Revealed: How hackers hacked Sony
Did the hackers use a room full of sophisticated cyber weapons to perpetrate the huge Sony hack that has been making waves for the past few weeks? Nope - and you'll be shocked at how they actually pulled it off
iPhone fans looking to score an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in time for Christmas will be happy to hear that Apple has yet again improved shipping times for iPhone orders placed on Apple.com. After improving shipping estimates twice in the past month, lowering waiting times to just three to five business days for some iPhone 6 versions, Apple is now ready to ship customers most new iPhone 6 models in just one business day. More →
Apple is a terrific company in many ways but it often does not handle criticism all that well. Although there have been times when Apple has shown a commendable willingness to own up to its mistakes — Tim Cook’s apology for the Apple Maps fiasco is one example — just as often it will get overly defensive and will insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that it hasn’t made any mistakes. Recall the company’s initial response to “Antennagate,” in which it told customers that they were holding their phones the wrong way, to get an idea of what I’m talking about. More →
The highly anticipated mutliplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians is launching later this month, but Microsoft has given us the opportunity to jump in for an early preview event this weekend. Starting today at 4:00 p.m. ET, the beta will go live and, providing there aren’t any issues, we’ll be playing for at least an hour right here on the site with an embedded stream from our Twitch channel. More →
Christmas is less than a week away. Hopefully, you’ve already finished your gift shopping, but it never hurts to have a last-minute guide to fall back on just in case you need a few extra stocking stuffers.
The sales aren’t as easy to find as they were a few weeks ago, but we managed to cobble together a selection of affordable games and accessories for every modern game console that any gamer would appreciate. More →
President Barack Obama on Friday had tough words not only for North Korea — which earlier in the day had been named by the FBI as the chief culprit in the massive hack of Sony Pictures — but also for Sony itself. In particular, Obama said that he thinks Sony “made a mistake” by pulling the film from theaters in response to threats it had received from hackers tied to the North Korean government. More →
The iPhone 6 can take stunning pictures, but that doesn’t mean the phone will do all the work for you. BostInno has put together a list of 10 essential tricks that pro photographers use to make sure their iPhones take first-rate pictures and while some are pretty obvious — most of us know to hold our phones horizontally at this point and to not use the pinch-to-zoom function unless it’s completely necessary — others really caught our attention as things we’ve never thought of before. More →
There’s a pretty good chance that if you’re an Android user, you still haven’t been given the opportunity to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. As expected, the rollout has been fairly deliberate, but there are plenty of ways to brings your phone up to date without downloading Google’s official release. More →
North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s deep investigation into the cyber attack has determined as much, and the U.S. government confirmed it publicly on Friday morning. You can read the FBI’s full statement right here. North Korea’s attack on Sony Pictures is believed to be a direct result of the studio’s upcoming movie “The Interview,” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists who conspire to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
The theatrical release of “The Interview” has now been cancelled as Sony continues to comply with several of the North Korean hackers’ demands in an attempt to prevent them from leaking additional documents that were stolen in the hack.
Now, President Barack Obama is holding a news conference to address the Sony hack and the FBI’s findings. More →
The BlackBerry Classic is definitely something of a throwback to old BlackBerry Bold models, although it definitely features much better specs and software than those smartphone relics. However, Bloomberg Businessweek has just posted a “hands on” article about the Classic that brutally trolls the device by showing it being held by a pair of bony skeletal hands, as you can see in the picture above. The message is clear: The Classic feels ancient and dead. More →
The first full year of the new generation is coming to a close. After much deliberation, I’ve settled on the ten games that stood out above all of the rest. These were the games that delighted me in 2014 — the games that I kept returning to, the ones I kept thinking about even after I’d put them back on the shelf.
I didn’t have a chance to play every game released this year, so if your favorite game didn’t make this list, it’s probably not because I hated it — I just didn’t get around to playing it.