AMD talks up VR and the R9 Fury X dual-GPU card at VRLA
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AMD says it’s a VR thing now. Well ok, not really, but AMD is leveraging the increased memory bandwidth in their high-end R9 Fury cards to push both 4k and VR. They showed off the R9 Fury X dual-GPU reference…
Cyber Sex in the… well really anywhere you want now with VR and connected devices.
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The “adult toy” has been around for a very, very long time. They have examples of them going back to the Egyptians and earlier. For thousands of years they were pretty much the same with a few add-ons to make…
The Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth headset sounds off in the lab
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24 January 2016
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The market for hands-free devices is growing very quickly. This growth has been driven by multiple factors including legal ones.…
The Brewie auotmated brewing machine is a standout connected device for 2016
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2016 is going to be a year where the connected device really explodes. We thought that IoT (Internet of Things) was bad in 2015, well that is just peanuts compared to what we are going to see in 2016. Everything…
Security and Privacy are the same argument.
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22 January 2016
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Security and Privacy are the same argument.

In the fast paced and insanely stupid argument between privacy advocates and national security advocates we often hear how we need to give up one or the other. The security guys say that privacy will block criminal activity so we…
California Lawmakers push to ban the sale of encrypted smartphones
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You would think that in 2016 the people in power would either understand technology, or would have been replaced by someone that does. Sadly, this is not the case in… well just about every place there is an elected official.…
AMD is delaying the launch of Zen until the end of 2016
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AMD is delaying the launch of their new Zen based CPUs until the end of 2016. The news comes on the heels of a rather subdued, if optimistic, earnings report in which Lisa Su, AMD CEO, focused on AMD’s commitment…
Taking a delicious look at the Charbroil Simple Smoker
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22 January 2016
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Connected products are a big thing now and have been for a while. We have seen everything from lightbulbs to…
CES 2016 sees connected Sex Toys on display in Sin City
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CES 2016 has not really started yet, but there are already multiple member of the press on the ground and the vendors are arriving in droves. Along with these arrivals are the oppress releases and news updates. Our in boxes…
29 December 2015
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Hive-CM8 Screener Dump goes offline...

Remember the Hive-CM8 group we told you about the other day? Well it seems that they have pulled their dump servers down. The reason is not clear, but it could be related to information that has gotten out to the…
29 December 2015
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Firefall Developer Red5 Misses Holiday Payroll

You know things are bad when you cannot afford to pay employees, but to miss payroll over the holidays seems just that much worse. However, that is what has happened to Red5 the developers behind Firefall. As is usually the…
29 December 2015
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191 Million US Voter Records out on the open web

You have to love how easy it is to find information out in the wilds of the internet. In the last couple of weeks a number of cloud-databases have been found to be leaking data to the interment due to…
Is seven seconds worth having your data stolen, some retailers think it is
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There is a report that over the holidays several retailers disabled the EMV (Chip and Pin) functionality of their card readers. The reason for this? They did not want to deal with the extra time it takes for a transaction.…
As 2015 comes to a close the advanced copies of movies are in transit to different groups and agencies. Many of these are for awards or accolades of some sort and almost without exception, copies of these (called screeners) end…
Remember that little patent squabble that NVIDIA and Samsung got into last year? Well some things have happened and they are not all that good for NVIDIA. If you have already forgotten about this incident (we do not blame you)…
After a long and complicated battle Kim Dotcom and the other Megaupload employees (Mathias Ortmann, Finn Batato, and Bram van der Kolk) might have lost an important battle. A district judge, Judge Nevin Dawson, has ruled that the US can…
Hello Kitty User Database found open on the Internet
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22 December 2015
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Hello Kitty User Database found open on the Internet

The push into the cloud has been a concerning one as has to the glut of devices, games, services and other that rely on the cloud to exist. One of our main areas of concern is with the storage of…
Rumor says AMD moving to Samsung for 14nm GPUs
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22 December 2015
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Rumor says AMD moving to Samsung for 14nm GPUs

Around 2013, AMD entered into an extended partnership with a group of companies to create the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation. These companies mostly ARM licensees and included Samsung, MediaTek, Texas Instruments (Ti), AMD, Imagination, Qualcomm, and even ARM themselves. The…
Juniper Admits to backdoors in their ScreenOS code as far back as 2012
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Juniper has acknowledged that “unauthorized code” was somehow inserted into their ScreenOS. The code appears to have been around since at least 2012 which means that it went unnoticed during multiple code updates, patches and even full version updates. Although…
It seems that Phillips does not want you to use their hue application with just anyone. If you are not aware, hue is a system that allows you to control special light bulbs. You can turn them on and off,…
MacKeeper did not keep security in mind when building their own systems
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You know that awkward moment when your security company actually fails and ends up exposing your data? Well that is happening for a, less than loved, Mac application called MacKeeper. It seems that they forgot all about data management and…
Open Access to the GPU. Is this an open invitation to Malware?
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The average GPU is a pretty powerful computational device. The highly parallel design and efficient memory structure means that you can execute operations at a rate that puts most CPUs to shame. With the advent of Cuda and OpenCL the…
Apple has bought a new factory in Taiwan, possibly to make new screens
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Not that long ago there were rumors popping up that Apple was buying a failed division of Qualcomm. This was Qualcomm’s Interferometric Modulator Display (also known as IMOD or Marisol). The concept was brilliant even if the execution was not.…
HBM Vs GDDR in 2016 for the GPU crown.
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14 December 2015
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HBM Vs GDDR in 2016 for the GPU crown.

As most people are aware, AMD dropped the first GPUs to utilize HBM (High Bandwidth Memory). These GPUs use a form of HBM called 2.5D which requires the use of an interproser layer than both the memory and the GPU…
Can Anonymity on the Internet Really Happen? MIT Says Yes.
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Privacy is something that many people think they want and have on the internet. Of course, most of us actually know that Privacy is not something that really exists in the broader internet. Unless you control all points in the…