As if lose USB drives with the potential for spyware and malware are not bad enough, some mad genius decided to build a USB device that is technically capable of doing damage to the hardware components of most modern computers. The device was custom built by a guy named Dark Purple and consists of a DC to DC converter and a capacitor bank. There is some control logic to this so that the capacitor bank know when to send the death note to the system it is plugged in to.
I do not know if it just me or if there is something else happening, but there seems to be a lot of “long awaited” games getting the axe because they are just not good enough. The latest in the recent string of titles is Prey 2. Although this one will come as no surprise considering the history of problems with the game and comments made from publishers and developers, it is still interesting considering some of the other projects that have been cut suddenly.
Every now and then you see a game developer/publisher really push the limits when it comes to the goodies they are willing to pack into a game. We have seen everything from personal drones to night vision goggles in some kits. Now the latest Call of Duty will feature some pretty impressive gear including mockups of two of the weapons used in the game.
GTA fans might have something to look forward to in November if a recent rumor turns out to be true. According to UK retailer Gameseek, the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series will be hitting the streets on November 7th 2014. This is not that far off and ties in with a few other items that have been floating around about the game.
After taking something of a beating in the news the other day with the revelation of locked features in Watchdogs, Ubisoft is back in the news today. However, today’s news is both good and bad for them. This time the title in question is Far Cry 4. Apparently Ubisoft is very fond of the current next gen consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and found them to be a great benefit when developing Far Cry 4.
Deep Silver and Crytek have announced a follow on to the game Homefront. Called Homefront: The Revolution the game is expected to hit next generation consoles and the PC sometime in 2015. The story fast forwards you four years after the invasion of the US by North Korea. The original Homefront was published by the now gone THQ.
According to a document which was obtained and published by the team from Myce.com , one can glimpse the expected release date of Windows 9. This is a leak of an internal Microsoft document setting out the plans of the company for the future, and among them is the info that Windows 9 will arrive on the market during the second or third quarter of next year, at least the Preview version. We have also learned that the product is currently in alpha stage of development.
The development of the upcoming Watch Dogs has come to an end and the game is finally sent to duplication so it can arrive on time to the shops around the world - Ubisoft has confirmed this on the official blog by dismissing the slightest possibility of further delays.
The development team Red Barrels has announced that on May 6 they will launch Outlast: Whistleblower, new extras for a horror title Outlast. Whistleblower allows gamers to play the role of Waylon Park, engineer connected with the events in the original, which will be included in this DLC to further clarify what really happened at the asylum.
Lenovo shortly before the official launch on its website published details of upcoming 10 inch tablet from the ThinkPad line. Tablet will join the acclaimed ThinkPad 8. ThinkPad 10 will have a 1.6-GHz Atom processor, will be equipped with a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, and the screen will have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.