Just recently, some unscrupulous hacker was able to breach and leak 117 million LinkedIn accounts. Another instance that underscores the need to tighten password security against the ubiquitous cyberattacks nowadays.
Thankfully, the Microsoft people decided they won't be sleeping on it. They recently announced that they are "dynamically banning" passwords that they deem as weak and hackneyed.
The tech giant said that they see about 10 million accounts being assailed every day so they have a good idea of passwords that are not impregnable. These include "123456," "password," "qwerty," and "starwars," says a Mashable report. more >>
Archaeologists have reported on an "extraordinary discovery" in France after finding several man-made circular structures, or rings, they say date back 170,000 years to the time Neanderthals lived in the area.
The rings were constructed out of stalagmites from the Bruniquel Cave in France's south, and excavators believe they might have been used for some sort of ritual at the time of their creation.
The 400 stalagmites were presumably broken off from the sides of the cave and arranged in two circles, one larger one and a smaller one, as well as several organized piles throughout the cave. more >>
Fans of the upcoming "Tekken 7: Fated Retribution" will be happy to hear that the release of the game will bring an exciting event.
The game developer Bandai Namco recently announced that they are determined to bring "Tekken 7: Fated Revolution" to the United States. They said that the game's debut will be celebrated with the Iron Fist Tournament 2016. United States and Canada will host the upcoming "Tekken 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 - North America."
Fans will be able to compete against each other in the upcoming tournament. The winnters of each tournament will receive prizes from the prize pool of $3000. The grand prize winner will receive $20,000. The director of the game Katsuhiro Harada shared his excitement for the event. more >>
United States fans have been waiting for the release of the highly anticipated game "I Am Setsuna."
The game was previously released in Japan, which is a modern role-playing game. Developed by Unity, the title bring a vintage design with a functional approach. The game is expected to bring back the trend of role-playing titles, similar for "Final Fantasy VI." The turn basis represented the classic features of the title.
It allowed the players to revisit the old school gameplay. It uses an active time battle system, that is inspired by classic RPG games such as the "Final Fantasy" franchise and "Chrono Trigger." Meanwhile, the modern twist was seen with the approach of the storyline and the cinematic features presented. more >>
Japan is looking to go beyond having a massive pyrotechnic display to open up the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Thanks to a homegrown startup company, spectators from every corners of the world might finally see a man-made meteor shower falling in the heavens during that day.
The company responsible for honoring the event is the Japan-based tech firm Star-ALE which, in collaboration with partner corporations, universities, and research institutions, is hoping to develop "cutting-edge technologies" in "space-age entertainment," as stated in their official website.
The artificial meteor display is called the Sky Canvas light show and it involves launching microsatellites carrying about 500 to a thousand pieces of advanced objects called "source particles." When these particles are released and eventually re-enter the Earth's atmosphere during the occasion, they are expected to ignite and begin "plasma emission" to become a shooting star, Star ALE further explained the mechanism. more >>
The hit game "Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2" is expecting an update that will include new features as well as fix many of the bugs .
The developer of the title, EA and PopCap, recently released a statement about what the update, titled "Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One" will contain. It revealed that players will get a new map, two new characters, as well as a customisation pack.
According to their release, the map will be called Zombopolis, which will be the biggest zombie city available in the game. Players will also encounter two new characters called Toxis Citron and Breakfast Brainz. As for the customization pack, players will receive 1,200 items that will be available for plants and zombie cahracters. more >>