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When did we start letting marketing control the message?
Published in Editorials
The world of the technical press has been evolving since it stumbled on the scene back in the mid-1990s. At…
Fun with DNS hacking and the importance of updating your router
Published in News
On March 2 2015 CVE-2015-1187 was released. This alert indicated that a simple cross-site request forgery allowed someone (the “bad” guys) to hijack DNS settings on a wide range of routers. By doing this they were able to point people…
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review
Published in Enthusiast Audio
17 May 2015
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After the success of the Hyper X Cloud Pro Gaming headset Kingston went back to the drawing board to make a product that would be a worthy successor. The question was, how do you top something that is that good?…
Nothing like GPU accelerated malware to brighten your day
Published in News
The idea of GPU accelerated applications is one that has caught the attention of many developers over the years since we first heard about it. It is a great advancement in technology that allows you to use the parallel processing…
Apple faces FTC investigation into Beats Streaming Service.
Published in News
Remember that pesky anti-trust suit that Apple faced over fixing eBook prices with publishers? Well if not, let me remind you. When Apple brought their eBook store to iOS they knew they were facing an uphill battle against Amazon. To…
Black Mesa Source Moves to Steam Early Access
Published in News
Half Life is one of those games, along with Doom and Castle Wolfenstein, which helped define an entire genre of games. It gave us a new type of hero as well, the crowbar toting MIT PHD Gordon Freeman. Since the…
Mumblehard Spamming Malware Making the Rounds in Joomla and WordPress sites
Published in News
There is a common belief that Linux and BSD operating systems are, by their nature, much more secure than anything Microsoft has ever released. The problem with this belief is that it is simply not true. Linux, BSD and Windows…
It looks like AMD is betting the farm on 2016 and 14nm
Published in Editorials
A couple of days ago we published an article on the state of AMD and what their immediate (next 18…
Very few bright spots to be seen in AMD's future
Published in News
In the last couple of months we have talked a lot about AMD and the direction they are trying to move to. Most of what we have reported is not good news and centers on the fact that AMD’s R&D/production…
SMB, Windows and the hole that has been open since 1997
Published in News
Over the weekend there was a lot of talk about how Windows in particular is vulnerable to a flaw that is linked to SMB. This flaw could allow someone to grab user information by forcing a redirect to a malicious…
AMD cuts orders to Global Foundries... Are they pulling in for one last effort?
Published in News
Although you would not think it possible, AMD is still having issues that stem back from their purchase of ATi all those years ago. As most of you are sick of hearing the details of that acquisition and the gradual…
Florida Judge Says that an IP Address is not enough to prove piracy
Published in News
If you have been following news about piracy, copyright, or indeed almost anything you will know that the copyright industry often employs some rather shady methods to get their way. One of the shadiest methods is the demand letter. If…
Rumors that NVIDIA is moving to Samsung's 14nm FinFET are just that... Rumors
Published in Leaks and Rumors
Last week there was an announcement by Global Foundries that they were licensing Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process for their own use. This immediately started the internet going with talk about how AMD would be using this new process despite there…
The Apple Watch gets reviewed: or How to Polish a turd.
Published in Editorials
So Apple has released review samples to the press in order to build up interest in their entry into the…
Global Foundries announces 14nm process in partnetship with Samsung
Published in News
When it comes to competing in the CPU market, one of AMD’s big issues has been trying to get to the same process as Intel. Ever since the purchase of ATi by AMD they have always been one (and in…
"New" Exploit using WordPress and Pirate Bay Clone to Spread Malware
Published in News
It is no secret that malware is often spread through sites that offer pirated content. No matter the type of content there is a chance that someone has put up a file that is little more than malware. This type…
AMD's R&D spending plummets as they rely more and more on R&D partners
Published in Editorials
There is an old saying in business that you have to spend money to make money. The meaning is sort…
Tesoro Kuven Pro 5.1 Gaming Headset Review
Published in Enthusiast Audio
30 March 2015
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Over the last year or so the PC Gaming market has seen an interesting re-birth. Although many developers seem to have embraced the new x86 console craze the peripheral manufacturers for the PC did not get the memo. One company…
PoS systems are the new compromise cash cow...
Published in News
24 March 2015
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PoS systems are the new compromise cash cow...

The Point of Sale (PoS) station is probably one of the most targeted devices in recent years. There are multiple reasons for this: older operating systems, the need to POS users to have admin rights, generic logons for the “windows”…
More hacking fun with the UEFI BIOS
Published in News
24 March 2015
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More hacking fun with the UEFI BIOS

Back in August of 2014 while covering DEFCON 22 we sat in on a talk about how insecure the UEFI BIOS was and how it could potentially grant a malicious person ring zero access to your system. The talk was…
AMD only putting HBM into the Radeon 380 and 390... why?
Published in News
We have talked about some of the challenges that AMD is facing due to poor sales (and bad leadership), but many of these challenges have not been as evident as what is happening in the GPU world. Although we have…
Windows 10 Pirate Edition Update... Things are just as confusing.
Published in News
So, remember that comment Microsoft made about upgrading non-genuine version of Windows 7 and 8.x to Windows 10? Well we finally have some more information on that. Sadly the new information causes more confusion than it clears up. According to…
NVIDIA's Pascal to use 2.5D HBM Just like AMD
Published in News
18 March 2015
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NVIDIA's Pascal to use 2.5D HBM Just like AMD

During NVIDIA’s recent GTC announcements the world was shown the new Titian X with 12GB of GDDR5. This impressive monster of a card has shown that it has a large amount of power to push your games and other graphical…
Windows 10 Upgrade Could be Free, Even for Pirated Copies
Published in News
Microsoft is making a bold move with Windows 10 and we are not just talking about a redesign of the OS here. It seems that they would really like people to move from Windows 7 and 8.x to Windows 10.…
P2P update engine seen in leaked copy of the latest Windows 10 build... what are they thinking?
Published in News
Despite a valiant attempt to label P2P transfers and BitTorrent as the devil Microsoft and others are looking to move this direction for updates and other services. In the latest build of Windows 10 the new P2P updating mechanism was…