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Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 450GB Enterprise Review

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 450GB Enterprise Review

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 increases capacity to 600GB, and boasts solid gains in performance. Let's take a closer look at the drive.

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Chinese government denies it played a role in Apple iCloud attacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 24 mins ago

Well, that didn't take long: China is denying any responsibility in reported Apple iCloud attacks aimed at compromising Chinese users. The "man in the middle" (MITM) attack mimicked other similar cyberattacks the Chinese government has used in the past, and could have been carried out by state-sponsored groups.

 

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Chinese government officials said Beijing is "resolutely opposed" to the cyberattacks, with China Telecom - a state-owned Internet service provider - saying the iCloud attack was "untrue and unfounded."

 

Meanwhile, Apple denies that its iCloud servers were breached by the Chinese government - or anyone else - with the attacks expected to continue. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were recently launched in China, which is why the cyberattacks took place so quickly.

Audi's autonomous RS 7 car breaks self-driving car record

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 hour, 18 mins ago

Carmaker Audi has successfully tested the 560-horsepower RS 7 at the Hockenheimring race track, with the autonomous car reaching a top speed of 149 miles per hour. In fact, it became the fastest autonomous vehicle to be tested, offering a glimpse into the future of high-end vehicles. Audi has worked on its autonomous technology for more than 10 years, and while driving on a racetrack is one thing, the ultimate test will be when these types of vehicles are tested on busy suburban and city streets.

 

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The Audi RS 7 was able to reach full throttle on the track straightaways, and successfully braked before entering the corners - with 1.3 g of force reached, according to Audi.

 

Tesla, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and other high-end carmakers believe autonomous driving is the future, and have invested a large amount of resources into developing the technology.

Weekly Giveaway: Win an Antec Case, PSU and Cooler (Global Entry!)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 5 hours, 11 mins ago

We have teamed up with Antec this week who is giving away an impressive prize bundle to one lucky winner!

 

This week one lucky winner gets the chance to take home not only one product from Antec, but a range of them. Up for grabs is the P100 silent case, new EDG650 silent power supply, KÜHLER H2O 1250 liquid cooling system, and some TRUEQUIET fans to round out the prize bundle.

 

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If you're looking at building a new rig and the focus is on building something really quiet, this prize bundle from Antec will provide a great start for you to getting it done.

 

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

 

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Step 3 - Like this News Post on TweakTown!

 

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

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Commercial drones rising in popularity, with major ramifications

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 9 hours, 24 mins ago

It seems unlikely that drones will become commonplace in everyday life for consumers, but that doesn't mean there aren't potential long-term ramifications. An estimated 12 percent of a booming $98 billion for aerial drone spending in the next 10 years will be dedicated to commercial drones.

 

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Looking ahead, companies hope to see drones used to deliver groceries and product shipments, along with agricultural development, and to help conduct high-level construction supervision. Starting in 2015, commercial drone flights - with drones weighing 55 pounds or less - will help offer guidelines and regulation of wide-scale drone use.

 

As more drones take to the skies, there will be continued concern of privacy and safety issues, which will remain a major threat. However, drone-powered applications will be required to meet certain standards to prevent possible invasion of privacy cases.

Gmail 5.0 for Android will allow support for Outlook and Yahoo

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 9 hours, 33 mins ago

Google has only just unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop, but one of the bigger surprises it has is Gmail 5.0 for Android. Gmail 5.0 for Android will sport a new look, pulling it alongside the new refreshed look of its Android apps of late, but it will do something that should shake up other companies: supporting Outlook.com and Yahoo accounts.

 

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This sees Google wanting to have Gmail as a one-stop-shop for all things email, baking in support for two of its biggest competitors. In a leaked video, we can see that other mail services that are supported, apart from Outlook.com and Yahoo, will include IMAP and POP3, as most would expect. Some rumors suggest that Google has sprinkled Exchange ActiveSync over Gmail 5.0 for Android, which will stop people from having to switch between email apps, keeping it all within Gmail.

 

We should expect Gmail 5.0 to roll out when Android 5.0 Lollipop launches in a couple of weeks time.

YouTuber creates a working iPhone... in Minecraft

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 22 mins ago

There have been some truly incredible creations within Minecraft, but this one would have to be one of the most elaborate: a working iPhone. You need to check out the video, below.

 

 

The creation was done with countless hours by YouTuber "SHUFFLE" who made the 'working' iPhone within Minecraft, something that even has working apps. The video above is in German, so most of you won't understand it, but you can still see the working iPhone, well, working in Minecraft, which is a sight to behold.

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InWin unveils two new cases, includes a full-tower gaming chassis

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 11 hours, 22 mins ago

InWin has just unveiled two new cases to the world, with the new 707 Full Tower, and 703 Mid Tower. Starting with the 707, we have two colors available: 'Gaming Black' and 'Silent White' with both chassis' "constructed from strong and reliable SECC steel".

 

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The black version of the 707 features an acrylic side panel window, while the white version sports sound damping to provide quieter operation. Inside of the 707, we have some serious cooling capabilities, where support for both 360mm and 240mm radiators is allowed, at the roof, and bottom of the 707, respectively. InWin have generously provided 206mm of depth on the opposite side panel, which provides additional room for those super-tall coolers.

 

There are three 5.25-inch bays hidden behind a one-touch, pop-open door, while inside there are eight 3.5-inch HDD bays with screw less installation. Cable management is provided throughout the 707, as well as a big 20mm gap behind the motherboard tray that will keep your build nice and clean, as well as providing increased airflow.

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Dyson's new Humidifier kills 99.9% of bacteria with ultraviolet light

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 11 hours, 32 mins ago

Dyson has burst into a new category, announcing its new Humidifier. The new Dyson Humidifier isn't the usual humidifier you might be used to, but this high-tech device will add moisture during those dry winter months, safely.

 

 

Dyson says that some competing ultrasonic humidifiers emit over 280 counts of bacteria within two minutes of turning the machine on. Others however, evaporate water directly from a wet wick, where bacteria can manifest. The Dyson Humidifier on the other hand is based on the desin of its bladeless fans and heaters, with the company claiming it kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, using ultraviolet light.

 

The new Humidifier is also capable of operating for up to 18 hours on a single three-liter (or 100 oz) of water. It comes equipped with a remote control so that you can adjust the Humidifier from a distance, or even set a timer without having to get up to turn it off. During the hotter months, the Humidifier will act like a regular fan. The company has pumped some $60 million into the R&D of its latest device, creating 643 prototypes before getting it right.

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Spotify announces family plans, allows up to five separate accounts

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 12 hours, 16 mins ago

Spotify has announce that it will soon allow multiple accounts under a new family plan, something that will see existing Spotify accounts priced at $9.99, with additional members adding on $5 per user, versus $9.99 for a new subscription.

 

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This means that two users will cost $14.99, three at $19.99 up toi a total of $29.99 per month for five users. The streaming music outfit hasn't said how it will enforce the 'family' part of these plans, and whether it would force them under a single IP address, which would stop a group of friends sharing one single account, at $5 cheaper per month or not.

Far Cry 4's PvP multiplayer mode requires season pass, costs $30

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 52 mins ago

Ubisoft is now detailing its season pass for Far Cry 4, something that will cost $20 when the game launches next month. Far Cry 4's DLC will include an exclusive launch-day mission, a new PvP multiplayer mode, five missions with Hurk, and more. For $30, you'll receive:

 

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  • The Syringe - Available from launch exclusively for Season Pass holders, players must keep a rare and potent recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min's forces. Playable in single-player and co-op, players will need to ensure that he does not use its devastating effects on the rebel forces.
  • Escape from Durgesh Prison - Ajay and Hurk have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma's prison. Team up with a friend to escape and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min's Kyrat.
  • Hurk Deluxe Pack - Five missions, playable in single-player and co-op, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk's Redemption are available. Access an arsenal of new weapons including a harpoon gun for Hurk.
  • Overrun - Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat's countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.
  • Valley of the Yetis - Ajay's helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and find tools to upgrade your camp and protect it from a dangerous cult when night falls. With single-player and co-op options, players will not be alone, but in the darkest caves players will have more to fear than just the cult as the yetis await their prey...

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