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Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
An estimated 20 million people have had their data exposed, mostly in Ecuador. For a country with a population of 17 million, that is pretty much everyone including President Lenín Moreno and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was given political asylum in the country in 2012. Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
Google on Tuesday announced that for the first time ever, they’re adding a second plan to Fi. The Google Fi “Unlimited” plan is for those that “want the simplicity and predictability that comes with paying the same price each month” and includes unlimited calls and text. You also get “unlimited”... Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
Today's tech deal highlights include some great PC components as well as discounts on Dell's Vostro laptops. The 2TB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD is $200 off, while the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X desktop processor is just $199. You can save $450 off the Vostro 14 5000 with the coupon... Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
Bill Gates in a recent interview with Bloomberg Television’s Erik Schatzke weighs in on the government’s recent probe into the practices of big technology companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
Amazon on Tuesday announced a new streaming music tier that offers more than 50 million tracks in “High Definition” and millions of additional songs in “Ultra High Definition,” the highest quality streaming audio it offers. Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
The subject of who first invented the USB flash drive is contested, but most attribute it to IBM Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
There was a brief and unusual backstep with the introduction of solid state drives roughly a decade ago but things are more or less back on track now. And heck, with streaming music and video services as well as cloud storage providers, some are finding their storage capacity requirements have... Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
Back in December 2017, what’s thought to have been the first-ever swatting-related fatality took place. It began with a $1.50 wager on a Call of Duty: WWII match, which saw Casey Viner and Shane Gaskill playing on the same team when an argument about friendly fire started. Viner threatened to... Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
The project is the work of Human Controller, who posts his creations on his YouTube channel. The floating Rubik’s Cube began life a year ago when he upgraded a standard version of the toy with a 3D-printed core, servos, wiring, and batteries so all of the sides can spin. Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019
Neutron stars are one of the universe's most striking creations, formed by huge exploding stars (supernovas) that collapse into a formation of small city-size spheres. Given enough density, these go on to form quark stars and might eventually turn into black holes. Continue Reading »