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Windows 10 upgrade ruins game

An automatic Windows 10 update ruined the livestream of a well-known gamer. While he was playing a match of Counter Strike Global Offensive with thousands of users watching, his computer spontaneously started to perform a Windows 10 upgrade.

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AMD silently launches Radeon R3 budget SSDs built by Galt

AMD has silently launched its Radeon R3 budget SSDs that are powered by Toshiba TLC NAND and a Silicon Motion controller. The drives are available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB.

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Hackers sell 272,3 million Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo mail accounts for $0.75

Russian hackers have obtained names and passwords of 272,3 million email accounts, including those of Gmail, Outlook/Hotmail, Yahoo and Mail.ru. The latter makes up the majority of the stolen addresses with 57 million entries, according security expert Alex Holden from Hold Security.

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Upcoming Adblock Plus release allows users to pay websites for content

Adblock Plus today announced it will soon introduce functionality that allows visitors to pay for content on a website. The popular adblocker hopes to compensate publishers for the revenues they miss out due to visitors blocking ads.

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Security issues Samsung’s smart home platform allows hackers to open locks

Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Michigan have discovered numerous vulnerabilities in smart home devices. The vulnerabilities allowed them to remotely hack the devices so they were able to control them.

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Poll of the day: Piracy is beneficial to the movie and music industry

While pirates download lots of music and movies for free, some argue that piracy isn't as bad as the movie and music industry wants us to believe. They argue that users are still willing to pay for content they really like and that piracy makes it easier to discover new content they actually want.

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Poll of the day: Using an adblocker is theft

The increasing usage of adblockers worries publishers, because it hurts their revenues. Visitors with an adblocker enabled they don't make them a anything, while those visitors do have access to free content. Some publishers argue that using an adblocker is a form of theft, what about you?

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CloneBD 1.0.8.1 released – fixes many bugs

On the Redfox forums we can read that version 1.0.8.1 of CloneBD was released today. This version of the popular Blu-ray movie backup software fixes many issues including a long standing one concerning HEVC encoding of 2D clips.

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Malicious advertisements served ransomware on The Pirate Bay

Worlds most popular torrent site The Pirate Bay distributed advertisements that tried to infect users with ransomware last week, antivirus company MalwareBytes reports. The advertisements tried to silently redirect users to a page serving the Magnitude exploit kit that tried to exploit vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Internet Explorer.

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American utility locks down network after ransomware infection

The American public utility Lansing Board of Water & Light has posted on Facebook and Twitter that the company has become the victim of ransomware. It's unknown which type of ransomware infected the network but the malware did its job after someone opened an email attachment.

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Lionsgate adds more than 100 movie titles to game platform Steam

Users of Steam can rent more than 100 movies on the game platform starting today. The Hunger Games trilogy, Twilight, Saw and more are from now on available on Valve's platform. Movie studio Lionsgate has made a deal with Valve to distribute movies to its more than 125 million Steam users.

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Microsoft to end its aggressive ‘Get Windows 10’ campaign on the 29th of July

Microsoft will stop its aggressive methods to try to convince users to switch to Windows 10 on the last day it offers Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users a free upgrade. This means that starting the 30th of July users will no longer be bothered with 'Upgrade to Windows 10' popups.

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Microsoft reports 300 million active devices running Windows 10 – OS shows strong growth

Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices. The company reported 270 million devices in March and 200 million in January this year.

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Virus scanners bring patient in danger during heart surgergy

A medical system that monitors patients crashed during a heart procedure because the virusscanner performed a scheduled scan, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports.

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DVD-Ranger releases SoundTouch 3 – claims ‘pure quality’ without database download

DVD-Ranger has released version 3 of its SoundTouch software that claims to provide to remove the Blu-ray copy protection Cinavia while retaining excellent sound quality without requiring a database to download. A first test by our member ILLP confirms that the sound quality is "outstanding".

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New Swedish laws should make it easier for police to take down The Pirate Bay

The Swedish police has advised the Swedish government to make changes to the country's law to make it easier to take down sites like The Pirate Bay.

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Australian Commission: It should be legal to use VPNs to circumvent geo-blocks

An Australian government commission has released a report in which it states that Australian consumers should be legally allowed to circumvent geo-blocking restrictions. Australians get offered a lower level of digital services, according to the 'Productivity Commission'. Therefore Australians should be able to use a VPN service without the fear of infringing on copyright.

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Windows 10 ruins the weather

Windows 10 has ruined the weather. Not literally obviously, but during a broadcast of the American TV station KCCI weather woman Metinka Slater is disturbed by a 'Microsoft recommends to upgrade to Windows 10' popup.

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Poll of the day: The Apple hype is over

Yesterday Apple reported its quarterly revenue and had to announce it sold less iPhones, iPad and Macbooks than the quarter before. The company's revenue also decreased for the first time in 13 year. While the numbers are down, Apple still reported a revenue of $50.6 billion in the last quarter. Will the company last?

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Lite-On reveals new Mu-II series SSDs with 15nm TLC NAND

Lite-On has unveiled its new series of SSD drives, the Mu-II Series. The 2.5" inch drives connect to the computer using the SATA-3 interface and are available in capacities of 120, 240 and 480 GB.

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Microsoft gives away free Lumia 950 with Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft is currently running a 'two-for-one Lumia phone campaign' in Canada and the United States, which means purchasers of a Lumia 950 XL get a Lumia 950 for free. The company likely gives away the Lumia 50 due to bad sales numbers.

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Windows 10 to power automated cars, street lights and refrigerators

Windows 10 will soon no longer only power PCs but also automated cars, street lights and refrigerators. Microsoft stated this during the Hannover Messe, the largest industrial technology trade fair in the world. Windows 10 is "The Platform for the Intelligence Revolution", according to the company.

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New ransomware promises to donate the $2200 ransom money to charity

Security researchers from Heimdal Security have discovered a new ransomware variant that promises to donate the ransom money to charity. As usual the ransomware is distributed as email attachment or through unpatched software and once it becomes active it encrypts all kinds of file.

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Samsung claims quantum dot TVs beat OLED – sees no future for OLED

For Samsung there is no future in OLED TVs because the technology sees hardly an improvements, Samsung told the Korea Herald. Samsung's chief of TVs Kim Hyun-seok reaffirmed that the company has no immediate plan to produce organic light-emitting diode TVs.

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Windows and Linux see market share drop in favour of Mac OS X

The worldwide marketshare of Windows on the desktop has dropped below 90% for the first time in a long time, according to research company Net Applications. For 6 months in a row Microsoft's operating systems saw a decline in market share.

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Lexar Workflow portable SSD 512GB review

Time to take closer look on the updated Workflow portable SSD from Lexar. To find out more about the Lexar Portable SSD continue reading this review.

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RedFox announces product prices

For the past couple weeks RedFox, the company behind AnyDVD has been working diligently to bring things back to normal after the resurrection first happened. This has resulted in 5 interim AnyDVD releases, but users were as of yet unable to purchase and nothing was posted in regards to pricing. While purchasing is still not possible, prices have just been posted publicly.

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WhatsApp to add voice mail for VoIP calls and to allow ZIP file sharing

WhatsApp is about to add several new features to its popular messaging app. According to information leaked by the website PhoneRadar, the app should get a new feature called 'Call Back', and also voice mail for VoIP calls and the ability to send ZIP files are new features.

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Fake Sandisk memory cards are making the rounds

Users on the Dutch Tweakers Forums report that a Groupon seller sold fake Sandisk MicroSD cards. The cards work and have the advertised capacity but their maximum transfer speed is much slower than the speeds specified on the packaging.

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Mozilla patches 4 critical vulnerabilities with the release of Firefox 46

Mozilla today released Firefox 46 which fixes 14 vulnerabilities of which 4 have been marked critical. Some of the critical vulnerabilities showed evidence of memory corruption which according to Mozilla would allow them to be exploited to run arbitrary code.

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Kaspersky Lab: ATMs insecure due to Windows XP and accessible USB ports

The Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab reports that ATMs are poorly secured. An important reason is that the majority runs on Windows XP but also because banks sometimes install software like Acrobat Reader 6.0, Radmin and TeamViewer on the machines.

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Adobe’s Flash Player takes all positions in Top 10 of most attacked vulnerabilities

Adobe's Flash Player took every position of the Top 10 of most attacked vulnerabilities through exploit kits, according to the security department of the NTT Group, the largest Japanese telecom provider.

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European Commission rules adblock detection is not allowed

The European Commission has stated that trying to detect whether an user is using an adblocker is illegal. The statement was made as part of an answer to a question of the CEO of privacy watchdog Think Privacy, Alexander Hanff.

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