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Vin Diesel announces 'Fast & Furious 8' with an April 2017 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

With 'Fast & Furious 7' making over $1 billion and counting, it should come as no surprise that Vin Diesel has announced that 'Fast & Furious 8' will be released on April 14, 2017.

 

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Diesel announced the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he said: "We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen". If the last Furious movie made $1 billion, what do you think the new one will make?

'Warcraft' movie set for a delay

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

The long-in-the-making feature film adaptation of Blizzard's MMORPG 'World of Warcraft' has been delayed by three months, and now set to launch in the middle of the 2016 summer blockbuster season.

 

 

Previously announced for a March 2016 release, Legendary Studios and distributor Universal Pictures have now announced a three month delay for the picture, which will now hit screens worldwide on June 10 2016, with the first teaser trailer for the picture likely to be released at ComicCon in July.

 

Directed by Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), 'Warcraft' stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky and Dominic Cooper, along with a cast of thousands of Orcs and other digital creatures courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.

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Cybersecurity market receiving strong boost from increasing VC funds

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Venture capitalists are pouring money into cybersecurity companies, with high-profile data breaches still capturing headlines. Security companies supported by VCs in the United States generated a massive $1.77 billion in 2014, a figure higher than the previous record of $1.62 billion generated in 2000, according to statistics.

 

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There is increased flexibility in the cybersecurity sector, with companies providing protection to consumers, corporations, hardware infrastructure, software, and specialized niche services.

 

As the Internet of Things (IoT) generates headlines for its beneficial flexibility for consumers, there is an underlying concern related to connected security. "It's a huge threat," said Alex Doll, founder of the TenEleven Ventures capital firm focusing on information security, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. "It's great that everything is connected, but all that data is one click away" from being hacked.

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JAXA space agency wants to head to the moon in 2018

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) wants to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2018, in an important first step towards a possible manned mission to the same target. Even if a manned launch doesn't occur, JAXA hopes to use collected data for a possible mission to Mars.

 

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JAXA previously reached the moon's orbit in 2008 with the SELENE spacecraft, helping collect information about the lunar surface. The space agency hopes the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) will launch onboard the Epsilon rocket, which is a solid-fuel rocket with only one live launch.

 

"This is an initial step and a lot of procedures are still ahead before the plan is formally approved," said a JAXA spokesperson in front of the media. A mission to the moon could cost anywhere from $83.4 million up to $125 million, and the Japanese government is working on a proper project roadmap.

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The Smart Lightbulb You Control Through Your Phone, Now 32% Off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

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Dim, brighten, change the color, or turn on/off your light from your the SMFX app. The Android- and iOS-compatible bulb can be set on a timer and has multiple dimming levels and millions of colors to choose from - literally. There's even a "disco mode" that syncs up the light with music, for full atmosphere immersion. Plus, the SMFX Smart Bulb uses just 10 percent of the energy that a standard lightbulb uses, saving you major cash on your energy bills for all 40,000 hours of its life (that's 27 years of normal use).

 

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Following more data breaches, consumers learning to pay attention

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

Continued cyberattacks against US residents rack up an impressive number of victims, with twice as many Americans reporting a breach following year-over-year statistics analysis. Unfortunately, one in five consumers say they suffered a credit score hit due to identity theft - and financial experts recommend shoppers request a credit report to check on any problems.

 

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However, eight in 10 Americans note they have become more proactive in protecting their own personal information, as more than half of surveyed consumers aren't entirely sure if companies can keep personal data safe.

 

"The increase in data breaches affecting personal information has given consumers significant cause to be cautious about their activities, both online and off," said Ernie Almonte, chairman for the American Institute of CPA's National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, in a statement published by MoneyWatch.

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US government cracking down, says 'no more free passes' to hackers

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

The United States government understands it is a prime target for cybercriminals across the world, especially organized crime and state-sponsored hackers trying to conduct cyberespionage. John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, spoke during RSA about the mentality of teaching foreign actors "that it is not okay to steal from American companies."

 

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Even though the NSA has sophisticated cyberespionage capabilities, the government didn't pay enough attention to keeping critical infrastructure secure. The government is trying to catch up and will make changes, but is ready to put political and economic pressure on select governments for their cyber actions.

 

However, there are more aggressive tactics possible, including the indictment of five senior leaders of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in China last year - and economic sanctions placed on North Korea for its reported involvement in hacking Sony.

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Federal government trying to compete with private sector for workers

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

The US government wants to improve its cybersecurity and recruit skilled workers, but is struggling because of lackluster recruitment programs leading to an underwhelming cybersecurity labor pool, according to the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton.

 

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In 2014, there were almost 70,000 cyber intrusions that negatively impacted the governments' networks and systems, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported earlier in the year.

 

"Our interconnected world requires a seamless team of cyber defenders to protect our networks," according to the report. "Those defenders must be able to operate quickly and collaboratively in ways that cut across both private and public organizations."

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Elephone to release smartphone with both Android 5.0 and Windows 10

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The world of smartphones is about to be blown open by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone, which is poised to release a new handset in June which will run two operating systems: Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Windows 10.

 

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The new smartphone will feature a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, 4GB of RAM, fingerprint security, a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera with a Sony IMX 230 sensor, and a 3800mAh battery. The processor will be a 64-bit capable chip, with two versions of the handset being made available. One of them will feature the cheaper MediaTek processor, while the other will be powered by an Intel processor.

G.SKILL blow the RAM market open with 128GB kit of DDR4 2800MHz

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

G.SKILL continues to dominate the RAM market with the announcement of the world's first 128GB kit of 2800MHz DDR4 RAM, which comes in 8x16GB sticks. We have memory timing of CL16-16-16-36 at 1.35V, with the new kit falling into their growing Ripjaws 4 line of RAM.

 

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The new sticks are from Samsung, with their 8Gb ICs baked onto G.SKILL's product at the impressive 20nm process. This has allowed an entire new level of performance, and with 16GB sticks, something that has previously only been attainable by server memory. The new 128GB kit is perfect for the high-end workstation, with G.SKILL's new Ripjaws 4 128GB kit already validated on the ASUS X99 Rampage V Extreme motherboard, running in its intended quad-channel.

 

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Tequila Huang, VP of Research & Development with G.SKILL said: "During development of these DDR4 16GB modules, we see amazing future potential for 128GB (16GBx8) memory kits in extreme high capacity operation on upcoming platforms. We will be witnessing the beginning of a new set of standards for extreme capacity and performance DDR4 memory kits on both current and future computing platforms. Needless to say, we are very excited for this release".

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