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Sony takes us on a journey of Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation platform

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 7:24 pm

Gearing up for the upcoming launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PlayStation Japan has launched a 2-minute "A history of METAL GEAR and PlayStation" video:



Since Metal Gear Solid was made available for the original PlayStation, there has been a Metal Gear Solid game available for each PlayStation home and mobile platform.


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is scheduled for launch on September 1, and will be available for the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Metal Gear Online will not launch until October 6 for console gamers and next January for PC gamers.

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Garmin launches VIRB X and VIRB XE action cameras in Australia

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Cameras | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 7:12 pm

GPS manufacturer Garmin has launched the VIRB X and VIRB XE next-generation action cameras, available to consumers in Australia.




The VIRB XE is able to record HD video at 1440p/30fps or 1080p/60fps with super slow motion, image stabilization and various zoom levels. Meanwhile, the VIRB X records HD video at 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps with slow motion and zoom.


Both cameras are waterproof up to 50 meters without an external case, and has the ability to capture crisp underwater shots. Both units support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ANT+, G-Metrix, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope.

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Thecus launches N7770-10G and N8880U-10G NAS units for businesses

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 6:56 pm

Thecus Technology has launched the 7-bay N7770-10G and 8-bay N8880U-10G NAS units, aimed at helping businesses increase their storage abilities.




The 10G NAS features Intel Core i3 (3.3 GHz), 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, and a 10G PCIe card - offering SATA drives with NAS stacking. Each unit has 6 USB 2.0 ports, and USB 2 x 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, with support for 3.5" and 2.5" SATA HDDs or SSDs.


Both the N7770-10G and N888U-10G run the Thecus OS5 software, a Web-based OS making advanced data management easier. More than 700 apps focused on data backup, content management, multimedia, and other critical business features are available in the Thecus App Center.

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Firefighters, safety officials still upset about private drone pilots

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Drones | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 6:45 pm

The number of drones interfering with air crews and firefighters continues to frustrate officials, and trying to stop the chaos is proving difficult. Some pilots are just regular people getting a unique angle of the action, while others are interested in selling footage to news stations.




"The most immediate and critical issue we face is the serious threat that these drones pose with the irresponsible use of them," said Ken Pimlott, chief of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, in a recent legislative committee meeting. "It is placing our air crews, our pilots, in immediate danger."


Recently, firefighters were forced to temporarily halt operations in Cajon Pass due to five drones flying in the general vicinity. In addition, there were other problems when a drone flew within 25 feet of a helicopter, causing a rightful panic among the aircraft's pilot.

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Skylake hits just under 7GHz on the new Intel Core i7 6700K processor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 2:12 pm

Intel only launched its Skylake-based Core i7-6700K processor just recently, with a professional overclocker already pushing it up to just under 7GHz, sitting at 6998.88MHz.




The achievement was done using an ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard, where Hong Kong overclocker Chi-Kui Lam used an engineering sample of the Core i7-6700K, an overclock of 74.9% from its stock frequency of 4GHz. G.SKILL provided the RAM chops with Ripjaws 4 DDR4 RAM, alongside a 1300W PSU. The processor was keeping cool under LN2, which is normally required for these insane CPU overclocks.


The Core i7-6700K at 6.9GHz was only on a single core, with the other three physical cores and the four Hyper-Threaded cores being disabled. So we're looking at a single-core 6.9GHz, which had its voltage cranked up to 1.88V, compared to the 1.2V on the stock CPU.

Silicon Valley readies for long battle with government over encryption

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 1:30 pm

The argument surrounding the use of encryption has placed tech companies and Internet users against national governments desperately trying to find ways to access data. President Barack Obama reportedly wants an open discussion with Silicon Valley leaders, but it looks like both sides aren't even close to coming to terms about encryption.




"We support the privacy rights of individuals," according to law enforcement officials in the United States, UK, Spain, and France. "But in the absence of cooperation from Apple and Google, regulators and lawmakers in our nations must now find an appropriate balance between the marginal benefits of full-disk encryption and the need for local law enforcement to solve and prosecute crimes. The safety of our communities depends on it."


However Google, Yahoo, and other tech companies are ready to fight for the rights of Internet users - and that means preventing government intrusion - and built-in backdoors for government and law enforcement access.

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Hackers compromising web ads, loving news and weather sites

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 12:25 pm

Popular websites like Drudge Report and posed a threat to visitors by serving poisoned Web ads, installing CryptoWall ransomware or ravaging victimized machines with adware. The problem spread to even more websites, with reports saying eBay,, wunderground, and other popular sites also posed a threat to site visitors.




"The same cybercrime lowlifes that infected the Yahoo website a few weeks ago have struck again, and were serving poisoned Web ads which either dropped CryptoWall ransomware or infected the PC with adware," said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4.


To block these types of infections, KnowBe4 recommends click-to-play mode for Adobe Flash - if not disabling it completely - and making sure anti-virus and anti-malware software is updated. Of course, educating employees on various forms of cybersecurity risks is an important step, which could at least alert them to potential problems.

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Intel wants to take over the world with killer robotic spiders

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 11:24 am

IDF 2015 - As we were walking through the halls of the Intel Developer Forum, we thought that Skynet had been born and that Intel was its creator.




The chipmaker had some awesome robotic spiders crawling around, with one looking like the spider mothership, while its smaller creations of sheer horror are under its command. Something to break up the pace of the super serious topics of IDF 2015.

HWBOT works with MSI on overclocking software for a few classic GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 19, 2015 11:03 am

One of the biggest GPU overclocking software comes from MSI in the form of Afterburner, with the video card and motherboard maker collaborating with overclocking organization HWBOT on the latest version of Afterburner Extreme - HWBOT Edition, which supports 'classic VGA cards'.




Afterburner Extreme is different to the normal Afterburner overclocking software, with Afterburner Extreme "takes things one step further allowing full control of voltages, facilitating seriously extreme overclocking at sub-zero temperatures", explains HWBOT. Now this 'extreme' version of Afterburner works on some of the big favorite cards from MSI, with their Hawk and Lighting series of video cards on both the NVIDIA and AMD sides of the fence.


Afterburner Extreme (ABX) as HWBOT explains was available "only to Extreme and Elite Overclockers on HWBOT and supported only current generation video cards. The new ABX HWBOT Edition adds support to a range of older cards and will be available to all HWBOT members. This allows the overclocking community to revisit classic VGA cards armed with the ultimate tweaking utility".


The new MSI Afterburner Extreme - HWBOT Edition can be downloaded here, weighing in at 35MB.

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