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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…
Are PCI Compliance Regulations Being Ignored and Allowing for More Data Theft?
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It won’t happen to me is the battle cry of far too many companies these days when it comes to security. We have watches this mind set over the course of the last two years as businesses try to get…
Apple Bans Devs from Selling HealthKit Data to Ad Companies
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Apple has made a decision about the data that is stored in their borrowed HealthKit API. The decision is to ban developers from sharing any of the data that the service collects to ad agencies. This move will be in…
Despite being late to the party, Apple's iWatch will probably do well
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Right now the going rumor is that Apple will unveil the world’s first true smart watch on September 9th (yes…
TSMC and Samsung to have 14/16nm FinFET early while Intel delays
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According to recent rumors it seems that TSMC and Samsung will be able to push out 14nm full node and 16nm half node FinFET products earlier than anticipated. This is certainly going to be good news for many customers of…
Why The MPAA Would Like To Dig Into Kim Dotcom's Recent Financial Sucess And Seize that Money Too
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In the soap-opera that has been the case against Kim Dotcom and Mega Upload we now has another chapter. It…
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…