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Driver reportedly pulled over for using Apple Watch while driving

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 50 mins ago

A Montreal man claims he was pulled over for using his Apple Watch smartwatch while driving, receiving a $100 fine and four demerit points.

 

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Jeffrey Macesin recounted his story while speaking with the CTV Montreal Canadian TV news station, after being cited by a Quebec Highway Safety Code that prohibits using a "handheld device that includes a telephone function."

 

Here is what Macesin said in a recent interview: "Going towards Vaudreuil, there was a cop car behind me and he didn't have his lights on yet, but then he turned them on and I thought maybe he just wanted me to get out of the way. I was just confused."

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Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht receives life sentence

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 hour, 24 mins ago

US District Judge Katherine Forrest has given Ross Ulbricht, the founder and operator of Silk Road, a life sentence in prison. The underground website was involved in more than 1.5 million transactions that netted $214 million, and Ulbricht was described as the "kingpin of a worldwide digital drug trafficking enterprise."

 

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Ulbricht was convicted of distributing narcotics on the Internet and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, among other charges. He automatically faced a minimum 20-year prison sentence, though it was expected he would receive a much harsher sentence. The judge noted: "What you did in connection with Silk Road was terribly destructive to our social fabric..."

 

"He developed a blueprint for a new way to use the Internet to undermine the law and facilitate criminal transactions," according to a statement from the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. "Using that blueprint, others have followed in Ulbricht's footsteps, establishing new 'dark markets' in the mold of Silk Road, some selling an even broader range of illicit goods and services."

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First look of the new Xbox One controller, will launch next month

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 hours ago

A prototype of a new Microsoft Xbox One controller hit the Internet a few days ago, and Austrian retailer Libro has unveiled what the device is expected to look like. The new unit will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, with no other upgrades expected.

 

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There are rumors the controller will be unveiled on June 8, which is before the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles.

 

GameSpot received the following email from Microsoft earlier in the week: "We're gearing up for an exciting E3 where we'll showcase more games and experiences. We have nothing further to share at this time."

UN report: Encryption backdoors violate the human rights of Web users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 11 mins ago

Encryption is vital to free speech and government efforts to install backdoors prove to be a violation of human rights against Internet users. The UN report says encryption and Internet anonymity allow for a privacy buffer so they can share their views without the fear of being censored.

 

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There is an effort by the United States, UK and other governments to create backdoors - which could also allow cybercriminals to access information - in an effort to aid law enforcement. If an agency needs to view and monitor encrypted messages, it should only be done on a "case-by-case" basis, and shouldn't be required for the majority of users.

 

The report will be presented in front of the UN Human Rights Council sometime next month.

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New Need for Speed reboot will require Internet connection

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 26 mins ago

Gamers interested in playing the new Need for Speed open-world racing game from Electronic Arts will be required to have an online connection. The game uses multiple overlapping stories so players are able to play how they want to, "gaining reputation on your journey to become the ultimate icon."

 

 

Developed by Ghost Games, which participated in the 2013 Need for Speed: Rivals title, the new Need for Speed title will run on the Frostbite game engine.

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High-profile defector says North Korean cyberattacks could kill

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 6 hours, 50 mins ago

Organized hackers in North Korea have the ability to launch cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and could even potentially lead to casualties, according to a high-profile defector. Professor Kim Heung-Kwang, a former computer science professor at the Hamheung Computer Technology University, helped teach some students that eventually joined the Bureau 121 hacker group.

 

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North Korea has around 6,000 well-trained hackers - suspected of operating inside of China - with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the nation's military spending directed towards online cyber operations.

 

"The reason North Korea has been harassing other countries is to demonstrate that North Korea has cyber war capacity," Prof. Kim told BBC Click. "Their cyberattacks could have similar impacts as military attacks, killing people and destroying cities."

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Get Lifetime Access to This Node.js Course for $19

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 8 hours, 10 mins ago

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Node.js is gaining popularity in the programming world, quickly becoming a go-to technology for building large-scale web applications. Which means there's never been a better time to learn it-and this course makes it easy, even if only have basic HTML, Javascript, and front-end development knowledge. Valued at $199, now's your chance to get the course for just $19.

 

This course will teach you JavaScript Server programming, Node and NPM modules, and the use of other associated technologies and frameworks through over 86 lectures, 18.5 hours of content, and most importantly, hands-on experience. Throughout the course, you'll build 10 applications with the guidance of your instructors, getting real-world experience creating data-intensive, scalable, and lightweight applications. By the end of your training, you'll have a solid understanding of core concepts and princes as well as a portfolio of examples of your skills to show prospective employers.

 

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We must be ready to regulate possibly lethal autonomous robots

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 8 hours, 35 mins ago

Unmanned drones and other military vehicles aren't new, and it looks like robots and autonomous hardware could be the future. However, there are legal and ethical questions when it comes to weapons systems that are able to identify and engage targets with no human interaction.

 

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The idea that a robot or drone can detect its target and begin firing at the target without a human operator is frightening - but something that more researchers believe is feasible. There is a concern, however, that robots would be unable to accurately identify enemy combatants and civilians. Though there is a counter-argument that robots would cause less collateral damage than humans remotely operating the drones.

 

"Technologies have reached a point at which the deployment of such systems is - practically, if not legally - feasible within years, not decades," said Stuart Russell, an AI researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in a commentary published in "Nature." The AI weapons "have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms."

NCSoft expanding desktop and mobile games into western world

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 9 hours, 40 mins ago

NCSoft, best known to Western gamers for the Lineage MMORPG, is a major South Korean gaming company with big aspirations for the rest of the world. The studio racked up $756 million in revenue during 2014, and wants to create appealing PC and mobile gamers for consumers across the world.

 

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The game studio restructured, and plans to release its paid online game Wildstar as a free-to-play game for the United States. NCSoft also plans to expand with a mobile gaming studio located in Silicon Valley, which could host more than 100 employees.

 

"This is happening after a long period of anticipation, and it's a significant announcement," said John Burns, SVP of publishing at NCSoft West, in a statement to GamesBeat. "We are doubling down on our PC game portfolio and expanding into mobile. The goal for NCSoft West is to become a leader in the game industry."

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Buying a new car? Enjoy Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 9 hours, 50 mins ago

Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are pushing in-vehicle connectivity, with almost every vehicle automaker expected to offer the software platforms by the end of the year.

 

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Seven different 2016 Chevrolet models will offer CarPlay or Android Auto, while Hyundai said it will support Android in its Sonata. Supporting connected technology is an estimated effort to help drivers and passengers more easily interact with their smartphones while in the vehicle - and provide automakers with a more universal platform to install.

 

"We just want familiar. We want our content, our services that we already own on our phone," said Tim Bajarin, president of the Creative Strategies tech research firm, in a statement published by the AP. "We just want the car to have the representation of that on demand."

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