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- Viking launches a 50TB 3.5-inch SAS SSD - Viking
Technology has managed to develop an
SSD with 50TB of storage, and it may just be enough to tremble the
faint-hearted data hoarders. Viking has dubbed the new drives as the
Ultra-High-Capacity Silo SSDs - or UHC-Silo, in short. The drives are
using planar multi-level cell NAND flash chips, and Viking claims that
it can endure one drive write per day (DWPD), every day, for five
years. As for the speed, the drives are rated to deliver up to 500MB/s
of sequential read and 350MB/s of sequential write. Unfortunately,
these drives aren't exactly for the average consumers – they are meant
for datacenters instead; they come in the 3.5-inch form factor, with a
6Gbps SAS interface. They are also not the fastest drives out there,
but the capacity should make up for it. Viking says that these drives
can help datacenters reduce their power, space, and cooling costs by up
to 80% per terabyte, thanks to the low power consumption of less than
10W when idle, and 16W when at work.
- Facebook Hints At S$300 VR Headset For The Masses - The
impending VR headset from Oculus is designed to be a gadget that anyone
can carry in a bag, and take out during a flight to enjoy some movies
and games; and (of course) get updated on social media in VR. Facebook
is hoping that the new kit will advance VR just like how Apple advanced
The device's design and features are not finalised yet, so details are
scant. But the new headset is rumoured to be completely wireless and
even lighter than the Gear VR headset, which requires a Samsung phone
Mark Zuckerberg is betting that VR will be instrumental in the future
of Social Media. But great VR headsets today are either too
unaffordable or too cumbersome (shout out to the HTC Vive here). Even
Facebook's Oculus Rift needs an expensive PC to work, piling more than
a thousand dollars on the cost. At
less than S$300, this exciting VR headset from Oculus is priced far
lower than the HTC Vive, and half of Sony's popular Playstation VR.
- Freedom from Wires: The wireless-charging Dell Latitude 7000 -
Dell is unveiling more details on a new lineup
of Latitude 2-in-1s designed to give businesses a “PC first, tablet
second” mobile device experience without compromising on design,
performance or security
- World of Tanks Using HoloLens Mixed Reality - Today World
of Tanks developer Wargaming released a video
showcasing a Mixed Reality experience that they exhibited at
TankFest 2017 at the Bovington Tank Museum. The developer collaborated
with the museum to restore an ultra-rare World War II tank
Sturmmörserwagen 606/4 mit 38 cm RW 61, nicknamed 'Sturmtiger.' Then
they created a mixed reality experience using World of Tanks assets and
even a view of a map together with Microsoft HoloLens to have the tank
look like it was entering the hangar, and showcasing the interior and
mechanical features of the massive steel beast.
- Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Sneak Peek - Disney has
also partnered with Lenovo and LucasFilm to create the AR
headset that was demonstrated during the panel. Goslin promised
unprecedented Star Wars experiences coming with it. The headset allows
players to slot their phones horizontally into it and look through the
reflection. They then premiered prototype footage featuring Hol0-Chess
and AT-AT battles on Hoth, all happening atop a living room landscape.
- Microsoft 365 bundles Office and Windows together - Microsoft
is announcing Microsoft 365
today, a new way for businesses to purchase Office and Windows
together. While the software giant has sold Office 365 and Windows 10
to businesses in many different ways, Microsoft 365 Enterprise combines
Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Microsoft's
Enterprise Mobility and Security features into a single subscription.
Microsoft is also offering Microsoft 365 Business, which will debut in
public preview on August 2nd and includes Office 365 Business Premium
alongside security and management features for Office apps and Windows
10 devices. Both bundles are being announced today Microsoft's Inspire
partner conference today, which hosts 17,000 attendees together to
discuss Microsoft's many partnerships. Microsoft 365 Enterprise will be
available for purchase on August 1st, with pricing dependent on the
specific plan and “other factors.” Microsoft 365 Business will be
available in public preview on August 2nd, with a full release set for
later this fall. Microsoft 365 Business will cost $20 per user, per
Microsoft is also launching its Azure Stack today, allowing businesses
to host their own hybrid cloud. Dell, HP, and Lenovo are all creating
integrated systems to run Azure Stack and host apps and services on
hardware that's located alongside a business' current infrastructure.
The first systems will start shipping in September.
- New Apple macOS malware alters the operating system - A
malware called OSX Dok, which alters the operating system to
subvert the security measures put in place, has now started mirroring
banking websites according to researchers, in an attempt to steal
sensitive information from machines which are infected by it. The
malware which uses 'phishing' and 'man in the middle' attacks to sneak
onto an unsuspecting user's computer, was discovered back in May by
ESET. Initially, it only tricked people into allowing access to their
keychain, but since then, has morphed and is now targeting their bank
Apple, however, has continued to revoke the certificates that the
malware used to gain access to the underlying system, but this seems to
have had little to no effect on it so far. Researchers noted that the
group behind the malicious program has continued to get new
certificates; what they described as a 'surge in activity' with new
compromised certifications being purchased daily.
- A Reddit user claims he has downloaded all 900TB of music - Earlier
this month, streaming audio platform SoundCloud announced that it would
cut 40 percent of its staff and close its San Francisco and London
offices, as part of an effort to stay independent and ensure long-term
success. A few days later though, co-founder and CEO Alex Ljung
admitted that these measures would only save the firm enough money to
survive until the fourth quarter of this year. Fearing for the future
of the site, one Reddit user who goes by the name of “makemakemake”,
claimed on Reddit's “DataHoarder” thread that he
has downloaded all 900TB of SoundCloud's public archive. He
provided a 100GB log file to prove his accomplishment.
The Redditor used Google's cloud computing services and downloaded the
files over a connection of 80Gb/s during the course of one weekend.
Makemakemake does not plan to make the archive available to others,
because as he claimed “it'd be quicker to download everything from
[SoundCloud] yourself. Only have 10G to where the data is now.” The
Reddit user is not the only one trying to archive SoundCloud, as
according to The Verge, Archive Team has announced it will also make a
backup of the company's vast database of music. Archive Team, founded
by Jason Scott in 2009, is a group dedicated to the preservation of
content housed by at-risk services.
- Border Patrol Agents Cannot View Your Cloud Data - U.S.
Customs and Border Protection agents are
not allowed to access or view consumer data that is stored in the
cloud, such as social networks and email. The agency admitted as much
in a letter sent by acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan to Sens. Ron
Wyden of Oregon and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The Senators posed several
questions to the agency early this year after Americans reported a
surge in border agents asking people to unlock their phones and even
share social media passwords upon reentering the U.S. McAleenan insists
officers are allowed to search phones without consent and without a
warrant. For the most part, they are looking for information regarding
terrorism, drug trafficking, and child pornography. However, the agency
is limited to viewing content that is saved directly to the device,
such as call logs, text messages, and photos. "Border searches
conducted by CBP do not extend to information that is located solely on
remote servers," wrote McAleenan. This means Americans' Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter accounts are off limits to border patrol agents.
McAleenan admitted that Americans do not have to unlock their devices
or hand over their passwords, but they do so at the risk of losing
their device, which may be detained by border patrol agents. The agency
insists that phone searches are "exceedingly rare."
- Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to Arrive In 'A Few Weeks' - Andy
Rubin has provided
an update concerning the expected arrival of his new company's Essential PH-1
- Samsung Pay Rings Up Support for PayPal -Samsung and
PayPal have announced
that Galaxy smartphone owners can now use PayPal as a funding source
for Samsung Pay. Samsung said all Samsung Pay users in the U.S. will
have access to PayPal as a funding source, and it can be used to make
purchases anywhere Samsung Pay is accepted. Samsung Pay uses both NFC
and MST technology and works at most retail credit card terminals.
Beyond retail locations, Samsung says a partnership with Braintree
means Samsung Pay users can take advantage of PayPal to fund in-app and
online purchases as well. PayPal support is being rolled out to the
Samsung Pay service this week. Samsung Pay is available to Samsung's
high-end handsets, such as the Galaxy S6, S7, S8, and variants, and
Galaxy Note 5. Apple added support for PayPal to Apple Pay earlier this
- iPhone Owners Can Now Make Payments via PayPal - PayPal
today announced that it has added support for Apple accounts. The
change means people who use the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and other
Apple devices will be able to make purchases from the App Store, Apple
Music, iTunes, and iBooks using their PayPal account. Customers need
only add PayPal as their payment method in order to take advantage of
the service. PayPal says the new payment option is simple to setup and
use, and can be set as the default service for making purchases across
Apple devices and services. Support for PayPal is hitting Canada and
Mexico today, and will reach the U.S. soon.
- Samsung Commits to Recycling Parts from Galaxy Note7 - Samsung
plans to extensively reuse, recycle, and recover, parts and materials
found in last year's failed Galaxy Note7 smartphone. The company confirmed
plans to recycle the phone earlier this year, but has now provided more
details on exactly what it hopes to accomplish. Samsung said it will
reuse parts such as the OLED display, memory components, and camera
modules in future devices. Other components will be sold. Further,
Samsung claims it can recover some 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt,
and copper from the recalled handsets. The company says it is committed
to pursuing these efforts in ways that are eco-friendly. Samsung will
begin the process of recycling the Galaxy Note7 this month. The phone
was recalled last year after manufacturing flaws led to overheating
batteries and fires. The news comes mere weeks before Samsung is
expected to announced the Galaxy Note 8.
- All-Electric Lucid Air Prototype Hits 235 MPH - The Lucid
Air, an all-electric supercar by Lucid Motors, is considered by
some to be a legitimate Tesla challenger. A new video taken at the
Transportation Research Facility in Ohio suggests that it certainly has
potential: the Air can be seen running at speeds of up to 235 MPH,
which is significantly faster than the Model S's top speed of 155 MPH.
- Racing Drone Sets Guinness Speed Record at 163 MPH - The
Drone Racing League (DRL) has managed to build the fastest
drone in the world: the DRL RacerX, which is actually capable of
reaching a top speed of 179.6 MPH, has claimed the Guinness World
Record at 163 MPH
- Tesla Owner too Stupid to Buy New Tires - Goodbye
Tesla Model S. We LOVED this car. Super sad to see it go but it is
- Meet the 13th Doctor - Jodie
Whittaker - Seems like a decent actress, but it is such
obvious pandering. First they cast a black female lesbian as the
companion and now they are casting a woman as the Doctor.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes - Go behind
the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In theaters December 15.
- Bright - Official Trailer - Humans,
Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for
the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith
and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22th.
- Jigsaw (2017 Movie) Official Trailer - Jigsaw - In
theaters October 27. Looks like time for a Saw marathon when this
releases in the inevitable collectors pack.
- The Snowman Official Trailer #1 (2017) - The
Snowman is a 2017 British crime thriller drama film directed by Tomas
Alfredson and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Hossein Amini,
based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. The film stars Michael
Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Jakob Oftebro
and Chloë Sevigny. Principal photography began on 18 January 2016 in
Norway. The film will be released October 20th, 2017.
- The Shape of Water - Official Trailer - From master story
teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF
WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of
Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government
laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in
a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when
she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified
experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins,
Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
- First Trailer for Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes - The OFFICIAL
TRAILER for the AT&T Original MR. MERCEDES is here! From
Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes
the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police
detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the
ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to
bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Catch the
premiere on AUDIENCE Network August 9th at 8pm ET/PT on DIRECTV CH.
239, U-verse CH. 1114 or streaming on DIRECTV NOW.
- Unlocked (2017 Movie) Official US Trailer – Orlando Bloom - UNLOCKED is
an action thriller directed by Michael Apted and written by Peter
O'Brien. Also featuring Academy Award® nominees Toni Collette (Best
Supporting Actress, The Sixth Sense, 1999) and John Malkovich (Best
Supporting Actor - In the Line of Fire, 1984; Places in the Heart,
1993), UNLOCKED will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and
on demand on September 1, 2017.
- Watch Neill Blomkamp’s "Zygote," the 3rd Oats Studios Short - Filmmaker
Neill Blomkamp has released the third and final Oats Studios Volume 1
short. "Zygote" should be interesting for fans of Aliens and The
Thing: the creature they managed to design is pretty horrific
- BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Trailer 2 - The past will always find
the NEW #BladeRunner2049 trailer, in theaters October 6.
- Narcos - Season 3 Teaser - Season 3 of
"Narcos" will focus on the Cali Cartel, the biggest cocaine cartel
in history. The new season will stream on Netflix on September 1.
- Marvel's The Defenders Official Trailer 2 - What do you
get when a blind ninja, smart-ass detective, bulletproof ex-con and
kung fu billionaire crosspaths? A new Netflix show featuring Marvel's
very own The Defenders not to be confused with the Avengers. The
four heroes from Netflix's Marvel street-level series have decided to
band together to take on the forces of evil in the streets of New York.
Looks to have a good mix of action and drama, maybe some technology
- Burning Model Rocket Engine Underwater - in 4K Slow Motion - In
case you're wondering what would happen if you ignited a model rocket engine
and put it in a fish tank, this glorious, glass-shattering
explosion is the answer.
- Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles Captured on Drone Footage - And you have
to wonder if these guys are going to get visit very soon!
- Aerobic Workout - As if these
videos weren't dated and uncomfortable as it is... LOL
- Miranda Kerr's Ultimate Pre-Wedding Detox - So according
to my sources, Miranda Kerr made this pre-wedding "detox" video
for Vogue before she got married to the Snapchat dude
- Selena Gomez - Fetish (Audio) ft. Gucci Mane - Don't eat
your fingers Selena!!!! :-)
- The best pics on the Internet #233 - All pictures
are carefully handpicked
- Hottest Babes on the Internet #93 - Which one is