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Researchers called this the "largest known Apple account theft caused by malware."

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Get ready to boldly go where no Jedi has gone before in this video from WatchMojo that tries to settle the "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek" showdown once and for all.

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Apple is expected to unveil a new version of the Apple TV next week, and it's supposed to start getting into gaming. According to 9to5Mac, the Apple TV will begin supporting Bluetooth game controllers that are about as capable as what you'd use to control a console. The report says that the Apple TV will support pressure-sensitive buttons, joysticks, and basic motion control — that's nothing out of the ordinary, but it's enough to play more than the casual games that currently work best on iOS. It's likely that these controllers will be made by third parties, not Apple.

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The United States is considering economic sanctions against Chinese firms and individuals that profited from cyber attacks on American targets, a senior administration official said Monday. "The administration is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to confront such actors," the official said.

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For the first time, Samsung will be launching a wearable while a device from key rival Apple is available. But don't count Samsung out yet.

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A new security approach built into the Snapdragon 820 chip next year will provide protection from zero-day and other malware attacks.

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Microsoft's 'Project Sonar' service, which analyzes millions of potential exploit and malware samples in virtual machines, may be available to users outside the company in the not-too-distant future.

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The Disney Infinity games have always been filled with promise. From the first release in 2013, the premise has been appetizing for Disney fans: combine characters from properties ranging from The Incredibles to Pirates of the Caribbean, and throw them together in a virtual toy box where you can essentially build whatever you like. Unfortunately, across its first two releases, the Infinity series has left much to be desired — it can be needlessly complicated, and the actual game elements aren't always that fun. Disney Infinity games are essentially divided into two main sections: the creative toy box, where you can build your own game using all kinds of tools and toys, and play sets, story-driven campaigns based on a specific Disney property.

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Most people, I think it’s fair to say, have something of a love/hate relationship with claw machines. Typically overflowing with plush stuffed animals and even some nifty gadgets from time to time, mastering a claw machine seems easy but, more often than not, leads to endless frustration. Now you might know someone who claims to be a claw machine master. Perhaps you even fancy yourself something of a claw machine sensei. Alas, skill has a lot less to do with successfully landing that stuffed animal than you think. In short, claw machines are rigged. DON’T MISS: What it’s like to spend a week using both the Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6 Plus Vox recently took a look at the software that

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"We all know an app is meaningless without a device to get access to it anytime, anywhere," said VMware's president and COO.

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Do you remember the exact moment at which you found yourself overwhelmed by the character of Justin Bieber, Prodigal Son at last night's MTV Video Music Awards? Was it the second where Bieber disappeared into a dark crowd, letting a canned voice-over about his "journey" wash over the audience like some redemptive wave? What about the lingering shot of Bieber sobbing post-performance, trying to find his composure while host / glittery hellion Miley Cyrus yammered on about defiling his person?

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As a general rule, those that work in horror don’t get a ton of respect. Part of it’s the B-movie ghetto of the genre itself; part of it’s the indelicate work of plumbing the subconscious. Allowing people to confront the cruel, grisly truths of life through storytelling is an essential form of catharsis, but it doesn’t necessarily make for polite dinner conversation. ...

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Being stuck in an office five days a week for at least eight hours a day doesn’t necessarily make you more productive, as there are plenty of ways to pretend you’re working when you really aren’t. In fact, it looks like more and more companies have come to realize that their employees might be better off working four-day work weeks since they’ll still be able to get the job done in spite of taking more personal time. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: Leaked pricing paints grim picture for your wallet “I do more than 40 hours a week of work, but it may not be on the ‘typical’ office schedule,” an editor, who’s paid $75 per hour even

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Destiny's biggest expansion yet, The Taken King, is almost here, and there's no better way to celebrate than with some Led Zeppelin. The expansion's latest trailer shows off some of what you can expect from the new content pack, and it does so to the tune of "Black Dog." This isn't the first time Destiny has paired with Led Zeppelin — Bungie did something similar for a live-action trailer around the original game's launch. The Taken King is launching on September 15th.

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The extramarital-dating site boasts that hundreds of thousands of new members have joined despite a cyberattack that exposed customer data.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

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India has some concerns about Google's search practices. According to The Economic Times, India's competition regulator has filed a report accusing Google of rigging its search results in a way that favors Google's own properties, as well as third parties paying for ad spots within the results. The Competition Commission of India is said to have found that Google is ranking its own websites above the websites of competitors, even when its competitors do more traffic and should seemingly be give higher placement. The commission also takes issue with Google's search results placing advertised links above links that are more relevant, which seems like more of a disagreement over how advertising should work.

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Trying to snooze in a cramped airline seat? You can use this pillow that cradles your face and keeps you from drooling on your neighbor.

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The 2015 Nexus 5 is likely going to be an exciting device for Android fans looking to run Marshmallow as soon as possible after release and without any kind of OEM and/or carrier customization. After a variety of leaks pretty much revealed everything there is to know about the new Google handset, a new report seems to reinforce them, but it suggests that the new Nexus handset will be a “sub-flagship” device. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: Leaked pricing paints grim picture for your wallet That’s not a bad thing, considering what the new Nexus 5 is expected to pack under the hood. In fact, this might be further indication that the newest Nexus won’t burn a hole in

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The software company unveiled its own new turnkey solution designed for VMware's new Photon Platform that was also introduced to the world on Monday.

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Embattled dating-for-cheaters website Ashley Madison insisted Monday that a massive hack and release of user data had not affected the site's prospects, with hundreds of thousands of new members -- including real women. Parent company Avid Life Media rejected an analysis by tech new site Gizmodo suggesting that most of the infidelity site's supposed 5.5 million female members were actually fake accounts, or created by automatic "bots". "Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated," Avid Life Media, which is based in Toronto, said in a statement.

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When Sony announced Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's delay into 2016, all we knew was that it was expected to launch sometime in the spring. Today, we finally have a proper date: the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be available on March 18th. A Thief's End will be the first game in the series designed for the PS4, and it's arguably the biggest exclusive the PS4 has at the moment. The game will once again see Nathan Drake embarking on all kinds of Indiana Jones-esque adventure, only this time with better graphics. ...

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