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Survey: 92% think US government must react to foreign cyberattacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 13 mins ago

It turns out 92 percent of Americans think the US government should take some form of action in retaliation for cyberattacks and data breaches, according to a survey from the Vormetric cybersecurity company. The US government is under attack by cybercriminals, and they are proving to be successful in their efforts to steal data and compromise networks.

 

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The survey found 45 percent of Americans believe the Obama Administration should initiate talks with the suspected country's leaders to stop future breaches. Thirty-six percent say trade sanctions should be created, and 31 percent believe diplomatic sanctions on a nation's representatives located in the United States should take place.

 

A surprising number of people think there should be more stringent measures, including 25 percent of respondents saying all ties should be cut off with the responsible country - and 10 percent even think a retaliatory cyberattack might help.

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Don't want forced Windows 10 updates? There's a tool to block them

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 1 hour, 19 mins ago

With the release of Windows 10 right around the corner, people are finding that the automatic installation of Windows 10 updates are annoying, and there are problems associated with some of the updates.

 

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Microsoft has been listening to these complaints, releasing a new troubleshooting package, KB3073930, something that allows you to hide or block Windows driver updates. NVIDIA's driver updates were causing GeForce owners headaches with crashes with the latest updates included with Windows 10 build 10420.

 

This tool was developed for Windows 10 Insiders, but it will now work with normal users when Windows 10 launches on July 29. You can download the package from Microsoft Support.

Mushkin adds SSDs to ATLAS family, aimed at notebooks, SFFs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 hour, 34 mins ago

Mushkin Enhanced MFG has announced the ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 Series, designed for ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs. The new SSDs are designed for mobile gamers, general end-users and for employees in the office.

 

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The ATLAS VITAL utilizes the Seagate SandForce SF-2000 series SSD processor featuring SATA 3.0, and offers 550MB/s read and 535MB/s write speeds. Storage capacities include the following: 120GB, 240GB, 250GB, 480GB, and 500GB. Mushkin didn't release pricing information.

 

"With our latest ATLAS VITAL M.2 series, budget-conscious users can now experience Mushkin-enhanced SSDs in their Ultrabooks, notebooks and small form-factor PCs such as the recently-released M.2-compatible Intel NUC," said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin.

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ARK: Survival Evolved receives new 'Survival of the Fittest' game mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 44 mins ago

ARK: Survival Evolved has been one of the most successful Early Access games ever released, with Studio Wildcard, the developer behind the game, releasing a new game mode for the Unreal Engine 4-powered game.

 

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The new 'Survival of the Fittest' mode adds an entire new way of playing the game, with a new last man standing, fighting to the (perma)death, which will create an entire new dynamic for ARK: Survival Evolved. The new game mode will be balanced for tournament games, with contestants starting their game in a neutral staging area (think Hunger Games), where they can talk before the game begins, strategize, or just trash talk the competition.

 

After the countdown, they will descend from the sky into the ARK in a circular formation through beams of light. Studio Wildcard adds: "There is a cache of valuable items in the center - do survivors dash for the goods and fight it out, do they run into the forest and hide, or do they freeze up from the sheer terror of death? A continually shrinking "ring of death" forces contestants ever closer together over time. The game is on!"

It's Kirby's time to run around in Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 56 mins ago

We've seen a considerable amount of old school games being teased on Unreal Engine 4, with Mario, Sonic and even Pokemon, but now it's time to see what a possible open-world Kirby game could look like in Unreal Engine 4.

 

 

For fans of Kirby, is this something you want to see happen? A massive, beautiful, next-gen Kirby game could be something that could happen in the future. While this is just a tease, there's no stopping the developers from making these games using Unreal Engine 4.

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Justice is coming in our latest Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Warner

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 4 hours, 12 mins ago

To celebrate the release of the DC Universe original movie 'Justice League: Gods and Monsters', we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to five readers thanks to our good friends at Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia.

 

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From animation legend Bruce Timm comes an all-new original movie. A seemingly familiar skyline reveals itself, though upon closer inspection this is not the Metropolis we know. Journey to an alternative universe where the Justice League is now a trio of unchecked power. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal justice with brute force. And when a group of famed scientists experiences a series of deadly "accidents", a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Tower of Justice. It's a high-stakes game of intrigue, mystery and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law?

 

To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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Sony says 1080p 60FPS 'makes a huge difference in any game'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 9 mins ago

During a talk on the PlayStation Blogcast, Sony Worldwide Studios Development Head, Scott Rohde, said that gaming at 1080p 60FPS is a requirement for next-gen gaming. He said this because they were talking about the upcoming Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which has remastered all of the previous Uncharted games at 1080p 60FPS.

 

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Rohde said: "We talked about 1080p/60-that makes a huge difference in any game. I think you're going to really appreciate that". He also teased that there's "so much more" that the studio is going to reveal on The Nathan Drake Collection in the near future, where he teased: "There are buckets more to come. I'm not calling this a tease; it's a super-tease".

 

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will arrive on October 8 for the PlayStation 4, with a playable demo to arrive in the coming weeks.

New monitors from Samsung wirelessly charge your Qi-capable smartphone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 6 hours, 13 mins ago

Samsung has unveiled the new SE370 series of monitors, with two sizes to choose from: 23.6-inch and 27-inch, both of which can charge your smartphone wirelessly. Both monitors feature Qi charging pads built into their base, which is an excellent feature to see Samsung use.

 

 

The new SE370 monitors from Samsung have a native resolution of 1920x1080, use a PLS panel, have a response time of 4ms, DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, and support for Windows 10. Samsung says that the new SE370 monitors "declutters work areas by doing away with unnecessary cables and ports needed to charge mobile devices".

 

You can place your Qi compatible smartphone onto the charging area, with it glowing green with its LED, to show you that your smartphone is being charged. Senior Vice President of Samsung's Visual Display Business, Seok-gi Kim explains: "Technology should support, not interfere with, active lifestyles. Our customers increasingly rely on mobile devices to obtain information and interact with others; so by doing away with the clutter on their desks, we are helping them to use their mobile devices in a smarter way".

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343 Industries discusses decision to remove split screen from Halo 5

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 50 mins ago

343 Industries took some heat after it was announced Halo 5: Guardians won't support split-screen - and now the game developer is discussing its decision.

 

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"The decision to remove split-screen support from Halo 5: Guardians was one of the most difficult ones we've ever had to make as a studio," said Josh Holmes, executive producer, in a blog post. "We know that for many of our fans, Halo has meant playing together with friends in the same room. We all have great memories of past Halo split-screen multiplayer matches."

 

Indeed, it looks like 343 Industries wanted to "deliver a true next-gen experience" and "tough choices had to be made." To help deliver the best gaming environment, there needed to be room for scale - and Halo 5 could have been comprised if a split-screen setting was included in the game.

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Israel focusing more on cybersecurity as it faces nonstop attacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 55 mins ago

Israel understands the importance of building a strong cybersecurity defense, as attacks on its critical infrastructure greatly increased over the past few years.

 

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Israel Electric, responsible for more than 80 percent of Israel's power production and infrastructure, saw cyberattacks increase from a few hundred per hour in 2013 - up to 20,000 per hour in 2014, according to reports. The Israeli government and major businesses are on a cybersecurity hiring spree, trying to help defend against evolving threats.

 

"You can't be a good defender unless you understand the offense," said Amos Yadlin, former military chief and head of the Tel Aviv University Institute for National Security Studies, in a statement to Bloomberg News. "Therefore, defensive efforts must overlap to some degree with offensive efforts, including those of intelligence collection."

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