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More coordination on gathering, sharing cyber threat intelligence

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

As cybercriminals pick and choose targets to attack, there is a vocal push by the US government for increased cyber threat intelligence sharing between the government and private sector. The retail and oil & gas sectors have already outlined official methods to share intelligence, while other business verticals mull similar efforts.




Collected intelligence of new and ongoing cyberattacks can be difficult to track, which is why financial services (FS) and information-sharing and analysis centers (ISACs) are becoming more prevalent.


"The process isn't automated yet," said William Nelson, president and CEO of FS-ISAC, in a statement published by Dark Reading. "A lot of dialog in information-sharing is going back and forth, did anybody see this, and they raise their hand. We're trying to get more automated..."

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Project Black Pearl by Mod Epic is accompanied by a great build video

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Produced by Mod Epic, this project Black Pearl features some handy modding work and is accompanied by a live video showing you basically the whole process from start to finish.



Cooled by EK Blocks Components and based around an Cyborg case by Epic, the video above sees the modder rock out to some Rammstein which seems extremely fitting given the design of this project.


The full specification list is as follows:



CPU: Intel Pentium G3258



RAM: Avexir Core 4MBx2/2400 MHz

PSU: Silverstone 600W SX600-G SFX

SSD: M2 M6E 128GB Plextor

CASE: Cyborg by Epic



CPU Block: EK-Supremacy Nickel

Radiator: EK-CoolStream PE 120

Pump combo: EK DDC X-RES Top 100

FAN: CM Jetflo black 120

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens C-3PO and R2-D2 shown off at GTC 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

In an exclusive published by Gizmodo, NVIDIA showed off its new Quadro M6000 video cards power by bragging some Star Wars rendering jobs - seeing the fastest card in the world work on one of the most anticipated sequels ever.




The Star Wars tidbit they used was that of C-3PO and R2-D2 in the upcoming film, showing that they're basically the same two lovable droids we've always adored.


For those who were against the Disney acquisition of the Star Wars franchise you might be breathing a small sigh of relief, but there's still plenty of time to go.

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Jim Henson's 'Fraggle Rock' coming to the big screen

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Whilst the classic Jim Henson TV show 'Fraggle Rock' isn't quite remembered with the same reverence as say Henson's own 'The Muppets' by the youth of today, but for children of the 80's the madcap show remains a throwback to a different time - so today's reports that the show is being targeted for a big screen revival is a somewhat strange, yet welcome news.



Variety has reported that 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Looper' star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star in the picture, with the actor commenting "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on 'Sesame Street,' and then on 'Fraggle Rock". No word yet on the film's plot, but it would be very brave if it moved away from the musical nature of the show, or god forbid, featured CG characters.


Levitt will next be seen as former CIA system admin Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'.

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Ex-Star Citizen devs working on Kickstarter Descent Underground reboot

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Clearly labeled as a "Kickstarter staff pick," a bunch of ex-Star Citizen developers are teaming up to reboot the age-old classic of Descent - labeling this title Descent Underground.



In a conversation with the project lead Eric Peterson he stated that "our team of ex Star Citizen developers are busy building our passion project" and their aim for this reboot is simple, "taking an old classic - keeping the flight dynamics and introducing a variety of game play like drilling through walls, team based combat, variety of ship types... all in AAA fashion."


With over $200,000 already raised of their $600,000 goal, you can gather a copy for yourself through a $25 investment - seeing 50% off the retail price alongside an in-game bonus.


Being built on the Unreal Engine, expect the game to be released in March 2016.

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Survey: 67% of SMBs don't know about cyber insurance, despite risks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Just one-third of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are aware that cyber insurance exists, despite a rising number of cyberattacks - and successful data breaches. Meanwhile, 52 percent of SMBs are "very" or "moderately" interested in purchasing some type of cyber insurance, according to a recent survey by Software Advice.




Some SMBs may have limited cyber coverage, which focuses on business impact related to network loss - and similar business activities - but don't include other financial ramifications from a data breach.


"I would define [its] state ... as 'infant' or 'forming,'" said Bob Rudis, security data scientists at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "There have been companies selling versions of cyber insurance for a few years, but there is no same standard of practice for vetting a potential company, [sharing] claims data or historical (actuarial) data or even a consensus on pricing models."

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NVIDIA releases new GeForce drivers ready for Battlefield Hardline

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Now that Battlefield Hardline is out, NVIDIA has released its latest GeForce Game Ready 347.88 WHQL drivers that are ready for Battlefield Hardline.




The new drivers include "Game Ready optimizations for Battlefield Hardline, new SLI profiles, and support for TITAN X, the world's fastest GPU, our latest Game Ready drivers are a recommended update for all GeForce GTX users". Not only that, but NVIDIA has included an SLI profile for the following games: Life Is Strange, Medieval Engineers, Trine 3, and Zombie Army Trilogy.


You can grab those drivers right here.

Augmented reality finding a place on the production floor

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Smart glasses using augmented reality may not have taken off among consumers, but are still going strong in the workplace. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies are testing augmented reality, hoping the budding technology will help employees be more productive.




"It's combining the digital world and the physical world," said Tuong Nguyen, principal research analyst at Gartner, in a statement to NBC New. "There are a lot of companies that are trying this technology out."


There is great potential for AR to be used with business leaders trying to promote the "deskless workforce," with many employees deployed out in the field. Access to hands-free, real-time data gives them increased advantage to make things happen while no longer waiting for paperwork.

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SK Hynix shows off HBM 2 wafer at NVIDIA's GTC 2015 event

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

GTC 2015 - We didn't expect to see HBM 2 shown off in person here at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, but here we are - SK Hynix has a HBM 2 wafer on the show floor, and it's beautiful.






Here it is, in all of it's glory.




A closer shot of the wafer itself.


SK Hynix's HBM memory promises increased bandwidth, as well as lower power consumption compared to conventional DRAM found on current cards, such as GDDR5.




We haven't even got HBM1 out yet, but HBM2 is promising so much more. HBM1 will have 128GB/sec per 1Gbit chip, while HBM2 will offer double that, with 256GB/sec with 2Gbit chips. We are also going to see lower power consumption, with 1.2V for HBM1 and HBM2, compared to GDDR5 which uses 1.35 to 1.5V.



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Upcoming OTA update for Model S to offer 'autopilot' self-driving mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Tesla Motors has just taken the wraps off of its new OTA update that will end "range anxiety" but there's another update that is coming, which is even more exciting: "autopilot".




The new "autopilot" OTA update will be made available for the Model S in the next three to four months, something that will deliver a new automatic steering mode that will be exclusive to highways. It will not work on normal roads for the usual hazards such as pedestrians walking around, but on a highway where there's just cars, the new autopilot will kick in and "go between San Francisco and Seattle without the driver doing anything".


It will require a $4250 "optional tech" package that Tesla offers Model S owners, too.

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