Month: June 2014

Old websites resurrected in archaelogicial dig of the web

Old websites resurrected in archaelogicial dig of the web Vodafone, MTV2 and Ikea are among the companies that have resurrected previous incarnations of their websites as part of ‘archaelogicial dig of the web’. The websites form part of an exhibition called Digital Archaeology, which has been launched to celebrate the web’s 20th anniversary, and will be on display in Shoreditch, London, until November 12th. The exhibition has been put together by Jim Boulton of digital content agency Story Worldwide and is part of Internet Week Europe, which takes place in London for the first-time this week. The exhibition also...

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Archer and American Dad infiltrate Zen Pinball games next week

Archer and American Dad infiltrate Zen Pinball games next week Zen Studios has announced Archer and American Dad will be joining Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers as part of its upcoming Balls of Glory Pinball pack. The Archer Pinball table appears to feature both Archer and Lana going on various missions across a variety of locations. The trailer for the table shows an alligator, a fight on top of a runaway train, and Krieger’s lab. The American Dad Pinball table features Stan, Francine, and CIA director Avery Bullock towards the top portion of the table. Some activities feature the rest...

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Why streaming music services matter

Why streaming music services matter Around the office I’m known (among other things) as the Guy Who Won’t Shut Up About Music Subscription Services. Since the mid-2000s I’ve cheerfully pungled up my monthly subscription fees for such services as Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify, Rdio, Mog, Pandora, Slacker, and, most recently, Beats Music. And, with a little less cheer, my colleagues (and some readers) have cocked a curious eye and inquired, “Why would you rent your music rather than own it?” With rumors circulating that Apple is talking to Beats Music about a change of ownership–and given that Beats happens to...

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Ghost Recon: Future Solider multiplayer beta is only for Xbox 360?

Ghost Recon: Future Solider multiplayer beta is only for Xbox 360? Yesterday Ubisoft announced that the multiplayer beta for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will begin at somepoint in January 2012. A user named “BigHoop65” asked on Twitter whether the beta is for both Xbox 360 and PS3. To this Ubisoft replied: “Beta is on Xbox 360”. The publisher also confirmed over Twitter that all those who pre-order the game from GameStop will get a beta access code and a free upgrade to a Signature Edition, however it’s unclear if this deal is applicable also to the PS3 version of...

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Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems

Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems Malicious hackers are taking advantage of commonly used enterprise remote access tools to break into retail point-of-sale (POS) systems and plant malware on them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday. Read next: How to remotely access a Mac from an iPad, for free In an advisory prepared jointly with the U.S. Secret Service, DHS said it has learned of attackers using publicly available scanning tools to locate businesses that use remote desktop applications. Such applications, from companies like Microsoft, Apple and LogMeIn allow workers, business partners, vendors and...

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