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Articles tagged with: server

BF3 To Feature Online Pass System

Looks like developers are getting more and more greedy with their games. Usually, developers get nothing from the sale of pre-used game copies.

Therefore EA introduced this system which blocks some of the features of the pre used game, for instance, the multiplayer feature. Hence, second hand buyers have access to the limited content only and if s/he needs to access full features of the game, s/he needs to pay some extra money to get a code from the publisher which unlocks these features.

Driver: San Fransisco, Features Messy DRM

The PC video game industry has suffered a lot because of piracy. Therefore, game developers are becoming more and more cautious about their game releases. At the start, when there was nothing such as controversial DRM, all you needed was to download a crack for your favorite game and enjoy it by downloading it from P2P sites.

But the case is altogether different now. And leading in protecting the games with DRM technology is Ubisoft. Ubisoft had been really hard on PC gamers by protecting their critically acclaimed titles such as Assassins Creed with DRM.

Google Detects Malware Causing Search Traffic

Google has just detected a malware on users’ system which causes unnecessary search traffic on the servers. Google has tried to overcome this problem by sending a notification on every computer that might be infected.

Google found out that this unusual traffic was due to a malicious software on users’ computers. Google claims that this malware might have infected users’ computer through other websites which the user himself might be unaware of. Hence, by notifying the user on their Google search page, Google can make the user to take an action against it.

Intel Cloud In A Box – World’s Smallest Cloud Data Center

Billing it as “the world’s smallest data center”, Intel’s cloud technology demonstrator is basically two 1U servers in a package that fits into a common rolling suitcase.

Designed to show that Intel is already powering the cloud with its Xeon processors, the technology demonstration is also meant to highlight Intel’s other efforts to bring their Cloud 2015 vision to reality.

FlashSoft Raises $3 Million In Funding

Flashsoft, a company founded in November 2009, provides software that allows data center administrators to direct data from a server, to a flash-based solid state drive. The transition to solid state drives allow the data to move closer to the processor, and with the Flashsoft software, applications are able to run faster.

The software is similar to what memcached does for web servers. Flashsoft has recently raised $3 million in funding led by Thomvest Ventures.

Tilera Announces 100-Core Processor, Draws 45 Watts Of Power

Tilera on Tuesday had announced a new CPU with 100 processing cores, which the company aims to break the duopoly in the processing market, dominated by Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). The new low-power 100-core TileGX 3100 chip was designed to handle large volumes of Internet transactions.

The chips operate at speeds between 1GHz and 1.5 GHz, drawing 48 watts of power. These chips are superior to Intel server chips because they can execute more transactions per cycle while using less power.

RamSan-70, An Affordable SSD

TMS (Texas Memory Systems) has announced this week its fastest flash memory card, called the RamSan-70. The RamSan-70 is a PCIe card that is about half the size of previous models while 3x faster. The memory card comes from 450GB to 900GB modules and features Toshiba’s latest 32nm single-level cell NAND flash chips, offering a 20% reduction in price per GB compared to previous models.

Users will be able to get the power of a solid-state drive in a “graphics card-like” form-factor, allowing for plug-n-play operation.

Office 365 Already Receiving Problems

Since the recent transition to Office 365, Microsoft has stated that the service has had tough times providing access for its small business users. Product manager Steve Brown wrote in a blog, “This past week some Office Live Small Business customers may have experienced intermittent access to their accounts and Web sites…The issue has been resolved and the service is now functioning normally. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”

New Malicious Module Attacks Unnoticed

Online attackers usually exploit webpages by adding malicious scripts to HTML pages or specific code that triggers “drive-by downloads.” Unfortunately, a new attack discovered last Friday called Apmod not only infects webpages but infects the web server itself. When a web server gets infected, each user that requests a web page from the infected server is a victim. Although this new attack is not yet widespread, it has the potential to be, it targets popular Apache Web Servers that run on both Windows and Linux. Apache Web Servers currently host about 204 million websites.

Android Users Sue Google For $50M Over Tracking

We just got wind that two Android users have sued Google over claims that their Android phones were used as a tracking mechanism without their consent. The two people that filed the lawsuit are both residents of Oakland County in Michigan.

The lawsuit was filed on April 27th in a Detroit Federal Court. Both residents use HTC Inspire 4G phones and both claim that “[the Android devices track them] just as if a tracking device for which a court-ordered warrant would ordinarily be required.” The two plaintiffs are looking to turn the Android tracking case into a class action and are seeking $50 million in damages, as well as a court order to force Google to eliminate tracking.