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Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
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Enlarge / A Supermicro motherboard. (credit: Supermicro) By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week: spies from China got multiple factories to sneak data-stealing hardware into Supermicro motherboards before the servers that used them were shipped to Apple, Amazon, an unnamed major US […]

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Honor of Kings will need you to play with your real name in China     – CNET
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This comes as China plans on tackling gaming addiction over rising levels of myopia.

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Square sellers no longer need signatures for card payments
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Square Cash is continuing its crusade to make the business of parting with your hard-earned money a little less painful. It's just announced that it's cut down EMV transaction time on Square Reader for contactless and chip even further, to just two s…

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Why you need a better handle on the WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram apps     – CNET
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You might not really understand how encrypted messaging works, and you’re not alone.

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iPhone X and Siri need to find and organize my photos faster     – CNET
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Commentary: Photos Memories is a solid step in the right direction, but Apple should go further to help sort and locate my photographic gems.

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The Meg film review: We’re going to need a stupider boat
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Making fun of The Meg might be more trouble than it’s worth. There’s no hype for this adaptation of a schlocky 1997 novel about a scientifically unsound super-shark. So what if Jason Statham (Crank, Transporter) got caught up in an unfortunate film? Every summer has its low-stakes stinker. But we would be doing summer moviegoers […]

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Do Businesses Really Need to Hire CS Majors?
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A a new article in CIO magazine argues that when it comes to computer science, “few of us really need much of any of it.” Slashdot reader itwbennett offers this summary: At the heart of the matter is the fact that most businesses don’t really need programmers to be deep thinkers. For them, it’s “just […]

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Onrush game review: Sexy arcade racing in serious need of a tune-up
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Codemasters Evo There’s a lot to love about a quick glance at the arcade-combat racing of Onrush. Its blistering speed, giant-jump racetracks, and shrapnel-spewing four-wheelers impress instantly both in screenshot and hands-on modes. This positive first impression absolutely proves the chops of the game’s devs at Codemasters Evo, who previously kicked butt in this genre […]

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Op-ed: Game companies need to cut the crap—loot boxes are obviously gambling
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Enlarge / Roulette is a particularly silly form of gambling. (credit: Yuki Shimazu / Flickr) Game companies now lean heavily on loot boxes to monetize their products. Legislators around the world are threatening to impose regulations on the boxes, claiming that they’re gambling. Industry groups, however, insist that the boxes are not. I play games that […]

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