Another day, another cryptocurrency. This one promises to be “green”—but is already causing hard-drive shortages globally. So what is Chia, why is it actually different, and more importantly: how can you get started farming it? No, Not That Chia Chia is a cryptocurrency that’s secured by proof of space rather than proof of work. That means sustaining the network and “mining”
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Dark web monitoring services are growing in popularity. Password managers offer these services, among many other features that make them a must-have for any privacy-conscious individual. Heck, dark web monitoring is so crucial that even credit monitoring firms and identity theft protection and monitoring companies are now offering it to sweeten their packages. But what
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Volkswagen AG’s US unit said a data breach at a vendor impacted more than 3.3 million customers and prospective buyers in North America. Nearly all those impacted were current or potential customers of Audi, one of the German automaker’s luxury brands. Volkswagen Group of America said on Friday an unauthorized third party obtained limited personal information
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Looking for a way to create shortcuts on your iPhone to automate certain tasks? Apple has provided a dedicated Shortcuts app that comes pre-installed across all iPhone models running on iOS 13 and later. This single app is all you need to create shortcuts to let your iPhone perform certain actions automatically in a sequence.
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TVs and video displays have evolved over the years, bringing us new experiences like never before. New standards have made videos more realistic than ever, and HDR is one of such standards. If you would like to learn more about what HDR is and how it improves video technology, this article is for you. What Does HDR
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Razer has launched new Opus X wireless headphones at an affordable price point and with compelling features. These headphones come with active noise cancellation (ANC) and a low-latency gaming mode. The pair comes with built-in microphones for calling and gaming features and custom-tuned 40mm drivers for a rich audio experience. In addition to ANC, there’s
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Lots of technology terminology is easy to confuse. With all the abbreviations and overlapping standards, there’s a lot to keep track of. With the growth of 5G, many people have confused 5G technology with the 5GHz band on Wi-Fi routers. Let’s take a look at the differences between these two terms so you don’t mix
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A lot of users make the switch between iOS and Android, and vice versa. Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems respectively have differences setting them apart in terms of functionality and usability. When it comes to transferring data or contacts, it’s much easier to do so when moving from one device to another in the
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A hamburger button sounds delicious, doesn’t it? It might make you hungry, but the hamburger button actually has nothing to do with burgers. Believe it or not, it’s a term commonly used for menu buttons in apps. In fact, most of us use this icon daily. The icon with three stacked lines you see while
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Sony Bravia 55-inch X90J Ultra-HD HDR LED television has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 1,39,990. The television is among the most advanced options available from Sony in India right now, and is already available across Sony Centers, major electronics stores, and e-commerce portals India, although currently in only a single 55-inch size option.
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COVID-19 has taken the world by storm. And being the first pandemic our generation has lived through, it has brought much confusion and misinformation. Since talks of a COVID-19 vaccine started coming up, so too have numerous myths and false information surrounding it. And with conversations on social media spreading like wildfire through real people’s accounts, it can be
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Apple went big on privacy during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this week, showcasing features from on-device Siri audio processing to a new privacy dashboard for iOS that makes it easier than ever to see which apps are collecting your data and when. While typically vocal about security during the Memoji-filled, two-hour-long(!) keynote, the
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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices
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