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Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a perfect portrait of a cyberpunk

Kowloon Walled City, turning the infamous slum into an enormous low-income housing development with the goal of helping poor people to help themselves. Naturally this wasn’t a benevolent charity endeavour, but a strategic master plan by an all-powerful megacorp whose CEO sat on the Hong Kong’s ruling Executive Council. While there would be walkable shops […]Read More

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The next wave of city builders will let us build

The Wandering Village a few times already, and I even got to play a demo of it earlier this year. You manage a civilization that rests on the back of a giant, gentle dinosaur-like creature as it slowly roams a post-apocalyptic world. As you research and build new structures, some will benefit your citizens but […]Read More

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Researchers find way to hack your CPU via AMD and

Spectre and Meltdown CPU exploits, but this one is a whole new kettle of fish (via IFL Science). The research paper (PDF warning) goes through their process of exposing the vulnerability. It shows that power side-channel attacks can be turned into timing attacks, meaning hackers can analyse the time your CPU takes to execute cryptographic algorithms […]Read More

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Working in VR is more stressful and lessens productivity. Big

working in distraction free, virtual environments could be the future. But as it stands today, researchers say, working in virtual reality is not only more overwhelming and frustrating, it doesn't rank as highly for usability or productivity as we might've been lead to believe. The paper, 'Quantifying the Effects of Working in VR for One […]Read More