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Feb

Prefer 2D Zelda Games? Nintendo Switch May Get One | News & Opinion

Zelda series produce Eiji Aonuma says handheld team could work on 2D Zelda for Switch. The most important game at launch for the Nintendo Switch is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s a 3D game Wii U owners have been waiting years to play, and now seems likely to help the Switch

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16
Feb

Sleek Caavo Device Wants to Help You Find Something to Watch | News & Opinion

Up to eight media devices connect to Caavo, which connects to your TV for one-stop access. Do you use a bunch of different media devices and services? A new system called Caavo, from the team that helped design the original Sling Box, aims to simplify things. Here’s how it works: up to eight

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16
Feb

The 10 Most Pirated Movies

Click To View Slideshow» Three Oscar hopefuls hit the pirate lists this week; one old fave gets a DVD screener update. TorrentFreak’s most pirated movies list is always a good gauge of popular movies as well as the zeitgeist. Two new flicks hit the list this week, replacing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and

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16
Feb

Security Firm Loses Bid to Suppress Unflattering Test Results | News & Opinion

Enterprise security firm CrowdStrike this week lost a legal battle aimed at stopping independent security testing and advisory firm NSS Labs from publishing its findings. CrowdStrike on Friday sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in Delaware to stop NSS from publishing its full Advanced Endpoint Protection Group test, which includes an assessment of CrowdStrike’s Flacon product.

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16
Feb

How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos | News & Opinion

Autoplay is maybe not as grating as auto tune, but it sure is annoying. Social networks have been quick to add the “feature” to their offerings lately, with Facebook this week announcing that videos will soon auto-play with the sound on by default unless you take action. On Twitter, videos and GIFs automatically play in your Twitter timeline

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16
Feb

Wickr Releases Crypto Protocol on GitHub | News & Opinion

SAN FRANCISCO—Secure messaging service Wickr is opening its core cryptographic protocol to review by making the code available on GitHub. The move is a first for the company, which until now had kept its efforts proprietary. “It is now time to begin opening the source code so our customers and partners can easily review the crypto codebase and

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