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Mr. Robot's second season is coming July 13th

We’ve been slowly learning new details about the upcoming second season of Mr. Robot, and now we know when we can watch it. Variety reports that the show will return to the USA Network on July 13th, and given the way the first season ended, it will have plenty of questions to …

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Popular VPN service fights back against DDoS ransom demand

On Monday, the VPN service Cloak got an unsettling email: if the owners didn’t cough up 10 bitcoin (or $4,400) in the next week, the service would be hit by a denial-of-service attack large enough to bring down the service entirely. The fallout from that downtime would easily cost more …

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AOL acquires 360-degree video company Ryot for VR news empire

AOL is acquiring 360-degree media company Ryot in order to jump into the world of virtual reality news coverage. The companies, which did not reveal exact terms of the sale, announced that Ryot will immediately start working with AOL-owned outlet The Huffington Post to create VR video. Eventually, Ryot is supposed …

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The Shock Clock wristband will literally electroshock you awake

Alarms aren’t fun, and neither is waking up early. But maybe those wake-ups aren’t miserable enough. Shock Clock, an electronic shock wristband currently being funded on Indiegogo, slowly wakes wearers up by initially vibrating at a designated alarm time. If that doesn’t work, it beeps, like a normal clock. And …

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This motorized standing desk can also be your PC

You’ve probably seen plenty of standing desks before, but likely not one that also promises to be a home for your computer. This is what respected PC case maker Lian Li has created with the DK-04. From the outside it looks like your regular motorized standing desk, with an LED display …

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EU lodges formal antitrust complaint against Android

The European Union has notified Google of formal antitrust charges against the company relating to its Android mobile operating system. The charge sheet focuses on the company’s prioritizing of its own services on Android devices, including practices that mean that Google search is “pre-installed and set as the default, or exclusive, search …

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