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US transition to Chip-and-PIN cards may not stop security problems

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 9 mins ago

Consumers in the United States are receiving new credit cards and retailers must upgrade their payment terminals. Cybersecurity experts warn that since credit card companies will rely on signatures while PIN numbers won't be required - due to higher cost and increased complexity - stolen and lost cards could still be vulnerable.

 

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Chip-enabled cards will help lower fraud in retail stores, but online fraud is likely to increase, which has happened in other countries that adopted similar technology years ago. There will be a learning process for US consumers and retailers unfamiliar with Chip-and-PIN - but it should help usher in change, even if security concerns remain.

 

"A payment standard that is accepted globally will substantially reduce transaction costs for them," said Rick Dakin, CEO of the Coalfire cybersecurity risk and compliance firm, in a statement to Reuters. "Also they have already done the heavy lifting for EMV so they are ready and pushing for it."

SoftKinetic brings hand and finger recognition to virtual reality

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: 2 hours, 24 mins ago

SoftKinetic has announced that the DepthSense Close Interaction Library (CILib) has been modified so it is adapted for augmented and virtual reality environments. Based on its middleware, SoftKinetic hopes this is the first piece of the puzzle for 3D technology custom designed for the AR and VR markets.

 

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The ability to physically use your hands while interacting in a VR or AR environment allows for gesture recognition and physical interaction. The CILib ReachVR toolkit will be released in Q2 2015, and will allow developers to use the SoftKinetic tracking library if they have the company's 3D depth-sensing camera.

 

"Virtual reality is incredibly exciting for the gaming community, as it provides a truly magical engagement with the world around us," said Eric Krzeslo, chief marketing officer of SoftKinetic. "SoftKinetic's CILib, coupled with our advanced 3D Time of Flight depth sensing camera, is uniquely suited to the demands of both the AR and VR environments, and provides the 'feeling of presence' gamers crave."

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Is this the most cute watercooling component you've ever seen?

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 9 hours, 3 mins ago

Bitspower are once again in our spotlight, with Łukasz Płonka sharing his new project in progress on the Watercooled PC Facebook page.

 

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This fancy photography shows off what is probably the cutest and also most beautiful water cooling components that I've ever seen. There's something about the dark metal contrasting with the crystal clear shell displaying a cool blue liquid interior that makes this something special.

 

We can't wait to see what Lukasz comes up with, stay tuned for updates as his build progresses.

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Aussie telco Telstra signs up Ikea and 7-11 owners in cloud deal

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 10 hours, 11 mins ago

Dairy Farm Group is probably one of the largest companies you have never heard of, with 100,000 employees and 5,800 stores under their disposal across Asia including Ikea and 7-11 stores.

 

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This deal will see Telstra "manage the storage, physical security, maintenance and connectivity of Dairy Farm's new SAP suite" as explained by The Australian. SAP is responsible for all human resources, payroll and financial applications just to name a few.

 

Telstra took over cloud storage for Dairy Farm Group's beauty stores in November 2014, however, this move sees them take on a much larger portion of the companies services.

 

With this deal set to begin next month, Telstra are looking at further expansion in taking control of their network and retail media solutions.

Facebook fugitive troll finds himself in prison

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 11 hours, 13 mins ago

Andrew Marcum was announced as wanted by the Butler Country Sherrif's office on their Facebook page recently, listing an extensive criminal history including "burglary / safe-cracking (a Felony 2). He's also been dabbling in abduction (F2), assault (M1), domestic violence (M1)" and more.

 

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It seems Andrew was fairly happy with this post, seeing a reply from a Facebook account with the same name and photo stating "I ain't tripping half of them don't even know me." If you're not even sure what that means, it's ok because we don't either.

 

There hasn't been a solid confirmation as to if this account is real or a troll attempt, however Richard K. Jones from the police department tweeted a picture and said "Hey Andrew Marcum we've got your room ready..."

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Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for May 5, 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 2 mins ago

GDC 2015 - While the world thought that Bethesda would show off Fallout 4 at the Game Developers Conference, we didn't see it. Instead, they have just unveiled Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, with the first gameplay trailer available below.

 

 

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is an "all-new standable prequel" to Wolfenstein: The New Order, and will be made available digitally on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on May 5, for just $19.99. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has players taking their hero BJ Blazkowicz "back to the year 1946 in an adventure that spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories (released together) that will lead into the events you know and love from The New Order".

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See Samuel L. Jackson kick ass as POTUS in 'Big Game'

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 12 hours, 58 mins ago

Whilst summer blockbusters such as 'Mad Max', 'Jurassic World', 'The Avengers' and 'Terminator Genisys' taking up all the oxygen, a smaller but nonetheless explosive trailer for the upcoming 'Big Game' is commanding some attention online today.

 

 

The film details the rescue of the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) by a teenage boy, when Air Force One is shot down in the forests of Finland. With a budget of $94 million, the film is the most expensive film ever produced in Finland.

 

'Big Game' hits cinemas in the United Kingdom on May 8 2015, but doesn't yet have a confirmed US or Australian release date.

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OSVR headset updated, now features 1080p OLED display and much more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 13 hours, 12 mins ago

GDC 2015 - The Razer-powered Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headset has reached version 1.1, with the HDK 1.1 now featuring a low-latency 1080p OLED panel, as well as much more.

 

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The new 1080p OLED panel provides "high-contrast, low-latency imagery within minimal motion blur" reports RoadtoVR. But the new headset is also capable of mirroring what the VR headset is rendering to another monitor, something that you can do with the Oculus Rift DK2 headset - but it doesn't always work perfectly with the DK2.

 

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The new HDK 1.1 is also now capable of converting standard video to side-by-side format, so that you can watch it in VR, as well as doing so on-the-fly and streaming low-latency video signals, too. OSVR will be providing downloadable schematics on their website, something that can be printed and furnished with the right electronics.

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EA shuts down Maxis, the developer behind SimCity

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 14 hours, 6 mins ago

Electronic Arts has been going through some serious tectonic shifts because of the issues that plagued SimCity since launch, where it has led to this moment: shutting the doors of Maxis, the developer who built the game.

 

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EA has confirmed the news with Polygon, after reports surfaced from now-former employees of Maxis. Development on SimCity and The Sims will continue, but it'll happen in Redwood Shores, California; Salt Lake City; Helsinki; and Melbourne, Australia. The Maxis offices in Emeryville, California are being closed.

 

The company hasn't said how many employees will be let go, but longtime Maxis employee Guillaume Perre tweeted today that "it's time to turn off the lights and put the key under the door #RIPMaxisEmeryville".

G.SKILL announces 'OC World Cup 2015' with over $16,000 in prizes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: 15 hours, 8 mins ago

G.SKILL has announced its 2nd annual "OC World Cup 2015" overclocking competition, where there is a huge $16,200 up for grabs, which includes $10,000 in cash for the champion.

 

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G.SKILL explains: "The OC World Cup 2015 is split into three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Final. Live Qualifier and Grand Final will be held live at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2015". The online qualifiers, which are the first stage of the competition, will take place on HWBOT between March 9 and April 13. There will be three benchmarks in this first round: SuperPI 32M, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, and 3DMark Fire Strike Physics on specific hardware.

 

The top six from the first round of the competition will have the opportunity to enter the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2015, where they'll have the chance to win one of five prizes. The first of which is $10,000 in USD, but the rest of the prizes are not bad at all. Second place takes home $2500 USD and a 16GB kit of G.SKILL's 3300MHz DDR4 RAM, while third place takes home $1500 and a 16GB kit of G.SKILL's 3200MHz DDR4 RAM.

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