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Razer CEO gives every employee the new 14-inch Blade gaming laptop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 29 mins ago

Exclusive: We've just had a source of ours reach out to us to inform us that Razer has reportedly given out a 14-inch Blade gaming laptop to each and every single person who works at Razer.

 

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The source said that "everyone in the company" was given the new 14-inch Blade gaming laptop, and it's "not a 'work use' machine, but something to just game on and personal use". This is part of Razer's company motto that Razer is "For Games. By Gamers" with company CEO Min-Liang Tan wanting to make sure that everyone in the company could game for as long as they wanted.

 

Considering the 14-inch Blade starts at $2399 on Amazon, that's quite the early Christmas present.

Consumer Reports says Apple Watch is best smartwatch right now

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 hour, 3 mins ago

The Apple Watch is currently the best smartwatch available to consumers, according to a recent Consumer Reports tested 11 different smartwatch models, including several different Apple Watch models. The results are based on various tests that include durability, water resistance, readability, ease of use, ease of interaction, and health functionality.

 

 

The Apple Watch tops the Apple Watch Sport and LG G Watch R (tied for No. 2), Pebble Steel, Moto 360, ASUS ZenWatch, Samsung Gear S, Martian Notifier, and Sony SmartWatch 3.

 

"In the end, our top-rated smartwatch is the stainless-steel Apple Watch," according to Consumer Reports. "Its performance on the scratch-resistance test and excellent scores for ease of pairing and ease of interaction make it our top choice. Not an iPhone user? Not to worry, several Android-compatible models and one multi-OS-compatible smartwatch got very good overall scores as well."

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The new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft uses 1,000 3D-printed parts

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: 1 hour, 18 mins ago

The Airbus A350 XWB jet has more than 1,000 3D-printed parts manufactured by Stratasys, delivered to the aircraft manufacturer in late 2014. The A350 XWB has a 7,750-nautical mile range and can seat around 315 passengers in its wide-body plane.

 

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Airbus and Stratasys started working together in 2013, with Airbus seeking 3D-printed parts to help keep production costs down - and so it can meet scheduled timelines. The custom parts must be able to meet airline safety standards, while reducing production times and overhead for the airline manufacturer.

 

3D-printed parts have a growing number of uses, and the aerospace industry wants to use them for commercial and private aircraft.

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Using the Pizza Hut mobile app to... ask for someone to call 911

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Apps | Posted: 4 hours, 24 mins ago

Cheryl Treadway, 25, reportedly used the Pizza Hut mobile app to alert police when her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, 26, allegedly held Treadway and her three young children hostage.

 

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"She told him, 'The kids are hungry. Let's order a pizza. Let's get them some food,'" said Nell Hays, Public Information Officer at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, as reported by ABC News. In addition to placing an order, she submitted the following message: "Please help. Get 911 to me. 911hostage help!"

 

Once the app order was received by Pizza Hut, employees contacted the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, and police were immediately dispatched to the house. Treadway managed to take one child and flee the residence, and police convinced Nickerson to surrender.

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Lenovo criticized yet again for a major security vulnerability

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 52 mins ago

Lenovo, the No. 1 PC manufacturer based on units sold, is being accused of a "massive security risk" that allows hackers to utilize a man-in-the-middle attack to download malware onto victims' systems. Security researchers at IOActive say the vulnerability allows hackers to download malware or hijack the systems themselves.

 

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The flaw takes aim at ThinkPad, ThinkStation and ThinkCenter products, and B, E, K, and V-series models. Lenovo was first alerted to the issue in February, and was given time to release a patch - which was made available last month - before IOActive shared the news publicly.

 

"An attacker can create a fake [certificate authority] and use it to create a code-signing certificate, which can then be used to sign executables," according to the advisory. "Since the System Update failed to properly validate the certificate authority, the System Update will accept the executables signed by the fake certificate and execute them as a privileged user."

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EA CEO is 'very happy' with Battlefield Hardline sales figures

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 13 mins ago

Electronic Arts is reportedly "very happy" with Battlefield Hardline sales, according to CEO Andrew Wilson while speaking during a recent earnings call. EA didn't disclose how many copies of the game were sold since its March 17 release date, with the title available for the PC, Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

 

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Even though exact sales figures weren't released, it was announced that 80 percent of Hardline sales were for the PS4 and Xbox One.

 

"We're very happy with how well the game has sold to date, and more importantly, that we've brought many new fans into the Battlefield universe," Wilson noted.

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Swatch plans to release long-life battery for smartwatches in 2016

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 15 mins ago

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek says his company is developing a long-life battery that can be used for smartwatches and will be ready in 2016, according to Swiss weekly newspaper Handelszeitung. Smartwatches draw the most attention to the growing wearables market, but battery life continues to be a major fight for manufacturers developing wrist-worn smart technology.

 

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"Whoever brings a battery for a smartwatch to the market that you don't need to charge for six months has a competitive advantage," Hayek said in a statement to Reuters. "We're working intensively on this problem with our research group Belenos and battery producer Renata."

 

The company also said its battery won't just be for smartwatches, but could be used in vehicles: "Next year we will come to the market with a revolutionary battery, not only for watches but also for automobiles."

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Oculus says don't shut the door of Oculus Rift on game consoles

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 52 mins ago

If you thought the Oculus Rift was only for PCs and not consoles, then you should think again. During TechCrunch Disrupt, Oculus VR officials noted there have been discussions to one day bring VR to the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles.

 

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"We've talked to everyone," said Nate Mitchell, VP of Oculus VR, when asked if his company has spoken with Microsoft or Sony regarding the VR headset for game consoles. "There's a lot of people right now interested in the VR space. And we've said many times that we're interested in bringing the Rift to as many consoles or platforms as possible. Ultimately, we haven't announced any sorts of partnerships to date. But it's something we're always exploring."

 

Microsoft is developing HoloLens and Sony has its Project Morpheus, so it's unknown how receptive either company would be to Oculus VR. However, the Oculus Rift remains the best known VR headset, so it may not be a wise decision to shut it out completely in the future.

Google mobile devices searches top desktops for the first time

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 59 mins ago

Mobile search is taking over, with Google searches taking place on smartphones and other mobile devices more than on computers in 10 countries, according to Google.

 

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Just the United States and Japan were listed, with Google declining to publicly list the other countries - but confirmed the metrics include mobile browser-based searches and Google search apps combined. Google and other search companies are anxious to find relevant ways to cash in on mobile users, with Google relying on AdWords to help generate revenue.

 

As more users begin to embrace mobile, Google says ad prices are beginning to climb, with advertisers understanding the need to immediately connect with mobile users.

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Save 80% on Two Years of Lightning-Fast Internet

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 7 hours, 18 mins ago

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Speedify lets you upload, download, stream, and browse using the combined speed of all of your internet connections, so you'll get fast, reliable access wherever you are-no dropped file transfers and no buffering. You can even access geo-blocked content and adjust your settings so that you only use the more expensive connections (like 4G) when necessary.

 

Get your Internet connection up to speed at TweakTown Deals, where a two-year subscription to Speedify is going for just $59.

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