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

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 47 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: 1 hour, 52 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: 2 hours, 21 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: 3 hours, 17 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: 3 hours, 45 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: 4 hours, 24 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: 5 hours, 22 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?

The FCC passes Net Neutrality, the strongest set of rules yet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Privacy & Rights | Posted: 6 hours, 30 mins ago

Great news everyone! The FCC has just approved the strongest set of net neutrality rules that have ever been placed onto paper in the United States.

 

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The new rules haven't been seen by anyone outside of the US government or the FCC, so we don't know what the details of these documents state apart from the fact that the FCC now considers, and looks at the Internet as a public utility in the same vein the government looks at power and water. It gives the FCC the keys to the Internet kingdom.

 

The FCC has signed on a new Net Neutrality set of rules, but we can't say it's great because we haven't read the details of the paper. No one has. Wouldn't you like to read the new set of rules that give the FCC the power of owning the Internet as a utility? I know I would.

Study: Gamers buy PlayStation 4 for graphics, Xbox One for brand

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 8 hours, 20 mins ago

Console gamers chose the Sony PlayStation 4 for "better resolution," the Microsoft Xbox One for the "brand," and Nintendo Wii because of the console's "fun factor," according to a report from Nielsen. Processing speed was the only similar response between Xbox One and PS4 gamers, with

 

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In addition, nine out of 10 survey respondents said they owned previous generation consoles - 86 percent of Wii U owners have owned a Wii and 76 percent of Xbox One owners had an Xbox 360. The 2014 holiday shopping season helped gamers upgrade their hardware from the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3, as they transitioned to newer game platforms.

 

Both PC and console gamers can be thankful for increasingly sophisticated hardware - and more visually appealing game titles - as the gaming industry continues to evolve.

Kaspersky: 28% of mobile users don't have knowledge of malware attacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 9 hours, 29 mins ago

Twenty-eight percent of consumers know nothing or very little about mobile malware, while another 26 percent said they are aware of cyber threats but aren't worried, according to the "Consumer Security Risk" survey from Kaspersky Lab.

 

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In addition, 31 percent of Google Android smartphones and 41 percent of tablets aren't password-protected, while 58 percent of Android smartphones and 63 percent of tablets have some form of anti-virus software.

 

"It is not surprising that mobile users are facing online threats more often now: devices are capable of doing so much more, and many more people are using them, so of course they will attract fraudsters," said Victor Yablokov, head of mobile product line at Kaspersky Lab. "To avoid falling victim to scams, users are advised to protect their devices against cyber threats and be especially careful with any sensitive data store on them."

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