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Sony's decision to rely on Mandiant helping FireEye's stock value

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 56 mins ago

Sony Pictures is working to rebuild itself following a nasty cyberattack and subsequent data breach, courtesy of the Guardians of Peace. As such, the company has chosen cybersecurity firm FireEye's Mandiant to help clean up the mess - and FireEye likely couldn't be any happier with its decision.

 

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Following the news, FireEye's stock value has increased, because of the high-profile nature of the data breach - and the fact that Sony Pictures could have chosen a few other large, high-profile firms. On the first day of news Mandiant was chosen, FireEye's shares increased 4.8 percent up to $32.39, and should continue to receive additional stability.

 

Here is what The Street Ratings recently offered: "We rate FireEye a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income."

Australian Rae Johnston claims Avatars are people too in TEDx talk

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 21 mins ago

Popular Aussie tech evangelist to the 'mainstream', gamer and cosplayer, Rae Johnston has recently been snapped up by Allure Media - she's been seen around various media entities including being on TV shows such as 'Mornings' on free-to-air offerings, alongside writing for multiple tech websites scattered around the globe.

 

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Johnston has just completed a TEDx talk about gaming and social media in TEDx Ultimo, claiming that "Avatars Are People Too" - touching on a few points of interest and giving her own impressions on them.

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Man able to command his brain to move prosthetic arms

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 59 mins ago

Les Baugh is able to use his brain to control two prosthetic arms, as DARPA and the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory show great development in next-generation medical technology. Baugh can functionally control the Modular Prosthetic Limbs, carefully connected to his nerves, despite the limbs not permanently attached to his body.

 

 

When Baugh thinks about moving his arms and hands, the prosthetics are able to respond accordingly - as medical researchers were able to measure how his muscles and nerves react when given commands.

 

"I think we're just getting started at this point," said Mike McLoughlin, program director at Johns Hopkins' Revolution Prosthetics, in the video. "There's just a tremendous amount of potential ahead of us, and we just started down this road. I think the next five, 10 years are going to bring some really phenomenal advancements."

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North Korea threatens the White House with retaliation

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 3 hours, 17 mins ago

If the US sanctions North Korea for an alleged hacking attack, they have been told by the North's National Defense Commission that a retaliation shall be expected on the White House and other high-profile US targets.

 

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US President Barrack Obama stated on Friday that "we will respond proportionately and we'll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose," once again mentioning that he believes North Korea is at fault for the large-scale Sony hacking controversy that has been happening over the last few weeks.

 

North Korea's NDC replied that they "are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels," further commenting that "our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole US mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the 'symmetric counteraction' declared by Obama."

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Anonymous could release 'The Interview' for Internet users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 33 mins ago

The Anonymous hacker collective has criticized Sony Pictures for bowing down to the Guardians of Peace hacker group - and while Sony weighs its options to release "The Interview" - it appears Anonymous might be willing to do it for the company.

 

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Anonymous released the following message (via Twitter): "You're gonna let Kim Junk Uno and his minions boss you, a multimillion dollar corporation responsible for billions of dollars in revenue? We're not with either side, we just want to watch the movie too... and soon you too will be joining us. Sorry, @sonypictures."

 

The hacker group also mentioned that it previously breached Sony Pictures' networks, and were surprised the company didn't work to improve its cybersecurity defenses.

China opposes cyberattack against Sony Pictures, don't place blame

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 56 mins ago

The Chinese government, which has been blamed for organizing cyberattacks against foreign interests, spoke out against the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures. However, the country didn't specifically call out North Korea for its likely role in the breach, which stemmed because of the government's disdain for "The Interview."

 

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"(China) opposes any country or individual using other countries' domestic facilities to conduct cyberattacks on third-party nations," according to a statement issued by Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, when speaking to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

 

North Korea and China have a strong political friendship - as one of Kim Jong Un's only foreign allies - and would be an important asset for any future cyberattacks. Pres. Obama's administration is weighing potential options to retaliate against North Korea, though China would likely strongly condemn any future actions.

BIOSTAR implements #LAN surge protection for all new motherboards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 4 hours, 20 mins ago

If you're looking to add a little safety to your rig and already have a surge-protection power-board installed, Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer BIOSTAR are now offering built-in LAN surge protection for their whole product range.

 

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They've added an integrated chip to strengthen the electrical stability of their newest motherboards, said to prevent any damage from lighting strikes and electrical surges. BIOSTAR is the first manufacturer of its kind to offer such a service, with this features official name being "SUPER LAN Surge Protection" as laid out in their recently issued press release.

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Younger drivers more skilled at texting and driving than others

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 4 hours, 39 mins ago

Half of drivers tested by researchers from Wayne State University committed "lane excursions" into other lanes, while being instructed to text and drive with one hand on the steering wheel. However, it would appear older, more experienced drivers were more likely to drift into other lanes - as 100 percent of drivers from 45 to 59 years of age committed this driving error, with younger drivers doing better.

 

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Eighty percent of drivers from their mid-thirties to mid-forties committed lane excursions, with that number dropping to 50 percent for drivers from 25 to 34 years of age. Just 25 percent of drivers from 18 to 24 years of age swerved while texting and driving, researchers noted, doing better than what many would assume.

 

"Generally, people believe that younger drivers are more easily distracted and therefore would be more susceptible to the dangers of texting and driving," said Randall Commissaris, one of the authors of the study. "However, our study - which included drivers ranging in age from 18 to 59 - demonstrated just the opposite. Although texting while driving had a negative impact on drivers of all ages, younger drivers were less distracted by texting, and older drivers' performance was much worse because of their texting."

Computer games in the mainstream, CS:GO at X Games Aspen aired by ESPN

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 18 mins ago

Often it's a pretty heated debate on the internet - "is competitive gaming a real sport?". Well, in more MLG news - they're bringing Valve's popular FPS title Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to the public scene and the television via the X Games and ESPN. This comes to light after we've recently reported on MLG working behind the scenes to run the biggest Dota2 league in history.

 

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Set for kickoff on the 23rd of January 2015, X Games Aspen will be looking for another sell-out audience - seeing eSports now added to the foray of hardcore high-adrenaline sports on offer. This partnership will see MLG.tv team up with the ESPN and ABC to bring this event to the wider audience.

 

Sundance DiGiovanni, Co-founder and CEO of MLG, commented that "2014 was a breakout year for eSports with the first ever MLG tournament at X Games Austin, millions watching competition on MLG.tv, and more than 71 million people competing in or watching eSports events around the globe," further adding "Our X Games debut was such a success we knew we had to continue the tradition. The MLG X Games Aspen Invitational will further elevate eSports placing our top competitors amongst the best winter athletes in the world and continues to solidify MLG.tv as the leading destination for premium eSports pro gaming."

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Samsung tease their new SE790C curved monitor

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 6 hours, 19 mins ago

"All curves are not created equal. Samsung's SE790C offers an industry-leading and award-winning curvature for a truly immersive, comfortable and differentiating viewing experience," claims Samsung's Senior Vice President of the Visual Display Business, Seoggi Kim.

 

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The tech-giant has just pushed a press release, claiming a soon-to-be launch of their brand-new 3000R (curvature radius of 3,000mm) monitor, the SE70C. Said to closely match the natural curve of the human eye, this monitor is claimed by the manufacturer to create a distortion-free viewing experience with less eye strain for all.

 

Incorporating a 21:9 aspect ratio and an ULTRA-WQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, the SE790C has a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and 300 CD/m2 typical brightness. There are some handy features included out of the box including Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture capabilities, alongside two 7-watt stereo speakers located within the build.

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