Day: May 29, 2020

Facebook won’t take any action on Trump’s post about shootings in Minnesota

Facebook will not remove or take any other action on a President Trump post that Twitter removed for “glorifying violence,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. “I know many people are upset that we’ve left the President’s posts up, but our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause …

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Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash

Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20 exahash per second (EH/s) increase. Moreover, on May 22, there were 17 mining pools hashing …

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Update Adds Impressive Liquid Simulation, Foundation for Mod Scripting

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–><em>Half-Life: Alyx</em> was updated this week with an intriguing new feature: a new shader which simulates liquid inside of the game’s many bottles; a small but impressive immersive addition. The update also brought some bug fixes, new subtitle languages, and improved the game’s modding tools. At launch, Half-Life: …

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Nintendo Switch Lite is back in stock at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and GameStop – CNET

Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>The <span class=”link”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-and-covid-19-all-your-questions-answered/” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"link_anchor"}”>coronavirus</a></span> pandemic has caused a huge upswing in videogame usage as millions continue to stay home. That’s left the Nintendo Switch nearly impossible to find since at least March, as the pandemic has disrupted the global electronics supply chain and the fact that sleazy resellers have been <a href=”https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-shortages-reportedly-exacerbated-b/1100-6476478/” …

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CR Deck Mk.1 Is An Open Source AR Headset Based On Project North Star With Ultraleap Hand-Tracking

Today AR headset manufacturer Combine Reality revealed the CR Deck Mk.1, an open source AR headset based on Project North Star that utilizes Ultraleap hand-tracking. A Kickstarter campaign is coming soon. [embedded content] Details are scarce so far, but Combine Reality unveiled images and short video clips of the new AR headset on Twitter. Utilizing …

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Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channel

Enlarge / Hattis Law isn’t pulling any punches in the allegations made in its class-action lawsuit, specifically calling WD out not only for using SMR technology in less-than-ideal devices, but flatly accusing them of outright deception in the process. Hattis Law All three of the surviving conventional hard drive vendors—Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate—have gotten …

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Oculus Is Now Accepting Submissions For Hand-Tracking Apps On Quest

This week in a tweet on the Oculus Developers Twitter account, Facebook revealed that they are now officially opening up submissions for hand-tracking apps on the Oculus Quest. For an example of what’s possible in games, here is some footage of the new Waltz of the Wizard update that introduces hand-tracking features. [embedded content] The …

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CDC says its testing fail didn’t hurt US response. Experts disagree

Enlarge / Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attends an event about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty | Drew Angerer The botched rollout of COVID-19 testing did not cripple the country’s early response to the …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments

Bitcoin declined for the first time in three days as traders in digital-asset markets and more traditional stocks considered the implications of U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest broadsides against China on the coronavirus and Hong Kong.  Bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands around $9,400 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping less than a percent …

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Congress Fears US Is Losing Battle to Malware and Darkweb Cyberweapons

In a May 28 virtual roundtable before the congressional Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, witnesses and congresspeople alike feared that they are not keeping up with criminals hacking the financial system. Criminals have better resumes than government agents One witness, Guillermo Christensen, a partner at law firm Ice Miller, admired the …

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