The law isn’t ready for the internet of sexual assault

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The law isn’t ready for the internet of sexual assault

In that incident, malware hijacked thousands of devices, including DVRs, modems and security cameras. But as the worlds of sex and technology begin to intersect, the threat of hacking will enter a new, potentially more dangerous realm. Already, one connected vibrator has had its security called into question, and it won't be the last. When the inevitable happens, is there a legal framework to deal with such a crime?

'Battlefield 1' DLC adds a playable female soldier class

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'Battlefield 1' DLC adds a playable female soldier class

By turning the clocks back to World War 1, DICE has created arguably one of the best games in the Battlefield series. Now, with Battlefield 1's latest DLC, the developer is using our tragic past to drag its franchise kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Taking inspiration from Russia's infamous 1917 military unit, The Women's Battalion of Death, this summer's 'In the Name of the Tsar' expansion introduces a female soldier class to Battlefield for the first time.

Xbox's Game Pass offers 100 titles starting June 1st

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Xbox's Game Pass offers 100 titles starting June 1st

Remember when we told you that Microsoft was launching its own Netflix-style subscription service for games? Well, thanks to Danny Mcbride, we now know that it's coming to an Xbox One near you on June 1st. As we reported previously, Xbox Game Pass will set you back $10 a month, allowing users to download anything they wish from a library of over 100 Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles. The initial lineup looks fine, if unremarkable, featuring the likes of Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and Soul Calibur II. While we know a handful of other titles coming to the service, the vast majority of the 100 plus game library still remains unknown.

Sphero's latest app-controlled toy is a 'Cars 3' tie-in

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Sphero's latest app-controlled toy is a 'Cars 3' tie-in

Sphero's made a name for itself with connected, rolling toys like the Ollie, SPRK and, perhaps most famously, the Star Wars-inspired BB-8. Of course, the company couldn't have brought its replica of the Force Awakens character to market without Disney's approval, and the two seem to be keen on working together. Today, Sphero introduced its first app-controlled car, based on the "Ultimate Lighting McQueen" personality from Pixar's Cars franchise. Sphero says the new toy is its most animatronic device yet, featuring five motors for steering, drifting, lifting and moving up and down, as well as animated eyes and a mouth that make it feel more realistic.

Get a lifetime of Zoolz 1TB of cloud storage for $30

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Get a lifetime of Zoolz 1TB of cloud storage for $30

If you've ever been on the wrong side of a hard drive crash, you know the stress and frustration that goes along with losing your valuable data. There's no shortage of cloud backup services out there, but the cost can be hard to justify, especially when you just need some extra space for old photos and personal documents. That's why we recommend Zoolz for long-term storage. A 1TB account normally runs for around $40 / year, but for a limited time you can get a lifetime subscription for just $30.

Apple launches free courses for the next generation of app coders

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Apple launches free courses for the next generation of app coders

Apple has unveiled a free curriculum designed to teach high school and community college students app coding schools. The Swift language course has already been adopted by six US community college systems that will distribute it to half a million students this fall. While it's generous on Apple's part, Tim Cook acknowledged that it needs to address an industry-wide shortage of coders, especially for enterprise apps. "That's really in its infancy, in terms of explosion, and so there's just a ton of opportunity here," he told USA Today.

The Long Now: Planning for a future 10,000 years away

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The Long Now: Planning for a future 10,000 years away

In an age of self-driving cars, virtual reality worlds and artificial intelligence, some would say the future is already here. Technology moves at such breakneck speeds that companies in Silicon Valley often have product roadmaps that stretch five to ten years ahead. But what about decades? Centuries? Millenia? In the search for the next big thing, we often lose sight of the even bigger picture: of how the actions of today can affect our great-great grandchildren of tomorrow. The Long Now, however, is a foundation that aims to correct that.

The new Nokia 3310 is too basic for 2017

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The new Nokia 3310 is too basic for 2017

Nostalgia's a funny thing. It makes us leave the house in the dead of night to imprison a wild Clefairy and scramble over each other to buy an NES Classic Edition decades after we sold our original consoles for a pittance at yard sales. Companies are always finding new ways to push our sentimental buttons, and for HMD Global, that means launching a new Nokia 3310 more than 16 years after the original made its debut in 2000. But does anyone really have fond memories of a cellphone that was only good for calling your dad to come pick you up from school?

Samsung's cheaper, cuter Gear 360 cam arrives May 25th

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Samsung's cheaper, cuter Gear 360 cam arrives May 25th

Samsung's updated Gear 360 is almost here -- you'll only have to wait one more day to be able to get it in the US. The 360-degree camera will be available tomorrow, May 25th, in store and online from Best Buy and its website, Amazon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular, Samsung's website and through the ShopSamsung app. In addition to being cuter than its predecessor, it can also capture real 4K videos and has the ability to livestream 360-degree footage at 2K resolution through a compatible phone, including newer iPhones. Even better, it's also cheaper at $229 -- the older Gear 360 was priced at $350 when it launched stateside, though you can get one from Amazon these days for around $160.