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Russian Scientists Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrency at Nuclear Facility
Russian Scientists Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrency at Nuclear Facility

Several Russian scientists working in one of the country's most secure research facilities thought they could use the in-house supercomputer to mine some coins.

Google’s AI-Focused Tensor Processing Units Now Available in Beta
Google’s AI-Focused Tensor Processing Units Now Available in Beta

Google is ready to open up its Cloud TPU platform to developers and researchers looking to test machine learning workloads — and it's got a new, more powerful Cloud TPU design than the chips we've previously discussed.

China Keeps Dropping Expended Rocket Boosters Near Villages
China Keeps Dropping Expended Rocket Boosters Near Villages

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) successfully launched its Long March-3B rocket on Monday, carrying a pair of satellites that will expand its Compass global navigation system.

Verizon to Begin Carrier-Locking Its Smartphones Again
Verizon to Begin Carrier-Locking Its Smartphones Again

Verizon has announced that it will begin locking phones again, at least until they're activated. Verizon says this is to combat device theft, but it seems like Verizon just wants an excuse to lock its phones down again.

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review: The Best Blend of CPU and GPU Performance We’ve Ever Seen
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review: The Best Blend of CPU and GPU Performance We’ve Ever Seen

AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G is intended to offer a blend of CPU and GPU performance in a single package. It faces a significant fight from the Core i5-8400, at least on one side of that equation.

Man Builds Custom 8-Bit CPU From Scratch
Man Builds Custom 8-Bit CPU From Scratch

One enterprising individual has built his own 8-bit CPU from scratch, on solderless breadboards — and learned to program it, too.

Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?
Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

The Nintendo Switch has been hacked and is capable of booting Linux in a new cold-boot exploit. Will Nintendo finally relent on user saved games — or lock things down that much tighter?

Behind Harman’s Bid to Remake the Car, With Samsung’s Clout
Behind Harman’s Bid to Remake the Car, With Samsung’s Clout

Samsung-Harman alliance wants to provide infotainment, self-driving tools, and lots more displays.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G Modem Tapped For Trials
Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G Modem Tapped For Trials

Qualcomm is partnering up with a range of companies across the globe on early 5G deployments. Expect this one to be a knockdown-dragout between itself and Intel.

Putting Glasses on Praying Mantis Reveals New Form of 3D Vision
Putting Glasses on Praying Mantis Reveals New Form of 3D Vision

Insects see the world very differently than we do, but researchers from Newcastle University in the UK now say that the praying mantis possesses one important element of human vision: It can see in 3D despite having a comparatively tiny brain.

Who Makes the Most Reliable Hard Drives?
Who Makes the Most Reliable Hard Drives?

While it's generally known how long hard drives actually live for, it stands to reason that some manufacturers make drives that are more reliable than others. But whose?

Nvidia Soars On Cryptocurrency, Gaming Revenue
Nvidia Soars On Cryptocurrency, Gaming Revenue

Nvidia's revenues soared last quarter, thanks to cryptocurrency and strong gaming performance — but the company is playing things close to the chest on when we should expect new GPUs.