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Iovation Identifies Massive Level Of Fraud On Tor Network

Iovation Identifies Massive Level Of Fraud On Tor Network

The Tor anonymizing network has proven itself to be highly beneficial for whistleblowers, political activists, and other risky but cause-worthy activities.  Unfortunately, the allure of anonymity has also paved the way for shady activities to go unnoticed - with child pornographers and Black Market dealers apparently doing an extremely brisk business, all thanks to the anonymity that Tor provides. Tor allows people to anonymously browse the internet by redirecting web traffic along hard-to-follow routes and assigning web users a random IP address that can change at any time. This helps in masking users’ true geolocation, as well as the IP addresses... more »
Blizzard Makes Plans to Remove All Auction Houses from Diablo III

Blizzard Makes Plans to Remove All Auction Houses from Diablo III

After pioneering an attempt to introduce Real Money Transactions (RMT) into an online game, Blizzard is removing all auction houses from Diablo III in preparation to changing the way the game’s item system works. Citing that the auction house (AH) and its RMT version undermine the core gameplay of Diablo, Blizzard states that they will be taking both offline on March 18th, 2014 alongside what they’re calling “Loot 2.0.” Gold auction houses in MMO and online games have never been that controversial and Diablo II still has a trading community (although not an AH) that’s been going strong after many years... more »
Game Developers Say PS4 is 50% Faster Than Xbox One

Game Developers Say PS4 is 50% Faster Than Xbox One

It has been less than two months since the world premiere of the next gen gaming consoles and each company is confident about its technological advantage over the competition. Xbox One vs PlayStation 4--which is more worthwhile? This question is probably what many fans are asking about both contenders. But what does this say about the developers who are working for some time on both these platforms? Just recently, new rumors floated up that the PlayStation 4 is much faster than Xbox One. Edge published an article in which they interviewed various game developers anonymously and asked them to compare the performance... more »
Google Chooses MariaDB at the Expense of Oracle MySQL

Google Chooses MariaDB at the Expense of Oracle MySQL

News that is likely to make noise where Oracle lives has come to light as Google decides to go with MariaDB as a replacement for MySQL. Although MySQL is still the most popular database system with open source code (although essentially controlled by Oracle), its position has begun to gradually deteriorate. In this recent development, Google has decided to switch from MySQL DBMS database management to its derivative MariaDB, a fork of MySQL from a project by Michael “Monty” Widenius and supported by a foundation for this purpose. It is a blow to Oracle, who now presides over the destiny of... more »
Valve Hints At New Steam Hardware, Names Linux the Future of Gaming

Valve Hints At New Steam Hardware, Names Linux the Future of Gaming

Speaking at LinuxCon in New Orleans, Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, dropped a hint of new upcoming Steam Hardware. Besides in a surprising statement, he called Linux the future of gaming despite its very small share of the market, mainly because its openness stood in stark contrast to the closed and proprietary worlds of consoles, mobiles, and tablets. Currently, Linux gaming accounts for less than 1% of the market share from all angles, including players, player minutes, and revenue. Newell even acknowledged this fact. “It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 18: Bigpoint Games to Accept Bitcoin, Network Exceeds 1 Petahash a Second, Armory Technologies Raises $600k

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 18: Bigpoint Games to Accept Bitcoin, Network Exceeds 1 Petahash a Second, Armory Technologies Raises $600k

Bitcoin news only got brighter today with a breaking development from Bigpoint--a well-known massively-multiplayer online (MMO) gaming developer who cater to an audience of millions--announcing the acceptance of bitcoins for virtual items. Virtual worlds, gaming, and spaces that exist primarily online and already trade in virtual currencies and virtual goods are a perfect market for BTC due to the already-virtual and already-global nature of gaming. On top of that, this weekend the Bitcoin network exceeded 1 petahash a second of processing power--a growth of almost 40x what it had been seeing in Janudary. And, Armory Technologies--the group behind the Armory Bitcoin Wallet--have... more »
Ex Googlers Launch Shadow Puppet, Among iOS 7's First New Photo Apps

Ex Googlers Launch Shadow Puppet, Among iOS 7's First New Photo Apps

How many times has this happened: you’re looking at a photo your friend sent and you’re wondering, what it’s supposed to mean?  Was there something funny you should be laughing at?  Was it an “aaawww, that’s so cute!” moment? Looking at photos can bring back memories, but if you’re not there when the photo was taken, how will you know the story behind it? Ready for the new iPhone 5s   Shadow Puppet is a new app for iOS launched today, setting out to help people share photos along with their back stories, in a easy way.  The new app is the latest startup from... more »
iPhone 5s M7 Chip Could Improve Apple Maps App : Beyond Fitness Tracking

iPhone 5s M7 Chip Could Improve Apple Maps App : Beyond Fitness Tracking

This week’s SmartCar roundup features Apple’s new M7 chip, Nissan’s Safety Shield system, and a smart car that does away with doors, windows, and a roof in favor of a skateboard. The M7 chip   The new iPhone 5s comes with a coprocessor dubbed the M7.  It manages the device's motion sensors, making the iPhone 5s probably the best device for fitness and health enthusiasts who do not want to purchase additional trackers.  But according to sources, the M7 may not only play a huge role as a fitness tracker, but also in improving Apple’s Maps app and helping people find their cars. “Sources... more »
3 Ways to Learn OpenStack : Training Marketplace Opens Doors to High-Paying Jobs

3 Ways to Learn OpenStack : Training Marketplace Opens Doors to High-Paying Jobs

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a hot commodity right now, as we move to an era of Big Data, cloud computing, scaling, and virtualization.  Helping legacy organizations and disruptive startups transition successfully into this new era are open source communities, contributing the software and brain power to expedite progress and products.  OpenStack, the joint initiative started by Rackspace and NASA, has emerged as a prominent open source community, garnering support and becoming indispensable across the industry. Knowing your way around OpenStack could even help you in the job market.  The average cloud engineer salary is at $97,000 but an OpenStack cloud engineer’s salary... more »
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Audience Audit’s Susan Baier on Attitudinal Segmentation | #tcc13

Susan Baier is the owner of Audience Audit, a research firm that specializes in attitudinal segmentation. Baier stopped by theCube at the recently concluded Tableau Customer Conference to explain what it is her company does and how Tableau’s software helped her boost the bottom line. Baier is a marketing veteran with over 25 years of experience in brand management and strategic planning. She founded Audience Audit with the goal of providing marketers with the information they need to make effective decisions. Historically, marketing professionals resorted to gut feeling and market segmentation for decision making. The latter technique involves dividing a target audience... more »

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