I know I’ve been away and my posts are mostly videos as of late. I’ve been setting up my new computer and getting use to everything haha. So because of this I’ve been trying to keeps things up to date with my phone and that only gets you so far. So again I feel the need to say sorry and I also have a ton of book/comic reviews I have written that I’ll be posting soon on here and my goodreads.com profile.
ALSO!!! I’ll be heading to Comic-Con in Portland, Oregon this weekend!! CAN’T WAIT!! Also on the 27 of this month a again in Portland I’ll be seeing Wil Wheaton inBut at any rate, I’ll be come more active once this computer is put away haha. Thank you again to all my readers & thank you for the lovely comments!! So once again I’m sorry for lack of “real” posts.
Just got the official word that CISPA is back. CISPA would let corporations share all of your private, personal information with the government… with no restrictions. Last year the bill passed the House in a whirlwind, before any of us had time to mount a real opposition. We ended up stopping it in the Senate, but we can’t make the same mistake twice! Congress needs to hear a strong, clear message from Internet users. Immediately. Click here to sign the petition to Stop CISPA! Email, your love letters, your secrets and private conversations, your search and email history, what you say and do anywhere on the web…. All these things could become a part of a government file on you that everyone from the IRS to local police would have access to. Sign the petition to Congress now. And forward this email to your friends, we all need to do everything we can to get the word out to stop this.
Sony’s next-generation PS4 unveil is just two weeks away, which means leaks concerning both it and Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Durango (sometimes referred to as the Xbox 720), are at an all-time high as well. Rumors continue to swirl that the next iteration of Xbox will lock out used games entirely and require a constant Internet connection. New games would come with a one-time activation code to play. Use the code, and the game is locked to the particular console or Xbox Live account it’s loaded on. Physical games will still be sold (the Durango reportedly supports 50GB Blu-ray Discs), but the used game market? Kiboshed. If this is true, it’s an ugly move on Microsoft’s part. Not only does it annihilate the right of first sale, it’ll eviscerate any game store or business that depends on video game rentals for revenue.
When the Wii U was released at the end of last year, Nintendo got a head-start on the long-awaited new generation of video game consoles. Now, Sony has announced a press conference for February 20th that is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4, codenamed ‘Orbis.’ This will precede the announcement of the Xbox 360′s successor, codenamed ‘Durango,’ but that too will likely be announced by E3 in June. Specs for development kits of both systems have leaked widely. The two systems both use 8-core AMD chips clocked around 1.6 GHz. Durango has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, while Orbis has 4GB of GDDR5 RAM, though Sony is trying to push that up to 8GB for the console’s final spec. Reports also suggest Sony is tinkering with its controller design, going so far as to add a “Share” button to let people exchange screenshots and recordings. Developers indicate the systems are very close in power, though Sony’s system currently has an edge. With the upcoming announcement of the PS4, the big-three console makers will kick off a new round of direct competition. They’ll maneuver to one-up each other with the most powerful hardware and the slickest software. However, they’ll also hope the release of three major consoles in rapid succession will help to anchor a part of the games industry that no longer enjoys the dominance it once did, thanks to threats from mobile.
I know there are a lot of stories already out there about Twitter being hacked. Just figured is throw my 2 cent in.
Earlier this week, hackers gained access to Twitter’s internal systems and stole information, compromising 250,000 Twitter accounts before the breach was stopped. Reporting the incident on the company’s official blog, Twitter’s manager of network security did not specify the method by which hackers penetrated its system, but mentioned vulnerabilities related to Java in Safari and Firefox, and echoed Homeland Security’s advisory that users disable Java in their browsers. Sure, blame everything on Larry Ellison. Looks like bad things do happen in threes — Twitter’s report comes on the heels of disclosures of hacking attacks on the WSJ and NY Times.