DRAM spot prices continue to fall in the second quarter of 2015, with prices for 4Gb DDR3 chips having fallen about 9%, Taiwan's Central News Agency quoted DRAMeXchange as saying in a recent report. Spot prices for 4Gb DDR3 have gone down to US$2.92, the lowest in about 26 months.
If you are shopping for a new CPU cooler, you might want to check out this review of the be quiet Dark Rock TF at FrostyTech this afternoon.
The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes which link a large primary aluminum fin stack and smaller secondary set of aluminum cooling fins to a chunky copper heatspreader below. The 135mm PWM fans are arranged in a push-pull configuration, exhausting downwards so related motherboard CPU VRM components benefit from the cooling air flow.
Isn't this just lovely, the IRS has been hacked. The agency is saying that thieves were able to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.
Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called "Get Transcript." In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address.
More bad news for Cicso. It looks like there will be a new trial after the U.S. Supreme Court voted six to two against in its ongoing patent infringement case with Commil.
The case concerns a patent held by Commil USA on a way to improve the implementation of a wireless network where multiple access points are needed. Commil sued Cisco for patent infringement and induced patent infringement based on the network equipment maker’s use of similar technology. In April 2011, a jury awarded Commil almost $63.8 million in damages. A judge subsequently added $10.3 million in interest.
Due to an increase in the sale of fraudulently obtained digital game keys for The Elder Scrolls Online, Zenimax is deactivating all accounts created with fraudulent keys. Thanks to cageymaru for the heads up.
We want to remind gamers to shop wisely and only purchase online keys from a reputable source. Fraudulently obtained keys obtained via Steam and then re-sold via third-party websites is a violation of both our and Steam’s Terms of Service. We will be deactivating all game accounts created with such stolen keys starting on Tuesday, May 26th. Affected users will receive an email with instructions on how to regain access to their game account via a valid game purchase.
On top of being cold blooded killers, hell bent on destroying the human race, our new robotic overlords will also be beer connoisseurs.
However it looks, Méndez and colleagues developed an electronic tongue that accurately distinguished between four styles of lager beer 100 percent of the time. A variety of screen-printed sensors "taste" electrochemical compounds in the beer to predict the brews' color index and alcoholic strength 76 percent and 86 percent of the time.
Apparently paying $1,500 to be part of a big beta program isn't sitting well with some. Being constantly called a glasshole probably didn't help either.
But Scoble's photo added another dimension: His nerd exuberance created a G-rated, consumer-tech version of a dick pic -- the kind of unsavory anatomical photo that's ruined politicians and private citizens -- that was shared around the world. The damage was done: He had helped make Glass uncool.
In our final look at Grand Theft Auto V we will look at image quality comparisons in this game. We will focus on the main graphics options that affect performance the most and we will get to the bottom of which soft shadow option is best to use. We will also find out if FXAA and TXAA affect texture quality.
The UN says that almost half the world's population will be online by the end of this year.
A new report from the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) predicts that an estimated 3.2 billion people of the world's 7.2 billion people will be online by the end of 2015. About 2 billion of those people using the Internet will be in the developing world, but only 89 million will be in countries such as Somalia and Nepal.
I don't know what the problem is here. Pay the $7,500 or quit using BitTorrent. Seems pretty straightforward to me.
A federal court in Oregon has signed off on a highly peculiar judgment against a Dallas Buyers Club pirate. Citing "financial hardship," the woman doesn't have to pay the $7,500 in costs and fees as long as she promises not to download any infringing material in the future, and removes any and all BitTorrent clients.
For those of you that want to fly the [H] colors during the iRacing Indy 500 this weekend, you can get the paint job you see below right here courtesy of MrMitch, a long time forum member and [H] racer extraordinaire. Anyone just wanting to show their support and watch the event can get more information from the iRacing Indy 500 website.
New cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend that the state health department attributed in part to social media as people increasingly turn to their phones to arrange "casual and often anonymous sexual encounters." Better testing has also contributed to the rising number of infections, the department said.
If this works as described, I could see tons of people locked out of their own phones. Think about it, how consistent is your signature?
The mobile device feature, created by Lockheed Martin, verifies a user's identity based on the swiftness and shape of the individual’s finger strokes on a touch screen. The technology is but one incarnation of handwriting-motion recognition, sometimes called "dynamic signature" biometrics, that has roots in the Air Force.
This kind of stuff is getting pretty damn scary. Less than $50 and you can walk off with someone's car?
Hi-tech car thieves use £30 jamming devices in car parks, the devices allow them to bypass car coding and reprogramme vehicles before driving off in them. Investigators discovered that the incident was caused by a criminal gang operating in that area.
The Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged is the newest edition to the Poseidon Z family. It comes in with a lot of new features that can be appealing to most gamers. This is the first mechanical keyboard in the Poseidon series to offer programmable macro buttons. In addition to that, Thermaltake is confident that the Poseidon Z Forged will become a long lasting keyboard, so they are offering the same five year warranty as they did with their previous Poseidon mechanical keyboards.
Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter. Charter will pay about $195 a share -- 14 percent above Time Warner Cable’s closing price on May 22 -- with $100 in cash and the rest in its own stock.
Just be thankful that we live in a country where brave men and women have laid down their lives just so we could make fun of politicians in our tweets without going to jail.
This is far from the first time someone has landed in jail over their politically dissident Twitter activity, but it’s a stark reminder of how some regimes can hand out over-the-top sentences for what amounts to a Jimmy Kimmel bit in the US.
At least five data protection watchdogs across the region are questioning Facebook's privacy settings. And in a case that could have broad implications for many tech companies, the region's top court will issue a preliminary decision next month on whether Facebook can continue transferring user data between Europe and the United States.
The crew at Vortez has posted a review of the Crucial MX200 SSD today for those of you interested. Here's a quote from the review:
The MX200 comes in a variety of storage sizes along with 3 form factors (2.5", mSATA and M.2) but only the standard 2.5" variant is currently available with the full 1TB of storage space. All of the drives come with Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, Adaptive Thermal Protection and Exclusive Data Defence along with a useful 3 year warranty.
Microsoft has a copyright issue, and it's not a new one. Its software storefronts have long been plagued by scams in the form of misleading apps and products that blatantly steal from well-known, popular and copyrighted TV shows, movies, music and games.