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Thermalright True Spirit 140 BW Rev.A CPU Cooler Review

Thermalright True Spirit 140 BW Rev.A CPU Cooler Review

Chad tells us about Thermalright's True Spirit 140 BW Rev.A CPU cooler. If you are looking for a new cooler for your rig, you should take a look.

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EVGA releases its watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 38 mins ago

Claiming virtually silent operating procedures, EVGA's new watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid is certainly a sight to behold.

 

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Designed to be completely plug and play, this AIO watercooling loop features a 120mm radiator and fan and will be released as either a package with the TITAN X card itself or separate for your own application as an upgrade kit.

 

EVGA's recent press release also claims a new cooling method, stating that the "VRM and Memory cooling solution separated from GPU" allowing for advanced cooling procedures.

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Android Pay will launch with support from at least 13 banks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 51 mins ago

Google has introduced Android Pay, which will allow users to make purchases in retail stores without using a debit or credit card. Customers unlock a smartphone, place it near the retailer's contactless terminal, finalize the transaction, and can leave the store. Users don't even have to access the Android Pay app.

 

 

Some of the financial institutions include Chase, Capital One, US Bank, Citibank, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, and PNC.

 

Android Pay will also allow users to tap to pay while making purchases online, as they only need to click a "Buy with Android Pay" button.

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ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI GeForce NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti images are here

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 31 mins ago

Technology lovers brace yourselves, images have been posted up of the ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti reference models alongside their retail packaging.

 

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Specifically for ASUS, some statistics have been leaked, showcasing a card based on the GM200 silicon containing 2,816 CUDA cores with 6GB of GDDR5 memory and with a 384-bit memory interface.

 

The reference clock speeds are reportedly similar to the GTX TITAN X speeds, featuring a 1000 MHz core, 1076 MHz GPU boots and 7012 MHz memory.

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Pink Floyd speaks out against streaming music, angry at tech firms

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 1 hour, 41 mins ago

Don't count Pink Floyd founding members Roger Waters and Nick Mason as fans of the current shift towards streaming music! There is a current battle between users and streaming services trying to work with record labels and artists to figure out how everyone can be happy.

 

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"I think one is angry just as everybody else should be. All of those bi***** in Silicon Valley who are stealing not just our work but all the work that all the musicians all over the world are doing," said Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, in a statement published by Sky News. "They are spreading it across the Internet and then people believe it's free and that it should be free. And it shouldn't be free."

 

"Being a musician is just like any other job. It's perfectly reasonable that people are required to pay for the fruits of your labor."

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Driver reportedly pulled over for using Apple Watch while driving

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

A Montreal man claims he was pulled over for using his Apple Watch smartwatch while driving, receiving a $100 fine and four demerit points.

 

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Jeffrey Macesin recounted his story while speaking with the CTV Montreal Canadian TV news station, after being cited by a Quebec Highway Safety Code that prohibits using a "handheld device that includes a telephone function."

 

Here is what Macesin said in a recent interview: "Going towards Vaudreuil, there was a cop car behind me and he didn't have his lights on yet, but then he turned them on and I thought maybe he just wanted me to get out of the way. I was just confused."

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Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht receives life sentence

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 hours, 25 mins ago

US District Judge Katherine Forrest has given Ross Ulbricht, the founder and operator of Silk Road, a life sentence in prison. The underground website was involved in more than 1.5 million transactions that netted $214 million, and Ulbricht was described as the "kingpin of a worldwide digital drug trafficking enterprise."

 

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Ulbricht was convicted of distributing narcotics on the Internet and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, among other charges. He automatically faced a minimum 20-year prison sentence, though it was expected he would receive a much harsher sentence. The judge noted: "What you did in connection with Silk Road was terribly destructive to our social fabric..."

 

"He developed a blueprint for a new way to use the Internet to undermine the law and facilitate criminal transactions," according to a statement from the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. "Using that blueprint, others have followed in Ulbricht's footsteps, establishing new 'dark markets' in the mold of Silk Road, some selling an even broader range of illicit goods and services."

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First look of the new Xbox One controller, will launch next month

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 4 hours, 1 min ago

A prototype of a new Microsoft Xbox One controller hit the Internet a few days ago, and Austrian retailer Libro has unveiled what the device is expected to look like. The new unit will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, with no other upgrades expected.

 

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There are rumors the controller will be unveiled on June 8, which is before the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles.

 

GameSpot received the following email from Microsoft earlier in the week: "We're gearing up for an exciting E3 where we'll showcase more games and experiences. We have nothing further to share at this time."

UN report: Encryption backdoors violate the human rights of Web users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 hours, 12 mins ago

Encryption is vital to free speech and government efforts to install backdoors prove to be a violation of human rights against Internet users. The UN report says encryption and Internet anonymity allow for a privacy buffer so they can share their views without the fear of being censored.

 

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There is an effort by the United States, UK and other governments to create backdoors - which could also allow cybercriminals to access information - in an effort to aid law enforcement. If an agency needs to view and monitor encrypted messages, it should only be done on a "case-by-case" basis, and shouldn't be required for the majority of users.

 

The report will be presented in front of the UN Human Rights Council sometime next month.

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New Need for Speed reboot will require Internet connection

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 27 mins ago

Gamers interested in playing the new Need for Speed open-world racing game from Electronic Arts will be required to have an online connection. The game uses multiple overlapping stories so players are able to play how they want to, "gaining reputation on your journey to become the ultimate icon."

 

 

Developed by Ghost Games, which participated in the 2013 Need for Speed: Rivals title, the new Need for Speed title will run on the Frostbite game engine.

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High-profile defector says North Korean cyberattacks could kill

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 51 mins ago

Organized hackers in North Korea have the ability to launch cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and could even potentially lead to casualties, according to a high-profile defector. Professor Kim Heung-Kwang, a former computer science professor at the Hamheung Computer Technology University, helped teach some students that eventually joined the Bureau 121 hacker group.

 

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North Korea has around 6,000 well-trained hackers - suspected of operating inside of China - with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the nation's military spending directed towards online cyber operations.

 

"The reason North Korea has been harassing other countries is to demonstrate that North Korea has cyber war capacity," Prof. Kim told BBC Click. "Their cyberattacks could have similar impacts as military attacks, killing people and destroying cities."

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