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Monday, October 18, 2021

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Founder and CEO of cyber security firm Group-IB detained in Moscow on treason charges By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 29 Sep 2021 16:45 Russian authorities have arrested Ilya Sachkov, the founder and chief executive of cyber security firm Group-IB, accusing him of collaborating with western intelligence agencies and treason, according to reports. RTVI, a…
Hearst wants to bring advertisers onto an airship it created in the virtual world of the metaverse. The idea behind the Hearst Youth + Wellness Group Airship, which will open to new and existing clients starting this fall, is to show the potential in co-branded VR experiences to reach Hearst’s audience of young female gamers. Hearst…
Many remarkable innovations, as varied as satellite communication, global positioning systems, digital photo sensors, and OpenStack cloud computing, have deep roots in space research. Now, in an era when even tech business leaders and tourists are journeying into space, enterprises of many different types and sizes are aiming to establish a presence in the final…

10 years on: Dark Souls

Has there been a more influential game over the last ten years than From Software's masterpiece? Minecraft and Fortnite have bigger footprints, I suppose, and one could perhaps make a case for Skyrim's effect on the proliferation of open world games. But in terms of how both designers and critics think about game design, I…
October 8, 2021 by Max Willens The fifth ComplexCon is still about a month away, but it already looks like it could set new revenue records for Complex Networks, the youth culture publisher which BuzzFeed announced plans to acquire earlier this year.  Sales of tickets, which range from $80 to $500 apiece, are already up…
Esports and gaming more broadly influence our culture and entertainment in a profound way today. The interplay between the worlds of gaming and TV, movies, sports, business, art, food and fashion is very real, and growing. Gaming platforms like Twitch are now all-encompassing cultural hubs, livestreaming is thriving, and star gamers are icons and role…
No, Netflix isn't done extracting every last drop of value from The Witcher. The streaming giant used its TUDUM event to tease a further expansion of its adapted fantasy series. There will be a third season of The Witcher, to no one's surprise, but Netflix also revealed plans for a second anime movie and, believe…
October 8, 2021 by Alexander Lee NASCAR and esports entertainment holding company Subnation have teamed up to bring the popular motorsports brand into the metaverse with persistent digital experiences that help fans engage more deeply. The partnership, which was officially established earlier this year, began as an informal conversation about NFTs between Subnation chief managing…
My biggest take-away from over two decades in cybersecurity? The most elegant solution are ones that are simple to implement, have an element of automation and are easily incorporated into existing activities seamlessly. With digital innovation leading to accelerated and automated DevOps, one of the most important things we can do to reduce risk in…
Netflix's long-in-the-making League of Legends show has a release date. The service has confirmed that its animated series Arcane will premiere November 6th at 10PM Eastern. Accordingly, a new trailer (below) sets the stage. It highlights the origins of sisters (and LoL heroines) Jinx and Vi as they fight both the dangers of hextech (magic…