Microsoft is trying another tactic to get Windows XP users to finally upgrade. They will be doubling the support cost for the operating system. Windows XP is 14 years old now and has been followed up by Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, but many home and business users continue to rely on the software and have not upgraded.
Samsung has just purchased U.S. mobile payments firm LoopPay. In doing so it gives the company a strategy to compete with ApplePay. It looks like a new mobile payments solution from Samsung will be launched on March 1st, during Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone event.
ixstars Solutions has just announced the start of sales for their 3TB SSD the SSD-3000M and a 1TB SSD, the SSD-1000M in North America. The 3TB model is the highest capacity solid state drive that we have seen to date, but if you are like me you haven’t heard of Fixstar solutions.
XIGMATEK has just announced a new CPU cooler in their Dark Night II SD1483. The company will be offering this cooler in both black and white options. This tower-type cooler features an aluminum fin-stack that has a ceramic coating on its fins and heatpipes that increases surface area for heat dissipation.
According to a report from vBulletin Solutions it has not been more or less confirmed that AMD plans to do the exact same thing with the upcoming Radeon R300 series. The flagship cards will be equipped with the new GPU “Fiji” while everything else will be a rebrand. So we will see everything from Hawaii to Tonga down to Bonaire.
The Acer XG270HU gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync technology and support for AMD Radeon R-Series GPU eliminates screen tearing and stuttering to offer users an ultra-smooth gaming experience. This 27-inch monitor also comes with WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, a fast 144Hz refresh rate, and an edge-to-edge frameless design for enhanced gaming performance and seamless viewing.
Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces a brand new cube chassis with ATX form factor support and compact dimensions. The GT-RS comes with a unique interior design where mainboard with the form factors ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ATX are mounted upside-down on the left side of the chassis. The mounting locations of hard drives and optical drives have been moved to a separate chamber, in order to achieve improved airflow.
Cyber-security company Kaspersky Labs has just exposed a U.S. spying program. According to Kaspersky the NSA is making hard drive manufactures WD and Seagate embed backdoors straight into the hard drive firmware. This lets the NSA directly access raw data, agnostic of partition method (low-level format), file-system (high-level format), operating system, or even user access-level.
Dota 2 broke the 1 million mark for concurrent users this past weekend. That means that there were over 1 million people actively playing the game according to Steam. This is the first game to break the 1 million concurrent user mark on Valve’s Steam client.
Over the weekend Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab revealed that a multinational group of cybercriminals has stolen as much as $1 billion from as many as 100 financial institutions around the world. Kaspersky Lab is currently working with Interpol, Europol and other authorities to try and uncover more details on what they are calling The Great Bank Robbery.
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