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Sony's Latest Sensor Shoots Amazing Slow-mo Video

Slow-Motion video is not only fun, it can be particularly useful for certain applications. The problem is that to get high-quality and high-resolution slow-mo video, you have to spend a ton of money. Sony is hoping to change that with their latest sensor that packs DRAM into the sensor itself, enabling it to buffer video from an otherwise-two-layer sensor. The end results is 1000fps at 1080p - from a smartphone.

That's all good, but the sensor's standout feature is super slow-mo. As shown below, 1,000 fps is pushing into Phantom Flex camera territory, letting you see the impact of a ball on a bat or a dog vault in precise detail. What's more, Sony says that smartphones could detect sudden movement and automatically launch the high-speed mode, so you only use it when needed.

Source: Engadget

Invisible Malware

A new type of attack called "Invisible Malware" has been discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab. This new attack avoids detection by using legitimate software such as penetration-testing and administrative tools along with the PowerShell framework for Window's task automation. The key to these attacks is that no malware files get physically put on the targeted machine and instead, stays in the memory until the system reboots. This could pose to be a very big problem in 2017 as over a 140 enterprise networks have been hit around the globe.

This combined approach helps to avoid being detected by whitelisting technologies, and leaves forensic investigators with almost no artifacts or malware samples to work with. The attackers stay around just long enough to gather information before their traces are wiped from the system on the first reboot.

Source: BetaNews

HPs Security Commercials Feature Christian Slater

HP has a lot of money behind their connected printers and they actually do a really good job with device integration and remote printing. The problem with any internet connected device is that it can be a security risk, but HP takes that seriously too. In fact, they "reinvent" security with their latest campaign and even throw the chops of Christian Slater behind it. If he says it's good, then it must be, right?

In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company - from the mailroom to the boardroom - through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs. This first installment reinforces that security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or something at the perimeter, but it's a concern for everyone.

 

Source: HP

AMD Ryzen Will Dominate PC Gaming

AMD's Ryzen CPU line-up is getting some interesting leaks that suggest even their high-end premium part will retail for about $320 - only $680 less than Intel's equivalent - if leaked benchmarks are to be believed. As much as I hesitate to believe leaked benchmarks, I am willing to bet money that they are pretty close to what we are going to see on the finished silicon. If not, this would be devastating for AMD as the hype would quickly turn into a mob mentality as we are all hoping for somethng to challenge Intel. Mainstream CPUs get even more interesting.

But it's Ryzen 5 where things get interesting for gamers - there we see a mixture of six-core/12-thread and four-core/eight-thread processors for Core i5 money. This is the gamer's heartland, and the arrival of a well-priced six-core CPU that can compete with Intel is significant for reasons we'll go into shortly.

Source: Eurogamer

Lian Li @ CES 2013

Lian Li was at CES once again this year and they brought a few interesting chassis to the show.  By interesting, I mean a beast, a thermal guru and a train.  Let's start with the beast.  The PC-D8000.  This case supposts the largest motherboards possible and complies to the HPTX standard.  Even with a motherboard as large as 15" x 13.6", you still will have room for 20 (that's right, twenty) 3.5" HDDs.  In addition to that, it has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and all of the other awesome features we've come to expect from the all-aluminum case manufacturer, Lian Li.

PC-D8000 Big Front

 

The PC-V850 is a case that is coming in the near future (hopefully) and it offers the standard Lian Li quality with a bit of a different way to manage thermal issues.  Once the side panel is on, the air intake comes from the rear and the deflector ensures that you are not sucking in hot air from the rear exhaust.  The chassis is sectioned off into several areas that are compartmentalized so that different components don't heat up each other.

 

The last and oddest thing that we've seen from Lian Li is the train PC case.  We've seen some pretty odd cases, that included sea shells, horses and a yeti, but we've never seen a moving train PC.  There is not much else to be said about this.

Lian Li Train

Please check out the gallery for more pictures from the Lian Li booth.

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