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Amazon Buys Twitch... but to what end?
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25 August 2014
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Amazon Buys Twitch... but to what end?

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…
NSA Bug Leaks to Tor No Big Surprise
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25 August 2014
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NSA Bug Leaks to Tor No Big Surprise

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…
Latest DDoS Attack on Sony's PSN Could Just be the Beginning
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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…
Apple Files a Patent on a Way to Find Your Car... Too bad it has been done before
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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…
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…