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Fearing legal issues, The Sports Torrent Network has shuttered

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

A police warning has led to the closure of The Sports Torrent Network, a popular file sharing website with more than 20,000 members. TSTN often linked to soccer, NHL hockey, Formula 1 races, and other popular European sporting events, though didn't want to suffer the wrath of potential legal issues from the British government and copyright holders.


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In addition to thousands of dollars in fines, site operators also could have faced up to 10 years in prison if found guilty for copyright-related crimes.


"Pipcu has the lawful right to pursue action against you and against the website in order to prevent, detect and disrupt criminal activity," according to a warning issued by the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.

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Toshiba debuts the world's fastest UHS-II microSD cards

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

Today, Toshiba announced the launch of the world's fastest microSD cards. The new Toshiba microSD UHS-II 32GB and 64GB microSD cards were built with 4K2K video in mind, and are capable of achieving maximum read speeds of up to 260MB/s and write speeds up to 240MB/S making them the fastest microSD cards on the planet.


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To gain maximum performance users will need to purchase the new UHS-II 32GB microSD card from Toshiba, with the larger 64GB card boasting a slower speed of 140MB/s read and 130MB/s write. None-the-less, these new UHS-II cards perform more than 2.7 times faster than their previous UHS-I counterparts. Toshiba says that it will begin shipping samples to smartphone and device manufacturers soon, and the retail launch will take place later this year.

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Meb Keflezighi is first American to win Boston Marathon in 31 years

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Sport | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

American Meb Keflezighi, an extremely popular athlete among distance runners, won the 2014 Boston Marathon, ending a winless drought for the United States dating back to 1983. The Eritrean-American won first overall with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds, finishing 11 seconds clear of Kenya's Wilson Chebet.


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"It was not about me... it was about Boston Strong," Keflezighi said after crossing the finish line, paying his respects to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing last year. "We are resilient; we never gave up. My whole run is to run strong - Boston strong."


Keflezighi, a former winner of the New York City Marathon and an Olympic silver medalist, had control of the race - capturing the moral support of US running enthusiasts - as the 38-year-old looked incredibly strong from start to finish.

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Researchers warn that military satellite systems at risk of hacking

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Researchers have found severe vulnerabilities in satellite systems manufactured by some of the largest military contractors, which could lead to military operations being disrupted and interruption of flight-safety communications.


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The IOActive security consultant group found vulnerabilities in software and ground-based satellites made by US, UK, United Arab Emirates, and Japanese satellite manufacturers.


"CERT-UK is aware of the report and expects all vendors to work to patch security vulnerabilities they are informed of," according to a British cabinet office spokesperson in a statement to the Guardian. It is important that organizations know what technologies they use and check that they are updated regularly in order to receive critical security patches."

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Strange creature spied on Apple Map satellite image

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

If you peruse satellite images much via Google maps or Apple Maps, you will run across some strange things. One of the oddest images has turned up recently and is claimed to be an image from Apple Maps. The image is of a lake south of Dores, Scotland.


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Some people are saying that what appears to be a giant creature in the image is actually the Loch Ness monster. It looks like a catfish to me hovering near the surface of the water. This is most likely a hoax, but it is interesting.

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Quentin Tarantino says he is rewriting The Hateful Eight script

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

I have been a fan of Quentin Tarantino flicks since I was a kid. I was mad when the script to The Hateful Eight leaked online because Tarantino said he wasn't going to make the film after that leak. If you felt the same way, you will be glad to hear that Tarantino is now backing away from that "I won't make the movie" remark.


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Tarantino was at the United Artists Theater in LA recently and he had some of his pals that have been in his movies over the years with him. He and actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, and others read the entire leaked script for The Hateful Eight. The reading took 3.5 hours according to reports.

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Ford shows off 2015 Mustang GT line lock feature

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Ford is getting ready to launch the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang soon and this is one of the most significant redesign of the Pony car since it was introduced. For the first time, all models of the Mustang will have independent rear suspension. Ford is also giving the car some new tech on the inside as well.


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We know that the Mustang GT will have launch control to help people launch the car without excess wheel spin. We also know that the car will have the first factory line lock in the industry. A line lock is a feature that locks the front brakes of the car so the driver can do a burnout.

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Weibo reveals ASUS' Z97 Motherboard lineups

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Information about ASUS motherboard with upcoming Intel Z97 Chipset was leaked in a China based website. According to the information, ASUS is preparing to release six new motherboards with LGA 1150 socket.


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The motherboard models are Maximus VII Hero, Maximus VII Gene, Z97 Sabertooth Mark 1, Z97 Deluxe, Z97-WS and Maximus VII Ranger.


The information also provides the specifications and features that ASUS have implemented on the respected models of the motherboards. As one would expect, the enthusiast class motherboards will be with an array of overclocking features.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 available at MetroPCS without contract

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Anyone looking for a new smartphone without having to get a contract may be familiar with MetroPCS. MetroPCS is a pre-paid carrier and it has monthly plans that are significantly cheaper than normal providers. MetroPCS has announced that it has now added the Samsung Galaxy S5 to its line of smartphone offerings.


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You have to buy the smartphone outright to begin with, and it's not cheap. The Galaxy S5 costs $649 plus tax. The upside is that you can cancel your plan anytime you want and service with unlimited talk, text, and data starts at $40 monthly.

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Nokia and Microsoft to finalize acquisition deal on April 25th, 2014

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

In just four days, one of the biggest names in mobile communication will cease to exist as we know it for ever. Today Nokia announced that it would be finalizing the acquisition deal with Microsoft on April 25th. This deal began back in September of 2013 when Microsoft announced that it had begun the acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division for $7.2 billion, and would take over Nokia's mobile phone business in 2014.


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"The completion of this acquisition follows several months of planning and will mark a key step on the journey towards integration. This acquisition will help Microsoft accelerate innovation and market adoption for Windows Phones. In addition, we look forward to introducing the next billion customers to Microsoft services via Nokia mobile phones," Microsoft said in a statement.

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