Amazon's plan to make a gamepad has been leaked. As the images from Dave Zatz (Brazil's equivalent of the FCC), the chances are high that these images are not fake.
The controller consists of 4 action buttons A,B,X,Y with 2 analog sticks, a directional pad and four function buttons in the center. Towards the edge, Amazon provided media controllers. The controller uses two AA size batteries.
NVIDIA made an announcement that it will end to provide driver support for its Direct X 10 card families such as GeForce 8 Series, 9 series, GeForce 100, 200 300 and 400 desktop GPU series followed by GeForce 7, 8 and 9 series for Laptop GPU. Certain Quadro FX, Quadro CX, Quardro Plex and a Tesla cards will also be present in the EOL List.
NVIDIA mentioned in its support page that following the release 343, it will drop its support for DX 10 cards and its users will be stuck with an outdated video cards.
Both consumers and business users face a tremendous amount of security threats, despite next-generation security solutions trying to keep PCs and mobile devices protected.
"As often as not, malware gets into your systems become you invited it by clicking a link without thinking," said Bruce Campbell, VP of Marketing at Clare Computer Solutions, in a statement to TweakTown. "Take the dreaded CryptoLocker ransomware... most commonly, it was introduced as an attachment to an e-mail that said it was from UPS. The attachment looked like a PDF file and the e-mail said - Track Information, see attached."
More than 15,000 current and former New York City Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) employees are at risk following a data breach, according to reports. Personal information was located on a CD that was found by a retailer inside of a refurbished CD drive, and an MTA investigation is underway to determine how and why the information was on a CD that hit the streets.
"While we do not suspect nor have seen any evidence of misuse of the data, every precaution is being taken to ensure that this is the case," said Sidney Gellineau, MTA CIO, in a recent letter.
Only salaried workers were exposed, with no hourly employees at risk, according to the MTA statement.
Microsoft founder and former CEO Bill Gates is not a big fan of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and his actions to leak so many documents related to organized NSA spying.
"I certainly wouldn't characterize him as a hero," Gates recently said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "If he wanted to raise the issues and stay in the country and engage in civil disobedience or something of that kind, or if he had been careful in terms of what he had released, then it would fit more of the model of 'Okay, I'm really trying to improve things.' You won't find much admiration from me."
U.S. politicians and lawmakers clearly don't think Snowden is a hero - while some citizens believe he should be applauded and others think Snowden is a traitor.
A data breach suffered by the Archdiocese of Seattle is now being investigated by the FBI and IRS, as personal information stolen has reportedly been used for false tax returns, so criminals can take the refunds.
Students from the Seattle Bishop Blanchet High School were released early on Friday, with school administrators hoping to give faculty and volunteers the ability to go home and check their IRS and credit reports. Students at the O'Dea High School had Friday off so administrators could try to further evaluate the data breach.
The Archdiocese of Seattle has created an online portal for those concerned following the data breach. Also, they recommend calling the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit: 1-800-908-4490, ext. 245 to learn if tax identity theft has occurred.
British supermarket Morrisons was recently hit by a successful data breach, with those responsible able to steal names, addresses, and bank account information of employees. Unlike recent data breaches in the United States, only employees were hit, with no customer information revealed.
The data breach affected employees throughout all levels of the organization, and initial investigation revealed the breach could have been an inside job.
In a message on the company's Facebook page and e-mailed to employees:
"We are extremely sorry to inform you that there has been a theft of colleagues' personal information, which was uploaded onto a website. As soon as we became aware of this last night we took immediate steps to ensure the data was removed from the website. It was closed down without hours of us being notified."
Members of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacker group reportedly compromised part of the United States Central Command network, launching the effort due to President Obama's "decision to attack Syria with electronic warfare."
The group said it successfully gained access to central repositories, including a screenshot of unauthorized access to the network.
In a recent Tweet, here is what the group had to say:
A new spam hoax imitating a message from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) organization told recipients they have cancer, and is sent with the following subject line: "Important blood analysis result.
The e-mail includes Zeus malware and has been sent to thousands of users, and anyone that downloads the attachment could lead to their PC being hijacked. After the attachment is unzipped and runs, an error screen appears and quickly disappears, with the downloader working to hijack the PC. Next, Microsoft Outlook passwords and other login credentials are stolen.
The e-mail reads:
"We have been sent a sample of your blood analysis for further research. During the complete blood count (CBC) we have revealed that white blood cells is very low, and unfortunately we have a suspicion of cancer."
Prison inmates doing life sentences might not be good enough in the future, with scientists from Oxford University exploring new controversial technologies that would see them extending human life, in a way.
Their research could see prison firms developing drugs that make time pass slowly, something that could make an inmate feel like they're living out consecutive life sentences - lasting up to 1000 years. Dr Rebecca Roache spoke with Aeon magazine, where she said: "Some crimes are so bad they require a really long period of punishment, and a lot of people seem to get out of that punishment by dying."
Dr Roache used the example of two parents murdering their own four-year-old son, saying that the 30-year sentence they received was "laughably inadequate." In her Practical Ethics blog, Dr Roache notes that the parents would receive a humane treatment, unlike their son. She wrote: "They will, for example, be fed and watered, housed in clean cells, allowed access to a toilet and washing facilities, allowed out of their cells for exercise and recreation."