Zotac Announces its newest creattion: The GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt Graphics Card

Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt

Zotac has just announced their GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt Graphics Card. Word is Zotac are releasing this only to China, but if I know my Chinese , they will find a way to get this to the states, they are known for that.

The card features a much more robust cooling solution, a much more stronger VRMss and  just a much better overall product design than Zotac’s reference 750 Ti card. The name Thunderbolt has nothing to do with the Thunderbolt interface either. The new cooler design  features a dual 90 mm hybrid  fans that sit on top of a big aluminum heatsink that has heatpipes. The whole cooling solution is covered by a nice clean aluminum shroud.

 

Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt

Most of you that are into bitcoin mining will just want to know the bottom line numbers. Here you go: It comes overclocked from Zotac at speeds of 1229 MHz core, 1320 MHz boost and 6000 Mhz memory. When compared to the reference GTX 750 Ti speeds of 1020/1085 (boost)/5400 MHz. This will make it the highest factory overclocked GeForce GTX 750 Ti to date. It is expected to be priced at  around $195 US, if/when it reaches the states.

 

Updated list of large companies that accept bitcoin (March 2014):

I was shocked at quite a few of these. The list is growing daily. 

  • WordPress.com – An online company that allows user to create free blogs
  • Overstock.com – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking
  • Amazon – An online company that sells almost anything.
  • Target – An American retailing company
  • CVS – A pharmacy shop
  • Subway – Eat fresh
  • Victoria’s Secret – A lingerie outlet
  • Namecheap - Domain hosting company
  • Bitcoin.Travel – a travel site that provides accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world
  • Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England
  •  Old Fitzroy – A pub in Sydney, Australia
  • The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, Japan
  • Virgin Galactic - Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline
  • The Pirate Bay - BitTorrent directories
  • Reddit – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins
  • Zynga – Mobile gaming
  • PayPal / Ebay (in the works/coming soon)
  • Tesla – The car company
  • OkCupid – Online dating site
  • 4Chan.org – For premium services
  • EZTV – Torrents TV shows provider
  • Mega.co.nz – The new venture started by the former owner of MegaUpload Kim Dotcom
  • Lumfile – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services
  • Etsy Vendors – 93 of them
  • PizzaForCoins.com - Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons
  • Tigerdirect – Major electronic online retailer
  • CheapAir.com – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels
  • Zappos – Online retailer
  • Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from Gyft)
  • Bitcoincoffee.com – Buy your favorite coffee online
  • Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA
  • Jeffersons Store - A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J
  • Helen’s Pizza - Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice  of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register
  • A Class Limousine - Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport
  • Fiverr.com – Get almost anything done for $5
  • Seoclerks.com – Get SEO work done on your site cheap

Yahoo partners with Yelp to fight Google.

 

Searching on Yahoo will now deliver local business reviews from Yelp, through a partnership that could help Yahoo search compete against Google, or at the least make it more useful.

Yahoo said Wednesday that it had partnered with Yelp, as part of its efforts to offer a richer experience to its users. Financial terms of the partnership are not disclosed.

The announcement confirms rumors surrounding Yahoo’s curiosity about Yelp to improve its local search results. Yahoo’s revenue has sagged in recent quarters, and an enhanced version of search could help generate more ad sales.

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Yahoo’s search partnership with Yelp will integrate results from the Yelp app.

The integration with Yelp is a content partnership, a Yahoo spokeswoman said. Yelp user reviews, business information, star ratings and photos will be in the right-hand panel as part of the changes. The listings will appear in the results for Yahoo search as well as within Yahoo maps, for desktop, smartphone and tablet users in the U. S.

Links to directions within Yahoo maps, business hours and menus also can be found in Yahoo’s local search results.

The integration does not appear yet to generate Yelp’s listings for each business in Yelp, though additional listings will be added in the coming months, Yahoo said.

Yelp has exploded to become a popular service, but whether it will help Yahoo simply take market share away from Google is a tall order. Google has provided a range of similar information about local businesses through its search results for some time now.

The Yelp partnership comes as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seeks to make other improvements in search. Mayer recently said that “contextual search, ” particularly on mobile phones, would be a focus going forward. Contextual search, she said, could provide people with more personalized content by detecting signals from their environments.

On mobile devices, Yahoo’s app already incorporates the user’s location to display more relevant search engine results such as restaurants and movie times.

Samsung Smart Watch info. What we know so far

Samsung, Smart Watch,Galaxy Gear,

Talk of Apple’s iWatch has suddenly given way to Samsung’s new smart watch, that Samsung has tentatively said will be presented on September 4th in Berlin, prior to the IFA Conference.
It is rumored to be known as “Galaxy Gear” and is supposedly going to be a “concept device”. What exactly this means is not really known – it is not clear if the watch is going to be ready for shipment in Septemberor if what will be shown as just a prototype of what it will be.
Other rumors of whether the watch will be a flexible style design or not have not been confirmed yet.
Both Apple and Samsung are reportedly putting a lot of emphasis in the smart watch arena, in an effort to keep growth as new product markets avail themselves. But new competition could potentially take a piece of the watch market as device and accessory makers, even fashion designers, are poised to compete in the field. Hmmm..my birthday is in early September too ;) Samsung Galaxy

 

Bitcoin service Flexcoin Shuts Down After Massive Theft

Guys , Ill keep saying these two words until you guys get it : “decentralized currency”!!!  In other words, YOUR ON YOUR OWN!!! It is not insured like FDIC, it is not governed or regulated , in any way shape or form. When its lost or stolen in any way, LAW ENFORCEMENT WONT HELP YOU!!! When you lose your stash, your SOL! Here is another fact: These hackers KNOW law enforcement probably wont step in. When was the last time you heard about a bank robbery, or a hack of a large regulated bank, and the government did nothing? The government will hunt you down like a dog , if you rob a bank, because most of THAT money is theirs :) The government HATES decentralized currency because they cant monitor or control it, and probably will laugh at you if you try to report a theft. 

Here is the article:

The Bitcoin bank Flexcoin said today that it will be closing its doors after a massive theft of all of its Bitcoins. Hackers cleaned them out of 896 Bitcoins, which are worth  around $600,000.

Flexcoin was one of the few Bitcoin services that did offer HTTPS encryption, but I guess that made no difference as hackers were able to go in and steal the everthing, anyway. Flexcoin stated that they will be shutting down right after the theft. “As Flexcoin does not have the resources, assets, or else to come back from this loss, we are closing our doors immediately. ” Flexcoin did mention that they were working  with law enforcement to try and track the source of the hack.

Flexcoin said that it would not be liable for the theft as in its “terms of service” clearly staes that Flexcoin, “is  not responsible for insuring any Bitcoins stored in the Flexcoin system. ” There might be some good news though, Flexcoin did mention that some of its Bitcoins were stored in its offline storage and those were still intact and that it might begin contacting users to return those Bitcoins.

Posted by vegascompudoc on Mar.11, 2014 in March 11th, 2014 by vegascompudoc