Mystery Rocket Crash Site, ISS Independence, Space Nuclear Power

NASA teases JWST images, Rocket Lab launches CAPSTONE, mystery rocket’s crash site found on the Moon, how magnetars are created, ISS gets more independent from Russia and more. If you prefer the news being videoed at you instead of reading them, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a video version of this week’s most important space … Continue reading "Mystery Rocket Crash Site, ISS Independence, Space Nuclear Power" The post Mystery Rocket Crash Site, ISS Independence, Space Nuclear Power appeared first on Universe Today.
2022-07-01 20:45:03 preview's
The Solar System is Stable for at Least the Next 100,000 Years

It’s nice to have a feel-good story every once in a while, so here’s one to hold off the existential dread: the Earth isn’t likely to get flung off into deep space for at least 100,000 years. In fact, all of the Solar System’s planets are safe for that time frame, so there is good … Continue reading "The Solar System is Stable for at Least the Next 100,000 Years" The post The Solar System is Stable for at Least the Next 100,000 Years appeared first on Universe Today.
2022-07-01 19:00:04 preview's
DOJ Files Charges Against Baller Ape Club 'Rug Pull'

The Department of Justice this afternoon announced criminal charges against the creator of the Baller Ape Club NFT collection for orchestrating a so-called "rug pull." From a report: The charges, announced alongside those in three other cryptocurrency fraud cases, mark the second time that federal prosecutors have gone after an NFT "rug-pull" scheme, in which an NFT project's creators sell NFTs on false promises of community benefits and utility, only to abandon the project and make away with investors' funds. Le Anh Traun, a Vietnamese national, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering. Traun allegedly collected $2.6 million from Baller Ape NFT buyers, only to shortly thereafter delete the organization's website and launder the funds. According to the Justice Department, he converted the ill-gotten gains into different cryptocurrencies and moved them across multiple blockchains, in a practice known as "chain-hopping." If convicted, Traun could face up to 40 years in prison. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2022-07-01 17:30:02 preview's
Billing fraud apps can disable Android Wi-Fi and intercept text messages

Android scamware uses many tricks to sign you up for pricey services.
2022-07-01 17:00:05 preview's
Thunderbird 102 Released

slack_justyb writes: Thunderbird 102 has been released with some new UI improvements and new features. There has been a change in the icons, the layout of the address book has been upgraded to feature a more modern UI, and a new UI feature known as the spaces toolbar to get around Thunderbird. New features include an updated import and export wizard, a UI for editing the email header settings, and Matrix client support within Thunderbird, which is a messaging system using HTTPS that is similar to Discord if you've used that. Finally, the Thunderbird Twitter account released the first screenshot of the new UI that is being targeted for the 114 release. For those wondering what the Thunderbird team has done and is doing, you can always head over to the planning section of the developer site. The roadmap are things they're working on the current release and the backlog are the things they are working towards. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2022-07-01 16:45:01 preview's
AMD's CPU and GPU Shipments to Reportedly Drop in 2023

Sales of AMD processors and graphics cards expected to drop given softening demand for client PCs, components.
2022-07-01 16:15:02 preview's
TikTok Confirms Some China-Based Employees Can Access US User Data

TikTok, the viral video-sharing app owned by China's ByteDance, said certain employees outside the US can access information from American users, stoking further criticism from lawmakers who have raised alarms about the social network's data-sharing practices. From a report: The company's admission came in a letter to nine US senators who accused TikTok and its parent of monitoring US citizens and demanded answers on what's becoming a familiar line of questioning for the company: Do China-based employees have access to US users' data? What role do those employees play in shaping TikTok's algorithm? Is any of that information shared with the Chinese government? Currently, China-based employees who clear a number of internal security protocols can access certain information on TikTok's US users, including public videos and comments, TikTok Chief Executive Officer Shou Zi Chew said in the June 30 letter obtained by Bloomberg News. None of that information is shared with the Chinese government, and it is subject to "robust cybersecurity controls," he said. The social network said it's working with the US government on strengthening data security around that information -- particularly anything defined as "protected" by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or CFIUS. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2022-07-01 16:15:02 preview's
Graphics Card Prices Slid Another 14% in June, Down 57% Since January

Graphics card prices and availability continue to improve, and the used market is being flooded with old mining cards, now that GPU mining is borderline unprofitable. Here's a look at the current prices, for new cards at retail as well as used GPUs on eBay.
2022-07-01 15:45:03 preview's
Amazon Agrees To Drop Prime Cancellation 'Dark Patterns' in Europe

Amazon has agreed to simplify the process required for cancelling its Prime membership subscription service across its sites in the European Union, both on desktop and mobile interfaces, following a series of complaints from regional consumer protection groups. From a report: The coordinated complaints about Amazon's confusing and convoluted cancellation process for Prime were announced back in April 2021 -- so it's taken just over a year for the e-commerce giant to agree to change its ways. Following the engagement with EU regulators, the Commission said today that Amazon started to make some revisions to the Prime web interface -- such as labelling the cancel button more clearly and shortening the explanatory text -- but today's announcement is that it has agreed to further simplify the experience by further reducing the text so consumers do not get distracted by warnings and deterred from cancelling. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2022-07-01 15:30:02 preview's
The best game-exploiting speedruns of Summer Games Done Quick 2022

Fans blast through everything from King's Quest V to Halo Infinite.
2022-07-01 15:00:06