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KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Conventional wisdom has long held that locking down your router with WPA2 encryption protocol would protect your data from snooping. That was true for a long time, but maybe not for much longer. A massive security disclosure details vulnerabilities in WPA2 that could let an attacker intercept all your precious data, and virtually every device with Wi-Fi is affected. The vulnerability has been dubbed a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) by discoverers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Car Infotainment Systems Increase Distraction, AAA Study Finds

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The majority of car infotainment systems actually increase distraction, not ease it. So says the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah, which tested 30 different cars and found 23 create high or very levels of distraction across a range of scenarios. Only seven created what were described as moderate levels of distraction, and none reduced distraction. The information is helpful in setting the stage for more discussion and ignores longer-term trends, such ...

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On this wild night, the most important Baby Bomber isn't Aaron Judge

10:16 AM ET NEW YORK — Never. Not when he was a kid growing up in the Dominican Republic. Not when he became a pro in the New York Yankees‘ minor league system. Never. Luis Severino says he has never started a playoff game. At any level. Anywhere. Never. Still, he is not sweating his first win-or-go-home start Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins. “It’s the same game,” Severino, 23, said with a big belly laugh, seemingly unworried and unfazed as he stood in ...

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The NBA's six most fascinating players this season

9:00 AM ET Even though the Warriors are going to curb-stomp everyone, developments outside the Bay still matter. The growth of one player, or one unexpected boom-or-bust trade, can bend the trajectory of an entire franchise. With that in mind, here’s our annual spotlight on six of the most intriguing players to watch in the upcoming season. We avoid superstars and obvious first- and second-year curiosities. The goal is to find guys in new roles, facing new challenges, who might emerge as X factors for solid teams. RODNEY HOOD, UTAH ...

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This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. PC case modding and alternative designs have been a popular PC subculture for decades. There are various options available online, from a handful of builders who will do bespoke work, to high-end chassis sold by mainstream OEMs, to custom builds people do to scratch their own particular desire for a themed design. A new build from SenpaiStudios on reddit, however, blows away every other build I’ve ever seen, including the Star Destroyer chassis we wrote ...

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The Watchability Rankings: 2017's most entertaining teams

9:00 AM ET By now, we have a pretty good idea about which teams will be in contention to compete for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff. But college football is about more than positioning for the postseason. Each Saturday brings a new opportunity for delight or despair. Every team has its own personality, and it’s college football’s unpredictability and sheer madness that separates it from other sports. Introducing the Fan Happiness Index, which uses data to gauge the fan sentiment at 128 FBS programs. With ...

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