A rule of thumb that has come to dominate computing, Moore's law states that the number of transistors on a microprocessor chip will double every two years or so — which has generally meant that the chip's performance will, too. The exponential improvement that the law describes transformed the first crude home computers of the 1970s into the sophisticated machines of the 1980s and 1990s, and from there gave rise to high-speed Internet, smartphones and the wired-up cars, refrigerators and thermostats that are becoming prevalent today.
Today is Friday and you know what that means! It is time once again for the [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews! For anyone that might have missed them, we like to take a quick look back on the hardware evaluations and articles we posted earlier in the week. We kicked the week off with our evaluation of the Thermaltake Core P5 wall-mounted ATX chassis, followed by our review of the SilverStone Tundra TD-02 Slim AIO CPU cooler. Finally, we wrapped things up with a look at the Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 120 AIO CPU cooler.
Wait just a damn minute, I thought there were no women in STEM careers? That means this is obviously a fake study.
The US researchers analysed nearly 1.4 million users of the open source program-sharing service Github. They found that pull requests - or suggested code changes - made on the service by women were more likely to be accepted than those by men. The paper is awaiting peer review. This means the results have yet to be critically appraised by other experts.
The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M case is on the test bench at APH Networks today. If you are looking for a mid-tower case with a big side panel window, this might be the case for you.
While there are many factors to consider when marketing or even buying a product, if a company packs best in-class features into the product tagged at a competitive price, consumers would make their purchasing decisions at the snap of a finger, and companies would be happy making lots of money. The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, in my opinion, is one of those great products that fit into this scenario.
The crew at LanOC took the Sapphire R9 380 ITX Compact 4GB around the block a few times to see what it was made of. If you need a new GPU and lack the space for a full sized card, you might want to give this review the once over.
It’s kind of hard to believe but it’s been almost two years from our R9 285 ITX review to now. In that time Asus and MSI seem to have dropped from the ITX market and Gigabyte jumped in. On top of that AMD turned things upside down and introduced the Fury Nano. Even still the Sapphire R9 380 4GB ITX is still the go to card.
How does stuff like this get overlooked? The fact that a hacker could brick every 64-bit iDevice connected to a public wi-fi network makes this situation even worse.
The bug within Apple’s date and time settings within iOS causes such an issue that users are reporting that the fail-safe restore techniques using iTunes are not able to repair the problem. The date bug affects iPhones, iPads and iPod touches with 64-bit processors running iOS 8 or iOS 9, including the iPhone 5S or newer, the iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or the 2015 sixth generation iPod touch or newer.
AT&T announced today that it plans to start testing 5G wireless connectivity in 2016 as part of a plan to roll out 5G connectivity across its network over the next couple years. 5G trials will start by the end of the year in Austin, TX.
We expect 5G to deliver speeds 10-100 times faster than today’s average 4G LTE connections. Customers will see speeds measured in gigabits per second, not megabits. For reference, at one gigabit per second, you can download a TV show in less than 3 seconds. Customers will also see much lower latency with 5G. Latency, for example, is how long it takes after you press play on a video app for the video to start streaming on your device. We expect 5G latency in the range of 1 to 5 milliseconds.
What started out as sketches and mockups in our forums almost two years ago, has blossomed into a fully functional mATX small form factor chassis. The crew at Kimera Industries just announced Cerberus, an 18L mATX enclosure designed for the enthusiast crowd. Follow the link for a complete list of specifications and features as well as information on the upcoming crowdfunding campaign.
Originating in a thread on HardForum, Cerberus was at first a build log and project created by a frustrated enthusiast, who found existing cases on the market to be bulky and poorly designed. Although Cerberus's humble beginnings included little more than sketches and mockups, the enclosure would eventually transform into a collaboration between designer and audience, as more and more people began following and contributing to the project. Eventually, the collection of comments and feedback from an engaged enthusiast community would yield Cerberus's final design: a mATX enclosure that was portable, yet remarkably flexible; beautiful, yet completely functional.
Remember the teenage hacker going by the alias "cracka" that somehow got into the e-mail account of the head of the CIA? Well, as we predicted, the kid has been arrested and all his friends have turned on him.
A 15-year-old boy who goes by the name "cracka" was arrested earlier this week for his part in a number of security breaches. He's part of the group "Crackas with Attitude" who made news back in October for breaking into the personal email of CIA head John Brennan. The group went on to access several accounts owned by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last month.
Damn, we almost made it through an entire week without more bad Uber news. The company has agreed to cough up $28.5 million to 25 million customers to settle lawsuits claiming the company misled customers about safety practices.
Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action lawsuits by paying about 25 million riders who made U.S. trips between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 31, 2016.
Think your tweets are protected by the First Amendment? Think again. Actor James Woods just got a green light to sue an anonymous Twitter user for $10 million for calling him a "cocaine addict."
James Woods has reportedly been given the go-ahead to launch a $10 million anti-defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user that suggested the actor used drugs. The case was expected to be thrown out by Judge Mel Recana at a hearing on February 2nd, but chose not to at the last minute.
Facebook takes a hard line toward terrorism and terrorists, she said. "If it's the leader of Boko Haram and he wants to post pictures of his two-year-old and some kittens, that would not be allowed," said Ms. Bickert, Facebook's head of global policy management. Facebook has strengthened the process over the past year.
My sources tell me there are no such plans and that there is no such statement. Executives believe that existing privacy controls are reasonable for consumers and there's no need for a drastic change. All of my sources declined to speak on the record, but based on their comments I found the most likely explanation for Mr. Kelly's confusion.
Although it's obvious she didn't, I honestly wouldn't care if this woman DID illegally download something, she doesn't deserve to be hassled like this over a crappy Shia LeBeouf movie.
The letter, received last month, accused Mrs Drew of infringing copyright. It stated she could avoid legal action by accepting liability and paying a settlement of £600. It is the second letter the company has sent to her following initial correspondence in November 2015. Mrs Drew said: "I'm upset to have been accused of something I didn't do... how many other people has this happened to?"
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Celebrating the 10th season, Intel Extreme Masters returns to Katowice, Poland, as the world will watch the best professional players compete for over US$600,000. Intel will be present to show the best in technology and announce new initiatives that will enrich and grow gaming and eSports through the next decade. Come see amazing advances in gaming in the Intel Experience Zone. Set across 625 square meters, experience virtual reality, see the smart ways Intel® RealSense™ technology is integrated into games, and play the latest titles. March 4-6, 2016. Doors open at 10 a.m. daily for ticketed attendees, 12 p.m. for free.
One thousand times since 2008 means that the NYPD has, on average, used a Stingray once every three days for the past eight years. Let that sink in for a few minutes.
The NYPD has confirmed that it owns and operates Stingrays—controversial surveillance devices that spy on cell phones nearby and that can be used to track location—the New York Civil Liberties Union announced today. In response to an NYCLU FOIL request, the NYPD disclosed it used Stingrays nearly 1,016 times between 2008 and May of 2015 without a written policy and following a practice of obtaining only lower-level court orders rather than warrants. This is the first time the extent of the use of Stingrays by the NYPD has been made public.
Finally, after 20 long years, the Senate has voted to keep internet access tax free permanently. The bill is on its way to the White House where the President is expected to sign it into law.
Recent attempts to make this ban permanent — by simply striking out the current end date on the latest of the Tax Freedom Act — had stalled in both the House and Senate. And so, as we reported in December, the language was simply tacked on to HR 644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, a piece of legislation authorizing funding for Customs and Border Protection, that was deemed likely to pass. Today, it passed the Senate with a 75-20 vote.
Want to know how many people are watching YouTube Red videos? Is the latest PewDiePie video series a complete flop? You'll never know because YouTube Red has removed view counters from its videos.
There’s one thing about the Red Originals that’s very un-YouTube, though. That place at the bottom-right of the videos on their homepage that used to tick up every time a new fan watched? That view count is gone. Despite YouTube’s insistence that data like watch time and engagement are more valuable, the upshot is that the company is being very careful not to let you know how many people have watched them.
"I got a scam phone call...saying I owed back taxes," victim Jim Davis said. "And, of course, it scared me, so I decided to go along with it...he said it was 'Officer David Brown' [with the IRS], gave me his badge number, and he told me to go to the bank and get the money so I could pay my back taxes from 2009 to 2013. When I got to the bank, I talked to Shannon, the manager at the bank, and she told me she heard there was a scam going around for IRS tax evasion."
Enter GoodSAM, which launched in mid-2014 as an app that lets you alert local medics and transmit your location. On Wednesday, the company added a live-streaming feature that provides an uninterrupted video feed to emergency services. GoodSAM, short for Good Smartphone Activated Medics, is in use around the world, including the UK, India, Malaysia, Australia and the US. The live-streaming tool, nicknamed Emergiscope, will be available globally.