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The entire Overwatch League regular season will be online-only

Sponsored Links Lisa Lake via Getty Images The Overwatch League has canceled all of its live events for the remainder of the 2020 regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Matches will take place in an entirely online format until August at the very least. After two seasons of OWL matches taking place almost exclusively …

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Binance Futures Hosts Trading Competition With Prize Pool Worth $1M

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on March 25 that it will be hosting a trading tournament where participants could compete in teams and win a prize pool of up to $1 million in BNB tokens. According to the announcement, the tournament will take place between April 10 and April 25, and will take place in two ways: …

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OpenWRT code-execution bug puts millions of devices at risk

Enlarge OpenWRT For almost three years, OpenWRT—the open source operating system that powers home routers and other types of embedded systems—has been vulnerable to remote code-execution attacks because updates were delivered over an unencrypted channel and digital signature verifications are easy to bypass, a researcher said. OpenWRT has a loyal base of users who use …

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Bitcoin Halving Capitulation: ‘Mining Death Spirals Don’t Happen in Real Life,’ Says Report

</header> <strong>As the bitcoin halving approaches, crypto-mining ‘death spirals’ and miner capitulation have become prominent topics among digital currency enthusiasts. Despite the trending discussions, Coinshares head of research Christopher Bendiksen published a study that says “[bitcoin] mining death spirals do not actually happen in real life” and the speculation is a “highly theoretical edge case.”</strong> …

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UK developing coronavirus-tracking app to ease lockdown restrictions – CNET

The UK’s health service is developing a contact-tracing app. Nikolas Kokovlis/Getty Images The UK is reportedly mulling the introduction of a contact-tracking app that’ll alert people if they’ve been near someone with the coronavirus and should therefore self-isolate. A report by Sky News on Tuesday described how NHSX, the innovation arm of the UK’s National …

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Crypto-Powered Internet Helps Work From Home During Coronavirus

Once the coronavirus hit, registered nurse Shannon Garcia suddenly needed to work from home, like thousands of others in the U.S. Not only would her isolation make space in a crowded hospital, she’d keep herself safe. Having cardiac arrhythmia and lung damage, she’s more vulnerable to the global virus taking a toll on her health. …

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NBA.FM will try to simulate the 2020 season as if everything is fine

Like every other sports league, the NBA is paused right now. However, the fact that there aren’t any actual games airing hasn’t stopped some people from wondering how the rest of the season would play out. So online stunt collective MSCHF is launching NBA.FM, a new simulation that will broadcast hyperrealistic audio gameplay from the …

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US Mortgage Industry Could Collapse as Housing Crisis Looms, Experts Say

</header> <strong>The U.S. mortgage industry faces collapse once again, this time due to the economic consequences following the coronavirus outbreak and massive job losses. </strong><strong>Up to 50% of borrowers could default on their mortgage payments, according to industry estimates. Since the stimulus bill signed by President Donald Trump provides relief for homeowners but does not …

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VR Launch Title Headmaster Getting ‘Lost Lessons’ DLC, Physical Release

Nearly four years on from its launch on PSVR (and subsequent releases on PC VR), Headmaster is getting its first DLC. Called The Lost Lessons, the DLC will be arriving on all platforms this April. As the name implies, the pack will feature 10 new missions that explore new ideas not previously seen in the …

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FCC will require phone carriers to authenticate calls by June 2021

Sponsored Links Rafael Abdrakhmanov via Getty Images The FCC announced today all carriers and phone companies must adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021. The regulatory requirement is designed to combat robocalls, specifically those that try to hide their phone numbers by allowing carriers to authenticate caller IDs. The agency says the widespread adoption …

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