Steam Hack Goes Deeper Than Forums, Possible Credit Card Number Theft

Over the weekend the Valve Steam forum was defaced by hackers redirecting requests for the forum to the hackers website. Now after further investigation by Valve it looks like the hack went deeper than originally thought and has compromised the main Steam database.

The main Steam database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. Although Valve are still unsure whether encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information was taken.

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Corsair Performance Pro Series SSD Unveiled

Corsair has today unveiled a new addition to their range of SSD’s with the launch of the latest Corsair Performance Pro Series SSD 6 Gb/s which is equipped with Marvell controllers, and will be available in 128GB and 256GB configurations.

The compact SSD can provide up to 515 MB/s read and 440 MB/s sequential write speeds and is equipped with a built-in advanced background garbage collection feature enabling it to preform strongly  even with operating systems that don’t support TRIM.

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Motorola Droid RAZR Lands For $111 Today Only

The Motorola Droid RAZR goes on sale in the US today, and it will be available from Verizon Wireless for $299 when you sign up to a new two year contract, although it looks like Amazon Wireless has decided to sell the Droid RAZR for $111 for today only when you sign up to a new two year contract.

The Droid RAZR features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and there is also 1GB of RAM.

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AT&T And Nokia To Announce 4G LTE Windows Phone AT CES 2012?

We heard a rumor recently that Nokia and Verizon  would be announcing an LTE Windows Phone smartphone at CES 2012 in January, and now according to a recent report AT&T and Nokia will be launching an LTE Windows Phone device as well.

Nokia is expected to launch its first Windows Phone smartphone in the US early next year, so CES 2012 in January would seem like a good date to launch them, and we also heard from Nokia’s CEO that the company would bring LTE enabled Windows Phone’s to the US next year.

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Facebook To Change Privacy Settings To Opt In After FTC Settlement

Facebook has come under quite a bit of criticism in the last over it privacy settings, and now it looks like the worlds largest social network may change its privacy policies, which is good news for Facebook users.

According to a recent report by the WSJ, Facebook has come to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, and the agreement would mean that Facebnook would have to obtain a users permission before making “material retroactive changes” to its privacy policies.

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DIY Flamethrower Pistol is Supposed To Repel Wild Animals (Video)

Seen below is a home-made flame pistol built by an enthusiast who wants to light camp fires better. It looks real nice but the ‘making’ part is rather complex. Also, it’s a very dangerous tool that no one in their right mind should use indoors. Then again, no one in their right mind would put in the time to build a flame pistol unless they live in the post-apocalyptic wastes of the Fallout universe. As a marvel of human ingenuity though, it’s real impressive.

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Amazon Appstore For Android Updated Ahead Of Kindle Fire Launch

Amazon has updated its Appstore for Android, ahead of the launch of the companies first Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, which will go on sale in the US next week, and as well as a new design it also comes with some new features.

As you can see from the screen shots below, the Amazon Appstore now has a much more user friendly design, with dark colors, and Amazon has also added in support for in app purchases and parental controls.

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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 Battery Fix Update

Apple has released the new iOS 5.0.1 software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the update is supposed to fix the battery problems that a number of users have reported with iOS 5 over the last few weeks.

As well as the battery fix the update adds multitasking gestures for the original iPad, plus it is also designed to fix a bug with documents in the cloud, and our Australian readers will be pleased to know that it is also designed to improve the voice recognition for Australian users.

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NASA Might Open A Lending Library For Its Tools

It’s unlikely they’ll lend out ray guns, plasma rifles, and shrink rays though. The detail lef tout by the title is this proposed ‘lending library’ is exclusive to NASA, meaning the general public will never get a chance to wield some really awesome gear. Additionally, it’s a cost-cutting measure because as it turns out NASA wastes so much money providing the tools its engineers use.

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Marshall FX Headphones Pack Inline Apple Remote

If you are an iOS device user wanting a new set of headphones that looks cool and sound good too, Marshall has a new offering. The new headphones are called the Marshall FX and have an Apple certified remote on the cable. The headphones have design cues to look like a Marshall amp and promise good sound too.

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Sceptre Unveils 32-inch LED 3D TV

Sceptre has unveiled a new HDTV that is 32-inches in size and a uses LED backlighting and supports 3D content. A nice sized 3D TV that won’t break the bank might be just what some gamers have been looking for. The set will sell for $599.00 and will be in Walmart and Target locations as well as online stores.

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