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Can Cryptocurrency Mining Save the Media Business?

News: Can Cryptocurrency Mining Save the Media Business?

News: Can Cryptocurrency Mining Save the Media Business?http://sea.pcmag.com/news/19588/can-cryptocurrency-mining-save-the-media-businessThe media company Salon is testing an alternative to online ads that’ll serve a cryptocurrency miner that can help the publisher generate revenue. The miner—which requires people to opt in—runs over your internet browser and siphons away a PC’s excess computing power to generate a virtual currency called Monero.

This Ultra-Secure PC Self Destructs if Someone Messes With It

https://www.wired.com/2017/06/orwl-secure-desktop-computer/?mbid=nl_62317_p7&CNDID=49046367A dedicated hacker can pwn your PC in seconds. The ORWL? Not so much. he motherboard is enclosed in a mesh sleeve that can’t be unscrewed, cracked, or even bored through, thanks to a circuit lining the interior that shatters at the touch of a drill bit. The moment that barrier is breached, all your data is zapped—along with the hopes of your attacker.

‘Lima Ultra’ lets you create personal, private cloud storage on the cheap

‘Lima Ultra’ lets you create personal, private cloud storage on the cheap | DesignFaves

‘Lima Ultra’ lets you create personal, private cloud storage on the cheap | DesignFaveshttp://www.designfaves.com/2017/03/lima-ultra-lets-you-create-personal-private-cloud-storage-on-the-cheap#refnlThe Lima Ultra lets you create your own private, secure cloud that you can access from anywhere in the world. If you want to avoid cloud storage services like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox etc. but still want to be able to documents, movies, and photos while away from your computer, you need to check out Lima. Hook this small device up to your modem, connect an external hard drive, and you’re good to go. Simply drag, drop, and sync your files and view them on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. You can even back-up the photos on your phone directly through the Lima app. It does not, however, allow you select which photos/videos you want to back up separately. Also, there’s no web portal at the moment that you can use without having to install the desktop client. Those small caveats aside, the designers over at Lima have worked to make an otherwise complex system intuitive, fast, and secure.

AMD confirms its Ryzen CPU will launch in early March, followed by the Vega GPU

by Mark Hachman @ techconnect.com

AMD’s eagerly-awaited Ryzen processor will launch in early March, according to AMD chief executive Lisa Su. The target date was announced during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call.

“There will be widespread system availability from day one,” Su said during the call. Channel vendors will receive the first Ryzen chips, along with system integrators. More traditional hardware vendors will come later, Su added.

That statement implies that vendors like Dell or HP (neither of which have been officially confirmed to be using the Ryzen chip) will be asked to wait, while AMD caters to boutique PC vendors. Ryzen will take on Intel’s highest-end Core chips, specifically the Core i5 and Core i7 processors, Su said.

Viber releases desktop version

Viber, the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, announces today the release of Viber Desktop for PC and Mac. The new versions seamlessly integrate with existing mobile versions of the app and provide the same super-simple setup process that uses your phone number as your ID.

Minolta DiMAGE A1 digicam

Just ordered for this baby online for my birthday! The Konica-Minolta DiMAGE A1 is a prosumer digital camera with a 5-megapixel sensor, an excellent 7x optical zoom, and Minolta’s special “Anti-Shake” technology which uses internal sensors to detect body motion and move the CCD in the opposite direction. Cool! [Reviews: PC Mag & DP Review]

Review of the Palm Tungsten T3

Palm Infocenter: The Tungsten T3 packs a brilliant 320×480 screen, a 400mhz Intel XScale processor and 64MB of RAM in a compact and functional design. The T3 prominently features the largest screen found on a Palm branded handheld to date, and double the resolution of any Pocket PC. Palm Inc’s new top of the line Tungsten handheld with a large screen and small form factor debuts with a $399 price tag.

New robotic vacuum cleaner from LG

Gizmodo: Unlike the Roomba, the Roboking from LG Electronics can automatically figure out the best way to clean a room, and once its finished, return to its charging station. The next version of the Roboking looks even better: it should be able to connect to a home wireless network and be controllable remotely by a PC, cellphone, or PDA, so youll be able to have it clean the house while youre at work.