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Pac-Man: Puzzle Tour is another Candy Crush clone

Pac-Man is one of the first gaming franchises that fans turned into a phenomenon. But these days, the yellow pizza-shaped hero is spending more time chasing other hit games than his own power pellets. Bandai Namco released Pac-Man: Puzzle Tour for iOS and Android today. It is the publisher’s spin on the megapopular Candy Crush […]

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Capcom boosts its rerelease strategy with Resident Evil 4, RE5, and RE6 for PS4 and Xbox One

Evil is ready to reside in 2016. Capcom announced today that Resident Evil 6, RE 5, and RE 4 are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One throughout the year as digital downloads. They’ll each cost $20. The series has sold over 66 million copies, making it one of Capcom’s most important franchises. Resident Evil […]

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Operation Blockbuster Brings the Fight to Sony Hackers

Operation Blockbuster, a coalition of security companies led by Novetta, on Wednesday published a report detailing the activities of the Lazarus Group, the organization responsible for the 2014 cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. Researchers last week published detection signatures to the companies’ respective software in the hope of disrupting the group’s activities.

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Funding Daily: Security startup ThousandEyes raises $35 million, aims to expand in North America

Network security and visibility startup ThousandEyes announced today that it closed a $35 million investment led by Tenaya Capital. The startup said the investment will be used to expand in North America its technology, which “gives modern businesses the ability to see their now borderless network.” GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), Sequoia Capital, and Sutter […]

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U.S. aviation regulator starts rule-making process for public drone flights

WASHINGTON (By David Morgan for Reuters) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it would develop drone regulations allowing some unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to fly over people, an authorization eagerly sought by a range of industries including real estate and agriculture. The U.S. aviation regulatory agency, under pressure from Congress and industry to […]

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Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast turns iconic metal band’s mascot into a mobile gaming star

Few bands could probably inspire a mobile role-playing game, but Iron Maiden has always been special. Since forming in 1975, the heavy metal group has created 16 studio albums, including The Book of Souls just last year. It was the 10th best-selling metal album in 2015. In total, Iron Maiden has sold over 14 million […]

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Microsoft launches Azure Security Center Advanced Threat Detection, third-party tools coming in a few weeks

Microsoft today announced the launch of multiple products that are meant to make companies more secure online. Perhaps the most compelling new feature is a more intelligent way to spot threats that could affect applications and data that companies are running on Microsoft Azure. Today Microsoft is introducing a service called Advanced Threat Detection for the […]

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Washington, DC's pointless streetcar service finally opens

“LATE and over budget, streetcars are finally rumbling to life in Washington, DC. The long-awaited service, which has cost at least $135m to build, spans 2.4 miles along H Street in the city’s north-east. But it is not taking passengers yet.”

This newspaper printed those words in August 2014, but it really could have done so at just about any point this decade. The streetcar was originally supposed to launch in 2009, in an impoverished part of the capital’s south-east quadrant. Those plans fizzled, and were replaced by a promise to bring the trolley to H Street in 2012. Then 2013 passed. So did 2014. As late as December 30th of that year, Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration Continue reading

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Facebook AI Research is donating servers to European academic researchers

The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) lab today announced a new partnership program that will benefit academic researchers in Europe. It’s not just that Facebook will work in lock step with the academics; Facebook will actually giving out 25 powerful servers powered with graphics processing units (GPUs), free of charge. “These will be utilized to […]

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