Year: 2020

Google’s PIN-encrypted Android ‘Safe Folder’ protects crucial documents

Google Google has introduced a new way for Android users to protect crucial files like ID documents, particularly in developing countries where devices are often shared. Called “Safe Folder” and located in the Files by Google app, it lets you protect documents, images, videos and audio files with a 4-digit PIN code, on top of …

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Dark-Web Vendor and Pharmacist Charged With Trafficking Drugs Worth $270M in Bitcoin

A dark-web vendor and his supplier, who allegedly used the murky recesses of the internet to sell drugs and launder money, have been formally charged in the U.S. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. …

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VR Native Combat Flight Sim ‘VTOL VR’ Launches Out of Early Access, Teases Multiplayer

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>While there’s a handful of VR-compatible flight simulator games out there, few of them are made from the ground up for VR—and none quite like <em>VTOL VR</em>. Originally launched in Early Access in 2017, the 1.0 version of the game has finally been cleared for takeoff. VTOL VR is …

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3 Bullish Signs That Overall Demand for Bitcoin Is Skyrocketing

Bitcoin (BTC) is seeing a surge in interest this summer, as consumer awareness is reflected in unique network entities hitting more than two-year highs. Unique entity growth mirrors 2017 bull run More unique entities are joining the Bitcoin network as activity increasingly resembles the bull run to all-time highs in 2017.  According to data from …

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Social Engineering: A Plague on Crypto and Twitter, Unlikely to Stop

The teenager arrested for allegedly masterminding the recent Twitter hack comes from a community that’s been targeting crypto users for years. The group’s attacks have one big thing in common: They take advantage of human fallibility rather than code vulnerability. These so-called social engineering attacks are growing in sophistication, and while the Twitter case is …

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Ripple Says Over-The-Counter XRP Sales Soared 1,700% to $33 Million in Q2

Ripple has reported that over-the-counter sales of its XRP digital currency soared 1,760% to $32.55 million during the second quarter of this year. That figure compares with sales of $1.75 million posted the previous quarter, according to an earnings release published August 3. Ripple said programmatic sales – third party trading which was stopped late …

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Gorilla Glass Victus: The future of smartphones is all in the glass – CNET

Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus is twice as scratch resistant as its predecessor.  Corning <p class=”speakableTextP1″>You don’t need a crystal ball to get a glimpse of what the future holds for <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/topics/phones/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Phones|CNET_CAT_TOPIC|703"}” section=”annotation”>phones</a>. You just need to take a closer look at the glass. <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/gorilla-glass-victus-coming-samsung-next-phones-scratch-resistant-survive-bigger-drops/”>Corning’s new Gorilla Glass …

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Logitech’s new G923 racing wheel comes with an advanced force feedback system

Logitech is announcing its first new racing wheel in five years: the G923 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC. The G923 succeeds the G29 and G920 and will be available in August for $399.99. Though the G923 looks very similar to the G29 and G920, it features an all-new force feedback system the company …

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Why $11.5K Is the ‘Most Important’ Level for Bitcoin, Traders Explain

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering at $11,300 and is nearing a pivotal technical level, which some traders are arguing makes $11,500 “the most important” level to confirm a new bull cycle for BTC.  If Bitcoin stays above $11,500 then by Aug. 10 it would be the highest weekly close for BTC price since …

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