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Modders Heck and Sawyer team to create synced game controllers

Modders Heck and Sawyer team to create synced game controllers

Ben Heck is one of those guys that is always modding something to work in ways it was never meant to. The latest project from The Ben Heck Show had Heck teaming with with another Ben - Ben Sawyer. The duo worked on a cool new controller system for the Games for Health Project that will allow parent-child interaction within a game. The controllers take multiple players to a new level by allowing two controllers to share input at one time on games.

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The Daily Slash: May 6, 2011

The Daily Slash: May 6, 2011

Behold a fine few days of wonder! This edition of The Daily Slash I'd like to take you on a journey of the more important (or otherwise featured) items we've had happen this week. There's been an above-average amount of hands-on opportunities this week, and I want to make sure you don't miss a single one of them. Then there's the ongoing epic with Sony and their gaming network (hacks galore!) some fresh new earth-shattering games for Android, and oh my goodness, a whole new generation of iMac for your personal enjoyment. So very large!

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LastPass hacked, users warned to change master passwords

LastPass hacked, users warned to change master passwords

LastPass is a service for users that is free and adds a browser extension that is supposed to remember all the passwords a user has for various passwords on websites and other things online. The LastPass company has announced that the service was apparently hacked by outside sources and that an unspecified amount of data was transferred away from the servers.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Monday bought with it news that Nintendo was set to unveil a replacement for the Wii console at E3 this summer. The console itself is due to land for purchase sometime next year according to reports. The biggest story of the week has been the Sony PSN outage. Sony admitted that the Dev accounts and user accounts were hacked by outside sources.

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YouTube Boots Anonymous

YouTube Boots Anonymous

Anonymous has been picking up operations in the wake of WikiLeaks. They are known for spreading their doctrinal messages through YouTube. Today, the folks over at YouTube said, "enough is enough" and pulled the three videos for Operation Sony, Operation Sony Update and Operation Black Out citing Terms of Service violations. Operation Black Out is the most recent video posted by the international hacktivist collective. They voiced their position regarding New Zealand's new copyright legislation, the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. Does this have anything to do with Anon finally turning their Low Orbit Ion Cannons aka LOIC toward a national entity?

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Vatican says, “Hacking is A-OK”

Vatican says, “Hacking is A-OK”

Father Antonio Spadero wrote an article for the Civilta Cattolica that lauds the spirit of hacking. Hackers were vilified in the media during the 1990s. Because of that treatment the word hacker took on a different meaning as it spread into the common vernacular. This popular usage made hacker synonymous with computer criminal. Today, this is changing, and this article stands by the original, correct, and untarnished meaning of the word.

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Microsoft Opens Kinect SDK Up To Hackers

Microsoft Opens Kinect SDK Up To Hackers

Microsoft has proved their support of the "backyard" modding community today. News has just come out that the company will release the Kinect SDK for personal use this March. It will initially only be for non-commercial use. A follow-up commercial SDK has been outed as launching "later", possibly this Fall.

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