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Gabe Newell Joins the Top Rich List at Forbes

Valve’s top dog, Gabe Newell, is rich from both his time at Valve, and before that Microsoft. But how rich is he? Well according to Forbes’ most recent list of the 400 richest people in the country, he is number 97 on the list of wealthiest Americans. And who says playing video games doesn’t lead […]

Nissan Suspends Domestic Auto Production for Japanese Market

Nissan has officially announced that it will suspend production of all domestic vehicles sold in the Japanese market. This comes only weeks after Nissan issued a recall for all vehicles sold in the market over the past three years. The recurring problem revolves the continued final inspection and certification of vehicles being performed by individuals […]

Twitter Plans to Crack Down on Hatred and Violence

Twitter plans to implement much stricter rules regarding abusive posts and those that contain words or images of hatred and violence. Despite previous efforts to do the same, the social network has come under fire in recent months for not doing enough to protect users from abuse. In an email sent to employees, Twitter said: […]

Google Announces The Advanced Protection Program to Prevent Hacking of High Targeted Users

Google‘s new security program is designed to thwart even the most persistent hackers from accessing your account. The new service is call  The Advanced Protection Program, The service is aimed at is “high-risk” users such as movies, stars, campaign staffers, pro athletes, journalists, business leaders, and people in abusive relationships looking for safety. Now anyone with a personal […]

Hyatt Announces Breach in Payments Systems

The Hyatt hotel chain just disclosed that its payment systems were breached. The breach comes less than two years after Hyatt announced a similar intrusion in late 2015. This time, the hotel chain discovered malware on its systems that allowed hackers to access information from payment cards used at the front desk of 41 of […]

Researchers Find a Major WiFi Vulnerability

In a report by The Verge,  researchers say they’ve found a serious gap in the WPA2 security protocol that can allow hackers to use key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs) to compromise most WiFi devices. The researchers say the method allows hackers to read encrypted information transiting via WiFi, including passwords, emails, photos, credit card numbers, and more. KRACKs can access […]

Samsung Electronics’ CEO Resigns

Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO and Vice President of Samsung Electronics Corp., today announced plans to step down from his leadership role with the company. “As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to […]

Qualcomm Files Suit to Block iPhone Sales in China

Qualcomm has filed more lawsuits against Apple, this time seeking to prevent Apple from manufacturing and selling the iPhone in China. The fresh litigation was filed in an intellectual property court in Beijing. The two companies are embroiled in a series of legal battles over licensing fees. Apple insists that Qualcomm overcharges by requiring compensation […]

New Star Wars VR Experience Coming in January to Disneyland

This January, visitors to Downtown Disney will have a chance to virtually experience what it’s like going through a mission inside the Star Wars universe. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment arm, and its partner, The Void, released more information Wednesday, Oct. 11, on their new multi-sensory and hyper-reality experience called Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. […]

Google Gives $1 Billion for Jobs Training Initiatives

Google will provide $1 billion in grants over five years to help Americans acquire the skills that will be required in a job market that is changing rapidly because of technology over the next five years. Citing an Economist survey (PDF),  Google CEO Sundar Pichai told an audience in Pittsburgh on Thursday that less than half of […]

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