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Say what you want about Elon Musk, but the dude has a sense of humor. Either that, or Musk knows something about some sort of flammable C.H.U.D. creatures thanks to the folks at The Boring Company. Musk tweeted that The Boring Company flamethrower is real and that it is for sale. You can order one up while supplies... Read more...
Apple is allegedly far along in development on a trio of upcoming Mac computers that will feature custom ARM co-processors. These new ARM chips will work in conjunction with the Intel processors that already power the machines according to the new report, and these Macs will include two new MacBook models along with... Read more...
Security officials in the Trump administration are reportedly thinking about building a national, centralized 5G wireless network within the next several years. If that should happen, it would be an unprecedented move and sure to spark a debate, both within the White House and across the nation. The reason, however... Read more...
ATMs can be a blessing and a curse to financial institutions. On the one hand, they can process financial transactions quickly, allowing the machines to serve more people over a span of time than a human teller. However, ATMs are often the target of hackers, many using skimmers to obtain debit card numbers for later... Read more...
A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan is ponying up hundreds of millions of dollars out of its own pocket to compensate customers who had their NEM tokens stolen last week. The theft is believed to be the largest ever in the cryptocurrency community, with hackers plundering 523 million NEM coins worth anywhere from $400... Read more...
Last November, Strava Labs launched a Global Heat Map for its fitness tracking app, which works in conjunction with fitness devices such as the Fitbit. It is billed as being the "largest, riches, and most beautiful dataset of its kind," but it's also proving a little too revealing for some military personnel. In can... Read more...
Aquantia is announcing some rather big news with one of the hottest companies in tech these days. Aquantia has made a name for itself by delivering gigabit network controllers for use in enthusiast motherboards and gaming notebooks, along with multi-gigabit solutions for network switches. However, its newest... Read more...
The iPhone X might not be selling anywhere near the level Apple had anticipated. Multiple analysts have recently cut their sales forecast based on lower than expected demand, and now there is a report in Japan claiming Apple is telling suppliers that it slashing its iPhone X orders in half to 20 million units, for the... Read more...
Intel is in hot water after a report from The Wall Street Journal surfaced yesterday that claims that Intel announced to a handful of customers, including several Chinese companies, that its chips were susceptible to Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. Those two flaws affected chip technologies from Intel, AMD, and... Read more...
The two most worrisome vulnerabilities in computers to have surfaced in recent months are Spectre and Meltdown, which were first first disclosed earlier this month. These flaws collectively affect processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM. The problem for some people, including Linus Torvalds, was that Intel's initial... Read more...
Companies like Malwarebytes constantly need to keep up on top of the latest security threats, and roll out related updates as quickly as possible. But sometimes, those updates might come in a little too hot and heavy, and Malwarebytes is finding that out the hard way. If you're a Malwarebytes user, you may already... Read more...
Late last week, we were greeted with an image showing the front of both the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The leak confirmed that the design theme for both smartphones is rather evolutionary compared to 2017's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, reliable gadget leaker Evan Blass has leaked the rear of the devices --... Read more...
Google officially unveiled the Clips wearable camera back in October at the same time it also rolled out the high-end $999 Pixelbook and Pixel Buds earphones. If you have been waiting to get your hands on that AI-powered Clips camera and didn’t order in the early moments of availability, you will be out of luck for at... Read more...
Microsoft is set to launch a new version of Windows 10 that will ditch all legacy features and components that can be eliminated. The modernized version of Windows 10 will be built on Windows Core OS (WCOS) and is code-named Polaris. The new OS will be aimed specifically at traditional form factor devices like... Read more...
Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, knows a thing or two about predictions. After all, he correctly surmised the explosive growth of personal computers and helped shaped the landscape with Windows. He also made some observations about the Internet before it became a mainstream thing, and those mostly... Read more...
We finally have an official launch date, and if all goes according to plan, Falcon Heavy will [hopefully] blast off from the LC-39A launchpad on February 6th, 2018. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed the exciting news earlier today via Twitter. The first launch of Falcon Heavy has been in the works for years. SpaceX had... Read more...
As the popularity of online gaming increases, so too does the number of nefarious players that prefer to be vitriolic and dampen everyone else's fun. Fortunately, when this happens to a game as popular as Overwatch, which is run by a company that cares a lot about everyone's experience with the game, the situation isn't as bad as it could Read more...
TSMC has broken ground on a new 5nm fab that will be used to produce the world's first 5-nanometer chips starting in 2020. TSMC builds chips for numerous manufacturers, including NVIDIA, Qualcomm and many others. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile chips coming this year are built on the TSMC 7nm technology. With... Read more...
A cryptocurrency exchange in Asia called Coincheck has announced that it was the victim of a massive hack that saw hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen in what is the largest heist of its kind in history. Coincheck doesn't call the heist a hack, it says that the coins were sent illicitly... Read more...
You could see this coming from a mile away, but development studio Epic Games has decided to pull the plug on Paragon, its moderately successful multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title and focus on Fortite, its hugely successful battle royale game. To soften the blow, Epic Games said it will be issuing full... Read more...
It appears that Google's DoubleClick ad network has become the latest target of relentless miners looking to make an extra buck with the Monero cryptocurrency. The revelation comes after TrendMicro observed that the number of active Coinhive miner detections tripled around January 24th. After doing some detective... Read more...
If you have been looking forward to getting an Apple-branded smart speaker in your home, the HomePod is now up for pre-order. HomePod will sell for $349, making it much more expensive than the competing products on the market already. As of this writing the ship date for from the device is listed as February... Read more...
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