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NVIDIA's Pascal to use 2.5D HBM Just like AMD
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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
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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?
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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…
Did the Pirate Bay find a loop hole in the UK Ban order, or is there a bug in the UK Block system?
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According to recent reports The Pirate Bay has suddenly become available in the UK for almost all ISPs. The change happened when the Pirate Bay moved to CloudFlare and turned on HTTPS Strict. Once this was done things turned around…
New TOR hack only needs traffic from one direction and is 95% accurate. no surprise there...
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Gasp! There has been another published attack on the TOR Project. This time the attack and compromise technique comes from the gang at Princeton. The Princeton team claims that their new methods are around 95% successful and only require traffic…
NASCAR's Fan and Media Engagement Center Makes 'Creepy' Data Collection a Good Thing
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Data collection, monitoring, storage, and mining are simply part of our online lives. If you connect to a site, it…
Gaming on the side, how side quests are making AAA games.
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The days of the long campaign game are almost dead and gone. Since Half Life 2 we have not really…
Reall Killer USB Built to provide -110 volts of fun to your PC or Mac
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As if lose USB drives with the potential for spyware and malware are not bad enough, some mad genius decided to build a USB device that is technically capable of doing damage to the hardware components of most modern computers.…
Rumors Point to 8GB of HBM on AMD's Radeon 390X, but do they hold water?
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Some GPU news comes today from the AMD camp where we are hearing rumors that AMD’s Radeon 390X might ship with 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Now this sounds great when you take into account the fact that HBM…
Will there really be direct Multi-GPU support in DX12?
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Yesterday Microsoft may have confirmed what many have speculated, DirectX 12 will have a multi-GPU component that will allow AMD and nVidia to play nicely together. What this means exactly no one is sure, but we do know that some…
Intel launches a new Xeon based SoC that should be perfect for Firewalls and NAS boxes
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In an unsurprising move Intel has kicked out a new SoC (System on Chip) that bears the label Xeon. The Xeon D 1500 family is intended as to be a one-chip solution for networking devices, storage appliances and micro-servers. The…
Apple's New Watch Already Faces Criticism despite Bold Claims and Hype
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A couple of days ago Apple formally announced their Apple watch product along with specifications and pricing. The majority of the press and market analysts have been in a frenzy since the announcement and have tried to act like this…
Well, that escalated quickly. Class Action Lawsuit over the GTX970 is a go.
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It seems that the little “error” that was made when listing the specifications of NVIDIA’s GTX970 it getting ugly. A Law firm in Alabama has taken a single complaint and request for monetary compensation and pulled it into a full…
AMD is replacing the A8-7700 with the slower OC centric A8-7650
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AMD can be a confusing company. Over the years they have made more than a few choices that just do not seem to make sense, but we are not going to dive into that right now. Instead we are going…
The problem with messenger applications... there really is no privacy and never was
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There are many things that people take for granted in the world. Some of them are more than a little…
Maelstrom Looks to Serve Web Sites Via Bit Torrent
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12 February 2015
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Maelstrom Looks to Serve Web Sites Via Bit Torrent

The word torrent conjures up many things. To the average person the word torrent means a way to get movies, TV shows and other media online for free. To the MPAA, RIAA and other copyright holders it is a bad…
What is in the future for AMD?
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12 February 2015
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What is in the future for AMD?

When I first started truly reporting on the tech world there were two power houses making CPUs. You had AMD on one side and Intel on the other. There were a few other companies that were making x86 compatibles, but…
Politicians use bad numbers to push Kill Switches on phones... again
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The wonderful topic of “kill switches” in smart phones has arisen again with three major cities claiming a directly connection…
Dying Light Pushes out New DLC with Hardcore Missions
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I have to admit that I am a big fan of the whole Zombie genre. There is something about a game where the “bad’ guy is predominantly the undead out for your brains. Added into most of these games is…
New Half Life 3 Video Shows Where Freeman Has Really Been
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In 2004 Valve released the follow on to their wildly popular Half Life series in the form of Half Life2. They followed this up with an attempt at spacing out the next few games as chapters. This was supposed to…
New Browser Based Flaw Leaks VPN Users' IP Addresses
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02 February 2015
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New Browser Based Flaw Leaks VPN Users' IP Addresses

Privacy on the internet is a hard thing to achieve. For starters there are tons of companies that are very interested in what you do and where you go online so they can get you to buy things. On top…
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headset Review
Published in Peripherals
01 February 2015
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Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headset Review Featured

One area that is booming in the consumer electronic field is health and fitness wearables. For the last year or…
New Windows 10 Technical Preview Hides a Keylogger This Time
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As the world gets all excited about some of the new “features” in Windows 10 there are some in the press (and consumers) that are less than thrilled about them. We are talking about Cortana and some of the predictive…
Silent Circle Text App Gets a Fix for a Serious Memory Corruption Flaw
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Privacy and security in consumer electronics is (and has been) a big deal for a number of years although most consumers are not aware just how vulnerable they are. In most cases the lack of security is due to a…
Thermaltake at CES 2015 almost had too much to see in one visit
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CES 2015, Las Vegas NV - Palazzo Out of all of the people we visited during CES 2015 Thermaltake’s suite was one of the most interesting. When we walked in we found three full suites packed with cases, cooling, power…