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Sony continues to sell PS4 well, will it be best-selling console ever?

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 7 mins ago

The Sony PlayStation business continues to be extremely successful for the Japanese electronics company, with the PlayStation 4 selling 3 million units during Q1.

 

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Since launching in North America and Europe in November 2013, Sony has sold more than 25.3 million PS4 units worldwide. It's an impressive sales streak for Sony, outpacing the PlayStation 2, which took two years, eight months to top 20 million. The console eventually sold 155 million units, and currently serves as the top selling console of all time.

 

PS4 sales reveals steady - and strong - growth among gamers worldwide, and Sony estimates there will be 40 million console sales through the end of Q1 2016. We'll see what happens leading up to the 2015 Christmas holiday shopping season, which typically boosts game hardware and software sales for the industry.

White hat hacker shows vulnerability in GM's OnStar system

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 35 mins ago

White hat hacker Samy Kamkar recently posted a video discussing how he found a way to "locate, unlock and remote-start" General Motors vehicles by compromising the OnStar vehicle communications system.

 

 

Using the gadget, which cost around $100 to make, the system makes it possible to locate, unlock, and start the engine. Once a small wireless device has been placed near a GM car with OnStar, Kamkar was able to gain unauthorized access to the vehicle.

 

Dubbed the "OwnStar" system, Kamkar showed he was able to intercept communication from the OnStar service and OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. Technical details will be revealed during Def Con next week.

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Facebook shows off its solar-powered Aquila aircraft to the world

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 55 mins ago

Facebook has unveiled its Aquila solar-powered drone, designed to help provide Internet access - and connect - as many people across the world as possible.

 

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The aircraft, which has a V-shaped, carbon fiber body, weighs up to 1,000 pounds - and has a wingspan equivalent to a Boeing 737. Once in the air, it can fly at altitudes between 60,000 to 90,000 feet, while staying airborne for up to three months at a time.

 

Once finalized, Facebook will work with Internet service carriers across the world, and will sell Internet access to residents located in remote areas.

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US National Guard using Reaper drone to search for missing person

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 hour, 9 mins ago

The California National Guard is using an MQ-9 Reaper drone in the search for Edward Kavanaugh, a person missing since July 17 riding a motorcycle in Northern California.

 

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The drone can collect real-time images, so ground units have a better idea on where to search while looking for Kavanaugh. So far, the hunt in El Dorado County has not turned up anything, even with the drone's assistance.

 

The California National Guard previously used a drone to help fight the Rim Fire in 2013 - as it has special abilities, including infrared sensors, image-intensified cameras, and the ability to stay in the air longer than helicopters and traditional aircraft.

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The DOJ says FBI is understaffed to battle cyberattacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 20 mins ago

The FBI isn't finding it very easy to beef up its cybersecurity ranks, largely due to lower salaries, according to a report from the US Department of Justice.

 

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In addition to higher salaries in the private sector, trying to get a government position related to cybersecurity involves multiple hoops that people won't have to jump through if they simply go to Silicon Valley. Applicants have to undergo extensive background checks, drug screenings, and other hurdles that private sector companies typically don't bother with.

 

Under the Justice Department's Next Generation Cyber Initiative, which went live in 2012, the FBI has successfully recruited just 52 of the 134 computer scientists it was granted permission to hire.

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5 Ways This Free Course Can Help You Make Money Trading

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 3 hours, 31 mins ago

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A robot that does your market trading for you? It's true-you can build your own set of programming code that automates market trading decisions, helping you maximize your return on investment. And the Black Algo Trading course will show you exactly how to do it. Usually priced at $299, right now you can get it completely free at TweakTown Deals.

 

Here's how the course can help you:

 

  • It's not a get-rich-quick scheme. The course helps you in designing, testing, and coding long-term profitable robots.
  • You'll learn from someone who's been there. Your instructor has worked as an Algorithmic Trader at a proprietary trading firm and has been coding trading robots since 2010.
  • You'll learn how to adapt to changing market conditions.
  • You'll learn how to set up a portfolio of multiple robots.
  • You'll be able to draft an idea and code it within an hour.

 

This deal gives you lifetime access to all the course material, so you'll always be able to refer back to it for help. Don't miss your chance to get this valuable course absolutely free at TweakTown Deals!

Facebook has a crazy number of members: 1.49B monthly users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 6 hours, 43 mins ago

Facebook is by far the No. 1 social networking website, at least based on numbers, with a whopping 1.49 billion monthly active users, the company said. The site also has 968 million daily average users, which was higher than the 960 million estimate put forward by Wall Street analysts.

 

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Combining the Facebook website, Messenger app and Instagram, users average 46 minutes per day, Facebook officials said.

 

The increased number is a strong 3.47 percent over its previous quarter, and 13 percent year-over-year increase - as Facebook still finds ways to keep users engaged. Not surprisingly, Facebook is generating a lot of success, especially when it comes to advertising, with the company's mobile app ensuring people are using the service.

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New Mission Impossible movie features triple-screen Halo 5 on Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 2 mins ago

Tom Cruise really makes the Mission Impossible movies something special, but with the release of the latest movie in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, they pushed it too far when it came to believable gaming in the movie.

 

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In one particular scene, Simon Pegg (who plays Benji Dunn) is playing Halo 5 on a triple-monitor setup. To most moviegoers, this seems innocent enough until you see that the game is Halo 5, on a Xbox One, on triple monitors. This is an impossible feat for the Xbox One as it only supports at single display output.

 

The camera pans back and you can see Pegg clearly holding an Xbox One controller, and then the camera pans to the cover of Halo 5. It's not much, and as I said to the normal moviegoer this isn't going to break the movie for them, but for me, it was definitely a laugh. Hopefully people don't go out and buy an Xbox (the only place for Halo 5 when it's released later this year) expecting to hook it up to triple monitors.

Amazon Prime scores an exclusive 'all-new car show' with Top Gear trio

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 8 hours, 17 mins ago

Millions of Top Gear fans have been left wondering what was going to happen to the show with the whole Jeremy Clarkson debacle, but now we know: there's going to be "an all-new car show" that will be exclusive to Amazon Prime.

 

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have all signed onto the Amazon Prime exclusive, with the show being produced by Top Gear executive Andy Wilman. Production on the new car show is expected to start "shortly" and will hit Amazon Prime users' screens sometime next year. Jeremy Clarkson has come out and said that the move makes him "feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship".

NVIDIA and AMD release new drivers for Windows 10

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 8 hours, 39 mins ago

With the release of Windows 10 finally here, both NVIDIA and AMD have new drivers to share for GeForce and Radeon owners, respectively. NVIDIA has their new GeForce 353.62 WHQL drivers, while AMD has their new Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers.

 

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Starting with the new GeForce 353.62 drivers, which are WHQL signed, NVIDIA notes that these new drivers are Game Ready, including the "latest tweaks, bug fixes, and optimizations to ensure you have the best possible gaming experience". AMD on the other hand, has its Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers which are offering some resolved issues over the previous set of drivers.

 

You can grab the NVIDIA GeForce 353.62 WHQL drivers here, while the AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers can be downloaded here.

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