U.S. game sales topped $21 billion in 2013, double the amount earned at North American movie theaters. As the influence of the gaming industry grows, Microsoft is making moves to purchase a gaming company that makes Minecraft, a popular, retro-inspired exploration game. Stephen Totilo of Kotaku joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look into the possible deal. Continue reading
Apple unveiled its new products — a larger iPhone, as well as the Apple Watch and a new pay system — that boast advances for phone, watch and wallet. Gwen Ifill interviews John Simons of the Associated Press for a look at the new products and what they signal about current consumer technology. Continue reading
Apple unveiled today the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay function and the much-anticipated Apple Watch. Here’s a rundown of the functionality behind the new gadgets. Continue reading
As online hacking becomes more common, interest in the individuals and groups behind such cyber attacks rises. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with David Kushner of The New Yorker on the origins of one of the most infamous hacking groups, “Anonymous.” Continue reading
John Matherly, founder of internet search engine Shodan, created a map that shows the location of internet-connected devices across the globe.
Over 1,000 data analysts at 23 U.S. governmental agencies, including the DEA, FBI, and CIA, were given access to ICREACH — a Google-like search engine populated with hundreds of millions of records detailing e-mails, phone calls, instant messages, and phone geo-location. Continue reading
Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press release published Friday, the University describes how its team developed the experimental technology after observing performance boots in solar cells exposed to pulsing pop and rock music.
The problem? The global routing table has just grown past the 512k mark by about 15,000, causing widespread network instability. Verizon is primarily responsible for the creation of the new entries that pushed the net over the edge, but in fact, the problem is not as serious as it sounds. IT analysts have been anticipating “512k Day” since the mid-1980s, and Cisco addressed its inevitability mid-May of this year. Continue reading