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Free Games for Xbox Live Gold Members on the Xbox One?
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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…
Google Processes One Million Takedown Requests Per Day
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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.…
Will NVIDIA have a 20nm GPU This Year?
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20 August 2014
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Will NVIDIA have a 20nm GPU This Year?

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…
Xbox Entertainment Studios Might Not Be Dead Just Yet
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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…
Microsoft’s DirectX 12 will not solve the gaming world’s problems
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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…
BioWare outs new RPG game, Says it take you back to the pen and paper RPG days
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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…
SOHOplessly Broken Competition Reveals 15 0-Day Flaws Cracks Four Routers Wide Open
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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…
The unlikely story of the War Kitteh and a Service Dog that is not a Service Dog At all
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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…
All Your Hotel Room Systems are Belong to Us
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10 August 2014
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All Your Hotel Room Systems are Belong to Us

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 – If you have ever stayed in a top end hotel you might find an iPad or similar tablet that allows you to control various functions of the room. This is becoming a…
Can Aircraft Really Be Hacked Through the WiFi or Entertainment System?
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 - Over the past year or so there have been several discoveries in the aviation industry that have had security researchers and regular people very concerned. We have covered a couple of these…
The Internet of Fails, How IoT is broken and how to fix it
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 - The idea that individual devices can monitor and control many aspects of our lives is an exciting one. Right now you can pick up inexpensive products that can allow you to keep…
Changing the conversation about Privacy, Surveillance, and Pushing SSL
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 - Yesterday at DEF CON we had the chance to listen to Christopher…
Hacking the UEFI BIOS Through the Windows 8 API
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08 August 2014
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Hacking the UEFI BIOS Through the Windows 8 API

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV - The thought of getting a root kit or back door on a critical system is always a bad one. These pieces of malicious code allow an attacker to continue to exploit your network…
How do we save the internet?
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08 August 2014
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How do we save the internet?

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV Aug 2014 – One of the most concerning things about the future of the internet and technology in general is the fact that the “bad guys” have the advantage. We have known about this…
20 X NAND-Flash Endurance! NVMdurance debuts at FMS
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08 August 2014
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20 X NAND-Flash Endurance! NVMdurance debuts at FMS

The Flash Memory Summit wound down on Thursday after a four day run at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San Jose. The show floor was fairly crowded with over 5,000 attendees and a sold out exhibition space.
Incapsula Builds a Better Web Application Firewall and then Feeds it Some Steroids
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Black Hat 2014, Las Vegas, NV - If you have ever had to build a network or add in a new service then you know the joys that can bring to your life. Not only do you have to plan…