Ralph's Killer Muenster review

Ralph's Killer Muenster is a puzzle game that challenges you to try and unscramble the escaped muenster's genetic code to stop its spread. Neighborhood by neighborhood, you have to make alterations to one shape to make it match the other and solve one more link in the muenster's genetic sequence. Only when all of the matches have been made will the city finally be safe.

When you open the game, you'll see a short animation that depicts a delivery truck for Ralph's Killer Muenster driving through a city on a dark and rainy night. The … Read more

Chrome: Save tabs to a pop-up window with Tab Killer

Admit it, you are as guilty as me when it comes to leaving tabs open -- sometimes for days at a time -- as temporary bookmarks in order to read or watch something later. These tabs make your browser a mess and occupy system resources. There are many tab managers but Chrome extension Tab Killer might be the easiest of the bunch to use, which means you might actually use it. It's not the most polished extension you'll come across, but it solves the problem it sets out to address and does so with minimal fuss.

After installing … Read more

Review: Contract Killer 2 offers a number of game modes and options in a violent campaign

Contract Killer 2 tasks you with killing specific targets, henchmen, and other enemies in an on-rails style shooter with a number of unique elements. The game is incredibly violent as one might guess from its name but it runs smoothly and has a number of options for those that enjoy similar stealth and ranged combat-style games for consoles.

Contract Killer 2 takes some time to install, loading numerous components when you first turn it on and generally slowing down between levels, cut scenes, and menus. It can be frustrating, at times, but the game, itself, runs smoothly and without a … Read more

Review: Kill malicious processes with RogueKiller 64+

Tigzy's RogueKiller scans your PC for malicious processes and kills them on command so you can root them out. Although it deletes malicious Startup files, RogueKiller doesn't clean your system. Instead, it recommends Malwarebytes' AntiMalware freeware for the task. We agree. RogueKiller also packs tools to fix Host, Proxy, and DNS issues, as well as a Shortcuts cleaner. We tried RogueKiller 64+ for 64-bit Windows.

Quit all running processes before opening RogueKiller. The program's interface is fairly plain but nicely rendered. Tabs display and sort scan results for Processes, Registry, Hosts, Proxy, DNS, Driver, Files, MBR, and … Read more

Review: Tune up your device's performance with AutoKiller Memory Optimizer

AutoKiller Memory Optimizer allows the user to tune up their device by limiting the applications running in the background. It does this by giving the user options on what works best in their particular circumstance. This program is more than a usual task killer, though. It's intended to work automatically once the options have been set.

Within minutes of downloading AutoKiller Memory Optimizer, your device will start performing faster. Setup is very easy and any user should be able to tune their device to perfection. While there are preset options available for the average user, advanced settings allow experienced … Read more

Friday Poll: Are 'killer robots' a real threat?

When you think of killer robots, you probably imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger running around in a leather jacket and sunglasses, or even ED-209 from "Robocop" causing all kinds of damage. Those sorts of mechanical menaces from film are turning out to be the subject of some real concern in the actual world.

A month ago, Human Rights Watch launched a campaign aimed at stopping killer robots. "Urgent action is needed to preemptively ban lethal robot weapons that would be able to select and attack targets without any human intervention," the organization said in a release.

Now, Christof … Read more

Autonomous military robots should be banned, group says (video)

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots kicked off its protest against self-powered military machines earlier this week.

CNET caught up with the campaign organizers to hear why they want killer 'bots banned -- play the video above to hear their reasoning and to witness the kinds of death-dealing devices the organization is trying to stop.

One thing I wanted to know is why the campaign is so averse to autonomous robots. As Noel Sharkey, expert roboticist and professor, told me, however, this movement is only about putting the brakes on autonomous killing machines. … Read more

Human Rights Watch launches campaign against 'killer robots'

If I had a dime for every time someone writes "I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords," I'd have enough money to bribe my future robot master into sparing me from the meatsack ghettos.

Our dystopian robot future is always good grist for lame jokes. Unless it might actually happen.

Human Rights Watch seems very serious about a new campaign it has launched against what it calls "killer robots." … Read more

'Craigslist killer' convicted of murder

A man charged with using Craiglist to lure three people to their deaths has been convicted of murder.

The jury in an Akron, Ohio, courtroom yesterday found Richard Beasley guilty of kidnapping and murdering David Pauley, Ralph Geiger, and Timothy Kern, according to Reuters. Beasley was also convicted of the attempted murder of Scott Davis, who was shot in the arm but managed to escape.

Beasley was found guilty of all charges against him, including aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder, aggravated robbery, grand and petty theft, and ID theft. The jury will next meet on March 20 to determine whether … Read more

There's a killer on the loose and you have to find them

Who Is the Killer (Episode One) is the first of a series of mini games representing a detective game. As each day passes, someone dies, and your job is to figure out who is the killer. Who Is the Killer installs easily and is free.

Who Is the Killer is a fairly straightforward game graphically, with limited screen displays. You start with an image of people sitting around, and you can click on people or items to interact with them. A set of mini games adds to the puzzle, but the goal is to figure out which character is the … Read more