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Full 'Jurassic World' trailer delivers the dino goods

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 hour, 50 mins ago

With all the main studios battling it out to 'win' the summer blockbuster season, and with Universal Studios emboldened by their $1B payday for 'Furious 7' they're going in all guns blazing (literally) with their promotion plans for the much anticipated sequel 'Jurassic World' - the first entry in the dinosaur franchise since 2001's 'Jurassic Park III'.

 

 

With visual effects provided by Industrial Light and Magic, the dinosaurs of 'Jurassic World' should look more impressive that ever - a far cry from the low res renders from the original classic 'Jurassic Park'.

 

Starring Chris Pratt from last years sci-fi mega-hit 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Jurassic World' hits hits in 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide on June 12.

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Cryptzone: Insider threats still pose biggest threat to companies

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 31 mins ago

Insider threats remain a significant threat to corporations, causing the most actual damage and harm, according to a recent survey published by the Cryptzone cybersecurity firm.

 

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"It's remarkable that many organizations are still utilizing network security technologies developed in the nineties - a time when the Internet was still in its infancy," said Kurt Mueffelmann, president and CEO of Cryptzone. "The cyberattacks we have seen over the last few years have demonstrated that it's far too easy for hackers to steal user credentials, and then use those credentials to traverse the enterprise network in search of the most valuable data."

 

Forty-eight percent of respondents said IT departments are main controllers related to cybersecurity policy, 36 percent said information security owns policy control, and 12 percent noted compliance or risk management teams are responsible for security policies.

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Last Chance To Save 46% On The Camera-Equipped Micro Drone 2.0

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 5 hours, 24 mins ago

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It's a bird...it's a plane...it's the Micro Drone 2.0, now 46% off at TweakTown Deals! (Just go with it.)

 

The only micro drone in the world that can carry a camera, this remote-controlled quadcopter comes equipped with a swiveling lens for the best photo and video angles-you'll probably find that pretty handy when it's doing 360-degree flips. And it's small but mighty, weighing in at just over an ounce but durable enough to use both indoors and outdoors.

 

Ready to grab the Micro Drone 2.0 for just $74.99? Good, because the sale's ending soon at TweakTown Deals.

Humanoid robot deployed in Tokyo department store to help shoppers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 4 mins ago

Aiko Chihira, a humanoid robot developed by Toshiba, is now helping visitors of the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo - a first step towards Toshiba's goal of having humanoids assist in a number of day-to-day scenarios for citizens.

 

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The humanoid has 43 servomotors and a custom algorithm that gives it the ability to communicate in Japanese sign language. Toshiba hopes a software development kit (SDK) will give third-party developers the chance to create even more interactive functionality for Aiko Chihira.

 

"It would be good if we can have her provide guidance, or recommend various things in Chinese," said Hitoshi Tokuda, manager of new business development at Toshiba, in a statement published by Reuters. "People can be looking around and think, 'Oh if Aiko is around, she can speak Chinese.' That's what I hope will happen."

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Expert: Cyberattacks on nuclear power plants could be next 9/11

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 41 mins ago

Cybercriminals are finding security vulnerabilities that allow them to target critical infrastructure like electric grids, and could also begin targeting nuclear power plants, according to a cybersecurity specialist in Israel.

 

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"The disruption and possible infiltration of critical infrastructure is the most severe form of cyberattack," said Col. Dr. Gabi Siboni, director of the cyber security program at the Institute for National Security Studies program, in a statement to the Jerusalem Post. "Such attacks on airplanes or air traffic control towers, for instance, means that hackers could cause accidents, or even paralyze entire flight systems. As of now, this area of capabilities is the exclusive domain of developed states."

 

The United States, UK, Israel, South Korea, and other nations have expressed concern related to critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Recently, South Korea - which has blamed North Korea - suffered a breach at its national nuclear plant operator, though quickly confirmed its 23 atomic reactors weren't at risk.

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SentryBay shows off anti-keylogging solution for mobile users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 49 mins ago

Enterprise security company SentryBay has unveiled a new anti-keylogging solution designed for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile products. To help keep mobile users secure, the product generates a dedicated secure keyboard, keystroke encryption, screen capture protection, and the generation of fake random characters.

 

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Both Google Android and Apple iOS cache user keypad entries, providing savvy hackers with the ability to monitor and uplift what is entered.

 

"We are pleased to announce these latest innovations," said Dave Waterson, CEO of SentryBay. "For a long time we have been a leader in PC-based anti-keylogging technology, but after years of R&D we finally feel the solution we have developed for mobile can provide the strong data entry security that app developers are looking for."

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Cybersecurity in full display during RSA Conference in San Francisco

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 9 hours, 34 mins ago

Cybersecurity experts from around the world will descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco for RSA Conference 2015 this week. The growing security industry is expected to be worth up to $20 billion within the next three years, as the US government and private sector companies purchase new software and hardware.

 

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"Seven or eight years ago you could hear a pin drop at RSA," said Dan Ives, analyst at FBR Capital Markets, in a statement to FT. "Now it is going to be like a Bon Jovi concert. It is the seminal event in cybersecurity: the new year's eve, the wedding, the bar mitzvah."

 

A number of high-profile security incidents in 2013, 2014 and so far in 2015 have shown the need for next-generation cybersecurity solutions. More than $1 billion in venture capitalist funds have been invested in cybersecurity during Q1 2015 alone - and it appears more investors are preparing to flock to the market.

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Legality of fully autonomous weapons proves rather complicated

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 11 hours, 44 mins ago

The growing use of semi-autonomous weapon systems have many military experts and researchers wondering about the future of fully autonomous technology.

 

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The Human Rights Watch defines a fully autonomous weapon as one that is able to identify, select and engage targets with no human interaction - which could revolutionize warfare, but poses great challenges.

 

"If these machines did come into existence, there would be no way to hold anyone accountable if they violated international law," warned Bonnie Docherty, Harvard Law School lecturer and senior researcher of the Human Rights Watch, in a statement to the MIT Technology Review. "The programmer, the manufacturer, the commander, and the operator would all escape liability under existing law."

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NVIDIA reportedly allowing custom versions of its GeForce GTX 980 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 12 hours, 36 mins ago

One of the downsides of the GeForce GTX Titan X is that NVIDIA didn't allow add-in board (AIB) partners to modify the card with a non-reference cooler. This should all change with the GM200-powered GeForce GTX 980 Ti, with NVIDIA reportedly greenlighting custom variants of the GTX 980 Ti.

 

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But it gets better: the current rumors have NVIDIA announcing the card sometime in late May or early June, which is right around the time of Computex. It's also the time frame in which AMD will reportedly announce its new Radeon 300 series, led by the flagship Radeon R9 390X. This could be NVIDIA's way of taking some of that thunder away, and if the GeForce GTX 980 Ti is as powerful as it should end up being (thanks to it being powered by the same GPU as the GTX Titan X), we should expect some fierce competition in terms of pricing from both camps.

 

The alleged specifications of the GTX 980 Ti has it powered by the GM200 core, with the same specifications as the GTX Titan X, but with a reduced framebuffer. The GTX 980 Ti should feature 6GB of VRAM, but with higher clocks than the Titan X. With custom variants, we should expect the GeForce GTX 980 Ti to be one of the fastest video cards on the market when it's released. That is, until we know what makes the Radeon R9 390X tick.

Microsoft will be showing lots of original IP for Xbox One at E3 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 13 mins ago

Microsoft looks to be planning quite the show for E3 2015 this year, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer teasing that the company will be having its best year ever when it comes to first-party content. He said on Twitter: "This is going to be a fun year. I think it might be our best 1st party content year ever".

 

 

 

The tweet was in a response to @thekeenpaladin, who asked "can we expect to be blown away at e3 this year, any bombshells?" But there won't only be first-party content for the Xbox One that will surprise gamers, with third-party content to get the same treatment. Spencer replied to another tweet in regards to third-party content, where he said: "And to be clear we will have 3rd party deals, it's just, imo, important to focus on and support our 1st party".

 

 

One of the bigger surprises is that Spencer teased "more cross-play" between the Xbox One and Windows-powered gaming PCs, but wouldn't elaborate on Gears of War for PC saying "no comment on Gears" when probed about it.

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