How hackers are revealing the hidden Pokemon Go monsters all around you

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Internet, Privacy, Smart Phones

One of Pokémon Go’s defining characteristics is that you never quite know the precise location of nearby Pokémon, since the game only gives an imprecise “radar” with general distances. A group of hackers has set out to change that situation, exploiting Pokémon Go’s server responses to create an easy-to-use map that reveals those hidden Pokémon in your immediate area.

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Google, Microsoft can’t be forced to censor “torrent” searches

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Internet, Technology

The high court of Paris has ruled that Google and Microsoft do not have to censor their search engines to remove all results involving the world “torrent” used in conjunction with the names of three French musicians. The French music producers’ association “Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique” (SNEP) had sought a court order to force the US companies to remove results for searches pairing the word “torrent” with the artists’ names, which they claimed directed users to pirate sites.

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Nintendo’s Classic Mini is a tiny NES with 30 games

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Fun Stuff

That dusty old NES in your attic might be rife with nostalgic memories, but it’s a pain to drag out of its box whenever you get the hankering for a rousing game of Super Mario Bros. 3. Nintendo totally gets it, as well as the fact that you might want something a little more convenient to enjoy your classic games. Enter the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, a mini replica of the original console.

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