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Telltale's Game of Thrones game drops on December 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 1 min ago

Telltale Games' upcoming Game of Thrones game is nearly here, with the first episode arriving on December 2 for PC, Mac, and the PS4. The next day, on December 3, it will arrive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, while on December 4 it will arrive on iOS. PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until December 9.


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The game itself takes place toward the end of season three in the HBO show, and before the start of season five. Gamers will be propelled into House Forrester, a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Players will be able to play through five different perspectives in the game, from servants to House members.


Some of the talent from the show are coming back to reprise their roles for Telltale's game, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Headey, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon.

Star Citizen edges close to $64 million, announces pet system

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 54 mins ago

Star Citizen is edging close to $64 million in crowdfunding, with the CryEngine-powered title sitting at just under $63.5 million at the time of writing. Roberts Space Industries has now announced that there will be a pet system introduced once the game hits $64 million.


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RSI explains it as: "Pets - We have repair bots, we have fish... but we haven't implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet. At $64 million, that changes. From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica's Daggit, pets have a place onboard starships... and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen. Expect traditional terrestrial options, plus anything exotic we can dream up in the Star Citizen universe! (Those Torshu Grey crabs that keep escaping are just the start.) This stretch goal is in honor of Paddington, Strike Dog of the UEES Paul Steed. In one of our first videos Paddington helped us get to $4 million back in the initial campaign, and sadly passed away recently".

E-Label act signed into law by Obama, no more logos on your smartphone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 hours, 55 mins ago

President Obama has just signed the E-Label act into law today, which will see the logos on the back of our smartphones not required in the future.


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The labels will be replaced by software on the device itself, with the device that will benefit the most being the iPhone, which has logos splashed along the bottom of it. The E-Label law passed through the House unanimously, and then again through the Senate without an issue. Manufacturers can now remove the logos, which will also save them money.

FBI pose as Internet technicians to secure evidence on a hotel guest

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Privacy & Rights | Posted: 4 hours, 4 mins ago

The FBI stepped over its boundaries with this particular case, where the US agency wanted to gain entry into a particular hotel guest's room, all without a warrant. When they couldn't secure one, they did the next best thing: posed as Internet technicians, gaining access to the hotel room, all without a warrant.


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From the motion to suppress, we find out: "The next time you call for assistance because the internet service in your home is not working, the "technician" who comes to your door may actually be an undercover government agent. He will have secretly disconnected the service, knowing that you will naturally call for help and -- when he shows up at your door, impersonating a technician -- let him in. He will walk through each room of your house, claiming to diagnose the problem. Actually, he will be videotaping everything (and everyone) inside. He will have no reason to suspect you have broken the law, much less probable cause to obtain a search warrant. But that makes no difference, because by letting him in, you will have "consented" to an intrusive search of your home".


The FBI agents secured evidence from the hotel room, and submitted it to a magistrate to get a warrant. Kind of the reverse of what should happen, but they obviously wouldn't have told the judge that they posed as the Internet technicians in order to get into the room to secure the evidence they required to obtain the warrant in the first place.

Syrian Electronic Army hackers have attacked social media websites

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 4 hours, 19 mins ago

The Syrian Electronic Army hacking group have recently attacked the commenting platform Gigya, implementing popups in popular news websites such as The Independent - starting as of early this morning.


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The affected websites include large-names such as The Telegraph, CNBC, PC World and The Chicago Tribune. According to Patrick Salyer, Gigya's chief executive, these hackers were able to alter the 'whois' domain registration record for Gigya.

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Cybersecurity is a confusing, complicated issue for company executives

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 24 mins ago

Company executives should be concerned - and prepared - if their company ends up getting hit by a successful cyberattack, possibly leading to a data breach. However, a general misconception that the IT staff is proactive and ready to defend against cyberattacks often is not the case, especially with overworked IT teams unable to keep up.


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Although there are steps to make a data breach preventable, they certainly aren't fool-proof - and every company should have plans in place if a breach occurs.


It's also worth noting that cybercrime is done for a number of reasons, and it's not just about stealing personal information, such as debit and credit card data. Although that appears to be the basis of the Target, Home Depot and other retailer breaches, there is a growing worry of cyberespionage targeting companies and their host nation.

Apple's latest ad covers the Voice Text function of the iPhone 6

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 56 mins ago

Apple has released another ad for its iPhone 6, highlighting its Voice Text feature on iOS 8. Voice Text for iOS 8 will instantly send audio messages through iMessage, in the same way Facebook Messenger does.



The ad points out that it is sometimes easier to send a quick voice message than it is to type it, especially when there are longer, more complicated words to use. You could even sing to someone, which is something that is next to impossible to do over text messages.

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Nintendo files new patent allowing Gameboy emulation on smartphones

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 hours, 25 mins ago

Nintendo have just had a patent go public in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that has been discovered by a NeoGAF named "Rösti".


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This patent refers to Gameboy emulation being allowed on other hardware - including mobile phones. This patent also covers emulation on in-flight entertainment models for aircraft, trains and PDA devices.


I have seen Gameboy Advance Emulator's around since the mid-2000s, with one of the most popular between my friends being Visual Boy Advance. However, these aren't only illegal, but do not draw any profit for Nintendo themselves as they are downloaded off various internet sites dedicated to the cause. Alongside computer emulation programs, emulators have seen light on PDA's in the mid-2000s such as the Palm Treo.

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Apple gives us the best look at its upcoming Watch yet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 5 hours, 58 mins ago

Apple has updated the site for its Watch wearable, giving the world a much more detailed look at its first wearable. We get a look at pretty much every angle of Apple's upcoming wearable, form the top, side, the lush corners and most of all; the features.


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The company has split the site into seven different sections; Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, Health & Fitness, Design, Technology, Gallery and Films. All of which are filled with information on Watch, and a different story to be told. Check out the Apple Watch website for a super-detailed look on Apple's first wearable.

Razer Nabu smartband confirmed for release next week

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 34 mins ago

We've just received confirmation that Razer's new smartband, the Nabu, is finally confirmed for release - coming next week, first to the North American market, followed by the rest of the world soon after.


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We've covered the Nabu's specifications and features before. As quoted by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, the Razer Nabu is designed to work as "a cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band. It's a wearable device focused on helping you live smarter."


According to email contact between Razer's Australian promoters, Surprise Attack, the Razer Nabu release will begin next week. Coming at a price of $99.99, this new technology offering has been tested by "500 of Razer's most loyal fans" whom were given the ability "to buy the bands earlier in the year for a single dollar".

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