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Blizzard Cancels Titian MMO
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23 September 2014
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Blizzard Cancels Titian MMO

Blizzard has decided to drop work on their next-generation MMO game Titian. According to some reports the reason behind the cancellation was that they “didn’t find the fun”. Exactly what that means we are not 100% sure, but according to…
Most Developers Do Not Understand Basic Application Security
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A new report from security research firm, Aspect Security confirms what we have been saying for years: developers simply do not know how to secure their applications. In a recent study where a group of developers were asked questions on…
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…
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…