Last Episode of The Colbert Report

Video: This is the last ever episode of The Colbert Report

By on December 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM.

Video: This is the last ever episode of The Colbert Report

For the past ten years, the most conservative man on television has delighted liberals all across the United States. No, not Bill O’Reilly — I’m talking about Stephen Colbert, one of the most beloved TV characters of the past decade. Colbert was the foil to Jon Stewart’s level-headedness, and his show has been a beacon of (in)sanity for a decade. But it’s time to move on.

10 seasons after its inception, The Colbert Report is finally over, and you can watch the final episode right now. More →

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How Hackers Hacked Sony

How hackers hacked Sony

How hackers hacked Sony

By on December 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

As data continues to pour out from the massive data heist suffered by Sony recently, much of the recent media coverage has included speculation regarding how the attackers might have gained access to Sony’s internal network and stolen all of that data. Confidential documents, emails and internal memos were all taken in the attack, and even studio materials like unreleased scripts and full-length movies were stolen.

It’s easy to imagine a room full of shady hackers surrounded by high-tech gear working tirelessly to penetrate Sony’s cyber defenses, having used a wide range of complex digital tools that are practically unrecognizable to most of us. But an investigation has revealed that the reality is far less dramatic.

In fact, it turns out the hackers used a shockingly simple method to gain access to Sony’s private network. More →

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Verizon vs. Netflix Interconnection Deals

Verizon says it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees no matter what the FCC decides

By on December 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Verizon says it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees no matter what the FCC decides

Verizon earlier this week told the FCC in a filing that it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees, Ars Technica reports, no matter what the Commission decides in the future when it comes to net neutrality. More →

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3DAround Download

New app lets you take awesome interactive 3D photos with your iPhone – and it’s free

By on December 19, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

New app lets you take awesome interactive 3D photos with your iPhone – and it’s free

3D photography is a very cool area of tech that is getting increasingly popular, but there’s a pretty sizable barrier right now. In order to capture 3D imagery, you need to buy dedicated 3D scanning hardware that is often quite expensive, and most people don’t want to be bothered with it. That will continue to be the case for some time when it comes to complex 3D imaging, but a new app from Swiss software company Dacuda adds very cool 3D imaging capabilities to your iPhone.

And the best part is that a beta version of the company’s new app is available today, and it’s completely free to download. More →

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BlackBerry Q3 2015 Earnings

The Waterloo miracle? BlackBerry ekes out tiny profit in Q3 2015

By on December 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM.

The Waterloo miracle? BlackBerry ekes out tiny profit in Q3 2015

One year ago, BlackBerry was in truly retched shape. Now, though, it looks like the company has stopped the bleeding. BlackBerry on Friday reported its fiscal Q3 2015 earnings and the company posted a profit of $0.01 per share, which significantly beat the consensus estimate of a loss of $0.16 per share and was a vast improvement over the disastrous loss of $0.67 per share that the company posted a year ago. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Hackers

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

By on December 19, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

The cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures might have been just a rehearsal for a certain hacker group from North Korea, Reuters reports, as the country’s elite army of hackers might be working on more complex operations against more important targets in rival states. Though not confirmed to be responsible for the massive Sony hack, North Korea is currently the main suspect, according to recent reports. More →

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Best 3D Printing Products Kipstr

Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

By on December 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

We’ve all wanted to watch a show or movie late at night and missed the end of it because we were just so exhausted and fell asleep… but it doesn’t have to be that way for long. 3ders informs us that there’s a new 3D printed digital wristband that’s able to tell when you’ve fallen asleep and then instruct your DVR to start recording whatever you’re watching. More →

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Minecraft Story Mode Telltale Games

We finally have details on the next Minecraft game – and it’s nothing like the original

By on December 18, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

We finally have details on the next Minecraft game – and it’s nothing like the original

From the first alpha all the way up to its most recent update, Minecraft has never stopped growing. To this very day, Mojang is still consistently improving upon and adding to what has become one of the biggest games of the decade, but people still want to know what’s next. We finally have an answer… sort of. More →

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How To Fight Internet Trolls

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

By on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

Trolls are a staple of Internet culture but recently some Internet users have taken to exposing some of the very worst offenders who do things that go beyond run-of-the-mill online cruelty, such as sending out rape threats. Technology Review has written a lengthy profile of Swedish journalist Robert Aschberg, who tracks down some of the most vile trolls on the web and then publicly shames them by reading back things they wrote online. More →

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Xbox One and VR: Microsoft

Forget the Xbox One, this is how Microsoft plans to reinvent gaming hardware next year

By on December 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Forget the Xbox One, this is how Microsoft plans to reinvent gaming hardware next year

The Xbox One is definitely one of the most important products in Microsoft’s lineup, but the company might also be interested in offering gamers a different kind of gameplay experience in the near future. More →

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Canada vs. Apple: iPhone

Canada is investigating Apple over possible shady dealings with carriers

By on December 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Canada is investigating Apple over possible shady dealings with carriers

The Canadian Competition Bureau wants to have a closer look at Apple’s contracts with local carriers, as it’s interested in whether or not they contain any special clauses that might harm competition in the region. Reuters reports that the Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday agreed to order Apple to turn over all such documents to the Competition Bureau. More →

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