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Why Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Took Down Xbox Live And PlayStation Network (SNE, MSFT)

Over the last two days, the hacker collective “Lizard Squad” has claimed responsibility for taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live during Christmas and Christmas Eve, to the dismay of thousands of gamers. As...Show More Summary

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live hacked on Xmas Day, forcing millions of gamers offline

Thousands of video gamers had their Christmas Day fun ruined yesterday thanks to a bunch of mischievous hackers who contrived to knock out both Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service yesterday. Ho ho ho! Even worse, … Continue reading ?

Playstation and Xbox Live networks hit by hack

2 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Gamers are anxious to get back online after an attack on some game systems. A group called “Lizard Squad” claimed responsibility for the attack on the Sony and Microsoft platform. Vinita Nair reports.

XBox Live and PlayStation Network both down due to an apparent attack

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Merry Christmas, gamers: Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are down this morning, apparently due to a denial-of-service attack. The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility on Twitter for both outages. While Lizard Squad's role in a...

Pirates flock to The Interview as Sony blocks global distribution

Seth Rogan & James Franco’s new movie The Interview was released yesterday and it looks like it might be a hit, at least on BitTorrent. The movie features a plot to kill North Korea’s President Kim Jong-Un and is widely believed to be … Continue reading ?

NASA approves first SpaceX milestone for Crew Dragon spacecraft

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

At the moment, if you want to fly to the International Space Station, you're only option is to hitch a lift on one of Russia's 1970s-vintage Soyuz space capsules. That may not be the case for too much longer, with NASA announcing that it has approved the first milestone for the manned version of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft... Show More Summary

Merry Christmas, from hackers: PlayStation Network and Xbox Live both attacked

A hacker group known as “Lizard Squad” has claimed responsibility for attacks targeting both Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) on Wednesday evening. FROM EARLIER: The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution...Show More Summary

PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down, And The Notorious Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Is Taking Credit

Hackers don't take a holiday, it seems. Hours after Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down earlier today, Sony’s PlayStation Network is now down, too.  And, like earlier, the notorious hacker group “Lizard Squad” is claiming responsibilityShow More Summary

Student Trolls Anti-Arduino Prof With Parasite MCU

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Like some of our grouchier readers, [PodeCoet]’s Digital Sub-Systems professor loathes everyone strapping an Arduino onto a project when something less powerful and ten times as complicated will do. One student asked if they could just...Show More Summary

LG’s new OLED TVs are the future of television

Since the world of TVs went to flat panels there has been a hunt for the next technology that people will want to adopt.

Lyrics Card in Google Search

Google now shows song lyrics in a new search card and links to Google Play for the full lyrics. For example, a search for [your song lyrics] in the US shows some of the lyrics from Elton John's song and links to a Google Play Store page that lets you preview the song, buy it or listen it in Google Play Music. Show More Summary

Twitter's best reactions to watching 'The Interview'

After weeks of hacking, threats and uncertainty, Sony agreed to release The Interview online, for just $6 And if you thought that was anti-climatic, you clearly haven't streamed the movie yet See also: How to watch 'The Interview' right...Show More Summary

Here’s how to watch The Interview on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

After much controversy, Sony Pictures released the Seth Rogen comedy The Interview on Google Play and YouTube earlier today. If you’re looking to brave the wrath of North Korea and watch the movie for yourself, there are a number of ways you can do so on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Of course, you […]

Wanna play PlayStation games but don't have a console? Samsung's got a TV for that

2015 models to include built-in support for PlayStation Now Buyers of select Samsung Smart TVs in the first half of 2015 will be able to play Sony PlayStation games without buying a separate console.…

Merry Christmas. Here is a dog, dressed as Santa, riding a Roomba

Watch out, dust bunnies. Santa Dog is coming to town. An adorable Boston terrier dressed as Santa Claus takes a Roomba ride around the living room while the song "Dónde Está Santa Claus?” by Augie Rios plays in the background. If this...Show More Summary

Here’s how Seth Rogen and James Franco responded to today’s release of ‘The Interview’

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen… it’s a Christmas miracle. After Sony Pictures Entertainment announced last week that it was cancelling the theatrical release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened Sony employees and moviegoers, the company had a change of heart. Show More Summary

Skype Lets You Spy On Strangers, Apple Issues Critical Mac Update [Tech News Digest]

Also, The Interview enjoys limited theatrical release, tablets are bad for you, the FAA drones on, and Vzio mocks Samsung for its curved TVs. Skype Suffers Serious Security Scare “Can you hear me?” “Can YOU hear me?” “I can’t hear you” – How every Skype call starts. Show More Summary

RIP Floppy Cloud: Apple pulls Nintendo emulator from App Store

Well, that didn’t last long: Floppy Cloud, the NES and SNES emulator for iOS we wrote about yesterday, has been pulled from the App Store. As you might remember, Floppy Cloud purported itself to be an innocuous Dropbox or FTP … Read more ›

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