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Many Tor sites compromised, including Tormail

At least half of all Dark Net websites using the TOR network have been compromised, infected with FBI sanctioned malware that can potentially track a site visitor’s IP address and the owner of the Freedom Hosting company that provided a lot of the back end storage for many of the …

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The Xbox One GPU just got faster

In an interview with the always colourful Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft’s corporate VP Marc Whitten, has announced that the graphics processor within the company’s next-gen Xbox One, is now a little bit faster, thanks to driver optimisations and a clock speed bump. Describing the current situation with the One …

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Even Google code sometimes distributes Malware

To help spread their latest viruses and trojans, malware creators are turning to legitimate content distribution platforms – meaning no one should trust downloads from any site without having a quick check first. The latest infection was picked up by the guys over at digital security solution firm, Zscaler Inc, …

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DotA 2 The International 2013 starts today

Whether you’re a DotA 2 fan, League of Legends fan, or just like a bit of eSports in general, there’s no reason not to be excited this weekend, as the DotA 2 International 2013 championships kick off with a bang – and it’s got the biggest eSports prize pool ever. …

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Sony to limit launch day PS4 pre-orders

Sony has announced that it is going to have to cut back on pre-order promises to supply its next-generation console on launch day, as apparently the numbers are just getting too lofty to deal with. However, that doesn’t mean pre-orders made today, or tomorrow won’t be fulfilled as you might …

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Nintendo Wii U sales are still awful

Poor Nintendo. Its “next-gen” system has had a horrible start, despite having a year lead in on both Microsoft and Sony’s systems. New figures announced during Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report, suggest that worldwide, it only sold 160,000 of the machines between April and June this year. Game sales were a …

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Over 5GB of guaranteed memory to PS4 developers

We’ve known for a while now that the PS4 would come packing a hell of a lot more RAM than its predecessor. While the PS3 had 512Mb (256MB system and 256MB GPU memory) the PS4 is coming as standard with a full 8GB. However, it’s not been clear how much …

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4OD lets you catch up with Android and iOS app

Both Android and iOS versions of Channel 4’s 4OD service have allowed users to stream previously shown content for a while now, but today with the new versions of each app (3.0 on iOS and 2.0 on Android), users will be able to download catch up content from within the …

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Australian Wikileaks site hit by DDOS

The Australian version of the Wikileaks Political Party site has been hit by a denial of service attack. It’s been down for just over 12 of hours and is still very difficult to access at the time of writing. It does appear after a while, but it’s not quick. Claiming …

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You guys really want GTA V on PC huh?

Can’t say I blame you either, as that’s the platform I want to play it on too. Unfortunately, Rockstar has yet to announce any news of the fifth game in the series appearing on the platform that started its career back with GTA One and two. However, a large number …

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Oculus Rift devs holding $50,000 game jam

The Oculus Rift is an amazing invention and is perhaps the first real step we’ve taken on the road to true virtual reality. However, as it stands, there isn’t that much in the way of games to make use of the soon-to-be-released technology, but not for much longer. The developers …

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DotA 2 price pool continues to grow

The prize pool for the third annual DotA 2 International tournament is still on the rise thanks to community efforts that see fan purchases simply adding to the collection. To date it’s reached over $2.6 (£1.7) million, making it the largest cash prize pool of any single esports event in …

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Nvidia Shield has a new release date

Nvidia’s handheld streaming console, the Shield, was expected to debut at the end of June, but due to some minor delays it was put on hold with no real word of when it might be made available. Now though we know, and it’s just over a week away. The Shield …

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