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Today Tyler tells us all about ATEN's KE6940, a DVI KVM over IP extender - or another way of saying a really high-end network controlled KVM device.

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Rockstar adds snowball fights and ugly sweater parties to GTA Online

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 mins ago

Rockstar has announced the new "Festive Surprise" for Grand Theft Auto Online, a new update which adds snowball fights, Christmas sweathers and much more.

 

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There are new weapons in the form of a new homing missile launcher and proximity mines, as well as some new vehicles with the Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, Slam Van, and the Massacro and Jester sports cars. GTA Online gamers are now welcome to a third garage to store their vehicles, with the new weapons available at the in-game Ammu-Nation.

 

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There's also some seasonal clothing included with the "Festive Surprise" update, something that includes scarves, masks and holiday pyjamas for free. These items will continue to be made available through to January 5, with special holiday crates dropping "frequently" between now and then.

Oceania gets a taste of eSports - Smite offering global support

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 40 mins ago

Since the dawn of eSports, poor old Oceania has been heavily neglected in receiving invites, qualifiers or any chances to enter global gaming competitions. In a move to capture a new audience, HiRez Studios have just announced that players from this region will now have the ability to qualify for the Smite world championships, season 2.

 

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This free, Multilayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) 3rd-person game has begun a massive push into the Australian market - after a positive showing at PAX Australia 2014 and the recent acquisition of well-known fighting games player and organizer Daniel Chlebowczyk, they're looking to give the locals something that they've been wanting for ages - international exposure.

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Obama administration could 'respond' to North Korea hacking Sony

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: 1 hour, 14 mins ago

It looks like the US government could respond to North Korea hacking Sony Pictures, with White House spokesman Josh Earnest telling reporters that the attack was an example of "destructive activity with malicious intent that was initiated by a sophisticated actor."

 

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Earnest continued, saying that US national security leaders "would be mindful of the fact that we need a proportional response. They were also aware that people carrying out such attacks are "often seeking to provoke a response." He added that "They may believe that a response from us in one fashion or another would be advantageous to them" by helping their image on the world stage. The White House spokesman added that the US viewed North Korea hacking Sony as "a serious national security matter."

 

Sony has since cancelled the release of 'The Interview' from US theaters, after North Korea threatened an attack under the guise of the 'Guardians of Peace' or GOP.

Techland says 'not a chance' on downgraded graphics for Dying Light

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 48 mins ago

There have been a few videos floating around the Internet comparing Techland's upcoming zombie survival shooter, with claims that Dying Light has been graphically downgraded. We've seen it before with Ubisoft's titles, such as Watch Dogs and The Division, but now the claims of Dying Light have PC gamers in a fit, and rightly so.

 

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Techland's Paul Milewski spoke with GamingBolt, where he said "If you compare the 2103 footage to any of the material released lately, you can clearly see major improvements. Downgraded? Not a chance. Just look at the latest interactive footage released by us a couple of days ago." Milewski added "Also, consider that most of the recent media and YouTuber gameplay that's out there is all on PCs that we have no idea what's in them. And yet they all look better compared to the 2013 promo material which was recorded on a high-end PC at the time."

 

Dying Light hits the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next month.

BBC details Apple 'failing to protect' workers in Chinese factories

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 hours, 24 mins ago

An undercover BBC investigation revealed ongoing poor working conditions of employees inside of factories manufacturing Apple products. At a Pegatron factory manufacturing iPhone 6 smartphones, there were routinely broken guidelines, with workers' hours, dormitories, work meetings, juvenile workers and ID cars being breached in day-to-day operations.

 

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Not surprisingly, Apple "strongly disagreed" with conclusions from the investigations - despite video showing employees falling asleep during 12-hour shifts. One employee worked 18 consecutive days, despite previously asking for a day off. A different worker had to work a 16-hour shift and said that he or she wouldn't want to move, and just wanted to lie down and rest: "I was unable to sleep at night because of the stress."

 

Here is what Apple noted in a statement: "Worker safety and well-being are our top priorities. We set very high standards, conduct rigorous training for managers and workers, and have external auditors regularly visiting our facilities to find areas for improvement."

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Red Hat claims the 'grinch' issue isn't a Linux vulnerability

By: Chris Smith | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 2 hours, 44 mins ago

Alert Logic has recently informed the public of a "grinch" Linux vulnerability, but according to Red Hat - it's a perfectly normal thing.

 

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The official reply noted that "this report incorrectly classifies expected behavior as a security issue," through a Red Hat Bulletin released on Wednesday just one day after the report being made public. This was in response to Alert Logic claiming that this Grinch issue may be as large as the previously seen Heartbleed bug, noting that they believe it is a serious design flaw in how Linux handles user permissions.

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Xbox One preview members gain access to Halo 5 beta tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 5 mins ago

Microsoft has a huge early Christmas present for Xbox One preview members, where they'll receive early access to Halo 5. The multiplayer beta for Halo 5 kicks off on December 29, with 343 Industries and Microsoft ending the year on a big bang.

 

 

The early access is invite-only, with all current Xbox One preview members most likely receiving a message from Xbox Live tomorrow, which will include two codes to download the Halo 5 beta. The early access beta for Halo 5 will start at 4PM ET tomorrow, and will end at 3AM ET on December 22. This gives Xbox One preview members the great ability of playing the Halo 5 beta over the weekend. Get in now!

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Microsoft Xbox One gets Pandora, Vevo and other media apps today

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 3 hours, 35 mins ago

The Microsoft Xbox One rolled out Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix, Telemundo Now and Bravo Now apps for gamers, in time for Christmas. Pandora previously wanted to run a custom Pandora music service app built by HTML5 for television screens - while largely ignoring game consoles.

 

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Rolling out a native Pandora app is a good effort for Microsoft, which has been promptly outsold most of the year by the Sony PlayStation 4 game console.

 

Microsoft has been quick to roll out apps for Xbox One owners, including HBO GO, MLB.TV, Twitch, and Plex - the company is embracing apps to help keep users running entertainment and media services through the console.

Privacy experts unsure what to make of future privacy for Web users

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

Internet users are fighting for their privacy while browsing the Internet, but trying to see what the future holds has proven difficult. As noted by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Web users found they are under constant surveillance by governments and hacker groups. It turns out 55 percent of experts believe there would not be a "secure, popularly accepted and trusted privacy-rights infrastructure by 2025," according to a survey hosted by the Pew Internet Project and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center.

 

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Regardless of what Internet users and privacy experts say about the current state of the Internet right now, it will remain a major talking point for years to come.

 

"By 2025, there will be an international consensus among Internet organizations on how best to balance personal privacy and security with popular content and services," according to an unnamed specialist working on technical and policy coordination, published by Pew. "The patchwork approach of national privacy protections will be harmonized globally in 2025, and the primary of security concerns will be more balanced by such an international consensus."

Apple's Steve Wozniak to become a Tassie Devil

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 hours, 32 mins ago

The co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak has just become an Australian citizen and plans to move to the Australian state of Tasmania - known throughout the world, aptly enough, as the 'apple isle'.

 

Citing a fondness for Australian culture, Wozniak begun the application process for Australian residency back in 2012 and whilst he will continue to be based in the United States for a time, he plans on winding back his professional life and according to the Australian Financial Review, will "probably" call Tasmania home. "Hopefully in the next few days we can get there, as I really like the idea of cooler weather".

 

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Still an employee of Apple, Wozniak is both admired by tech journalists for honest assessments on the company he co-founded in 1976, but feared by the apparatchik for the same reason.

 

"Their publicity people watch me very closely wherever I go in the world and speak. I answer every question I'm asked and I answer honestly, so sometimes they hear things they don't want to hear".

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