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EU Cracks Down on Crypto; No More Anonymous Transactions?

Adam Krolak, 23 July 2021, 13:00

The European Commission intends to limit the anonymity of transactions using cryptocurrencies. The reason is that they are used for money laundering and other financial crimes.

Steam Deck Delivers; Valve Hasn't Found a Game That the Console Can't Handle

Qskan, 23 July 2021, 10:37

In a recent interview, Valve representatives talked about the announced Steam Deck console. According to their words, the console will easily run any last-gen game.

Intel's New CPU Significantly Faster Than Ryzen; Alder Lake CPU Benchmark Leaked

Sodar, 21 July 2021, 15:22

A benchmark of the new Intel i9-12900K processor has been leaked. The model from the upcoming Alder Lake generation may be up to 25% faster than the top Ryzen 5950X. Release coming later this year.

Sony „Slimmed Down” PlayStation 5 Digital

Michael Kulakowski, 20 July 2021, 19:54

Documentation available on the web indicates that Sony will begin shipping a new version of the PlayStation 5 Digital console to stores at the end of this month. The changes made by the manufacturer are minimal, but have translated into reduced weight.

Windows 10 With Windows 11 Features; Possible Game Performance Boost

Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 July 2021, 14:54

One of the features of Windows 11, which were created with gamers in mind, will also appear in Windows 10. We are talking about DirectStorage, which will help us reduce loading times.

Steam Deck - Valve Made Sure Games From SD Cards Work Well

Adrian Werner, 20 July 2021, 13:17

The Steam Deck console is designed so that games installed on SD cards run fast enough. Journalists who tested the device, mostly played games that use this solution.

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space; Let's Watch the Launch of New Shepard

Sodar, 20 July 2021, 12:18

Former Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos is one of the passengers on Blue Shepard. This is the first manned flight of this rocket, which is the beginning of Blue Origin's space tourism program.

Chinese Giant Goes Bankrupt - is Chip Market in For a Shock?

Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 July 2021, 16:09

The chip market may face another shock. All because of the bankruptcy of Tsinghua Unigroup, an important Chinese producer of the aforementioned components.

Tesla Introduces Subscription for Autopilot Feature

Sodar, 19 July 2021, 14:14

Tesla launches access to FSD driving assistance as part of a subscription. From now on, any owner of a technically compliant car from Elon Musk can test the feature.

Massive PS4 Mining Rig Was Used for FIFA Ultimate Team Coins

Adam Krolak, 18 July 2021, 20:53

What was thought to be a crypto mine turned out to be a bot farm mining FIFA Ultimate Team coins. There's new information on the thousands of PS4 consoles found in Ukrainian warehouse.

Steam Deck to Offer SSD Expansion; Creators Promise no Issues With Analogs

Patryk Lukasz Kubiak, 17 July 2021, 22:14

After the recent reveal of Steam Deck, news keeps coming out about how the device will work and what specs it will have. It turns out that the memory in the device will be expandable, and drifting analogs are not supposed to be a problem.

Steam Deck in High Demand; Over 100k Reservations in an Hour

Adam Krolak, 17 July 2021, 22:03

Reservations for the Steam Deck console from Valve began on Friday. In a short period of time, the number of preorders of the new portable console exceeded 100 thousand. However, there were some problems on the way.

Steam Deck Targeted by Scalpers; Prices Reach $2500

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 July 2021, 21:43

Valve has been trying to protect Steam Deck from scalpers. Unfortunately, the company is losing this battle, and the first offers with significantly inflated prices have already appeared online.

Steam Deck Pre-orders are Open; First Come, First Served

Hubert Sledziewski, 16 July 2021, 22:08

We can now reserve the Steam Deck console from Valve. We advise you to hurry, because the new hardware may sell out very quickly.

Anonymous Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency - Anon Inu

Sodar, 16 July 2021, 13:22

A group calling itself „Anonymous” has decided to create its own cryptocurrency. It is supposed to be an answer for Chinese bans. Referring to the Anon Inu dog, it seems somewhat likeable.

TikTok Achieved Something Only Facebook has Managed Before

Qskan, 16 July 2021, 12:52

Latest figures show that TikTok, the popular short video creation app, has surpassed 3 billion downloads on Google Play and App Store.

Steam Deck is a Test for the PC Industry; Epic Games CEO Praises Valve's Move

Paul Musiolik, 16 July 2021, 12:13

Steam Deck is supposed to be a test for the entire PC industry. Gabe Newell wants to see if there is room in the market for portable PCs. The head of Epic Games praises him for this move.

Steam Deck Protected From Scalpers. How do I Order My Console?

Eklerek, 16 July 2021, 10:48

Pre-orders for Steam Deck, a new console presented by Valve, have begun. The manufacturer has prepared a number of security measures to protect the device from scalpers, but they can complicate the ordering procedure.

Steam Deck is the New Console From Valve

Przemyslaw Dygas, 15 July 2021, 20:59

There have long been rumors on the web that Valve is working on its own console. Now we have finally received an official announcement of the device called Steam Deck.

„Cryptocurrencies Are a Scam” - Dogecoin Creator Frankly on Virtual Currencies

Adam Krolak, 15 July 2021, 17:38

Dogecoin co-founder criticizes the idea of cryptocurrencies. Supporters of bitcoin and other virtual coins do not hide their surprise.

Facebook Has a Problem - Ad Revenue Could Drop as People Don't Want to be Tracked

Sodar, 15 July 2021, 17:30

Mark Zuckerberg may not be happy with the changes in the new version of iOS. After the June update, Facebook's ad revenue may drop significantly. The reason is the lack of consent of users to track their online activities.

PS5's CPU Soon to be Available in PCs?

Nicek, 14 July 2021, 21:47

Soon the offer of PCs based on AMD components will grow by several dozen models. They will be equipped with the AMD 4700S chip known from PlayStation 5.

Phil Spencer Praises PS5's DualSense and Thinks About Upgrades to Xbox Controller

Michael Kulakowski, 14 July 2021, 19:04

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division, spoke positively on PlayStation 5's controller, and hinted that he's not ruling out a new version of the Xbox Series X|S gamepad in the future that would take advantage of the competition's ideas.

Russian Hackers Went Off the Grid; Who Did It?

Przemyslaw Dygas, 14 July 2021, 16:43

The hacking group REvil, which was responsible for attacks using ransomware, has suddenly disappeared from the web. This may have something to do with US pressure on the Russian Federation government.

PS4 and Xbox One Shortage in the US

Adrian Werner, 12 July 2021, 12:32

There have been big problems with getting new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and DualShock 4 gamepads in the U.S. for a while now, with most major stores not offering them, or used pieces of they do.

Tons of PS4s Discovered in Crypto Mine in Ukraine

Eklerek, 12 July 2021, 11:52

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) discovered a huge cryptocurrency mine consisting primarily of PlayStation 4 consoles. Criminals found a way to turn it into a profitable business.

AMD: Component Availability Won't Improve Until 2022

Eklerek, 10 July 2021, 12:26

AMD is steadily ramping up production, but component availability is expected to be poor until at least the end of this year. The head of the company, Lisa Su, predicts improvement in the global market in 2022, although not in all its segments.

PS5 Firmware 21.01-03.21.00 Improves Performance

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 July 2021, 15:44

Firmware 21.01-03.21.00 for PlayStation 5 is now available for download. The new update focuses on improving the performance of the console.

Windows 11 Will Give Users 10 Days to Roll Back to Previous OS

Eklerek, 08 July 2021, 15:24

Windows 11 introduces a lot of changes, which may not be to everyone's liking. You need to make a decision quickly - Microsoft gives only 10 days to return to Windows 10 from the moment of the update.

Nintendo Employee on Switch OLED: Don't Buy If You Don't Need a New Display

Hubert Sledziewski, 07 July 2021, 20:31

The announcement of the Switch OLED console met with a negative response from gamers. Meanwhile, a Nintendo marketer advises that those uninterested in the new display should stick with the Switch or Switch Lite.

Windows 10 Gets Emergency Patch That Fixes PrintNightmare

Iltutmis, 07 July 2021, 18:44

Things have gotten heated at Microsoft over the past few days regarding the PrintNightmare threat. Microsoft has resolved the issue and a patch is now available.

Microsoft Wants Prettier Games With More FPS, Hires AI Specialist for the Job

Qskan, 07 July 2021, 15:12

Microsoft intends to bring upscaling technology to Xbox Series X|S consoles. New software employees are being sought for this purpose.

Nintendo Unveils the Switch OLED Model

Matt Buckley, 06 July 2021, 19:08

After months of speculation about a “Switch Pro,” Nintendo finally reveals the OLED Model, an upgraded version of the Switch featuring a 7-inch OLED screen, a LAN Port, and more. Plus, the new model will arrive this October.

Jeff Bezos Oficially Steps Down as Amazon CEO

Eklerek, 06 July 2021, 10:39

Jeff Bezos has stepped down as CEO of Amazon. His place is taken by trusted associate Andy Jassy. The American billionaire will now be able to devote more time to his other ventures, including a space flight.

Bitcoin Now Easier to Mine Thanks to Chinese Bans

Sodar, 05 July 2021, 16:42

The shutdown of much of bitcoin's network due to Chinese crack down has prompted changes to its algorithm. With the update, the cryptocurrency is now 28% easier to mine.

RTX 3080 Cooled by a Magnetic Device Pulled Straight From a Forge

Sodar, 02 July 2021, 16:17

A Youtuber has built an efficient computer cooled without the use of fans. Instead, he used something like a magnetically driven bellows. The result is marvelous.

No Blue Screen of Death in Windows 11

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 July 2021, 14:33

Microsoft may change one of the most recognizable elements of Windows. It's all about the so-called Blue Screen of Death, which will reportedly look slightly different in Windows 11.

$10 Million Stolen by Microsoft Employee by Reselling Xbox Gift Cards

Sodar, 02 July 2021, 13:45

A Microsoft employee caused the company a $10 million loss by illegally reselling Xbox gift cards. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.

DLSS With Ultra Quality Mode - Nvidia May be Preparing Even Better Scaling

Sodar, 01 July 2021, 17:08

Nvidia is probably working on an Ultra Quality mode for DLSS 2.0. That's according to some information in the Unreal Engine 5 documentation. This, of course, could be a response to an analogous setting in AMD's FidelityFX.

WWW Source Code Auctioned for $5 Million

Sodar, 01 July 2021, 14:12

The NFT token associated with the World Wide Web's source code was sold at auction for $5.4 million. WWW is the foundation of modern day Internet - without this technology this news would never have been written.

Price Tag for Our LinkedIn Data Revealed

Eklerek, 01 July 2021, 13:20

The data of 700 million LinkedIn users has gone up for sale. This is another such case, and the way the data was obtained and the price for the entire database should raise many eyebrows.

Microsoft Explains Why Windows 11 Needs TPM 2.0

Eklerek, 29 June 2021, 21:39

Many learned about the existence of the TPM 2.0 security module only after reading Windows 11's hardware requirements. What is it and why is it needed? Microsoft explains the requirement with concern for our security.

Many People Use the Same Passwords Over and Over Again - Alarming Data

Qskan, 29 June 2021, 13:35

Recent research in the UK shows that many users rely on the same passwords for multiple services, which can lead to security breaches.

Malware Mines Crypto on PCs of Users Who Pirated Games

Sodar, 28 June 2021, 16:49

Malware unnoticeably mines cryptocurrency on a gamer's computer. It seems that just buying GPUs is not enough for miners. Let me reassure you - the problem concerns only torrent lovers.

TPM 2.0 Module Scalping Begins; Windows 11 to Blame

Eklerek, 27 June 2021, 20:39

Microsoft has updated Windows 11's requirements on its website. It will be necessary to have a TPM 2.0 module. Scalpers immediately went on a buying spree, and prices are breaking records.

Windows 11 Won't Support Ryzen 1000 series and Intel CPUs Below 8th Gen

Darius Matusiak, 26 June 2021, 22:08

The list of processors officially supported by Windows 11 turns out to be surprising. Microsoft bets on the latest generations and cutts off many popular models, at least officially.

Windows 11 Will Let Us Run Android Apps

Eklerek, 25 June 2021, 11:09

The ability to run mobile apps from Android in the new Windows 11 is one of the most interesting novelties presented at Microsoft's conference and a response to Apple's recent actions.

Windows 11 - Everything We Know About Microsoft's New System

Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 June 2021, 21:57

It has been almost 6 years since the release of Windows 10, so Microsoft decided to prepare a new version of the system, numbered 11, which will introduce many minor or major changes. Today we finally witnessed its official presentation.

Windows 11 for Free; System Requirements Revealed

Sodar, 24 June 2021, 20:51

The new Windows 11 operating system was unveiled at Microsoft's conference. We already know who will be eligible for the free update, and learned the system requirements.

John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison

Eklerek, 24 June 2021, 18:43

A colorful life and a mysterious death in a Spanish prison cell. John McAfee, industry icon and creator of a popular anti-virus program, died in a prison cell while awaiting extradition to the US. The death has become a fertile ground for conspiracy theory fans.