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September 28, 2016

HP Officially Begins Blocking Non-HP Ink Cartridges Through Printer Firmware, Security Chips

A new report from Dutch technology site PCM recently reported that HP is now blocking non-HP branded ink cartridges though the printer firmware.

Last week it was discovered that a number of HP printers began blocking non-HP branded ink cartridges. After further investigation, it was discovered by online ink retailer 123inkt.nl that HP programmed a date in the printer’s firmware that would cause 3rd party ink cartridges to stop working. HP had apparently began implementing processes to block non-HP branded ink cartridges last year by utilizing security chips in the cartridges of HP OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro and OfficeJet Pro X [...]

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September 28, 2016

DJI Unveils New Mavic Pro Foldable Drone Starting at $749

Ever wanted to shoot some awesome videos with a drone, but found it too bulky to travel with? Apparently DJI does as the world’s most popular drone maker recently launched their new Mavic Pro drone, which can now fold into the size of a water bottle to take on the go.

Despite the ability to fold, the DJI Mavic Pro isn’t compromising on other features you’ve come to expect from a premium DJI drone. According to DJI, the Mavic Pro will feature an onboard 4K camera stabilized by their smallest 3-axis gimbal ever, 24 computing cores, and dual satellite connection capabilities. Maximum speeds on the DJI Mavic Pro is over 40mph, or 64.8 kph, [...]

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September 27, 2016

Roku Announces Five New Streaming Players Starting at $29.99 – Express, Express+, Premiere, Premiere+, Ultra

Roku is making some big moves today as they recently announced no less than five new streaming players to head into the holiday season.

For those unfamiliar with Roku, Roku is a streaming player similar to Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, etc. that allows you to stream TV, movies, and video directly to your TV via the Roku appliance. Roku features access to over 3,500 streaming channels including 350,000 movies and TV episodes in the US.

 

Roku Express and Express+

At the entry level is the Roku Express and Express+. These are the most basic streaming appliances that will be capable of streaming 1080p HD content. Both devices will [...]

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September 26, 2016

Google Chromecast Ultra Images Leaked Ahead of Launch

Images of Google’s upcoming Chromecast Ultra device have been leaked by VentureBeat prior to its October 4th launch where Google also plans to launch a number of other devices including the highly anticipated Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

The Google Chromecast Ultra is expected to be a 4K ready version of the original Google Chromecast. As such the device will feature significantly powerful hardware which will allow it to stream 4K content from your smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac, etc. to your HDMI equipped display.

The Google Chromecast Ultra is rumored to retail for $69 when it launches next week. The Google Chromecast Ultra is not expected to [...]

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May 12, 2015

$9 Computer Recieves $1M Funding on KickStarter

If you think the $35 Raspberry Pi’s got great value, then the CHIP will blow your mind.

Developed by Next Thing Co, CHIP is a $9 ARM powered computer that has reached over $1,000,000 worth of funding from over 20,000 backers on KickStarter!

For the price of a meal at a fast food joint, CHIP comes with a 1GHz ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of on-board storage. In terms of connectivity, CHIP is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a full-size USB port, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone out. HDMI/VGA adapters can also be purchased separately.

Pledgers who pledge $9 or more receive will receive one of the first units of CHIP when [...]

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January 15, 2015

CES 2015: NZXT Reveals DOKO Streaming Box Micro-console Doodad

When we visited NZXT at CES this year, we expected more of the same from the company. Cases, power supplies, fans, case accessories, etc. The usual, if you will. But imagine our surprise when we went to their suite to find none of that. Instead, their suite was completely empty save a single product – a new toy NZXT calls the DOKO, a PC streaming device that promises to bring the PC into the living room at a fraction of the cost of an actual PC.

Equipped with a Wonder Media 8750 CPU and 256MB of RAM, the DOKO is capable of streaming 1080p content at 30FPS. Simply install the software on your PC, hook up the DOKO streaming box to your TV and [...]

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December 13, 2014

Police Raid The Pirate Bay, Site Dead Once Again

For those of you who recently attempted to connect to the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay, you’ll notice that it’s no longer available. As recently reported by TorrentFreak, the Swedish Police raided the Pirate Bay’s host servers on Tuesday potentially ending its long of service. In the time that The Pirate Bay was live, it endured through numerous raids, lawsuits, and other actions that attempted to end its existence, but this time its future seems a bit more uncertain.

After The Pirate Bay dropped off the radar, numerous reports of new sites have emerged, but so far these sites have all been mirrors of the original which relies on the [...]

 
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February 11, 2014

Bitcoin Values Continue Plummet as Mt.Gox Discovers Security Flaw in Software

Last week we reported that one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, had suspended Bitcoin withdrawals due to technical issues and this week, Mt. Gox has released the details as to exactly what happened.

According to a recent statement released by Mt. Gox,

“A bug in the bitcoin software makes it possible for someone to use the Bitcoin network to alter transaction details to make it seem like a sending of bitcoins to a bitcoin wallet did not occur when in fact it did occur. Since the transaction appears as if it has not proceeded correctly, the bitcoins may be resent. MtGox is working with the Bitcoin core development team and others to [...]

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February 7, 2014

Bitcoin Value Plummets as Mt. Gox Exchange Suspends Withdrawals

In a panic sell in response to Japan based Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox suspending Bitcoin withdrawals due to technical issues, Bitcoin values plummeted over 20% overnight from around $950/BTC to a low of $735/BTC. In late January, Bitcoins were trading at a high of nearly $1,000/BTC.

Mt. Gox released this statement earlier today regarding Bitcoin withdrawal delays:

Dear MtGox Customers,

In our efforts to resolve the issue being encountered by various bitcoin withdrawals, it was determined that the increase in the flow of withdrawal requests has hindered our efforts on a technical level. To understand the issue thoroughly, the system needs to be in a static [...]

 
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February 7, 2014

UK Retailer Scan Computers Now Accepting Bitcoins

The trend of Bitcoins becoming widely accepted as a form of currency are quickly becoming reality as another major PC hardware retailer, Scan Computers, from the United Kingdom announced that they’re now accepting Bitcoins as a method of payment. This follows a number of high profile companies such as Overstock.com and TigerDirect who’ve recently began accepting Bitcoins as a method of payment as well.

If you’ve been saving up on those Bitcoins in hopes of one day trading them in for computer hardware, this could be time to start cashing in!

We are happy to officially announce that you can now pay at @scancomputers with [...]

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November 14, 2013

PR: Microsoft Opens State-of-the-Art Cybercrime Center

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Microsoft on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise, marking a new era in effectively fighting crime on the Internet.

Each year, cybercrime takes a personal and financial toll on millions of consumers around the globe. The Cybercrime Center will tackle online crimes, including those associated with malware, botnets, intellectual property theft and technology-facilitated child [...]

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September 18, 2012

Lexar Introduces 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Card Reader

Press Release New Card Reader Boasts Read Speeds up to Five Times Faster than USB 2.0 While Enabling Concurrent Downloads and Card-to-Card File Transfer

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new Lexar® Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader, a versatile, all-in-one solution for quick and reliable file transfers from 25 of the most popular memory card formats. The reader provides five slots compatible with popular card formats such as CompactFlash, Secure Digital, including newly added support for Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) cards, Mobile, Memory Stick and xD-Picture cards. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 [...]

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