Hackers claim ‘third knockout blow against Arizona law enforcement’

Here we go again. A third dump of data stolen by political activists hacking into Arizona law enforcement officials’ computers was released Thursday night. And now they’re just toying with officers, claiming to have been reading the emails of the state Fraternal Order of Police director even as he was discussing previous cyberattacks on the […]

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World of Warcraft goes free to play … sorta

Just in case there was still anyone even remotely in World of Warcraft‘s demographic who hadn’t tried it yet, the game’s maker Blizzard is removing one of the last few remaining obstacles. The online roleplaying game is now free to play for the first 20 character levels. The hugely successful time-vacuum (since whatever else you […]

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Arizona state police files compromised again

Seriously? This is getting embarrassing. Not even a week after the Arizona Department of Public Safety suffered a serious cyberattack that resulted in the online publication of sensitive case files and officer’s phone numbers, home addresses and ridiculously simple passwords, Gizmodo reports that the agency has been hit again. This time, the hackers in the […]

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Operation latest board game to get Star Wars treatment

Who can put R2 back together again? Coming in September from Hasbro is a special Star Wars edition of the classic board game Operation, featuring R2-D2 as the patient and a fussy C-3PO: The Rebel Alliance’s favorite Astromech droid has developed all sorts of mechanical maladies, and it’s up to your skillful surgical hands to […]

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Review: Dark of the Moon brings out the best, brightest in Transformers trilogy

True to the old saying “more than meets the eye,” Transformers: Dark of the Moon takes an iconic moment in American history and turns it into an action blockbuster that’s a dream for conspiracy theorists and Hasbro collectors. (Yes, I know that Doctor Who just got done rewriting the history of the moon landing … […]

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A day long remembered: ‘Star Wars’ books go digital

As of today, Random House’s full catalog of Star Wars novels — including those published under the Del Rey and Bantam Spectra imprints — is available in e-book formats. Extra content for Bantam and Del Rey titles include an updated novels timeline and an introduction to the six major eras in the Star Wars “Expanded […]

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‘Watch Instantly’? Lawsuit claims Netflix streaming tunes out deaf viewers

In a case that echoes lawsuits resolved last year against Amazon from advocates for the blind over its Kindle e-reader, Netflix now faces a complaint from the National Association for the Deaf over its online streaming content. The organization says Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” catalog is short on closed captioning, and has sued in federal court […]

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