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While no real specifics were given, at least one politician is calling for "increased jail time and restitution" for anyone convicted of swatting.
Sen. Schumer issued a press release today announcing that he is introducing legislation in the Senate that would increase penalties for those engaging in swatting, make those convicted of related crimes pay restitution to police, and close a loophole in federal law that would make it illegal for these wrongdoers to evade the law by disguising their identity.
International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives. Shares in the world's largest technology services company flitted around the unchanged mark in after-hours trading.
When you download your past searches, a copy of your history will be saved securely to the Takeout folder in Google Drive. You can download the files to your computer if you want a copy on your computer. Depending on the amount of data you’re downloading, you may be have more than one file in your Takeout folder with your history in it.
Arguing that the National Federation of the Blind lacked standing to sue under the ADA is an interesting tactic. I think Uber might want to invest a little money in lawyers that specialize in these types of lawsuits.
In a decision late Friday night, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California, said the plaintiffs could pursue a claim that Uber is a "travel service" subject to potential liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The judge also rejected Uber's arguments that the plaintiffs, including the National Federation of the Blind of California, lacked standing to sue under the ADA and state laws protecting the disabled.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE, to be hosted this May on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!
Attention overclocker nation. You have until May 1st 2015 to get your platform ready and jump in to become the X99 Champion! To make your way up to the grand prize of $1,500 USD, you’ll have to collect the most points by submitting your best scores in 6 different stages designed to test both your CPU and Graphics card overclocking skills. Do you feel up to the challenge? Good luck to all!!
Points will be given to the top ranking scores in each stage. The top 3 participants with the most points at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes. You also have the chance to win some great hardware via 3 lucky draws. Lucky Draw #1 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set above 25 Celsius, Lucky Draw #2 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set below 25 Celsius, and Lucky Draw #3 will be rewarding participants that submitted the lowest score. Please see the contest rules for more details.
"E-waste" is defined as any device with a battery or electric cord, which the owner doesn’t intend to reuse. A report released by the United Nations University on Sunday revealed that in 2014 alone, citizens world over generated an epic 41.8 million tonnes of it. Depressingly, of that, roughly only 6.5 million tonnes were taken in for recycling. As the toxic legacy of our digital age, e-waste stands to affect everything from our health to our environment.
The crew at FrostyTech has posted a review of the Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 today. If you are cooler shopping, head on over and check out the full review.
"Scythe's Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four nearly-separate cooling towers.
He proposed that Google buy Tesla outright — with a healthy premium, the company would have cost about $6 billion at the time — and pony up another $5 billion in capital for factory expansions. He also wanted guarantees that Google wouldn’t break up or shut down his company before it produced a third-generation electric car aimed at the mainstream auto market. He insisted that Page let him run a Google-owned Tesla for eight years, or until it began pumping out such a car. Page accepted the overall proposal and shook on the deal.
Grand Theft Auto V has finally been released on the PC. In this preview we will look at some video card comparisons in performance, maximize graphics settings at 1440p and 4K. We will briefly test AMD CHS Shadow and NVIDIA PCSS shadow and talk about them. We will even see if SLI and CrossFire work.
Members of Congress - most of whom can’t secure their own websites, and some of whom don’t even use email - are trying to force a dangerous "cybersecurity" bill down the public’s throat. Everyone’s privacy is in the hands of people who, by all indications, have no idea what they’re talking about.
It would seem that there was some sort of mix up last week when we were told by AMD that Grand Theft Auto V was the latest edition to the Gaming Evolved family. AMD's PR team has reached out to us to let us know that this is not the case and that, while the game has Gaming Evolved features, it is not an official Gaming Evolved title.
Apparently AMD's CEO, during a conference call on Q1 earnings, let it slip that Windows 10 will launch at the end of July.
What we also are factoring in is, you know, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up.
"Pre-Sequel, Claptastic Voyage, and Handsome collection all shipped. In a rare moment, I was temporarily non-vital. I could leave without damaging Borderland or Gearbox too much if I did it at this moment, so now was the time. I think Gearbox will do great in the future, and I think Borderlands will stay strong and awesome. I've been thinking about it for a while. I'm not quitting out of anger or getting fired. It's just time for new adventures. I'm an inventor. I'm ready to make something new. Not just new to me, but new to everyone."
If you need a full-tower case for your next system build, check out this review of the Enermax Thormax GT at Modders Inc. today.
Full-tower cases are sought after for the extra room they provide for system building but if size is the only thing they offer then things would get boring fast. With the market as competitive as it is, case manufacturers have begun looking into offering more than space and design cases that appeal to a lifestyle rather than be an all-in-one generic solution.
"Two officers got on, two regular Syracuse PD. They walked back there, and past me. The FBI agents walked on, they walked past me and turned around at which point, I said ‘so, should I get my bags now?’ and they said ‘yes, please, Mr. Roberts," he told Security Ledger on Thursday.
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.
ASUS is proud to announce that nine ASUS products have won the prestigious 2015 Red Dot Awards for product design, including the ROG G751 gaming laptop. Presented by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany, ASUS products won awards in four different categories. The winning ASUS products were chosen out of 4,928 entries from 56 countries judged by a panel of 38 international design experts. 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the awards. To receive the seal of approval from Red Dot is a great honor, each product awarded was assessed on a wide range of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content, and ecological compatibility.
Our NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program awarded $25,000 this week to five Ph.D. students involved in GPU computing research. "These exceptional grad students are helping to define the future of computing, and we’re delighted to support their work," said NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students doing GPU-based work. We selected our fellows from more than a hundred applicants in 21 countries.
William Shatner is the Renaissance man incarnate, playing roles from Shakespeare to Star Trek Captain and everything in-between. He is taking on a new role now as the Savior of California. Shatner is proposing a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his proposed water pipeline running from Washington State to California.
"So I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water. How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it above ground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!"
In two years, Norway will be the first country in the world to completely shut down its FM network system and replace it with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). The transition will begin in 2017 and proceed from the north and go region by region until the transition has been completed
Today’s decision makes Norway the first country in the world to set a final date for FM-switch off. Several countries in Europe and Southeast Asia, however, are in similar processes, choosing DAB-technology as the backbone of future radio distribution.
HBO has had a pretty lenient stance toward users who pirate Game of Thrones as it airs or afterwards, HBO has looked the other way and written it off to good press. But when someone downloads and distributes four episodes in advance of their airing dates, enough is enough. HBO is taking action against these people through their respective ISP’s.
HBO has in the past condemned such practice, but it looks much more furious this time. The American premium cable and satellite television network has started to send out thousands of warnings to subscribers who had illegally obtained copies of 'Game of Thrones', and is asking their respective carriers to take severe actions.
Well, that didn’t take long at all, did it? Grand Theft Auto 5 finally makes it to the PC and less than a week after it launches, has already received a well-deserved patch. Patch 1.01 addresses a myriad of launch bugs that have surfaced on the PC version.
Patch 1.01 fixes a problem arising from Windows usernames that featured characters other than alphanumeric (the letters A to Z, or numerals 0 through 9).