Saturday, January 23, 2021

A local that capability that you just can add Bernie Sanders sitting to any...

The internet works inhumanly fast, and less than 24 hours after Bernie Sanders sitting at the Presidential Inauguration became a meme, nick_sawhney put together a site that lets you add Bernie to any location using Google Photos. I made a website where you can put bernie in places using google maps street view. Enjoy!https://t.co/UfY5g9xU2k pic.twitter.com/8rstiEXOHf—…

9 out of 10 UK card payments in 2020 were contactless

pressmaster - stock.adobe.com Contactless cards payments accounted for around 90% of card payments in the UK in 2020 By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 22 Jan 2021 14:30 Contactless payments accounted 88.6% of total card payments in 2020 as restrictions on contact-based payments drove people to the payment method, according to data…

ICO resumes adtech investigation

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office was criticised for ending its investigation into alleged malpractice in advertising technology, but has now resumed its probe By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 22 Jan 2021 14:21 The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced it is to resume its investigation into the advertising technology, or adtech, sector after an…

Where is Intel going to space its subsequent strategic bet?

Intel is getting a new CEO and the company is on a mission to move beyond the x86, a processor architecture that it has defined and dominated By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 22 Jan 2021 12:56 Intel is the company that powers most of the world’s PCs, servers and datacentres. But while it is…

Sepa knowledge leaks as agency resists ransom demands

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is resisting extortion demands from a ransomware gang, but has suffered a data leak in retaliation By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 22 Jan 2021 12:01 The Conti ransomware gang has published a number of files stolen from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) in an attack on Christmas Eve,…

Google threatens to bring to a standstill Australia

Google’s threat to end its Australian Search operation comes in the face of new legislation that would force it to pay media publishers for news content By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 22 Jan 2021 10:58 Google has made an unprecedented threat to shut down its Search operation in Australia as it tries to force…

Judge brings automated no-code internet sorting out to the cloud

Every company is now a software company, or so we’re told, meaning they have to employ designers and developers capable of building websites and apps. In tandem, the much-reported software developer shortage means companies across the spectrum are in a constant battle for top talent. This is opening the doors to more automated tools that…

The DeanBeat: What Ready Player Two tells us regarding the metaverse

I was a fanboy for Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One book and the 2018 Steven Spielberg movie based on it. And so when the sequel novel Ready Player Two came out in December, I was all over it. Critics panned it, and I understand this sequel isn’t as innovative as the first book. But amid…

What mobile builders can learn from Offended Chook’s unfriendly-platform method (VB Dwell)

Presented by Xsolla Taking your mobile game to new platforms can improve the discoverability of your game, help you create a community with your players, and scale your mobile business. Learn how to develop a multi-platform launch in this VB Live event. Register here for free. The pandemic has highlighted how important a cross-platform strategy…

The topic is “if I’m able to support it”. Intel appears to be like...

Intel at it again with Nvidia? (Image Source: WCCFTech)Back in mid-2020, laptop OEMs explained that the inclusion of dGPUs more powerful than the RTX 2060 would not really make sense on Ryzen 4000H systems, as their performance would be limited by the 8x PCIe 3.0 lanes. However, the Ryzen 5000H systems still use only 8x…