Monthly Archives: July 2021

  • Home car charger owners urged to install updates

    Security vulnerabilities in two domestic electric car chargers were discovered by researchers. Go to Source
  • Intel Alder Lake-S Engineering CPU Sample Leaks With 16 Cores And 24 Threads

    Intel has something big up its sleeve that it plans to reveal on October 27th. Our sneaking suspicion is that the company plans to launch its Alder Lake-S desktop processors and accompanying Z690 chipset for third-party motherboards. As we fast approach that date, Alder Lake-S engineering samples are coming out...
  • AMD Launches Radeon RX 6600 XT With 8GB GDDR6 For 1080p Gaming Domination

    AMD just did what we all knew was coming—it went and unveiled the newest member of its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) stack, the Radeon RX 6600 XT, thereby confirming specifications that have been muttered in the wild for some time now. Armed with 32 compute units and 8GB...
  • NHS Covid-19 app pings rise by over 70,000 to new record

    If you were looking for evidence that the "pingdemic" is over you will struggle to find it in these statistics. The figure of nearly 690,000 contact tracing alerts - or pings - is a new record, up 11% on the previous week. They were triggered by nearly 148,000 positive test...
  • These Amazon Kindle Devices Are About To Lose A Key Feature For Downloading eBooks

    Do you own an older Amazon Kindle device? Depending on the model, and whether or not you still use it (or plan to again), you may want to make a list of e-books you want to download and hop to it while you still can. Starting in a few months...
  • Twitter accused of inaction on anti-Semitic tweets

    In one December day alone, the group said it discovered anti-Semitic tweets praising Hitler, calling the holocaust a hoax, and accusing Jewish people of controlling the government. According to Twitter, most of these accounts had been suspended for breaking Twitter's rules. Go to Source
  • California's Confusing Energy Law May Have Just Taken Away Your Gaming PC

    You probably thought you were done with brain-jarring algebra and trigonometry from your school days but that may not be the case, thanks to some legal lunacy out of California. New energy efficiency regulations, which went into effect on July 1st and have been adopted by five other US states...
  • Standard Life Assurance uses IGEL to support home workers

    Standard Life Assurance has completed a desktop virtualisation project, dubbed Office in a Box, providing access to applications for 4,500 staff in Scotland. Standard Life is part of the Phoenix Group and has an operational headquarters in Edinburgh. Most of its customer-facing operations teams are office-based and use desktop PCs...
  • Shares in Chinese online tutoring firms slump after shake-up

    It is one of the biggest ever overhauls of China's $120bn private tutoring industry. Go to Source
  • Teen's Boneheaded iPhone AirDrop Prank Results In United Flight Evacuation

    Passengers on a recent United Airlines flight departing from San Francisco, California and bound for Orlando, Florida, had to exit the plane and be re-screened because of an ill-advised iPhone prank. A teenager on board the aircraft had used Apple's AirDrop feature to send an unsolicited photo of an airsoft...

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