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The race is on to help develop cybersecurity for Internet of Things

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 5 hours ago

There are more than 16 billion connected computing devices in use across the world today, with even more Things expected to utilize the Internet of Things (IoT) in the future.

 

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Cybersecurity experts are concerned about a large number of threats, with 83 percent worried about rogue or unauthorized devices operating undetected in their networks, according to a recent survey by Pwnie Express. To make matters even worse, 69 percent of cybersecurity professionals cannot access full wireless visibility of devices, so it's difficult to identify what is actually connected.

 

As more companies and users embrace IoT, there is concern that the Internet of Evil Things (IoET) will find countless vulnerabilities to exploit in the future.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 4 days, 8 hours ago

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Alien: Isolation developer announces Total War: Warhammer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 9 hours ago

Creative Assembly, the studio who released one of the most atmospheric games ever made last year in Alien: Isolation, has announced Total War: Warhammer. Total War: Warhammer is the third Total War game that the studio is working on right now, while they've just released Total War: Attila in February of this year.

 

 

The studio celebrated the news with a new cinematic trailer, which we've embedded above. The trailer teases that we can expect magic, monsters and flying beats, while providing players with turn-based campaign strategy and real-time tactical battles and letting you choose between various Warhammer factions.

 

With three Total War games in development right now, the announcement of Total War: Warhammer also includes the news of two additional standalone expansion packs. Announcing a third Total War game, and DLC at the same time, has allowed the studio to brag that all of this will "create the single largest Total War experience ever".

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Batman: Arkham Knight and Witcher 3 to receive post-release DX12 patch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 9 hours ago

With Microsoft reportedly releasing Windows 10 in July, according to AMD at least, what will be some of the first games to be upgraded with DX12 support?

 

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MSI has revealed that The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight will be some of the first games to receive DX12 support, something CD Projekt Red and Rocksteady Studios will provide through patches made available after they release their respective games. The news was revealed by MSI, and has been found on various forums like NeoGAF. Right now it's rumor territory, but with Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 being two of the hottest games this year, it wouldn't be surprising.

 

The motherboard and VGA company said: "The most exciting part of Windows 10 for gamers is the introduction of DirectX 12. You are likely to start seeing the benefits of the new graphics technology already in The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight and more games released later this year. Some CPU-bound games like MMO's are able get a performance bump of up to 50% according to Microsoft".

Google rumored to launch its wireless service as soon as this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 4 days, 13 hours ago

We've been hearing about Google's rumored wireless service for a little while now, but rumor has it that the Mountain View-based search giant may reveal its wireless service as soon as... tomorrow.

 

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The Wall Street Journal is the source of the rumor according to their sources, with the wireless service also working on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, and only on the Nexus 6 for now. The Google-powered network should be capable of switching between the two networks depending on which one is feeding your Nexus 6 with a stronger signal.

 

Customers will reportedly be able to pay for just the data they use, versus having to buy an allotted amount and then wasting it if they don't use it all by the end of the month. At Mobile World Congress last month, Google's Senior VP Sundar Pichai said: "We don't intend to be a carrier at scale. I think we're at the stage where we need to think of hardware, software, and connectivity together. We want to break down the barriers on how connectivity works".

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Tesla will unveil its home battery product on April 30

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 4 days, 16 hours ago

Tesla is hosting an even on April 30, where we have just been made aware that the company will be revealing its home battery, as well as a "very large" utility-oriented battery.

 

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We don't know much else other than that little bit of info, but we should see a home battery unveiled that will take in the power from your solar panels, and keep it to use for when the sun isn't shining, or at night. We don't know how Tesla will change things up, how much the cost will be, or anything outside of this news, but it is incredibly exciting to be just over a week from finding out.

DICE says Star Wars: Battlefront looks as good as it does now, on PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 17 hours ago

EA and DICE have been showing off quite a lot on Star Wars: Battlefront, with the more than impressive trailer displaying some astonishing visual chops. Well, according to DICE, this is how the game looks right now, on the PlayStation 4. To refresh your memory, here's the trailer.

 

 

DICE Producer Jesper Nielsen replied to a thread on Reddit about the trailer, where he said: "I don't like making hard guarantees. The game hasn't shipped yet. We're not done with it. But this is how it looks right now - on PS4 as well, yes". Reiterating on the trailer, Patrick Bach of DICE adds: "Of course there's some cinematic things we're doing that is hard to play, but we want to prove that we can make our own trailers in the engine that we're also making [the] game for. So we're not trying to trick anyone".

 

We do know quite a bit about Star Wars: Battlefront, which will be running at 60FPS on both the Xbox One and PS4. DICE won't be pushing Battlelog on Battlefront users, which is nice to hear.

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NVIDIA also teases DiRT 4 through its drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

Last week we reported that AMD spilled the beans on DiRT 4, which hasn't been officially announced yet, through its drivers. Well, it's a new week, and a new tease through drivers - this time, thanks to NVIDIA.

 

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NVIDIA's latest drivers include a 3D Vision profile for DiRT 4 which the company says is rated at "Excellent". To get there, DiRT 4 would have to be extensively tested through NVIDIA to get an "Excellent" rating through 3D Vision. Not only was there 3D Vision support, but the drivers tease an SLI profile for DiRT 4, too.

The final build of Project Cars blurs the lines of reality and gaming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

With Project Cars about to slide into gamers HDDs across the world, Slightly Mad Studios has pushed out one of the final builds of the game before it goes live next month.

 

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Reddit user "darkdeus" shared some images from this final build of Project Cars, which looks absolutely delicious. Check out the screenshots above, and below to make your jaw drop.

 

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Japan sets new world speed record with Maglev train

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

The land of the rising sun has long been the envy of the world for their amazing network of public transport infrastructure, headlined by the Shinkansen bullet trains that travel across the country at speeds upwards of 320 km/h. But as we know, Japan isn't one to sit on its technological laurels and now the country has been rewarded with a new world speed record.

 

 

According to BBC News, the countries experimental Maglev train has set a new record of 603 km/h in a stretch of test infrastructure near Mt Fuji. Japan Railway plans to introduce the Maglev service between Tokyo and the central city of Nagoya by 2027, but the tech doesn't come cheap, with estimates the infrastructure could cost as much as $100b, mainly because of the extensive network of new underground tunnels that are required.

 

And to think Australia has to deal mostly with buses. Sigh.

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