Month: July 2021

Tesla Reduces Price of FSD Hardware Upgrade to $1,000 Dollars

Tesla Reduces Price of FSD Hardware Upgrade

Tesla has reduced the price of the hardware upgrade required for older vehicles to use the current Tesla full self-driving suite of software from $1,500 to $1,000. This is a step in the right direction for Tesla and is more than fair for customers who have been

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PCIe 4.0 SSD With Chinese 128L 3D TLC NAND Hits 7.5 GBps

Asgard, a Chinese memory and storage manufacturer, has announced the company’s first PCIe 4.0 SSD. With its blazing speed, the AN4 could easily rival some of the best SSDs that are currently on the market.

The AN4 is based on Innogrit’s IG5236 Rainier controller and YMTC’s 128-layer 3D TLC (triple-level cell) NAND chips. YMTC (Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd) produces the 128-layer TLC NAND with the company’s proprietary Xtacking 2.0 technology. The process consists of producing the interconnects and NAND stacks on separate wafers. YMTC then fuses the wafers together by aligning the millions of little holes with an

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NPM package steals Chrome passwords on Windows via recovery tool

New npm malware has been caught stealing credentials from the Google Chrome web browser by using legitimate password recovery tools on Windows systems.

Additionally, this malware listens for incoming connections from the attacker’s C2 server and provides advanced capabilities, such as screen and camera access, directory listing, file lookup, file upload, and shell command execution.

As seen by BleepingComputer, the identified packages have been sitting on the npm registry since 2018 and scored over 2,000 total downloads at the time of writing.

Uses ChromePass utility to ‘recover’ Chrome passwords

Today, researchers at ReversingLabs have disclosed their findings on two malicious

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Android users warned about a new threat to their phones – DON’T click on these links

“The problem is that some of these link shortener services use aggressive advertising techniques such as scareware ads: informing users their devices are infected with dangerous malware, directing users to download dodgy apps from the Google Play store or to participate in shady surveys, delivering adult content, offering to start premium SMS service subscriptions, enabling browser notifications, and making dubious offers to win prizes.”

ESET said depending on which devices you’re using, these URL shorteners can pose different threats.

For instance, iOS users could be flooded with unwanted ads and see their calendars filled with events that spam them and

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Seagate to Launch Mass Market 20TB HDDs in the Coming Months

Seagate is working on multiple consumer hard drives featuring a 20TB capacity that will use perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) and shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technologies, which are more cost effective than Seagate’s current, business-focused HAMR technology. The company’s 20TB SMR HDDs will be available in the second half of this calendar year, so they’re not too far out.

“We expect to begin shipping 20TB PMR drives in the second half of this calendar year,” said Dave Mosley, CEO of Seagate, during the company’s earnings call with analysts and investors (via SeekingAlpha). 

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Seagate currently ships 20TB hard

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Xbox Series S Is “An Ambivalent Piece of Hardware,” Says Blacktail Developer

In an interview with Gamingbolt – CEO and creative director at THE PARASIGHT, the developer behind Blacktail, gave some great insights about Microsoft’s next-gen budget offering, the Xbox Series S. Kapron believes that the Series S is an ambivalent piece of hardware.

The Xbox Series S is a drastically weaker console when compared to its bigger brothers such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. In terms of raw TFLOPs, the Series S just has a third of the graphical grunt of the Series X. Thus, many seem to have doubts regarding its future, and whether it would be

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Sony’s first PS5 software beta arrives with M.2 SSD support

Sony’s PS5 system software beta program is starting to roll out today, and it include access to the long-awaited M.2 SSD slot. The first PS5 beta is available for select users in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France. The beta includes some new UX enhancements and customizations, but the biggest addition is M.2 SSD expansion support.

Sony notes you’ll need an M.2 SSD that’s PCIe Gen4 and has read speeds of 5,500MB/s or faster. That’s largely what we were expecting, and it means a variety of Gen4 drives will be supported — including Samsung’s 980 Pro, Western Digital’s

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New Windows 10 vulnerability allows anyone to get admin privileges

Windows 10 and Windows 11 are vulnerable to a local elevation of privilege vulnerability after discovering that users with low privileges can access sensitive Registry database files.

The Windows Registry acts as the configuration repository for the Windows operating system and contains hashed passwords, user customizations, configuration options for applications, system decryption keys, and more.

The database files associated with the Windows Registry are stored under the C:Windowssystem32config folder and are broken up into different files such as SYSTEM, SECURITY, SAM, DEFAULT, and SOFTWARE.

As these files contain sensitive information about all user accounts on a device and security tokens

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7 Cool Pixel Features You Can’t Get on Other Android Phones

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The Google Pixel series of phones hasn’t really caught the imagination or attracted the sort of sales in the same way that its big-name Android rivals have, but Google actually introduced Android features first on its Pixel lineup. Here are a few of the most important Pixel exclusives that make it more tempting to buy one—besides the obvious advantage of getting access to new Android software before anyone else.

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1. Screen Your Calls With Google Assistant

The Pixel call-screening feature leverages the smarts of Google Assistant, which will respond to incoming

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AMD’s Ryzen 5000G Cezanne APUs Could Land With a Small Premium

AMD’s Ryzen 5000G (Cezanne) chips won’t hit the retail market until August 5, but many foreign retailers have already started listing the two Zen 3-powered APUs, and some even have them up for backorder.

The Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G are far from being the best CPUs on the planet. However, the Zen 3 APUs are more than capable of providing a decent entry-level gaming experience, especially when paired with the best RAM. AMD tailored the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G towards gamers with very tight budgets, and the corresponding GE counterparts for HTPC and SFF

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