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Anti-zombie Swiss Army knife sports a full-size machete

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 2:49pm
Face the undead apocalypse in style with a massive multitool containing a machete, ax, pipe wrench and auger bit.

Adobe Flash's newest enemy: Google

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 2:34pm
Starting Tuesday, Google's Chrome browser won't automatically play ads that use Flash -- another blow for the long-criticized animation software.

From smartphones to appliances, Europe's huge tech show has it all

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 2:25pm
The tech industry comes to Berlin this week to catch the latest gadgets of all types from Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, LG and more.

New 'Feminist Frequency' video examines 'women as reward'

EngadgetHD - August 31, 2015 - 2:07pm

In 2012, Anita Sarkeesian asked for $6,000 on Kickstarter to create a YouTube series dissecting the way video games commonly portray women, to be housed under her Feminist Frequency brand. Sarkeesian's project raised $160,000 and she's since released eight videos in the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, covering the "Damsel in Distress" trend, "Ms. Male Character" theme and the idea of "Women as Background Decoration." The latest video, released today, covers "Women as Reward" and it discusses the myriad ways women are offered as hyper-sexualized trophies in some popular video games.

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Source: Feminist Frequency on YouTube

Tags: anita-sarkeesian, anitasarkeesian, feminism, feministfrequency, hdpostcross, tropesvswomeningames, women

Rolling droid BB-8 stars in ad for new 'Star Wars' Lego sets

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 1:57pm
A commercial for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Lego kits hits the Internet, and it gives us our first look at a black X-wing and Kylo Ren's custom Command Shuttle.

What's coming and going on Netflix for September 2015

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 1:44pm
Lots of TV shows are arriving on Netflix, including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." Find out what else is being added and which titles are disappearing soon.

Are your apps acting creepy? New approach to phone security could tip you off

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 1:35pm
Whether an app is malicious or simply using your data in a way you don't like, phones with a new Qualcomm chip will alert you.

Google's Android Wear smartwatches now work with iPhones

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 1:28pm
The search giant is hoping to give smartwatches powered by Google-made software a jolt of popularity. How? By opening them up to the Apple faithful.

Vubiquity acquires Juice Worldwide

BroadbandTVNews - August 31, 2015 - 1:26pm

Vubiquity, a provider of premium content services, has acquired Juice Worldwide, effective immediately. Read the story »

Facebook video shows cop saying 'eye contact' is reason to stop driver

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 1:04pm
Why do some people now automatically film the police during traffic stops? A video of an Ohio police officer stopping a black driver adds one more piece of evidence.

Apple, Cisco link up so your iPhones, iPads will run faster at work

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 1:01pm
Apple and Cisco tout a "fast lane" for the devices that allow iPhones and iPads to more quickly run through Cisco's network.

The Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign has already begun on Twitter

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 12:23pm
"Yeezus" has political ambitions, but he's not ready to run just yet. That hasn't stopped a "Kanye for president" bid for the highest office from kicking off on Twitter right away.

Piracy, Big Data in the spotlight

BroadbandTVNews - August 31, 2015 - 12:21pm

Illegal streaming and Big Data will be discussed by Viaccess-Orca at IBC2015. Read the story »

Google is working to make 4K video less of a data hog

EngadgetHD - August 31, 2015 - 12:14pm

Ultra HD 4K video is still in its infancy, but there's no doubt the format will become increasingly popular in the next year or two. Huge players like YouTube and Netflix already support it, but delivering such high bandwidth video content remains a challenge. Google's trying to do its part to solve that problem by developing a more efficient video compression codec called VP10. The new codec has been in the works for nearly a year, but the company gave some details about how effective it can be over the VP9 format it'll eventually replace. In an interview with CNET, Google product manager James Bankoski said that VP9 uses half the bandwidth needed to deliver the same quality video as the popular H.264 format -- and with VP10, the company is trying to cut it in half again.

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Source: CNET

Tags: 4k, google, h264, h265, hdpostcross, hevc, vp10, vp9, youtube

Triple trouble: Satellite sees three hurricanes in the Pacific

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 12:05pm
A weather satellite looked down on the Pacific over the weekend and caught sight of three separate major hurricanes.

Check out some gameplay from Destiny's 'The Taken King' expansion

EngadgetHD - August 31, 2015 - 11:53am

The Taken King is a massive expansion due to hit Destiny on September 15th, bringing new strike missions, three new subclasses (including skill trees), exclusive gear and more goodies. The expansion's new raid, King's Fall, will not be available at launch, but director Luke Smith tells IGN that Bungie has "a plan for when it's going to be available." Smith promises to give fans a heads up before it goes live.

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Source: Destiny on YouTube

Tags: Activision, Bungie, Destiny, DLC, expansion, hdpostcross, TheTakenKing

Why Bungie is overhauling Destiny's questing system

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 11:39am
"To talk about quests like they're a new thing is sort of embarrassing."

Uncharted 4 release date, special collector's editions announced

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 11:39am
Uncharted's release date confirmed for March 2016 alongside several special editions.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain microtransaction pricing revealed

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 11:39am
Micropayments range from $1.65 to $80 for Mother Base Coins.

Win this Fallout 4 Xbox One custom console from Bethesda

CNET Media 2.0 - August 31, 2015 - 11:39am
Bethesda announces sweepstakes for specially designed consoles themed around the RPG.

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