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NVIDIA recalling Shield tablets because of possible fire hazard

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 23 mins ago

NVIDIA has issued a voluntary recall for its SHIELD 8" gaming tablets, sold between July 2014 and July 2015, due to a possible fire hazard. Owners of the device, which numbers close to 90,000, are urged to stop using the device - except to back up data and participate in the recall.

 

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Four cases have been recorded so far, including two where the lithium-ion battery left physical damage to floors.

 

NVIDIA is replacing all units returned, due to the tablet battery overheating. Shield owners are asked to visit the following URL: http://tabletrecall.expertproductinquiry.com/ to learn how to ship back your unit, and receive a new one.

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Developers felt the pressure while creating Star Wars Battlefront

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 30 mins ago

DICE had its hands full while developing Star Wars Battlefront, understanding it's going to be nearly impossible to please all long-time fans of the iconic movie franchise.

 

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"Our job has been to create a shooter that springs out of the IP of Star Wars and not the IP of DICE," said Patrick Bach, GM of DICE, in an interview with GamesIndustry International. "It's not supposed to be a DICE game, per se, it's supposed to have the DICE qualities but it's a Star Wars game first and foremost. That's the bigger challenge, first of all to figure out - what is the difference between this and that?"

 

"We chose to create this because we want to create this experience, and this is the emotion we want to evoke so this is what we're focusing on. And that pitch is really hard because Star Wars is so many things. If you try to do everything then everyone will be a little bit disappointed. Instead we are staying true to what we think is the right thing for this game."

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Bungie drops ban hammer on hundreds of Destiny cheaters

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 43 mins ago

Bungie dropped the banhammer down on hundreds of people cheating in Destiny, with the Security Response Team booting people off of Crucible PvP.

 

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Specifically, the latest round of banned players were responsible for "manipulating network traffic," and Bungie would prefer players not even know what that means - saying "we love you. Never change."

 

"We're committed to protecting Destiny against cheaters," Bungie noted. "Enjoy your game. Just play it fair. That's all we ask. Short of your own commitment to honor, we'll take action ourselves. It's not a think we enjoy doing - and certainly something we'll never quantify or describe in agonizing detail. The damned shall remain anonymous - their nefarious actions a mystery."

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WikiLeaks says the United States spied on Japan, a close Asian ally

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 54 mins ago

WikiLeaks has published "Target Tokyo," listing 35 "Top Secret NSA targets" located in Japan, including intercepts from US-Japan relations, trade negotiations and sensitive climate change strategy.

 

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The United States spied on companies such as Mitsubishi and Matsui, Japanese government officials, ministries and senior advisers to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration. Other targets included the Japanese Cabinet Office switchboard, Japanese Central Bank officials, governors, and other high-ranking officials.

 

"In these documents we see the Japanese government worrying in private about how much or how little to tell the United States, in order to prevent undermining of its climate change proposal or its diplomatic relationship," said Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks. "And yet we now know that the United States heard everything and read everything, and was passing around the deliberations of Japanese leadership to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK."

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3 Reasons This Game Developer Bundle Is a Beginner's Dream

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 3 hours, 2 mins ago

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We want to let you in on a secret: with the right tools, anyone can be a game developer. And wouldn't you know it, we've got the right tools right here-a three-bundle deal with 15 game developer courses tailored to beginners. And right now, you can even pay what you want for it at TweakTown Deals.

 

As if that weren't reason enough to snag it ASAP, we've got three more reasons you'll want this bundle:

 

1. You'll learn how to create code for your game or app that can be deployed across any device with the 5-course HTML5 bundle.

 

2. You'll learn how to create 2D and 3D animations and special effects with the four-course Unity3D bundle.

 

3. You can even learn how to create a game without actually coding it. We're including a five-course bundle that teaches you how to use intuitive software platforms like Stencyl and Construct 2 to drag and drop features into your game.

 

Now you've got the tools-the next step is yours. Pay what you want for this three-bundle, 15-course deal at TweakTown Deals.

Destiny: The Taken King's game zone is a cyclopean Hive ship

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 43 mins ago

In Bungie's most recent Weekly Update the developers take us on a tour of the Hive Dreadnaught--that vast starship made of graves, shadows and woe that serves as the major game zone for Destiny's new The Taken King expansion.

 

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The studio takes us into the Dreanaught, a massive Hive interstellar cruiser that resembles a sort of lunatic conjunction of John Berkey and H.R. Giger; it's all wicked spikes and cruel black steel forged with a queer Borg-like symmetry...and it's very hard to look away.

 

The Dreadnaught will not only be a pivotal focal point for The Taken King's campaign story, the cyclopean flagship will be the game's new zone and feature Public Events, Patrol Missions, and Bounties. "The Dreadnaught is a major centerpiece of The Taken War, a progression that extends well beyond the traditional storyline, and will provide new ground to explore and Patrol. In that regard, like The Taken King itself, it represents a big leap forward."

 

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Use Meerkat to stream live video footage from your GoPro

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: 5 hours, 52 mins ago

GoPro owners interested in streaming live video footage can use the live-streaming video service Meerkat to share content with their followers. The feature is designed for GoPro3 owners, and once the new app is released, GoPro4 owners, so they can be connected directly to Apple iOS devices.

 

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GoPro cameras are able to collect high-definition video - popular on YouTube, social media, and the Internet - providing a feature that many people have asked for. I think it's a great idea for Meerkat to provide live streaming for GoPro owners, as it's a way to keep up with Twitter-owned Periscope.

 

Meerkat has increased in popularity, and the service has launched the "Cameo" feature so viewers are able to take control of a live video stream. The Meerkat app has a growing fan base, including celebrities and athletes, so there is huge potential now that Meerkat and GoPro are going to give video viewers what they want.

Hackers hijacking your webcam and finding ways to profit from it

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 6 hours, 52 mins ago

Cybercriminals known as "ratters," responsible for hijacking webcams and other electronic devices to spy on unsuspecting users, are finding new ways to launch attacks. Specifically, the groups use remote access tools (RATs) to steal images and photos from webcams, and have lately started charging others for this stolen data.

 

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"Ratters are disturbingly comfortable with spreading misery and fear," said Adam Benson, deputy executive director for the Digital Citizens Alliance. "It's like a game for them. We saw them chat about it on Hack Forums and then share videos showing off how they scare young people, spy on people in private moments, and steal pictures from victims' accounts."

 

It's not uncommon to find RATs available for download on Internet forums and through file-sharing services. One such forum offered access to compromised devices for $1 for guys and $5 for women - showing there a modest financial incentive.

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Fly a drone near the fire? County offering cash reward to find you

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 7 hours, 52 mins ago

Supervisors from San Bernardino County are offering up to $75,000 in rewards to identify drone operators responsible for interfering with firefighting operations.

 

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The board members hope $25,000 for each drone interruption will entice people to come forward and report those responsible. In one incident, as aircraft tried to drop fire retardant over the wildfire, a drone up to four feet in diameter made a dangerous pass between both aircraft. Due to safety precautions, both aircraft were grounded.

 

"This type of activity is not going to be tolerated when first responders are trying to put out fires that drastically affect the constituents of San Bernardino County," said James Ramos, Board of Supervisors Chairman.

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TechPowerUp pushes updated GPU-Z v0.8.5

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 8 hours, 51 mins ago

Featuring support for Widows 10 and CUDA detection for this new operating system, the new TechPowerUp GPU-Z software update further features GPU voltage monitoring for AMD "Fiji" cards, memory controller load monitor support for AMD "Sea Islands," "Pirate Islands," and "Volcanic Islands" video cards and better detection for AMD Radeon R9 300 series cards.

 

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Support has also been added for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970m, 980M cards and GeForce 940M, 930M editions. Intel Atom x7-Z8700 and Celeron N3150 processors are now detected alongside AMD desktop card support which includes AMD R9 370, R9 370X, R9 380, R9 390, R9 390X and R9 Fury.

 

Last but not least is added support for the AMD Radeon A8-7100.

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