Tuesday, January 19, 2016

IT News Head Lines (TweakTown) 20/01/2016

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US court rules Facebook tags can violate restraining orders
Tagging someone in a funny cat video or fresh new meme violates the terms of a retraining order according to a New York judge, ruling that Maria Gonzalez breached her 'contract' due to tagging her sister-in-law Maribel Calderon in a post that labeled her as "stupid."
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Not even the Grand Theft Auto V voice actors know about DLC
Single player DLC for Grand Theft Auto V is something highly desired by fans, and something that's been promised yet has remained undelivered. And even the voices behind the characters don't know when it's going to be here.
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Ned Luke plays MIchael De Santa, and he too understands the fire...
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Get 5 White Hat Hacker Courses for $19
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If you've been considering a career in penetration testing, you probably already know it's an in-demand job that can pay $120,000 a year. What you may not know? It can be as easy as grabbing our Complete White Hat Hacking & Penetration Testing bundle to get your foot in the...
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Here's how stop seeing Facebook's 'On This Day' nostalgia generator
If you're sick of seeing past memories and wish Facebook would (partly) get out of your life, the whizz-kids at Gizmodo have posted a guide on how to turn them off.
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It's as simple as heading to the 'On This Day' page and telling this social media giant that you're...
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ESL offers $1.5 million throughout 2016 Pro League
Featuring a 50 percent increase in the prize pool, ESL has announced that its 2016 Pro League will feature a cool $1.5 million in cash prizes, compared to $1 million in 2015.
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With Ulrich Schulze, VP Pro Gaming at ESL, stating that his company is "working on enabling larger offline...
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The product you never thought you needed - a complete emoji keyboard

For around $79 you can grab yourself a white or black 'Emojistar Keyboard' - a product that vies to help you type out any pop culture symbol with ease.
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Quoted as "A really smart keyboard" on its own Kickstarter campaign, this crowd funding campaign is currently sitting at a lowly...
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Over 5 million jobs could be lost to robots by 2020

Robots are slowly taking over the human population, in factories, retail and service industries - slowly, but surely. But, how much worse can it get? The World Economic Forum has now weighed in, with some estimates.
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The WEF says that over 5 million jobs will be lost to robots, with...
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Netflix is getting serious on VPNs, Tor and other proxy use

If you're someone who uses a VPN, Tor or another proxy network to get around the region blocking on Netflix - you won't be allowed to do that for much longer. Considering Netflix is a powerful player, spending $6 billion in 2016 on original content, you'd think they'd want to...

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Deadpool won't be released in China, thanks to its violence, language

With the release of Deadpool set for next month, Fox's R-rated 'anti-superhero' movie won't be released in China. According to local media reports, Deadpool has been denied permission to screen in China over its "violence, nudity and graphic language", reports The Hollywood Reporter.
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TSMC 10nm process will tape out soon, 7nm arrives in 2018

If you didn't already know, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (or TSMC) is the largest contract chip manufacturer, making chips for the likes of NVIDIA, Apple, and other industry giants.
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The company has just announced it is developing 10nm chips, and according to an annual report from the company, their 2015...
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Netflix will be spending $6 billion on content throughout 2016

Netflix has made huge waves in the last year or so, and especially with gigantic hits like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and Marvel's Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
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Well, the streaming content giant is committing a huge $6 billion over 2016, which should secure itself as the...
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Samsung announces mass production of 4GB HBM2-based DRAM chips

Samsung has just announced that it has entered mass production of 4GB DRAM on the HBM2 interface, which will be used for "high performance computing (HPC), advanced graphics and network systems, as well as enterprise servers".
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The new 4GB HBM2-based DRAM uses Samsung's 20nm process, and "advanced HBM chip design",...
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HTC rumored to spin its Vive headset into a new company

With the HTC Vive receiving praise amongst the press and consumers who have tried it out, the Vive Pre that was unveiled at CES 2016 with the front-facing camera and revamped Lighthouse controllers is incredible. So it should come as no surprise to hear rumors that HTC would secure its...

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LG showcases northern lights in its latest OLED TV advertisement 2222

I've had a couple of months attached to my 65-inch 4K OLED TV from LG, and I just cannot look at another TV without noticing how much ass OLED kicks in comparison. Well, LG has a new advertisement for OLED, showcasing the northern lights in Iceland.
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Mario Kart 64 racing into Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday

Another classic Nintendo game is making its way over to the Virtual Console on the Wii U, further expanding a fantastic library of retro gaming experiences. Mario Kart 64 will be available on January 21st, which is just this Thursday.



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