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Google rumored to expand its Fiber service into New York City

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 4 days, 14 hours ago

It looks like Google could be making its super-fast Fiber service available in New York City if a new job listing found by is anything to go by. They spotted a job listing for a Google Fiber Regional Sales Manager for New York.


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This position would see the candidate to "manage multiple teams that evangelize Google Fiber services to MDU (multi-dwelling apartments and condos) and large SMB owners". We've seen Google Fiber be a success in other parts of the United States, so it would be good to see Google make it happen in NYC.

Teenager slips into coma after his friend squeezed his testicles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: 4 days, 15 hours ago

A 17-year-old Dublin-based male has landed himself in a coma after his friend 'jokingly' squeezed his testicles, leading the teenager to suffer a heart attack at such a young age from teh sheer shock.


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Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Urologist and Director of San Diego's Sexual Medicine said that it's definitely possible to suffer a heart attack from such a thing, as the trauma can release massive amounts of adrenaline. He said: "Yes, the testicles are exquisitely sensitive to touch and there is a huge release of adrenalin when there is excessive force applied to these organs. Testicular pain is referred to the lower abdomen, mesenteric plexus, and causes men to stop abruptly what they are doing, lie on the ground, close their eyes and bend their knees. A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing".


A source close to the family has said that the attack wasn't intended to cause harm, and that it was just a joke: "A school teacher and one of the youths performed CPR at the scene before the emergency services came which could have saved the teen's life".

Samsung expects to ship 35 million Galaxy S5's in Q2 2014 alone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 days, 17 hours ago

The Galaxy S5 is here, with millions already enjoying their new flagship smartphone from Samsung, but just how many Galaxy S5 handsets does Samsung expect to ship in the next couple of months? 35 million - that's how many.


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According to The Korea Times, Samsung shipped 1.3 times as many Galaxy S5 smartphones in the first 24 hours of sales than the South Korean giant did with the S4 launch. Both investors and analysts are impressed with how well the S5 is selling, removing the fears they once had about market saturation or a shift away from Samsung.


One Senior Fund Manager spoke with The Korea Times, saying: "Against earlier expectations, the S5 was well-received by consumers in the global market. We don't have any plans to advise our big clients to unload their Samsung stock". According to insiders at Samsung, the company is hoping to ship over 35 million Galaxy S5 units by the end of Q2 2014.

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Mt. Gox founder not interested in visiting the US to answer subpoena

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles will not return to the United States to explain the company's demise, leading to bankruptcy, as he waits to investigate a subpoena issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network division.


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Karpeles has been ordered to speak during a testimony scheduled for Friday in Washington, D.C. A Japanese court was scheduled to discuss the issue, in case the U.S. asks for him to be turned over.


"Mr. Karpeles is now in the process of obtaining counsel to represent him with respect to the FinCEN subpoena," according to a legal filing. "Until such time as counsel is retained and has an opportunity to 'get up to speed' and advise Mr. Karpeles, he is not willing to travel to the U.S."

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Chinese government has no plans to slow down cyberattacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

The Chinese government is improving its cyberattack and cyberspying abilities, and western nations must work to improve their own cyberdefense, according to security researchers.


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The risk of cyberthreats continues to expand as criminals continue to find newer and more creative ways to compromise users.


"Cyberthreat actors are expanding the uses of computer network exploitation to fulfill an array of objectives, from the economic to the political," according to the report. "Threat actors are not only interested in seizing the corporate crown jewels but are also looking for ways to publicize their views, cause physical destruction and influence global decision makers. Private organizations have increasingly become collateral damage in political conflicts. With no diplomatic solution in sight, the ability to detect and respond to attacks has never been more important."

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Paul Walker's brothers to help fill in for 'Fast and Furious 7'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

As was expected, Paul Walker's character on 'Fast and Furious 7,' Brian O'Conner, will continue on, with producers choosing to use stunt doubles. What was recently learned, however, is that two of his brothers will help fill in the role.


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Walker's character has been an integral part of the 'Fast and Furious' movie series - and his brothers will help "fill in small gaps" during filming.


"We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family," according to the official movie Facebook page. "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."

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Google Glass XE16 is blasting out to Glass users right now

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

Google is now rolling out its XE16 software update for Google Glass, with the KitKat-powered update requiring Glass users to update to XE 12.1 first, after which the bigger, more important update bakes itself into Glass.


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In order to update your Glass unit, you'll need to be plugged into charge, over 50% of charge on Glass itself, an have Wi-Fi enabled. I'm currently updating my Glass unit, but it will reportedly take around 20 minutes or so for the update process to complete.

Snoop Dogg will announce your kills in new Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

Call of Duty: Ghosts' upcoming DLC will see Snoop Dogg as the announcer for multiplayer matches of Infinity Ward's first-person shooter. Snoop Dogg didn't write the lines, but he seems like a natural at speaking them.



The new Snoop Dogg-enabled Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC drops on April 22 for the Xbox, with other platforms receiving it shortly after. The Snoop Dogg Voice Pack will cost $2.99, but it isn't the only one that will be made available. There will be the Drill Instructor Voice Pack that is voiced by the infamous R. Lee Emery, known as The Gunny, also for $2.99.


Does this make you want to play COD: Ghosts more? I'm sure there will be a large number of people who will be in love with this news.

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Private sector, government agencies need to share threat data

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

There is a growing need for the US government and private sector to improve communication and work on sharing threat and attack information.


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The idea isn't necessarily a new one, with the private sector pestering government agencies to become more transparent regarding cybersecurity threats - especially with sophisticated attacks stemming from Eastern Europe and China.


"We've been trying for three years to get the government to create a protected avenue to share information from the government down to the private sector up to the government," said Tom Ridge, former US Department of Homeland Security secretary, during a recent security conference. "We've been unsuccessful."

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Die Hard 6 rumored to see Samuel L. Jackson return to the franchise

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 days, 21 hours ago

An interesting rumor has just popped up for the forthcoming Die Hard 6 movie from 20th Century Fox, where Samuel L. Jackson is rumored to reprise his role of Zeus Carver from Die Hard: With a Vengeance.


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Latino Review's El Mayimbe has tweeted that the movie studio is meeting with writers to get their take on where they want to take Die Hard next. But, they want to see their take involve Samuel L. Jackson, of course. The last time the new Die Hard was heard of, was Ben Trebilcook signing on to write the script, which had the name of "Die Hardest" and was based in Tokyo. With new writers coming on board, this will most likely all change.

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