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Every so often it’s necessary to replace a crucial system file, or even a restricted file in Windows. DLL files, for example, cannot be easily replaced or altered in any way without first taking ownership through the properties window. Even so, files that are currently in use or restricted files cannot be changed thanks to the Windows File Protection features built into the OS.…Read More »
Sending a text message, an email or even placing a call may not be as secure as you’d expect. In light of recent events, that point is more prominent than ever. That is why it’s dangerous to send account credentials or login information through text message, or email.…Read More »
CPU-Z is a pretty powerful system monitoring tool for PCs. It includes a simple interface that efficiently displays information relevant to the system it’s installed on. For example, you can see installed hardware, temperature readings, fan speeds, and even frequency timings for memory or processor clock rates.…Read More »
US officials say PRISM surveillance program helped prevent terrorist plots in more than 20 countries
US intelligence officials sent Congress a document over the weekend in regards to recently discovered PRISM mass surveillance program. The Senate Intelligence Committee made the document public in an attempt to explain the massive government data collection program which was recently uncovered.…Read More »
US National Security Agency can collect location data from cell phones but “chooses not to” collect it
Prepare for a massive heap of stories about the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the controversial leak of information pertaining to its questionable data collection operations. We’re certainly going to hear about it for quite some time. Whether you think Edward Snowden, the individual responsible for most of the leaks, is a traitor or not it’s obvious that the subject is definitely a sore one.…Read More »
Sometimes, working with the Windows Registry is a necessary evil. Over time, the constant install and uninstall process can cause it to get quite bloated with empty entries. Furthermore, every now and then it can be necessary to change settings through the registry.…Read More »
Let’s be honest here. Smartphone cameras are convenient, but a lot of them just plain suck in low-light conditions. Sometimes the resulting images can come out grainy, and other times they end up being much too dark. Photo editing software can often work miracles, but with shoddy low-light images there’s really not much you can do.…Read More »
One way to monitor your PC and how it’s used is to keep track of shutdown times and the duration of each user session. While you may not be able to see what a user was doing during their particular session, you can still get a feel for how long they actually were on the computer.…Read More »
[Android] Automate tasks and actions based on time, day, location, battery level, and more with Profile Flow
Automation is a pretty useful function, especially for mobile devices. If there’s a particular task you find yourself often performing, or there are various functions that you migrate to frequently then automation can help you get those things done without requiring manual input.…Read More »
Assassin’s Creed IV is the next title in the acclaimed series. Assassin’s Creed III saw the end of Desmond’s story, so originally it was not clear whether or not the next game will include future elements. As the name implies, ACIV will follow pirate assassin Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Connor from ACIII.…Read More »
Yep, they’re finally making a game based on the series of films with the same name. It’s being developed by the same company that made Just Cause 2, Avalanche Studios.
System: Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, PC
As taken from the game’s official site:
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Play as Mad Max, a lone warrior who must embark on a dangerous journey after his Interceptor is stolen by a deadly gang of marauders.
Watch Dogs will be an open world survival game meshed with action and espionage elements. It was first unveiled during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last year.
System: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii-U, PS4, Xbox One
According to the game’s official site:
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Set in Chicago, where a central network of computers connects everyone and everything, Watch_Dogs explores the impact of technology within our society.
The world is filled with zany technology. As global technology advances, so does the way we interact with it, naturally. Despite advances, there are still a few limitations that we just can’t seem to overcome. Energy consumption, for example, is one such issue.…Read More »
Security will always be a relevant issue, because no matter what people are doing they want to be safe, for the most part anyway (we’re not discussing thrill seekers here). Internet security is a whole different topic altogether. There are many ways to remain secure on the internet, but one of the age old methods involves monitoring your incoming and outgoing traffic.…Read More »
One thing in particular that you can do with any computer is change the screen resolution. This is helpful if you want to increase performance for graphic intensive games, and in some cases it even allows you to output content to a monitor or display.…Read More »
Originally titled Dragon Age III: Inquisition, it appears the III has dropped from the title altogether. It will be the third iteration in the series, introducing a lot of more traditional RPG mechanics like armor and character customization (followers).
System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Apparently, Dragon Age III is going to involve some kind of cataclysmic event.…Read More »
Kingdom Hearts III is the next significant installment in the famed Disney RPG series from Square Enix. Ever since the second game, there have been a lot of minor releases like Birth By Sleep, and Chain of Memories. While some of those side games did a great job at fleshing out the Kingdom Hearts story and universe, it will be good to see the plot furthered with a new iteration.…Read More »
Destiny is the latest game from superstar developer Bungie of Halo fame. If you don’t know what the Halo series is by now, then it’s safe to say you’re a little behind the times. Rumored to be something like a first person shooter MMO, we do know one thing for sure- the game is going to be heavily centered on a Sci-Fi theme of some kind (no brainer, right?).…Read More »
Sometimes you just need to replace sections of text in an existing document. Unfortunately, the ability to batch replace sections of text in documents is often only supported for simple text files. It seems silly when you think about it, especially considering how many people use Word, Excel and other related file types.…Read More »
So I was part of a team recently that launched a game, or more specifically an app in the Google Play store. Needless to say, I check on the game’s status daily. It’s good to read the customer reviews, see what kind of ratings the game is getting, and even to see how it’s doing in the Play store.…Read More »
There are several ways to protect your children from the dangers lurking out there on the internet. Some would say keep them away from computers altogether, or even any technology for that matter. Realistically, a lot of folks wouldn’t mind their children using the internet provided they can do so in an assuredly safe and secure manner.…Read More »
Quantum Break is Remedy’s latest title, the company well known for the Max Payne and Alan Wake series. The developers claim it will offer a new form of entertainment as the title will ship with both a video game, and an entire live-action series based on the game.…Read More »
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the final episode in the acclaimed Witcher series. If you don’t know much about the other two games, it follows Geralt of Rivia a monster hunter with magical abilities aptly named a witcher.…Read More »
Crimson Dragon is an on-the-rails shooter, which also happens to be the spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon. Essentially, you fly a dragon around various environments fighting off baddies.
System: Xbox One
If you remember what Starfox 64 was like, then you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect with Crimson Dragon.…Read More »
Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be an action packed hack and slash title following Roman soldiers through the many atrocities of war. The name is pretty much a clear cut indication of what the game is about, although I’m not entirely sure why Ryse is spelled with a “y” instead of an “i”.…Read More »
Killer Instinct is a reboot of the classic fighting series of the same name. Years in the making, Killer Instinct will see a return to the series’ zany characters and brutal fighting styles.
System: Xbox One
Microsoft and developer Double Helix didn’t spend much time revealing the next title in the Killer Instinct series, but that’s okay.…Read More »
So, you just bought a lovely new PC and you’re ready to take it through its paces. One of the first things you should do with any new device is clear out some of that excess crap that comes pre-installed, often referred to as bloatware.…Read More »
[Android] Read and reply to texts remotely with your tablet connected to your smartphone using MightyText
I was sitting around today playing with my tablet, and the whole time I kept receiving text messages on my smartphone. It made me remember one feature that Blackberry devices took advantage of with Blackberry Bridge in the past. Blackberry users could synch text messages from their Blackberry smartphone to their Playbook (tablet), allowing them to read and respond straight from their tablet without even using their phone.…Read More »
If you’ve ever heard of a macro, then you probably already know how useful they can be. If you’ve never heard of them, well then just take my word for it that they’re a blessing. Macros essentially allow you to program various actions, which can be run on a loop or left to run autonomously.…Read More »
What would you do if you were sitting at a bus station, or in a public location and you saw an advertisement change before your eyes to incorporate you in the image?
If the people who reacted in the video below are any indication, you would probably be confused at first and then downright amused.…Read More »
You like that title, huh? I can just picture the movie voice guy now, “in a world…” Anyway, let’s get to the actual story, shall we?
Street signs are static, and boring, almost as boring as traditional billboards. In our hyper-connected world does it even make sense that signs do absolutely nothing except tell us a single tidbit of information?…Read More »
Airbus reveals ‘smart bag’ prototype, tells you where your luggage is headed, if it’s been opened, and more
A common problem that occurs when traveling with luggage is that airline employees can easily misplace said belongings. All it takes is for the bag of personal items to make a wrong turn on the travel belt and it ends up heading to another country on a whole different plane.…Read More »
It turns out the OUYA isn’t the only Android game console in town. Well, aside from the NVIDIA Shield, GameStick and upcoming Gamepop, of course. You know, that was all wrong let’s just start over.
It looks like the OUYA is going to have even more competition in the Android console market, as Mad Catz has announced their intention to launch a new “Android micro console” currently dubbed Project MOJO.…Read More »