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The words anonymity, privacy and security go hand in hand… in hand. Although the term anonymity is often seen as a bad thing by law enforcement and policy makers the truth is that it is a critical part of the…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:34

Thermaltake Urban T81 Review Featured

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I’ve had the privilege of watching the PC industry change over the years, especially from an aesthetic standpoint. I’ve seen PC cases go from the beige and boring to the neon and gaudy to the sleek and subtle and back…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:36

Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum

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This morning Imagination announced their MIPS I-class 64-bit CPU family. These are the first IP cores to combine a 64-bit architecture and hardware virtualization with scalable performance through multi-threading, multi-core and multi-cluster coherent processing.
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Over the weekend a number of articles broke describing a “hack” that allowed nude photos of celebrities to be stolen and then reposted on the internet (4chan). Although the story held minimal interest at the time of its release we…
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For the majority of people the term wireless means a simple router or access point (AP) and that is that. However, when you look at wireless on a larger scale you have to have a means to control access points in your organization with a little more efficiency. The thought of going from AP to AP and manually making changes to ensure proper coverage or channel plans is one that would keep most network engineers up at night. However systems that offer a centralized management point for multiple Aps are typically out of the range of small and even medium sized businesses. NETGEAR has stepped in and created a few products to cover this market. We have their WC7600 Wireless controller and a pair of WN370 Access Points in the lab, so let’s check this bundle out and see how it fits in.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 18:02

NETGEAR WC7600 and N370 Review

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NETGEAR WC7600 and N370 Review
We check out the NETGEAR WC7600 and a pair of N370 Access Points. Read the full review:
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It won’t happen to me is the battle cry of far too many companies these days when it comes to security. We have watches this mind set over the course of the last two years as businesses try to get…
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Apple has made a decision about the data that is stored in their borrowed HealthKit API. The decision is to ban developers from sharing any of the data that the service collects to ad agencies. This move will be in…
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Right now the going rumor is that Apple will unveil the world’s first true smart watch on September 9th (yes…
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According to recent rumors it seems that TSMC and Samsung will be able to push out 14nm full node and 16nm half node FinFET products earlier than anticipated. This is certainly going to be good news for many customers of…
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In the soap-opera that has been the case against Kim Dotcom and Mega Upload we now has another chapter. It…
Monday, 25 August 2014 16:22

Amazon Buys Twitch... but to what end?

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Hey, remember all of those rumors that YouTube would by live streaming service Twitch? Well it looks like all of that might have been wrong. According to a new report uncovered by the Wall Street Journal it is not YouTube…
Monday, 25 August 2014 12:01

NSA Bug Leaks to Tor No Big Surprise

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Over the weekend a story broke that alleged that the NSA (National Security Agency) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) might actually be helping the Tor network to find and fix bugs in their systems. The news that this might be…
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It looks like a fairly large DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on both the PlayStation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network caused gamers some trouble yesterday. The attack caused the service to be unavailable intermittently throughout the day. At…
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Over the years Apple has surprised the world by taking old tech, optimizing it and then pushing out to the world as their own. They can do this thanks to having one of the best marketing teams in the world…
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In the current round of console wars it is pretty clear who is winning and who is not. Ever since it was first introduced Microsoft’s Xbox One has had challenges with consumer acceptance. Almost all of the reasons for this…
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There is a story running around the internet that says Google is now processing one million piracy take down requests in a single day. Now there are two different spins to this story (and we will cover both) out there.…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:43

Will NVIDIA have a 20nm GPU This Year?

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Not all that long ago we reported that there was a chance that nVidia might skip over the 20nm half-node and move to the next full node in line due to issues that TSMC has been having with their 20nm…
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:25

CMStorm Devastator Gaming Combo Pack Review Featured

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Cooler Master’s CMStorm group has built up a reputation for making good gaming peripherals. Over the years we have seen them put out everything from mechanical keyboards to customizable mice and even gaming headsets. For the most part these offerings have been on the pricier side of the market, but in the recent months they have been working on a more value oriented batch of products. One these (that we happen to have in the lab) is a keyboard and mouse combo, the CMStorm Devastator. Is this combo set really worthy of the CMStorm name? I think we should find out.

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One of the fastest growing verticals in the PC market is the peripherals market. There are so many different companies that are pushing out keyboards, mice, headphones and more to the masses. While this growth is a good thing, it…
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Hey, remember all of those rumors that Microsoft was thinking about selling the Xbox division to someone? Well it seems that there might have been a tiny bit of truth to the basic rumor, it is just that the actual…
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If you have been on the internet at all the last few days you have probably seen all of the articles about how great DirectX 12 is and why it will be a game changer. To be fair the next…
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During Games CON BioWare has finally launched the game that it has been teasing over the last few weeks. Called Shadow Reals and set in an alternate reality Earth the game pits humans that are just awakening to their powers…
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Before DEF CON 22 started we published an article that the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was going to host a very interesting competition called SOHOplessly broken. This competition was to features a large array of common SOHO (small office home…
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 – On the last day of DEF CON 22, in oddly empty halls and with very subdued (hung over) conversations going on, I walked into what was probably the most entertaining security talks…