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Project Cars 2 is rumored to already be in development

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 30 mins ago

Project Cars has been delayed a few times now, but it will be released on May 8 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with news floating out already that Slightly Mad Studios is already working on a sequel to the driving game. We already know that Project Cars will be one of the best looking games on the market, with support for virtual reality headsets, and up to triple 4K monitor setups.

 

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The news is coming from Slightly Mad Studios' boss, Ian Bell, where he referred to Project Cars as a 'Destiny-like' experience. He took to the World of Mass Development forums, where he said: "A very short update for now as I'm jet-lagged to hell and back but the good news is that we will be continuing the WMD setup for pCARS2. We will open new forum sections when the game (pCARS1) ships to support the new users and you WMD experts will all have access and we'd greatly appreciate your assistance advising new users".

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Criminals receiving bitcoin ransom payments converting money fast

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 29 mins ago

Cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks typically demand immediate payment with very little paper trail - and that often means relying on bitcoin transactions. However, the anonymity of bitcoins is now being overlooked due to the volatility of the cryptocurrency, with hackers converting the funds quickly.

 

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The cyber group responsible for infecting users across the world with Cryptolocker likely made over $3 million before it was targeted by investigators. Besides pre-paid cash cards, bitcoins - which were once valued at more than $1,100 each, but now worth less than $250 - make it less appealing for money laundering behavior.

 

"I've seen this discussion in underground forums among Russian criminals," said Etay Maor, senior fraud prevention strategist of IBM Security, in a statement to The Register. "They use Bitcoin for the money laundering part and take payment with it, but they'll move it out almost immediately. Most of them won't keep bitcoins - they don't like the valuations Bitcoin has - so they just use it as a layer of obfuscation, and move it to a different form of money."

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LG's G4 should cost around $800, a little more than the Galaxy S6 edge

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 44 mins ago

LG is so close to the official unveiling of its G4 smartphone, where we're receiving details on the handset slowly. The latest is pricing, with LG setting the price of the G4 smartphone at around $800.

 

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At $800, it's an expensive handset, far more expensive than the Nexus 5 at under half its price when it debuted (made by LG). The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are $800+ handsets, but LG is packing a serious punch with the G4. We have a 5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, a super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (six cores), and more.

 

We know to expect a seriously good rear-facing camera, too.

Lenovo's new K80 smartphone features 4GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 9 hours, 42 mins ago

Lenovo has just announced its latest handset, the K80, which will feature some surprising specifications. First off, we have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, which in this QHD world, isn't that great.

 

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It is backed up by an Intel Atom processor, with a 1.8GHz clock speed and 64-bit. We also have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and a huge 4000mAh battery. On the rear, Lenovo has provided a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS, with the entire smartphone coming in at just 8.5mm thick.

 

Android 5.0 Lollipop powers the Lenovo K80 handset, with the Chinese manufacturer pricing it at $290. It will be available in China at first on April 30, with a second model to follow with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Vin Diesel announces 'Fast & Furious 8' with an April 2017 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 10 hours, 48 mins ago

With Fast & Furious 7 making over $1 billion and counting, it should come as no surprise that Vin Diesel has announced that Fast & Furious 8 will be released on April 14, 2017.

 

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Diesel announced the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he said: "We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen". If the last Furious movie made $1 billion, what do you think the new one will make?

'Warcraft' movie set for a delay

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 12 hours ago

The long-in-the-making feature film adaptation of Blizzard's MMORPG 'World of Warcraft' has been delayed by three months, and now set to launch in the middle of the 2016 summer blockbuster season.

 

 

Previously announced for a March 2016 release, Legendary Studios and distributor Universal Pictures have now announced a three month delay for the picture, which will now hit screens worldwide on June 10 2016, with the first teaser trailer for the picture likely to be released at ComicCon in July.

 

Directed by Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), 'Warcraft' stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky and Dominic Cooper, along with a cast of thousands of Orcs and other digital creatures courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.

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Cybersecurity market receiving strong boost from increasing VC funds

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 15 hours, 6 mins ago

Venture capitalists are pouring money into cybersecurity companies, with high-profile data breaches still capturing headlines. Security companies supported by VCs in the United States generated a massive $1.77 billion in 2014, a figure higher than the previous record of $1.62 billion generated in 2000, according to statistics.

 

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There is increased flexibility in the cybersecurity sector, with companies providing protection to consumers, corporations, hardware infrastructure, software, and specialized niche services.

 

As the Internet of Things (IoT) generates headlines for its beneficial flexibility for consumers, there is an underlying concern related to connected security. "It's a huge threat," said Alex Doll, founder of the TenEleven Ventures capital firm focusing on information security, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. "It's great that everything is connected, but all that data is one click away" from being hacked.

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JAXA space agency wants to head to the moon in 2018

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 17 hours, 13 mins ago

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) wants to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2018, in an important first step towards a possible manned mission to the same target. Even if a manned launch doesn't occur, JAXA hopes to use collected data for a possible mission to Mars.

 

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JAXA previously reached the moon's orbit in 2008 with the SELENE spacecraft, helping collect information about the lunar surface. The space agency hopes the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) will launch onboard the Epsilon rocket, which is a solid-fuel rocket with only one live launch.

 

"This is an initial step and a lot of procedures are still ahead before the plan is formally approved," said a JAXA spokesperson in front of the media. A mission to the moon could cost anywhere from $83.4 million up to $125 million, and the Japanese government is working on a proper project roadmap.

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The Smart Lightbulb You Control Through Your Phone, Now 32% Off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 18 hours, 9 mins ago

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Oh, you still use a light switch? How retro! Save 32% on the SMFX Smart Bulb at TweakTown Deals.

 

Dim, brighten, change the color, or turn on/off your light from your the SMFX app. The Android- and iOS-compatible bulb can be set on a timer and has multiple dimming levels and millions of colors to choose from - literally. There's even a "disco mode" that syncs up the light with music, for full atmosphere immersion. Plus, the SMFX Smart Bulb uses just 10 percent of the energy that a standard lightbulb uses, saving you major cash on your energy bills for all 40,000 hours of its life (that's 27 years of normal use).

 

And you thought it couldn't get any better than the Clapper. Head over to TweakTown Deals now to get the SMFX Smart Bulb for $32.99.

Following more data breaches, consumers learning to pay attention

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 21 hours, 49 mins ago

Continued cyberattacks against US residents rack up an impressive number of victims, with twice as many Americans reporting a breach following year-over-year statistics analysis. Unfortunately, one in five consumers say they suffered a credit score hit due to identity theft - and financial experts recommend shoppers request a credit report to check on any problems.

 

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However, eight in 10 Americans note they have become more proactive in protecting their own personal information, as more than half of surveyed consumers aren't entirely sure if companies can keep personal data safe.

 

"The increase in data breaches affecting personal information has given consumers significant cause to be cautious about their activities, both online and off," said Ernie Almonte, chairman for the American Institute of CPA's National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, in a statement published by MoneyWatch.

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