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Watch Dogs PC specs revealed, requires a grunty CPU and 8GB of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

We already heard that Watch Dogs will require a 64-bit OS and some beefy hardware, but now we have some specific hardware requirements for Ubisoft Montreal's open-world hacking [hopefully] masterpiece.

 

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You'll need at a minimum, an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 at 2.6GHz, or AMD's Phenom II X4 940 at 3GHz. Ubisoft does recommend much higher specs, where it would like to see you use an Intel's Core i7-3770 running at 3.5GHz, or AMD's FX-8350 X8 processor clocked at 4GHz. When it comes to RAM, you'll need 6GB minimum, and for GPUs, Ubisoft's minimum requirements for Watch Dogs is an NVIDIA GeForce GX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 with at least 1GB of VRAM.

 

When it comes to recommended GPUs, you'll need an NVIDIA GeForce GX 560 Ti or AMD's Radeon HD 7850. Storage wise, you better have over 25GB free to install Watch Dogs - not bad considering Titanfall requires a mammoth 48GB.

 

You can pre-order Watch Dogs through Steam right now, for $59.99 - it will be made available on May 27.

Nine-month-old accused of attempted murder in Pakistan

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

It's not everyday that a nine-month-old baby gets accused of attempted murder, but this is exactly what has happened to a young boy in Pakistan. Mohammad Musa, just eight months old, along with his father and other members of his family, were booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials in the world-class Ahata Thanedaran neighborhood in February.

 

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Inspector Kashif Muhammad attended the alleged crime scene, and has since February 1, been suspended. He wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder. The eight-month-old boy was required to attend court with his father, where he was held on his father's shoulder, after which he was fed milk from a bottle while his father was answering reporters' questions.

 

The 50-year-old father of the boy said: "Everyone in the court was saying 'How can such a small child be implicated in any case'? What kind of police do we have?" The problem is, Pakistan's minimum age of criminal responsibility is 12, which was raised from seven last year - except for cases involving terrorism.

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The latest trailer to Godzilla looks incredible

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

If you haven't seen the trailers to the upcoming Godzilla movie, you really need to check them out. The latest trailer - which we've embedded below - looks absolutely incredible, but don't watch it if you don't want certain parts of the movie spoiled.

 

 

You get more of a look at Godzilla in this latest 'Extended Look,' as well as more of the storyline involving Bryan Cranston. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Alien: Isolation to include original sound recordings from the movie

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Alien: Isolation is shaping up incredibly well so far, but the developer behind the game has something to brag about: it has access to the original sound recordings from the Ridley Scott directed 'Alien', and they have also worked with musicians who worked with Alien's composer, Jerry Goldsmith.

 

 

This doesn't mean that Alien: Isolation will have sounds just from the movie, there will also be original sound and music used. The sound engine itself will recognize when a player is hiding from the alien, making the sound more intense. The Creative Assembly seems to be creating the perfect storm of an Alien game, something that is needed after the mess that was Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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Blizzard sells 2.7 million copies of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Blizzard launched the first expansion for Diablo III on March 25, where Reaper of Souls has now sold over 2.7 million copies online and with retailers across the world since it launched.

 

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Mike Morhaime, co-founder and CEO of Blizzard, talked about Reaper of Souls, where he said the developer wanted to make sure that the expansion pack included everything Diablo gamers have always loved about the series. This includes countless look, and its dark gothic setting. Reaper of Souls includes a new act that takes place in Westmarch, a new playable character known as The Crusader, updated loot rewards, increased level cap, all-new class skills and abilities, replayable content from Bounties and Nephalem Rifts, a new Adventure Mode and the all new Mystic Artisan.

bitcoin is slowly but surely going mainstream with consumers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

The bitcoin cryptocurrency has hit a few bumps in the road, but consumers now find it easier to make purchases and spend their bitcoins online. Silicon Valley startup companies are going beyond simply trying to mine and own bitcoins, and want to focus on apps and services for consumers to use.

 

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The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently ruled that bitcoins are property, not a real currency, while other countries are struggling how to deal with the digital currency.

 

"It's all about to change over the next 12 to 24 months," said Marshall Hayner, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur hoping to bank on bitcoin with a QuickCoin app. "We are going to see all kinds of people adopt it. It's going to power transactions on the Internet."

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One-third of phishing attacks aimed at financial institutions

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

One-third of all phishing attacks launched in 2013 targeted global financial institutions, and the attempts are getting even better, according to security company Kaspersky Lab.

 

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Customer information is a valuable commodity to cybercriminals, with the ability to steal identities, transfer money from accounts, and financially ruin victims. Cybercriminals enjoy using the brand names and logos of well-known companies, making it easier to lure users into clicking fraudulent links.

 

"Phishing attacks are so popular because they are simple to deploy and extremely effective," said Sergey Lozhkin, Kaspersky Lab Senior Security Researcher, in a press statement. "It is often not easy for even advanced Internet users to distinguish a well-designed fraudulent site from a legitimate page, which makes it even more important to install a specialized protection solution."

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North Korea names its space program 'NADA,' but this isn't April Fools

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

North Korea and its shiny new space program have an updated logo, which seems heavily influenced from the NASA logo, along with a rather amusing new acronym.

 

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The National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA), whose acronym spells out the Spanish word for "nothing," will not be used for weapons development, North Korea claims.

 

"The National Aerospace Development Administration is the country's central guidance institution organize all the space development projects," the country said in a press release. "Its mission is to put into practice the idea and principle of the DPRK government to develop the space [sic] for peaceful purpose."

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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says Edward Snowden is no traitor

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Former CIA intelligence analyst Ray McGovern believes Edward Snowden isn't a traitor to the United States, nor is he a hero.

 

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McGovern discussed how Snowden didn't appreciate a "clear violation of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution," which is one of the reasons the data disclosures were made public. Also, the former CIA analyst noted that National Intelligence Director James Clapper didn't face punishment for lying under oath in front of Congress.

 

"He's a patriot," McGovern recently said during a speech at Missouri Southern State University. "He took his oath seriously. He took the Constitution seriously."

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Music copyright holders sue Russian social networking site for piracy

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

The top social media network in Russia is now being sued by Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music, with vKontakte accused of "deliberately facilitating piracy on a large scale."

 

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Each of the top three music labels filed individual suits against vKontakte, spearheaded by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). In 2012, the social media site made $172 million in advertising revenue, but didn't pay the IFPI for copyrighted music shared through the site.

 

vKontakte says it allows copyright holders to submit removal requests of any content that violates copyright rules, but IFPI officials noted the process is too cumbersome. Both the US government and copyright holders have believed vKontakte provides large-scale music piracy - originally launched in 2006, vKontakte has 143 million global users, and 88 million Russian members.

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