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ThinkComputers Podcast #256

This week on the podcast we talk about our review of the Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe Solid State Drive, which happens to be the fastest SSD we've ever tested! We also discuss all of the news coming out of CES 2021 including the RTX 3060 12GB graphics card, Z590 motherboards, Ryzen 5000 series mobile GPUs and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #256 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Samsung, Ces, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Nvidia, Amd, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, RYZEN, Pc Hardware, Pc Hardware Podcast, CES 2021, Rtx 3060, Computer Podcast


Online scammers are trying to sell COVID-19 vaccines on the dark web for as much as $1,000 in bitcoin

Bitcoin. KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Since the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use in December there have been a growing number of ads on the dark web offering the inoculation for as much as $1,000 worth of bitcoin. Scammers online are feeding off people's desperation for the vaccine since the roll out has been slower than expected. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point were offered a dose of the coronavirus vaccine for $750 in bi...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Scams, Tech News, Bitcoin, Vaccine, Europol, Cryptocurrency, Check Point, Scammers, Moderna, Grace Kay, Operation Warp Speed Check Point


GitHub fired Jewish employee who said 'stay safe homies, Nazis are about' on Slack amid Capitol riot, 200 staff sign letter asking Microsoft-owned biz to denounce Nazis

GitHub fired a Jewish employee after he posted in the company's internal Slack to, "stay safe homies, Nazis are about," during the attack on the US Capitol, reports Business Insider. Scoop: GitHub employees circulated a letter asking the company to denounce white supremacy & Nazis after the firing of a Jewish employee who said 'Nazis are about' on the day of the Capitol siege. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Microsoft, Nazis, US news, Tech News, Github, Capitol, US Capitol


Remove Trump's YouTube channel, civil rights groups say — or Google faces advertiser boycott

Civil rights groups say they will organize an advertiser boycott unless Google removes Trump's YouTube channel, Reuters reports on Tuesday, one week after Trump-loyal mob attacked the U.S. Capitol in an assault that left at least 5 dead. Excerpt: Jim Steyer, one of the organizers of the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign which led over 1,000 advertisers to boycott Facebook in July, said the groups are demanding YouTube take down Trump's verified YouTube channel, which has 2.76 million subscr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Youtube, Tech News, Trump, Reuters, U S Capitol, Jim Steyer, Trump s YouTube


Apple removes Parler from App Store, after Google — 'we're toast,' says Parler

"We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity. Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people's safety." — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, Technology, News, Tech News, Parler


ThinkComputers Podcast #255

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB White DDR4-3200 32GB Memory Kit, Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset, and the HyperX QuadCast S Gaming Microphone. We also discuss increasing GPU prices, our favorite PC mods of 2020, and much more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #255 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Asus, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, RYZEN, Pc Hardware, Pc Hardware Podcast, QuadCast S, Computer Podcast, Corsair Dominator Platinum Rgb


Led by CEO Ian Watson, Cellcard is building on its rollout of Cambodia's first 5G use case by tapping into the country's youth-driven mobile market

Ian Watson, CEO of Cellcard Cellcard Led by CEO Ian Watson, Cellcard is one of Cambodia's largest and most innovative telco firms Cellcard is tapping into the youth market — and gamers in particular — to help drive mobile penetration This year the company launched its dedicated esports division, hosting competitions and live-streaming events In a short time, Cellcard has already increased its proportion of the youth segment among its customer base by more than 50% Because of ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Tech News, Telecommunications, Cambodia, Watson, Michael O Neill, Esports, Phnom Penh, Ian Watson, 4G LTE, MPTC, MYTV


CISA, FBI, NSA, ODNI: The 'likely Russian in origin' attack on USA was for 'intelligence-gathering'

A joint statement "on the recent significant cyber incident involving federal government networks" was just released by @CISA, @FBI, @ODNI, and @NSA — and their phrasing suggests the attack is still ongoing. "This work indicates that an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, likely Russian in origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises of both government and non-governmental networks," reads the statement. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, Usa, Technology, News, Russia, US news, Hack, Tech News, Hackers, Donald Trump, Trump, Solar Winds, CISA FBI NSA


ThinkComputers Podcast #254

This week on the podcast we talk about our favorite products of all of 2020! We also discuss our review of the WD My Passport SSD, new leaked upcoming ASUS ROG laptops, a crazy crypto-mining rig and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #254 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Asus, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Nvidia, Amd, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, RYZEN, Pc Hardware, Pc Hardware Podcast, Ryzen 5000, Computer Podcast, Tech Podcast 2020, Wd My Passport Ssd


Russian hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers: Report

"The suspected Russian hackers behind the worst U.S. cyber attack in years leveraged reseller access to Microsoft Corp services to penetrate targets that had no compromised network software from SolarWinds," Joseph Menn and Raphael Satter at Reuters report: While updates to SolarWinds' Orion software was previously the only known point of entry, security company CrowdStrike Holdings Inc said Thursday hackers had won access to the vendor that sold it Office licenses and used that to try to rea...
Tags: Security, Post, Technology, News, Microsoft, Hack, Tech News, Internet Security, Hacked, Hacks, Hackers, Solarwinds, Reuters, Microsoft Corp, Joseph Menn, Raphael Satter


ThinkComputers Podcast #253

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Processor as well as the Cooler Master MH Series (MH630, MH650, MH670) Gaming Headsets. We also discuss the an Intel discrete Xe GPU showing up in Geekbench, NVIDIA's 5nm architecture, a KFC console and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #253 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Microsoft, Intel, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Kfc, ThinkComputers, Cooler Master, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Geekbench, RYZEN, Pc Hardware


Trump weirdly defensive of Russia in his first comments on Russian hack of U.S. government

So, this two-part Trump tweet today was weird. The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of…. — Read the rest
Tags: Security, Post, Technology, News, Putin, Russia, US news, Hack, Tech News, Hacked, Trump, Russia Russia Russia, Lamestream


Apple shuts all California stores temporarily as COVID-19 pandemic surges

Apple is temporarily shutting down all of its California retail stores, as the COVID-19 outbreak becomes dire throughout the state. From Reuters: Apple Inc has temporarily shut all of its 53 stores in California amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman said on Saturday, expanding previously announced closures. — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Post, Technology, California, Tech News, Apple Inc, Reuters, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19


ThinkComputers Podcast #252

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Corsair iCUE Nexus as well as the Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVMe SSD. We also discuss the Cyberpunk 2077 launch and some of the issues, possible RTX cards coming, the Intel Z590 chipset & more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #252 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Intel, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Nvidia, Corsair, Kingston, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Pc Hardware, Cyberpunk 2077, Pc Hardware Podcast, Computer Podcast, Tech Podcast 2020, iCUE Nexus


Facebook takes down 2 foreign influence operations going head to head in Central African Republic, targeting other nations

"Facebook just took down two foreign influence ops that it discovered going head to head in the Central African Republic, as well as targeting other countries," says Graphika's Ben Nimmo. "More-troll Kombat, you might say." From the introduction to the Graphika report MORE TROLL KOMBAT: On December 15, Facebook announced that it had taken down three separate networks that it had discovered for "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that targeted communities across Africa. — Read the rest
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Technology, News, Africa, Tech News, Central African Republic, Trolls, Spy Vs Spy, Ben Nimmo, Graphika, Foreign Influence Operations


DHS, State, and NIH join list of 5 (and counting) federal agencies confirmed hacked in massive Russian cyberespionage campaign

Washington Post reporter Ellen Nakashima writes late Monday night, "The State Department and NIH join list of federal agencies — now five — hacked in major Russian cyberespionage campaign. And their number is expected to grow." Weird how Donald Trump has said nothing about this massive and growing hack of the United States government, right? — Read the rest
Tags: Security, Post, Technology, News, Washington Post, Russia, US news, Dhs, Hack, Tech News, United States, State Department, Donald Trump, Nih, Ellen Nakashima, Cyberespionage


California fines Uber for not cooperating with sexual assault and harassment investigation

Uber was fined $59 million Monday for failing to provide the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with information on a number of sexual assault and harassment claims. Reuters reports that Uber's permit to operate in California could be suspended if it fails to pay the penalty within 30 days, according to the CPUC ruling which you can read here [PDF]. — Read the rest
Tags: Uber, Post, Technology, News, Law, California, Tech News, Cpuc, Reuters, California Public Utilities Commission CPUC


California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urges court to force Amazon to comply with coronavirus labor probe

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked a court on Monday to compel Amazon.com to comply with outstanding subpoenas for a state investigation into Amazon's response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the impact on warehouse workers. From Reuters: The petition, filed with the Sacramento County Superior Court, accused Amazon of failing to adequately follow the state's information requests as part of an investigation into the company's coronavirus protocols and status of COVID-19 case...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Technology, News, California, Tech News, Reuters, Xavier Becerra, Sacramento County Superior Court


DOWN: Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Google services globally reported unavailable

AFFECTED BY OUTAGE starting around 7am Eastern Time U.S.: Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Maps, Adwords and Adsense, and Google Pay Reports of worldwide outages of Google services including Google Docs, Gmail, and YouTube this morning. No you're not imagining it. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Post, Technology, News, Tech News, Uh-oh, Gmail YouTube Google, Gmail YouTube Google Docs Google, Google Docs Gmail


ThinkComputers Podcast #251

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Case as well as the Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card. Ryan goes into detail on his Alphacool custom watercooling loop build. We also discuss the MSI GPU heist, Apple's 32-core chip, more GPU shortages, and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #251 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Watercooling, MSI, Gpu, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Ryan, Alphacool, Pc Hardware, Cyberpunk 2077, Sabrent, Pc Hardware Podcast


Virginia bans cellphone use while driving, starts January 2021

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam held a press conference Tuesday morning to prepare drivers in the state for a new law set to go into effect in the new year. Virginia's General Assembly passed a ban on the use of cellphones while driving earlier this year, and it goes into effect on January 1. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Virginia, US news, Tech News, General Assembly, Ralph Northam


HACKED: U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye discloses breach and theft of internal hacking tools, blames state-sponsored attack

Prominent U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye Tuesday it was hacked, possibly by a foreign nation, and the breach included the theft of internal hacking tools the firm normally uses to privately test the network defenses of their own clients. — Read the rest
Tags: Network Security, Security, Post, Technology, News, US news, Tech News, Hacks, Breach, Security Breach, State-sponsored attacks


ThinkComputers Podcast #250

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Processor as well as the ADATA Swordfish & Falcon M.2 NVMe Solid State Drives. We also discuss the RTX 3060 Ti launch, Razer motherboards and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #250 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Razer, ASRock, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Pc Hardware, Cyberpunk 2077, Pc Hardware Podcast, RTX 3060 Ti, Computer Podcast, Ryzen 9 5950X, Tech Podcast 2020, NVMe Solid State


Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health


ThinkComputers Podcast #249

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Founders Edition) Graphics Card and Samsung 870 QVO Solid State Drive. We also discuss the RTX 3000 series mobility chips, some serious overclocks & much more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #249 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Samsung, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Nvidia, Amd, ThinkComputers, Overclocking, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Pc Hardware, Cyberpunk 2077, RTX 3070, Pc Hardware Podcast, RTX 3060 Ti, Computer Podcast


Twitter says it will hand over the official presidential account to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter will hand over the official @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he's sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company said on Friday. The social media company plans to do the same for other Twitter handles linked to the presidency, including @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. This move won't affect President Trump too much as he's been largely tweeting from his personal account @realDonaldTrump. However, his priva...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Tech News, News UK, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Nyu, Trump, Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, National Archives and Records Administration


Twitter says it will hand over the official presidential handle to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day, but Trump will still keep his personal account

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter will hand over the official @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he's sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company said on Friday. The social media company plans to do the same for other Twitter handles linked to the presidency, including @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. This move won't affect President Trump too much as he's been largely tweeting from his personal account @realDonaldTrump. However, his priva...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Tech News, News UK, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Nyu, Trump, Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, National Archives and Records Administration


ThinkComputers Podcast #248

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini Gaming Keyboard, Fractal Design Meshify 2 Case, and the Creative SXFI Gamer Gaming Headset. We also discuss the Radeon RX 6800 series launch, the RTX 3080 Ti launching in January, RTX 3060 Ti benchmarks, and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #248 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Tech News, Amd, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Pc Hardware, Pc Hardware Podcast, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3060 Ti, Computer Podcast, RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, Tech Podcast 2020, Meshify 2, HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini


ThinkComputers Podcast #247

We are starting a new interview series on the podcast where we interview people within the PC industry! This week we have Shannon Robb who has worked for Thermaltake, AVADirect, TweakTown, and most recently be quiet! The whole idea of the interview series is to hear stories and perspectives within the industry! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #247 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Intel, Tech News, Amd, Thermaltake, CPU, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, RYZEN, Pc Hardware, AVADirect, Be Quiet, Pc Hardware Podcast, Computer Podcast, Tech Podcast 2020


Everything you need to know about Parler, the social-media app conservatives are flocking to and that's No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social-media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, made it to the top of the App Store in the days following the 2020 election. The app, which brands itself as a "free speech" platform, has "no fact checkers," CEO John Matze told Forbes in June. When someone signs up, Parler recommends "promoted members" that include Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Parler has a "discover news" section that recommends ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Australia, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam