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Robot Unicorn Attack 2 review

As the sequel to a game that popularized the endless runner concept, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 adds new content while retaining the fast-paced and thoroughly engaging gameplay of the original. Although it features plenty of in-game items, you don't really have to spend a dime to enjoy it.

Pros

Intuitive, fast-paced gameplay: Robot Unicorn Attack 2 turns you into a speedy, robot-like unicorn that gallops through different worlds, jumping over precipices and dashing through stars, monsters, and other obstacles while collecting tokens and completing achievements that increase your rank and unlock customizations, new worlds, and even an online mode. … Read more

Attack on Bug review

Attack on Bug is a game for your PC in which you are a baby in a crib trying to get your Jack-in-the-box to turn on the light in the room. Turning on the light is the only way to get your toys to turn back into inanimate objects, so you have to figure out a way to get the message to your ally.

There are several ways to control your character in this game. You can use the mouse, arrow keys, or other hot keys to maneuver left, right, up, or down. Panning with the mouse also lets you … Read more

Protect your Mac from SSL bug

Recently, Apple released an iOS update to address a bug with its SSL implementation, which would allow a nefarious individual on the same local network as your computer to intercept sensitive information as you browse the Web.

This type of attack, called a man-in-the-middle attack, is possible because in the latest versions of OS X and iOS (up to version 7.0.5) the operating system does not check the signature in a TLS Server Key Exchange Message, allowing a third-party to spoof a private key or simply omit using one and intercept the SSL data. Since encrypted SSL data … Read more

Research makes case for home blood pressure monitoring

Think you've got normal blood pressure because the readings are always good at the doc's? Think again. As many as one in seven of us have what is called "masked hypertension" -- meaning we have healthy blood pressure readings in the comfort of our doctors' offices, but elevated blood pressure at work or home.

New research of more than 5,000 people spanning four countries finds that not only do people with this kind of hidden hypertension have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes, but that home blood pressure monitoring often helps identify this phenomenon.… Read more

Attack on Uber car breaks glass, tarnishes taxi driver image

PARIS -- Taxi drivers protesting new competition from companies like Uber and a new tax undermined their own cause with a Monday attack on an Uber car outside Paris, according to Renaud Visage, one of the passengers.

"Attacking cars blindly is not smart. It's not a good PR move," Visage, chief technology officer of Eventbrite, said in an interview with CNET a few hours after the attack. The next time Visage is returning from the Paris airport to his home, he will take an Uber car, not a taxi, he said.

"It was pretty intense," … Read more

Taxi dispute gets physical in France with attack on Uber car

PARIS -- The idea behind the Uber car service -- use a smartphone app to easily summon a car, inform the driver about your destination, and pay -- got its start in Paris. But resistance in the French capital turned ugly Monday when an attack left an Uber car with slashed tires and a broken window.

"Got attacked in an Uber by cab drivers on strike near Paris airport: smashed windows, flat tires, vandalized vehicle, and bleeding hands," tweeted Kat Borlongan, co-founder of Five by Five, a firm specializing in the idea of open data.

"Attackers tried … Read more

Build your own starship with new 'Star Wars' combat game

Ever wanted to pilot a X-wing fighter or a TIE Interceptor? Well, you soon can with Disney Interactive's new Star Wars: Attack Squadrons online game.

The entertainment giant announced Tuesday that it's releasing a closed beta version of this new combat game in early 2014 and fans can sign up to test it.

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons will be a multiplayer battle game that will be free to play online when out of beta. Part of the idea of the game is to let players customize and make special modifications to their "Star Wars" starships.… Read more

'Star Wars' auditions: Yoda-worthy advice from the pros

Think you have enough midi-chlorians to be in the new "Star Wars" film? Perhaps you're the droid director J.J. Abrams is looking for? Or maybe you just want to test out your best impression of Jack Lemmon imitating Chewbacca?

Open auditions for the new "Star Wars" film started Saturday in Bristol, England, but with long lines turning people away, Lucasfilm is now accepting video applications through Cast It Talent's Web site

The site reveals generic bios of characters that most likely will not be exactly the same in the movie (Abrams undertook a similar style of casting with his 2010 film "Super 8"). … Read more

Indonesia tops China as source of Internet attacks

In a somewhat nefarious climb to the top, Indonesia overtook China to become the top source of Internet attacks.

Attack traffic from Indonesia nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2013, according to Akamai's latest "The State of the Internet" report published Wednesday. From April to June, attack traffic out of Indonesia spiked to 38 percent, a 17 percent increase from the previous quarter, according to the report.

Indonesia claims the dubious top spot from China, which dropped to No. 2 on Akamai's list. China's share remained roughly consistent, Akamai said, with 33 percent of … Read more

Adobe hacked, 3 million accounts compromised

Adobe announced on Thursday that it has been the target of a major security breach in which sensitive and personal data about millions of its customers have been put at risk.

Brad Arkin, senior director of security for Adobe products and services, explained in a blog post that the attack concerns both customer information and illegal access to source codes for "numerous Adobe products."

A few examples include Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, and the ColdFusion Builder. However, as far as the source code is concerned, Adobe assured that there is no "increased risk to customers as a result … Read more