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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB in SLI - Two is Much Better Than One

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB in SLI - Two is Much Better Than One

NVIDIA blew us away with the GeForce GTX Titan X, but they are about to do it again with SLI goodness. Two GM200 GPUs in a single system is simply superb.

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Jackman to play X-men's Wolverine just once more

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 min ago

X-Men character Wolverine might be immortal, but the actor that has portrays him for the last 16 years; Australian Hugh Jackman is not. Now, the 46 year old has taken to Twitter to confirm that the next X-Men film to include him - the sequel to the 2013 Tokyo set 'The Wolverine' will sadly be his last.

 

 

The last time Jackman played the character was in last year's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', but he is not due to appear in the that film's sequel 'X-Men: Apocalypse' which Jennifer Lawrence has also confirmed will be the last time she'll play rogue mutant Mystique.

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Russia announces plans to create new space station with NASA, others

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 41 mins ago

Russia said it will work with NASA and other partner space programs to develop a next-generation space station, after the International Space Station (ISS) is retired in 2024. It's possible the ISS could be utilized for additional time past 2024, but decisions will be made on projects underway close to the deadline.

 

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The announcement was made alongside NASA administrator Charles Bolden at a Russian launchpad in Kazakhstan.

 

"Roscosmos together with NASA will work on the program of a future orbital station," said Igor Komarov, head of the Roscosmos space agency, told Interfax. "We agreed that the group of countries taking part in the ISS project will work on the future project of a new orbital station."

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The F-35 JSF continues to destroy taxpayer dollars at alarming rate

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 3 hours, 26 mins ago

The escalating cost of the already expensive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) increased $4.3 billion in 2014 alone - as the project already racked up more than $113 billion than original expected costs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discovered.

 

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The US Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy all will have F-35 aircraft designed to one day replace legacy fighter jets. However, the F-35 designed for the USMC won't be operational until this summer, if all goes according to plan, while the Navy won't receive aircraft until 2018.

 

"Affordability is our number one priority, making the F-35 affordable... there's been a lot of improvements and a lot of changes," said Joe DellaVedova, Pentagon F-35 program spokesperson, when asked by ABC News regarding major cost issues. "We have done a lot to reduce the cost of the program... it is going to be able to deliver on the capabilities that the warfighter is going to need."

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Dota 2: The International tickets sell out in just 10 minutes

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 50 mins ago

It took less than 10 minutes for tickets to the second wave of The International, the Dota 2 championship tournament, to sell out after going on sale. Amazingly, both waves of tickets were completely sold out in only 10 minutes. All tickets were general admission and cost $99 each.

 

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The International takes place August 3 to August 8 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

 

The event last year took less than one hour to sell out - and as eSports continues a strong resurgence, it wasn't surprising that tickets only lasted a few minutes in 2015.

PayPal adjusting strategy, needs to close the gap in mobile payments

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 6 hours, 31 mins ago

Google, Apple and other companies want to grab control of the mobile payments market, and there is suddenly a lot of competition. PayPal, which is preparing to spin off from eBay, is looking for options in an evolving mobile payments system - and could push its own mobile wallet while working on it increasing its own payment infrastructure.

 

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PayPal has worked on digital wallets, mobile payments and its own point-of-sale (POS) terminal for years, but must adapt to changing times. The company powers transactions for Airbnb, Uber, Houzz and others, working relatively quietly and out of the public spotlight.

 

"While other vendors need to gain consumers' trust, PayPal needs to come first of mind when it comes to mobile, as I do not think your average users naturally think of them," said Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel, in a statement published by The Street.

Xtube porn website compromised, infecting users with malware

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 26 mins ago

The Xtube adult entertainment porn website, a top 800-ranked website in the United States, appears to have recently suffered a malware infection. Hackers have injected malicious code directly into Xtube, and visitors are being redirected with rotating domains towards an exploit landing page.

 

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"Contrary to a malvertising issue where the problem is external, XTube admins need to look at their own server to identify the issue," said Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, in a statement to SCMagazine.com. "Based on what we saw, this [is] a dynamic infection that injects [a] malicious iFrame 'on-demand.' In other words this is not hardcoded in the page's source code, but added on-the-fly."

 

Porn websites are popular targets for cybercriminals due to high amounts of Web traffic, with RedTube recently suffering an issue earlier in 2015. Towards the end of 2015, another popular adult website, xHamster, also suffered a successful malvertising campaign.

Report: DARPA working on better alternative to GPS technology

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 8 hours, 49 mins ago

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is known for sometimes outlandish project ideas, is reportedly very interested in developing an alternative to GPS. The US government wants a more dependable real-time position tracking technology, seeking something that is unable to be jammed and won't have blind spots.

 

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The new system will be able to track position more effectively, along with increased time and direction of motion. To contribute, DARPA is working on new self-calibrating gyroscopes, accelerometers, and high-precision clocks - and wants to create real-time tracking technologies.

 

"The need to be able to operate effectively in areas where GPS is inaccessible, unreliable or potentially denied by adversaries has created a demand for alternative precision timing and navigation capabilities," DARPA has noted.

Elon Musk on AI: they would treat us like 'pet Labradors'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 15 hours, 24 mins ago

We've heard Elon Musk talk about artificial intelligence before, with not-so-great things to say, and he is back saying that when AI gets to the point of being smarter than people, they will treat us like 'pet Labradors'.

 

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The quote is coming out of a recent interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, where Musk was warning the world on superintelligence. According to author Nick Bostrom, superintelligence is "any intellect that greatly exceed the cognitive performance of humans in virtually all domains of interest". Musk said to Tyson: "I mean, we won't be like a pet Labrador if we're lucky".

 

Tyson and Musk had a great back-and-forth talk about superintelligence, where Tyson continued saying "we'll be their pets", with Musk replying that "it's like the friendliest creature". Tyson replied with "no, they'll domesticate us", with Musk agreeing, but adding "Yes. Or something strange is going to happen" to which Tyson replied "they'll keep the docile humans and get rid of the violent ones". Musk agreed, saying "yeah" while Tyson added "and then breed the docile humans".

Prepare for multi-part Transformers sequels, and spinoff films

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 16 hours, 29 mins ago

Paramount Pictures has just gone Transformers crazy, with the studio wanting to setup a Marvel-like connected universe franchise for its Transformer franchise.

 

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The studio has said that it's working on setting up a Transformers "incubator", where writers are tasked to come up with crazy ideas for new Transformers movies. Deadline is reporting that Paramount wants Akiva Goldsman, the writer behind I Am Legend and I, Robot to come on as Lead, where he would work with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. Paramount reportedly wants writers to come up with ideas not just for a multi-part Transformers sequel, but spinoff movies, too.

 

Goldman will reportedly not be penning any scripts, but he will be on the hunt for writers. Paramount is hoping to get a new Transformers movie ready for Michael Bay, but he has said that he probably won't be directing the new Transformers - but we've heard that before.

Safran and Valeo show autonomous vehicles can learn from drones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 17 hours, 11 mins ago

Valeo, a well-known French automotive parts manufacturer, is utilizing technology from defense contractor Safran, in an effort to provide self-driving vehicle software technology by 2020. Valeo wants to provide carmakers with applications in the next three years, as autonomous vehicles are on the horizon.

 

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Both companies fitted a Volkswagen CC for a live demonstration, and the vehicle was equipped with radar, lidar and camera systems - able to adapt to slow-moving and stopped vehicles, live traffic lights, and posted speed limits.

 

"We realized very quickly that we had much more in common than we'd expected," said Guillaume Devauchelle, innovation chief for Valeo, in a statement to Reuters. "It turns out than an autonomous vehicle is really a terrestrial drone."

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