700 gigabytes leaked: Russian internet surveillance by Roskomnadzor exposed

Data from a regional office of the "media regulator" Roskomnadzor reveal how far online surveillance in Russia goes - and how much manual work it is. (Image: New York Times) The Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor has developed into an extension of the domestic secret service FSB and controls the Internet meticulously by hand. This is suggested … Continue reading 700 gigabytes leaked: Russian internet surveillance by Roskomnadzor exposed

After freezing crypto transfers: Voyager probably continued to accept buy orders

The collapse of the crypto market has pushed several crypto lenders into bankruptcy. So does Voyager Digital. But as a user reported in court, the crypto company would still have accepted purchase orders - even after it stopped payments. Investors in crypto broker Voyager Digital came as shocked when the crypto payments service provider froze its customers' funds on … Continue reading After freezing crypto transfers: Voyager probably continued to accept buy orders

Valve: Steam gets extended top seller statistics

Valve revised the statistics for its gaming platform Steam. It is particularly interesting to look at other countries. (Image: Casimiro PT/Shutterstock.com) In the future, Valve will provide better information about which games on the Steam platform are currently popular and are selling well: Extended real-time statistics should provide quick information about which games are currently generating … Continue reading Valve: Steam gets extended top seller statistics

The Ethereum merger (Merge) does not only have advantages: 2 key risks according to JP Morgan

While the Ethereum merger (Merge) was an undeniable technical success and was widely welcomed by the crypto community, some believe that this fundamental change in the functioning of the ETH network also brings its share of disadvantages and risks. This is particularly the case of the bank JP Morgan, which shared in a recent report … Continue reading The Ethereum merger (Merge) does not only have advantages: 2 key risks according to JP Morgan

Curious scenes: blocked doors locked Basel police in their Tesla

As has only just become public, two police officers in Basel could not leave their Tesla during an operation because the doors did not open. It got weird. A Tesla from the Basel police (Image: Basel-Stadt cantonal police) After the police in Basel was one of the first in Europe to purchase electric vehicles, the use of … Continue reading Curious scenes: blocked doors locked Basel police in their Tesla

Cross-border payments in cryptocurrencies: Russia agrees on a draft law

Within the framework of a financial forum, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Russia informed that they had reached an agreement on a draft law concerning cross-border payments in cryptocurrencies. At the same time, these same actors agreed that mining activities should be regulated. Russia opens up to cross-border cryptocurrency payments As discussed earlier … Continue reading Cross-border payments in cryptocurrencies: Russia agrees on a draft law

Earning $42 Million From Ripple (XRP) For Free: Beware Of The Scam Of The Moment

A safe computer is a shut-down computer. And again… – This phrase from Bill Gates is perfectly adaptable to social media accounts. Not a day goes by without a Discord, Twitter, or even Instagram account getting hijacked. Security, whether for very small projects, or giants is something essential. CoinDCX has experienced this… and the unfortunate topic of the day is also … Continue reading Earning $42 Million From Ripple (XRP) For Free: Beware Of The Scam Of The Moment

Microsoft wants to protect Windows corporate customers better against ransomware by default

In order to prevent attacks from encryption Trojans, Microsoft's manipulation protection should now automatically protect security settings. So far, security features under Windows in the context of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) for corporate customers have not always been automatically protected against manipulation. That should change now. Better protected from now on As can be seen … Continue reading Microsoft wants to protect Windows corporate customers better against ransomware by default

iPhone car accident detection: YouTuber tests Apple’s new feature

One of the new features of the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 is the so-called crash detection. A YouTuber has now tried this himself with cars. (Image: Screenshot YouTube/TechRax) After Apple announced its new iPhone and Apple Watch models at the beginning of the month, which for the first time come with car accident … Continue reading iPhone car accident detection: YouTuber tests Apple’s new feature

Microsoft releases Windows 11 version 22H2

Windows 11 is getting the first feature update today, which Microsoft also simply calls the "2022 Update". Installation is optional until further notice. The first feature update for Windows 11 brings some new features and is now available in Windows Update on systems with Windows 11 installed. Until further notice, this is an optional update that can … Continue reading Microsoft releases Windows 11 version 22H2

Bitcoin (BTC) mining: profitability drops to 2020 levels

As the price of energy increases and that of Bitcoin (BTC) decreases, mining activities are seeing their profitability return to their 2020 levels. Despite this, we also observe that the hashrate is, for its part, on historically high levels. The profitability of Bitcoin mining becomes less attractive The perverse cocktail of the bear market combined … Continue reading Bitcoin (BTC) mining: profitability drops to 2020 levels

IT capital of the USA: Without DOS and Windows 98, no trains run

The transit system in San Francisco, in close proximity to Silicon Valley, runs on DOS, Windows 98, and ancient spare parts. DOS, Windows 98, ancient hardware: public transport in Silicon Valley.© Rudy Balasko/Shutterstock.com Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transport) is a major public transit company in the San Francisco area. As the daily newspaper The Mercury News reports, … Continue reading IT capital of the USA: Without DOS and Windows 98, no trains run

For the SEC, transactions on Ethereum (ETH) “take place in the United States”

In its complaint against a crypto influencer, the SEC took a bold shortcut, finding that due to the high concentration of its validating nodes, Ethereum transactions were taking place in the United States. We clarify these remarks, which relaunch the debate on the points of centralization of a blockchain. The SEC makes a shortcut on Ethereum … Continue reading For the SEC, transactions on Ethereum (ETH) “take place in the United States”

iFixIt teardown: praise for Apple’s iPhone 14

Repair service provider iFixIt has opened up the new standard iPhone model 14. The result was that Apple makes maintenance easier in some places. iPhone 14 in a teardown. (Image: iFixIt) Apple has significantly improved the repairability of the iPhone 14. That's the conclusion reached by repair service provider iFixIt, which has now completed its first teardown of … Continue reading iFixIt teardown: praise for Apple’s iPhone 14

Will cryptocurrencies soon become a means of payment in Russia?

According to media reports, Russia is preparing to legalize cryptocurrencies in international payment transactions in order to enable local companies to import important goods. Deputy minister calls crypto legalization "essential"• Blockchain technology for processing international payments• Introduction of the Russian central bank currency planned for 2023 As recently as July 26, a law came into … Continue reading Will cryptocurrencies soon become a means of payment in Russia?

Dimensity 9000+ in the benchmark: MediaTek successfully attacks Qualcomm and Apple

With the Dimensity 9000, MediaTek has a powerful SoC in its range. Similar to Qualcomm's Plus models, MediaTek has added the Dimensity 9000+, which achieves higher CPU and GPU clock speeds with stricter binning. Qualcomm is partly beaten, but Apple is still ahead. The GPU can't quite keep up with the competition. Image: MediaTek It rarely happens that MediaTek chips … Continue reading Dimensity 9000+ in the benchmark: MediaTek successfully attacks Qualcomm and Apple

Are cryptocurrencies a serious alternative to the current financial system?

Cryptocurrency prices have plummeted since peaking last fall. However, this does not appear to be affecting demand. Perhaps even the lower prices appeal to young adults in particular? Bitcoin and Co. as alternative means of payment Respondents view the crypto market more positively than a year ago Crypto investments appeal primarily to younger people In a study … Continue reading Are cryptocurrencies a serious alternative to the current financial system?

Free decryption tool: victims of LockerGoga ransomware can breathe easy

Anyone who has caught the LockerGoga blackmail trojan on Windows can now decrypt their data without paying a ransom. (Image: HAKINMHAN/Shutterstock.com) Developers from anti-virus software maker Bitdefender have released a free decryption tool for data captured by LockerGoga ransomware. BDLockerGogaDecryptTool is now available for download. Instructions are available as a PDF. The malware targets files of all kinds … Continue reading Free decryption tool: victims of LockerGoga ransomware can breathe easy

No more graphics cards from EVGA: manufacturer ends cooperation with Nvidia

EVGA blames Nvidia's company policy for exiting the graphics card business. A change to graphics chips from AMD or Intel is not planned. Graphics card manufacturer EVGA will no longer release new GeForce products. The US company announced this over the weekend. The previous graphics cards based on Nvidia products are still available and continue to be supported … Continue reading No more graphics cards from EVGA: manufacturer ends cooperation with Nvidia

“GTA 6”: Hacker leaks alleged gameplay scenes

In the "GTA" forums, a user spreads supposedly authentic gameplay from "GTA 6". He claims to have captured the files from Rockstar's Slack channel. Screenshot from "GTA 5" (Image: Rockstar Games) Alleged gameplay scenes from the upcoming open-world action game "GTA 6" have appeared online. The screenshots and videos were provided by a user named "teapotuberhacker" who posted … Continue reading “GTA 6”: Hacker leaks alleged gameplay scenes

What will the future of Ethereum (ETH) look like after The Merge?

With The Merge, the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain signs its transition to Proof of Stake. But this update is just one step in Ethereum's extended roadmap, not an end in itself. In this roadmap, there are 5 major phases, of which The Merge is a part. Let's discover together the four other episodes to come, responsible for forging the … Continue reading What will the future of Ethereum (ETH) look like after The Merge?

From 2023: “Intel Processor” will replace the Pentium and Celeron brands

Intel is retiring the Pentium and Celeron processor families, which are at the lower end of its in-house portfolio, and is focusing even more on the higher-ranked premium brands Core, Evo, and vPro. From 2023, the manufacturer will gradually place the "Intel processor" below the Core I series. Image: Intel The “Intel Processor” replaces Pentium and Celeron For "essential" areas … Continue reading From 2023: “Intel Processor” will replace the Pentium and Celeron brands

Taipower: Ten-Year Plan for Decentralized Micro-Power Grids in Taiwan

The state-owned energy supply company Taipower wants to make the power grid more resilient. Decentralized micro-grids are to be set up in Taiwan. (Image: agsandrew/Shutterstock.com) Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) aims to strengthen the resilience and reliability of national power grids over the next decade. To this end, Taiwan's state-owned energy supply company is investing a total of … Continue reading Taipower: Ten-Year Plan for Decentralized Micro-Power Grids in Taiwan

iPhone 14 Max in teardown: Small and larger secrets revealed

Apple's new top model was subjected to a teardown for the first time. Details about the display, camera, and battery are revealed. iPhone 14 Pro Max disassembled - bottom right you can see the openings for the rear camera. (Image: PBReviews/Screenshot YouTube) From afar, the iPhone 14 Pro Max doesn't look much different than its predecessor, the iPhone 13 … Continue reading iPhone 14 Max in teardown: Small and larger secrets revealed

El Salvador’s pro-crypto president Nayib Bukele wants to run for another term

Ahead of the upcoming elections in 2024, El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has said he wants to run for a second term. However, the country has just been downgraded by Fitch Ratings for its financial situation considered to be very fragile. Nayib Bukele plans a second presidential term Nayib Bukele, the President of El Salvador who … Continue reading El Salvador’s pro-crypto president Nayib Bukele wants to run for another term

More time for decarbonization: 125 aircraft could cool polar regions

With comparatively limited geoengineering, the polar regions could be cooled and climate change slowed down, say US researchers. 125 military tanker aircraft are to be used (Image: US Air Force) A Yale University researcher suggests reflecting the sun off the Earth's poles off microscopic particles and slowing global warming. This is reported by Sky News from Great … Continue reading More time for decarbonization: 125 aircraft could cool polar regions

ASRock Arc A380 Challenger: Alchemist in Mini-ITX format ends AMD exclusivity

After the Gunnir Arc A380 (test), which gave the editors a week between laughter and tears, the ASRock Arc A380 Challenger is the second custom design based on the low-end alchemist and relies on the compact and space-saving mini ITX format. This means that ASRock is no longer an AMD exclusive partner for the first time. Image: … Continue reading ASRock Arc A380 Challenger: Alchemist in Mini-ITX format ends AMD exclusivity

Ukraine war: How social media does not become a fake news sling

After the Russian invasion, many false reports appeared on the Internet. Social media users need to learn not to spread them too. A guide. (Image: Shutterstock) The flood of online news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine follows a pattern familiar from other crises the world has had to go through in recent years: photos, videos, and … Continue reading Ukraine war: How social media does not become a fake news sling

“Totally compromised”: 18-year-old hacks Uber, internal services offline

An unknown person has allegedly obtained access data from an Uber employee and now has access to all of the US company's internal systems. (Image: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.com) The US ride-hailing service Uber has allegedly been hacked, and a security researcher told the New York Times that the company was "completely compromised." The stranger has documented with … Continue reading “Totally compromised”: 18-year-old hacks Uber, internal services offline

AMD Navi 31 (RDNA 3): A look at the putative PCB of the Radeon RX 7900 XT

While Nvidia is likely to lift the curtain on GeForce RTX 4000 in five days after months of wildest speculation and leaks have recently become more concrete, AMD's Radeon RX 7000 with RDNA 3 architecture has recently been very quiet again. Igor's Lab ends the silence with a schematic of the PCB of a Radeon RX 7900 XT. Drawing based on reliable sources … Continue reading AMD Navi 31 (RDNA 3): A look at the putative PCB of the Radeon RX 7900 XT

Global warming: Japan is fighting heat death with low and high tech

Heat waves are an issue everywhere. Japan's government now wants to reduce heat deaths to zero. At the same time, companies sense new business. (Image: Dmitry Rukhlenko / Shutterstock.com) An unprecedented heat wave in June not only made Tokyo's power producer Tepco sweat. Nine extremely hot days in a row – with maximum temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius … Continue reading Global warming: Japan is fighting heat death with low and high tech

Nvidia’s cryptic tweet invites puzzling on Twitter

The fact that Nvidia will present the GeForce RTX 4000 series based on the new GPU architecture, Nvidia Ada, at the GTC 2022 on September 20 is obvious and is supported both by leaked information and many rumors. Now Nvidia invites you to puzzle with a mysterious tweet. What does Nvidia want to say with the alleged number code (208) 629-7538? … Continue reading Nvidia’s cryptic tweet invites puzzling on Twitter

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hashrate Soars Ahead of The Merge

It is the event of the day, even of the last few years. Ethereum (ETH) moves to proof of stake thanks to The Merge, a step that was particularly awaited by the community. And old ETH miners are looking for new options… Including Ethereum Classic (ETC), which has seen its hashrate soar. Will this affect its course? Ethereum … Continue reading Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hashrate Soars Ahead of The Merge

Fakes on LinkedIn: 1000 Chinese SpaceX Engineers That Never Were

Some bizarre scams are now happening on LinkedIn. Most recently, people pretended to be employees of well-known tech companies. (Image: PK Studio/Shutterstock.com) Actually, the LinkedIn page looks quite normal. Mai Linzheng introduces himself as a top-notch engineer with a bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University, China's top university, plus a master's degree in semiconductor manufacturing from UCLA. He then … Continue reading Fakes on LinkedIn: 1000 Chinese SpaceX Engineers That Never Were

Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards: Everything about the performance, price and..

Intel wants a piece of the graphics card cake and will enter the market in 2022 with the GPU division Arc. The first mobile offshoots were launched a few months ago and the first desktop GPU has recently become available in China and the USA. The first cards should soon make it to Europe. We summarize all information. … Continue reading Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards: Everything about the performance, price and..

Microplastics as a raw material for artificial photosynthesis

A Korean-Dutch research group has developed a process to produce valuable chemicals from microplastics. They mimic photosynthesis. Plastic weathers over time - and accumulates as microplastics in the environment. A research group led by Chan Beum Park from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has succeeded in combining two promising future technologies in one … Continue reading Microplastics as a raw material for artificial photosynthesis

Good news for the crypto industry? What the appointment of Liz Truss as British Prime Minister could mean for Bitcoin & Co

Great Britain has a new head of government. Boris Johnson's successor is considered a proponent of cryptocurrencies - is the island now becoming a crypto paradise? • Liz Truss is Britain's new Prime Minister• In 2018 she spoke out pro-crypto• Will her opponent's crypto agenda continue? Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Truss has only been in office for … Continue reading Good news for the crypto industry? What the appointment of Liz Truss as British Prime Minister could mean for Bitcoin & Co

Faced with a critical flaw, Apple deploys a patch on iOS and macOS

Apple offered updates to iOS, macOS, and iPadOS after discovering several vulnerabilities as well as a zero-day flaw that was exploited by cybercriminals.  ROSTOV-ON-DON/RUSSIA - May 22, 2020: hand hold the iPhone with the iOS firmware update process on the screen Since the beginning of the year, the Apple brand has corrected seven zero-day vulnerabilities, these security … Continue reading Faced with a critical flaw, Apple deploys a patch on iOS and macOS

Ethereum Domain Names (ENS): Vitalik Buterin Highlights Problems of Speculation

Faced with the growing popularity of Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Vitalik Buterin warns of the problems caused by speculation on domain names, for the DAO of the protocol. Thus, he proposed avenues for improvement, in particular through an annual tax system. Vitalik Buterin wonders about the current shortcomings of the ENS Ethereum Name Service (ENS) non-fungible tokens … Continue reading Ethereum Domain Names (ENS): Vitalik Buterin Highlights Problems of Speculation

He Steals 100 Million Dollars With A Huge Ponzi Pyramid, It Ends Badly

A lose-lose game – Recently, a Ponzi scheme type scam demonstration was made by a crypto-enthusiast. He wanted to warn investors about this new asset class represented by Bitcoin (BTC) and its ilk. And of course, he reimbursed all the sums embezzled. But in our case today, the fooled crypto investors lost millions of dollars. The author of the scam finds himself before the judges. The crypto scam does not always … Continue reading He Steals 100 Million Dollars With A Huge Ponzi Pyramid, It Ends Badly

United States: the crypto ecosystem in danger following the declarations of the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has never distinguished itself by a particularly pro-crypto positioning, on the contrary. But things could still get tougher. The American financial policeman has, through the voice of its president, made it known that he considers cryptocurrencies to be financial securities. This could augur an upheaval at the regulatory level. Update on the subject. … Continue reading United States: the crypto ecosystem in danger following the declarations of the SEC

Who is BlueWaler 3, this satellite brighter than a star?

This Saturday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a somewhat special satellite into orbit: BlueWalker 3. A new nightmare for scientists. SpaceX completed the 41st launch of the calendar year this weekend. The American company founded by Elon Musk in 2002 has launched a new swarm of satellites for its own Starlink constellation for the occasion. 35 … Continue reading Who is BlueWaler 3, this satellite brighter than a star?

23,000 Extra Bitcoins! Microstrategy Uunveils Its New Purchase Plan

MicroStrategy has just announced that it has completed a private financing round of $500 million. This operation aimed at institutions will enable the issue of securities with an annual return of 6.125%. The amount raised will be used exclusively for the purchase of bitcoins in order to strengthen MicroStrategy's position as the king of cryptocurrency assets. Microstrategy And Bitcoin, The … Continue reading 23,000 Extra Bitcoins! Microstrategy Uunveils Its New Purchase Plan