So this video is a warning from me to you. Many people are very excited for the Blackberry messenger app for Android and iOS, so hackers are using this advantage to hack into android phones and accessing all the private information including your credit card details and pictures! They make apps that have malware in it, and then upload it to marketplaces and the internet. So, once you download the app and open it, you will be a victim.

Please share this video, it is very important for everyone to know about this app. It is obviously not from Blackberry because they didn’t announce the app on their website.

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Need a compelling reason to perform search engine reconnaissance on your website, for the purpose of securing it against eventual compromise? We’re about to give you a good one.

A new version of a well known mass website hacking tool has been recently released, empowering virtually anyone who buys it with the capability to efficiently build “hit lists” of remotely exploitable websites for the purpose of abusing them in a malicious or fraudulent fashion. Relying on Google Dorks for performing search engine reconnaissance, the tool has built-in SQL injecting options, the ability to add custom exploits, a proxy aggregation function so that no CAPTCHA challenge is ever displayed to the attacker, and other related features currently under development.

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Nokia just unveiled its Lumia 925 at an event in London, and I’ve managed to take an early look at the handset ahead of its release in June. Nokia has swapped out a unibody polycarbonate look and feel for metal. Aluminum to be precise. The result is a stunning, slimline Lumia that weighs just 139 grams. It’s really noticeable when you pick up the Lumia 925 for the first time. With a polycarbonate rear, and aluminum frame wrapping around the side of the device, it feels almost as plastic and lightweight as a Samsung Galaxy. But the aluminum makes it a lot more sturdy and brings it to similar design and hardware levels as Apple’s iPhone 5.

 

The rear features an 8.7-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and the PureView moniker, all packaged into a neat little hump. The sensor is identical to the Lumia 920 model, and most of the changes on the Lumia 925 are focused on the design and weight. Nokia has placed the micro-SIM slot at the top, alongside the Micro USB port, which leaves the bottom of the device clean with no ports. The rear also includes a dual-LED flash and points for the wireless charging sleeves to attach. The extra padding for wireless charging takes away from the design of the device, and the colors tend to look a little odd when attached to a grey or black metal case.

Nokia’s Lumia 925 screen is a 4.5-inch OLED one, and it’s encouraging to see the company move away from LCD. Equipped with Gorilla glass that curves ever so slightly, the effect is beautiful and the colors and blacks are reproduced well. Viewing angles are equally good, with Windows Phone’s interface really taking advantage of the display running at 1280 x 768.

WINDOWS PHONE STILL HOLDS BACK NOKIA’S HARDWARE

When I first saw the Lumia 720 earlier this year, I declared it the best Lumia body yet at the time. Nokia’s Lumia 925 design and body builds on the 720 and takes it a step further. With a great camera included, and Nokia’s range of exclusive apps, the Lumia 925 is the best Windows Phone yet. The specs haven’t moved on from the Lumia 920, but Nokia is improving the areas — loud speaker, camera, and design — that count. The only problem here is Windows Phone. It’s a solid operating system, but it needs improving and a higher quality of apps. Nokia is once again fleshing out its Windows Phone range, but it’s up to Microsoft to push the software forwards.

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Xi3 Piston

When Valve announced its Steam Box in January at CES, we saw what was supposed to be a prototype of the console. Produced by Xi3, the little box shown was a very small form-factor PC, able to fit in the palm of your hand. Xi3 recently opened up pre-orders for that box, dubbed the Piston, but also stated it’s not a Steam Box. If you believed what the internet had to say, this news might’ve come as a shock, but we already knew the Piston wasn’t a Steam Box. Technically speaking, the Steam Box is actually clearly defined. Hypothetically speaking, though, no one has any idea what constitutes a Steam Box.

First, it must be noted that the prototype Steam Box shown off at CES, the Piston, wasn’t actually a Steam Box. Think of it as more of a spiritual prototype, or a proof-of-concept. The little box was made by Xi3, a company that sells similar little boxes that act as modular, small form-factor computers. Valve didn’t point to the Piston and state in a loud, booming voice, “This is the Steam Box.” It didn’t even point to the Piston and state “This is one of the Steam Box models.” The company pointed toward the Piston and said “This is what we are thinking of doing with the Steam Box.” So, if you read one of the many articles or tweets on the internet in the past few days that stated the Piston is suddenly not the Steam Box, don’t be disheartened, because it never was, and you were supposed to know that.

You might have also read that the Piston isn’t the (or aSteam Box because it is shipping with Windows, and the true Steam Box is supposed to ship with Linux. However, Gabe Newell himself said that while the Steam Box will ship with some form of Linux, you’re free to install Windows over it if you want. On top of that, Newell said that Valve won’t be the only people making a Steam Box, and that any manufacturer can stuff whatever guttyworks into the box that can fit. So, if manufacturers can change the hardware, there will be different kinds of hardware for the console, and Valve is fine with you installing Windows on it (which can run Steam with Big Picture mode like a normal PC), then wouldn’t that make the Steam Box a regular small form-factor PC? Yes, but also nope.

Piston front and back

It’s difficult to define the Steam Box. Whenever Valve releases an official one, it’ll be easier to point to that unit as the Steam Box. However, considering Newell’s statements about how different companies can make their own, and you don’t even need Valve’s chosen OS installed, what really makes a Steam Box a Steam Box? The only two vital cemented details we have are that it has to run Steam, and it should have a small form-factor. With the help of Steam’s controller-friendly Big Picture mode, you can make your own Steam Box right now. Or, you could buy the Piston, install Steam, and hook it up to your TV. Yeah, you could just hook your regular gaming rig up to your TV.

What the definition of a Steam Box really comes down to are two pieces of information that Valve hasn’t released. First, if the Linux-based OS will be specialized and optimized in such a way to where it acts as more of a game console than a traditional PC. For example, if the operating system is just the Steam client, removing a barrier of entry (albeit a very small barrier of entry — dealing with a traditional operating system) for more casual users. Second, what the controller ends up being like, and how the console interacts with it. Right now, with Big Picture mode, you can coherently navigate Steam with a controller, but that doesn’t mean every single game you can play through Steam has a coherent controller option. So, if the Steam Box is able to — somehow — translate all PC game controls to a couch-friendly controller, that would be a defining aspect that sets Valve’s console apart from being “just a small form-factor PC.”

So, the Piston isn’t an “official” Steam Box (which it never was), but considering it’s a literal box as well as a PC that can run Steam, it might as well be. The thing is, we don’t know ifValve has anything surprising up its sleeve regarding the Steam Box, so we can’t really define it yet. If you want a tiny PC that can plug into a TV and run Steam, though, you can get one right now pretty easily and call it whatever you want.

 

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GTX Titan

Nvidia’s GTX Titan officially launches today. We covered the chip’s announcement a few days ago and are still working on in-depth project that explores Titan’s capabilities more fully than standard
going to get a lot of people excited. It’s impressive, even if its $1000 price point is far out of reach for most consumers.FPS numbers would indicate. For now, though, we’ll explore Titan’s impact on the graphics market and PC gaming itself. This is a graphics card that’s

The rise of multi-monitor gaming, the increasing popularity of so-called “second screens,” and the advent of cards like Titan — which can push multiple displays without breaking a sweat — are all parts of the same trend. At a time when game development costs are skyrocketing, developers are looking to create more immersive experience. The idea of 3D gaming is all but dead — but multi-screen gaming, in some form, has more momentum behind it.

With the PS4 now officially announced and set to make a debut at the end of the year, Nvidia will undoubtedly position the Titan as the high-end enthusiast’s card of choice, even if AMD manufacturers the GPU inside all three of the new consoles.

Did Nvidia win the GPU design war?

For Nvidia, today’s Titan launch will be viewed as vindicating the company’s long-term vision for GPU design. For the past six years, Nvidia and AMD have pursued different strategies for their respective graphics chips — and for most of that time AMD was judged to have the upper hand.

AMD's "new" GPU strategy

In mid-2008, AMD announced a new strategy for itself. Rather than building monolithic GPUs with ever-increasing core counts and a focus on top-end performance, AMD declared that it would target the midrange of the market with its single-GPU products. The company’s top-end cards would consist of two GPUs on a single PCB.

Die sizes - AMD vs Nvidia through 2009

Die sizes – AMD vs. Nvidia through 2009

AMD’s HD 4000 series walloped Nvidia’s GT200 family as far as price/performance ratio. Nvidia made the 65nm-55nm transition from 2008 to 2009, but the high-end HD 4870 and HD 4850 debuted on 55nm in the summer of 2008. Opting for a smaller, less-complicated die had paid off.

It paid off again in 2009 when the HD 5000 family launched. Again, Nvidia was left gasping; the company’s own GTX 480 was delayed for months. The GF110 (GTX 580) narrowed the gap between Team Red and Green, the HD 7000 family briefly grabbed the performance crown for AMD once more… and then Kepler happened.

If GK104 (GTX 680) was an excellent example of what Kepler could do when Nvidia emphasized game performance over scientific workloads, GK110 (Titan) is proof that the company can build supercomputing products and then integrate those chips at the top of the consumer space.

The problem here isn’t that Nvidia has somehow “won” the GPU market — it’s that Nvidia, not AMD, is now firmly controlling the conversation, and thus the various price points.

AMD’s options

There are two ways to think about GTX Titan and its impact on AMD’s competitive positioning. From a purely logical perspective, AMD doesn’t need to do anything. Radeon 7970s are available for as little as $379.99, $359.99 if you count the rebate. Based strictly on price, Titan doesn’t threaten AMD’s market because the price gap is simply too wide.

Unfortunately, human beings aren’t purely rational creatures. The GTX 690 already commanded the top end of the graphics market — a grip Titan cements further. The halo effect is very real; a potential customer who sees GeForce cards dominating the high end is more likely to pick a midrange card based on the same technology.

Make no mistake — AMD could do something. The company’s S10000 GPU supposedly launched last November, though it’s not clear whether it’s actually commercially available. We checked AMD’s own product pages and searched the system configurators of several server partners, but found no mention of the chip.

AMD FirePro S10000

Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that the silicon exists and could be launched in a consumer variant. That doesn’t mean it makes sense for AMD to do so. The S10000 is based on Tahiti Pro/Tahiti LE, not the full 7970 chip. Power and heat considerations are another factor: AMD’s listed power consumption for the S10000 is 375W at a clock speed of just 825MHz. Bringing clock speeds up to the 7950 Boost Edition’s 925MHz would drive power consumption even higher. The final card would contain nearly nine billion transistors (4.3B across two chips). It’s an expensive, power-sucking configuration that won’t match the performance of two 7970 GHz Editions.

Personally? I think Rory Read and his executives chose this path because it offered the chance to secure long-term console revenue. The warning signs have been in the air for over a year — the departure of Carrell Killebrew, the original architect of AMD’s middle-of-the-road strategy, was a clear sign of impending change.

There’s a road forward for AMD out of this. The problem is perception and possibly channel support. Rumors that AMD attempted to reduce its investment in OEM design wins has been substantiated by data from Mercury Research:

AMD notebook share vs. Nvidia

AMD notebook share vs. Nvidia

If AMD spends the next 6-9 months refining its next-generation architecture, it should be prepared to tango with Nvidia’s Maxwell GPU by the time that chip is ready for market. If GCN 2.0 won’t drop before the end of the year, that’s just the way it is — but when the new core arrives, it’ll need to be a hands-down winner if the company wants to retake the lead.

 

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GTX Titan

It has only been two months since Nvidia launched the GTX Titan, its super-powerful, extremely efficient, very expensive graphics card. The Titan isn’t the most powerful card on the market, but it’s up there, and given its power efficiency, brings a lot to the table. However, new leaks reveal that Nvidia doesn’t think the card brings enough to the table, and is working on two new models of Titan: a cheaper model, and an even faster one.

 

The report comes out of 3DCenter.org, which suggests that Nvidia will be giving the Titan two new buddies, expanding the card’s moniker into a brand rather than letting it sit stagnant on just one model. First, it would seem Nvidia realizes the Titan is a little too expensive at $1,000 — regardless of its strength and efficiency — and will be releasing a budget model of the card. The cheaper model, dubbed the GTX Titan LE, will reportedly feature 208 TMUs and 2,496 CUDA cores (the standard Titan has 240 TMUs and 2,688 CUDA cores). The LE’s memory will also drop from 6GB of DDR5 to 5GB, but its power consumption will drop as well, from the standard model’s 206W to around 180W or so.

 

GTX Titan - Display ports.

 

If you already own a Titan and you’re happy a budget Titan might release so others can experience it, but are getting a little bored withits ruthless efficiency, 3DCenter.org also points out that a newer, upgraded Titan is on the books. The card, either dubbed the GTX Titan II or GTX Titan Ultra, will bump the TMUs and CUDA cores up to 256 and 2,880, respectively. The Ultra’s clock speed would increase from 837MHz to 950MHz, which would increase the TDP from around 206W to somewhere in the ballpark of 220W. As Bit-tech points out, though, the GPU used in the Titan — the GK110 — has exactly 2,880 available CUDA cores, which would mean if the Ultra is planning on offering that many, then Nvidia would have to avoid any little issue or defect — something at which the company hasn’t yet succeeded.

 

There isn’t yet word on what the price of either model might be.

 

If this information is a controlled leak from Nvidia — perhaps as a feeler to see which way the consumer market would want the company to go — the budget Titan would seem more likely to leave the Thunderdome. Everyone likes more power, but the rumored specs on the budget model aren’t that much lower than the standard Titan. There really aren’t enough consumer-grade products (games, mainly) that would justify an even more powerful card that’s even more expensive than the standard Titan. However, a product that is cheaper, saves even more power, and performs at a similar level is an enticing trifecta. It would also seem a little too soon for a Titan upgrade, but stranger things have happened in the hardware industry. (See: AMD destroys Nvidia at Bitcoin mining, can the gap ever be bridged?)

 

AMD’s $1,000 competitor, the Radeon HD 7990 launches on April 24, and with its dual-GPU setup, the single-GPU Titan can’t match its overall power (ignoring the comparison between dual and single GPUs). So, perhaps Nvidia is combatting the launch of the HD 7990 with some controlled rumors, or perhaps it’s combatting the 7990 with the budget Titan’s monetary savings. The report points to a 2013 summer release for a budget Titan, and a more vague late 2013 or early 2014 release for the Ultra. Should they actually exist, that is.

 

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