Showing posts from July, 2016

Top 5 Free Screen Recording Softwares For Windows

Screen recording can be useful when you need to record a how-to video to help someone learn how to use a program, record a game walkthrough, or prepare for a presentationRecord here means you can create a video of whatever you are doing on your desktop, save the recording as a video file and send it to a friend or upload it on YouTube. We’ve featured screen capturing tools before, and you know a few ways to take screenshots on your computer. For something more than just a still image, here are 8 free screen recording programs that will help you record every action you make on your Windows desktop. Free programs at times come with drawbacks or limitations, and watermarks are common in many free screen recording softwares. However, the following list of programs has been tested to not have any watermarks and can export to a file format recognizable to most video editing softwares. 1. Ezvid Ezvid is a screen recorder program that comes with an in-built video editor where you can split …

Former US Secret Service agent may have stolen bitcoins

A Secret Service agent who stole money seized by the government in the investigation of underground drug bazaar Silk Road is now suspected of stealing money in at least two other cases, according to court filings unsealed on Thursday. In the larger of those cases, he is thought to have been behind the theft of about $700,000 worth of Bitcoin from a Secret Service account three months after the agency was urged to block his access, the documents say. Former agent Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced in December to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $800,000 of the crypto currency Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation. According to an affidavit unsealed Thursday, the Justice Department learned in April 2015 that Bridges might have kept a private cryptographic key giving him access to a Bitcoin wallet with the $700,000 in currency that the Silk Road task force had seized in 2014. The department urged the agency to move the funds elsewhere. “Unfort…

Updated, 4K-capable Sony PlayStation Neo to ship this year: Report

Sony confirmed that they were indeed working on the PlayStation Neo, a more powerful, 4K-capable alternative to the PlayStation 4. It’s now come to light that the console will actually ship this year. Various sources have reportedly informed EuroGamer that the updated console is slated for launch this year. The current generation consoles are at something of a cross-roads. The Xbox One is flailing about and managing to stay afloat while the PS4 is surging further and further ahead in terms of sales. However, with AMD’s introduction of a new micro-architecture, they’re going to be phasing out older manufacturing techniques, giving Sony and Microsoft a chance to either revamp their console architecture or stick to their ways, at a higher cost. Sony and Microsoft decided to go with the revamp option. Sony officially confirmed that the Neo is coming this year and Microsoft’s new console, Project Scorpio, is coming in “Holiday 2017.” Both consoles claim to support 4K gaming, but it’s poss…

Underground DLC: Procedurally generated levels come to The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division got its first paid DLC release earlier this week, featuring some much-needed endgame content. Underground is a PC and Xbox One timed exclusive presently, with PS4 players (the bulk of the game’s player base) gaining access to the DLC in a month’s time. As a PC player of The Division, I’ve been able to take full advantage of the hardware at my disposal, and have been lucky enough to play the best looking version of the game. However, the game has seen a shocking fall in the number of active players since the game’s launch. Underground promises a slew of new content and gear, but will it be enough to bring players back to The Division?

You begin with an above-ground transitional mission. Once you’ve returned to your HQ after beating it, a new door opens next to the Rewards Claim Vendor to a new social place called “The Terminal.” From The Terminal, you will be able to access Underground missions; randomly generated urban dungeons with varying backdrops and visua…

Here’s why the Apple iPhone 8 is a bigger deal than the upcoming iPhone 7

First, let’s clear things up. I own an iPhone 6 Plus, which will soon be two years old at the launch of the upcoming iPhone 7 expected to take place this September. That said, I’m eager to know what’s in store for me, since I also happen to be a victim of Apple’s transition to better hardware. I own a device that sports 1GB RAM, while the current standard (thanks to the iPhone SE) is 2GB. This meant that my iPhone felt a lot slower within a year instead of typical two years for Apple devices. Owners of the Apple iPad Air and the iPad mini (1st gen.) will also feel the same way. I’m also excited about the iPhone 8, but not so much when it comes to the iPhone 7. Here’s why. Hardware: Those like me, waiting for a worthy upgrade (along with the fear of not being able to future-proof ourselves) will indeed be looking up to the iPhone 8 because the iPhone 7 will still pack in the same stuff in terms of hardware. We can expect an Apple A10 with a massive processing jump but for now we aren’t…

Barack Obama urges Congress to pass Zika prevention bill

Washington: President Barack Obama says a vaccine for the Zika virus could be developed in "fairly short order" if Congress acts quickly to pass a bill to prevent the spread of the disease.

Obama says researchers are beginning to develop and test a vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus. He says that if the effort is well funded he's "fairly confident" an effective vaccine could be developed before the virus spreads to the continental US. Obama made the remarks today after being briefed by top health officials at the White House. The president is trying to pressure Congress to pass a Zika-prevention bill that has been stalled for weeks. He criticised lawmakers for "playing politics" with public health. He says lawmakers should not take their summer recess before passing a bill.

Uttarakhand cloudburst: 22 killed as heavy rains lashed Chamoli district

Dehradun: At least 22 people were killed following cloudburst and landslides as heavy rains lashed Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts of Uttarakhand, officials said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat have expressed their grief over the loss of life. More than two dozen people remained untraced. NDRF teams have been rushed to the affected areas and additional teams have also been kept on alert. "As many as 25 people have been trapped in the debris following landslides in Bastia village of Kanalichhina block in Pithoragarh district. Bodies of 13 persons have been recovered by the district administration team with the help of local people," a police official said. "In Chamoli district, nine people have died and six others are missing," he added. Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked officials to camp in the affected areas and ensure that there is no dearth of ration. He also said that h…

3 killed in Dhaka diplomatic zone attack, foreigners among hostages

DHAKA: As many as nine gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, taking dozens of hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces, authorities and a witness said.

Two police officials are reported dead in the attacks. Bangladeshi media are putting the number of dead at three, including an Argentine national.

At least 35 people, including about 20 foreigners, were still trapped inside the restaurant, according to kitchen staffer, Sumon Reza, who was among more than 10 people who managed to run to the rooftop and escape.

He said the attackers chanted ``Allahu Akbar'' (God is Great) as they launched the attack around 9:20 p.m. Friday, initially opening fire with blanks.

A huge contingent of security forces cordoned off the area around the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area. Several other wounded police officers were hospitalized after security forces exchanged fire with the attackers inside…

Star Trek star dies in freak accident

One of the stars of the rebooted Star Trek franchise has been killed in a freak accident. Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the films, died when his car rolled down his driveway early Sunday and pinned the 27-year-old against a brick mailbox and fence, police and his publicist said. The incident happened at his home in Los Angeles, police officer Jenny Hosier said. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling. Yelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn’t show up, the group came to his home and found him dead. The actor has found fame through the Star Trek franchise. Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted series, comes out in July. Scenes from the film were shot in Dubai last year. Yelchin was among the stars who were part of the shoot, along with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Idris Elba.
His death was felt throughout the industry. “What a rare and beautiful sou…