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 Thursday, 7-July-2016  14:54:39 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Car-jacking is now become car-hacking. Thieves are using laptop computers more and more these days to bypass ignition systems. The thief, says the NICB’s Mr. Morris, likely used the laptop to manipulate the car’s computer to recognize a signal sent from an electronic key the thief then used to turn on the ignition. The computer reads the signal and allows the key to turn.

A few GTX 1060 Firestrike screenshots have been circulating around a few sites, which looks like is going to give the Radeon RX 480 a run for its money. In fitting with Nvidia’s generational leap and price drops compared to the 900 series, the GTX 1060 is expected to launch at $249 to put serious pressure on AMD in the mainstream, sub-$300 bracket.

The 'celebgate' hacker has pled guilty for creating the booby-trapped websites that stole login data that led to stealing login names and passwords to over 300 iCloud and Gmail accounts. The DoJ said although the charge of computer hacking had been brought against Majerczyk as a result of its investigation into celebgate, there was no evidence linking him to the actual leaks of intimate images.

Apple has obtained a patent to block smartphone cameras, intended to be used at concerts. The patent describes a smartphone camera receiving coded infrared signals beamed from emitters in public places.

Google has extended their Youtube Red / Google Play music trial to four months for new subscribers.

Arstechnica have TweakTown have compared two RX 480s vs a Single GTX 1080.

A Darwin Police Station has put out the following warning to any new Pokemon Go Players up there..."For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go - whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokestop, please be advised that you don't actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs. It's also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn't going anywhere fast. Stay safe and catch 'em all!". More information here on Engadget.

A Geforce GTX 10-Series NFAN meet up is being held this month in Brisbane/Auckland/Sydney. We would like to invite you to an exclusive evening with the NVIDIA Australia and New Zealand team for an exciting time of the latest gaming experiences driven by PASCAL. Learn about what NVIDIA has planned in the future, play some games, win prizes and meet other members of the community. More info here on the Geforce forums.

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