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Irssi Open-Source Terminal-Based IRC Client Hits 1.0 Milestone After 18 Years

We bet you did not see that coming, but the Irssi team proudly announced today, January 5, 2017, the availability of Irssi 1.0.0, the newest stable series of the popular, open-source terminal-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX systems.   And it's clearly not a coincidence to release the 1.0 milestone now as Irssi has been in development since January 1999, during which it received...

Gamers Can Soon Also Use The Steam Controller Interface For Xbox Controllers: Great Move, Valve

The latest client update for Steam, which is currently available in beta version, enables the interface of the Steam Controller to work with Xbox controllers.   This move by Valve expands the capabilities of the software component of the Steam Controller, heading toward a future wherein gamers can use any controller of their choice for all games on the platform. Steam Client Update Adds Xbox...

3 reasons Hulu's under-$40-a-month cable TV competitor could be a major hit

On Wednesday, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed a bunch of details about the company's upcoming live TV service, a cable TV competitor that he said would cost under $40 a month.   Hulu's live product will work much like a regular cable or satellite TV package, except that it will be delivered over the internet to your smart TV, phone, tablet, and so on.   The big question was whether Hulu's...

DDoS Attacks Growth Could Lead to Flood of New Attacks in 2017

DDoS & Cyber Security Insights analyzes attack and mitigation data collected through Neustar SiteProtect, a global DDoS mitigation network, from January 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016. Key findings include: Increasing frequency of DDoS Attacks. The frequency of DDoS attack mitigations by Neustar increased 40% compared to the same period of time in 2015. Eruption of multi-vector...

Netflix wakes up to a hacked Twitter account

"Hey, it's OurMine, Don't worry we are just testing your security, contact us to tell you more about that"   That message, along with an OurMine email address and logo, was tweeted out to the nearly 2.5 million Twitter followers of @netflix -- the Netflix US account -- on Wednesday morning. At least two more hacked tweets were sent. All of them have since been deleted, presumably by the...

Xbox One update turbocharges downloads for virtually all users

A new update currently rolling out to Microsoft’s Xbox One game console can speed up downloads of games and other content by as much as 80 percent, Microsoft said.   Virtually everyone will benefit from the new update. Users who have broadband connections slower than 100Mbps should see their download speeds increase by up to 40 percent, as a result of Microsoft's update. But it’s those...