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Non-Secure, Backdoored IoT Devices Could Become Powerful Weapons For Rival Nations

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:24:02 +0000

(image) A cybersecurity think thank released a new report in which they warned that non-secure or backdoored IoT devices could one day be used as powerful weapons by rival nations. The authors suggested a move towards regulated and "secure-by-design" IoT devices.

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Razer's PS4 Raiju Controller Designed For Esports, But Not Available In North America

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:48:02 +0000

(image) The company's latest controller includes four additional programmable buttons as well as the option for a hair-trigger mode for faster firing.

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Occipital Announces 'Bridge', A Mixed Reality HMD For iPhone

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:38:01 +0000

(image) Occipital announced a new mixed reality headset called Bridge that offers inside-out, room-scale, 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) tracking.

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Corsair AMA And Best Deals: Community Roundup

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:12:02 +0000

(image) Community Roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the Tom's Hardware forums on a regular basis.

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Yahoo Mail Flaw Could Allow Attackers To Read Emails, Infect Computers With No User Action

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:08:02 +0000

(image) Finnish security researcher Jouko Pynnönen finds Yahoo Mail XSS vulnerability one year after discovering a similar flaw for the service. The bug could allow an attacker to eavesdrop on anyone's inbox or infect their PCs with no user action needed.

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[Daily Deal] With eBay, save 10% on purchases over £25 on Argos

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:01:01 +0000

(image) Save 10% when you spend £25 or more in one transaction on the Argos online Store.

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Interview: Aimpad Founder On Analog Keyboard Switches

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:02:02 +0000

(image) We spoke with Lance Madsen, founder of Aimpad, about analog keyboard switches and how they can change the game.

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Malwarebytes 3.0 Offers Built-In Anti-Exploit And Anti-Ransomware Features, And Faster Scanning

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:52:02 +0000

(image) Malwarebytes 3.0 combines its original anti-malware tool with the new anti-exploit and anti-ransomware tools to offer multi-layered protection. The company making it claimed that users of Malwarebytes 3.0 should not even need an antivirus anymore.

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HTC Forms Two VR Game And Software Development Studios

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:02:02 +0000

(image) HTC announced that it's formed a new division, Vive Studios, to create and publish virtual reality (VR) content.

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Google Daydream Expands With New Color Options, More Apps

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:38:02 +0000

(image) Google's Daydream VR platform expanded with support for more phones, limited edition colors for the Daydream View HMD, and new apps like Netflix.

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More Tempered Glass (And RGB To Boot): Bitfenix Shogun

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:20:02 +0000

(image) Bitfenix is the latest to announce a new case, the Shogun, with tempered glass panels. It also has RGB lighting strips for the SSDs, because why not.

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Oculus, Google, And Other VR Titans Form Global Virtual Reality Assocation

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:02 +0000

(image) Some of the world's largest virtual reality (VR) companies partnered up to form the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA) to expand the VR industry.

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Tom's Hardware Steam Giveaway: 'Skyrim: Special Edition'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:14:01 +0000

(image) Our latest Steam Giveaway for "Skyrim: Special Edition" is almost over. Be sure to head to our PC Gaming forum and enter the raffle to win one of 3 copies of the updated Bethesda classic.

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Cryptography Professor To Audit Open Source Software Used By Most VPN Services

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:48:01 +0000

(image) Cryptography and network security professor Matthew Green has been invited by Private Internet Access, a major U.S. VPN service provider, to audit the open source OpenVPN software used by most VPN services and users.

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AMD Launches Revamped Crimson ReLive Driver With Performance, Streaming Features

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:02:02 +0000

(image) AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group is living up to its promise to release a whole new Radeon driver suite once a year. The graphics and CPU giant released the next chapter of RTG’s software suite, and it comes with several tasty new features.

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At WinHEC, The Next Chapter Of Wintel VR Unfolds

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:04:02 +0000

(image) At WinHEC, the next chapter of Wintel VR unfolds in a mess of ideas, ethos, and things.

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Windows 10 To Support ARM Chips With X86 Emulation Next Year; Qualcomm Chips First To Support It

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:02:01 +0000

(image) Qualcomm announced that its next-generation processors would be able to run all legacy Windows applications, by using an x86 emulation feature for ARM chips that should be available to Windows 10 next year.

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Get Ready: VR Support For 'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries' Is Likely

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:48:02 +0000

(image) "MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries" is coming, and it looks like it supports VR headsets. Prepare for a new level of immersion.

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Bluetooth 5 Launches With 2x The Speed, 4x The Range Of Bluetooth 4

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:18:02 +0000

(image) Bluetooth SIG announced that the next version of its nigh-ubiquitous wireless technology is now available.

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Qualcomm Debuts 10nm FinFET Centriq 2400 Processor With 48 Cores

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:18:02 +0000

(image) Qualcomm announced today that it has already begun sampling of its first 10nm 48-core server processor.

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With RealSense, Intel Seeks To Mimic Human Perception

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:02:01 +0000

(image) We made a visit to Intel’s R&D labs for a bit more esoteric view of the underpinnings of it all, and what we learned surprised us in its audacity. Intel’s goal, we were told, is to mimic the human perceptual system.

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EPIC In FTC Complaint: Spying Toys Pose Threat To Kids' Safety In The United States

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:02:02 +0000

(image) EPIC accused Genesis Toys and Nuance Communications of breaking privacy laws in the U.S. by recording children without parental approval, not using privacy laws-compliant privacy policies, and even sharing voiceprints with law enforcement agencies.

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Khronos Group Launches Open VR Standards Initiative

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:54:01 +0000

(image) The Khronos Group, the technology industry consortium responsible for the OpenGL, WebGL, and most recently, Vulkan APIs, is setting its sights on the virtual reality industry for its next collaborative project.

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Nvidia's 'VR Funhouse' Arrives On Oculus Rift, Compatible With Oculus Touch

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:38:01 +0000

(image) Nvidia announced that its VR Funhouse is now compatible with Oculus Touch and available in the Oculus Store.

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Multiple Backdoors Found In Sony’s 'IPELA Engine' IP Cameras

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:24:02 +0000

(image) Austrian security company SEC-Consult uncovered multiple backdoors in 80 Sony surveillance cameras, showing that no matter the intention behind introducing a backdoor, they always seem to end up being discovered by others, including malicious actors.

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WD Offers 12TB HDD and 8TB SSDs Today, Promises QLC SSDs In The Future

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:32:02 +0000

(image) Western Digital (WD) held its investor day today to cover its post-acquisition strategic maneuverings after its $19 billion SanDisk purchase, and it also introduced several new capacious storage products.

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Virtuix Cancels Omni Pre-Orders Outside US, Says International Shipments 'Unfeasible'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:44:02 +0000

(image) Virtuix hit an unfortunate roadblock with international shipments of its highly-anticipated virtual reality treadmill, Omni, which forced the company to discontinue its plans to sell the Omni outside of the U.S.

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Major 'Monolith' Update Speeds Up Gameplay In 'Paragon'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:36:02 +0000

(image) In an effort to make a more fast-paced MOBA, this new version of "Paragon" includes huge changes to the overall gameplay as well as to each Hero.

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Major 'Monolith' Update Speeds Up Gameplay In 'Paragon'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:02:02 +0000

(image) In an effort to make a more fast-paced MOBA, this new version of "Paragon" includes huge changes to the overall gameplay as well as to each Hero.

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The Input Club: Meet The Guys Looking To Disrupt The Keyboard Industry

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:02:02 +0000

(image) The Input Club is a small group of enthusiasts who are attempting to disrupt the keyboard industry by designing completely custom keyboards that ostensibly improve upon every single aspect of a keyboard--and open sourcing their designs.

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Visbit Promises Near Zero-Latency 360-Degree Video With View-Optimized Streaming Technology

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:32:02 +0000

(image) Visbit is opening new doors for immersive content creators. The company is developing technology that enables high-resolution immersive video streaming with lower bandwidth requirements. Visbit intends to offer B2B content hosting services.

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Qubes OS 4.0 Previews Code Refactoring Of Core Functionality, New Features

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:32:02 +0000

(image) The Qubes OS team announced that the new major version of the operating system is ready to be tested. Qubes OS 4.0 brings code refactoring of core functionality, as well as new enterprise and user-friendly features.

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DONE Get Ready For The Oculus Touch With Nvidia's Latest Driver

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:18:02 +0000

(image) Before you play with the new Oculus Touch controllers, be sure to download Nvidia's latest driver.

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Micron Infuses 8TB 5100 Series SSDs With 3D TLC NAND

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:00:02 +0000

(image) Micron is shaking things up a bit with its latest 5100 Series SSDs, which not only tip the scales with 8TB of storage but also bring a blistering 74,000 random write IOPS to bear.

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Gatecrash Update For 'EVE: Valkyrie' Adds Pilot Customization, New Map

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:48:05 +0000

(image) The update also includes new balance tweaks for all three ship classes.

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HTC's Viveport Developer Awards Gets A 'Community' Category

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:48:01 +0000

(image) HTC revealed the panel of judges that will help decide who wins the first Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs) in January 2017.

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OpenAI, DeepMind Release Software Platforms To Train AI To Simulate Human Skills

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:02 +0000

(image) OpenAI and DeepMind release open source software platforms that can help other researchers train their own AI agents and game bots in 2D and 3D environments.

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Leap Motion Announces Mobile VR Platform, Says Surprising 'Magnitude' Of Partner Announcements Coming

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:02:01 +0000

(image) Leap Motion revealed its plans to move into the mobile virtual reality market. The company is working with mobile VR device manufacturers to integrate Leap Motion sensors into future mobile HMDs.

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'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries' Announced At Annual MechCon Event

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:28:02 +0000

(image) Over a decade after the last installment in the franchise, Piranha Games finally has a new 'MechWarrior' game coming in 2018.

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A Recap And Trailers: The 2017 PlayStation Experience Keynote

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:48:01 +0000

(image) Need something to watch for the weekend? How about some highlights from the annual PlayStation Experience keynote?

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Canada Wants Software Backdoors, Mandatory Decryption Capability And Records Storage

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:32:01 +0000

(image) Canadian government considers new legislation that would force companies to decrypt communications and material, use software backdoors for legal interception, and keep phone and Internet records for longer periods of time.

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ASRock Updates Beebox-S Mini PCs With Kaby Lake Support

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:08:01 +0000

(image) ASRock updated the Beebox-S lineup of mini-PCs with support for Intel's 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i3 and Core i5 processors.

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AirDroid Vows To Fix Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed In May

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:18:02 +0000

(image) AirDroid said it wants to release a patch to address critical vulnerabilities in its Android app within the next two weeks--almost seven months after Zimperium disclosed the problems.

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Corsair AMA And A 'Skyrim' Giveaway: Community Roundup

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:03 +0000

(image) Community Roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the Tom's Hardware forums on a regular basis.

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Here's What You Missed From The Game Awards

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:44:01 +0000

(image) It's nearly the end of the year, which means that The Game Awards are back. Take a look at the new trailers of upcoming games as well as this year's top winners.

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Vertigo Games Drops Second 'Arizona Sunshine' Immersive VR Trailer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:22:02 +0000

(image) Vertigo Games continued its pioneering trend and released a second immersive VR trailer for its upcoming zombie survival game, "Arizona Sunshine."

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Gigabyte’s Aero 14 Updated With GTX 1060 Graphics

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:12:02 +0000

(image) Gigabyte’s thin and light Aero 14 gaming laptop was updated (finally) to Nvidia 10-series graphics, with a GTX 1060 now under the hood.

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Google Announces 'Fuzz Testing' Project For Open Source Software

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:34:02 +0000

(image) Google announced the OSS-Fuzz project, which aims to automated the discovery of memory corruption bugs in open source software.

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European Parliament Doubles Budget For 'Free' Software Audit And Bug Bounty Projects

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:12:01 +0000

(image) The EU extended the free and open source software audit (FOSSA) project with a bug bounty program, and it also doubled the annual budget to 1.9 million euros. The two projects should continue to increase the security of software used in EU institutions.

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SSD Prices Skyrocket As NAND Shortage Deepens, HDD Shortage Looms As Components Become Scarce

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:48:02 +0000

(image) The NAND shortage is on, and it appears HDDs are also headed for the cliff.

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