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NVIDIA could be testing two different models of Pascal for an April Launch
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The experts have all weighed in. 2016 will be the year of Virtual Reality. The problem is that the experts are very often wrong. Still that has not stopped multiple companies from pushing out new VR headsets, APIs, development kits…
Flash is certainly on its way out, but will that really fix much?
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Last week Google announced that they will no longer be accepting ads that feature Flash. This new should really come as no surprise as Flash (and its spirit brother Java) have taken a beating on the security front for years.…
Enigma Responds to Press over BleepingComputer lawsuit.
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About a week ago we brought you news that Enigma Software had filed a lawsuit against BleepingComputer alleging that they were posting items that were defamatory in nature. At the time of the article we linked the page that BC…
Copyright groups demand 1.2 billion from Dutch government
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There is a twisted and flawed logic to the copyright industry. They seem to think that they can hold anyone they want accountable for breaking laws. It does not matter if that person is responsible or not, they want to…
MIT and Texas Intruments create an RFID Chip that is secure.. for now
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The term hack-proof is one that people have thrown around for some time. It is one of those phrases like NSA-Proof or malware proof that really do not mean what they should mean. However, it is certainly meant to mean…
AMD launches World's First Hardware Virtualized GPU
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02 February 2016
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AMD launches World's First Hardware Virtualized GPU

AMD made an interesting announcement today. They are claiming to have the world’s first hardware virtualized GPU. Dubbed the FirePro S7150 and S7150 x2, these two server GPUs are not intended as direct output devices, but are to be used…
BleepingComputer hit with SLAPP suit from Enigma Software over comparrion thread.
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The term SLAPP is one that most people might not be aware of. To put it bluntly SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) lawsuits are ones that attempt to censor information or public discourse on a particular topic. The most…
Is Virtual Reality really the next IT technology?
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01 February 2016
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Is Virtual Reality really the next IT technology?

It is said that nature abhors a vacuum and that is certainly true. Something will come along to fill the void if we let nature take its course. Unfortunately this law is a little mutated in the consumer electronics market…
YouTube not liable in Germany for users' copyright infringement
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YouTube and copyright has been a controversial subject since they first hit the internet. The problem is who is liable for copyright infringement. Is it the poster or the service? The copyright gang would love to tell you it is…
Norse Corp could be a thing of the past
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01 February 2016
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Norse Corp could be a thing of the past

Norse Corp, famous for their live attack map and Viking based parties at Black Hat, could be having some financial issues. At least that is the word from researcher Brian Krebs. Over the last couple of weeks they have laid…
Anaheim Police caught using DRT Cell Simulators to listen in on calls
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Law Enforcement surveillance is a necessary thing. It really is, but what is not necessary is when the agencies in question decide to get lazy or feel their powers extend to a larger group of people than their intended targets.…
HSBC's DDoS raises questions on how companies treat these events.
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One cool thing about working in IT is that things are very predictable. You generally know how a system or application will react if you do this or that to it. This is how people find and use exploits in…
TOR releases version 5.5 of the TOR Browser Bundle; bug fixes galore
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Tor has pushed out a new version of its privacy enhancing Tor Browser Bundle. We are up to 5.5 now and, according to the Tor Project it is a full stable release. The update fixes a laundry list of bugs…
The race to HBM2 for the future VR GPU performance crown
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On the 19th of January Samsung announced that they had begun mass production of their 4GB HBM 2.0 3D memory. This announcement was the starting gun for the next big GPU race. As we know both AMD and NVIDIA are…
Oracle says they will kill off the Java Browser Plug-In... sometime in the future
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It seems that the stars might finally align to remove one of the largest security holes in the history of… well history itself. Oracle is announcing that it is finally getting rid of the Java Browser Plug-in… sometime. According to…
BMG wants Cox to give up personal information on suspected Pirates
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The world of copyright and patents is one of ignorance, greed and just plain stupidity. This is, sadly, on just about all sides of the game. From the people complaining all the way to the judges asked to decide these…