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AMD Radeon R9 390X to be released in 'four to six weeks'

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

AMD must be so close to unveiling its next-generation range of GPUs, but the latest information on the Radeon R9 390X has it rocking an all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler made by Cooler Master.

 

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Cutting to the chase, AMD will reportedly ship its reference Radeon R9 390X with an AIO cooler but AIB partners like SAPPHIRE, XFX and so forth will ship their own coolers. WCCFTech is now reporting that the new Radeon 300 series, and more specifically the flagship Radeon R9 390X will launch in "four to six weeks", which should see it released in late March, or early April.

 

AMD has said that it's working on something "crazy" for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015, which kicks off in early March. This new information could be true, with AMD showing off its new GPU at GDC 2015, which is incredibly exciting.

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NVIDIA withdraws overclocking support in latest GTX 900M drivers

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

Many users are reportedly outraged due to NVIDIA's cancellation of overclocking capabilities for their 900M series - through the latest driver release. Although mobile video cards are not generally overclocked, customers who purchased systems containing GTX 980M GPU's were applying mild overclocks to get the most out of their system.

 

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This driver update is the GeForce R347 (347.29), which has removed its overclocking tools and withdrew support for any third-party tools you may wish to install. Users have been issuing complaints on NVIDIA's official forums, which saw a response from NVIDIA staff. Manuel Guzman replied "unfortunately GeForce Notebooks were not designed to support overclocking. Overclocking is by no means a trivial feature, and depends on thoughtful design of thermal, electrical, and other considerations. By overclocking a notebook, a user risks serious damage to the system that could result in non-functional systems, reduced notebook life, or many other effects."

 

As seen on HotHardware, Guzman went on to express that allowing mobile GPU overclocking in the first place was a mistake made by his team and should have never been implemented.

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Auto industry source says Apple is working on self-driving vehicles

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Apple is reportedly working on self-driving vehicle technology, shifting hundreds of employees to work on an Apple electric vehicle. The "Titan" project is a major initiative as senior executives and workers would focus on connected technology and electric vehicle developments.

 

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"They don't appear to want a lot of help from carmakers," Reuters was told by an unnamed industry source. "Fully automated driving is an evolution. Carmakers will slowly build the market for autonomous cars by first releasing connected and partially automated cars."

 

It's possible Apple may not actually want to go to production with the electric vehicle - where it would compete with Tesla and other automakers - but could license any technology developments to others.

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Recent data breaches forcing companies to rethink cybersecurity fight

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Companies are scrambling to defend against cyberattacks in an effort to prevent data breaches, but are struggling to find success. Cybersecurity experts warn they must realize that hackers will likely enter their systems, and have to find ways to defend attacks after unauthorized access already occurs.

 

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Worldwide IT security spending was around $70 billion in 2014, according to Gartner research group estimates - but that figure will top $109 billion by 2020 for just banks, energy and defense contractors. Spending is going to keep increasing with the number of attacks also reaching new levels, experts warn.

 

"Once an attack has made it past those defenses they're in the gooey center, and getting around is relatively simple," said Ryan Wagner, director of product management at vArmour, in a statement to Reuters. "You need to make sure that when you close the door, the criminal is actually on the other side of the door."

Companies must expect cybersecurity attacks, prepare for problems

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Insurance companies and other healthcare-related businesses can expect additional cybersecurity scrutiny in the future, after Anthem suffered a major data breach.

 

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To better fight against cyberattacks - and subsequent data breaches - companies should conduct cyber vulnerability risk assessments and penetration testing. Just a few years ago, these types of activities were seen as luxuries that very few companies engaged in, but now business leaders must look to ensure their networks are secure.

 

Cybercriminals are extremely opportunistic and look for any opportunity they can manipulate for their benefit:

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Obama wants an open debate regarding encryption security

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

President Barack Obama claims he supports strong computer data encryption more than many law enforcement agencies, though sided with them regarding the need to keep the public safe.

 

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To help address the issue, Obama wants a "public conversation" to discuss encryption and security efforts.

 

"And so this is a public conversation that we should end up having," Obama told Re/code. "I lean probably further in the direction of strong encryption than some do inside of law enforcement. But I am sympathetic to law enforcement because I know the kind of pressure they're under to keep us safe. And it's not as black and white as it's sometimes portrayed."

 

The US government and police authorities want access to smartphones and tablets, using everything from fear tactics, threats, and national security claims.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Microsoft has had its Windows 10 Technical Preview out for the PC now for a while, but it looks like it's time for the smartphone world to see the release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

 

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Select Lumia-branded handsets can have the Windows 10 Technical Preview installed, with the Lumia 630, 635, 636, 638, 730 and 830 smartphones be the only ones capable of having it installed. The flagship Windows Phone-based handsets in the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 are not capable of having the Technical Preview installed, which is a shame. This latter two smartphones reportedly can't handle Windows 10 because of the very tight OS partitions.

 

So if you've got one of the aforementioned Lumia handsets, you can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview from the Windows Insider Program page after signing up for an account.

Samsung wants to invest $3.6 billion into OLED panel production

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

After a not-so-great year with the Galaxy S5 smartphone and its sales, Samsung is wanting to offset those loses by investing a huge $3.6 billion into OLED panel production, where it hopes other manufacturers will buy more of its components, and new OLED screens.

 

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A spokesperson for Samsung Display spoke with Reuters, where they said that a new production line will be manufacturing small and medium-sized OLED panels that would make their way into smartphones, tablets and other small devices - VR headsets, for example. The large investment will take place over the next three years or so.

 

But it's not just Samsung that is investing into the future of OLED panel production, with its South Korean rival LG spending around $915 million on its TV-sized OLED panel production this year, after it cited increased demand. LG has already spent $726 million on OLED production, too.

Researchers claim finding love online is all to do with your name

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Research results have recently been published by scientists from the Queen Mary University of London, claiming that the earlier the first letter of your first name starts in the alphabet - the more likely you are to find love online.

 

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This study claims that if your first name starts with any letter between A and M, you're in luck. This information has been published in the Evidence Based Medicine journal and made aware to us by News.com.au.

 

"A always comes first. People are drawn to those at the top of any listing," claims professor Khalid Khan, further adding "applied to online dating this means that those at the top of the listing get first bite of the attention from potential love-interests and so have a higher chance of being matched." Still not convinced? Khan also mentioned that "the findings are not limited to dating. Amazon and Apple, successful companies, begin with A."

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Spotify has gone full stalker mode - here's the songs you have sex to

By: Chris Smith | More News: Apps | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Gone are the days of Barry White and Marvin Gaye's sexual healing - Spotify has gone completely stalker mode and compiled 2.5 million user playlists together with "sex" in the title.

 

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Low and behold, this is apparently the music we're listening to while 'bumping uglies' - how many of these songs ring true for you?

 

Move over Diana Ross, Hozier is number one now - apparently.

 

Take a look at the compiled list within the full story.

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