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Someone Is Hacking the Hackers

In the latest in a string of “hits” on Russian dark web forums, the prominent crime site Maza appears to have been breached by someone earlier this week. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intel, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Internet Security, Computing, Dark Web, Hacker, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Krebs, Maza, Computer Networking, Security Hacker


What If Clubhouse, But With State Censorship, TikTok Owner ByteDance Ponders

China’s ByteDance, is planning on launching its own version of audio chat app Clubhouse for the Chinese market, Reuters reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, China, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Tencent Holdings, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Mobile Applications, Bytedance, Tiktok


Thursday's Best Deals: iPad Air, TaoTronics Massage Gun, Hitman 3, 2021 Moto Phones, Samsung Powerbot, Xbox Live Gold, Better Love Pixie Wand, and More

Apple’s iPad Air and a TaoTronics massage gun lead Thursday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Facebook, Science, Technology, Asus, Newegg, Macys, Memory, Samsung, Nike, Walmart, Best Buy


Apple's App Store Faces New Antitrust Investigation in UK

Regulators in the UK have launched a new antitrust investigation into Apple’s App Store, according to an announcement from Britain’s Competition and Market’s Authority on Thursday. And if the details sound similar to the European Union’s antitrust probes, that’s no accident.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Technology, European Union, Companies, Itunes, Britain, Computing, App Store, Cma, Apple Inc, Big Tech, Andrea Coscelli


Report: New Nintendo Switch With 4K Output, OLED Screen Will Release Before Christmas

Last year, Bloomberg reported that a new model of the Nintendo Switch would be out sometime in 2021. Today, they’re reporting some more specific details, like the size of the screen and some 4K news.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Bloomberg, Computing, Nintendo, Oled, Nintendo Switch, Display technology, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Video Game Consoles, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Technology Internet, Eighth Generation Of Video Game Consoles


Study: Far-Right Propaganda Gets the Most Engagement on Facebook, Especially When It's Lies

Shocker: Despite conservatives’ endless kvetching about the supposed liberal bias of Silicon Valley technocrats, one of the easiest ways to go viral on Facebook is spouting extreme, far-right rhetoric, according to a new study by New York University’s Cybersecurity for Democracy project.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Misinformation, Deception, Ben Shapiro, Fake News, QAnon, NewsGuard, Laura Edelson


Apple's New Service Helps You Transfer Your Pics and Videos From iCloud to Google Photos

For anyone who feels like they’ve been held hostage by iCloud’s 5GB of free storage or just wants to try out a different photo storage app, this week Apple launched a new service designed to make it way easier to transfer photos and videos stored in iCloud over to Google Photos. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Software, Computing, Icloud, Apple Id, Pages, Google Photos, Webmail, Epic Games, Apple Photos, Cloud Applications, Application Software, Data Synchronization


Parler Drops One Lawsuit Against Amazon, and Files Another

Alleged domestic terrorist haven/free speech network Parler has bowed out of its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. For a blessed moment it seemed we might get a break from conservative bitching and moaning about unfairness. No such luck.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Science, Buzzfeed, Linkedin, Software, Computing, Amazon Web Services, Real Time Web, Elaine Chao, Tea Party Patriots, Mobile Applications, Mark Meckler, Rebekah Mercer, Stacey Abrams, Parler


AMD's RX 6700 XT Is Here, and There's Even More Good News for Radeon Owners

Today, AMD officially revealed the newest member of its Radeon 6000-series family: the RX 6700 XT. Situated just below the RX 6800, AMD said this is an ideal graphics card for anyone with a high refresh rate, 1440p monitor who wants to play games on max settings. And yes, Smart Access Memory is enabled, too, so if you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Radeon, Video Cards, GeForce, Advanced Micro Devices, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, RDNA, Radeon RX 6000 Series, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units, Technology Internet, HP Business Desktops


Mesh Is Microsoft’s Vision for Sending Your Hologram Back to the Office

Today at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference, the tech giant revealed a bold glimpse at the future of digital collaboration with Mesh, a new mixed reality experience set to shape how people work and socialize online.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Azure, Computing, Virtual Reality, Windows 10, Augmented Reality, Mesh, Altspacevr, Immersion, Microsoft Hardware, Mixed Reality, Niantic, Microsoft Hololens, Alex Kipman


Exiled WallStreetBets Mods Want to Make a Blockchain-Based Hedge Fund

As praises from celebrity investors and movie deals rained on the subreddit/memestock trading floor WallStreetBets, its two contingents of its moderators went to war, each accusing the other of profiteering off the community’s newfound fame. Now, those beaten in the squabble intend to start a competing community…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Coinbase, Blockchain, Nathaniel Popper, WSB, Andrew Miller, Balaji Srinivasan, The DAO, Smart Contract, Decentralized Finance




The 10 Best Deals of March 1, 2021

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Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Headphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, 5g, iPhone accessories, Jordan McMahon, Google Pixel, Humidifier, Ultimate Ears


A 1990s iMac Processor Powers NASA’s Perseverance Rover

As we watched NASA put a rover on Mars last month, it definitely seemed like the agency had to be using some sort of high-tech processor in its machine. Surely the rover is built on something much more powerful than the components in devices us civilians use, right? But while NASA is technically using a specialized…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Nasa, Macintosh, Computers, Computing, Mars, iMac, Bae Systems, M1, Matt Lemke, Computer Architecture, James LaRosa, PowerPc, M1 Processor


Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explains why the company needs a bigger rocket, and why it’s going public to build it

Rocket Lab packed a ton of news into Monday to kick off this week: It’s going public via a SPAC merger, for one, and it’s also building a new, larger launch vehicle called Neutron to support heavier payloads. I spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about why it’s building Neutron now, and why it’s also choosing to go public at the same time. Unsurprisingly, the two things are tightly linked. “We have the benefit of flying Electron [Rocket Lab’s current, smaller launch vehicle] for a lot...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Finance, Beck, Supply Chain, Tech, Ceo, Earth, ERP, Launch, Computing, Rocket, Manufacturing, Aerospace


Instagram Rolls Out New Way to Say Something Stupid in Public

Instagram is expanding its livestreaming offerings with a new feature dubbed Live Rooms, which is just like Instagram Live but with up to three more people haphazardly broadcasting their thoughts into the world simultaneously. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Streaming, Livestreaming, Twitch, Operating Systems, Instagram Live, Video Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Internet Broadcasting


Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

The s0-called GameStonks saga had some help from automated bots hyping up “meme” stocks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media reviewed by Reuters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nokia, Social Media, Software, Computing, Reddit, Share Trading, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, World Wide Web, Reuters, Short Selling, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Business Finance, AMC Entertainment


Boost Your PC Gaming Experience With 15% off a Redragon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $34 | Amazon | Clip couponRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Computing, Apple Inc, Professional Wrestling, Apple Keyboard, Redragon, Computer Keyboard, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation


I'm Packing My Bags to Visit the Real-Life Inspiration for Windows XP's Wallpaper

I don’t think about the iconic Windows XP wallpaper often, but when an article or a video comes across my social media feed reminding me of it, nothing but happy memories come flooding back. Thanks to a recent SFGate article, I feel like I’m lying in a soft patch of grass, a cool breeze washing over my skin. I can see…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Wallpaper, Bliss, Computing, Stock Photography, Charles, Microsoft Windows, Windows Xp, Fujitsu, Sonoma County California, System Software, Special Folder, In Art


The RTX 3060 Will Be the First of Nvidia's New Graphics Cards to Get a Frame Rate Boost

Those who were able to purchase one of Nvidia’s new RTX 3060 graphics cards yesterday now have access to the company’s long-awaited Resizable BAR support, which is the feature PC users can enable at the BIOS-level to let the CPU and GPU talk directly to one another. This is a big deal, because that instantly helps…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intel, Computing, Nvidia, Colorful, Gpu, EVGA, Video Card, Ati Technologies, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, Chipset, Fabless Semiconductor Companies, Graphics Hardware, Technology Internet


Facebook's Making a Good Case Why You Should Never Wear Its Smart Glasses

Everyone and their mother is supposedly building a pair of smart glasses now, Facebook included. However, a BuzzFeed News report notes that apparently, Facebook is thinking about building facial recognition into its forthcoming pair of AR glasses. Um, no thank you.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Buzzfeed, Surveillance, Eyewear, Computing, Augmented Reality, Andrew Bosworth, BuzzFeed News, Display technology, Smartglasses, Face Id, Biometric Information Privacy Act, Wearable Computers


'Hey Facebook,' How About Not?

Chances are you’re probably familiar with using a command like, “OK Google,” “Hey Siri,” or “Alexa” to summon a voice assistant. But now, the company that brought you pokes and likes—and who could forget fake news?— is trying to add, “Hey Facebook” to your rotation.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Siri, Software, Computing, Oculus, Alexa, Human Interest, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


The 10 Best Deals of February 25, 2021

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Tags: Amazon, Science, Video Games, Steve Jobs, Intel, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Apple Inc, M1, Juicer, Tom, Vivitar, Internet Privacy


Twitter Passes Stimulus Package for the Very Online

Twitter is finally rolling out a way to get paid for tweeting that doesn’t involve putting a Venmo link in your bio, promoting a Patreon, or using the app to hunt for a rich spouse.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Pandora, News Feed, Computing, Operating Systems, Venmo, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Elliott Management, South of Market San Francisco, Samantha Cole


A Tech IPO? In This Economy?

Wall Street is abuzz with the news of two new tech IPO filings—called S-1s in the parlance —for crypto exchange Coinbase and cloud host Digitalocean. These two companies are doing solid business even during the pandemic. After all, what can people do when stuck at home but trade bitcoin and play with new websites?Read more...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Computing, Aws, Coinbase, Initial Public Offering, Digitalocean, Dot Com Bubble, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Ouriel Ohayon, Computer Networking, Blockchaincom


Google's Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

Live Captions is one of the most useful features on Android phones, allowing your mobile device to automatically transcribe any audio it’s currently playing. And now it seems Google is bringing Live Captions to Chrome, with the feature already available as a hidden option in the browser.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Software, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Computing, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Closed Captioning, Assistive Technology, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet


Apple’s New M1-Powered Mac Mini and MacBooks Are All on Sale, Up to $100 off

Apple Mac Mini (M1, 256GB) | $659 | AmazonApple Mac Mini (M1, 512GB) | $849 | AmazonApple MacBook Air (M1, 256GB) | $990 | AmazonApple MacBook Air (M1, 512GB) | $1,190 | AmazonApple MacBook Pro (M1, 256GB) | $1,219 | AmazonApple MacBook Pro (M1, 512GB) | $1,399 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Apple Inc, Apple Computers, Apple M1, Arm Architecture, Apple Designed Processors, Technology Internet


How Your Phone Works Behind-the-Scenes Magic to Take the Best Possible Photo

Smartphones have come a long way toward becoming the best cameras we carry. A long journey through megapixels, multiple lenses, optical zoom, image stabilization, and various other upgrades has gotten us to today’s handsets, but today, much of the work in capturing a great photo is happening on the software side.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Science, Technology, Smartphone, Smartphones, Digital Photography, Mobile Phones, Computing, Pixel, Camera Phone, Google Pixel, Computational Photography, Technology Internet, Photographic Techniques


Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 Is Fine, but Seriously, Just Splurge on the 3060 Ti

I know, I know, it’s hard to be excited about new graphics cards when there’s a chip shortage and scalpers and crypto miners are snatching up all the stock before regular ol’ consumers can buy ‘em. I know. Waiting sucks, especially when new GPUs keep cropping up. But while that money is burning a hole in your pocket,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Computing, Nvidia, Video Cards, GeForce, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, Rtx, Nvidia Rtx, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units, Geforce 20 Series, Geforce 30 Series


Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

Attention, haters: you have officially been put on notice by Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, News Corporation, Social Software, Like Button, Social Information Processing, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Global Affairs Nick Clegg Read



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