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These Corsair K65 RGB keyboard replacement keycaps are amazing

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:18 pm

Posted on YouTube by Water_Cool_Fool you can get your very own set of Corsair K65 RGB keycaps from Amazon but they're currently listed as out of stock.

 

 

This video helps show off the might of what is current keyboard modding. The addition of several peripheral companies making further steps into RGB development has certainly seen focus stray away from 256 million membrane keyboards with copious macros and more so towards keyboards with extended lighting options and keycap customization - much like a chassis!

 

There's nothing left to say but, enjoy.

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North Korean's exposed to the world through smuggled media devices

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:01 pm

Some North Korean residents have been reportedly using Chinese media players worth $50 to watch smuggled information about the outside world in the form of TV, news and movies. Named 'notels' or 'notetels,' these devices contain USB and SD card support alongside live radio and TV capabilities.

 

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To keep the device running, you can charge them through the help of a car battery which is explained by Gizmodo as helpful due to North Korea's unreliable electricity infrastructure.

 

With 18,000 units smuggled across the border by a single man and North Korean defector named Lee Seok-young, he told Reuters in an interview about the importance of these products and how the end-users are getting around authorities questioning their practice: "To avoid getting caught, people load a North Korean DVD while watching South Korean dramas on a USB stick, which can be pulled out. They then tell the authorities, who feel the heat from the notel to check whether or not it has been recently used, that they were watching North Korean films."

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Aussie underdog CS:GO team Vox Eminor loses a player

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:44 pm

We've talked about these Aussie battlers before as they caused a global upset by taking down 3DMAX, ESC Gaming and Dignitas to qualify for the latest ESL tournament.

 

 

In sad news, Azad "topguN" Orami is the second ever person to depart from their active roster, quoting life commitments are now taking over as a priority.

 

Quoted as "the spiritual backbone of the team," the ex-CGS player was well known for his witty humor and amazing Desert Eagle plays.

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Jackman to play X-men's Wolverine just once more

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:05 pm

X-Men character Wolverine might be immortal, but the actor that has portrays him for the last 16 years; Australian Hugh Jackman is not. Now, the 46 year old has taken to Twitter to confirm that the next X-Men film to include him - the sequel to the 2013 Tokyo set 'The Wolverine' will sadly be his last.

 

 

The last time Jackman played the character was in last year's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', but he is not due to appear in the that film's sequel 'X-Men: Apocalypse' which Jennifer Lawrence has also confirmed will be the last time she'll play rogue mutant Mystique.

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Russia announces plans to create new space station with NASA, others

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:25 pm

Russia said it will work with NASA and other partner space programs to develop a next-generation space station, after the International Space Station (ISS) is retired in 2024. It's possible the ISS could be utilized for additional time past 2024, but decisions will be made on projects underway close to the deadline.

 

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The announcement was made alongside NASA administrator Charles Bolden at a Russian launchpad in Kazakhstan.

 

"Roscosmos together with NASA will work on the program of a future orbital station," said Igor Komarov, head of the Roscosmos space agency, told Interfax. "We agreed that the group of countries taking part in the ISS project will work on the future project of a new orbital station."

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The F-35 JSF continues to destroy taxpayer dollars at alarming rate

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:40 pm

The escalating cost of the already expensive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) increased $4.3 billion in 2014 alone - as the project already racked up more than $113 billion than original expected costs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discovered.

 

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The US Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy all will have F-35 aircraft designed to one day replace legacy fighter jets. However, the F-35 designed for the USMC won't be operational until this summer, if all goes according to plan, while the Navy won't receive aircraft until 2018.

 

"Affordability is our number one priority, making the F-35 affordable... there's been a lot of improvements and a lot of changes," said Joe DellaVedova, Pentagon F-35 program spokesperson, when asked by ABC News regarding major cost issues. "We have done a lot to reduce the cost of the program... it is going to be able to deliver on the capabilities that the warfighter is going to need."

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Dota 2: The International tickets sell out in just 10 minutes

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:16 pm

It took less than 10 minutes for tickets to the second wave of The International, the Dota 2 championship tournament, to sell out after going on sale. Amazingly, both waves of tickets were completely sold out in only 10 minutes. All tickets were general admission and cost $99 each.

 

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The International takes place August 3 to August 8 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

 

The event last year took less than one hour to sell out - and as eSports continues a strong resurgence, it wasn't surprising that tickets only lasted a few minutes in 2015.

PayPal adjusting strategy, needs to close the gap in mobile payments

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 3:35 pm

Google, Apple and other companies want to grab control of the mobile payments market, and there is suddenly a lot of competition. PayPal, which is preparing to spin off from eBay, is looking for options in an evolving mobile payments system - and could push its own mobile wallet while working on it increasing its own payment infrastructure.

 

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PayPal has worked on digital wallets, mobile payments and its own point-of-sale (POS) terminal for years, but must adapt to changing times. The company powers transactions for Airbnb, Uber, Houzz and others, working relatively quietly and out of the public spotlight.

 

"While other vendors need to gain consumers' trust, PayPal needs to come first of mind when it comes to mobile, as I do not think your average users naturally think of them," said Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel, in a statement published by The Street.

Xtube porn website compromised, infecting users with malware

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 2:40 pm

The Xtube adult entertainment porn website, a top 800-ranked website in the United States, appears to have recently suffered a malware infection. Hackers have injected malicious code directly into Xtube, and visitors are being redirected with rotating domains towards an exploit landing page.

 

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"Contrary to a malvertising issue where the problem is external, XTube admins need to look at their own server to identify the issue," said Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, in a statement to SCMagazine.com. "Based on what we saw, this [is] a dynamic infection that injects [a] malicious iFrame 'on-demand.' In other words this is not hardcoded in the page's source code, but added on-the-fly."

 

Porn websites are popular targets for cybercriminals due to high amounts of Web traffic, with RedTube recently suffering an issue earlier in 2015. Towards the end of 2015, another popular adult website, xHamster, also suffered a successful malvertising campaign.

Report: DARPA working on better alternative to GPS technology

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 1:17 pm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is known for sometimes outlandish project ideas, is reportedly very interested in developing an alternative to GPS. The US government wants a more dependable real-time position tracking technology, seeking something that is unable to be jammed and won't have blind spots.

 

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The new system will be able to track position more effectively, along with increased time and direction of motion. To contribute, DARPA is working on new self-calibrating gyroscopes, accelerometers, and high-precision clocks - and wants to create real-time tracking technologies.

 

"The need to be able to operate effectively in areas where GPS is inaccessible, unreliable or potentially denied by adversaries has created a demand for alternative precision timing and navigation capabilities," DARPA has noted.

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