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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Alpha Signup

Microsoft have been working on Flight Simulator 2020 for quite some time, having previewed the game at E3 a little earlier this year. This upcoming release has been long awaited by flight sim fans, as the previous edition of the game is coming up to 8 years old and is starting to look a little long in the tooth. Huge generational changes have been made in Flight Simulator 2020, including... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Oct 15, 2019

Intel "Element" brings a fully module PC

Intel have showcased a new product, codenamed "Element", which combines PCIe cards to form a fully modular PC. This means a computer in the future could consist of a simple backplane with lots of PCIe slots, in to which different processing modules could be plugged in. For example, you may need an Intel Element CPU module (also containing memory modules) and then a selection of GPU, RAID and... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Oct 8, 2019

UK Smart Meter rollout delayed by 4 more years

It will come as no surprise to industry observers that the smart meter rollout failed to hit it's initial target to roll out smart meters across the UK by 2020. Energy companies had warned that the technology was not yet sufficiently ready and that it was a complex logistical problem. As of the Sept 2019, 16.6 million smart meters have been installed. A long way short of the 51.6 million... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Sep 17, 2019

419m phone numbers leaked in Facebook data breach

Over 419 million records containing phone numbers and Facebook ID have been leaked online. Some records also contain names, gender and location information. Over 18 million records relate to UK users and over 133 million records for US users - a significant portion of the respective populations. It looks like this data was scraped at a time when Facebook would allow searching by phone number... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Sep 5, 2019

Biometric Data leak reveals over 27m records

Over 27 million data records such as facial recognition profiles, fingerprints, usernames and unencrypted passwords have been found openly available on Suprema Inc's Biostar 2 biometric access control system servers. This security firm powers access control for over 1.5m installations, including governments, police and banks. Two Israeli researchers working for a VPN company found unsecured... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Aug 20, 2019

Windows Defender gets top AV awards

AV-Test, the independent anti-virus testing lab, have released their latest results for home anti-virus products. Microsoft Windows Defender (the free and default solution that comes with Windows 10) has received joint highest scores alongside Kaspersky, F-Secure and Norton. When Windows Defender was first released, it was poorly regarded - but it has steadily improved in recent years, to the... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Aug 12, 2019

Neuralink Brain-Machine Interface

Not content with owning a rocket company and electric car manufacturer (among with many other business ventures), Elon Musk has launched Neuralink. This neurotechnology company aims to create an implantable brain/machine interface which works by implanting thin threadlike electrodes in to the brain. If this works as expected, you could end up with a USB-C socket attached to your head in the... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jul 19, 2019

DisplayPort 2.0 Released

VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) have announced the release of DisplayPort 2.0, a high-speed alternative to HDMI (which many TVs and Monitors use). This updated standard uses a more compact connector, which can also carry other data signals (USB, etc...). The raw data rates increases from 32.4Gbps to 80Gbps, which is high enough to power 8K@60Hz HDR displays. Although many... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jun 27, 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 Released

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 4, a tiny computer that is easily capable of running Linux and other operating systems. It is a significant upgrade over the existing model 3, featuring a boost in CPU and GPU speed, USB-C power, but most importantly it is now available with differing amounts of onboard RAM (1GB, 2GB and 4GB). Pricing starts at £34 for... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jun 24, 2019

E3 2019: Xbox and Bethesda

E3 2019 is currently underway in Los Angeles, California. So far we have had press conferences from both Microsoft and Bethesda, where they shared their latest news concerning upcoming games and hardware. Read on for more... Next generation Xbox Microsoft have been teasing snippets about the next generation of Xbox since this time last year at E3 2018, known as Project Scarlett. According... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jun 10, 2019

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