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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 16

Civil liberties groups walk out of face recognition talks... Online password locker Lastpass hacked... Aura plans to put the IoT to work

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, June 10

Musk confirms SpaceX satellite Internet plans... Apple Music probed for antitrust violations... North Korea rattles cyber-saber

Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang showing GeForce GTX980 Ti at Computex in Taipei

Cloud gaming at 4K still years away, Nvidia CEO says

Changes needed at server and infrastructure level to support 4K game streaming from Internet, Jen-Hsun Huang said

Google AI program masters classic Atari video games

By remembering and learning, the DeepMind algorithm excels at retro games such as Breakout

iOS 5 drops October 12th, includes wireless iOS updates

Apple revealed a lot of new information about the iOS platform today, with one big change affecting how Apple users update their smartphones.

Netflix boosting prices by 50%

If you count on Netflix for your video entertainment, you may want to take a moment to review the new plans the company is offering.

Xbox Live Goes Offline Briefly

No hackers, but no launch of the Xbox Live's cloud service, either, as gamers deal with a brief outage of Microsoft's service.

Hackers Hit Sega

Game-maker says some personal information was compromised, but no payment details were exposed.

How to Get PlayStation Network Apology Freebies

Now that PSN is back, users are also eager to collect the company's gift of digital compensation for the downtime.

Sony President Adds His Apology for PSN Outage

Howard Stringer has come out of hiding to offer a formal apology for the PSN disaster.

Rock Band Network Arrives on PlayStation

After a month on the Xbox 360, Rock Band Network has unveiled five songs on Sony's console.

In enemy territory: Activision visits its Facebook hate page

Social media management is still a new occupation in general, but few have broadened the definition to the level that Activision's Dan Amrich did by engaging in a conversation with members of a Facebook group entitled "Gamers against...

Broadband Internet for All?

Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will deliver its National Broadband Plan to Congress, in which it outlines an ambitious agenda for connecting "all corners of the nation" with what it is describing as "the...

Teen hacker admits crashing PlayStation site

A 17-year-old honors student from Pennsylvania admitted to crashing Sony's PlayStation site after being banned for cheating in SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals. He brought down the site for 11 days in November 2008 by infecting it with a...

Is net neutrality good for gaming?

The FCC has been working since October of 2009 to establish "net neutrality" guidelines. In a nutshell, net neutrality means that all service providers must allow nondiscriminatory access to all lawful content and must consent to all...

Google patent ties interactive gaming to Youtube

A patent application filed in February and released to the public this week reveals Google's attempt to build games on top of digital videos using an interactive annotation system.The application for a "Web-Based System For...

2 Million Xbox Live users link to Facebook

If you have an Xbox Live account, chances are you're one of 2 million gamers that linked your Facebook account to the service in the past week. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, nearly 10 percent of all Live users tried out the...

Netflix PS3 streaming starts tomorrow

A little over a week ago, Netflix and PS3 jointly announced that the PS3 would receive Netflix streaming ability before the end of November, the two companies are delivering--early!Just moments ago, a "Netflix Shipping" email, which...

Xbox Live Facebook, Twitter features getting public beta

As they are wont to do every time they near completion of adding new features, Microsoft is once again giving select Xbox Live members a crack at checking out the latest version of the Xbox 360 Dashboard before the public at...

Mysterious Metal Gear website updated with countdown

Well, the countdown has officially begun. No one knows for sure exactly what Kojima Production's weird website is hinting at, but in just a few days (near the end of May 22, to be precise) we'll find out what's going on. The "Kojima...

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