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Taking down The Pirate Bay is not going to change anything
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It was only a couple of days that the internet broke open with the news that The Pirate Bay was…
Judge Posner says the NSA should have unfettered access to your data
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It would seem that some in the judicial branch of the US government feel that privacy is not really about protecting citizens from unjustified surveillance. They also do not seem to have any fear of the US becoming a place…
2k Games Confirms Bioshock Infinite Coming to Linux
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08 December 2014
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2k Games Confirms Bioshock Infinite Coming to Linux

Ever since the announcement of Windows 8 there has been a renewed push for gaming on Linux. We saw one game developer even go so far as to make their own semi-customized flavor of Linux in the form of the…
Ubisoft to delay review copies of The Crew until launch day... here we go again
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Ubisoft is at it again with an announcement that they will delay review copies of the game The Crew until launch day. Their justification for this is that there is no way to properly test the game with such a…
The PC Gaming market has not short supply of great gaming mice. There are so many these days that someone could get lost looking through them all. You can even go so far as to choose a mouse that works…
Job Listings Show Up on Irrational Games' Website... Let's Hope they are Real **Update**
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One sad thing about the gaming world is the far too many great development studios seem to fade away and be absorbed by the big companies. If you look at the past we can see this repeated over and over…
Microsoft and Sony Say Derp Hack Claims are a Hoax.
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Hey remember the group that launched the DDoS attack on Steam? Well they are back and have decided to make a little bit bigger of a statement than just throwing packets at a group of servers. This time they appear…
Samsung and NVIDIA are throwing vague patents around inside a broken system...
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The US patent system is broken. There is not really much more to say about that it is and has…
21 November 2014
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ADATA’s SP900NS38 256GB M.2 SATA SSD Review Featured

The world of storage is evolving very quickly as the way PCs are built change. We have watched as the traditional single dive systems have given way to hybrid drives, multiple disk systems and even systems with additional cache in them. All of these measures are designed to give you more options for your system, but there is (at times) a limit to what can be done. This is typically the size of the drive. For years the typical disk was 3.5 inches and about ½ of what the common bay height was. With the original SSDs this dropped significantly and has been followed on by mSATA, mini-mSATA and now M.2. These offer high density storage in a very small package. Today we are checking out ADATA’s SP900NS38 256GB M.2 SATA SSD. Let’s see what kind of performance it offers shall we?

Keeping the Backdoor open... how the NSA's collection of 0-day exploits hurts us all
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The world lives in fear of zero-day exploits although the average person does not even know it. A zero-day exploit…
Ubisoft Tries to Slam Pirates by leaving out the FOV slider in Far Cry 4... Too bad it seems to have Backfired
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The idea of hardcoding a flaw into a game to identify pirate is a pretty old one and one that has been used on more than one occasion. Ubisoft has done this with their most recent game Far Cry 4…
11 Bit Studios Offers Free Steam Codes on The Pirate Bay
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There is a misconception in the industry as a whole that “pirates” are inherently evil people and bent on nothing less than the destruction of civilized society. The fact that this sounds like the plot from a bad movie/game is…
Ubisoft desperately searching for someone to blame over AC Unity, but this one is all on them
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It seems that Ubisoft is trying to get out from under the stigma the bad launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. After pushing what many are calling a half-baked game, they have made a few excuses and have also promised different…
TOR users tracked using Flow records with 81% accuracy
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Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the internet privately. Although we have maintained that TOR has never been the end-all of anonymity we are surprised to finally see public conformation of techniques that have been…
Ubisoft will take a hit from Assassin's Creed Unity Bugs and the 12 hour Review Embago Delay
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Ubisoft is under a lot of pressure since the launch of the Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game had a large…
Another SSL/TLS stack falls as Microsoft admits their version has a bug in it too
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Encryption is an interesting thing. On the surface it offers protection from prying eyes and sense of security in protecting…
Darkhotel Attack Targets Hotel Guest Wireless Networks
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The targeting of travelers is something that is a very old idea. To the would-be attacker you are getting a target that is not familiar with their surroundings and (in many cases) has a lot of money on them. In…
Domain Name Registrars can be held liable for Copyright Infringement...
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In one of the dumbest moves I have seen a court make in some time it is now possible for a copyright holder to go after the company that registered a domain name if that name is used for piracy.…
Flaw Found in Visa's New Chip-N-PIN System Allowing a Simple Bump to Steal One Million Dollars
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It would seem that even the next generation of “secure” payment systems are showing up with flaws before they really hit the streets. According to security researchers there is a flaw in the next generation of electronic payments dubbed chip-n-PIN.…
UL Acquires Futuremark
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03 November 2014
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UL Acquires Futuremark

Today is was announced that Futuremark would be “joining” Underwriters Laboratories. The standards group that most people in the US are familiar with his buying up the same benchmarking company that most of us have come to love and hate.…
Is Facebook's new TOR Policy a way to track Anonymity?
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When you hear people talking about anonymity on the internet it most people will think privacy. When companies hear anonymity on the internet they think piracy, crime, hacking and lost revenue. This is probably the biggest disconnect in the internet…
Another game title is axed as Prey 2 is canceled, is this a trend?
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I do not know if it just me or if there is something else happening, but there seems to be a lot of “long awaited” games getting the axe because they are just not good enough. The latest in the…
The MPAA and NATO move to ban wearables...
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31 October 2014
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The MPAA and NATO move to ban wearables...

We all knew this day would come, with all of the smaller and hidden cameras on phones, smartwatches and products like Google Glass it was only time before the MPAA stepped in and shut things down. This is exactly what…
Apple Pay Competing with Walmart, not Google
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29 October 2014
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Apple Pay Competing with Walmart, not Google

When Apple announced their new NFC payment system it seemed the press and analysts were in nirvana. You could not open up a news site without seeing a headline on how Apple pay was going to change your life. Most…
RIAA claims piracy is an "assault on our humanity"
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29 October 2014
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RIAA claims piracy is an "assault on our humanity"

It would seem that the guys over at the Recording Industry Artists of America have lost their collective minds. In a recent rant they are actually trying to claim that sites like The Pirate Bay are an “assault on our…