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Avast packaged detailed user data to be sold for millions of dollars

Sponsored Links anyaberkut via Getty Images The popular antivirus program Avast has been selling users data to giant companies like Google, Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag found. Avast reportedly scraped data from its antivirus software and handed it off to its subsidiary Jumpshot, which repackaged the data and …

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The future of foldable tablets got clearer at CES 2020

Deja vu hit me in a big way at CES 2020. As one of Engadget’s PC beat reporters, I had been taking briefings with laptop makers to check out their news for the conference. From Lenovo and Dell to Intel, companies showed off devices with folding screens that were bigger than the Galaxy Fold’s 7.3-inch …

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Hands-on with Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC and Tiger Lake Xe laptops

2020 is clearly going to be a big year for Intel’s gaming presence. The chipmaker is gearing up to introduce its first dedicated graphics hardware, dubbed Intel Xe. But at CES it also made some surprising announcements, like its new NUC “Ghost Canyon” that can fit desktop graphics cards, as well as the fact that …

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Chipmaking Giant Samsung Reveals 3nm Semiconductor Prototype

</header> <strong>In mid-December, Intel revealed that the company expects to design 2nm and 1.4 nm semiconductors by 2029. During the same timeframe, regional sources reported Canaan and Bitmain will reveal new mining rigs this year equipped with TSMC-based 5nm chips. Now, competition is growing stronger as Samsung has disclosed that the chipmaker succeeded in creating …

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The best gadgets of 2019

It’s the end of the year, and everyone from Santa to Time is making lists. Engadget is no different. Each year, we take stock of the hits and misses from the past twelve months to inform us as we look ahead. But as we hurtle towards the close of a decade, our picks feel even …

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2019’s Bitcoin Miners Are 5x Faster Than Predecessors

</header> <strong>High-powered bitcoin miners and next-generation semiconductors go hand in hand and as process node technology grows, SHA256 hashrate follows. Coinshares’ recent bi-annual mining report highlights that newly introduced mining rigs have “as much as 5x the hashrate per unit as their generational predecessors.” Advanced chip technology has grown relentlessly and it’s significantly bolstered ASIC …

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Intel’s SGX coughs up crypto keys when scientists tweak CPU voltage

Enlarge Intel To counter the growing sophistication of computer attacks, Intel and other chip makers have built digital vaults into CPUs to segregate sensitive computations and secrets from the main engine computers use. Now, scientists have devised an attack that causes the Software Guard Extensions—Intel’s implementation of this secure CPU environment to divulge cryptographic keys …

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Singaporean Gov’t Blockchain Platform Facilitates $15.7 Million in Fundraising

The Singaporean government-backed blockchain platform Tribe has helped raise another $15.7 million for participating companies through its ecosystem. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 2, Tribe Accelerator revealed that a total of $28 million had been raised to date to support start-ups from around the world attempting to solve real-world problems with …

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Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud

Sponsored Links Intel Intel is no stranger to AI-oriented chips, but now it’s turning its attention to those chips that might be thousands of miles away. The tech firm has introduced two new Nervana Neural Network Processors, the NNP-T1000 (below) and NNP-I1000 (above), that are Intel’s first ASICs designed explicitly for AI in the cloud. …

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Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower phone rates

Sponsored Links Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European tests (specifically, the UK) for OpenRAN, an …

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