Tagged: Entertainment

Akamai Warns of IptabLes and IptabLex Infection on Linux, DDoS attacks

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, Sept. 3, 2014 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals.  The advisory is available for download from Prolexic (now part of Akamai) at www.prolexic.com/iptablex.   (more…)

Tablet TV Sees Huge Opportunity Ahead Of San Francisco Launch

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 — Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal. There is extremely strong market demand for an untethered tablet live television solution, and the demographics of this market are the kind that advertisers love. By putting the ability to watch and record all subscription-free, live HD television anywhere directly onto tablets (through an over-the-air signal transmitted to a small antenna), Tablet TV looks well-positioned to capitalize on consumers’ unmet needs.  (more…)

Video: Floating 3D video shows ‘Star Wars’ holograms are closer than we think


Thanks to Princess Leia’s famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes — and Tupac-style flimflam won’t cut it. (more…)

Comcast’s customer service nightmare is painful to hear

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Almost anyone that has tried to cancel cable service, wireless service, or a gym membership knows how difficult it can be to do over the phone, but a recent call to Comcast by one customer might take the cake for the worst of them all. Ryan Block, formerly of Engadget and now at AOL, called Comcast to cancel his service, but instead of politely obliging and going ahead with his request, the representative on the line insisted on taking him through a circular argument to find out the reason why he was canceling service.   (more…)

Video: Have You Always Wanted To Be A Jedi? Come September, You’ll Be One With The Force.

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After Star Wars was released, everybody wanted to control the force. Who wouldn’t after watching Vader force-choke Imperial officer Conan Antonio Motti or Yoda moving Luke’s X-Wing from the swamp? While we’re not even remotely close to that kind of force control (everyone has to start off as a Padawan), Canadian company Thalmic Labs has given us control over our electronics.
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Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life

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The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo’s service violates the Copyright Act by playing back recordings of broadcasters’ TV shows — even though it legally captures those shows over the air and obtains individual copies for each viewer. Aereo had argued that it was merely providing technology that its subscribers were renting in order to watch TV, posing that the viewers were responsible for playing back those recordings.  (more…)

Video: Anki Drive iPhone-controlled, weaponized cars with killer AI

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Slot-car racing games aren’t just for little kids anymore, especially if your cars look as good as Anki Drive’s iPhone-compatible models. Faster, smarter and sleeker than your familiar, old school Hot Wheels, each one of Anki Drive’s tiny artificially-intelligent mini motors put traditional toy race cars to shame.  (more…)

Next Kinect Sensor Spec’s

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Launched in November 2010, the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor set a world record for the fastest selling consumer electronic device, selling ten million units in its first four months alone. Natural user interface (NUI) experiences using Kinect have proved a compelling and inspiring feature of this console generation. Durango provides the opportunity to push innovative NUI further. Every Durango console will come with a next-generation Kinect sensor. Developers can integrate Kinect functionality, confident that it provides a great experience for all Durango users. (more…)

Nintendo 3DS firmware update on the way.

Nintendo is preparing a new upgrade to its 3DS gaming system.

Now that the 3DS has a healthy selection of varied apps and games for users to download, Nintendo will be doling out a software update for the system that will in part give 3DS owners a more organized way to keep track of all the content they have on their system.
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