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Transcend Drive Pro 200 Wi-Fi Car Video Recorder Review

Transcend Drive Pro 200 Wi-Fi Car Video Recorder Review

We take a look at one of the latest products from Transcend, the Drive Pro 200. If you need an aid in recording your driving, this could be for you.

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The Steam Fall Sale begins next week, prepare your wallets

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 45 mins ago

When Valve unleashes its Steam sales, all gamers sit up and take notice. Well, according to PayPal, Valve will kick off its Steam Fall Sale on November 26, two days before Black Friday in the United States.

 

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Valve hasn't provided an official date for its Black Friday gaming sale, but PayPal is spreading the news to draw in customers to order themselves some Steam Wallet Codes through its online gift store. We don't know the exact dates just yet, but we should expect Valve to announce the sales in the coming days, which should end on December 1, or "Cyber Monday".

Activision hates glitch videos of the new COD, issues takedowns

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 1 min ago

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now out, with the franchise itself generating over $10 billion in sales for Activision, but the studio is now going after people who are uploading glitch videos and game-breaking issues onto video-sharing sites like Machinima and YouTube.

 

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Activision is flagging the videos for possible copyright if they show off glitches in the new first-person shooter, with Machinima saying Activision is very trigger happy with takedowns right now. YouTubers and other video-sharing users aren't happy, even if Activision claims they're only going after glitch videos that highlight cheats and exploits in their powerhouse title.

 

Activision explains: "We're excited that so many fans are having fun playing the game and posting videos of their gameplay. We love watching the videos ourselves. Occasionally, some folks post videos that promote cheating and unfair exploits. As always, we keep an eye out for these videos-our level of video claims hasn't changed. We are appreciative of the community's support in helping to ensure that everyone has the best playing experience possible".

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Employees using work-issued tech for social media, online shopping

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 1 min ago

Companies are struggling to try to teach their employees appropriate use of work-owned PCs and laptops, as they struggle to keep their networks secure. During typical business hours, 36 percent of survey respondents say they browse social media, while 34 percent enjoy online shopping. Meanwhile, 42 percent play online games and 36 percent use their work laptops to search for a job - all while at home.

 

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"People seem to understand that at work there's a little bit more protection," said Sergio Galindo, GFI Software general manager, while speaking to SCMagazine. "They don't do riskier stuff at the office. They're doing riskier stuff (at home) and then bring this equipment that was exposed at home back to the office."

 

Companies are more focused on trying to keep employees safe from social engineering-based phishing attacks, which lead systems and networks to be compromised by malware and other threats.

Seattle Police Department will outfit officers with body cameras

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 59 mins ago

The Seattle Police Department will move forward to outfit officers with wearable body cameras, after the deal hit a hiccup due to a large number of open record requests by an anonymous programmer. The programmer operates a YouTube video that posts 911 calls, surveillance and police footage, embracing a beneficial open record laws.

 

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"Under the law, they get requests regardless of whether or not I go away, and they view what I do as part of the solution," the programmer said. The programmer dropped the requests as part of an agreement that will have the police department provide him with video footage of police interactions and arrests with the public.

 

Police agencies are interested in wearable video cameras for officers as a better method to clear officers - and possibly press additional charges - on suspects. The Seattle Police Department has been under federal monitoring for more than two years, due to excessive force complaints against officers.

GameStop reportedly unhappy Microsoft, Sony selling direct to gamers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Guides | Posted: 7 hours, 52 mins ago

GameStop is unhappy that Microsoft and Sony are selling video games directly to consumers, cutting out retailers. Gamers enjoy the ability to purchase and download digital games, delivering titles instead of needing to go out and purchase physical copies. The Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus services help deliver games directly to consumers, providing game discounts and putting extreme pressure on GameStop and other companies.

 

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"We want to help ensure that our industry does not make the same mistake as other entertainment categories by driving the perceived value of digital goods significantly below that of a physical game," said Tony Bartel, GameStop President, during the company's investor call.

 

GameStop will have to find a way to work with its partners to ensure digital game sales don't cut into its profits too much - and that will mean approaching Microsoft and Sony to see how they can strengthen their business relationship.

Army working on small aerial drone that weighs just 0.5 grams

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 19 hours, 52 mins ago

The US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is working on a pocket-sized drone that can fly for 20 minutes, giving ground troops real-time video of the surrounding area. Soldiers would be able to easily carry the drone as part of the Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (CP-ISR) program.

 

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Soldiers in the UK have tested the PD-100 Black Hornet palm-sized helicopter, manufactured by Prox Dynamics, and similar drone technologies would be able to benefit US soldiers. Besides the extremely small size of the drone, being able to transmit footage directly to ground soldiers would be extremely beneficial.

 

"The Cargo Pocket ISR is a true example of an applied systems approach for developing new Soldier capabilities," said Dr. Laurel Allender, NSRDEC acting technical director recently said. "It provides an integrated capability for the Soldier and small unit for increased situational awareness and understanding with negligible impact on Soldier load and agility."

Intel unleash amazing employee benefit sale

By: Chris Smith | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 23 hours, 14 mins ago

Intel's Retail Edge Program's end-of-year benefits have been released. If you're an employee of certain technology companies (mobile phones included), you can join up to this project and reap the sale rewards. This information has been provided through Chiphell's online forum.

 

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There are two main deals on offer, seeing Intel clear out their Core i7-5930K 3.5 GHz processor's for as low as $159 US, alongside their Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz for a crazy $79 US.

 

If you think you're eligible for this program, you can register through your employee's certification to the Intel sales network. Once tasks are completed, you add 'points' to your account, allowing you to reach certain levels of discounts ranging from Producer, to Rockstar and finally Rock Legend - providing the best pricing.

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First thoughts: Sony's Smartwatch 3

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 day ago

Sony have just launched their latest offering to the ever-growing smart watch market. Even though originally claiming that they weren't interested in entering the Android Wear market in the beginning, they've decided that they want a slice of the market.

 

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Sony's flagship watch comes with the following specifications:

  • 1.6-inch transflective LCD screen with a resolution of 320 × 320
  • 420 mA when the built-in battery
  • 4GB built-in memory
  • Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Measurements: 36mm x 10 mm x 51 mm
  • Body weight of 38 grams, 36 grams strap
  • Light sensor, acceleration sensor, gyro magnetometer, GPS
  • IP68 level of protection
  • NFC and Wi-Fi

 

The Smartwatch 3 is designed in a 'low-key' styling, not meant to be so much as of a fashion statement when compared to the Motorola 360, for example. As you may have noticed, the Smartwatch 3 comes in a few very bright color offerings including pink and yellow - not for the feint if heart. Alongside this, Sony's product comes with a silicone wrist strap - giving the feel that this product is designed for an athletic and/or younger audience.

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Chinese TV websites blacklisted by American Film Institute

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

We've been reading reports that Chinese online-TV streaming services have been giving people 502 server error codes. Thanks to information published by Chiphell, we've now found exactly what the issue is.

 

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According to local reports, many TV websites were abruptly stopped from servicing their customers on Friday the 21st of November, local time. This issue carried out throughout the whole day, with access finally being restored later in the night.

 

On October the 28th, reports came to light that due to copyright pressure, many websites will completely remove all download links to copyright-free resources by the end of November. Claiming that by early November, these websites will further be blacklisted by the American Film Institute.

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Sony's new 5.9-inch, 6.4-inch smartphone leaked to public

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

TKTechNews has just informed us of a new Sony Xperia Z Ultra flat mobile phone to be released in 2015.

 

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Set to contain a 5.9-inch touchscreen, ensuring that it's the 'perfect fit' for most consumers - not to big, nor too small. Sony's new smartphone offering is rumored for release in black or white color options.

 

However, we've also received information of a possible Xperia Z4 Ultra. This is rumored to contain a 6.4-inch display supporting a 2K resolution (2560 x 1440), with 4K also a realistic possibility. As far as hardware specifications are concerned, nothing is confirmed but it is rumored to contain similar architecture to the original Xperia models, with a focus on updating the inbuilt camera.

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