Month: May 2016

Facebook extends lead as news gateway

Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network’s gateway role. The Pew Research Center survey showed 62 percent of US adults get news on social media, and 18 percent do so often. That shows a growing role for […]

ISIS propaganda collected in real time

University of Exeter experts will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalises people. The group is well-known for its use of social media to elicit fear and communicate and promote its ideology. Academics will harvest and analyse this content, and use […]

CIA ex-boss: secretive spooks tolerated in UK more than in US

British people are not demanding more transparency from the intelligence services as loudly as Americans, the former director of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA has said. Michael Hayden played a pivotal, leading role in American intelligence until he was replaced as director of the CIA shortly into the presidency of Barack Obama. […]

Battleborn is already 40% off on Steam

I challenged myself to get through this whole post without mentioning Overwatch once, and apart from when I mentioned it just then, I reckon I’ll fulfil that challenge admirably. Battleborn is that other colourful shooter about a bunch of madcap, zany heroes, and it’s a fairly good one, according to Jem Alexander. On the whole, […]

Fabular: a medieval spaceship roguelike RPG

Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime takes the old tales of chivalrous knights and derring-do and transplants them from medieval Europe to outer space. Described as a “top-down medieval space adventure”, it mixes physics-based combat with choose-your-own-adventure-y bits; pixel art with pretty lighting techniques; pixel art (again) with lovely illustrated character art. Shove some RPG and […]

Total War: Warhammer is the fastest-selling Total War

‘Total War meets Warhammer’ might be the most successful intermingling since I introduced whiskey to my cheerios, and if my mum’s reading this, that was obviously – hic! – a joke. Total WaWarhammer maker Creative Assembly, and publisher Sega, have announced that success in a press release, stating that the orcwardly titled strategy game has […]

Yahoo CFO Says Sale Process for Company Is ‘Well Along the Way’

Yahoo Inc.’s strategic assessment to sell its center enterprise is “nicely along the manner,“ chief economic Officer Ken Goldman said, without giving any specifics. “it’s going, I assume, very, very well,” Goldman said for the duration of a presentation hosted by JPMorgan Chase in Boston on Tuesday. “we are continuing to work tirelessly to get […]

US Probes E-Commerce Giant Alibaba’s Accounting Practices

chinese language e-commerce massive Alibaba wowed investors while it went public within the US in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall street expectations amid the chinese language financial system’s slowdown. but its unorthodox commercial enterprise shape has raised eyebrows, it’s been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting organization, and now US regulators are investigating its […]