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The Home Depot Ignored Security Warnings as Far Back as 2008
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Almost two weeks ago we wrote an editorial about how security issues are more about the corporate culture than just weak passwords. In it we described a problem that exists in far too many companies where executives and/or vendors are…
New "Wave" Hoax Convinces iPhone Users to Microwave Their Phones
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I sometimes think that there should be some sort of intelligence test before we allow people to use certain technologies. I know it is not the most “PC” thought to have, but after reading about how often people are duped…
21 September 2014
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Kingston SM22080S3 120GB M.2 SATA Drive Review Featured

As the computer market moves to smaller and smaller form factors the need to decrease the foot print of storage devices is growing. The problem that many manufacturers face is that a reduction in component size has traditionally meant a…
The MPAA Is Putting Out a Very Bad Message
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19 September 2014
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The MPAA Is Putting Out a Very Bad Message

There is a subtle art to influencing people’s opinions and the way that a particular topic is viewed. We have seen multiple attempts at this, some good, some bad. For the marketing savvy it seems that nothing they (or their…
BitTorrent Releases Public Alpha of Bleep for Windows, Mac and Android
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Remember when we told you that BitTorrent was coming out with their very own chat app called Bleep? No well they are and from the information we have so far it is looking like a pretty cool application. The concept…
Where is AMD going again?
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17 September 2014
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Where is AMD going again?

AMD has been something of an unusual company ever since they first decided to dive into the x86 market with…
Kim Dotcom Claims Warner Bros Colluded with NZ Government to get him Extradited
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Ever since the take down of Napster the copyright industry has taken a much more aggressive stance on piracy. This stance had taken the form of new laws, increased lobbying and a push to make ISPs responsible for policing everyone’s…
The NSA and GCHQ want a "Treasure Map" of the Internet
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We have more news from the Snowden front as Der Spiegel reports one a joint NSA, GCHQ program dubbed treasure map. Although the program was originally revealed by the NY Times in late 2013 it was originally described as a…
Window 9 Start Menu Allegedly Shown Off in Leaked Video
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As the title of this article suggests there is another new video on the internet that claims to show the Windows 9 menu and how it all works. The appearance of the video comes on the heels of more than…
Supermicro Introduces Intel Haswell Ultra Servers at IDF-SF
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IDF-2014 San Francisco: This week at IDF, Supermicro is showing their latest X10 servers featuring a dual-processor Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 which is based on 22nm process and Haswell microarchitecture.
Microsoft stands their ground over Dublin emails, finds themselves in contempt of court
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It is not often that we can write about a big company like Microsoft and say they are doing “the right thing”. This is even more true in light of the Snowden revelations that showed the close cooperation that Microsoft…
Security concerns are about more than just weak passwords and malware.
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Since the beginning of 2014 the IT world has been rocked by more than a few major breaches. The number of credit cards and user information now up for sale is staggering. So how have these attacks managed to get…
The BBC says if you use VPN you are probably a pirate
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09 September 2014
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The BBC says if you use VPN you are probably a pirate

The concept of the VPN (Virtual Private Network) is one that is intended to allow people to make a secure, encrypted connection from point A to point B. in most cases this connection is from a remote location back to…
New Zealand Appeals Court Orders Data to be Returned to Dotcom
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Remember all of the data that was collected from the Dotcom raid? You know the stuff, the raid that was ruled legal even if the warrants that were used to justify it were not. Well it seems that there is…
Destiny says no to early review copies
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08 September 2014
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Destiny says no to early review copies

It would seem that the new Bungie game, Destiny, is one of the most highly anticipated game that has come along in some time. Already it is being hailed as the most pre-ordered new game in the history of video…
NVIDIA goes Lawyers Out on Samsung and Qualcomm, Is this really all about Terga?
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On Friday the big news was that NVIDIA had launched two separate suits against Samsung and Qualcomm for patent infringement (International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware). In the suits NVIDIA claims that the two companies…
Tech press thought NFC was not a big deal… Until Apple does it.
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If there is one thing I do not like it is the way that some members of the technical press…
Microsoft giving away a free game with a new Xbox One Next Week
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Oh Microsoft, how little you get the game of marketing. Despite being forewarned about the consequences of pushing the Xbox One as media center instead of a gaming console Microsoft continued this blitz right up until launch day. They were…
Apple's iCloud Easy to Crack with Existing Tools
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04 September 2014
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Apple's iCloud Easy to Crack with Existing Tools

Two days ago we reported on the iCloud controversy which involved an attack on Apple’s Cloud based Find My iPhone application. This attack (which appears to have been a dictionary attack) resulted in the release of nude images of a…
New Tribler BitTorrent Client adds a Tor Network for Anonymity
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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…
02 September 2014
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Thermaltake Urban T81 Review Featured

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…
Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum
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02 September 2014
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Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum

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.
Was a Flaw in Apple's Find my iPhone Responsible for the Recent Celebrity Nude Photo Leak?
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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…

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.

30 August 2014
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NETGEAR WC7600 and N370 Review

NETGEAR WC7600 and N370 Review
We check out the NETGEAR WC7600 and a pair of N370 Access Points. Read the full review: