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Amazon has launched a new game engine named Lumberyard — and it's giving it away for free. The engine is "deeply integrated" with both Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud computing platform, and Twitch, the video streaming site it bought for $970 million in 2014. The move is typical Amazon, bringing the company benefits at a number of different levels, and making third parties dependent on its services.

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Researchers say the long-standing Poseidon malware boutique is blackmailing businesses through the theft of sensitive data.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.

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By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year seeks $19 billion for cyber security across the U.S. government, a surge of $5 billion over this year, according to senior administration officials. The request comes as the Obama administration has struggled to address the growing risk posed by criminals and nation states in the digital world. The request for a cash infusion is the latest signal from the White House that it intends to make cyber security a top priority in the last year of Obama’s presidency.

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Ava DuVernay might have turned down the offer to direct Marvel's Black Panther, but that doesn't mean the Selma director has necessarily turned her back on big summer movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DuVernay is being offered the chance to direct Intelligent Life, a "sci-fi thriller" about a UN worker that falls in love with an alien, to be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. The movie's script has already been written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his regular writing partner Derek Connolly, while Lupita Nyong'o — fresh off the back of a heavily computer-generated appearance in The Force Awakens — is reportedly in talks to play the alien at the center of the movie. DuVernay is also linked to Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, a film adaptation of the children's book by Madelein L'Engle, but The Hollywood Reporter says the director has space in her schedule to do both movies.

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Continuing the company's quest to own all aspects of retail and customer service, Amazon has just launched a sommelier service in Japan to help give wine-buying advice over the phone. Amazon Sommelier is only available in Japanese and can be used from 12PM to 5PM on weekdays.

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On Tuesday, VMware announced Workspace ONE, Horizon 7, and Horizon Air. Here's how the products will enable an increasingly digital workforce.

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VMware's Workspace One effort aims to consolidate the multiple acronyms needed to manage enterprise mobility.

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The latest tvOS beta issued to developers on Monday has introduced a long awaited feature to the new Apple TV: voice dictation. One of our biggest complaints with the fourth-generation Apple TV at launch was text entry. The fact that the video streamer supported Siri but didn’t support dictation for quick search box completion and user account entry seemed bizarre.

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The latest tvOS beta issued to developers on Monday has introduced a long awaited feature to the new Apple TV: voice dictation. One of our biggest complaints with the fourth-generation Apple TV at launch was text entry. The fact that the video streamer supported Siri but didn’t support dictation for quick search box completion and user account entry seemed bizarre.

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Instagram have announced that starting this week, users will now be able to view more than one account on the same device. 

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National Australia Bank is nearing the end of its six-year-long Nextgen technology project, with plans to roll out the final piece, its Personal Banking Origination Platform, by the end of the year.

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Years before fans said George Lucas ruined Star Wars with The Phantom Menace, they were berating him for ruining Star Wars in a whole different way — with Special Editions of Episodes IV, V, and VI that infamously added unnecessary CGI, changed dialogue, and reworked entire scenes. Star Wars fans clamored for years to get official re-releases of the original cuts of the movie, but when they finally saw the light of day as DVD features in 2006 they looked shoddy against the Special Editions, having been sourced from non-anamorphic video captured from LaserDiscs released in the early 1990s. The Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions are fan-edited versions of the original three movies, put together from a number of sources — including original theatrical prints — by the mysterious "Harmy." Yesterday marked the latest release in the project, a "Despecialized" version 2.5 of Return of the Jedi that winds back the various changes made to Episode VI by Lucasarts over the past 33 years.

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Micron21 is preparing to deliver DDoS protection as a service to its global network, which will be hosted from its Melbourne-based datacentre from July.

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Today's Telstra outage occurred due to human error in handling a mobile node going down, the COO has disclosed.

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The government has reported back on its open data policy, saying it could add between AU$500 million and AU$25 billion to the Australian economy.

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After a prolonged silence on Creative Cloud's digital asset-management tool, Adobe's finally started the process of rebuilding Bridge.

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You might think Derek Zoolander and Hansel are just stupid male models who don't pay attention to world events and politics. But it turns out they’re pretty well informed. They know there’s a presidential election coming up and they can totally explain the fashion behind it. Furthermore, they’re very much aware that Donald Trump came in second place at the Iowa “couscous,” and they recently joined the Internet in mocking him. DON’T MISS: The 10 best Super Bowl commercials of 2016 (and the one worst Super Bowl ad) In a sketch for SNL’s Weekend Update on Saturday, Ben Stiller (Zoolander) and Owen Wilson (Hansel) appeared on the show as their  Zoolander 2 characters . “We’re not here to talk

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