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It looks like there were only 12,000 'real' women on Ashley Madison

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Aug 28, 2015 4:25 am

Well then. According to the information scraped from Ashley Madison's database, it looks like as much as 95% of their members were male. But now The Impact Team has gone through the dumped data, with quite the revelation: just 12,000 of the 5.5 million women on the site were 'real'.




Out of the 37 million accounts, 31 million were men and 5.5 million were women. But this is where The Impact Team and their look into the data gets juicier. After speaking with a data scientist, the publication began comparing male and female profiles, looking for certain patterns. Looking at members' e-mail addresses pointed towards a few very obvious accounts, such as, and so on. When the IP addresses were checked, it showed that 80,000 or more accounts were created locally, within the company.


But the biggest anomaly of them all is that there were unusual last names for hundreds of accounts, but there's the biggest glaring fact: just 1,492 women checked their messages on the site. Comparing 1,492 women checking their messages, against the 20 million men who checked their accounts, we can see that there is a big disparity in the sexes there. Just 2,400 women started a conversation using the chat system on Ashley Madison, compared to the 11 million men that used the chat feature.

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Tomb Raider goes mobile with turn-based puzzle game 'Lara Croft Go'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 28, 2015 2:52 am

Square Enix has taken an interesting turn in the Tomb Raider franchise by unveiling Lara Croft Go, which is a turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices. We have a video on Lara Croft Go below.



Lara Croft Go has players swiping to advance Croft through each course, with gamers having to survey their environments before taking their next move. Gamers must think about different paths, switches, enemies, and much more. Each move has Croft into a new position, with plenty of hazards to keep Croft on her toes.


Enemies can only be defeated when they're approached from specific angles, or from a distance with the use of projectile-based weapons. The game also visually looks beautiful, with a totally different look to the usually quite good looking Tomb Raider games.


Better yet, Lara Croft Go is just $4.99 and is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

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Dell unveils a new 27-inch QHD G-Sync monitor, priced at $799

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 28, 2015 1:17 am

Dell has just unveiled its latest monitors, with one of them featuring NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. Starting with the Dell S2716DG, with it being the company's first gaming-grade display.




The Dell S2716DG is a 27-inch monitor with the QHD resolution of 2560x1440, and the beautiful refresh rate of 144Hz mixed with G-Sync. The monitor includes a bunch of other goodies, such as tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustment. Connectivity wise you're covered, with Dell providing DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.0 upstream and line-out/headphone out.


The second, less exciting model is the SE2716H and is Dell's first curved display. Dell hasn't rolled out the specifications on the SE2716H just yet, but it does feature two 9W speakers and a thin bezel. As for pricing, the S2716DG with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology is $799.99 while the SE2716H is priced at $399.99. Dell will be offering up the G-Sync model on October 20, while the SE2716H will be available on September 15.

'The Iron Giant' theatrical re-release gets first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 28, 2015 12:25 am

Despite bombing at the box office on it's initial release in 1999, Brad Bird's 'The Iron Giant' has gone on to become a beloved modern animated classic with a quiet, but dedicated cult following. After years of talk, the film will finally receive a small theatrical re-release exclusive to Fathom Events as a 'signature edition' with two newly animated scenes.



If you're in the United States you can book tickets now, while other fans will have to wait it out just a little for a Blu-ray and digital release in the fourth quarter. Not only that, but superfans can also splurge $300 for a deluxe action figure from Mondo.

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Apple already putting pressure on Fitbit in wearables market

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Aug 27, 2015 8:40 pm

Apple has made its first appearance in the wearables market, and is already within striking distance of No. 1 company Fitbit, according to IDC. Apple shipped 3.6 million units during the second quarter of 2015, trailing Fitbit by just 0.8 million units - with the wearables market getting a whopping 223 percent year-over-year growth, increasing from 5.6 million units up to 18.1 million units.




Fitbit leads with 24.3 percent market share, with Apple (19.9 percent), Xiaomi (17.1 percent), Garmin (3.9 percent), and Samsung (3.3 percent) in the top five. It looks like Fitbit needs a drastic boost to keep its overall market lead, as Apple clearly took wearables by storm.


"Anytime Apple enters a new market, not only does it draw attention to itself, but to the market as a whole," said Ramon Llamas, research manager for wearables at IDC. "Its participation benefits multiple players and platforms within the wearables ecosystem, and ultimately drives total volumes higher.

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Charge ALL the Things With a 4-Port USB Hub

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:40 pm




It's 2015 and you're still charging your devices one at a time? Unacceptable. Step into modern-day convenience with the MOTA four-port USB 3.0 hub, now $18 at TweakTown Deals.


Use the MOTA to charge four USB-compatible devices simultaneously-smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and more. The thin, compact design fits easily into a pocket or bag so you have backup power every day, and it even has LED light that let you know when your device is powered and ready for use. Plus, there's built-in overcharge protection, so your devices are safe from power surges.




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Trying to prevent drones from dropping contraband into prisons is hard

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Drones | Posted: Aug 27, 2015 7:40 pm

The latest effort to fly a drone loaded with contraband into a state prison was thwarted by police, after an incident in Maryland between two suspects and at least one prisoner.




The two men were reportedly flying a drone with a cargo of tobacco, drugs and pornography into the Western Correctional Institution.


Trying to crack down on drones smuggling contraband is extremely difficult, especially with smaller drones that can be disguised to look like birds, for example. Also, the distribution of tobacco, marijuana, and narcotics inside of prisons helps fund prison gangs - and violence - so it's a major problem that corrections officials hope to eliminate quickly.

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No Star Wars Battlefront Xbox One bundle, EA confirms

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Aug 27, 2015 6:40 pm

If you're a Microsoft Xbox One gamer looking for a possible Star Wars Battlefront bundle, you're out of luck. It looks like the custom bundle is only available for the Sony PlayStation 4, which will launch on November 19.




In a Q&A on the EA website, news regarding a possible Star Wars Xbox One bundle was shot down: "The exclusive console for Star Wars Battlefront is limited to PlayStation 4." Pre-orders for the bundles will be announced soon. Pricing information also hasn't been released just yet.


Star Wars Battlefront is scheduled for release on November 17, and will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Razer offers Aussie LoL fans a ticket for worldwide travel

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 27, 2015 5:34 pm

In a bid to win over the fanatical League of Legends audience, Razer has up for grabs three spots in its Australian and New Zealand Golden Ticket Competition. The top prize will see the three winners flown to the League of Legends world Championship Semi-Finals in Belgium and the finals in Germany.




If these travel tickets aren't enough to get you excited, the winners will also receive Razer peripherals and one-on-one time with Razer sponsored professional gamers and celebrities.


The competition began back in July 2015 and is set to finish on the 30th of September. To enter you must purchase a Razer product and enter your details into this website.

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CCleaner hits Windows 10, helping users clear junk out of their system

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 27, 2015 4:31 pm

One of the most popular computer cleaning programs on the market is Piriform's CCleaner and in recently issued news, this program has just hit v5.09, marking itself as completely Windows 10 optimized.




Initially released for Windows 10 last month, Piriform has now ironed out the bugs with this 5.09 update, ensuring a smooth operating experience. Now optimized for Windows 10 64-bit operating systems and with the ability to clean out the new Edge browser, 5.09 further comes with Windows 10 registry support.


The interface is now reportedly more responsive and further changes are currently in the pipeline to be implemented in coming months.

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