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Hacker exploits printer Web interface to install, run Doom

Firmware update flaw makes it easy to spy on printed docs, break in to networks.

8 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Julian Assange on Snowden parallels, disliking Google, and "inevitable" freedom

WikiLeaks man talks with Ars—new book may reveal more about him than its subject.

2 hours ago from Arstechnica

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When it comes to digital games, Microsoft's not playing around

Many on Wall Street thought Microsoft ought to exit the game business, but since taking over as CEO, Satya Nadella has taken the opposite tack. Here's why.

37 minutes ago from CNET

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Microsoft to preview next version of Windows Sept. 30

Microsoft will show off some of the enterprise-focused Windows Threshold features at an invitation-only event in San Francisco at the end of this month.

6 hours ago from CNET

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Apple sends OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 out to testers

New build comes two days before the public release of iOS 8.

8 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Five questions about Minecraft

A closer look at the game Microsoft acquired for $2.5 billion.        

6 hours ago from USA today

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

11 hours ago from CNET

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Minecraft bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn; creator 'Notch' says: 'I'm not a symbol'

Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Mojang, the Swedish studio behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion (£1.5bn).

5 hours ago from The Independent

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Making drones more customizable

A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for multiple ...

Fri 12 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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