Day: July 26, 2021

  • VPN servers seized by Ukrainian authorities weren’t encrypted

    VPN servers seized by Ukrainian authorities weren’t encrypted

    Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Privacy-tools-seller Windscribe said it failed to encrypt company VPN servers that were recently confiscated by authorities in Ukraine, a lapse that made it possible for the authorities to impersonate Windscribe servers and capture and decrypt traffic passing through them. The Ontario, Canada-based company said earlier this month that two servers hosted […]

  • Spiral shark intestines work like Nikola Tesla’s water valve, study finds

    Spiral shark intestines work like Nikola Tesla’s water valve, study finds

    Enlarge / A CT scan image of the spiral intestine of a Pacific spiny dogfish shark (Squalus suckleyi). The beginning of the intestine is on the left, and the end is on the right. (credit: Samantha Leigh/California State University, Dominguez Hills) In 1920, Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla designed and patented what he called a “valvular […]

  • COVID surge in unvaccinated is pushing US to more mandates, masks, mitigation

    COVID surge in unvaccinated is pushing US to more mandates, masks, mitigation

    Enlarge / People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles on July 23, 2021. (credit: Getty | Chris Delmas) The ongoing COVID-19 surge among unvaccinated people is pushing the US toward more vaccine mandates, renewed mask use, and other mitigation efforts. With around 51 percent of the country not […]

  • New Samsung Flip and Fold leaks show water resistance, renders, and an S Pen case

    New Samsung Flip and Fold leaks show water resistance, renders, and an S Pen case

    Image: Evan Blass on Twitter New leaks suggest Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 will both have IPX8 water resistance, which would put them more on par with Samsung’s non-folding phones. The information was posted earlier by Max Weinbach and now corroborated by Evan Blass, who tweeted the rating along with […]

  • Tesla rewrote its own software to survive the chip shortage

    Tesla rewrote its own software to survive the chip shortage

    Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla is weathering the global chip shortage by rewriting its vehicle software to support alternative chips, CEO Elon Musk said during an earnings call Monday. The shortage has upended the auto industry at a time of historic demand for new cars, leading to factory shutdowns, longer wait times, […]

  • Samsung confirms Z Fold 3 S Pen support as Note line is in limbo

    Samsung confirms Z Fold 3 S Pen support as Note line is in limbo

    Samsung Unpacked invitation | Samsunng Samsung isn’t looking to have many surprises at its August 11th Unpacked event. Leaks have already revealed the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, a couple of new Galaxy smartwatches, and new Galaxy Buds 2. Now, Samsung mobile president TM Roh is continuing a recent tradition of publishing […]

  • Nokia’s XR20 is a rugged 5G phone with three years of OS updates

    Nokia’s XR20 is a rugged 5G phone with three years of OS updates

    The XR20 includes a 6.67-inch screen and dual rear-facing cameras. | Image: HMD Global HMD Global’s newest Nokia device is the XR20, a rugged phone with 5G connectivity that goes on sale in late August for $549. In addition to robust physical protection, the XR20 is well supported on the software side — a big […]

  • Bloomberg: Facebook working to integrate Oculus VR workouts with Apple Health

    Bloomberg: Facebook working to integrate Oculus VR workouts with Apple Health

    Facebook is getting ready to take the next step with its Oculus virtual-reality headset platform. In an unexpected move, the company has been working to integrate Oculus VR workouts with Apple Health — the app built into iOS that manages all the health data of iPhone and Apple Watch users. more… The post Bloomberg: Facebook […]

  • Valve promises Steam Deck will run “the entire Steam library” at 30+ fps

    Valve promises Steam Deck will run “the entire Steam library” at 30+ fps

    The Steam Deck, from Valve. [credit: Valve ] Valve expects that its recently announced Steam Deck portable gaming console will be able to run “really the entire Steam library” on its 1280×800 LCD screen at frame rates of 30 fps or higher. That’s according to a recent IGN video interview in which Valve Hardware Engineer […]

  • Internal Activision Blizzard petition rebukes “abhorrent, insulting” leadership

    Internal Activision Blizzard petition rebukes “abhorrent, insulting” leadership

    Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) In the wake of a sexual harassment and pay-disparity lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard, an internal petition has begun circulating at the gaming company. Its text, as independently verified by multiple outlets, comes down against leadership’s public and private response to the suit’s allegations. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier and […]

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