Sony Teases Limited Edition Star Wars Darth Vader PS4

In sync with the release of The Force Awakens, Star Wars Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0, Sony is partnering with Disney to release two limited edition Darth Vader PS4s console bundles. Each of the bundles come with a special Darth Vader lid, a special DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller inspired by Darth Vader’s control panel and other Star Wars related games and items.

Set to coincide with the release of Star Wars Battlefront in November, the first bundle is not surprisingly, with a copy of Star Wars Battlefront, and the second is with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is a Walmart exclusive for some reason which probably means some regions won’t get it as well. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition also gets a Rise Against the Empire Play Set Pack (featuring Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa figures, as well the Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece), and the Boba Fett figure.

Both bundles also get 4 additional titles, with remastered versions of classics like Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. All 4 titles also feature improved trophy support for those that are into collecting them. For those that are interested in these 4 classics and the PS4 bundle, but no Battlefront or Disney Infinity 3.0, there is a separate bundle with just the Darth Vader PS4 set and the 4 classic titles available. There is no word yet on pricing and you can watch the reveal trailer below.

See How Many Popular Apps Failed to Protect Your Password

When using an app developed by a big company, you might think that it is trustworthy and ensures your security and privacy. Well, a recent test proved how easy and vulnerable a lot of popular iOS and Android apps are to crack and have your passwords nabbed.

According to security firm AppBugs, a huge number of popular apps are allowing users to make a large number of login attempts without any type of restrictions. Why is this so important? Well, hackers may as well try to guess your passwords this way. There are a lot of methods involving apps that can randomly generate and test passwords, and since we are talking about mobile devices, I don’t think people will use something they can barely remember, yet alone type, as their passwords.

AppBugs found that out of 100 apps, 53 were found vulnerable. Apps such as Songza, Pocket, Wunderlist, iHeartRadio, WatchESPN, Expedia, Dictionary, CNN, Domino’s Pizza USA, Zillow, AutoCAD 360, Slack, SoundCloud, Kobo and Walmart are just a few of the one found. The security firm gave the developers 30 days to fix the issues, but only a couple of the latter mentioned apps were actually patched. The full list of vulnerable apps will be revealed on the 30th of July, according to AppBugs.

If you wish to protect your data further, users are encouraged to start considering using apps that manage all your stored passwords if you forget them, or even activate 2-factor authentication in apps, if it’s available.

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Walmart Launch Sale to Rival Amazon Prime Day

The battle for retail dominance has just escalated. Again. Walmart, the US retail chain, are not letting amazon steal the spotlight. This year they have announced that they are going to launch a rival sale on Wednesday in retaliation to Amazon’s recently released “Prime Day” meaning more than 2000 rollbacks in prices. The price reductions will last 90 days and will include electronics, home, baby and toys. Starting Monday, Walmart is also reducing the minimum order for free shipping from $50 to $30 for at least 30 days.

Walmart have out-done Amazon for making its lower prices on Prime Day available only to Prime members, who pay $99 a year to be part of the service that offers free shipping upgrades, access to video streaming and music. Walmart plans to say that it is “standing up for our customers and everyone else who sees no rhyme or reason for paying a premium to save.” In addition to the rollbacks and lower free shipping minimum, Walmart also promises “some special atomic deals,” with more details to come later.

Last week, Amazon announced that Prime Day — scheduled for July 15 and billed as a blowout sale bigger than Black Friday — would be held in honor of the e-commerce company’s 20th anniversary. It will include thousands of deals, with new ones as often as every 10 minutes.

Thank you to Usa Today for providing us with this information.

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Man Buys PlayStation 4, Gets Bags of Rocks Instead

A man from Denver, Colorado who bought a PlayStation 4 from his local Walmart was shocked to find upon opening the box that the console was missing, its place taken by two taped-up bags of rocks.

Igor Baksht bought the PlayStation 4 as a present for his niece and, despite the store clerk informing him that the console he was buying was a returned item, he did not check its contents until he was home. Baksht said that, before he wrapped the present, he opened the box, “Just to make sure everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside. When I opened it, I said, ‘Oh my God.” He says the clerk who served him commented about the weight of the box.

When Baksht returned to Walmart with the console box, he was initially told that there was nothing that could be done, and that they could not give him a refund. Only after pursuing the matter did the store manager call Baksht to offer him his money back.

Source: Kotaku

Walmart Enters Pricing War with Amazon

Black Friday and Cyber Monday plans are already in full swing for major American based retailers Walmart and Amazon. These two famous shop-till-you-drop holidays are set to churn massive sales figures for retail giants.

One of USA’s biggest retailers, Wal-Mart has reportedly made a brave decision to price match Amazon US in any of their products in these upcoming sale frenzies. Wal-Mart’s price match guarantee has been advertised to include any advertised sale price and extends across their brick-and-mortar to online stores.

Previously this sale matching guarantee didn’t include Amazon, reportedly due to Wal-Mart’s apparent higher cost for storage of retail items and Amazon’s 10-year experience in the field. This recent change comes as a shock to many and may prove that Wal-Mart either have something to prove, or are desperate for market share.

Wal-Mart have claimed that this price matching offer is to help generate sales year-round, saying that quite often they will see customers walk into their premises ready to purchase a product, but will then wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales to purchase at a saving. Many media outlets are reporting that this decision will not affect Wal-Marts profits too heavily and their US CEO Greg Foran agrees.

Don’t be confused however, Wal-Mart’s price match will reportedly not cover only Black Friday and Cyber Monday – they are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

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Hisense Launch Feature Packed 4K TV For Just $2,000

Ok so maybe the word “just” isn’t quite right when we are talking about something that costs $2,000. Yet with models from Sony’s flagship range costing in excess of $5,000 the new 4K ready smart TV from Hisense sounds like a pretty good deal.

It was only a few days ago that we bought you news of the even more budget friendly Seiki 55″ 4K TV for only $1,500, but that TV didn’t pack anywhere near as many features as the Hisense. It certainly looks like manufacturers are keen to get their models out in time for Christmas to capitalise on the sales and impulse buys over the holiday season.

The T880 55-inch 4K Smart TV from Hisense packs a solid feature range that includes built-in WiFi, smart TV apps such as Netflix and YouTube, a 178 degree viewing angle and of course an impressive Ultra HDTV 4K display panel.

The set will be available at Walmart and Costco, although we are not certain if it will be available in all of their retail outlets.

Are you saving up for a 4K panel, or do you still think the technology is too expensive?

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Walmart Says Pricing Glitch Will Not Be Honoured, But $10 Giftcards Will Be Offered

According to Softpedia Walmart will not be honouring  orders that were the result of a pricing glitch. This pricing glitch saw monitors and projectors worth multiple hundreds of dollars selling from $8.85 and a Treadmill worth $600 was being sold for just $33. As expected consumers wasted no time in getting online and buying up hundreds, probably thousands, of these items with pricing glitches. Due to the volume of the orders Walmart simply cannot consider honouring the orders. However, it isn’t all bad news for Walmart customers because they are offering $10 gift cards to customers who tried to make a purchase as partial compensation for the fact they will not get their price-glitch order.

“The issue has been resolved and Walmart.com is open for all,” the company said in a statement. “Given the wide discrepancy in pricing, we are notifying customers who ordered these items that their orders have been cancelled and that they’ll be refunded in full.”

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