Category: Tech


The Latest Ransomware Victim is a NASA Contractor

A DopplePaymer ransomware attack reportedly targeted one of NASA’s IT contractors in the United States. As SpaceX and NASA celebrated their first human-operated rocket launch on May 30, cybercriminals behind a ransomware known as DopplePaymer...

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Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Bound to Crush the Facebook Employee Revolt

Facebook employees want Mark Zuckerberg to review his stance on moderating President Trump’s posts. Employees of the social media giant protested on a related matter last year. Zuckerberg has several well-developed tactics he can...

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Zoom Stock’s Surge Is Bad News for the Economy — Here’s Why

While the S&P 500 is still down about 6% year-to-date, Zoom’s shares have tripled in value. Zoom’s popularity has exploded due to shelter-in-place orders. Zoom keeps soaring despite investors being optimistic about the economy....

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Sony’s PS5 may Have a Very Steep Price tag at Launch

Gamers all over the world are excited to see what the next generation of consoles will bring to the table. PlayStation enthusiasts will gladly look for the PS5 once re-orders open, but it will...

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How Contact Tracing Can Be Effective While Guarding Privacy

Vipin Bharathan is chair of the Hyperledger Identity Working Group where he researches solutions for privacy in public settings. As the nCovid-19 virus has spread unchecked in the U.S., complete shutdowns are the adopted...

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Brave Browser Launches Encrypted Video Calls Before Zoom

Brave has launched in-browser video calls featuring end-to-end encryption. Brave, the privacy-centric cryptocurrency-powered web browser has launched in-browser video calls featuring end-to-end encryption. The encrypted video service, dubbed ‘Brave Together’ can be used to...

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Samsung is building a second 5nm factory in South Korea

The move is part of a $116 billion plan to expand manufacturing capacity Forward-looking: Samsung is the global leader in the memory chip business, but it still has some catching up to do when it...

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Scott Forstall details his interview with Steve Jobs

Jobs beat out Microsoft for Forstall’s services Why it matters: Longtime Apple veteran Scott Forstall in a recent episode of Code Break detailed what it was like being interviewed by Steve Jobs. As you can...

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Someone made a rudimentary ray tracing demo on Notepad at 30fps

File this under ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you should’ In brief: A graphics and game engine developer made a simple ray tracer work in Notepad on Windows by manipulating the app’s memory...

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Killer Networking owner acquired by Intel

Its products will integrate with Intel’s Wireless Solutions Group What just happened? You might not be familiar with the Rivet Networks name, but you’ll probably have seen its Killer Networking brand before. The maker of...

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Intel Core i9-10900K overclocked to 7707.62 MHz using liquid helium

Extreme overclocking with liquid helium Editor’s take: Intel’s just-launched Core i9-10900K was recently pushed to an impressive 7.7 GHz at the hands of some incredibly skilled overclockers. And odds are, we’ll likely see it nudged...

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This Raspberry Pi-like SBC packs a Ryzen APU with Vega 11

Can run up to four displays Editor’s take: Axiomtek thinks it has a Raspberry Pi killer but has not disclosed the price. Although it remains to be seen, if out-of-pocket costs are reasonable, it might...

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Netflix to automatically cancel dormant subscriptions

A stand-up move Editor’s take: Netflix is doing consumers a solid by implementing a system that flags dormant accounts for possible cancellation. And if you’re reading this, now may be a good time to reevaluate...

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Razer updates Blade Pro 17 with 300Hz display, RTX 2080 Super

Razer’s 17-inch offering gets even better In brief: Razer has updated its desktop replacement Blade Pro 17 laptop with 10-gen Intel CPUs, a 300Hz display option, and Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. While these definitely...

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How to Soup Up Your Home WiFi With Multiple Repeaters and Access Points

Does flaky Internet connectivity have you scrounging for solutions? The COVID-19 pandemic increased our demand for Internet service due to working from home, online learning for kids, and video conferencing with colleagues and family...

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