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  • Aston Martin DBX SUV could pack a V12

    13 August 2017 11:28 PM 23

    The SUV from Gaydon might not be electric only after all. A new report from Autibild, citing a report by Wales Online, the new Aston Martin DBX could offer up to five different engine configurations. As a reminder, the concept exclusively featured an electric powertrain. Choices for the source of kilowatts likely include the AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8 already

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A image, specifications surface online; here’s what we know so far

    11 August 2017 6:25 PM 3

    New details about the Redmi Note 5A emerge online. Since the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the company announced that it sold 5 million units in India. Although the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is in the pipeline, recent reports hint at a cheaper and smaller variant – the Redmi Note 5A. According to leaked images by Slashleaks, the Redmi Note 5A sports a metal

  • Nintendo Hit With Patent Lawsuit Over Switch Controller Design

    11 August 2017 4:56 PM 19

    A maker of paired game controllers for mobile devices is suing Nintendo over the design of the detachable Joy-Con controllers for its Switch console. The suit, filed on Wednesday in California, alleges Nintendo infringed on a patent first filed in 2012 by Wikipad, Inc., now known as Gamevice. The patent describes a “pair of control modules” attached

  • Forget Everything You Know About Passwords, Says Man Who Made Password Rules

    9 August 2017 9:20 PM 2

    For 20 years, the standard advice for creating a "strong" password that is hard to crack has been to use a mix of letters, numbers and symbols. It's so ingrained that when you go to create a new email account you'll frequently get praising or finger-wagging feedback from the computer on how well your secret code adheres to these guidelines. Now, the man who laid down these

  • Widely-used password advice turns out to be wrong: forget special characters, go with long phrase

    9 August 2017 9:20 PM 4

    Passwords have become the bane of modern life. All of us struggle to remember dozens of them, and our employers often force us to change them regularly. Now, thanks to a report in the Wall Street Journal, we know who's responsible for our password frustrations. And we have learned -- to our horror -- that it's all so unnecessary. In 2003, when Bill Burr was a manager

  • Watch Siliconera Play Patapon Remastered

    9 August 2017 6:01 PM 22

    Today, we’re going back to a classic. Siliconera will be live streaming Patapon Remastered, the PlayStation 4 version of the PlayStation Portable classic. At 12pm PT/2pm CT/3pm ET, we’ll start helping the Patapons find their way through various tribulations by keeping to the rhythm. In this initial installment, we meet the Patapons. They are trying to reach

  • No Man’s Sky update 1.3: Atlas Rises release date set for PS4 and PC

    9 August 2017 5:55 PM 21

    NMS Creator Sean Murray announced the news today following a lengthy ARG campaign, hosted with the help of the game’s Reddit users. No Man’s Sky update 1.3 will be launched this week on PS4 and PC, and will help provided some of the lost features from launch. Murray confirmed that Atlas Rises aims to improve the central story, while also making it easier

  • Password guru regrets past advice

    9 August 2017 12:57 PM 14

    The author of an influential guide to computer passwords says he now regrets several of the tips he gave. Bill Burr had advised users to change their password every 90 days and to muddle up words by adding capital letters, numbers and symbols - so, for example, "protected" might become "pr0t3cT3d4!". The problem, he believes, is that the theory came unstuck

  • Hate silly password rules? So does the guy who created them

    9 August 2017 12:01 PM 10

    Password rules followed by millions of users for over a decade turn out not to be based on any real-world data. The man who drew up widely-used password rules that are now regarded as wrong regrets ever having created them. If you've ever wondered why you're forced to pick hard-to-remember passwords with a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and a symbol

  • Newshub-Reid Research poll: Jacinda Ardern brings Labour back

    9 August 2017 9:03 AM 14

    Ms Ardern called the poll result "heartening" but said "we're not going to be resting on our laurels from this, absolutely not". "We do have some way to go, obviously. The election is all about being in a position to make change and we’re still a way off that." The increase in Labour's numbers has come largely from the Greens, who have crashed down 4.7 points