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Weekend tech: Warcraft Movie vs WoW, Doom first impressions, Save Firefox

By Matthew
May 15, 2016
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  1. Someone recreated the Warcraft movie trailer in World of Warcraft (watch above)

    The Ukrainian hacker who became the FBI's best weapon -- and worst nightmare One thursday in January 2001, Maksym Igor Popov, a 20-year-old Ukrainian man, walked nervously through the doors of the United States embassy in London. While Popov could have been mistaken for an exchange student applying for a visa, in truth he was a hacker, part of an Eastern European gang that had been raiding US companies and carrying out extortion and fraud. Wired

    Announcing SyntaxNet: The world’s most accurate parser goes open source At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understandhuman language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we are excited to share the fruits of our research with the broader community by releasing SyntaxNet, an open-source neural network framework implemented in TensorFlow that provides a foundation for Natural Language Understanding (NLU) systems. Google

    With Pascal ahead, a 16-Way recap from Nvidia's 9800 GTX to Maxwell In preparing to hopefully test the GeForce GTX 1070/1080 "Pascal" graphics cards under Linux in the days ahead, I've been re-testing my collection of available NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards going back to the GeForce 9800GTX up through the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GTX TITAN X. Phoronix

    Also read: Then and Now: 5 Generations of GeForce Graphics Compared (due for an update soon!)

    Philly police admit they disguised a spy truck as a Google Streetview car The Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate surveillance truck disguised as a Google Maps vehicle, which Motherboard first reported on this morning, is its own. In an emailed statement, a department spokesperson confirmed: "We have been informed that this unmarked vehicle belongs to the police..." Vice

    Doom single-player impressions: Hell and back again Because Bethesda Softworks didn't make a final version of its new Doom reboot available to press before today's release, we won't have a full review ready for a little while. But we've spent most of the day diving into the game, so we thought we'd give readers who just can't wait some early impressions based on our first few hours playing on the PC, which encompass the game's first three loosely defined "levels." Ars Technica

    Also read: IGN's Doom impressions | Steam user reviews: 92% positive scores out of 6,389 reviews

    Two guys, a hotel room and a radio fire Can you build a HF SSB radio transciever in one weekend, while on the road, at parts from a swap meet? I can, but apparently not without setting something on fire. Of course the swap meet I’m referring to is Hamvention, and Hamvention 2016 is coming up fast. In a previous trip to Hamvention, Scott Pastor (KC8KBK) and I challenged ourselves to restore tube radio gear in a dodgy Dayton-area hotel room where we repaired a WW2 era BC-224 and a Halicrafters receiver, scrounging parts from the Hamfest. Hackaday

    Police reveal botnet herders' disaster recovery secrets Over the past few years, police in Europe and the United States have scored some notablebotnet-busting successes, disrupting malicious infrastructure and in some cases also identifying and arresting the "botnet herders" and other cybercriminals involved (see Dorkbot Botnets Get Busted). But other cybercrime gangs and fraudsters who rely on botnets and malware to generate illegal profits have been adapting. Data Breach Today

    Where does America’s e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all High above the Pacific Ocean in a plane headed for Hong Kong, most of the passengers are fast asleep. But not Jim Puckett. His eyes are fixed on the glowing screen of his laptop. Little orange markers dot a satellite image. He squints at the pixelated terrain trying to make out telltale signs. He's searching for America's electronic waste. PBS

    Save Firefox! Once upon a time, there were two major browsers that virtually everyone used: Netscape and Internet Explorer, locked in a death-battle for the future of the Web. They went to enormous lengths to tempt Web publishers to optimize their sites to work best inside their windows, and hoped that users would follow. Then, a game-changer: the open, nonprofit Mozilla browser spun out of Netscape, with the mission of putting users, not publishers, in charge. Mozilla defaulted to blocking pop-up ads, the scourge of the early Web. EFF

    Germany set to end copyright liability for open Wi-Fi operators People who travel to Germany are often surprised at the lack of public, open Wi-Fi networks. That’s because German law (Störerhaftung – “liability of duty”) holds operators of public hotspots liable for everything their users do online, especially when these actions are against the law, and even if the operators weren’t aware of them. Help Net Security

    Google plans to map the interior world in 3-D Google already maps the world, but the internet giant has bigger plans for its next location-based technology. The Alphabet Inc. unit wants to digitally map the interiors of buildings in 3-D down to a resolution of a few inches, and make money in virtual reality along the way, through a project named Tango. Bloomberg

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    So the Warcraft movie basically copies all the scenes from the game. Later on they will make an animation from it and call it reanimation. LOL.
     
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    They can't even find out his name correctly, publishing it everywhere as: Maksym (his first name) + Igor (somebody else's first name) + Popov (his second name).

    What a bunch of *****s. Intelligence money well spent. It's no wonder you get owned by 20-year old kids.
     
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  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    That's what you get when the administration hires tech experts based on gender, race and above all politics rather than level of expertise.
     
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  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    How do you know that's how the hiring is done? What administration?
     
  6. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 134   +27

    First fail of this article: the movie isnt based on wow. please try to learn it...
     
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Nobody implied that, it actually read "someone recreated the Warcraft movie trailer in WoW" which is what the video is about.
     
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