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Malware Museum shows how past viruses were creative, artful

Malware Museum shows how past viruses were creative, artful

Today's viruses make your heart ache with sorrow and stress. Yesteryear's viruses sometimes made your heart ache from laughter. While still relatively destructive during their time period, the malware of previous decades showed one thing that is lost upon today's cybercriminals: a sense of humor. Thanks to the Internet Archive, however, those can now be relived, or reviled if you were a victim, showcasing the viruses prevalent during the 80s and 90s, in all their animated pixel art glory. Without the damaging virus itself, of course.

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iPhone 5se rumored to ditch Rose Gold for Hot Pink

iPhone 5se rumored to ditch Rose Gold for Hot Pink

Just when you thought the rumor dust around the 4-inch iPhone has more or less settled a month before it is finally revealed, here comes a new one that could tickle some pink, pardon the pun. Apparently, according to a third party accessory maker in Japan, the upcoming iPhone 5se, whose name still isn't final of course, will come in three color option of Silver, Space Gray, and Pink. What's that you say? No Rose Gold? Apparently so. And it might seem that regular Gold might be missing as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to return to the UK, Galaxy S7 edge+ out

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to return to the UK, Galaxy S7 edge+ out

The Galaxy S7 isn't even out yet, but here we are talking about the Galaxy Note 6 and Galaxy S6 edge+ already. The pair isn't even expected to appear until later this year at IFA 2016, but already they might be introducing heartaches, at least for those in the UK. Perhaps reeling from the "business decision" they made last year, Samsung is now rumored to be bringing the Galaxy Note 6 to the UK this time around. But in exchange, Samsung might actually be killing of the Galaxy S7 edge+ entirely.

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New X-Men, Captain America trailers kick off at Super Bowl

New X-Men, Captain America trailers kick off at Super Bowl

While the Super Bowl is always a time for football fans to root for their favorite teams, matches aren't the only battles going on in the stadium. It has also been an opportunity to fight for people's attention, affection, and even money. Like these trailers for two movies, for example. While both have their roots in Marvel's hallways, only one is technically and legally Marvel's baby. But only one really offers us something new to drool upon. Presenting the Super Bowl's unveiling of the new trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.

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Google Android VR tipped to take on Oculus, Samsung Gear VR

Google Android VR tipped to take on Oculus, Samsung Gear VR

Google already has one foot in the virtual reality train but Cardboard is more like a tentative, hobbyist contraption more than a serious, longer lasting consumer product. Well, that is about to change, according to the usual people familiar with the matter. Google is allegedly working on a new virtual headset along with an accompanying "Android VR" platform, that will also use smartphones as the display and processing power. In other words, it will be a direct jab at Samsung's Gear VR, jointly made with Oculus, now part of Google's rival Facebook.

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Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact now in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact now in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Nearly half a year since it introduced its new flagship smartphones to the world, Sony is finally bringing at least two out of three of them to the US market. That's right, the time has come for the Sony Xperia Z5 and its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, to come to the shores. Toting high end specs, they come with Sony's usual entourage of features like two-day battery life with STAMINA mode, PS4 Remote Play, and a competitive main camera. This is definitely Sony's latest. Whether they're the greatest, you'll have to read the fine print a bit.

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Blue Origin shares rocket point of view from historic landing

Blue Origin shares rocket point of view from historic landing

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has been busy setting records over the last few months when it comes to successfully landing re-usable rockets, only to launch and land them again. There's already been plenty of videos published of the private space agency's New Shepard rocket making its landings, but this week they shared one more, this time with a unique perspective: the landing shot from a camera on the rocket itself.

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NASA Juno spacecraft adjusts course for July 4 Jupiter arrival

NASA Juno spacecraft adjusts course for July 4 Jupiter arrival

NASA has announced that adjustments had been made this week to the course of its Juno spacecraft, which is on its way to the planet Jupiter. On Wednesday, the space agency carried out an "engine burn," firing the spacecraft's thrusters to put it on track to arrive at the solar system's largest planet on July 4th of this year. The solar-powered Juno is now roughly 425 million miles from Earth, and only 51 million miles from its destination.

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Dubuc Tomahawk all-electric supercar promised for 2017 debut

Dubuc Tomahawk all-electric supercar promised for 2017 debut

When we last heard from Quebec, Canada-based automotive start-up Dubuc Motors, it was late 2013 and their sharp-looking Tomahawk was a kit car that made use of a Corvette engine. Fast-forward to the present, and the Tomahawk is an all-electric supercar to be built in North America and see its first release in 2017. Dubuc is ambitious, aiming for the Tomahawk to take the place of the discontinued Tesla Roadster, but with other EV start-ups promising their own supercar contenders, they may soon be facing a crowded market.

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Facebook usage increases with sleep deprivation, says study

Facebook usage increases with sleep deprivation, says study

Is your amount of Facebook usage going up recently? It might be because you're not getting enough sleep. Researchers at the University of California Irvine have conducted a study recently that shows a direct connection between sleep deprivation and spending more time on Facebook. Now, this isn't the same as frequently being on Facebook leading to poor sleep patterns, but rather the opposite.

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AltspaceVR brings its social platform to Samsung Gear VR

AltspaceVR brings its social platform to Samsung Gear VR

AltspaceVR is an interesting take on making the virtual reality experience a more social, shared one between friends. One way to think of it is like a Second Life, the online shared world where people can customize avatars and personal spaces, but updated for the future of virtual reality. Now entering the world of AltspaceVR has become a lot more mobile friendly, as their app has come to the Samsung Gear VR.

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