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Updated 2:12 PM EST, Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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Benjie Batanes

Hearthstone

Blizzard Promises an Exciting 2016 Hearthstone World Competition Offering $1 Million Prize Pool

The success of the previous Hearthstone world competition has prompted Blizzard to raise the pool prize from a measly $250,000 to a more respectable $1 million in the 2016 event. The game developer announced the raising of the prize money as well as other important details about the upcoming world championship on Wednesday.

Iranian Hackers

United States Government Still Clueless on How to Protect Itself From Cyberattack

United States government officials and employees appear to remain clueless on how to protect themselves from cyber attacks. In recent years, various government agencies have suffered from massive cyber attacks believed to have been launched by hackers from outside the U.S.

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill Claims Luke Skywalker Will Return in Star Wars Episode VIII

Three of the main characters in the first three Star Wars film are going to make an appearance in the upcoming Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. Fans have noticed though that the Jedi Knight - Luke Skywalker is noticeably absent in the film's previews or posters.

Lumia 950

A Review of Microsoft's Newest Windows 10 Smartphone: The Lumia 950

Microsoft first announced on October that it will soon release its newest smartphone that will run on Windows 10 - the Lumia 950 and 950XL. Generally, most critics view the new Windows 10 smartphone as a decent device but hardly a threat to mobile devices running on iOS and Android.

Assassin's Creed

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PC Version Review: Mostly Smooth Graphics But Lacking in Realism

The PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate has been released and critics are pointing out the positive and not so positive aspects of the game. The graphics of the game generally runs smoothly but some reviewers complained on lack of realism in the game.

WARHAMMER 40k

Warhammer 40K: Fireblade on iPhone 6 Review – Commanding an Imperial Knight

The Warhammer 40K: Fireblade has been released for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Players can take command of an Imperial Knight using Apple's 3D Touch technology.

Jared Fogle

Ex-Subway Spokesperson Jared Fogle Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

Jared Fogle, once a popular spokesperson in Subway advertisements, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in prison for engaging in child pornography and having sexual intercourse with under-aged females. Fifteen years ago, Fogle became the front man for the Subway diet. He claims to lost more than 90 kilos by simply eating a subway sandwich every day and exercising.

Uighur ethnic minority

Chinese Security Forces Kill 28 ‘Terrorists’ in Troubled Xinjiang Region

Chinese security forces announced on Friday that they have killed around 28 members of a "terrorist" organization in the Muslim-populated region of Xinjiang. Beijing has accused Western governments of "double standards" after a US-funded radio station carried a report that Chinese authorities killed several suspected "terrorists" including women and children.

U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama Wants Peaceful Resolution of South China Sea Territorial Dispute

U.S. President Barack Obama is currently attending the APEC summit in Manila when he declared his support for a peaceful resolution of the South China Sea territorial dispute. He also backed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling that it has jurisdiction in the overlapping claims of the Philippines and China in the Spratlys Islands.

Chiang Kai-shek

Home of Former Taiwan Leader Converted to McDonald Outlet Amid Protests

Hangzhou officials have rented out a villa where former Taiwanese leader Chiang Ching-Kuo once took up residence. McDonald's set up shop in the ground floor of the property this weekend amid protests from Chiang's relatives and supporters.

Starcraft II

Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Offers New Multiplayer Options and Protoss Units

Blizzard recently released the fifth Starcraft installment Legacy of the Void. Critics and gamers have praised the latest installment as it reintroduced old and new units with varying abilities and cooperative multiplayer options.

Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront Resolution Performance Review; Upcoming Sequels Announced

Star Wars Battlefront has now been released for the PC, Xbox One and PS4 and reviews has so far been positive with reports of some performance glitches in the game's graphics. Copies of the game have barely been released to retails stores, game publisher EA has already announced upcoming sequels to Star Wars: Battlefront.

Microsoft, HP, Cloud Service

Get to Know Some of the Latest Features in Windows 10's First Major Update

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 10 update on Thursday. Most of the improvements are quite noticeable by the users. However, there still some feature that many users may still be unaware of.

China Population

Research Points to 1980 as Year of Turning Point in China's Generation Gap

Pew Research, an American think tank, published a report on Thursday about the generation gap in China. The paper roughly divides the Chinese population into to groups, those born in 1980 and onwards and those born before that date.

Google self-driving car

Google's Driver-less Car Gets Pulled Over for Driving Too Slow

Google's driver-less car got the attention of a California police officer on Thursday - but not for over-speeding. Instead, the car was apparently issued a ticket for not driving fast enough. A picture of the Mountain View policeman leaning over the car window and seemingly issuing a citation ticket is circulating on social media.

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