Bioware’s upcoming take on the Destiny/ Division MMO/COOP formula, Anthem has been a hot topic since it’s initial reveal this year. While many fans are hyped to get their hands on the title, there remains those few who are skeptical of this emerging formula of gaming.
Month: December 2017
IO Interactive’s decided to give players the chance to pick up Hitman: Game of the Year edition for a discounted price than normal.
Epic Games‘ free-to-play Fortnite: Battle Royale mode just got a new item and a limited time event in the latest update.
If you’ve been on the edge of your seat since Death Stranding’s latest trailer release back at “The Game Awards”, it seems like Hideo Kojima has some interesting news for fans (which may indicate an earlier release than expected).
Giving entirely new meaning to pop star Mariah Carey’s catchy Christmas jingle, around 350,000 viewers tuned in on Twitch to collectively gaze at Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan relaxing in a leather chair while a fire crackled ambiently in the background.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it looks like Microsoft agrees, because your Xbox collection of freebies is about to expand. The freshest batch of Games with Gold has been revealed over on Xbox Wire, so as long as you’re in possession of an Xbox Live subscription, these digital goodies are all yours.
As you would expect, with the influx of Nintendo users, the entertainment company is setting aside a few hours to work on the eShop’s servers. Make sure you aren’t planning on using the store during these times.
Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens, knows a thing or two about spying. He’s now released an app, Haven, that makes it easier to defend yourself against the most aggressive kinds.
Haven, now in public beta, turns any Android smartphone into a sensitive security system. It’s primarily intended to be installed on a secondary phone — say, last year’s model — which then takes photos and records sound of any activity in a room where it’s placed. Haven will then send alerts of any intrusion to a user’s primary phone over encrypted channels.
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The announcement for the app says it’s designed “for investigative journalists, human rights defenders,” and others who might be targeted by powerful enemies. According to The Verge, Snowden was encouraged to develop the app by a lawyer who fought to bring down Chadian dictator Hissene Habre.
One commonly cited use case for Haven is protecting laptops holding sensitive information, which can be relatively easily compromised if someone gains physical access. Snowden, who lives in Russia because he faces espionage charges in the United States, has adopted extensive personal security measures himself, and reportedly doesn’t even carry a smartphone anymore.
On Wednesday, Apple confirmed what many customers have long suspected: The company has been slowing the performance of older iPhones. Apple says it started the practice a year ago, to compensate for battery degradation, rather than push people to upgrade their smartphones faster. But even giving that benefit of the doubt, there are plenty of better ways Apple could have accomplished the same goal without betraying customer trust.