Month: June 2019

Researchers Claim Robust ‘Universal Computer Memory’ Breakthrough

Lancaster University has announced a “universal computer memory” breakthrough combining the fast, low-energy storage of DRAM memory with the robustness of flash memory. They’re now envisioning ultra-low energy consumption computers which would never need to boot up — and can “instantaneously and imperceptibly” slip into an energy-saving sleep mode. Long-time Slashdot reader Hrrrg pointed us…

Former Equifax CIO Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison for Insider Training

An anonymous reader quotes CNET: A former Equifax executive who sold his stock in the consumer credit reporting firm before it announced a massive data breach has been sentenced to four months in federal prison for insider trading. Jun Ying, former chief information officer for the company’s US Information Solutions, was also ordered to pay…

Extracting Power From USB Type C

For the last decade or so, we’ve been powering and charging our portable devices with USB. It’s a system that works; you charge batteries with DC, and you don’t want to have a wall wart for every device, so just grab a USB hub and charge your phone and you headphones or what have you….

Leaked Internal Intel Memo Acknowledges ‘Resurgent’, ‘Formidable’ AMD

Slashdot reader MojoKid writes: AMD announced its 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 series processors at Computex earlier this month and the company’s Zen 2 architecture is promised to bring single threaded performance parity with Intel but exceedingly better multithreaded throughput in content creation and other high-end workloads. Intel has obviously taken notice of AMD’s Zen 2…

Fortnite season 9, week 8 challenges and where to visit 3 clocks – CNET

Tick tock. Time is running out for this season. …read more Source:: CNet

Former Equifax exec gets 4 months in prison for insider trading after breach – CNET

Former CIO sold all his shares in the company 10 days before the breach was publicly revealed. …read more Source:: CNet

Make The Product By Hacking The Catalogue

We’ve all had that moment of seeing a product that’s an object of desire, only to realize that it’s a little beyond our means. Many of us in this community resolve to build our own, indeed these pages are full of projects that began in this way. But few of us have the audacity of…

Prime Day 2019 starts July 15 — these are the best deals available so far – CNET

Prime Day will offer over 1 million deals, but some good ones can be had right now. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including money-saving tips and tricks. …read more Source:: CNet

5G battle royale: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint – CNET

We tests 5G speeds on all four major US carriers. Here’s what happened. …read more Source:: CNet

Bulgarian IT expert arrested after demoing vulnerability in kindergarten software

Vulnerability allowed him to download data of over 235,000 Bulgarian citizens. …read more Source:: ZDNet