiculous amounts of fun and adding a layer of competition to the mix only increases their replayability.

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Go ahead, spill your coffee on Tesoro's Excalibur Spectrum SE Keyboard

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 4:42 pm

Computex 2016 -- We got a chance to see Tesoro's new IR key switches in action at their Computex booth, courtesy of the company's Excalibur Spectrum SE Keyboard. Considering it was submerged in a small tank of water all day, we're pretty sure Tesoro's claims of it being spill-proof are accurate.




The Excalibur Spectrum SE uses the company's slick new light-based infrared switches, which eliminate metal bounce and oxidation. That means you can go ahead and splash your favorite beverage on it and it will just shrug it off and laugh hysterically.

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Bose's noise-cancelling headphones go wireless

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 3:54 pm

Bose's celebrated QuietComfort headphones are going wireless. Like its predecessor, the new QuietComfort 35s feature patented noise-canceling technology.




Also included: custom Bluetooth said to offer a strong and consistent connection wherever you are, mics inside and outside the cups that respond to unwanted noise and filter it out practically immediately, a new EQ said to "balance sound at every volume, for any genre", and handy buttons for power, volume, play/pause, and answer/end calls on the right cup.


As for battery life, you get up to 20 hours from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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Horizon Zero Dawn officially delayed to early 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 3:40 pm

Horizon: Zero Dawn has been delayed, with a new release date of February 28, 2017, Guerrilla Games today announced.



After tons of rumors and teases, Killzone devs Guerrilla Games today confirmed that their new post-apocalyptic PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn won't release in 2016. The team says that it needs the extra time to live up to expectations, and promises that the fruits from the delay will "become clear in the coming months."


"As you can see in the trailer, we've decided to push the release date for Horizon Zero Dawn to February 28, 2017. It wasn't an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it," Guerrilla's Hermen Hulst said on a PlayStation Blog post. "However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn."


Sony has confirmed that the game will still be shown off at E3 2016, and Guerrilla Games tried to make up for the delay with a new gameplay trailer (see above).

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 3:30 pm



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Introducing Agents of Mayhem, the next game from Saints Row devs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 3:21 pm

Volition has just announced their new game, Agents of Mayhem, as part of IGN's First series.



Agents of Mayhem is described as an "open-world action game", and features a distinct Borderlands-esque visual style with Volition's signature abrasive hilarity. Agents of Mayhem is singleplayer-only, and players will use a squad of three M.A.Y.H.E.M agents who use their unique skill combos and gadgets to blast baddies to smithereens.


Volition didn't reveal a whole lot to IGN, but we did get a snazzy cinematic trailer (see above) and the promise of "more to come" at E3 2016. Sadly the trailer has absolutely no actual gameplay footage, so official details are light. So for now we know Volition's new game is indeed Agents of Mayhem, an open-world action game possibly set in a universe related to Saints Row.

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Fallout 4 console mod theft threatens to destroy modding community

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 3:03 pm

Thanks to rampant piracy, Fallout 4 console mods may very well destroy the modding community as we know it.




The current Fallout 4 console mod structure is a pressure cooker waiting to explode. Piracy, glitches and greedy demands are jeopardizing everything. Piracy is undoubtedly one of the biggest problems, as "modders" are taking PC mods they don't own and didn't make and are uploading them to the framework for Xbox One owners to enjoy. What's worse is that these mods are designed to work on PC, and aren't optimized for consoles, thus leading to performance errors and the like. But who gets blamed? The actual mod creators, of course.


But why would someone do such a thing? Console owners have bombarded PC modders with demands to port their mods to consoles, which inevitably pushes the mod creators away. Even still the process takes time, as modders have to scale back their creations to work on consoles. Gamers don't really want to wait, and these pirates see a demand that's going unfulfilled. So they download PC mods, do a few adjustments here and there, upload them and take credit for something they didn't even make.

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GALAX cranks its GeForce GTX 1080 to 2.5GHz with liquid nitrogen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 2:32 pm

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is already a super-fast video card, but what happens when you crank the GP104 GPU to 2.5GHz on liquid nitrogen? Yeah, well GALAX has been the first to do so, using their overclocking skills on their own GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 HOF OC video card, as reported by Nordic Hardware.




GALAX drove the GPU right up to a huge 2.5GHz using LN2 cooling, matched up with the new Intel Core i7-6950X processor, but even at 2.5GHz, it couldn't beat the GTX 980 Ti and Titan X at 2.2GHz. But remember, we're in the early days of the GTX 1080, so we should expect much more in the future.




The GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 HOF OC rocks 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, but now I have to wonder... when will we see 3GHz on a GTX 1080?

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Remaster announced for PS4

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 1:46 pm

Final Fantasy 12 is getting an HD remastered port for the PlayStation 4, with exclusive new features.



Square Enix today announced Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a high-def remaster of the PS2 classic that's set to release on PS4 in 2017. The remaster sees the unique Zodiac Job system coming to the West for the first time, including 12 different job classes to utilize in battle. Sadly there's no word of a PC release just yet.


Check below for further details, as well as a gallery of screenshots from Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The HD remaster is coming in 2017 to the PS4, and Square Enix will have a tons of new info at E3 2016.


Additional features include:

  • Latest-generation high-definition graphical capabilities, including characters and movie scenes fully remastered in high-definition.
  • True 7.1 surround sound, including high-definition voicing and newly recorded background music utilizing the current generation of sound production.
  • Option to switch between the original and the newly remastered soundtrack.
  • New trial mode where players can take on monsters and enemies in up to 100 successive battles
  • Modern gameplay advancements including PlayStation 4 system trophy support and share functionalities, auto-save and shortened loading times
  • An endless amount of gameplay and adventure including hunts, battles, and mini-games

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