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New movies to become available online 2 weeks after their cinema debut

Hollywood is planning to offer movies for online rental, two weeks after their cinema debut, according to a rumor posted by Bloomberg. Movie fans would have to pay between $25 and $50 to view the movie at home.

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WD announces 12TB and 14TB Helium filled HDDs for 2017

WD today announced a 12TB HDD and has stated to be working on a 14TB drive as well. Together with the new HDDs, the storage giant also announced several enterprise SSDs.

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PowerDVD and Hitachi-LG to offer first Ultra HD Blu-ray playback on PC

Cyberlink has received the required certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) to allow Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. PowerDVD is the world’s first software player to be certified and Ultra HD Blu-ray playback should become available in 2017.

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Amazon introduces ‘Snowmobile’ to transfer petabytes of data faster than ever

Amazon has revealed a new service to transfer hundreds of petabytes of data as soon as possible to the cloud. The transfer is far from regular, the data doesn't go over the usual DSL, cable or fiber connection, neither is it wirelessly transmitted.

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It’s now possible to download apps without a Microsoft account from the Windows Store

Microsoft has made it possible to download free apps from the Windows Store without using a Microsoft account. Other requirements to download apps without an account is that the app doesn't have specific age restrictions and that Windows 10 update KB 3200970 is installed.

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Microsoft tech support scam now also in ransomware variant

The Microsoft scam now also has a variant where ransomware is used to force users to pay. Where the alleged authority of Microsoft employees was previously abused to call people at home, fake Microsoft employees are now used to convince victims to pay for ransomware.

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DVDFab releases version 10 – faster and easier to use

In case you missed it, DVDFab launched version 10 of its software last week which is a free upgrade for existing customers. This new version brings a completely redesigned user interface, cloud decryption for DVDs, a new conversion engine and many more new features.

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Hands-on: Netflix 4K streaming on a Windows 10 PC

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that Netflix content could be watched on a Windows 10 PCs in the 4K. Together with the announcement also system requirements were revealed, a 7th generation Intel CPU and Microsoft's Edge browser. German website Heise tested several hardware configurations for 4K streaming and found that modern graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 1000 and Radeon RX 400 series can't display Netflix's 4K content.

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Security company reportedly gains access to telemetry data of all Windows 10 devices

Security company FireEye recently closed a deal with Microsoft to integrate its iSIGHT security service into Windows Defender. Wit the deal, the company gets access to the collected telemetry data of all Windows 10 devices.

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Israeli security researchers use method to spy on you using earbuds

Israeli security researchers have developed a method that allows them record sound without a webcam or microphones attached to the computer. They've created malware that is able to record sound through headphones connected to the computer.

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Microsoft claims Edge is safer than Firefox in new Windows 10 notifications

Several users report that they've received notifications in Windows 10 stating that Mozilla Firefox is less secure than Edge. The notifications recommend users to switch to Microsoft's browser.

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Microsoft reveals ARM version of Windows 10 that runs x86 software through emulation

Microsoft has revealed a Windows 10 version that is able to run on ARM CPUs and which can run x86 applications through emulation. The ARM version of Windows 10 will run on an upcoming Qualcomm SnapDragon chip.

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AV-Test tests how good special cleanup tools and security suites remove malware

The German AV-Test has tested which special malware cleanup tools and security suites are best in removing malware from Windows computers after an infection. They tested 15 applications and only 3 applications achieved a perfect score.

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Microsoft is readying its new Unified Update Platform to make updates more efficient

Microsoft has started to offer Windows 10 updates using a new method call the Unified Update Platform (UUP). This platform should make updating the OS more efficient because it only downloads the components that are required for a specific computer.

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Youtube adds support for live streams in 4K at 60fps

Video website Youtube has made it possible to stream both regular as 360 degrees live streams in the 4K resolution with a framerate of 60 seconds per second. Watching 'regular videos' in 4K was already possible.

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Android malware steals Google account data of millions devices

Security firm Check Point warns for a new mobile malware variant that it has called Gooligan. The malware infects devices through legitimate looking apps that are offered outside the Play Store and through phising campaigns. At its peak the malware infected more than 13,000 Android devices a day.

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Mozilla fixes critical vulnerability with emergency patch for Firefox 50

Mozilla today released an emergency patch for Firefox that fixes a critical security vulnerability. Critical vulnerabilities allow an attacker to execute malcious code on the victim's computer without requiring user interaction.

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German ISP sees 900,000 routers go offline after possible cyberattack

One of Germany's largest internet providers, Deutsche Telekom, yesterday became the target of a possible cyberattack that took 900,000 routers and customers offline. The attack also took down TV and fixed-line telephone services provided by the ISP.

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Philips compensates users who lose smart TV functionality with Amazon Fire TV Stick

Philips customers who will lose their smart TV functionality by the end of this year will be compensated with a free Amazon Fire TV Stick. Previously the company's customer service stated affected users wouldn't receive any compensation because the reason was beyond control of Philips.

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New SD card logo indicates that Android apps run smoothly from it

The SD Association has announced a new specification called 'Application Performance Class' that should make clear that labeled micro SD cards can smoothly run Android apps.

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Netflix brings 4K / Ultra HD streaming to Windows 10 but requires Edge and Kaby Lake

Netflix will make streaming of movies and series in Ultra HD / 4K available for Windows 10. However, users need a computer with the latest generation Intel CPU, a 4K display and are limited to the Edge browser to view the content.

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Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

For modern PC's, 16GB of DRAM is becoming very popular. At the moment, DRAM prices are low, so there is little excuse to skimp on an 8GB memory kit for example. Today I'm looking at some DDR4 DRAM, in the shape of a Crucial 16GB dual channel memory kit. In this the kit is the Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB dual channel DDR4 (2x 8GB modules). Let's find out how it performs in this review.

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Users around the world lose internet connection after Windows Update (with fix)

Users around the world are reporting that they are no longer able to connect to the internet after applying a Windows Update. They receive the error 'Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration'. Several ISPs around the world report about the issue and they report Microsoft is aware of the issue too. Fortunately there is a simple solution available.

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Flash Player and Internet Explorer continue to be most targeted by cybercriminals

Also this year are Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Internet Explorer the favorite target of cybercriminals, according to security company Recorded Future based on analysis of several exploit kits.

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ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD review

ADATA has released their new SSD, the Ultimate SU800 and it comes packed with the latest that they have to offer, so its time for me to take a closer look at ADATA's first 3D NAND SSD and to find you what the SU800 SSD can do.

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DRAMeXchange: SSDs will be more expensive the coming months

Market research company DRAMeXchange today announced that SSD prices will continue to increase in the fourth quarter of this year due to a shortage of NAND memory. Compared to the previous quarter, prices of mainstream SSD with either MLC or TLC NAND for PC OEMs are estimated to increase with 6-10% and 6-9% respectively.

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Microsoft’s free Word Viewer application to be discontinued

Microsoft today announced that Word Viewer will no longer be available from November next year. The free application can be used to view Word documents and is especially useful for users who want to view the contents of Word documents without installing and/or purchasing Office.

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HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

The HyperX Predator is the fastest PCIe SSD that HyperX has to offer, with read speed up to 1400MB/Sec and write speed up to 1000MB/Sec this drive can easily boot your PC, so lets find out everything there is about the HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD.

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OakGate Expandable Desktop Storage Test Platform Review and Demonstration

In March 2013 Myce and OakGate Technology (hereafter referred to as OakGate) entered into a joint partnership for the testing and reviewing of enterprise storage products. In keeping with both parties continuing commitment to the partnership, Myce has recently completed the implementation of one of OakGate’s latest test appliances - the Expandable Desktop Storage Test Platform together with an optional 4-Bay U.2 Plug-In Module. We are now pleased to present this review of our new Enterprise Storage Test Platform.

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Microsoft warns for Amazon Black Friday/Cyber Monday ransomware spam campaign

Microsoft warns internet users for Amazon emails that try to infect computers with ransomware. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, cybercriminals hope more users are susceptible for opening an attachment coming from a popular online retailer.

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Philips removes smart TV functionality from high-end 2009 models

Philips smart TVs from 2009 will no longer be able to connect to the internet and therefore lose their smart functionality from the 28th of December this year. TVs from a year later do receive an update that allows them to get on the internet.

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Rumor: Microsoft and HP developing consumer Windows Phone together

The German website Dr. Windows reports that HP and Microsoft are working together on a new Windows Phone for consumers. The information comes from two different sources and indicate that Microsoft is providing significant budget to HP for development of the phone.

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DVD-Ranger reports discovery of new Cinavia variant on Blu-ray of Mechanic: Resurrection

DVD-Ranger reports he found a new variant of the Blu-ray audio watermark copy protection Cinavia in the movie Mechanic: Resurrection from the movie studio Lionsgate. Besides a new Cinavia variant, the movie also seems to be protected with other new copy protections.

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