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Arrests conducted in Britain over malware-assisting website

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

British police have arrested two young people believed to be spearheading a website named, a company which offered services to malware makers, assisting them to navigate past anti-virus programs.




The two 22 year-olds arrested allegedly kicked off their project in Feburary 2015, advertising themselves through various online malicious forums. Providing support to surpass between 30 and 40 anti-virus programs, the offered service utilized Cryptex Reborn packaging to bypass any new issues that arose during its time of operation. charged license fees to many of its users, asking for $20-90 per month while offering updates when new issues were to arise.

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Multiple University staff injure themselves due to texting and walking

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

At first it's likely that you thought this was an article on The Onion, however, the 'safety alert' issued by the University of Newcastle is a very real thing.




This has come about thanks to multiple University staff injuring themselves while texting and walking, with the University itself issuing a safety alert warning all employees of the dangers involved with not paying attention to your surroundings. The official warning is said to further include the dangers of bush, bikes and vehicles, with the Universities' associate director of health and safety, Dr Maggie Goldie, confirming that two staff have recently owned up to hurting themselves by messaging and strolling.


Some staff aren't taking this warning seriously, with it coming as part of a string of safety concerns released by the University management, asking patrons to avoid fallen bark and prompting them to hold the handrail when walking on stairs. In an interview with the Newcastle Herald, one disgruntled employee stated: "I await the one about breathing and chewing."

Software modder brings PlayStation's Remote Play to PC... for a price

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

Sony's Remote Play functionality is one of the most innovative features of our current generation of consoles, and represents a nice boon for PS Vita owners. But why stop at the Vita? Gamers have already brought Remote Play over to Android, so why find a way to bring Remote Play over to desktop PC's? A dedicated software modder has done just that, but his approach might ensure the project is dead on arrival.



Renowned gamer and coder Twisted has spent quite some time on Remote Play PC. After a full year's work, Twisted has announced that the Remote Play PC app is ready to go, and that Sony's cross-platform tech will find its way onto gaming PC's starting tomorrow. But it's not going to be free: Twisted plans on charging $10 for the app.


"I'd like to work on this project full time, adding features, getting it stable and porting it to other platforms which I know a lot of you want," the homebrew dev wrote in the latest announcement update. "The only way to support this is to charge for the app, all my previous projects have been free and I don't want to have to but sadly its the only way to support my living costs. On the plus side this means I have more time to work on the project and provide support to its users, something which I've been limited on in the past."

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Master Excel and Be the Office Hero for $19

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 4 days, 21 hours ago



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Dell admits fault, promises to remove preinstalled security flaw

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 22 hours ago

Described as an "unintended security vulnerability," Dell has admitted that a root certificate preinstalled on some of its models exists and promises to remove it.




A Dell spokesperson explained that "to address this, we are providing our customers with instructions to permanently remove the certificate from their systems via direct email, on our support site, and technical support," further commenting that the computer giant does not install malware on user systems pre-delivery.


While Dell claims no responsibility for this flaw, a security blogger by the name of Hanno Bock disagrees. He says that this root certificate is not only shipped within these pre-built machines, but it's under the name 'eDellRoot' and is linked to 'Dell Foundation Services' drivers.

The GIGABYTE Z170X EK Water Blocks monoblocks look great

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

Constructed out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper and POM Acetal or acrylic glass material, EK Water Blocks' new GIGABYTE Z170 motherboard monoblocks are a sight to behold. Supporting Z170X motherboards in the form of the Gaming 5, Gaming 7 and UD5 TH, these new monoblocks utilize the "EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine" as pinpointed in a recent press release.




Released in Nickel or Acetal + Nickel configurations, expect to spend over $125 each on these new products, listed as 119.95 Euro including VAT when purchased direct through EK Water Blocks.


Produced in Slovenia, Europe, these two new models are available for purchase from the company directly through the EK Webshop.

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Freedom is on the menu - free content for Broforce game on Steam

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days ago

Developed by the South African gaming company 'Free Lives' and published by Hotline Miami makers 'Devolver Digital', a press release has recently been pushed live telling the world of a massive content update for this game, described as "the world's premiere Freedom Simulator."



Currently available on Steam and Humble, the Broforce update ensures added tactical items, performance enhancing drugs, levels and more. While it is only available for PC at this stage, we're told that a Sony PlayStation 4 release should be expected for 2016.


Broforce follows a select few cartoon American heroes as they quest to remove the world of "opposing terrorist forces" including animals, humanoids and aliens alike.

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FAA wants all drones over 250 grams registered with the government

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

Now that private companies like Google, GoPro, DJI and Amazon have submitted their recommendations to the FAA about drone registration, the group has hit back saying that all drones over 250 grams should be registered with the government.




This registration would be similar to car registration, where the owner's name and street address are noted down. The registration process would possibly include an educational presentation about when, and where to fly your drone. The FAA thinks that if a drone falls out of the sky and causes damage, or possibly hurts or even kills someone, the authorities would be able to track down its owner.


The task force recommends that the drone registration process to be electronic, with an API that would allow owners to register their drone through the device's app if the manufacturer includes that ability.

Ultimate Ears releases new studio-quality monitor earpieces

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

If you're interested in the high-end spectrum of audio, it's possible that Ultimate Ears (UE) is on your 'to watch' list. Starting at a price of $999, UE has worked with Capitol Studios on its new UE Pro Reference Remastered in-ear device, branding it as "an in-ear monitor tuned for high-resolution audio" in a recent press release.




Boasting a two-decade involvement in the high-end audio business, UE has thrown its 'True Tone Drivers' into this champion product. This model sets out to provide users with a flat response to 18KHz sound - allowing for clarity and the ability to hear harmonic structures and overtones missing in many other audio products.


This product is designed to "help bring studio-quality sound faithfully to the fan" according to Universal Music Group executive, Barak Moffitt, who expanded that this product promises to deliver audio "in a way that's completely faithful to the original studio recordings."

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Ahmed 'Clock Kid' Mohamed's family seeking $15 million in damages

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: 5 days, 3 hours ago

We all heard about Ahmed "Clock Kid" Mohamed, where earlier this year he was arrested under the suspicion of making a "hoax bomb" that turned out to just be a clock.




At the time, one teacher at his school said they saw Ahmed's creation and said it looked like a bomb. But now Ahmed's family has lawyered up, with their lawyer stating that school officials never thought of the clock as an explosive device and that the second teacher didn't treat the clock as if it were dangerous.


The teacher escorted Ahmed to the office, where he met five police officers, the principal and the assistant principal, where they performed and "interrogation". During that time, Ahmed wasn't allowed to contact his parents, and he was forced to sign a letter of confession as he was threatened with expulsion. Ahmed's family moved home to Qatar last month, but they want to come back. Their letter of demand is seeking $15 million, but they also want written apologies from both the mayor and Irving police chief for leading Ahmed's reputation "permanently scarred".

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