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More Google self-driving technology will hit the open road this summer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 6 days, 18 hours ago

The 25 self-driving vehicles that will hit the open road from Google will include steering wheels and brakes, according to the company. Even though Chris Urmson, director of the Google self-driving car program, originally stated the prototypes "won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal... because they don't need them."



Google says the vehicles have endured "rigorous testing" at its test facilities, verifying that its sensors and software were prepared for driving on the road. Its new fleet of autonomous vehicles uses the same software that currently powers its self-driving Lexus RX450h autonomous vehicles, which has logged almost one million miles of autonomous driving.


The company will limit the speed of its prototypes to 25 mph, and additional passenger and pedestrian protection technologies will be available.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 6 days, 20 hours ago



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3D-Printed lock cracker takes only 30 seconds to get it done

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

Combination lock users beware, this lock cracker designed by Samy Kamkar takes a mere 30 seconds to bust open your standard combination locks - as long as you've picked the first number manually.



With instructions posted up online on how to print one for yourself, this contraption will set you back around $100 from start to finish - not including the few thousand dollars spent on a 3D Printer.


Although not extremely useful, Samy has helped display the diversity of a 3D printer and also a design flaw that Master locks might want to fix.

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Yet another PC game makes the move over to console, SMITE

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

Hi-Rez studios has announced a move from a PC-only focus into the console market with their recent release of SMITE BETA for Xbox One.



The MOBA genre is known as the most popular in the world and it's not uncommon to see gaming developers and publishers try different methods of user engagement in FPS and Racing type games, but we're now seeing this monolith field make the jump.


Setting you back around $32 for a claimed $48 of value, the SMITE founder's pack will give you closed beta access, every hero available and a bunch of free skins.

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Win $1.2 million for being a beast in Heroes of the Storm

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

Blizzard has just announced that it will be putting its weight behind the ever-growing MOBA Heroes of the Storm by announcing $1.2 million worth of cash and prizes to be put on the line globally with eight qualifying teams invited to the live finals.




With the finale being held at BlizzCon on November 6-7 in Anaheim, there will be $500,000 of cash given away at this event alone. The rest of the funding will be spread throughout regional championship qualifiers in the Americas, Europe, China, Korea, and Taiwan regions.


The first tournament will take place in China, with the other regions to be announced soon.


Looking to compete? More information here.

Linksys pushes out WLAN range extender with inbuilt power plug

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

Boasting a sales portfolio of over 100 million routers globally and being the first to do so, Linksys has just released its new RE5700 WLAN range extender with inbuilt power plug.




If you're worried about taking up precious power board space and are living in a large home, this may be just the product for you. Featuring a Wi-Fi signal boost of up to 10,000 square feet and a nice all-white design, this product will set you back $119.99 from online retailers.


The RE6700 uses a Gigabit port for Ethernet input or output, a 3.5mm jack for audio streaming and boasts the capability to work with any router on odder.

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ADATA changes up its marketing plan, sponsors racing driver

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 1 week ago

In a plight to move more into the 'mainstream' market, ADATA has just announced its sponsorship of French car racing team Auto Sport Academy through a recent press release.




Focusing on a driver by the name of Michael Benyahia, ADATA is helping this team complete its dream of winning the Formula 4 racing championship. We've seen a few technology brand sponsoring 'mainstream' sports like Intel and Samsung, but this is one of the first times we've seen a component manufacturer make the move into a public space.


Good idea or waste of marketing budget? You decide.

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Voilence for greater good, Not a Hero by Devolver Digital

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

If you've been enjoying Hotline Miami 2 as of late and it's pixelated violence-filled take on life, you'll be extremely happy with Devolver Digital's new game, Not a Hero.



Based on the motto "a violent today for a better tomorrow," this side-scrolling shoot 'em up carries themes from Hotline Miami based around the graphical experience and groovy background soundtrack. Your goal in this game is to help a bunny become the major of your city by cleaning up an underbelly of gun-wielding crooks though the use of stereotyped heroes.


If you're a fan of side-scrolling madness, certainly give this game a shot - it's available now on steam.

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Rainbow Six: Siege confirmed for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 13

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week ago

Ubisoft has just released the first trailer for its upcoming shooter Rainbow Six: Siege, as well as the announcement of its release date: October 13, 2015.



Rainbow Six: Siege will be released on the current generation consoles and PC, with the Xbox One and PS4 set to receive the counter-terrorist raid shooter. Those who pre-order Ubisoft's shooter will have "guaranteed access" to a future closed beta test. The teaser above does a nice job of doing just that, teasing, but there's no in-game footage yet.


If Ubisoft's string of games of late is anything to go by, we can expect an announcement of a delay into 2016 in the next few months for Rainbow Six: Siege. The company just pushed The Division into 2016, disappointing countless gamers across the world.

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks the Washington Post one more time

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

It looks like the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked the Washington Post again, this time taking aim at the news outlet's mobile website. The SEA, which supports Syrian President Bashar Assad, has reportedly launched more than 70 cyberattacks on western media outlets - typically defacing websites, publishing Tweets from hijacked accounts, and proving to be an annoyance.




The Post's mobile website and "some section fronts on the mobile site" were targeted, but nothing else was impacted. "The situation has been resolved and no customer information was impacted," said Shailesh Prakash, chief information officer of the Washington Post.


The Washington Post was hacked by SEA a few times in the past, with the first attack occurring in 2013, when hackers exploited a flaw located in third-party plugins. Another reported attack took place last August pointed Post visitors to the SEA's website.

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