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PayPal adjusting strategy, needs to close the gap in mobile payments

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

Google, Apple and other companies want to grab control of the mobile payments market, and there is suddenly a lot of competition. PayPal, which is preparing to spin off from eBay, is looking for options in an evolving mobile payments system - and could push its own mobile wallet while working on it increasing its own payment infrastructure.

 

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PayPal has worked on digital wallets, mobile payments and its own point-of-sale (POS) terminal for years, but must adapt to changing times. The company powers transactions for Airbnb, Uber, Houzz and others, working relatively quietly and out of the public spotlight.

 

"While other vendors need to gain consumers' trust, PayPal needs to come first of mind when it comes to mobile, as I do not think your average users naturally think of them," said Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel, in a statement published by The Street.

Xtube porn website compromised, infecting users with malware

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 19 mins ago

The Xtube adult entertainment porn website, a top 800-ranked website in the United States, appears to have recently suffered a malware infection. Hackers have injected malicious code directly into Xtube, and visitors are being redirected with rotating domains towards an exploit landing page.

 

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"Contrary to a malvertising issue where the problem is external, XTube admins need to look at their own server to identify the issue," said Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, in a statement to SCMagazine.com. "Based on what we saw, this [is] a dynamic infection that injects [a] malicious iFrame 'on-demand.' In other words this is not hardcoded in the page's source code, but added on-the-fly."

 

Porn websites are popular targets for cybercriminals due to high amounts of Web traffic, with RedTube recently suffering an issue earlier in 2015. Towards the end of 2015, another popular adult website, xHamster, also suffered a successful malvertising campaign.

Report: DARPA working on better alternative to GPS technology

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 41 mins ago

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is known for sometimes outlandish project ideas, is reportedly very interested in developing an alternative to GPS. The US government wants a more dependable real-time position tracking technology, seeking something that is unable to be jammed and won't have blind spots.

 

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The new system will be able to track position more effectively, along with increased time and direction of motion. To contribute, DARPA is working on new self-calibrating gyroscopes, accelerometers, and high-precision clocks - and wants to create real-time tracking technologies.

 

"The need to be able to operate effectively in areas where GPS is inaccessible, unreliable or potentially denied by adversaries has created a demand for alternative precision timing and navigation capabilities," DARPA has noted.

Elon Musk on AI: they would treat us like 'pet Labradors'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 9 hours, 17 mins ago

We've heard Elon Musk talk about artificial intelligence before, with not-so-great things to say, and he is back saying that when AI gets to the point of being smarter than people, they will treat us like 'pet Labradors'.

 

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The quote is coming out of a recent interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, where Musk was warning the world on superintelligence. According to author Nick Bostrom, superintelligence is "any intellect that greatly exceed the cognitive performance of humans in virtually all domains of interest". Musk said to Tyson: "I mean, we won't be like a pet Labrador if we're lucky".

 

Tyson and Musk had a great back-and-forth talk about superintelligence, where Tyson continued saying "we'll be their pets", with Musk replying that "it's like the friendliest creature". Tyson replied with "no, they'll domesticate us", with Musk agreeing, but adding "Yes. Or something strange is going to happen" to which Tyson replied "they'll keep the docile humans and get rid of the violent ones". Musk agreed, saying "yeah" while Tyson added "and then breed the docile humans".

Prepare for multi-part Transformers sequels, and spinoff films

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 10 hours, 22 mins ago

Paramount Pictures has just gone Transformers crazy, with the studio wanting to setup a Marvel-like connected universe franchise for its Transformer franchise.

 

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The studio has said that it's working on setting up a Transformers "incubator", where writers are tasked to come up with crazy ideas for new Transformers movies. Deadline is reporting that Paramount wants Akiva Goldsman, the writer behind I Am Legend and I, Robot to come on as Lead, where he would work with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. Paramount reportedly wants writers to come up with ideas not just for a multi-part Transformers sequel, but spinoff movies, too.

 

Goldman will reportedly not be penning any scripts, but he will be on the hunt for writers. Paramount is hoping to get a new Transformers movie ready for Michael Bay, but he has said that he probably won't be directing the new Transformers - but we've heard that before.

Safran and Valeo show autonomous vehicles can learn from drones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 11 hours, 4 mins ago

Valeo, a well-known French automotive parts manufacturer, is utilizing technology from defense contractor Safran, in an effort to provide self-driving vehicle software technology by 2020. Valeo wants to provide carmakers with applications in the next three years, as autonomous vehicles are on the horizon.

 

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Both companies fitted a Volkswagen CC for a live demonstration, and the vehicle was equipped with radar, lidar and camera systems - able to adapt to slow-moving and stopped vehicles, live traffic lights, and posted speed limits.

 

"We realized very quickly that we had much more in common than we'd expected," said Guillaume Devauchelle, innovation chief for Valeo, in a statement to Reuters. "It turns out than an autonomous vehicle is really a terrestrial drone."

Valve begins selling tickets to the upcoming Dota 2 The International

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 25 mins ago

Valve's upcoming Dota 2 tournament The International is one of the biggest gaming events each year, with tickets now on sale. The first wave of tickets will go on sale any minute, but if you miss the first wave, there will be a second on March 27 at 1am EDT.

 

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Last year, the tickets sold out in less than an hour, with ticket sales limited to five per household. This year, The International returns to its Key Arena in Seattle, taking place between August 3-8. The event itself runs for six days, extended by two days compared to last year's The International which ran for four days.

 

Valve will pit 16 teams in a championship Dota 2 touranement, with team invitations to be sent out "shortly after" May 1. Last yar, the grand final was taken out by Newbee, which defeated ViCi Gaming to take home $5 million.

Valve's SteamVR headset will be free for developers, for now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 12 hours, 21 mins ago

Ever since Valve and HTC announced their partnership on the Vive headset, I've been itching to try it, but it has eluded me for now. Now we have news that developers will be able to secure themselves the SteamVR headset for free, at least for now.

 

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Valve spokesperson Doug Lombardi talked with Ars Technica, where he said that the developer kits will be given to developers for free in its early stages, with developers of any size able to sign up. The developer kits will begin shipping in the spring, with a retail availability of later in the year.

Police in Maine bust suspect due to poorly advised social media posts

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 12 hours, 29 mins ago

The Somerset County Sheriff's Office in Maine were able to arrest a suspect on outstanding warrants with the help of his social media posts.

 

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Christopher Wallace, wanted for burglary, made a post on Snapchat that he was back home, even though he knew local police were looking for him. When Fairfield Police Department officers were in his house trying to locate him, then Wallace reportedly posted on Snapchat that he was hiding in a cabinet - and additional phone tips were called into the police department.

 

"A search of the kitchen cabinets turned up some food, some pots and pans, and also a pair of feet," a recent Somerset County Sheriff's Office Facebook page boasted. "The pair of feet just so happened to be attached to a person, and that person was Christopher Wallace. He was removed from the cabinet, and placed under arrest."

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10TB SSDs are on their way thanks to Micron and Intel's new 3D NAND

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 13 hours, 5 mins ago

Intel and Micron have been working on flash storage together for a while now, with the two companies collaborating on a new type of 3D NAND that will be the best they've created yet.

 

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The new method involves larger flash chips, stacking them on top of one another, which will provide better efficiency, lower costs, which will all trickle down to the consumer. Using the M.2 PCIe form factor, we can expect 3.5TB SSDs using the 2.5-inch standard, but 10TB drives are not far away, too.

 

Micron's VP of Memory Technology and Solutions, Brian Shirley, has teased that this 3D NAND technology will create fundamental shifts in the market, with the depth of the impact that flash has had to date just a tease of what is to come. Intel has chimed in, saying that it has plans to ship products using this technology in the second half of 2015.

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