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E-Sports Entertainment involved in bitcoin mining scandal

E-Sports Entertainment involved in bitcoin mining scandal

The E-Sports Entertainment Association is currently in hot water right now after several of its subscriber's discovered a Bitcoin miner in the ESEA's anti-cheat client. For a period of 2 weeks, gamers noticed that their computers were generating unusually high GPU loads and frequent BSOD errors. Some gamers stated that their GPUs were damaged due to them reaching temperatures above 90 degrees Celsius.

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Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ has just issued an update that brings the remote desktop feature to Hangouts. With Hangouts Remote Desktop, your friends can give you permission to control their desktop through the Hangouts app. Because you're in a Hangout, you are still able to see each other and voice chat with each other while you're controlling the other person's computer, making troubleshooting much easier.

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iPhone might head to MetroPCS, just not anytime soon

iPhone might head to MetroPCS, just not anytime soon

Now that the MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger has been finalized, many customers on MetroPCS are all wondering, "When can we get our hands on the iPhone?" Well according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, there is a possibility that the iPhone will head to MetroPCS, however nothing is certain yet. He says, "It's not imminent; I think that's safe to say." He does assure MetroPCS subscribers that he has started discussions with Apple about bringing the iPhone to MetroPCS.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts bound for Xbox 720 with first teaser trailer

Call of Duty: Ghosts bound for Xbox 720 with first teaser trailer

Earlier today, Activision and Infinity Ward revealed a teaser trailer for its latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. The game is set to be the 10th installment in the series, and is confirmed to be heading to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and of course, the upcoming Xbox 720 (or whatever it's going to be called) on November 5th. What's surprising is that we'll see this game's first demo on the next-gen Xbox.

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Next-gen AMD FX 4350 and 6350 join the FX CPU family

Next-gen AMD FX 4350 and 6350 join the FX CPU family

Today, two new processors are joining AMD's FX CPU line-up. They are the AMD FX-4350 and AMD FX-6350 procssors. Both processors are unlocked, and are compatible with 900-series motherboards. The AMD FX-4350 processor offers quad-core performance, while the AMD FX-6350 offers 6-core performance. They're both designed to allow you seamless multitasking and much more enjoyability when it comes to watching videos or playing games.

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FBI seeks to fine tech companies failing to comply with real-time wiretaps

FBI seeks to fine tech companies failing to comply with real-time wiretaps

A new proposal from the government would require tech companies like Facebook or Google to allow law enforcement to place real-time wiretaps on a suspect's communication mediums, like messaging apps, emails, and more. Law officials would present a court-ordered request to the companies, and if the companies don't comply, they would receive a fine amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. If they choose not to pay the fine after 90 days, the fines will double each day afterwards.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III tipped to include 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU

Samsung Galaxy Note III tipped to include 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU

More Samsung Galaxy Note III rumors are surfacing, and this is one we're hoping is true. According to SamMobile's source, the Galaxy Note III may have both an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU. The CPU will be the Exynos 5 Octa that was introduced at CES earlier this year, but the 8-core GPU will be a Mali 450 GPU. A combination of both would make the Samsung Galaxy Note III one behemoth of a device.

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Fake Firefox spreads spyware as makers Mozilla retort

Fake Firefox spreads spyware as makers Mozilla retort

Mozilla has sent out a cease-and-desist letter to Gamma International, who has been disguising commercial malware as Mozilla's Firefox web browser. Gamma's software uses Mozilla's trademarks and brand to mislead consumers into thinking its product is affiliated with the company. In the properties of the fake Firefox browser, all of the information, including version number, copyright, trademark claims, and more are exactly the same as the genuine Firefox browser.

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CopyTele sues Skype in its “patent monetization” scheme

CopyTele sues Skype in its “patent monetization” scheme

CopyTele, or more specifically, its Secure Web Conference Corp. division has sued Microsoft's Skype due to patent infringement. Copytele says that Skype infringed on 2 of its patents, one regarding a "method and apparatus for securing e-mail attachments", and the other for a "portable telecommunication security device." However, CopyTele didn't sue Skype because it was trying to protect its patent portfolio. It sued Skype because it saw an opportunity to generate more money off its patents. Yes, unfortunately, CopyTele is known as a patent troll.

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DreamWorks deals industry’s first major acquisition of a YouTube Channel

DreamWorks deals industry’s first major acquisition of a YouTube Channel

DreamWorks has officially acquired the teen-centric YouTube channel, AwesomenessTV. AwesomenessTV is touted to be one of the most subscribed to channels for teens, having over 14 million subscribers, 55,000 channels, and 800 million total views so far. DreamWorks acquisition of AwesomenessTV is the first major acquisition of a YouTube channel by a big media company, and it will help boost DreamWorks's online presence.

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Former AOL VP becomes new head of CIA tech and science division

Former AOL VP becomes new head of CIA tech and science division

The CIA has appointed Dawn Meyerriecks, former AOL Senior Vice President for Product Technology, as its new Chief of Science and Technology. While it seems like a strange move on the CIA's part, after reading through Meyerricks's resume, we now understand why she is one of the best candidates. According to Wired, Meyerrick's is the first internet executive to ever take a top-tiered position in the CIA.

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Hacker shows how Google Glass could watch its user’s every move

Hacker shows how Google Glass could watch its user’s every move

Jay Freeman, an iOS and Android developer known for his popular Cydia app store accessible by jailbroken iPhones, has discovered a scary security flaw in Google Glass. While toying around with the Explorer edition of Google Glass, Freeman discovered that the device's lack of a PIN code or any other form of authentication could make it easy for hackers to install surveillance malware onto the device.

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