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Companies transitioning to better detection, response of cyberattacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 15 mins ago

By 2018, 40 percent of large enterprises will have some type of plan to respond to aggressive cybersecurity business disruptions, a drastic increase from zero percent in 2015, according to the Gartner research group.

 

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Gartner describes an aggressive business disruption attack as a coordinated and sophisticated effort to interfere with and damage business operations - wiped data, servers knocked offline, intellectual property stolen.

 

"Entirely avoiding a compromise in a large complex enterprise is just not possible, so a new emphasis toward detect and respond approaches has been building for several years, as several attack patterns and overwhelming evidence support that a compromise will occur," said Paul Proctor, VP and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "Preventive controls, such as firewalls, antivirus and vulnerability management, should not be the only focus of a mature security program."

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Not a Rubix Cube - much cooler. Waterproof linux-powered cube PC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 1 hour, 28 mins ago

With six 16x16 displays giving you the ability to run various applications, the Cuberox PC project sets out to be the perfect home solution.

 

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When turned off this product looks like just a general cube, but this waterproof casing houses a fully-functional computer within. Running on a Linux operating system, this product allows users to run different applications on each side of the cube, alongside giving developers full reign of application support and development through APR written on JavaScript.

 

Achieving a full waterproof seal thanks to wireless charging, this Kickstarter project also features some cool things like built-in speakers and a multicolor smart backlight. If you're feeling extra special you can partake in multiplayer games or even apparently install office on your device.

 

With just under $30,000 pledged of their $150,000 goal and 30 days to go, purchasing a basic package price of $199 will see you receive your cube at a special $100 off the final retail price.

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Win a trip to Computex 2015 from GIGABYTE by overclocking your PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: 1 hour, 32 mins ago

Out of all of the trade shows I've ever been to, Computex is definitely my favorite - so when the opportunity comes for you to win a chance to go, you take it! GIGABYTE is offering one lucky person the chance to attend Computex 2015 in its new GIGABYTE Z79 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge on HWBOT.org.

 

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In order to enter, you'll need to tweak your systems for a very specific benchmark - Intel's XTU. Overclockers can submit their scores in order to reach a secret target, where you'll rack points up in order for the chance to win cash prizes, hardware, and the coveted trip to Computex 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan in June.

 

There are over $4000 in prizes up for grabs, four GIGABYTE motherboards, and then the trip to Computex 2015 up for grabs. GIGABYTE explains the competition: "Each of the 4 rounds will have 10 secret target scores which will be revealed only after their submission period. But to guide you, a target range will be announced in advance. Your goal is to submit as many scores within that range during a 3 days period and try to hit the secret score. Participants who hit the secret target score will cumulate a point and have a chance at winning the Grand Prize or cash prize!"

 

For all the details on the GIGABYTE Z79 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge, click here.

Apple teases media event for March 9, could we meet the Apple Watch?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 2 hours, 22 mins ago

Apple has just sent invitations to select members of the media for an event on March 9 which it has teased as "spring forward". This is a reference to Daylight Savings Time, which could mean we're going to see a much more detailed look at Apple Watch.

 

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We have heard that Apple wants to ship its first-gen Watch in April, so this event is perfect timing. It shouldn't just be about Watch either, as we can expect to hear about other products like the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, which should be a revised Air. The new Air should sport a thinner profile, edge-to-edge keyboard, and a USB Type-C connector that will replace the full-sized USB port on the current MBA.

 

Throwing another rumor out there, is that Apple could show off the iPad Pro, with its 12.9-inch (or so) display. We don't know about that yet, as there haven't been too many leaks on the larger-screen iPad lately, but it could still happen.

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Bumblebee is that you? Hardware Extreme's black and yellow project

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 3 hours, 27 mins ago

Making Wiz Khalifa proud, this black and yellow build spotted on the EK Water Blocks Facebook page is jam-packed with ASRock, Intel and EK Water Blocks components.

 

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Finally a build that isn't featuring rigid tubing, this mod project has interestingly placed the Kingston HyperX SSD Na'Vi Edition directly onto the power supply likely due to space constrictions.

 

Alongside providing yellow died liquid for aesthetics, even the RAM has been properly color coordinated alongside brilliantly sleeved cables. This fully water cooled system only features one video card this time, but it's still going to be enough for general duties.

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Samsung provides YouTube stream for its Galaxy S6 launch event

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 56 mins ago

Samsung will be hosting its Samsung Unpacked event on March 1 at 12:30pm Eastern time, where we should be introduced to the new Galaxy S6, and possibly Galaxy S6 Edge.

 

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The South Korean giant has just provided the world with a YouTube link where we can watch it live, as it happens in Barcelona, Spain. We should expect Samsung to not only unveil the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge products, but maybe some new tablets, and I hope (long shot) to see a new Gear VR device unveiled.

 

You can watch the Samsung Unpacked event right here.

Swedish professional CS:GO player Joel "emilio" Mako admits cheating

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 52 mins ago

Joel "emilio" Mako was slapped with a Valve Anti-Cheat ban (VAC ban) whilst playing in a match against rival team HellRaisers in an online tournament match, which saw his gaming team releasing him immediately.

 

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VAC ban's generally come in waves, with multiple players being banned in one go and this action happening often weeks after their cheating experience took place - this helps create confusion as to exactly what cheat program the hackers have used as they are not told exactly what got them banned.

 

Mako claimed he was not guilty and in an interview with HLTV he stated that "I am leaving this in Valve's hands. I cannot prove my innocence, but I know they can."

 

Now a confession has been issued by the Sweedish pro player, confirming that he used wall-hack style cheat to gain advantage in an online match-making environment (not tournament). In an interview with Aftonbladet, he confessed "me and my IRL friends were playing matchmaking together with X-ray cheat. For the moment it was fun, until the consequences blew back in my face. Even though I never cheated in an official match I realize it was wrong and I regret it every day."

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Wax on, wax off, charge your products in your 'alone time' - Wankband

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 5 hours, 19 mins ago

This new wearable device is a fitness tracker done right, giving you the ability to charge your products while you enjoy some self-enjoyment alone time.

 

 

The Wankband has been put into production by Pornhub and utilizes a small inner valve within the band to send a weight speeding up and down with every stroke in order to produce some 'handy' power.

 

Currently in development stages, this landing page will give you a little more information in a Safe For Work environment - or you can watch the clean video above and wait for more information, which will be released "in the coming months."

 

The power generated by this device isn't going to be enough to replenish your Telsa electric car, however with enough time and dedication you might be able to keep your iPhone 3 clunking for another hour - or add 40 years to your Nokia 3310.

 

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EA talks Battlefield Hardline, says BF4 launch was 'less than stellar'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 59 mins ago

Battlefield Hardline isn't too far away now, so EA is getting down and dirty with getting the game out there, with Mike Gloseski from EA taking to the official Battlefield website to talk the game up.

 

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Glosecki concentrated on the PC side of things, addressing the 'power of PCs', 'how stable will the game be on PC' and more. When talking about the power of PCs, Gloseski said that the PC "allows you to customize the experience to your liking" and that you can set specific graphical details in the game, compared to its console counterparts. He added: "You can adjust your field of view or run higher than 60 FPS if you choose. You can even play with a three monitor setup for an immersive experience. Lastly, you get to use a mouse and keyboard which gives you the best control setup for a first person shooter".

 

One of the better additions to this post was that he tackled a big question: "how stable will the game be on PC". Glosecki said: "I think we can all agree that Battlefield 4's stability at launch was less than stellar. In order to address stability for our game at launch, we've had the game up and running in the multiplayer environment for the last two years with both the development and quality assurance teams playing in daily matches". Another nice change is that the developer is "also making changes to Battlelog to include a new pop-up on how to activate the plugin in your browser since this was an issue for some of our players".

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This $70,000 customized Apple Watch is packed full of diamonds

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 57 mins ago

With pre-orders currently open for the first batch that is set to ship out 4-6 weeks after the Apple Watch release, Brikk is looking to initially sell of 30 of these devices to hungry executives and celebrities.

 

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There are some much cheaper options available for around the $7,500 mark, however, for now we're focusing on the LUX Watch Omni which features 24K yellow gold and is priced between $69,995.00 - $74,995.00 as according to their website. Coming in a 38mm and 42mm face version, expect to receive goodies such as an aluminum zero Halliburton case with carbon fiber and suede leather interior, a certificate of authenticity with a diamond inside and your general inclusions of a charging cable, charging plug and user guide.

 

Yes, you read that properly - even the certificate of authenticity comes with a diamond located within.

 

If you're interested in purchasing one for yourself, head along to their website and pay the small $10,000 pre-order deposit to start the ordeal. I wonder if they bring it to you via private jet and a butler - or will UPS do?

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