Happy Monday, Austin. Here’s hoping your weekend was a great one, and that you are returning refreshed for a new work week. Or maybe you’re tired and grumpy on a Monday like the rest of us.
Either way, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making waves and generating buzz around the Internet today:
Some new details about the elusive ‘Ataribox’
If you’re a gamer of a certain age, you probably have been eagerly waiting to hear more about Atari’s promised new Ataribox game system, which the gaming company has mostly been mum about. Until now, that is. In a new email to its fans, Atari says the retro system will be in many ways like the classic NES system, but with some key differences. It will play both classic and new games, the company said. It also will come in a black-and-red version and a wood version, and will have an SD card slot, HDMI output and four USB ports. A number of tech sites are offering more thoughts and breakdowns on the Ataribox this morning, including The Verge, Tech Crunch and Ars Technica.
Feds look to create independent military cyber command
As it confronts the escalating threat of cyberattacks and intrusions from other nation states, terrorist groups and hackers, the federal government is working to split off U.S. Cyber Command from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency. The idea is revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials.
Looking for the right drone for your selfies?
As drone use grows, more and more of us might be thinking about buying one. If you’re in the market for a fairly low-priced flying gadget that has some fairly easy to use photographic options, the folks over at CNet have a review that you might find helpful.
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