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We test the third barebones kit from ASUS. This time it is an RS520-E8-RS8 server kit. Is it a quality high performing storage server? Let's see.

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Restricted 'Ted 2' red band trailer brings the laughs

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 20 mins ago

Seth McFarlane's 2012 debut feature film 'Ted', starring Mark Whalberg and Mila Kunis was a huge success for Universal Studios, grossing over half a billion dollars on a $50 million budget. It's no surprise that a sequel is on the way, and today the studio have released a risque red band trailer for the film - but only if you're over 18....

 

 

This time around, Ted has given up his bachelor ways and married his girlfriend Tami-Lyn, but when the couple decide to expand the family, the oversize teddy bear must prove he is a human in the eyes of the low to retain custody of a child. Directed by 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' creator Seth McFarlane the sequel returns stars Mark Whalberg and Mila Kunis and adds Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

 

'Ted 2' hits cinemas in Australia on June 25th, and on June 26th in the United States.

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AOL CEO: AOL-Yahoo merger just a 'dead notion' at this point

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 hour, 57 mins ago

AOL and Yahoo will not merge together despite financial industry rumors, and the former ISP giant is focusing on developing niche business units. An AOL-Yahoo merger has been rumored for years, but investors from both companies said it's not worth the trouble of bringing up a possible merger until it's seriously brought to the table.

 

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"We have to really make a decision whether we want to take a step back, and go back and think about doing something like [a merger], versus, do we focus on growth?" said Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL, in a statement to CNBC.

 

Instead of worrying about a merger, AOL will seriously consider acquisitions that help its supply business, customer data, and video and automated ads. "You should assume we're going to do everything we possibly can to move those three things forward."

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Drones will be used by London police to monitor airports

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 22 mins ago

Airports in London will use drones as part of airport security, after an 18-month study by the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters discovered drones may end up being "transformative."

 

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A one-year trial was successful at Gatwick airport, and now drones will be deployed for use at Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and City. Drones and related technology will be issued to police agencies over the next 18 months, according to officials.

 

Even with police interested in drone flights, with the same officials responsible for complaints related to drone misuse, privacy experts are worried about this latest development.

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Apple Pay will begin supporting Discover credit cards this fall

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 17 mins ago

Discover card members will be able to use the Apple Pay mobile payments service later this year, the company has confirmed. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch owners can already use Apple Pay with Visa, American Express and MasterCard.

 

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"As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving card members secure options for using their cards and mobile services," said Diane Offereins, president of payment services at Discover. "Discover's focus on simplicity and value for our card members aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient."

 

Apple is in a continued fight to win over retailers, with credit card companies and banks already jumping on the Apple Pay bandwagon. The company will eventually see itself competing against Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and the Merchant Customer Exchange, as more companies enter the mobile payment ecosystem.

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ESPN Radio host says he would quit if asked to cover eSports

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 23 mins ago

Don't count Colin Cowherd, host of The Herd on ESPN Radio, as a fan of eSports, promising he would quit if he's ever asked to cover gaming.

 

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On Sunday evening, ESPN2 showed the finals of a "Heroes of the Dorm" competition, in which two competing universities were playing for scholarship money - and many ESPN viewers were not pleased with what they saw.

 

It turns out, at least one ESPN employee also didn't like the coverage: "If ESPN ever forced me to cover that, or do play-by-play, I would quit," Cowherd said. "Somebody lock the basement door at mom's house, and don't let 'em out. I will quit this network if I am ever asked to cover that."

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Coming soon: Halo 5 Guardians Xbox One limited edition model

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 5 hours, 1 min ago

Halo 5: Guardians won't be available until this fall, but it looks like Microsoft Xbox One gamers can be excited about the possibility of picking up a limited edition Guardians Xbox One console.

 

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"There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn't been revealed yet, but it's pretty sweet," said Josh Holmes, studio head for Halo 5: Guardians, in a tweet posted yesterday (which has been deleted).

 

Details giving us additional information about single player, vehicles, weapons, and other game details remain unknown. However, Microsoft is enjoying the hype surrounding Halo 5, and while the company put together an Xbox One bundle for its Halo: The Master Chief Collection, nothing has been confirmed about a Guardians bundle just yet. Expect the title to receive attention during E3 2015 from Los Angeles in June.

Looks like Charter wants another go at acquiring Time Warner Cable

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 6 hours, 22 mins ago

Last week, Comcast dropped its effort to take over Time Warner Cable, as antitrust regulators and business watchdog groups showed their displeasure with the takeover attempt.

 

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"Today, we move on," said Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, following news of Comcast's decision to leave behind TWC. "Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn't agree, we could walk away."

 

However, it looks like Charter Communications, the No. 4 largest cable company in the United States, is considering another effort to acquire TWC. Prior to Comcast's effort to purchase TWC last year for almost $159 per share, Charter offered $130 and $132 per share for TWC - which the company rejected.

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Report: 1 out of every 5 Google Android apps are actually malware

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 27 mins ago

Even though mobile malware targeting the Google Android operating system is increasing, actual infection rates are still relatively low, according to cybersecurity experts. Unfortunately, it looks like almost 1 out of every 5 Android apps were "malware in disguise," according to the newest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report.

 

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Over one-third of all Android apps are "madware," or "grayware," designed to increase the number of ads that a mobile user sees. In addition, Symantec noted the first infection by mobile ransomware, which encrypts data on a victim's phone until a ransom is paid.

 

Android, the No. 1 mobile OS based on market share, has an open infrastructure that makes it even more flexible to use by each phone manufacturer - but also gives cybercriminals the ability to create better malicious apps.

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This bundle will teach you the foundational science behind gamification, help you navigate Maya, take you through 2D and 3D drawing techniques, and shape you into a Unity 3D master. From game layout to design, you'll go from beginner to expert over the course of more than 350 lectures and 115 hours of content from top gamification experts.

 

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Damballa: Mobile malware infections overhyped in US

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 13 hours, 47 mins ago

There might be numerous instances of mobile malware in the wild, but the matter is overhyped and not as frightening as perceived, according to advanced threat detection firm Damballa. It turns out you're more likely to be struck by lightning than suffer a mobile malware infection.

 

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In network traffic monitored in 2014, 9,688 of 151 million mobile devices tried to access black list domains from mobile devices. Mobile operators are focusing more on security for smartphones and tablets, which is making it more difficult for malicious apps to compromise devices.

 

"This research shows that mobile malware in the United States is very much like Ebola - harmful, but greatly over exaggerated, and contained to a limited percentage of the population that are engaging in behavior that puts them at risk for infection," said Charles Lever, senior scientific researcher at Damballa.

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