Monthly archives: October, 2017

Atari’s new console does much more than just video games

Atari has released more details about its upcoming video game console — and it’s a long way from the pioneering 2600 model that made Atari famous in the 1970s. The forthcoming Ataribox, whose retro body will be encased in “real wood,” will run on a Linux-based operating system and promises “a full PC experience for the TV” …

Nintendo hints at Game Boy Classic with trademark filing

Nintendo has got a very busy year ahead of it. Alongside a continued push to sell more Switch consoles and 3DS handhelds, the Japanese company is trying to keep up with demand for the SNES Classic. Then, next summer the NES Classic is set to be re-releasedputting renewed pressure on Nintendo’s production lines. But what comes after that? As AnimeNewsNetwork reports, …

Russia tried to use Pokemon Go to stoke racial tensions in the US

Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics and society ahead of the 2016 presidential election keeps getting weirder. The Kremlin-backed campaign of so-called fake news employed targeted Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google ads to sow division and exacerbate political and racial tensions in the country. While the tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google will be dragged …

‘Pokemon Go’ Halloween event adds new Gen 3 Pokemon and a special Pikachu

After months of rumors, leaks and anticipation, new Pokemon are finally coming to Pokemon Go this weekend. On Thursday, Niantic officially announced the Halloween 2017 in-game event, which will introduce Sableye, Banette and other Ghost-type Pokemon from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire to the world of Pokemon Go. While only a few Generation 3 Pokemon will be added to the game during the …

Tech treasure in your attic? Here’s a quick guide

You might want to take another look at that computer gathering dust in your attic. Auction house Bonhams has curated a list of ten “antique” technology gadgets, “whose value often goes unnoticed by owners,” according to home services app Handy, which commissioned the initiative as a guide for Americans to spot valuable pieces of technology …

How to wipe your hard drive

Are you selling or giving away your computer? You may have already deleted personal files and information, or you may have reinstalled or reset Windows, thereby erasing your private data. Either way, you’re not quite done. There’s one important action you should take before you say goodbye to your old friend. And that’s wiping your …

Supercomputer set to launch on space station mission

A supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be on board a SpaceX spacecraft when it launches on a resupply mission to the International Space Station Monday. The computer will be used in a year-long high-performance computing experiment during its time in orbit. The Spaceborne Computer will be in the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that is …

Millions of Pornhub users may have been spied on following hack

A cybersecurity firm has confirmed Pornhub was affected by a malicious software (malware) for more than a year and may have affected millions of the adult website’s subscribers. Proofpoint, the cybersecurity firm, said in an Oct. 6 report it discovered the virus, dubbed Kovter, had been hiding in the website’s advertisements, the Kansas City Star reported. Pornhub …