Author: Colt Agar

Popular CCleaner Hacked With Malware, Millions Of Users Were At Risk

Shortly after security giant, Avast acquired popular CCleaner, the optimization company's server was hacked resulting in malware injected in the software of 2.27 million users. While this is a horrible instance to occur for both companies especially when their parent company has a primary focus on security. As bad as this sounds, there is some good news. While 2.27 million users at risk may seem like a massive number, CCleaner has racked up over 2 billion downloads total and surpasses 5 million new users each month. This means the total number of affected users is under half a month's...

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Virgin Mobile To Launch iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Models A Week Late

The US-based Virgin Mobile stores have confirmed that they will be receiving Apple's newest iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models come September 29th. This makes it an entire week later than every other US carrier and will likely be a sore subject for their customers since the service switched to an iPhone-only business model on June 27th. Why the delay? Virgin Mobile hasn't made this clear yet, but pre-orders will begin on the 22nd which is the same day every other carrier is shipping the highly sought after device. As for the higher-end iPhone X, the current pre-order date...

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Apple’s Updates Beats Lineup With The Studio3 Wireless Headphones

The popular Beats By Dre audio accessories company was purchased by Apple in 2014 for a whopping $3B. Since then, Apple has made some minor refreshes primarily to their earbud product lines yet their higher-end Beats Studio line-up had remained unchanged. Earlier this morning, Apple announced their Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones which feature new technology and improved performance. While they look similar to the Studio2 model, this new version packs Apple's W1 wireless chip along with its Pure Adaptive Noise Cancellation and improved battery life. What the W1 chip brings to the table is improved Bluetooth pairing and...

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Data Leak Shows Vulnerability Of Time Warner Cable Customer Information

While Kromtech is a company most known for their controversial MacKeeper security software for Apple computers, their security team has just unveiled a massive data leak from BroadSoft, Inc. a company associated with several large corporations including Time Warner Cable. This news follows a similar data leak discovery from Kromtech just a few months back involving the World Wrestling Entertainment. The leak was discovered when two of BroadSoft's AWS S3 buckets which offered public access to over 600GB of user data belonging to Time Warner Cable customers. More specifically, this data was dumped from users of the MyTWC mobile app...

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Sharp’s 8K AQUOS TVs Will Begin Selling In Q4 2017

While many consumers still haven't jumped into buying a 4K TV just yet, Sharp has just announced their plans to release a consumer-ready 8K television as soon as this December in China and Japan. Now Sharp has been showing off their 8K panel technology as early as 2015, but those models weren't practical for consumer use with initial prices topping $100,000. The 8K AQUOS model will offer a 70-inch screen with the full 8K resolution (7,860 x 4,320) which is a staggering 16 times the 1080P FHD most consumers are accustomed to. Beyond its resolution, this model will be...

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Sony’s New RX0 Is An Overly Rugged Compact Camera

Sony has been one of the most notable companies to innovate within the digital imaging space over the last five years, and their new RX0 model follows suit. Priced at $700, the RX0 is designed for VR and remote camera shooting with its 1-inch sensor packing 15.3MP. The integrated lens utilizes Zeiss glass with a 24mm f/4 wide-angle lens. What sets it apart from other models is the design which is waterproof, shockproof and crushproof all while being compact enough to use in even the most complicated rigging situations. The RX0 offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000 of...

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Panasonic’s 400Mbps GH5 Update Is Coming Next Month

When Panasonic announced their GH5, many filmmakers were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the camera although many were disappointed to find out that some of the exciting features like 400Mbps in 4K weren't coming until a later date. Fast forward six months later and Panasonic is finally on the verge of releasing the highly anticipated GH5 firmware 2.0. As expected, the update includes significant performance and feature increases including: 400Mbps All-I compression when shooting 4K or 200Mbps in 1080P Higher resolution 4:3 video when utilizing anamorphic lenses A new hybrid log gamma designed for HDR...

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6 Of The Best Case Fans For Keeping Your PC Cool

When it comes to keeping your gaming rig cool, choosing the best case fans is an essential element to building a gaming PC to ensure maximum performance and a prolonged lifespan of the internal components. Console gaming used to dominate the market, but as new games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are pushed out exclusively to the PC (for now), more gamers are swapping their controllers for a traditional mouse and keyboard to get in on the action. One reason for this change is the massive influx of players who are buying their own PC components and building their own gaming...

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Sony’s PSVR $400 Bundle Updated To Include Mandatory PS Camera

The PlayStation VR has been a move by Sony to get a higher-end VR experience into consumers' homes without the high price-point and complexity of a traditional PC-based virtual reality system like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. So far, it has accomplished this task although its performance isn't up to spec with its PC counterparts who have also dropped in price. A big complaint from PlayStation VR customers is that the $400 bundle didn't include the required PlayStation camera so they'd be forced to dish out another $50 separately to get up and running. Sony has remedied this...

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High Demand Overloads Streaming Servers For Mayweather/McGregor Match

Last night, arguably the biggest boxing match to have ever taken place happened as an undefeated boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather duked it out with UFC champion, Connor McGregor. While it wasn't your traditional fight as McGregor is not a professional boxer, the massive egos and hype caused a huge influx of people dished out the $99 charge to watch the match live on Pay-Per-View TV or to stream it online. However, these services did not prepare themselves for the sheer scale of an event this size, and the infrastructures behind the viewing experience crumbled with the high demand. While traditional...

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