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Titanfall developer, Respawn is apparently looking into the world of mobile gaming and… *Gasp* Free to Play. This new information was dropped on us during an interview with Respawn COO Dusty Welch shortly after they announced Stig Asmussen was coming…
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AMD fans might have some good news for them in the next few months. It seems that one of the geniuses that helped to bring the K7 and K8 CPUs to the world, Jim Keller, is back at AMD and…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:42

Virtual Reality Gets a Boost From Cardboard

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Although the concept of Virtual Reality (VR) is nothing new, there has always been something of a roadblock for this technology. That roadblock is money, if you do not have the money for the hardware and the programing APIs you…
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It would seem that respecting people’s privacy is contrary to the intent of copyright law. Or at least that is what we are getting out of the latest Anti-Piracy Caucus and their new “watch list” for 2014. This list, in…
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There is a term that often gets thrown around when we talk about technology and the way we now store data, reasonable expectation of privacy. This term has been used to get around some of the basic laws we have…
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We talk a lot about security on DecryptedTech and with good reason, there are a ton of threats out there and this list just keeps getting longer. This is why we tend to get annoyed with large corporations when they…
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In development it has always been a given that if you can code for a specific build of materials or…
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Ubisoft dumbing down Watchdogs for PC, Crytek losing money, game devs claiming next gen consoles will match the graphical look…
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A couple of days ago the rumor that Crytek was in serious financial trouble spread around the internet like a clickbait video. We saw it pop up on multiple social media sites with links to multiple sources. As with many…
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Our first bit of news this morning is a piece about the SEA (Syrian Electronic Army) hacking into an ad plug-in (widget) on the Reuters new page that allowed them to redirect readers to new landing pages. Now, while the…
Monday, 23 June 2014 09:07

Intel Could Launch Haswell-E in September

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Right after the launch of the Haswell Refresh named Devil’s Canyon we are starting to hear the rumors about Haswell-E CPUs. The going rumor now is that Intel will drop this new CPU complete with DDR4 support in September of…
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Over the course of the years you have read many (many, many) articles about security. These articles have ranged from details on specific breaches to general security information. One of the big areas that we cover is the lack of…
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A common feature in today’s society is the cat. We see them all over the internet and when we chose to go outside we see them in our neighborhoods. What would happen if someone mobilized that arm of felines to…
Sunday, 22 June 2014 18:51

Asus Z97I-Plus Review Part II - Performance Featured

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One of the things that makes a board stand out from the crowd, beside features and price, is how well it performs. Even with a massive feature set a board is not going to do well if the performance is not there. With the Z97-I Asus is trying to push the same level of features that you would find in a larger board, but will they be able to get the same level of performance? That is what we are looking to find out today. So without much in the way of ceremony, let’s get into why you are here and see what the Z97-I is hiding inside its small frame. You can also check out our coverage of the design and features of the Z97I Plus.

Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:55

Asus Z97I Plus Aisuite 3

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Asus Z97I Plus Aisuite 3
We take a look at the AISuite 3 bundled with the Asus Z97I Plus SFF Motherboard. You can read the full review here: http://www.decryptedtech.com/motherboards...
Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:55

Asus Z97I Plus UEFI BIOS

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Asus Z97I Plus UEFI BIOS
A close look at the UEFI BIOS on the Z97I Plus motherboard from Asus. You can read the full review here: http://www.decryptedtech.com/motherboards/asus-z97i-...
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passwords stolen thanks to a BMC chip with a fairly serious Universal Plug-n-Play feature. According to security researcher Zachary Wikholm, there is s a flaw in the IPMI BIOS on the WPCM450 BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) that Supermicro uses on…
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Remember the news about the “locked” out graphical features in Watch Dogs? Well Ubisoft has finally released a statement about those options and a claim as to why they were hidden in the first place. According to Ubisoft the reason…
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In a somewhat surprising decision the US Supreme Court has rules that patents that cover an “abstract idea” are not valid. This was the final outcome of a battle between two financial institutions, Alice Corp and CLS Bank. The story…
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The FCC has published a very interesting report. The report which is called Measuring Broadband America is a survey of broadband companies in the US that spanned several months. The purpose is to gauge how well these companies are meeting…
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There is an interesting story that is making the rounds on the internet that relates to Synology NAS devices, but so far has not really gotten the right press coverage. As with many things, the rush to get the story…
Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:08

Microsoft and Google Bow to Kill Switches

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It seems that Microsoft and Google have caved to government demands for “Kill Switches” in their phones. For those of you that might wonder what a Kill Switch is, it is an embedded mechanism that can render a phone inoperable…
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Growing up Lego was one of the “toys” that I played with most (that and girder and panel). I would build everything from cars, to towers to spaceships with the multi-colored blocks that I had collected. Lego’s popularity has not…
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Microsoft is joining the ranks of Symantec and McAfee in a very special group. This is a group of companies whose anti-malware products can be/have been attacked directly. According to a security update Microsoft says that a specifically crafted file…
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After taking something of a beating in the news the other day with the revelation of locked features in Watchdogs, Ubisoft is back in the news today. However, today’s news is both good and bad for them. This time the…