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Mt. Gox supporters hope to revive the company, with creditor blessing

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 hour, 37 mins ago

Supporters of Mt. Gox and the bitcoin currency hope to resurrect the defunct bitcoin exchange by wooing creditors to avoid liquidating current assets.

 

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Just days after Mt. Gox said it won't try to rebuild the company - and invites creditors to liquidate - Mt. Gox faces a rather uncertain future.

 

"We need your help to stop a liquidation, which would be good neither for Mt. Gox creditors nor bitcoin's reputation with the general public and regulators," according to supporters of the new movement.

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Florida man suffocated baby so he could play video games

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: 4 hours, 52 mins ago

A Florida man has been charged with third-degree murder and child neglect after being accused of suffocating his infant son so he could play video games and watch TV. Cody Wygant, 24, is now being held in Citrus County Jail without bail, and Wygant's 3-month-old daughter has been placed under care of the Department of Children and Families.

 

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Wygant allegedly covered the boy's nose and mouth after the baby cried uncontrollably, holding his grip up to four minutes - then placed the baby in a playpen, put a blanket on him, and returned to his gaming session. For the next five hours, the man watched multiple episodes of "Fringe," and also was gaming - and when he finally decided to check on his son, the boy was unresponsive.

 

"It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son - it just baffles the mind," said Sheriff Jeff Dawsy. "Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. Our prayers go out to those who knew and loved Daymeon."


Michaels admits to data breach, 2.6 million customers at risk

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 hours, 49 mins ago

Crafts store Michaels confirmed that as many as 2.6 million customers, totaling almost 7 percent of customers paying with debit and credit card, were affected by a data breach that began last year.

 

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Customer information exposed includes card numbers and expiration dates, though the store didn't confirm if names, addresses and PIN numbers were also breached. Since the news of the breach earlier this year, the popular arts and crafts store has removed the malware and reportedly boosted security to try and prevent future incidents.

 

In addition to Michaels, its Aaron Brothers subsidiary also suffered a data breach affecting around 400,000 debit and credit cards.

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Nokia warns of possible faulty chargers shipped with its Lumia 2520

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 49 mins ago

Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in Europe over concerns of a faulty charger that may have shipped with some devices. The charger in question carries the model number AC-300 and was shipped with Lumia 2520 devices in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Any 2520 users who have this charger are advised to cease use of the charger immediately.

 

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More than 30,000 chargers are affected including about 600 "travel chargers" sold as optional accessories here in the US. Nokia Lumia 2520 chargers that are bundled with US versions of the phone are not included. Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Smart Devices at Nokia, said "We apologise to the owners of the Lumia 2520, and we are working with urgency to minimize the inconvenience."

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The Dark Web just got darker with a new Google-like drug search engine

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 9 hours, 44 mins ago

The so-called Dark Web is one of the few places on the Internet that I rarely visit, which is mostly because I have no reason to visit the type of websites it caters too. With sites like Silk road and other illegal sites populating this seedy corner of the web, it is no surprise that someone has developed a search engine to make it easier to find the illegal stuff you might be searching for.

 

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"I noticed on the forums and Reddit people were constantly asking 'where to get product X?' and 'which market had product X?' or 'who had the best product X and was reliable and not a scam?'" Grams' creator, Gramsadmin, said in an interview with Wired. "I wanted to make it easy for people to find things they wanted on the Dark Net and figure out who was a trustworthy vendor."

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Atari Minimum crafting combat game coming to PC

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 4 mins ago

If you are a fan of Minecraft, you may be familiar with some of the mods out there that turn the game into a shooter of sorts. Atari is getting a game ready called Minimum that reminds me a lot of Minecraft focusing heavily on crafting, but having a lot of third-person shooter aspects as well.

 

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In Minimum, players will use blueprints and acquire the materials needed to build their own weapons and armor. Once those weapons and armor are done, players will wear it into combat. As you kill more enemy players, the armor and weapons power up making the character more powerful.

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HTC says optical zoom will land in its smartphones in the next year

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 4 mins ago

A lot of people are replacing a point and shoot camera with the camera in their smartphones. Some smartphones have cameras that are better than others. One of the things that most smartphone cameras need help on is the optics. HTC is working on that right now and teasing with a few details.

 

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HTC's Symon Whitehorn is the camera expert for the smartphone maker and he says that HTC is hard at work on bringing optical zoom to smartphone cameras. We have seen optical zoom in smartphone cameras before, but Whitehorn says that the tech needs some tweaking.

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Like a company on Facebook and forget about future legal action

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 11 hours, 17 mins ago

Throughout the course of modern day history, companies have paid billions to lawyers to come up with elaborate plans to prevent consumers, workers, and other companies from having the right to file a lawsuit against them. Today we have learned that cereal maker, General Mills, has quietly slipped in a clause within its privacy policy that bars consumers from bringing forth litigation on the company if that individual uses a coupon offered by the company, enters a sweepstakes, or even "Likes" the company on social media.

 

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The new policy states: "Anyone who has received anything that could be construed as a benefit and who then has a dispute with the company over its products will have to use informal negotiation via email or go through arbitration to seek relief, according to the new terms posted on its site." This is also known as "forced arbitration."

 

General Mills is clearly trying to avoid costly lawsuits such as one last year over packaging of a product that resulted in $8.5 million in settlement fees. The new policy is forcing consumers to enter into arbitration which means that your lawyer and their lawyer will meet in a room somewhere, and hash out how much compensation, if any, will be given to you. With companies sneaking in clauses like this into their privacy policy and forcing US citizens to give up rights, it may be time to rethink who you give your money too.

Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 11 hours, 19 mins ago

We have teamed up with Fractal Design who is giving away three of its various Arc computer cases.

 

This week we will have three lucky winners that get a chance at taking home an ARC Mini R2, ARC Midi R2 or ARC XL.

 

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The Arc XL brings forth a balanced combination of airflow, water-cooling and high-performance component configurability in a minimalistic and sleek full-tower form. Its strength lies with the extensive cooling options allowing the possibility to install multiple video card set ups into a supercharged system.

 

The case is filled with smart features such as simple-clean dust filters, integrated fan controller, flexible hard drive mounting, window side panel and plenty of space for tidy cable routing. It also comes equipped with three high quality Silent Series R2 fans contributing to maximum airflow straight out of the box.

 

 

Rules and Conditions

 

Step 1 - Like TweakTown's Facebook Fan Page at http://www.Facebook.com/TweakTown. Your like will be confirmed.

 

Step 2 - Like Fractal Design's Facebook Fan Page at http://www.Facebook.com/FractalDesignNA. Your like will be confirmed.

 

Step 3 - Like this News Post on TweakTown!

 

Step 4 - Like and Share this post on Facebook!

 

Step 5 - Make any comment on the same post on Facebook!

 

Step 6 - Sit back and hope you are a winner - good luck!

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Airbulb Color hits Kickstarter, plays music and changes color

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 11 hours, 58 mins ago

An interesting LED light bulb has hit Kickstarter called the Airbulb Color. As you can probably gather from the name, the bulb can change colors to suit your mood and you control it from an app on your smartphone.

 

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The bulb has three white LEDs and three RGB LEDs inside. The colored lights aren't the big features of the Airbulb Color, the big features is an integrated wireless speaker. With the wireless speaker built-in and the RGB LEDs, the light can strobe disco style in time to your music or you can pick the color for mood lighting.

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