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US, UK government websites infected by cryptomining malware

Governments originated from the need to not only govern but also protect citizens, though some will probably dispute how much that still applies today. It is with a bit of irony, then, that some government websites have become unwilling, not to mention unknowing, vehicles to actually harm their own citizens. It has just recently come …

Apple HomePod repairs are very expensive, thankfully cable replacements aren’t

Now that Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is finally available for purchase, details are coming out on the price of out-of-warranty repairs. If you haven’t heard yet, they’re very expensive: dropping or cosmetic damages not covered by the hardware warranty can cost $279. Fortunately, there’s a separate, specific type of repair that can be done …

Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe spied before Geneva debut

At the Geneva Motor Show last year, Mercedes-AMG wowed everyone with its impressive GT Concept. Now, this year’s show — less than a month away — will see the debut of the real thing: Mercedes’ latest take on blurring the line between a performance sedan and a so-called four-door coupe. To help build anticipation, a …

Latest Fortnite update detailed: new game modes, settings, more

The growing popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale shows no signs of slowing down, with the game just recently topping the mighty PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ with a record of 3.4 million concurrent users. To help keep the momentum going — and keep things fresh for players — developer Epic Games has revealed a plethora of details on …

Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve

While not a household name in the OLED sector, the company Emagin seems to have gotten the attention of several tech giants with VR and AR plans in the works. Emagin produces OLED microdisplays that have been used in the military, medical, and industrial fields, but they’ve begun targeting their technology at the growing market …

Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

During an earnings call with investors earlier this week, graphics card maker Nvidia acknowledged that the growing cryptocurrency mining boom has resulted in a significant revenue increase for their latest quarter, but also promised that it would remain aligned with the gaming market. For its quarter that ended on January 28th, Nvidia says its GPU …

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1,218 drones

The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked-off in Pyeongchang, South Korea yesterday, and like any Olympics event, it began with a big, flashy opening ceremony. This time around it included a light show performance from Intel that used a record-setting 1,218 drones, all flying in sync to create imagery including the interlocking Olympic rings and sports events …