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Buffalo MiniStation Air 2 Wireless Mobile Storage Drive Review

Buffalo MiniStation Air 2 Wireless Mobile Storage Drive Review

Today Tyler spends some time telling us about Buffalo's MiniStation Air 2 wireless mobile storage device. It will even charge your phone or tablet, too.

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Nintendo on international hunt for next-generation hardware architect

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 14 mins ago

Nintendo is reportedly prepared to begin development of a 3DS and Wii U successor, hoping to recruit a new senior software architect position that is located in Redmond, Washington. This is a unique change since the posting is for a US-based job instead of a position in Japan - but Nintendo was careful to use rather generic terminology for a future-facing project.

 

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The company has previously said there were no immediate plans for a new console platform, but the rumor mill has been in overdrive.

 

If you're interested in applying for the position, you'll need the following requirements: "The ideal candidate will have had experience working directly in a GPU architecture and design team with significant responsibilities. Low power and SoC design experience would be a plus." And a bachelor's degree is required, though a graduate degree in computer science/engineering or electrical engineering is preferred. Also, at least five years of lead or architectural role experience wouldn't hurt, according to the job posting.

Xiaomi plans to take some data out of Beijing due to privacy issues

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 14 mins ago

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi plans to begin migrating some data of overseas customers out of Beijing-based servers, as there are concerns related to privacy concerns. The effort will see data shifted to servers located in the United States and Singapore, Xiaomi confirmed.

 

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Here is what Xiaomi said on its official Facebook page: "Our primary goal in moving to a multi-site server architecture was to improve the performance of our services for Mi fans around the world, cut down latency and reduce failure rates. At the same time, it also better equips us to maintain high privacy standards and comply with local data protection regulations. This is a very high priority for Xiaomi as we expand into new markets over the next few years."

 

While Xiaomi plans to move customer data outside of China, Apple iCloud data of Chinese users is being moved to China Telecom servers located inside of the country.

Christian Bale will be playing Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic on Jobs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 2 hours, 12 mins ago

Danny Boyle is preparing to sit in the directors chair for a new biopic on Steve Jobs, on which we've just heard that Christian Bale from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, and American Hustle, will star as Steve Jobs.

 

 

The news comes from Aaron Sorkin, who is writing the script for the movie, in his recent interview with Bloomberg Television. He said: "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting". Bale wasn't the only one on a list of 'who should play Jobs' with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck (also Batman), Bradley Cooper (also from American Hustle) and Leonardo DiCaprio in the run for the role of Jobs.

 

The film still doesn't have a title, but will be based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography on the late Jobs, with shooting on the movie to start in the coming months. Sorkin isn't worried about Bale's acting chops, adding: "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it".

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Tesla not likely to bow down and start working with dealerships

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 hours, 14 mins ago

After Tesla was banned from selling vehicles in Michigan, there has been growing amazement why the company continues to focus on direct sales instead of working with car dealerships. It doesn't appear the automaker is interested in working with existing franchise owners, or bother working with new dealership owners, and wants to sell its luxury vehicles directly to customers - entirely cutting out the middleman.

 

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"I think Elon wants to have full control of having the cars retailed through a system has total say over," said Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book analyst. "And, two, I think he enjoys the concept of upsetting the apple cart; he enjoys knowing that he's breaking existing conventions on every level."

 

Musk wants his company to have complete control of sales, rather than handing over control to dealerships, allowing the company to handle customer service problems quickly and efficiently. This ensures potential customers don't have a sour experience trying to work with a dealership looking to potentially strong-arm car buyers.

US government shifting focus to prosecute high-level cybercrimes

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 14 mins ago

The large volume of cyberattacks aimed at U.S. infrastructure, including banks and private sector companies, has finally led the U.S. Justice Department to begin showing interest in prosecuting cyberattack crimes. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin is spearheading the project, with a more realistic emphasis on cyber security efforts.

 

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"We need to develop the capability and bandwidth to deal with what we can see as an evolving threat," Carlin recently noted. He is building a team around him able to understand the seriousness of state-sponsored cyberattacks, especially by the Chinese and Russian governments.

 

Instead of worrying about rogue hackers, the government wants to work to dismantle organized hacker groups that victimize US companies - and consumers, with millions of victims racked up. This is an important step by the federal government, which tried to bury its head in the sand, though that not surprisingly hasn't worked.

Naughty Dog will stick with 1080p 60FPS for future games on the PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 3 mins ago

Naughty Dog has some serious games under its belt for Sony, with PlayStation exclusive titles like Uncharted and The Last of Us, with the latter recently going through a Remastered edition on the PS4. The Last of Us: Remastered was running at 1080p and 'mostly' 60FPS, with an option to enable 30FPS if you really wanted to.

 

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When asked about hitting 1080p and 60FPS for its upcoming games, including Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Naughty Dog's Community Manager, Arne Meyer said: "I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation. That's sort of the mandate from when we were building the PS4 engine. Let's see if we can do this and hit it. We hit it with The Last of Us Remastered, so why not stick with this?".

 

Uncharted 4 will soon hit the PS4, and with near confirmation it'll be running at 1080p and 60FPS, fans of the original three Uncharted games have wondered of a remastered version of the popular games. Meyer talked about those rumors too, where he said: "I personally think it would work well, because there's a lot of attention on the studio between the success of Uncharted 2, 3 and The Last of Us. It'd be nice to give players the opportunity to go back and play the older games, and people who are new to the PlayStation platform". What better way to drum up to the launch of Uncharted 4 on the PS4, than with a remastered Uncharted trilogy released?

Congressman Mike Rogers says Edward Snowden should face murder charges

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 31 mins ago

Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers is the latest to speak out against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, saying the American - currently living in Russia - should be charged with murder. Rogers currently is the chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, and also described Snowden as a traitor to the United States.

 

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"The [US] government has pressed charges on Mr. Snowden," Rogers recently said. "We are treating him, as I would argue, the traitor that he is. And by the way, and this is important, I would charge him for murder."

 

Although Snowden isn't popular among US lawmakers, Rogers took it a step further by saying Snowden's actions will end up causing American or British casualties on the battlefield. Other politicians already said enemies are changing their strategies to avoid being noticed by US and British intelligence agencies.

NVIDIA releases its new GeForce 344.48 WHQL drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 6 hours, 9 mins ago

NVIDIA has just updates its GeForce drivers, bringing them up to version 344.48. They are WHQL certified drivers, as well as GameReady for some of the biggest games launching in the coming weeks.

 

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This includes Civilization: Beyond Earth, Lord of the Fallen, and Elite: Dangerous. These new drivers are for Windows 7/8.1 in 64-bit, something you can download here. Moving on, we have Dynamic Super Resolution, or DSR support in these new drivers, for NVIDIA's older Fermi, and Kepler-based GPUs.

Latest Droid Turbo leak confirms QHD display, 3GB RAM, and Android 4.4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 7 hours, 13 mins ago

We already know to expect big things from Motorola with its upcoming Droid Turbo, but the latest leaks are starting to confirm these specs. We also know that Motorola should be shipping out its new smartphone with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and not the newly-announced Android 5.0 Lollipop.

 

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The latest leaks show us that we should expect the Droid Turbo, or DROID TURBO for dramatic effect, will include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board flash storage, and a 2560x1440 QHD panel. What is weird, is that we will be seeing Motorola release this new high-end handset with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and not Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Titanfall's update arrives today, includes brand new game modes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 20 mins ago

Respawn is ready to take Update Eight out of the oven for Titanfall, a patch that will include a slew of changes and new game modes. One of the bigger game modes from the update is the co-op wave survival mode, which should be a bunch of robotic fun.

 

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In the previous update, Respawn removed the titans and AI bots, allowing for PvP combat, without the supersuits and artificial intelligence. The new update however, has a new mode called Frontier Defense. This mode has players dying and instead of spectator mode, they fly high above the other players, in helicopters, shooting down at the people on the ground.

 

Deadly Ground is another new mode, which changes regular levels so "the floor is covered in deadly electrified fog". Frontier Defense mode will also have gamers against old and new robots, surviving waves and waves of baddies. Respawn will also be including the usual bud fixes, UI improvements, new graphics options for capable PCs, faster load times, and more.

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