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Monday April 21, 2014

Google Asked to Censor Two Million Pirate Bay URLs

Two million URLs? Holy moly! eek!

The Pirate Bay reached a dubious milestone today, as copyright holders have now asked Google to remove two million of the site's URLs from its search results. According to Google this means that between one and five percent of all Pirate Bay links are no longer discoverable in its search engine.


Raijintek THEMIS Evo CPU Cooler

CPU cooler shopping? Check out this review of the Raijintek THEMIS Evo today. From the looks of it, the crew at Hardware 360 seemed to really like it.

Overall, with its excellent performance, above-the-norm build quality and affordable price, the Raijintek THEMIS Evo earns our approval and recommendation for a well-rounded cooling option.


Start Folding With The [H] Today!

Joining the best folding team on the planet (Team #33) is now easier than ever. We don't give you money to join and we can't promise you cash or other incentives, we do this simply because it is our passion and that is why we've had the best folding community around...for years. So, if you want to make a difference with a group of people that honestly care about what they are doing, join team Team #33 today.

Folding is a wonderful way to help your fellow man using your spare CPU cycles and now, thanks to the Quick Setup V7 Guide for Windows, it is easier than ever to get started. Remember to put the number 33 in the "team" field and you’ll be folding with the [H]orde in no time! Thanks to all our team members for the wonderful job they are doing.

Big Apple’s Auto Show Fortified with NVIDIA-Powered Autos

New Yorkers are a tough crowd. They demand the best food. They’re the most uncompromising fans in professional sports. They’ve got the roughest media. So if automakers are talking about the tech they’ve built into their latest cars and trucks to this crowd, they know they’ve got the goods. Green machine: BMW’s new i3. That’s just what they’re doing at the New York International Auto Show which opens to the public today at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center. This is a show that’s packed with cars that would have seemed like science fiction just a few years ago and much of it’s powered by our technology.


Sunday April 20, 2014

The Most Earth-Like Planet is Only 500 Light Years Away

Looking for a place to get away from it all and start over? Thanks to NASA’s Kepler mission, they may have just found the perfect out of the way planet for you and it’s just down the street or so at only 500 light years away. Pack your swimming trunks, scientists think there’s water a-plenty and maybe even an inhabitant or two to keep you company. big grin

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Samsung Data Center Fire Causes Outage, Errors

If you experienced outages or errors with your Samsung phone tablet or smart TV early this morning, Samsung has a very good excuse: one of their data centers was on fire. Updates say there were no fatalities and that service has been restored in most cases. Thanks to forum subscriber Ocean for the link.


AllCast Receiver App for Amazon Fire TV Now Available

For those of you early adopters to Amazon Fire TV, you know it is still a work in progress and as such is adding Apps on almost a daily basis. The newest addition is AllCast beta streaming App.

Amazon Fire TV has done quite well considering there are many alternatives in the market such as Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.


Next Windows Obsolescence Panic is 450 days

Countdowns are such fun, just look how much fun we had with 2012 and the end of life on Earth, followed closely by the Windows XP shutdown. Next up on the radar is the demise of Windows Server 2003 R2 which shouldn’t raise as much dust as XP, but will prove to be a pain in the rear to migrate for the IT guys. 450 days: You have been forewarned. big grin

Standard, Enterprise and DataCenter editions of the operating system, in 32-and-64-bit versions, will receive only Redmond's cold shoulder from that not-so-far-off date.


New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Easy

For all of you Darkwebbers out there that have a problem locating sites for you illicit gun, drug, stolen CC numbers, fake ID and contraband purchases of all types, you now have Gram, a Google-Styled search engine which works only through the Tor browser.

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Nokia Suspends Tablet Sales Due to Faulty Charger

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a real shocker.no really, a real shocker. Sales of the tablet have been suspended in seven countries due to a faulty charger that could electrically shock the user.

Consumers in those countries should stop using the charger as well as the Lumia 2520 travel charger accessory, according to Nokia


This Is What Tablets Looked Like in 2001

Judging by the image, few would even imagine that tablets would one day rule the computing world in just a few short years. We've come a long way, baby. cool

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Canonical Pushes Ubuntu 14.04 as XP, Windows 7 Alternative

Canonical is taking advantage of the end of support for Windows XP and the negative reception Windows 8/8.1/8.11 is receiving and promoting the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as the perfect replacement operating system.

"It is a viable and affordable alternative for those organizations considering a switch from Microsoft, and specifically those replacing XP or Windows 7 as they come to the end of life."


SpaceX's Dragon Docks with International Space Station

Three’s a charm with the SpaceX Dragon that blasted off toward the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral on Friday and successfully docking this morning. This is the third mission to the ISS by SpaceX carrying cargo and it's looking like private enterprise space flights are a resounding success.

The docking wasn’t the only successful part of SpaceX’s launch. It was also making its first test of its Falcon 9′s reusable first stage a step towards the company’s goal of a reusable rocket.


Sony Sells Off All Square Enix Shares

Sony is slimming down recently and the reduction is showing on the bottom line. Sony has sold off almost 10 Million shares of Square Enix, ending its business interest with the video game developer.

Sony will record a $48 million gain in its fiscal report thanks to the deal. The PlayStation manufacturer did not specify a reason for the sale.


Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to the iPhone

Hearing Aid technology is beginning to make big strides forward thanks to the collaboration of Starkey and GN ReSound with Apple’s iPhone. The hearing aid connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth to adjust sound levels and filters automatically.

The app allows people to easily adjust the sound settings to the environment. The geotagging feature uses the iPhone’s integrated GPS to trigger customized settings whenever the wearer returns to familiar places


Blockbuster Game 'Destiny' is 'Close to Shipping'

After seven years of production, Bungie is confirming that their long awaited first person shooter game is still on track for its September debut, despite the loss of the games’ music composer Marty O’Donnell.

There's a lot of polish left to do, lots of tweaking and tuning, but a lot is already complete.


20% of Hulu and Netflix Subscribers Have Cut the Cord

The cable companies’ are beginning to become just a little concerned over the growing trend in US households to cut the cable for good, especially in households that subscribe to streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.

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Saturday April 19, 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order Pre-Order Now on Steam

Looking forward to the release of Wolfstein: The New Order? That time is here and Steam is now taking pre-orders. And for those of you who order early, Bethesda is throwing in some righteous goodies to sweeten the pot. cool


RockYou Buys Three Playdom Games from Disney

RockYou, the social game publisher, is becoming something of a recycler of late. The recycling consists of purchasing games that are about to be shut down for being past their prime or not as profitable as the parent company requires. Latest acquisition: Three games from the Disney Playdom Division.

Gaming has been plagued by companies that are one-hit wonders. We are picking up games that are past their apex and can still be operated profitably with users who play every day."


British Newsreel Collection Free to Watch on YouTube

If you have a thing for old newsreels covering just about every topic on Earth, you are about to be entertained from here until the cows come home, or however long it may take you to view 85K newsreels from British Path, dating back to the 1930’s.


'The Elder Scrolls Online' Hit With First Major Bug

The Elder Scrolls Online is facing a dilemma of ballooning proportions: Inflation. Something you rarely see in online gaming, but ‘The Infinite Dupe’ as it is being dubbed, is making the stockpiles of ‘gold’ relatively worthless. It just goes to prove gaming can be just like real life. big grin

Obviously, this is wreaking havoc on the game as now money and items are relatively worthless with so much gold flooding the economy.


Trend Micro Releases Free Heartbleed Scanners for Android, Chrome

Trend Micro, a well-known global security software company, has announced the release of Heartbleed bug scanners for both Android and Google Chrome. If you are still concerned about Heartbleed (and rightfully so), give these free scanners a run and ease your mind. cool

Trend Micro’s Chrome and Android apps are easy to use, and appear accurate on our first tests, though, and if you need a "second opinion" test then we'd give them a try.


Dozens of Games Available for 99 Cents Each on PSN

Looking for some games for your PS3? Sony may just make your weekend by providing many of the company’s most popular games for sale at .99 cents. Interested? Better hurry, sale ends on Monday morning.

Sony has unveiled a giant, weekend-long sale that includes some of its biggest hits for the stupidly cheap price of 99 cents.


Microsoft Extends Windows 8.1 Update Migration Deadline

Microsoft has extended the migration deadline for business users of Windows 8.1 for an additional three months. End using consumers however, are still warned to make the move within the next month.

If users of Windows 8.1 do not upgrade to Win8.1U within the limited time frame, they will not receive further security fixes.


Chromecast Now Live Streams MLB.tv

Are you ready for live major league baseball action straight from MLB.tv? Well, Chromecast has now added support for MLB.tv to stream live broadcasts to your TV from your personal handheld device. Batter up! big grin


That’s No Spaceship Over Area 51, It’s a Google Balloon

The desert of Nevada has been invaded by what some may describe as a UFO given their close proximity to the infamous Area 51, but you can relax, there are no little gray men, no UFO and no invasion, it’s only Google and their Project Loon high altitude technology platforms doing a little testing. cool

In addition, it filed a request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in September, seeking permission to test its aerial balloons with swathes of radio spectrum usually used for 4G LTE services.


Microsoft Corrects Windows XP/Security Essentials Bug

In what many claim a deliberate action by Microsoft to emphasize the vulnerability of Windows XP, a bad update bug has now been corrected.

Microsoft continues to supply antimalware engine and signature updates for Windows XP systems which is supported through July 14, 2015.


A Simple Guide to the Aereo Supreme Court Case

One of the least publicized, but possibly one of the most important media industry copyright cases of the last decade goes to court next week. The Supreme Court decision not only will affect Aereo’s future, but also the possible futures of all rebroadcasting services.

Aereo’s argument is that it does not transmit to many people at once. It transmits to you, individually, from your antenna, through your cloud service, into your computer for your viewing only.


Oculus Rift Game Will Scare the Crap Out of You

If you are a fan of macabre games or really pulled for Jack Nicholson in The Shining, a new made-for-Oculus Rift game Alone in the Rift might just be up your dark scary alley.


Michaels Confirms 3 Million Credit Card Numbers Stolen

Michael’s Crafts stores has confirmed what we reported on back in January: the security breach that Michaels discovered ultimately proved to be much worse than initially thought, possibly exposing upwards of three Million customer credit card accounts.

Michaels is giving affected customers 12 months of identify protection, credit monitoring, and fraud assistance service.


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