Every ‘World of Warcraft’ expansion is now free

World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is now entirely free and comes as part of the base game.A Reddit member noticed the other day that the expansion was no longer being offered for sale and surmised that it was now part of the base game. Shortly after, a Blizzard customer service rep confirmed the news.What that means is that all of the content from the first five expansions – The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm,

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Take-Two’s financial report better than expected, reveals Rockstar will announce new games “soon”

Game publisher Take-Two Interactive may not have released a huge number of major titles last year, but the company still posted better-than-expected earnings results, thanks to the continuing success of Grand Theft Auto V and the launch of XCOM 2. The report also revealed that developer Rockstar Games was working on some new projects.For the fiscal year 2016, Take-Two’s GAAP (generally accepted accounting practices) net revenue was $1.414 billion, an increase of 31 percent from the previous year. In the

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TeslaCrypt developers shut down shop, release master decryption key

Ransomware that holds your computer hostage until a fee has been paid to unlock it is pretty evil as far as nefarious code goes. Apparently, the group behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware came to that same conclusion as they’ve shut down the project and released the master decryption key.As Bleeping Computer explains, an analyst at security firm ESET noticed over the past few weeks that the developers of TeslaCrypt had slowly been closing their doors. Simultaneously, some distributors have been moving

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Google experiments with removing backspace nav shortcut in Chrome

It’s happened to many of us: you’re filling out a long form and hit the backspace thinking you’ll delete a character but actually navigate back and lose all your work. Google wants to save you the frustration in an upcoming release of Chrome that removes the ability to go “back” with the backspace key altogether. Specifically, the tweak will arrive with version 52 of the browser sometime in July, but is currently available in the “Developer” release.On a Chrome Code

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The opening ceremony at the 2020 Olympics may feature a man-made meteor shower

Hosting the Olympic Games is a rare honor that’s bestowed upon the luckiest of nations. Athletes from around the globe travel to compete in the games every two years and with the entire world watching, it’s no surprise that host nations pull out all the stops in terms of showmanship.Tokyo will serve as the host nation for the 2020 Olympic Games and they certainly want to impress. According to reports, a company by the name of Star-ALE is bidding for

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Hands-on with Android N: Developer Preview 3 (open beta)

At Google I/O a couple of days ago, Google announced and released a new version of the Android N Developer Preview that anyone can try out on their Nexus handset. There aren’t a whole lot of new features in the Developer Preview 3, but Google has worked hard to improve performance and stability.In this video I go hands-on with the latest Developer Preview on the Nexus 6P, looking at what’s new in this version, and also what features of Android

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Google will ship Project Ara developer kits later this year, consumer model in 2017

Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone concept, is slowly but surely inching its way closer to becoming a consumer product. On Friday, project lead Rafa Camargo revealed a huge milestone in that developer kits will be shipping later this year. Best yet, a consumer version will be available sometime in 2017.The revelation came as part of an exclusive interview with Wired. In it, we learn that the developer edition shipping later this year will feature a 5.3-inch display and is described

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Selfie-takers often overestimate their attractiveness, study finds

People that regularly snap selfies often like to post said photos to social media or send to their friends but a new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science points to multiple underlying issues.According to the study, regularly selfie snappers tend to overestimate their attractiveness and likability to a greater extent. What’s more, research shows that independent observers view selfie fiends as being more narcissistic compared with non-selfie takers. For some of you, this revelation probably won’t come as

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Abandoned Xbox Gamertags will soon be made available once again

Microsoft will be giving Xbox gamers a chance to get an awesome new Gamertag on Wednesday, May 18th when the company re-releases nearly one million old and abandoned Gamertags.The recycled Gamertags will be available to active Xbox Live Gold members with “at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure”. Users can check the availability of Gamertags they desire and make any changes through Xbox.com, the Xbox app for Windows 10, or an Xbox OneMicrosoft won’t be releasing every

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LinkedIn Hacked

LinkedIn Hacked In 2012, LinkedIn was hacked by an unknown Russian entity, and six million user credentials were leaked online. Four years later, it’s transpired that the hack was far worse than we first expected. In a report published by Vice’s Motherboard, a hacker called Peace has been selling 117 million LinkedIn credentials on the Dark web for around $2,200 in Bitcoin. While this episode is a continuing headache for LinkedIn, it will inevitably be worse for the thousands of

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