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Man offers local government $71 million to help him find drive containing 7,500 Bitcoin

Howells, 35, mined 7,500 Bitcoin back in 2009 when they were worth almost nothing. He gave up his mining endeavours after his girlfriend became sick of the noise, selling his equipment but holding on to the hard drive containing his private keys......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 15th, 2021

7 reasons you should spend $150 on a smart face mask. Yes, really

When cloth masks are so cheap, is there a reason to spend $150 on a flashy smart mask? I've been wearing the AirPop Active+ Halo Smart Mask to find out......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

AMD says to follow Reddit"s advice if you"ve got USB connectivity issues

For the past two weeks, AMD has been collecting user reports to clear up some of the ambiguity. From the public posts on Reddit, it’s only possible for us to paint a picture of the problem in the broadest strokes: in systems pairing 500-series moth.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

Facebook’s new AI teaches itself to see with less human help

This new approach eliminates the need for picture labeling. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Most artificial intelligence is still built on a foundation of human toil. Peer inside an AI algorithm and you’ll find something constructed using dat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News12 hr. 10 min. ago

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

In the areas where Amazon operates, "low-wage workers at other businesses have seen significant wage growth since 2018..." reports the New York Times, "and not because of new minimum-wage laws." The gains are a direct result of Amazon's corporate de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 10 min. ago

America"s Air Force Is Having To Reverse Engineer Parts of Its Own Stealth Bomber

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from The Drive: In a surprising turn of events, the United States government is calling upon its country's industry to reverse engineer components for the Air Force's B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. An of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Are you eligible for the FCC"s emergency internet discount program? Here"s how to find out

More help is coming soon for the many Americans still struggling to afford at-home, high-speed internet, which has become an essential for school, work and many other areas of life during the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Phone-seeking search-and-rescue drone is like Find My iPhone with wings

With the help of some clever smartphone-sniffing technology, this innovative new search-and-rescue drone could help first responders save lives......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

China’s and Russia’s spying sprees will take years to unpack

Full extent of SolarWinds hack, Hafnium’s attack on Exchange Server may never be known. Enlarge First it was SolarWinds, a reportedly Russian hacking campaign that stretches back almost a year and has felled at least nine US government agen.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

China’s and Russia’s spying spree will take years to unpack

Full extent of SolarWinds hack, Hafnium’s attack on Exchange Server may never be known. Enlarge First it was SolarWinds, a reportedly Russian hacking campaign that stretches back almost a year and has felled at least nine US government agen.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Gig companies fear a worker shortage, despite a recession

Execs feel the strain as pandemic and government aid reduce supply and demand. Enlarge (credit: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Unemployment in the US remains stubbornly high at 6.3 percent. Job growth has stalled, with 9.6 million few.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Haus im Obstgarten is a geometric timber house in a traditional Austrian village

Austrian office Firm Architekten has completed a wood-clad house in the village of Frastanz-Gampelün that sits atop a concrete base and offers panoramic views across the surrounding Alpine landscape. Read more Austrian office Firm Architekt.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

NASA"s new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

NASA's newest Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

New "split-drive" system puts scientists in the (gene) driver seat

Powerful new genetic engineering methods have given scientists the potential to revolutionize several sectors of global urgency......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

How Subaru survived and thrived after 2011 quake

Subaru, the once-struggling niche brand, was beginning to find its footing when the twin disasters struck. It adapted and has grown since then......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Consumers fear self-driving future, but like the tech that blazes the path

Only 14 percent of drivers would trust automated vehicles to drive them around, according to an annual AAA survey. But people do like driver-assist features......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

China will use aging chips while its semiconductor industry catches up

As the trade war between China and the US rages on, the Chinese government is doing everything in its power to prop up the local tech industry. Flagship chinese companies like Huawei no longer get access to American silicon or the software required f.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

What is Telegram?

With a focus on security and privacy, Telegram offers an encrypted messaging app platform to chat with friends and family; here’s everything we know about it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

French Stargazers Hunt for Meteorite the Size of Apricot

France's ranks of amateur astronomers have been urged to help find an apricot-size meteorite that fell to Earth last weekend in the south-west of the country. From a report: The rock, estimated to weigh 150 grams (just over five ounces), was captured.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

India Threatens Jail for Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Employees

India's government has threatened to jail employees of Facebook, its WhatsApp unit and Twitter as it seeks to quash political protests and gain far-reaching powers over discourse on foreign-owned tech platforms, WSJ reported Friday, citing people fam.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

China"s "Sharp Eyes" Program Aims To Surveil 100% of Public Space

schwit1 shares a report: One of China's largest and most pervasive surveillance networks got its start in a small county about seven hours north of Shanghai. In 2013, the local government in Pingyi County began installing tens of thousands of securit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021