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All this week, I've continually read reports from mainstream media about how Pokemon GO is dying, how the lightning in a bottle game is dead, how Niantic has failed.

And sure, numbers are dropping and the player base isn't what it used to be. But dead?

I recently logged into my old Neopets account for the first time in over a decade. It required the recovery of my username, my password, my old email account and my old email account's password.

It was a lot of work.

My Christmas JubJub was over 5500 days old and "dying". There was 1090 Neopoints in my shop till, but no record of anybody having bought anything. Upon visiting the Battledome I was given 10,000 Neopoints and dubbed a Veteran, yet all records of my past battles had been wiped.

I felt as though I had entered the remnants of a city after a zombie apocalypse.

Microsoft jumped out ahead of Apple early this morning with a big Windows 10 event. The Xbox One, a new Surface Book or Minecraft in 3D weren't explicitly advertised, but those are some of the things we ended up seeing, including the all-in-one Surface Studio. So if you want to catch up on everything you missed, here's what you need to know.

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Many wireless keyboard and mice setups connect to computers through a USB dongle and boast that this communication is encrypted. This is to stop hackers from sniffing the wireless connection to monitor keystrokes which can reveal sensitive information including passwords. But at Ruxcon 2016, one security researcher has demonstrated that you can still gain access to a computer using a wireless keyboard - even when the connect is protected by AES, one of the most secure data encryption standards around. No keylogging required.

Microsoft just announced a brand new all-in-one PC called the Surface Studio. This isn't some under-powered plasticky do-your-kids'-homework desktop PC, though. it's a 28-inch Core i7-powered behemoth with a ridiculously high-resolution screen and a massive amount of computing and graphics power. It's meant for hardcore creative types, but that doesn't mean we can't lust over it as well.

Earlier this week, Assault Android Cactus picked up four nominations at the annual Australian Game Developer Awards.

That's generally the sign of something You Should Probably Play. And if that wasn't encouragement enough, then you might like to know that it's currently available for the minuscule price of bugger all.

Two and a haif was the first to correctly pick Blake Stone as yesterday's game, and they did it in good time too -- under 10 minutes. Nice work. Planky's going to have to push you all harder next time.

Twice a year, the GeekPwn carnival is held around the world. It's a security geek contest for smart devices, and is often a place for white-hat hackers to show vulnerabilities in devices like smart cameras, mainstream routers and smart devices.

At the latest GeekPwn event, a PlayStation 4 curiously made an appearance. And you know what else popped up? A working version of Linux, Super Mario Bros, and more importantly, version 4.01 of the PS4 firmware..

Uh oh. According to a report on Phone Arena, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in the US has burst into flames while charging. This is allegedly the third such incident involving the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in the past month. Here's what you need to know.

Despite chatter otherwise, Pokemon GO is still a bit of A Thing. It's got tens of millions of active users, has earned hundreds of millions in revenue, and it's getting new features every few weeks. And one of the latest ones has just been discovered, thanks to the latest bit of datamining.