Day: February 18, 2020

The Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr broke on the first try in our drop test – CNET

Samsung and Moto’s new foldable phones may bend and scratch, but how badly do they break? We put them through three drop tests to find out. …read more Source:: CNet

Intel details ‘Horse Ridge’ cryogenic quantum computing control chip

Intel said it has made steady progress in work towards making commercially viable quantum computing a reality. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Fast-and-Loose Culture of Esports is Upending Once Staid World of Chess

Grandmasters and upstarts are reinventing the game online, becoming its most visible ambassadors and arguably its first entertainers. From a report: On Twitch, the most popular internet platform to livestream esports, time spent watching chess has risen by more than 500 percent since 2016, according to data from the company. With that consumption has come…

LG unveils new K series phones – CNET

The mid-range phones will be launched in the second quarter of 2020. …read more Source:: CNet

Hard Disk Dri, er, Connive: Two sales execs accused by Uncle Sam of bumping up HDD component prices

Japanese supplier’s biz model, like its products, were straight as a spring Two former sales executives at NHK Spring Ltd, Hitoshi Hashimoto and Hiroyuki Tamura, were indicted in America last week for alleged participation in a worldwide conspiracy to fix the prices of hard disk components.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Can Solar Power Compete With Coal? In India, It’s Gaining Ground

Electricity from sunlight costs less, a hopeful sign for developing nations building out their power grids. From a report: In a dusty northwest India desert dotted with cows and the occasional camel, a solar-power plant is producing some of the world’s cheapest energy. Built in 2018 by India’s Acme Solar Holdings, it can generate 200…

Rick and Morty fans can bite into Krispy Kreme Pickle Rick doughnuts – CNET

New Rick and Morty-themed doughnuts might make you say Wubba Lubba Dub Dub. …read more Source:: CNet

Protect yourself from coronavirus with a mask that looks like your face – CNET

The Face ID-compatible mask is supposed to be so accurate you can unlock your phone with it. …read more Source:: CNet

Ring Mandates 2FA After Rash of Hacks

Ring outlined new security and data privacy measures, Tuesday, following backlash of the connected doorbell in the past year. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Iran-Backed APTs Collaborate on 3-Year ‘Fox Kitten’ Global Spy Campaign

APT34/OilRig and APT33/Elfin have established a highly developed and persistent infrastructure that could be converted to distribute destructive wiper malware. …read more Source:: Threatpost