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First 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' trailer is here!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 11:08 pm

Early this week we got our first tease of Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', but now the studio has released the first look at the 2016 blockbuster in sweet, sweet high definition. So without any further ado...



Pitched not as a sequel to the 2013 Superman reboot 'Man of Steel', 'Batman v Superman' is more of a trojan horse for DC Comics and Warner Bros to introduce the Justice League, in order to better compete with the likes of 'The Avengers' and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be released in conventional cinemas, and IMAX screens on March 25th 2016 worldwide.

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Hacker group from China has launched coordinated attacks for a decade

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 6:28 pm

A hacker group with support from the Chinese government has operated for more than 10 years without being detected, able to compromise information from companies and reporters, according to FireEye. Many of the attacks started with social engineering, with victims unknowingly installing the Mysterious Eagle malware onto PCs - so the hacker group could remotely monitor and control the compromised systems.




The APT30 group has been in operation from 2004 and was able to collect information "about journalists, dissidents and political developments in relation to China targeting government and military organizations, and targeting economic sectors of interest to China's economy."


The Chinese government has long been accused of funding cybercriminal groups aimed at compromising western targets - much of the attention is focused on the US government and companies with US customers.

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Cybersecurity expert applauds work done by ethical hackers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 3:43 pm

Most headlines featuring hackers tend to focus on cybercriminals trying to breach security protocols for criminal gain - but there is a growing effort to support "white hat" hackers working in an ethnical manner to find security bugs.




"There are actually a lot of good hackers out there that are revealing vulnerabilities and bugs in technology that we all rely on," said Keren Elazari, analyst for GigaOM Research, while speaking during the Atlantic Security Conference, in a statement to CBC's "Mainstreet" program. "A lot of companies are still kind of reluctant to open their doors to hackers... that's something I'm trying to change."


Google, Facebook, Tesla, and other companies rely on so-called "bug bounty" programs that provide cash and other incentives for coders. It can be difficult for internal programmers to try to work out bugs and vulnerabilities in their own software, so having outside help can be critical.

Gartner: Security analytics could be crucial for breach detection

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 2:45 pm

Even with companies spending more on cybersecurity efforts, data security breaches are at an all-time high, the Gartner research group recently said.




However, these high-profile breaches are finally sounding alarm bells among C-level executives - and they may be desperate to spend money - but aren't really sure what they are buying and trying to implement.


The number of security information and event management (SIEM) solutions leads the way in regard to cybersecurity, collecting, saving and analyzing security data. However, trying to sort through all of that data remains rather confusing, but security analytics technology is maturing.

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Former Canadian spy boss says cyberattacks are a 'weapon of war'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Cybersecurity is a complicated issue that has serious ramifications for the United States and other countries that aren't focusing enough attention on the matter. More national governments are developing programs to attack political rivals, in an effort to steal information and cause data breaches.




"Cyber is a weapon of war," said Ray Boisvert, former head of intelligence for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), in a statement to The Register. "The NASDAQ and Home Depot hacks are examples of this."


There are around 60 countries involved in various forms of cyberespionage, including terrorist groups like Hezbollah, according to US assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, Eric Rosenbach. Boisvert thinks that number is accurate, though much of the attention is focused on Russia and China.

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AMD says it'll reveal its next-gen video cards next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 11:09 am

We have previously reported that AMD would be unveiling its next generation GPUs in Q2 2015, which ends on May 31st, but we've just heard some news during AMD's Q1 2015 conference call directly from AMD CEO Lisa Su herself.




During the call, Su said that AMD will talk about their upcoming graphics products launches "later this quarter", with Su reiterating that the company "would like to see some regain of share in both the desktop and the notebook business". As for AMD's plans for 2H 2015, Su had the following to say: "In the second half of the year, I think we would like to see our products take a strong position as well as hopefully the market gets stronger as well".

Cyanogen and Microsoft announce a strategic partnership

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 9:43 am

Cyanogen has announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft, something that would see the company "integrate popular Microsoft services across the Cyanogen Operating System".




The new partnership will see Cyanogen integrating and distributing Microsoft's consumer apps and services "across core categories, including productivity, messaging, utilities, and cloud-based services". The press release adds "As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will create native integrations on Cyanogen OS, enabling a powerful new class of experiences".


Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMaster, said: "People around the world use Cyanogen's operating system and popular Microsoft services to engage with what matters most to them on their mobile devices. This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world".


Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Microsoft, said: "We aspire to have our tools within arm's reach of everyone, to empower them in all aspects of their lives. This partnership represents another important step towards that ambition. We'll continue to deliver world-class experiences across productivity and communications on Windows, and we're delighted that Cyanogen users will soon be able to take advantage of those same powerful services".

GTA V maxed out on triple 4K monitors requires 14GB of VRAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 7:35 am

Exclusive: We are knee deep in our benchmarking of Grand Theft Auto V, where we've benchmarked it on various VGA cards at 1920x1080 (1080p), 2560x1440 (1440p), 3840x2160 (4K) and even 6480x3840 (triple 4K).




During our testing, we were pushing our VRAM usage up to around 7GB or so, but it was when we had our triple Acer XB280HK monitors in NVIDIA's 4K Surround that we saw something that had our jaws drop: 14GB of VRAM was being used. Yes, Grand Theft Auto V at maxed settings at 6480x3840 with anti-aliasing enabled has the game using 14GB of VRAM, and beyond.

CD Projekt Red announces that The Witcher 3 has gone gold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 17, 2015 7:24 am

CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold, with the finished code being sent off for mass manufacturing for retail copies of the game.




Adam Badowski, CD Projekt Red's boss said: "We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game. From the corrupt nobles in Novigrad to ancient monsters lurking in deep forests, to the bustling cities, colorful ports and breathtaking vistas; all the people, all the places -- we literally spent tens of thousands of hours to turn all that into an adventure that will kick your ass and make you want to come for more. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold and will soon be yours".


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released on May 19 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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