Sea of Thieves makes a weak, meandering first impression

Enlarge / High boredom on the high seas. (credit: Rare) Sea of Thieves leaves a bewildering first impression, a magnificent second one, and, so far, a disappointing lasting taste. The piratical goof-’em-up does almost nothing to explain itself, and much of the game’s joy is in discovering how to navigate and progress through its multiplayer […]

Alex Harvey was robbed of a medal by IOC's weak response to Russian doping

Remember when Russia ran a state-led doping system, cheating numerous hard-working Olympians of a level playing field, and robbing the Olympic movement of the ideals that make the Games so precious? The IOC doesn’t. With news of Russia’s Olympic reinstatement, every medal won by the country continues to carry an air of suspicion, including the 17 medals […]

Your words have been ‘pathetically weak’: Marco Rubio gets an earful at CNN town hall on Parkland shooting

CNN The father of a Parkland school shooting victim criticized Rep. Sen. Marco Rubio during a CNN town-hall event. Rubio appeared to agree with the idea of enacting new gun measures, including raising the age limit to purchase AR-15-style rifles. But he stopped short of supporting a ban on assault-style weapons. The father of a […]

Weak iPhone X demand isn’t just hurting Apple — it’s also causing problems for Samsung (AAPL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Fewer people are buying the $ 1,000 iPhone X than expected. Apple has decided to produce fewer iPhone X phones as a result, halving its production order in January. That’s impacted suppliers who make parts for the iPhone X, according to a new report from Nikkei. Specifically Samsung, which supplies OLED screens for […]

Lenovo fixes hard-coded password and weak crypto in fingerprint manager

Enlarge (credit: lenovo.com) Lenovo has fixed a high-severity vulnerability in a wide range of laptop models that allowed hackers with physical access to log in and then obtain users’ Windows login credentials and other sensitive data. The vulnerability resides in the Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, which is typically installed on ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and ThinkStation models. […]

Green-car sales have a strong year despite a weak December

The year that started off with the bang of big expectations for increased U.S. green-car sales from new models ended with a whimper as December marked yet another dropoff in demand for hybrids and plug-in vehicles. U.S. green-car sales, which lagged about 1 percent from a year earlier in November, fell almost 11 percent last […]

Strictly Come Dancing pro Anton Du Beke SNUBS celeb line-up: ‘It was a weak year!”

The 51-year-old professional dancer slammed the show for having “weak” competitors in series nine. Anton made the bold remark during his appearance on Sunday Brunch today, while promoting his new album.  Speaking to fellow guest Tom Fletcher, the dancer jokingly claimed that his McFly bandmate, Harry Judd, only won the hit BBC show because the […]

SEC knew about weak security years before hack

The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hill has combed through the SEC’s internal evaluations, and it’s now clear that the Commission had been warned about digital security issues […]