No one seems capable of remaining neutral about the topic of sex in video games, but it's not exactly clear why that is. Ars investigates.
After a series of complications and setbacks, the Large Hadron Collider sees its first particle-particle collisions after a weekend of furious activity. While these weren't at any significant energy, the milestone marks an important step in getting the mammoth machine up and running and filling in the last space on the particle bingo card.
The induction charger for Wiimotes from Energizer needs no direct connection between the batteries and the charging station, and the charging pad is an attractive piece of hardware. The catch? Luckily, there isn't much of one.
Cyberbullying remains a problem for kids between 11 and 18, a UK-based anti-bullying group has found, and it wants social networks to step up and help with improved UIs and support services for kids in need. "I just want you to know what a fat, evil, sadistic cow you are. I want to see you suffer as slow and painful a death as possible." That's one of many messages sent to a teenager named Claire who had gotten into a disagreement over a basketball game. Another teen named Sam hanged himself after being "bombarded by cruel jibes" on Bebo over his taste in music and clothing.
Few terms have been as simultaneously hyped and reviled as "cloud computing," but there's definitely more to the phenomenon than just a buzzword and some vague talk of "efficiencies" and "agility." We've put together this short, simple introduction to cloud computing that you can send to your CIO the next time you catch him abusing "the cloud" at a meeting. There's a kind of supply-and-demand dynamic that applies to technical terms—when a few knowledgeable insiders are hoarding a word, it maintains its meaning, but when the masses get hold of it and abuse it, it's quickly emptied of value.
Supporters of dedicated servers for FPS games claim that the current system is necessary to allow for a full gaming experience. Needless to say, the recent news that dedicated servers aren't being supported in the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hasn't exactly gone over well with a lot of the computer gaming community.
With much fanfare and even a few parties, Windows 7 has arrived. In this extensive review, Peter Bright dives deep into Microsoft's new OS offering to see what's new, what's still the same, and whether it's worth upgrading.
Researchers have figured out how to recreate the environment near a black hole in order to understand the processes that cause them to emit high energy X-rays.
When Asus launched the Eee PC in 2007, we recognized that netbooks had the potential to be a major game-changer for mobile computing. Two years and several iterations later, the evolving netbook form factor is better and more compelling than ever before. Hardware vendors have found ways to deliver longer battery life, bigger displays, and more usable keyboards without compromising the mobility advantages of the little laptops.
According to the Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft will issue 13 Security Bulletins on Tuesday, and it will host a webcast to address customer questions about the bulletin the following day (October 14 at 11:00am PST, if you're interested). Eight of the vulnerabilities are rated "Critical," and the other five are marked as "Important." All of the Critical vulnerabilities earned their rating through a remote code execution impact, meaning a hacker could potentially gain control of an infected machine. At least six of the 13 patches will require a restart.
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