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The In Win S-Frame chassis is amazing - check this 95% finished mod

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 1 week ago

We've covered a few different In Win S-Frame chassis builds in the past, including this 'computer of the future' and this unfinished painted project.

 

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They've all got one main thing in common - they look amazing. Sure it's probably not the best case to stick in an office or take to LAN parties, but the unique design, sleek curves and metal styling makes for a brilliant moddable canvas.

 

This project is reportedly 95% finished, with cable management, RAM additions and a water pump reveal to be completed (blurred due to NDA's) - it still looks better than any PC I've ever owned.

 

Built by Mathieu Heredia aka Sassanou Watermod, this project once again shows off the futuristic-looking capabilities of this versatile case. Heredia has added two video cards into SLI and painted the whole project in this contrasting color scheme complete with red highlights.

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Lenovo releases Superfish removal patch to angry customers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: 1 week ago

Lenovo has released a new Superfish adware removal tool for customers, which will allow them to verify the software application and certificate are removed. The company recommends running the automatic removal tool executable so Superfish is completely removed - but also provided manual instructions to the public.

 

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The tool is available here.

 

Just a few days ago, Lenovo confirmed it disabled the adware program after public complaints. "We apologize for causing these concerns among our users - we are learning from this experience and will use it to improve what we do and how we do it in the future," the company said in a public statement.

Report: More than 1,500 international data breaches in 2014

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

There were 1,500 global data breaches in 2014, with the number rising almost 50 percent year-over-year, according to the Gemalto Breach Level Index (BLI) report. Of the 1 billion total compromised records, almost 800 million of them belong to US companies - a frightening figure that cybersecurity experts believe will rise.

 

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Companies remain unsure how to address these sometimes sophisticated cyberattacks, while consumers are frustrated that their personal information is seemingly up for grabs. Banks and credit card companies are becoming more proactive in identifying - and informing customers - of fraud, but it can still be a chaotic process.

 

"Not only are data breach numbers rising, but the breaches are becoming more severe," said Jason Hart, VP of cloud services, identity and data protection at Gemalto. "Identity theft could lead to the opening of new fraudulent credit accounts, creating false identities for criminal enterprises, or a host of other serious crimes. As data breaches become more personal, we're starting to see that the universe of risk exposure for the average person is expanding."

More Anthem data breach fallout, millions of kids at risk of ID theft

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Millions of Anthem customers are at risk from the Anthem data breach, including tens of millions of children impacted from the data breach. Personal information ranging from names, date of brith, Social Security numbers and health care ID numbers were stolen, and some children could be at risk for decades, according to cybersecurity experts.

 

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Information on children is tied to their parents, so attacks against adult account holders are expected to accelerate in the future as well. However, personal information of children is especially lucrative to criminals, as the data hasn't been tied to a credit file - so the government and credit reporting agencies aren't expecting fraud-related activities.

 

"Every terrible outcome that can occur as the result of an identity theft will happen to the children who were on that database," said Adam Levin, chairman and founder of IDentityTheft911, in a statement published by NBC News. "Criminals will use those stolen Social Security numbers to open accounts, get medical treatment, commit tax fraud, you name it."

Simplemodz takes it back to basics with this WIP Green Molecule build

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Set to be stuffed full of high-tech components including GTX 970's in SLI and an Intel 3770K slotted into an ASUS Maximus V Gene - this work in progress build by Simplemodz sets out to be a little different from the rest.

 

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This Fractal Design R2 Mini has been custom-painted and cut up, displaying the molecules proudly through a green and white color scheme.

 

There's also a few display windows cut on the reverse side in order to display the HDD and Corsair SSD alongside Bitspower liquid cooling products currently being installed to help keep the system at low temperatures.

 

Stay tuned for more updates as this build progresses.

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Did you miss the memo? Here's a CS:GO team on a chocolate bar

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Just in case you weren't sure if eSports and professional gaming is reaching the general public just yet, I want to remind you all about that one time this world-class CS:GO team got themselves their own chocolate bar.

 

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Ninjas in Pajamas (NiP) previously played host to the best CS:GO team in the world - by far, still managing to place highly in events, they once won 10 tournaments in a row without losing a single series to any team. Later on they developed into a larger organization, seeing a foray into League of Legends and Dota 2 expand them further into the market.

 

On April 2, 2014, the news was broken on their website that NiP would be collaborating with Candy People in order to produce their own chocolate bar product. Originally released as an April Fools joke, it was re-released as fact the day after.

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These robot tendons are surprisingly effective

By: Chris Smith | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Designed to mimic the human hand, this robot device with tendons can rotate two Baoding balls with ease - simulating the same process completed by your body.

 

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We're told by Gizmodo that this task isn't exactly easy for just anyone to complete, further adding to the complexity displayed within this exercise. Most robots are clunky and stiff in their movements, however through the use of human-like tendons, this simulation is able to make light work of this difficult and nimble task.

 

Created through an extensive process, first the researchers created a dummy hand, then tracked and measuring six separate hand poses in which were used to rotate the ball, finally designing this tendon system to control the fake hand.

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Technology destined to make you feel good, really good

By: Chris Smith | More News: Apps | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

"Miss On the Go lets you tone your pelvic muscles at all times. Fantasies come alive with our app!" is what the Kickstarter headline reads, instantly jumping out at you.

 

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So what exactly does this product intend to do? The answer is "combine utility & pleasure with technology to rev up your day!" The 'Ladies, Miss On the Go' claims to tone your pelvic muscles while delivering a vibrant experience -all controlled by a mobile application. If you're still not sure exactly what's going on, you can dig deeper.

 

Setting Canadian's back $95 CAD and the rest of the world $105 CAD for the first batch, it will be priced at $169 CAD once it's available for retail.

 

This product is water resistant, will last 3 hours on one charge and is reportedly whisper quiet. We certainly haven't seen anything like it before on Kickstater before.

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Samsung, Fitbit currently lead the smart wearable band market

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The current smart wearable band market is led by Samsung, while the basic wearable band leader is Fitbit, according to the Canalys research group. The smart wearable band is considered any device able to run third-party applications, and the basic wearable band is unable to run apps.

 

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"Samsung has launched six devices in just 14 months, on different platforms and still leads the smart band market," said Chris Jones, VP and principal analyst Canalys, in a statement published by Mobihealthnews. "But it has struggled to keep consumers engaged and must work hard to attract developers while it focuses on [operating system] Tizen for its wearables."

 

Samsung, Fitbit, and other manufacturers will need to keep their sights set on Xiaomi, a surging smartphone manufacturer, which has also shipped more than 1 million non-smartwatch wearable Mi Bands.

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NSA says North Korea definitely to blame for Sony attack

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The National Security Agency (NSA) believes North Korea is behind the Sony Pictures attack because of software used to breach the company. SPE was targeted in November by a group calling itself the "Guardians of Peace," with emails, employee personal information, movies, and other data stolen - and posted online.

 

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"We ultimately ended up generating the signatures to recognize the activity used against Sony," said NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, in a statement during a security conference in Canada. "From the time the malware left North Korea to the time it got to Sony's headquarters in California, it crossed four different commanders' lines or areas in the US construct."

 

Cyberattacks are causing confusion for government agents, unexpectedly spending more time investigating breaches against private sector companies - as attacks mount against critical infrastructure and government agencies.

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