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Bitcoin stock takes dive after hackers steal $65 million

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 9:32 pm

After hackers stole approximately $65 million worth of Bitcoins this week, Bitfinex's price plunged 15 percent. Though the losses have since been erased, customers are still suffering.




"We will look at various options to address customer losses later in the investigation," Bitfinex wrote in a blog post. "We ask for the community's patience as we unravel the causes and consequences of this breach."


The US dollar is confirmed to have not been affected.

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Chrome, Firefox extension plays random TV show episodes

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Online Video | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 8:04 pm

If you've ever wanted to sit down and rewatch your favourite TV show but don't want to watch in any particular order, now there's a browser extension that mostly solves the issue. Named Netflix Shuffle, it chooses a random episode of a random TV show and plays it for you.




The downside is not all shows are available: creator 'minervaheavyindustries' must add shows manually before they are supported. However, as of right now, the list is pretty hefty at nearly 100 titles, including tons of popular ones like Californication, Futurama, That 70s Show, X-Files, and Sons of Anarchy. If you'd like to see a show added, contact the creator via Reddit or leave a review on the Chrome or Firefox pages.

Final Fantasy XV's $25 season pass includes 6 DLC packs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 7:28 pm

Final Fantasy XV will have a season pass that unlocks access to six pieces of DLC content, three of which will be story-based.




According to Gematsu, who spotted a listing on the JP PlayStation Store, Final Fantasy XV's illustrious season pass will cost $25 includes three story-based episodes that possibly explore the backstory of the game's party members: Ignis, Prompto, and Gladiolus. Considering FF15 already tells the story of Noctis, the player character, it stands to reason Square Enix would love an opportunity to flesh out the other party members. Sony has since taken down the listing.


So far the season pass isn't available for purchase on its own; you have to buy the $84.99 Digital Premium Edition (DLC + main game) or grab the Season Pass Upgrade, which is only available to those who have already pre-ordered the game on PSN. The six DLC packs are as follows:


  • Booster Pack" (DLC #1)
  • "Episode Gladiolus" (DLC #2)
  • "Holiday Pack" (DLC #3)
  • "Episode Ignis" (DLC #4)
  • "Episode Prompto" (DLC #5)
  • "Expansion Pack" (DLC #6)

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance patch fixes some PC issues, free DLC coming

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 6:32 pm

Last week we reported the newly released Steam versions of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 were poorly ported and missing DLC. Fortunately, Marvel Games and Activision aren't sweeping the issues under the rug, as a patch has just been released to address some of them, and its promised that the missing DLC is on the way.




Among the problems fixed: unresponsive Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers, crackling audio, and multiplayer desync and disconnection issues. You also get improvements to player invites and the interface.


As for the DLC, that will launch in the next few weeks and of course will be free. We'll let you know when it goes live.

Leading CS:GO skin trade site applies for gambling license

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 5:05 pm

Rather than shutting down and ceasing all gambling activity as per Valve's orders, a major CS:GO gambling site is applying for a legal gambling license.




CSGO Lounge, one of the biggest players in the Counter-Strike GO skin trade, plans to apply for a legal gambling license so it can keep its lucrative business afloat. The site has put up an age gate to restrict betting to users 18 years or older, and you won't be able to bet unless eSports gambling is legal in your country.


"We have decided to acquire a license to legally operate in most of the countries and be able to accept the esports bets by our community, as if it would be real money," reads an update on CSGO Lounge's site.

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Xbox One S teardown reveals SATA III hard drive, 802.11ac, 6-pin PSU

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 4:05 pm

iFixit cleaves open the Xbox One S's small skin to reveal its inner guts, showing some decent hardware jumps over the original Xbox One.




We already know that Microsoft's new $299 Xbox One S packs the same GPU/CPU hardware as the original Xbox One, only better: the S model's GPU has been overclocked to 914MHz (from XO's 853MHz) and is now housed on a new ultra-efficient 16nm FinFET SoC chip. But a new Xbox One S teardown from iFixit reveals some other interesting component upgrades that the Xbox slim offers, namely a SATA III 6.0 Gbps hard drive, a 802.11ac wireless chip, and HDMI 2.0a connectivity. Plus it's quite easy to repair!


Here are the particulars:


  • Same 8-core Jaguar SoC found on Xbox One
  • 802.11ac wireless card
  • Philips DG-6M5S BD-ROM drive
  • Unique internal 6-pin power supply
  • Non-replaceable Seagate Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2 TB 5400 RPM with 32 MB Cache SATA III 6.0 Gb/s hard drive
  • Xbox One S has 16nm FinFET SoC, GPU overclocked to 914MHz (from original's 853MHz)
  • 120mm case fan
  • Easy to repair - 8/10 repairability score

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Here's your chance to master iOS 10 before it's even released

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 3:30 pm



Due for release in September, iOS 10 is nearly here, and developers are rushing to get the low-down on its newest features. Make sure you keep pace with the crowd by signing up for the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course, now only $25 for TweakTown readers.


Taught by famed coding instructor Rob Percival, this course features 30 hours of training from the industry's best. You'll learn how to clone your favorite apps like Instagram and Snapchat, and you'll get exposed to coding with Swift, Apple's official programming language.


Plus, as an added bonus, you'll get 1,000+ app design assets, a year of unlimited web hosting, and a copy of Rob Percival's book How to Earn $10,000 While Learning to Code thrown in for free.


Make sure you're ready when iOS 10 hits with the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course. Available for only $25, this bundle is on sale for nearly 90% off its $199 retail price.


If you want to brush up on your dev skills before iOS 10 arrives, consider getting the Complete iOS 9 Developer Course bundled in as well for only $10 more--a $700 value that's yours for only $35.

Learn how to become a professional hacker--at the price you'd like

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 3:30 pm



Crime doesn't pay, especially not when you can make six figures as an ethical hacker instead. The Pay What You Want: Ethical Hacker & Pentester Pro Bundle can teach you the tools of the ethical hacking trade for a price you choose.


Here's how the bundle works: name your price and you get the last two of the bundle's 9 courses, but beat the average price and you'll get access to all of them. Complete with over 148 hours of training, this bundle includes the following:


  • Kali Linux Tutorials Course: Use Kali Linux to understand common hacking threats like trojans and backdoors.
  • Python Programming - Zero to Hero: Master testing, debugging, and logging with Python
  • Linux System Administration with Python: Dive into object-oriented programming and build GUI's in Linux
  • Scheme Programming Course: Use scheme to probe networks without their native language
  • Django Unchained with Python: Simplify network security tests using Django
  • Haskell Programming: Code local network monitoring apps with a functional based coding language
  • Ethical Hacking & Certification Training Course: Back up your hacking skills with a certification
  • Go Lang Programming Training: Master core program structures like floats, integers, and constants
  • Scala Programming: Write safe and multi-threaded code and improve your skills with Java


As you progress through this bundle's multi-faceted curriculum, you'll master a number of coding languages like Linux, Python, Go, and Scala. You'll also get exposed to a variety of common cybersecurity threats and use popular hacking tools to prevent them.


Available for a price you choose, the Pay What You Want: Ethical Hacker & Pentester Pro Bundle is the perfect way to start a lucrative career in ethical hacking.

Xbox One S supports native 4K gaming with unlocked 4K frame buffer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 3:14 pm

Microsoft's new $299 Xbox One S technically supports native 4K gaming, but don't expect to see the console run blockbusters like Battlefield 1 in 4K.




Yesterday we reported that the new Xbox One S rocks tweaked hardware to deliver noticeable performance gains across the board, including in-game FPS and power efficiency. Now Xbox exec Albert Penello has confirmed to Eurogamer that the new 40% smaller Xbox One S has an unlocked 4K frame buffer that developers can access to technically enable native 4K gaming--but only for limited games like indies.


Digital Foundry: "Can developers address a 4K framebuffer? Obviously we can't expect native 4K triple-A gaming, but simpler titles and 2D games could potentially work well - plus existing Xbox One owners would get 2x super-sampling."


Albert Penello: "If they want to, they can. As you said, if a developer had a game that could use it we are enabling 4K framebuffers, but only on Xbox One S consoles."

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Xbox One S uses 16nm APU from AMD, overclocked 61MHz over Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Aug 3, 2016 2:12 pm

Microsoft has released its tweaked and refined Xbox One S console, but now that it's here, we know that the GPU inside of the new Xbox One S console is actually faster than the one in the current Xbox One unit.



The new Xbox One S not only features its GPU clocked at 914MHz, compared to the 853MHz on the Xbox One. On a more technical side of things, Microsoft has used a new APU from AMD that is made on the 16nm FinFET process in the Xbox One S, down from the 28nm APU found in the Xbox One.


The new 16nm APU is clocked 7% faster than the 28nm APU inside of the Xbox One, improving the maximum compute performance and with the increased ESRAM bandwidth, we have a slightly faster console. The additional performance from the 7% overclock on the GPU will result in games that feature an unlocked framerate, or GPU-limited games where performance suffers on the Xbox One, the new Xbox One S will have less FPS drops, and a smoother gaming experience.

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