Internet trolls, bullies, and other ne'er-do-wells could face longer jail sentences in the United Kingdom, if an amendment on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill passes Parliament. Presently, Internet trolls and bullies face up to six months in jail for harassment that takes place online or over the phone, but with the amendment, that number would increase to two years.
Software giant Microsoft and the police take the theft of trade secrets very seriously. A former Microsoft employee named Alex Kibkalo has been arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets from Microsoft having to do with Windows 8. Kibkalo was a senior architect at Microsoft in the past.
The New Taipei District Office has announced the detainment of Henry Wang under an investigation into allegations of insider trading. The Wall Street Journal reports Wang as a "longtime spokesman" for Acer Inc., which has been hit repeatedly by the decrease in computer sales. Wang is being detained for two months.
Anyone who grew up in the 80's or has a penchant for 80's action movies will remember Arnie in his glory days. Back when he was ripped and destroyed anything and everything while spouting one-liners that are some of the most memorable in movies. Arnold now has a new plan that will help raise money for a charity he supports and part of the plan came from an idea on reddit.
Our Titanfall Review is nearly 5000 words long. It’s not your everyday average game review, and not something you’re likely to read the entirety of unless you’re either seriously torn about the game or you’re overly-obsessed. What we’re doing here in the aftermath of that article’s release is taking you down a slightly easier-to-digest path, a sort of "Titanfall for the Gamer on the Go", if you will.
A privacy advocate group has asked regulators at the Federal Trade Commission to put the kibosh on Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for a while. It seems they want to get a better idea of just what Facebook intends to do with the private data of WhatsApps existing members. Though WhatsApps has been adverse to collecting data for the sake of advertising, Facebook may not be.
It’s nearly time for the game Watch Dogs to hit the market - May 27th it’ll be out - and this week two relatively major revelations have appears in the wild. One comes from a mere tweet - Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has spoken up on multiplayer for the game, confirming a rumor that the title will work with 8-players at once in an "open world free roam" environment - that much is true. With games like Titanfall also rolling with 8 players - but with a massive amount of AI components besides - it’ll be interesting to see how the multiplayer / single-player split continues to develop.
This week the Samsung Galaxy S5 was introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2014. There we were allowed to get up close and personal with the machine at a variety of angles: one of them was centered on the camera, while another (the one you’re looking at now), took a very basic stab at experiencing the new user interface. Here we start with the settings, this bit showing us what Samsung meant when they first teased the event beck on February 11th.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that a new film in the Star Wars franchise is in the works. What we know now is that the script for the new film is complete. It remains unclear exactly which actors from the original trilogy will be involved. Mark Hamill said last month that his return in the franchise was undecided.