Despite sounding like the plot to a Michael Bay film, NASA really does want to lasso an asteroid and land astronauts on it. In preparation of such an event, the agency has already begun experimenting with a new version of its Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) suit, ensuring it’ll be suitable enough for astronauts when they actually spacewalk on an asteroid. NASA’s iconic orange ACES suit is currently used by astronauts during launch and reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Motorola recently opened up pre-orders for the Moto G in the United States, and now Amazon is also listing the phone. While Motorola will ship the device starting on December 2, Amazon will also sell the phone and will ship it two days later on December 4.
I’ve learned more about Attack on Titan from writing about this upcoming 3DS game than I have by actually watching the show or reading the manga. Here’s the latest I can surmise on this absurdity from the newest trailer.
Comcast is preparing to launch a brand new app called Xfinity TV Go that will reportedly replace its existing Xfinity TV Player app. It will launch on Android and iOS and will offer 35 live TV channels spanning major networks. According to The Verge, which confirmed the story with a Comcast representative, the following channels will land in the lineup:
One of the more beloved premium cable shows, Dexter, is making a triumphant return to Netflix—and all eight seasons will be included. As part of a new deal between CBS and Netflix, the serial-killer drama, which chronicled the life of Dexter Morgan as he dealt out vigilante justice, will be available for instant-streaming starting Thursday, Oct. 31. Unfortunately, seasons 5-8 won’t be added to Netflix’s instant catalog until Jan. 1, so you won’t be able to binge watch the entire thing until next year.
Maybe not so much with the millions of people who buy it every year, but Madden NFL has been struggling with a bit of an image problem over the last several years with gamers. Current generation technology has not seen enough of a technological boost to allow them to advance the series forward beyond slight tweaks, but with the power of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, all that is about to change.
Ever wonder how Netflix decides what shows to buy? Well, among a myriad of factors, the company apparently looks at what’s popular on torrenting sites and goes from there. In an interview with Tweakers, Netflix VP of Content Acquisition flatout said the company looks at what does well on piracy sites when considering what shows to buy. It allegedly lead to Netflix buying Prison Break, which was frequently torrented overseas.
Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto franchise has consistently boasted some of gaming’s best soundtracks, and the developers’ latest entry is shaping up to be its best one yet. In a behind the scenes post by Rolling Stone, Rockstar reveals what to expect when Grand Theft Auto V is released on Sept. 17, including radio stations, celebrity DJs and some of the artists you’ll be hearing while driving around the fictional city of Los Santos.
By now it’s pretty common knowledge that you don’t use the word “Password” as your password. Or 1234, etc. And, unless you’re not very well versed in Internet culture, you already know not to use information that’s readily available through your LiveJournal profile as a password to get into your bank account. But, low and behold, people continue to do so, because, wow, thinking of an actual password is just too hard.
So says Google, which we all know to be a respected voice when it comes to password security.
The search giant allegedly conducted a study of 2,000 people recently in the hopes of learning how it is they come up with passwords. The findings revealed pretty much what we expect: people often choose passwords based on information that’s accessible to most anyone who uses the Internet, like your pet’s name (number one), or a family member’s name (number three), or your favorite holiday (number 7).Halloween1234hehe.
Google provides ten of the most common passwords, and surprisingly the word password is number ten. Maybe people have learned a little. Or maybe they use the word password ironically as their password in an attempt to trick thieves. In any case, Google’s data also revealed nearly 50 percent of people freely tell others what their password is. Like,Howdy, stranger, here is my password. Three percent have no basic concept of security and merely write their password down on a post it and stick it to their monitor.
Passwords are tricky, sure, and remembering all your different logins can be a challenge. But that’s why services such as 1Password exist—something you should take advantage of now if you haven’t already. The ten most common passwords are below. If any of yours are on the no-no list, I suggest you change it immediately.
- Pet names
- A notable date, such as a wedding anniversary
- A family member’s birthday
- Your child’s name
- Another family member’s name
- Your birthplace
- A favorite holiday
- Something related to your favorite sports team
- The name of a significant other
- The word “Password”
GameStop chief Paul Raines referred to 2012 as a “challenging year for console gaming” in a statement related to the new and used game retailer’s financial report for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2013. Total global sales stayed flat at $3.56 billion compared to $3.58 billion in the same quarter a year ago, and consolidated comparable store sales decreased 4.6 percent. With new consoles on the horizon from Sony and Microsoft, GameStop expects sales to pick up by year’s end.