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Use Meerkat to stream live video footage from your GoPro

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: 3 mins ago

GoPro owners interested in streaming live video footage can use the live-streaming video service Meerkat to share content with their followers. The feature is designed for GoPro3 owners, and once the new app is released, GoPro4 owners, so they can be connected directly to Apple iOS devices.

 

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GoPro cameras are able to collect high-definition video - popular on YouTube, social media, and the Internet - providing a feature that many people have asked for. I think it's a great idea for Meerkat to provide live streaming for GoPro owners, as it's a way to keep up with Twitter-owned Periscope.

 

Meerkat has increased in popularity, and the service has launched the "Cameo" feature so viewers are able to take control of a live video stream. The Meerkat app has a growing fan base, including celebrities and athletes, so there is huge potential now that Meerkat and GoPro are going to give video viewers what they want.

Hackers hijacking your webcam and finding ways to profit from it

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 3 mins ago

Cybercriminals known as "ratters," responsible for hijacking webcams and other electronic devices to spy on unsuspecting users, are finding new ways to launch attacks. Specifically, the groups use remote access tools (RATs) to steal images and photos from webcams, and have lately started charging others for this stolen data.

 

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"Ratters are disturbingly comfortable with spreading misery and fear," said Adam Benson, deputy executive director for the Digital Citizens Alliance. "It's like a game for them. We saw them chat about it on Hack Forums and then share videos showing off how they scare young people, spy on people in private moments, and steal pictures from victims' accounts."

 

It's not uncommon to find RATs available for download on Internet forums and through file-sharing services. One such forum offered access to compromised devices for $1 for guys and $5 for women - showing there a modest financial incentive.

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Fly a drone near the fire? County offering cash reward to find you

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 3 mins ago

Supervisors from San Bernardino County are offering up to $75,000 in rewards to identify drone operators responsible for interfering with firefighting operations.

 

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The board members hope $25,000 for each drone interruption will entice people to come forward and report those responsible. In one incident, as aircraft tried to drop fire retardant over the wildfire, a drone up to four feet in diameter made a dangerous pass between both aircraft. Due to safety precautions, both aircraft were grounded.

 

"This type of activity is not going to be tolerated when first responders are trying to put out fires that drastically affect the constituents of San Bernardino County," said James Ramos, Board of Supervisors Chairman.

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TechPowerUp pushes updated GPU-Z v0.8.5

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 3 hours, 2 mins ago

Featuring support for Widows 10 and CUDA detection for this new operating system, the new TechPowerUp GPU-Z software update further features GPU voltage monitoring for AMD "Fiji" cards, memory controller load monitor support for AMD "Sea Islands," "Pirate Islands," and "Volcanic Islands" video cards and better detection for AMD Radeon R9 300 series cards.

 

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Support has also been added for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970m, 980M cards and GeForce 940M, 930M editions. Intel Atom x7-Z8700 and Celeron N3150 processors are now detected alongside AMD desktop card support which includes AMD R9 370, R9 370X, R9 380, R9 390, R9 390X and R9 Fury.

 

Last but not least is added support for the AMD Radeon A8-7100.

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MSI pushes the pre-built GTX 760 toting Nightblade MI PC to market

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 4 hours, 6 mins ago

With an internal chassis volume of 10 liters, MSI has pushed its new pre-built Nightblade MI gaming PC to the market. Boasting a full-sized MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 video card within, this miniature PC also comes packed with Windows 10, DirectX 12 and an Intel Core processor.

 

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Further featuring 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel 4th generation i7 processors and a maximum 16GB of RAM, this gaming PC is powered by a seemingly-small 350W bronze rated power supply. If you're worried about connectors and ports in this small desktop, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that featured is two USB 3.0 ports on the side, alongside two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, one Ethernet, one HDMI out, one display out and a single PS2 port all located on the rear.

 

Further features include support for three total hard drives in the form of two 3.5" and one 2.5". With the Nightblade MI brandishing an Intel i7, GTX 960 and more located within, this PC should easily handle most mainstream gaming tasks.

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KINGPIN teams up with EVGA to smash 3DMark records with his GTX 980 Ti

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 hours, 8 mins ago

Vince 'K|NGP|N' Lucido has broken some single video card 3DMark world records with the help of his special edition KINGPIN NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti card supported by an EVGA X99 motherboard, an EVGA high power supply, an Intel Core i7 5690X and 16GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory.

 

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With a few records being broken in one go, KINGPIN posted world-best scores across 3DMark Fire Strike, 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, earning 25,233, 13,091 and 6,988 respectively.

 

If you're interested in picking up one of these beastly video cards for yourself or are looking for more information, head here.

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EA confirms new Battlefield game for 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours ago

We knew that a new Battlefield game was in development, and after the shockingly bad Battlefield Hardline, EA is hoping to hit a new home run with "another Battlefield title" being released next year.

 

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The news came from EA's recent investors call, where EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said there was a new Battlefield game in development. Jorgensen said: "What we've said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles. This year, obviously, it's Star Wars Battlefront. Next year, it's another Battlefield title".

 

But which one will it be? Could we see Battlefield: Bad Company 3, or do you want Battlefield 5 more?

Windows 10 makes you pay $10 to remove ads from Solitaire

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 6 hours, 58 mins ago

With Windows 10 hitting PCs all across the world, some are shocked to see that there are video ads in Solitaire. These video ads can be removed for $10 per year, yes - subscribing to remove your Solitaire ads.

 

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The Microsoft Solitaire Collection comes pre-installed on Windows 10 with five different variations, daily challenges and multiple themes. As for the video ads, they show up randomly in between games and are a full-screen takeover video ad that takes up around 30 seconds. You can pay $9.99 per year for premium Solitaire, or pay $1.49 per month.

 

But don't worry, sinking money into Solitaire will gain you not just the removal of ads, but it will provide more coins for the daily challenges, and a boost in two modes of play. Windows 8.1 had ads in Solitaire, but it wasn't pre-installed with the OS, which is a big difference.

Mozilla unhappy about Microsoft's Edge web browser default

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: 7 hours, 33 mins ago

Many people across the world are happy to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10, but the realization that everyone's browser default has been to changed to Edge just wasn't nice.

 

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It looks like Mozilla, maker of the Firefox Web browser, also took exception to the unwelcome decision:

 

"These changes aren't unsettling to us because we're the organization that makes Firefox," said Chris Bear, CEO of Mozilla, in the letter. "They are unsettling because there are millions of users who love Windows and who are having their choices ignored, and because of the increased complexity put into everyone's way if and when they choose to make a choice different than what Microsoft prefers."

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President Obama wants the US to have the fastest supercomputer by 2025

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Super Computing | Posted: 7 hours, 53 mins ago

President Obama doesn't have much longer in office, but one of his last executive orders while he's in power, is that the United States build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025.

 

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The National Strategic Computing Initiative has been kicked off to get the US building an Exascale capable machine that would lead the world in the technological arms race. The new system will be developed by various arms of the federal government, and then be boosted up in speed to help research in various topics. One area would be helping NASA "better understand turbulence for aircraft design", reports Engadget.

 

As it stands, the US is behind both China and Japan when it comes to supercomputer speed. China's Tianhe-2 has been the world's fastest supercomputer for nearly two and a half years now, but with the federal government behind it, and I'm sure a boat load of taxpayers' money, the US will have Skynet online in 2025.

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