It’s Sunday so it’s time for Adi’s Week in Tech News. This is your weekly roundup of all the week’s technology news stories.
The folks over at FoxIT and FireEye have teamed up to create a website called DeCryptolocker. The free service on the website allows users to get their files back if they were infected by the Cryptolocker ransomware.
At the annual GamesCom conference, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy announced their plans for Killer Instinct Season 2. The plans for include a physical boxed copy of Killer Instinct that will launch in October, and bonus content for the Ultra edition of season 2 which includes the original Killer Instinct 2 arcade game with online multi-player support.
Hiding data by using a factory reset option does little to delete potentially sensitive information, suggest researchers. Three separate investigations of Android’s data deleting systems found it was possible to recover information. In some cases, a reset just removed the list of where data was stored and deleted nothing else.
The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features. To mark the 20th anniversary, London’s Science Museum is putting it on display in its new Information Age gallery.
Warlords of Draenor, the next expansion for video game World of Warcraft (WoW), will be released on 13 November. It introduces a new continent to adventure on, allows game characters to become more powerful and lets players build their own fortresses. In addition it will overhaul the graphics and animations used for player characters.