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Stephen Hawking: ‘With Brexit and Trump we are witnessing a global revolt against experts’

26 Mar
Hawking appeared as a hologram at a conference in Hong Kong to talk about Brexit, Trump and more.

Germany warded off two cyberattacks by Russian hacking group Fancy Bear in 2016

26 Mar
"Germany remains in danger in the cyber arena since we are highly digitised," a top German official said.

Nasa takes first step toward laser-powered high-speed ‘internet of the sky’

26 Mar
Nasa's long-term project is aimed at boosting communications technology for future missions to the moon and Mars and beyond.

Uber grounds entire self-driving car fleet following a serious crash in Arizona

26 Mar
The collision is the latest in a series of PR crises surrounding Uber.

Apple wins patent case in China as court overturns iPhone sale ban

26 Mar
Apple was ordered to stop selling iPhones last year after a patent infringement complaint was logged against it.

How to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy smartphone

25 Mar

Samsung’s mobile payment service is now available in 12 markets across the globe.

Twitter gleefully reacts to GOP’s Trumpcare failure with hysterical memes

25 Mar
President Trump blamed Democrats for the failed healthcare bill.

Nostalgic Google Talk to shut down and be replaced with Hangouts

25 Mar
Google also announced that it would replace SMS on Android devices with Android messages.

Galaxy Note 4 getting major software update with optmised battery life

25 Mar
The firmware includes latest security patches from Google and Samsung.

Trump’s treasury secretary on threat of robots taking jobs: ‘It’s not even on our radar’

25 Mar
A recent PwC report estimated that AI and robots could take nearly 38% jobs in the US, 30% in the UK.

Mass Effect Andromeda review: BioWare’s beloved sci-fi series awakens from cryo-sleep flawed but still enjoyable

25 Mar
Expectations have been sky-high for the return of one of gaming's greatest sci-fi series.

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints

25 Mar
Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate dinosaurs.

Uber manager tries to defend company by telling female recruit ‘sexism is systemic in tech’

25 Mar
The news comes as the ride-hailing service is facing a series of issues over the past few months.

WikiLeaks: Apple’s fix for CIA DarkMatter hacks is ‘duplicitous’

25 Mar
WikiLeaks claims that the CIA upgraded on its DerStarke malware loader to infect Apple products.

London attack: Facebook and Google pulled up for failing to curb extremist content

25 Mar

Online publications also criticised for failing to investigate propaganda material available online.

1.4 million Illinois job seekers’ personal information potentially compromised in major hack

25 Mar

The news comes days after Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled a $1bn state-wide cybersecurity plan.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe videos show off Battle Modes Piranha Plants vs Spies, Balloon Battle, more

24 Mar

A few videos giving you a look at the main Battle Modes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have been released.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe modes you see below in Switch include the new Piranha Plants vs Spies mode, Bob-omb Blast, Balloon Battle, Coin Runners and Shine Thief. All are super-short clips, and are without sound (thanks, Siliconera).

An overview video for the modes was released earlier this month along with a set of screenshots.

Balloon Battle

Bob-omb Blast

Coin Runners

Piranha Plants vs. Spies

Shine Thief

When the game releases on Switch next month, every track and kart from the Wii U version, including all the previously released DLC, will be available in-game. It comes with five additional characters bringing the total to 42. It will also include new karts inspired by Splatoon, the ability to hold two items at once, the new Smart Steering control option, and more.

Battle mode has also been revamped, and can be played both locally and online, across eight Battle courses.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches in stores and Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch on April 28 for $59.99, or your regional equivalent.

At launch, the Joy-Con Wheel accessory will also be made available at $14.99, or regional equivalent, for a set of two.

GTA 5: here’s a look at how the Liberty City map modding project is coming along

24 Mar

The crew responsible for the OpenIV toolkit has provided a new look at its GTA 5 mod that adds Liberty City to the map.

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The team isn’t recreating the GTA 4 version of Liberty City, it’s just adding the map to GTA 5. But thanks to the OpenIV system, it will look lovely, of course. You can see more of the current state of the mod over on the gtaforums and the OpenIV website.

Liberty City in GTA V was revealed in January, and the first beta is expected sometime this spring.

Those who wish to participate in the beta, or who plan to download the mod upon release, will need to own GTA 4 or Episodes from Liberty City for it to work in GTA 5. They will also need to have the converter tool and OpenIV installed on their PC.

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Once available, GTA 5 players will only need to hop on a plane and fly to Liberty City in order to drive down all the streets and visit various sites familiar to GTA 4 players.

Hit up the links to get a better look at the mod and for more information.

Get to know Google Maps’ top 7 hidden features, tips and tricks

24 Mar
How to make the most out of Google's must-have app with these seven essential tricks.

Splatoon 2 Global Testfire: Dates, times, maps and modes for Nintendo Switch multiplayer test

24 Mar
Play Nintendo's hit family-friendly shooter for free this weekend.