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Video Games as Art: Painting with Consequence

With each invention of a new medium comes the conception of a new art form. With writing came literature, with pigments came painting, and with film came photography and movies. However, even with the advent of computer technology, video games still have trouble being recognized as an art form. However, perhaps the issue is that it is difficult to recognize exactly what art is, and how video games use a unique medium that few other art forms can.

New Internet Hoax: Apple “Wave” IOS 8 feature will NOT charge your iPhone in a microwave!

Instead, you will end up with a worthless flaming pile of cooked circuitry.

Posted originally by the notorious internet pranksters 4-Chan, the 'IOS 8 exclusive' Wave ad was designed to look exactly like an update notification from Apple that was posted following the release of their new software one week ago.

Minecrosoft?

Microsoft is planning to purchase Mojang, the independent developer of Minecraft for $2 billion. This seems a very unusual transaction considering the game's creator, Markus Persson (Notch), has been outspoken with his disdain for publisher's and AAA developers.

Protecting Your Privacy

One way to minimize your risk of exposure to cybercrime is eliminating accounts at sites you no longer use. Have you signed up with a website that you never use or a newspaper site you don’t read anymore? The personal information that you provided is probably still on those computers and vulnerable to the next hacker.

Do You Need to Update Your Passwords?

Passwords should be easy to remember and hard for anyone to guess.  We all know that is easier said than done, and it can be exasperating to think of something unique and memorable. According to an article in PC World, the top five most commonly used (and guessable) passwords of 2013 were: 123456, password, 12345678, qwerty, and abc123. Here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you set a password.

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