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Nikon announces plans to replace D600 DSLRs with D610

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Cameras | Posted: Mar 29, 2014 2:25 am

Many Nikon D600 DSLR users complained about multiple granular black spots which were reflected on the images captured by the camera. The amount of complaints increased tremendously, leaving no choice but to offer replacement of these DSLRs with D610.

 

Nikon D600 seem to have multiple defects and bugs, according to the source, and the issue was not only sensor dust. It was reported that there was dust accumulation because of the oil on the sensor.

 

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On February 2013, Nikon issues a service advisory, though it claimed that the dust issue was present in 'some rare cases'. It was also alleged that Nikon resold D600 with the dust issue which were returned to the company as refurbished cameras rather than fixing the defect. Replacing the DSLR's shutter assembly allegedly didn't fix the issue either, and excessive oil and dust spots were clearly visible in the pictures.

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Watch the first trailer of new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:01 pm

Cowabunga!

 

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Only 24 years after the original movie hit the big screen, a teaser trailer for the newest "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie has been released. There is a star-studded cast, but most of you probably only care about Megan Fox starring as reporter April O'Neil, with Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Shredder, and Splinter all returning. The film is scheduled for release on August 8.

 

Here is the trailer:

 

 

Since the hit movie series, our favorite turtles have been on TV shows, video games, plastered on clothing apparel, accessories, and a wide assortment of other products - but a new movie seemed like something that wasn't probable. However, sure to bring back some nostalgic memories, especially among early Generation Y folks, as we've hoped for a true modern adaptation to the movie.


It's been several months, but the new Kinect for Windows is here

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Its been more than half a year since we first got a glimpse at the next-generation Kinect motion sensor from Microsoft. During its unveiling, no mention was made of a PC version. This left makers, and kinect enthusiast wondering if there would even be a PC version of the new Kinect.

 

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Today Microsoft answered those questions by finally unveiling the PC version of the Kinect, and for the most part it is identical to its Xbox One counterpart. The differences lie in the way the Kinect connects to the PC, which is handled through a new connection hum. The hub is designed to connect the sensor to the PC via USB 3.0, as well as providing a place to plug in a power brick. Furthermore, the Xbox logo is gone, and the power button has the universal power logo on it. While the sensor is not yet available for purchase, Microsoft says that it is close to launch and will arrive soon.

Former president Jimmy Carter would consider pardoning Edward Snowden

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 7:47 pm

Former president Jimmy Carter recently said he would give former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a pardon if he was convicted in the United States.

 

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"If he was found guilty and sentenced to death, I would certainly consider pardon," Carter recently said in an interview, though admitted he doesn't have "the information President Obama has about what damage has been done to our security apparatus."

 

Carter has shown his displeasure regarding the NSA's snooping behavior in the past, even saying he mails letters via U.S. Postal Service if he wants to correspond with someone privately.

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Visa and Target say breach hasn't led to a large amount of fraud

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 6:43 pm

Despite more than 40 million credit and debit card accounts stolen by cybercriminals inside of Target's network, the amount of real-world fraud has been minimal, Target and Visa recently stated. Specifically for Visa accounts, there has been $2 million in fraud, according to Target officials, as the company promised to undergo internal reform.

 

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Target continues to suffer backlash following the breach, especially after reports that the company ignored warnings from its internal IT team.

 

"As long as we continue to have a guest lens and use that data for the value of our guest, we're in a good place," said John Mulligan, Target Chief Financial Officer, in an interview. "We need to continue to invest and make it better. That's the challenge for us."

 

Despite Visa and Target reporting a low number of actual fraud cases, the retailer has been hit with class-action lawsuits from customers and banks.

Cut the Rope 2 finally launches on Android after months on iOS

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Apps | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 6:22 pm

Its been a few months since Cut the Rope 2 was released on iOS by its developer, ZeptoLab, and now the game is finally making its way to Android. Today Cut the Rope 2 was released to the Google Play Store and is available as a free download now. The game will be heading to the Kindle Fire line via Amazon App store next Monday as well.

 

 

Unlike its iOS counterpart, Cut the Rope 2 on Android is completely free, though it is still unclear whether or not the app will feature any micro-transactions to compensate for the loss of revenue. With today's release, ZeptoLab has also announced that the Cut the Rope franchise has also surpassed more than 500 million downloads, making it one of the most successful mobile games of all time.

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Oculus VR secures Valve's Michael Abrash as its new Chief Scientist

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:52 pm

Oh, you thought Oculus VR news was done for the week? Well, it just keeps on going, as the VR start up that will soon be operating under Facebook has just announced that it has Valve's Michael Abrash as its new Chief Scientist.

 

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Abrash is one of the key components in the world of VR, as he worked his magic in the early days of gaming with id Software, on the Xbox, and much more. Recently, he has been working with Valve on its VR and AR research and technologies. The Oculus VR blog has a lengthy post talking about it, something you need to definitely read.

KnowBe4: Human error still compromises companies, despite security

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:42 pm

Companies are desperate to try and keep employee data and customer records safe from cybercriminals, with varying levels of success, as sophisticated cyberattacks continue to target corporations.

 

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Although companies are increasingly taking security awareness training seriously, human error remains a major threat, even if IT security is properly implemented.

 

"The human factor is a leading source of security threats for today's IT manager," said Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, in a press statement. "To maintain security, every company should adopt the 'defense-in-depth' strategy and create a strong first layer that includes up-to-date security policies, procedures and security awareness training as this affects every aspect of an organization's security profile."

 

Although cybercriminals enjoy targeting end-users with malware - to compromise their personal information - stealing data from businesses can yield employee information, customer data, and large amounts of valuable data in a short amount of time.

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WD My Passport Pro is a bus powered Thunderbolt RAID external drive

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:12 pm

When it comes to external storage, there are a number of interfaces that a drive can use. They range from USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports to eSATA and Thunderbolt among others. WD has been making external storage solutions for a long time.

 

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WD has made drives in the past that use Thunderbolt for connectivity. The company has unveiled the new my Passport Pro that is the first drive to be bus powered and offer dual drives in one enclosure. On Mac computers, the drive has user selectable RAID functions.

 

The My Passport Pro is offered in 2TB and 4TB capacities. WD says that the new drive is the only bus powered dual drive offering on the market. It offers speeds of up to 233MB/s and can be set in RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations.

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Smartphone theft prevention act debate rages on in California

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 4:50 pm

The debate regarding a mandatory smartphone kill switch, proposed by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), with support from San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, has ignited a debate among consumers and security researchers.

 

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SB 962 is designed to help clamp down on the market for stolen devices in California, though smartphone manufacturers have been against similar efforts. If passed in California, the legislation could have major ramifications for other states trying to battle against the growing black market for stolen smartphones and tablets.

 

Although some are fighting the effort, some security experts and consumers approve of such legislation. Here is what Brent Hutfless, IT director for Austal USA, said in a recent blog post published via Tripwire:

 

"The premise of the bill is sound, the desire to reduce violence is both commendable and desirable, and despite carrier reluctance this technology already exists to some degree through current mobile device management solutions. Beyond the obvious benefit of reducing consumer costs associated with replacement devices, there is a potentially huge security implication, as this better positions the cell phone as a form of personal identity."

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