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Fractal Design announces new Dynamic and Silent Series case fans

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

An often-overlooked addition to any enthusiasts' build - high quality fans can help increase your airflow and cooling alongside removing any later issues to do with cheap OEM models falling apart, breaking or stopping.

 

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Fractal Design has recently issued a press statement, announcing its release of the new Silent Series R3 and Dynamic Series case fans - both featuring high quality components and sizes up to 140mm.

 

The Silent Series R3 contains rifle bearings, providing you with an improved life expectancy and a quieter experience. These models will be released in sizes ranging from 40mm to 140mm and are fitted with black ribbon cables, helping with cable management.

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LG rumored to unveil its G4 flagship smartphone in April

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

It might be Samsung making the biggest splash online right now with the rumors of its forthcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone, but the G4 from LG is reportedly coming a little later, in April.

 

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The new G4 smartphone is expected to truly stand out from the competition, even in the aftermath that will be the Galaxy S6 launch. LG is looking to make a big deal of the new smartphone, with the G4 ready to differentiate itself from the likes of the iPhone, Galaxy S6, and the new One M9 from HTC.

 

We've already seen LG tease its new G Flex 2 smartphone at CES earlier this year, which sports Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and a curved display.

ASRock unveils its new USB 3.1-based motherboards and USB 3.1 cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

ASRock has jumped out ahead of Computex 2015 in June, announcing some new USB 3.1-capable motherboards and PCIe cards. The company has announced that it will have a range of USB 3.1 products, including USB 3.1 PCIe cards that will either have two Type-A ports, or a combination of Type-A and Type-C.

 

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Starting off with the motherboards, we have the Z97 Extreme6/3.1 and the X99 Extreme6/3.1. The Z97-based motherboard features a combination Type-A and Type-C card, where the X99 version includes two Type-A because the board already rocks a Type-C port on its I/O.

 

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When it comes to the PCIe cards, which provide a huge 10Gbps of bandwidth that will be capable of saturating a USB 3.1 port. The two ports will have a combined throughput of 10Gbps, versus 10Gbps per port. The PCIe cards have power requirements, with the dual Type-A cards requiring a 4-pin molex connector, while the combo card requires a 4-pin custom/floppy-sized connector. Each card has up to 3 amps at 5V, which allows for 15W charging.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will see Lara Croft traverse through the snow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Rise of the Tomb Raider will have a totally different look to the reboot of Tomb Raider from Crystal Dynamics, with Tomb Raider's previous Art Director taking the position of Game Director for its sequel.

 

 

Brian Horton, the new Game Director for Rise of the Tomb Raider has reiterated the importance of a new look to the environment, where in Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft will venture out to Russia. Croft will be exploring a lost city, looking for answers about the immortal soul, with the new environment including various new challenges, and enemies.

 

Horton talked with Game Informer, where he said: "The concept art pieces that we do, generally have to accomplish a couple different things. They have to provide a sense of composition. You look at it and you go, 'Oh, I know where I am supposed to be looking. That is really interesting. I can't wait to get over there.' You create that interest through lighting, through complimentary color schemes, things you can say like I am in a very cold place or there is a warm light, or vice versa".

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ZRRO lets you play Android games on your TV for $149

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Allowing users to play Android games, run Android apps, browse the internet and watch Netflix,the ZRRO Box sets out to be a new-age console, telling Razer that "We'll Take It From Here" - as seen in their release headline.

 

 

Currently on Kickstarter, this project has raised $35,392 in only a few days and is looking at a $200,000 total target with 41 more days to reach it.

 

Set out to turn your TV into somewhat of a "huge tablet," the ZRRO Pad will track and mirror your fingers' 3D position onto your TV, meaning you hover your finger over the pad to move your position and press the screen itself to select. You can also pinch, swipe and drag - just like other portable devices.

 

Along with the advanced controller, the package comes complete with the ZRRO BOX, which is the console itself - offering support for up to 4K resolution, with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a quad-core processor and 16GB of internal storage.

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Further insight into CS:GO - ScreaM will answer your questions

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

To be conducted on HLTV, professional CS:GO player Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom has been surrounded by quite a whirlwind of drama as of late and thus will be answering questions from the public surrounding his thoughts on recent happenings and future plans.

 

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After former teammate Robin "GMX" Stahmer let loose that his old team had been part of match-fixing, Benrlitom and his squad were suspended from the gaming organization. This was followed by another Stahmer statement, claiming that Benrlitom had nothing to do with this match-fixing scandal. Finally, all of Benrlitom's teammates were handed life-time bans by Valve after being found guilty of match-fixing - leaving this poor man in the center of a big mess.

 

Benrlitom has made no public comment on his plans for the future, alongside not releasing many thoughts on the situation. In order to let the public in on his thoughts and future prospects, HLTV will be running an 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) this coming Thursday - where members of the public can ask of him what they wish, directly. All questions will be taken from comments this article, so we suggest you get posting if there's something you wish to know.

This LED packed S-Frame is Vegas summed up in a PC chassis

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

"What is this a f****n Las Vegas?" This was the first comment that caught my eye when this amazing InWin S-Frame build was shared in the Watercooled PC Facebook group.

 

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Designed and built by Wae Waefamily, this stunning modding project ensures that you'll never forget what companies and models of components are located within your prize and joy. A great option for sponsored builds, this project unfortunately comes with extremely limited information.

 

Complete with Kingston HyperX RAM, Inno3D GTX980's in SLI, an ASUS motherboard and a bunch of Samsung 950 PRO SSD's - you can be sure that this fully water cooled build will make easy work of any games you might want to play right now.

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Final 'Hobbit' film comes to the small screen next month

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

The final entry in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' trilogy 'The Battle of the Five Armies' might have disappointed a few fans mirrored in our own review, but that didn't stop the film from grossing nearly $1b at the worldwide box office and $3b for the entire series - an astonishing amount of money by any metric.

 

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have now announced the upcoming home media release of the film to be released on March 24th in the United States and March 26th in Australia. Coming in four flavours - a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital, the Blu-ray is promising a number of behind the scenes featurettes including: Recruiting the Five Armies, Completing Middle-earth, The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes, The Last Goodbye music video and New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 3 along with an UltraViolet copy of the feature.

 

For those that want to hang on for a bit more 'Hobbit' action, it's expected that an extended cut of the film will be released sometime in the fourth quarter.

Netgear routers allowing hackers to pass administrator authentication

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

A recent flaw has been discovered in multiple Netgear router models, reportedly allowing hackers to bypass administrator authentication and gain full access to the device as found by Network engineer, Peter Adkins.

 

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Adkins discovered that routers in the popular Netgear 'WNDR' range are running a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) service as part of the Netgear Genie device administration application. Seemingly secure, he was able to bypass filtering and authentication for the SOAP service over a Wi-Fi connection without much effort.

 

Once the connection had been established, Adkins was able to extract the admin password, Wi-Fi interface credentials, station identifiers, the device serial number and even information on connected clients. He then notified Netgear of this security issue, however was met with a response which included "the network should still stay secure" - apparently due to hidden built-in security features.

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KnowBe4: Social engineering still extremely effective to victimize

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

Following news that millions of dollars have been stolen from banks by cybercriminals was yet another startling wakeup call for cybersecurity experts. Not surprisingly, hackers delivered the malware payload via social engineering phishing attacks targeted at reckless employees.

 

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"Even after 20 years, social engineering is still the easiest way into a target's network and systems, and it's still the hardest attack to prevent," said Kevin Mitnick, legendary hacker and Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4.

 

Companies need to be aware that employees - in a number of different departments - are often untrained and rather careless when checking their emails. Spear-phishing tends to be a popular choice among cybercriminals, able to trick employees by using a customized approach.

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