Ever since IoT devices started to make inroads into businesses and homes all over the world, they've been plagued with security problems both large and small. Everything from smart thermostats to smart speakers has seen their share of issues, and the problems extend all the way up to some big-name vendors. In short, nobody's been safe.
In the space of a few short years, social media has come to dominate much of the digital technology landscape. It's become the world's default communications medium. It's become a primary channel for digital advertising and marketing. It's even become the way an increasing number of people learn about the news of the day.
Games have always been able to captivate the human mind, and a smart business is going to find ways to capitalize on that.
If there's one thing that American film fans can't seem to get enough of, it's hackers. They turn up over and over again in Hollywood blockbusters and indie movies of all genres. They're even the titular characters in some pretty well-known mainstream fare.
These days, it's difficult to find anyone that isn't into cosplay, in one way or another. That's just because it's good, inventive, escapist fun and literally anyone can do it (if they're willing to be the center of attention now and again). Most people who become interested in the cosplay scene get involved at a local con or event, and then get hooked and ready to look for more. The problem is, there aren't all that many big local events that can quench the thirst of your average cosplay newbie, and you might need to do a little bit of traveling to scratch your brand new itch. If you're in that situation, here are five major anime and cosplay conventions where you can get your costumed fill.
If you've been around long enough, and you're a geek, you can probably recall a time when cooperative gaming meant gathering with friends and a handful of game cartridges (or floppy disks, if you're willing to admit being old enough to remember them) for a night of Jolt Cola and electronic diversion. Up through the end of the 1990s, there was no better way to assert your geeky superiority than to demolish your friends at a game of GoldenEye or Mario Party. Then, the internet changed everything.