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Cyber officials concerned of limited US network defense

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:52 am

US lawmakers and military officials are worried that their cyber abilities are still not advanced enough, especially in regards to cybersecurity, and want to increase efforts to recruit cyber warriors. The top Pentagon cyber official, Eric Rosenbach, confirmed he is concerned that the Cyber Command doesn't have a strong command and control platform that can launch strong offensive cyber weapons.

 

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"Today I think we are, we could be, an easy target," said Air Force Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin, deputy commander of the US Cyber Command, in a recent statement to Capitol Hill.

 

The US military wants to create a group of 6,200 'cyber warriors' by the end of next year, working in 133 operational teams. Along with increasing manpower, US military leaders want to invest in new hardware and software that will give it an advantage against foreign governments.

Crytek producer says their E3 demo "will be really good"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:50 am

E3 2015 isn't too far away, taking place in June, but Crytek is already teasing that it will having something "really good" to show off at the gaming expo.

 

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Crytek producer Fatih Özbayram has said on Twitter: "Our E3 demo will be really good, I promise!". He added: "Can't make any further comments on this atm, but... people will like it". If we had to guess, we could see the latest iteration of CryEngine shown off, or a continuation of its impressive Back to Dinosaur Island demo that displays CryEngine's chops in VR.

Take home 'Horrible Bosses 2' in our Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:25 am

To celebrate this week's release of the hilarious animated sequel 'Horrible Bosses 2' on Blu-ray HD, DVD and Digital, we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to ten lucky readers.

 

New Crime... Same Tools. The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy Horrible Bosses reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt. Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Kurt and Dale decide to become their own bosses and launch their own business. Soon, though, a slick investor (Waltz) pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son (Pine) and ransom him to regain control of their company.

 

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To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply correctly answer the following question:

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'Fantastic 4' film reboot takes shape in new trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 20, 2015 1:07 am

Joining a busy summer blockbuster season is a reboot for Marvel and Stan Lee's 'Fantastic Four', which comes just 8 years on from the release of the last film which starred a pre-'Captain America' Chris Evans, Jessica Alba and Ioan Gruffudd. Twentieth Century Fox has now moved to completely reset the franchise, under the watch of 'Chronicle' director Josh Trank.

 

 

Even with a huge budget and the full backing of the studio keen to hold onto rare, non-Disney owned Marvel licenses, many fans are slightly on edge at the film's prospects under such a young director, but grow a little more confident with each new trailer. The latest reveals fan-favourite villain Doctor Doom as a leading adversary.

 

'Fantastic Four' hits screens worldwide in August in 2D and 3D.

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Thermaltake Australia flies down modder for watercooling series

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Apr 19, 2015 11:07 pm

Due to observation through social media, we've observed that Thermaltake Australia has flown down Stuart Tonks from Queensland to their Australian office in Victoria, Australia in order to produce a watercooling web series and PC build.

 

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We've covered a few of Tonks' builds before, including this monster Coolermaster HAF Stacker and a previous Thermaltake Core X9 build and he has also been selected by Thermaltake to represent Australia in their modding competition.

 

Looking into their media manager Jonathan Newton's Instagram, a post was made of an energy drink with the caption "my morning companion. Picking up a special guest for #thermaltake from Melbourne airport to help film a #webseries about #liquidcooling for PC's. Stay tuned people :) #pcmods #pcmodding #lcs."

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NASA says private space efforts to reach Mars will need support

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Apr 19, 2015 10:35 am

There is a next-generation space race brewing, as government space agencies and private companies set their sights on the Red Planet of Mars.

 

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Even though the private sector has greatly aided NASA, which is without a space shuttle - and has fought in recent years for every penny in its budget - there doesn't seem to be a realistic way to reach Mars without support from NASA: "No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars," said Charles Bolden, NASA administrator, in a recent statement published by Engadget.

 

NASA would like to send a manned mission to Mars, especially after recent findings offer insight that large bodies of water once existed on its surface. NASA's biggest ambition is to reach Mars, with researchers interested in trying to land there sometime in the 2030s - and learn what happened on the planet while it was possibly habitable in its history.

TSMC aiming for 10nm production next year, followed by 7nm in 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 19, 2015 9:33 am

During its Q1 2015 earnings conference, TSMC has said that it will be enter 10nm production next year, following with 7nm production in 2017. The Taiwanese giant has said that its 16nm production is behind, but still promises 10nm for 2016.

 

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With its recent troubles with the 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, with three major setbacks that have resulted in nine months of delay to 16nm-based products. TSMC had troubles with its 16nm node, forcing Qualcomm to ask Samsung to produce its shrunken technology, and there's even rumors that NVIDIA could rely on Samsung for its next-gen node.

 

TSMC has stated that its issues are behind them now, with 10nm and 7nm on track for 2016 and 2017, respectively. TSMC has already displayed working 10nm silicon, with the process expected to be nailed down later this year and 10nm products into consumers hands by late 2016, after which expanded volume production in early 2017 will take place. This will have a roll on effect with the sales of 10nm hitting TSMC's hands, that will push into the second batch of 10nm, and into 7nm, too.

Star Wars: Battlefront won't use Battlelog, has offline singleplayer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 19, 2015 7:52 am

We've been finding out a bunch of details on Star Wars: Battlefront lately, where we know it will run at 60FPS on both the Xbox One and PS4, it'll be released on November 17, and it has some very beautiful visuals.

 

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Now we know that DICE will not be forcing Battlelog onto anyone with Battlefront, but we're also going to see solo, and offline "Missions" which will feature bots. Niklas Fegraeus from DICE confirmed the news through Twitter where he said: "We have a feature called Missions that allow you to play solo or cooperatively with bots on or offline".

 

The bigger news here is that Battlelog won't be used, which is what's required to play Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline. You need to login through your web browser, with the launch happening from the browser for both single and multiplayer. Assistant Producer on Star Wars: Battlefront, Jesper Nielsen, has said that Battlefront won't require Battlelog, and that Star Wars: Battlefront system to launch the game is "built from scratch" and that there will be "no browser game launching".

Rockstar fixes login problems with the first patch for GTA V

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 19, 2015 6:16 am

Rockstar Games is right on top of the issues with Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, with the latest version 1.01 patch fixing some of the issues that people were having with the game. We've benchmarked the game at 1080p, 1440p and 4K too - so if you want to check out the performance on the game, check out our benchmarks.

 

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The biggest issue that was fixed was the login issue, with version 1.01 fixing the problem that users were having from their Windows usernames. If your username featured characters other than alphanumeric (the letters A-Z, and numbers 0-9) then the game wouldn't launch properly. The studio offered a workaround last week, which had users needing to create a new administrator account on Windows, which isn't how you should deal with a problem when you've dropped $80 for a game.

 

Other issues have been fixed, such as the high CPU usage and potential crashes the game would have. The list is extensive, which you can check out below.

 

  • Fixed an issue where the GTA 5 Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
  • Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
  • Fixed an issue where a character's eyebrows or other facial features could change erroneously when transferred to PC
  • Fixed an issue where a some players were asked to transfer their GTA Online character while a transfer was already in progress
  • YouTube uploads via the Rockstar Editor will now correctly resume if Internet connection is lost during the upload and later restored
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while using the Rockstar Editor
  • Projects containing deleted clips will now load properly in the Rockstar Editor and warn the player of the missing clips
  • Fixed an issue where birds were not recorded correctly in Rockstar Editor clips
  • Corrected an issue where certain characters in Windows usernames would cause the Launcher to fail to load or other undesired game behavior. For details, see this page.
  • Fixed an issue where players with one garage would not be able to replace an existing vehicle if the garage was full and the new vehicle was purchased from an in-game website
  • Additional fixes to prepare for iFruit support
  • Crew Tire Smoke can no longer be purchased if you are not in a Crew

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