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Batman: Arkham Knight is going all-digital on the PC for the UK

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 34 mins ago

Warner Bros. has announced that it has no plans to release a retail version of Batman: Arkham Knight in the UK, where it will be going online only in the country.

 

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The company talked with MCV UK where it said that every other country would receive a boxed copy of the game for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The UK will be greeted with boxed copies of the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Batman: Arkham Knight, just not the PC. This could be WB's move into a digital-only world, testing the consumers with one of its biggest releases of the year.

Pebble breaks Kickstarter records, raises whopping $20.3 million

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 hour, 46 mins ago

The Pebble Kickstarter campaign has ended, and it looks like people are firmly behind the smartwatch wearable company. Most of the generated $20.3 million in funding came from pre-orders of the Pebble Time smartwatch, which customers can expect to begin receiving in May.

 

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It took only 49 minutes to raise $1 million, smashing the first Kickstarter record, and became the best funded campaign one week later - receiving $13.3 million total.

 

"We cannot thank the Pebble community enough for their monumental support," said Eric Migicovsky, CEO of Pebble. "We continue to listen to and be inspired by the backers who believed in us and supported our vision from day one."

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Malware trap turns PCs into zombies for expanding global botnet

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 2 hours, 26 mins ago

A single Command and Control server could be responsible for running a botnet using a number of different malware programs to infect users. It appears the cybercriminals are infecting as many machines as possible, and the botnet can be sold or rented to clients - spreading via manipulated Word documents attached to emails.

 

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Security firm G DATA found a fake rail card invoice is one tactic criminals are using to help infect new victims. Instead of being an actual rail card invoice, however, the installed malware builds up a botnet, as criminals are able to remotely hijack infected PCs.

 

"The malware behaves like a matryoshka doll on the system," said Ralf Benzmuller, head of G DATA SecurityLabs. "It gradually reveals its potential and actual aim. We suspect that the infected systems are intended for use as zombie PCs in the Andromeda/Gamarue botnet."

GitHub facing DDoS siege cyberattack dating back few days

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

Having trouble trying to access GitHub, a website known for hosting and sharing programming code and other specialized content? The site is facing a major distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that started on Thursday and has continued to evolve and pose problems throughout the weekend.

 

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The site seems to be working better now, but the company has confirmed problems starting on Thursday - and continuing until early afternoon on the east coast: "87 hours in, our mitigation is deflecting most attack traffic," GitHub said in a public post. "We're aware of intermittent issues and continue to adapt our response."

 

It's unknown what perpetrators are behind the attack, but it appears a reflection attack - which pulls traffic from other sites to overwhelm GitHub's server - could be to blame, according to Arbor Networks.

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Google teams up with Johnson & Johnson to research surgical robots

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 56 mins ago

Google has partnered with Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon medical device company to help develop advanced surgical robotics technology for surgeons, patients and health care providers. Increased collaboration could also mean better information delivery for surgeons and medical practitioners during surgeries.

 

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Both companies look to create a robotic-assisted surgical platform that is able to utilize advanced technologies, making surgeries more efficient for surgeons - and hopefully safer for medical patients.

 

"For more than 60 years, Ethicon has developed products and technologies that have transformed the way surgery is done," said Gary Pruden, Worldwide Chairman of the global surgery group at Johnson & Johnson. "This collaboration with Google is another important step in our commitment to advancing surgical care, and together, we aim to put the best science, technology and surgical know-how in the hands of medical teams around the world."

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Data breaches lead to increased prevalence of e-file tax fraud

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 58 mins ago

Electronic filing of federal tax returns has become even more complicated, as fallout from a number of high-profile data breaches continues. The Social Security numbers and other stolen personal information from these issues has led to more fraudulent tax returns - and the IRS is informing unknowing victims that someone else filed their tax return for them.

 

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Tax refund fraud is the most prevalent form of identity fraud the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received since 2012, according to the National Consumers League. To make matters worse, it's extremely difficult to avoid, so it will remain an appealing crime for cybercriminals.

 

"Tax fraud this year is very prevalent, primarily because of these recent high-profile data breaches," said Julie Miller, spokesperson for Intuit, in a statement published by the San Jose Mercury News. "We are seeing tax refund fraud being driven by identity theft. That has implications for people who use TurboTax online or any online tax preparation."

Monolith Software says Xenoblade Chronicles 3D pushes mobile RPGs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 25 mins ago

Monolith Software is still surprised that its Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, which was designed for the Nintendo Wii, transitioned to handheld devices. It will be the first 3DS game requiring Nintendo's New 3DS to play it - and will be released on April 10.

 

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Gamers have the chance to play the RPG exploring the story behind the Monado blade, while fighting the Mechon army. Monolith Software wanted to blend real-time combat with RPG strategy, and gamers can look at animated models of both allies and enemies.

 

"Now we can play Xenoblade Chronicles on the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and... now, this may sound a little egotistical, but I thought, 'This is really going to raise the bar for RPGs on portable devices," said Tetsuya Takahashi, director of Monolith Software, in a statement during the Iwata Asks.

These Corsair K65 RGB keyboard replacement keycaps are amazing

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

Posted on YouTube by Water_Cool_Fool you can get your very own set of Corsair K65 RGB keycaps from Amazon but they're currently listed as out of stock.

 

 

This video helps show off the might of what is current keyboard modding. The addition of several peripheral companies making further steps into RGB development has certainly seen focus stray away from 256 million membrane keyboards with copious macros and more so towards keyboards with extended lighting options and keycap customization - much like a chassis!

 

There's nothing left to say but, enjoy.

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North Korean's exposed to the world through smuggled media devices

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

Some North Korean residents have been reportedly using Chinese media players worth $50 to watch smuggled information about the outside world in the form of TV, news and movies. Named 'notels' or 'notetels,' these devices contain USB and SD card support alongside live radio and TV capabilities.

 

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To keep the device running, you can charge them through the help of a car battery which is explained by Gizmodo as helpful due to North Korea's unreliable electricity infrastructure.

 

With 18,000 units smuggled across the border by a single man and North Korean defector named Lee Seok-young, he told Reuters in an interview about the importance of these products and how the end-users are getting around authorities questioning their practice: "To avoid getting caught, people load a North Korean DVD while watching South Korean dramas on a USB stick, which can be pulled out. They then tell the authorities, who feel the heat from the notel to check whether or not it has been recently used, that they were watching North Korean films."

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Aussie underdog CS:GO team Vox Eminor loses a player

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

We've talked about these Aussie battlers before as they caused a global upset by taking down 3DMAX, ESC Gaming and Dignitas to qualify for the latest ESL tournament.

 

 

In sad news, Azad "topguN" Orami is the second ever person to depart from their active roster, quoting life commitments are now taking over as a priority.

 

Quoted as "the spiritual backbone of the team," the ex-CGS player was well known for his witty humor and amazing Desert Eagle plays.

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