Massive Global Pegasus Spyware Campaign Covertly Stalked Politicians, Activists, Journalists

Massive Global Pegasus Spyware Campaign Covertly Stalked Politicians, Activists, Journalists
Just on the heels of Microsoft taking on the cyberweapons market and malware found targeting journalists and politicians, a new cyberweapon has been discovered in a similar fashion. Targeting thousands of activists, journalists, politicians, the piece of malware called Pegasus, from Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, could have been sold

Source: Hot Hardware – Massive Global Pegasus Spyware Campaign Covertly Stalked Politicians, Activists, Journalists

Dogecoin Co-Founder Claims Cryptocurrency Is A Scam Driven By Shady Wealthy People

Dogecoin Co-Founder Claims Cryptocurrency Is A Scam Driven By Shady Wealthy People
Is cryptocurrency a capitalistic scam, only benefitting the wealthy? That is what Jackson Palmer, co-founder of Dogecoin, seems to think after reemerging on Twitter to explain his take on the current state of crypto.
On July 14th, Palmer addressed the frequent question of whether he will return to cryptocurrency after leaving Dogecoin behind.

Source: Hot Hardware – Dogecoin Co-Founder Claims Cryptocurrency Is A Scam Driven By Shady Wealthy People

Malaysian Police Shamefully Steamroll 1,069 PCs Involved In Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operation

Malaysian Police Shamefully Steamroll 1,069 PCs Involved In Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operation
As Bitcoin prices skyrocketed earlier this year, all cryptocurrencies were under the microscope by people around the globe. Specifically, energy-consumption concerns arose as miners built out massive mining operations to execute the “proof-of-work” system that makes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin tick. However, none of that matters if you are

Source: Hot Hardware – Malaysian Police Shamefully Steamroll 1,069 PCs Involved In Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operation

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake vPro Desktop And Laptop CPU Launch Timeline Allegedly Revealed

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake vPro Desktop And Laptop CPU Launch Timeline Allegedly Revealed
Alder Lake is Intel’s next significant architectural shift for its family of Core processors consumer desktop and laptop product segments. Intel’s 12th generation processors will be built on an enhanced 10nm SuperFin process, feature a hybrid big.LITTLE-style core arrangement and support both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 technologies.
The first Alder

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake vPro Desktop And Laptop CPU Launch Timeline Allegedly Revealed

Steam Deck Handheld Gaming PC Has A Socketed SSD Slot But There's A Catch

Steam Deck Handheld Gaming PC Has A Socketed SSD Slot But There's A Catch
Valve announced the Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC, this week and gamers are abuzz with interest. As preorders opened on Friday, questions poured in about various aspects of the device which is powered by AMD’s Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU technology. It is available in three variants which differ only in storage capacity and type. Among other

Source: Hot Hardware – Steam Deck Handheld Gaming PC Has A Socketed SSD Slot But There’s A Catch

Virginia Taps $700M In Federal Funds To Extend High-Speed Broadband Access To All Residents

Virginia Taps $700M In Federal Funds To Extend High-Speed Broadband Access To All Residents
Between data caps, outrageous costs for speed, and billing issues abound, it is a wonder that Internet access has not become a basic right and utility. However, it seems that the state of Virginia and Governor Ralph Northam are stepping things up to accelerate a $700 million 10-year plan to connect unserved Virginians.

Yesterday, Governor

Source: Hot Hardware – Virginia Taps 0M In Federal Funds To Extend High-Speed Broadband Access To All Residents

Make America Great Again With The Freedom Phone, Except Sorry It's Made In China

Make America Great Again With The Freedom Phone, Except Sorry It's Made In China
It is not often a snake-oil product comes up in the realm of technology, but it seems the “Freedom Phone” fits that bill. Featuring no reported specs, construction in China, and a 4x markup from Alibaba, all while touting itself as a “free speech and privacy first focused phone,” the Freedom Phone seems to be more of a scam than a device to

Source: Hot Hardware – Make America Great Again With The Freedom Phone, Except Sorry It’s Made In China

Valve Steam Deck Can't Escape Scalpers As Confirmed Preorders Hit Insane Prices

Valve Steam Deck Can't Escape Scalpers As Confirmed Preorders Hit Insane Prices
Valve dropped a rather intriguing bombshell on the gaming market on Thursday when it revealed the Steam Deck. The 7-inch handheld gaming PC runs a SteamOS flavor of Linux and comes with some relatively powerful hardware under the hood: a custom quad-core AMD Zen 2 CPU that pairs with an RDNA 2 GPU.
Preorders for the Steam Deck kicked off

Source: Hot Hardware – Valve Steam Deck Can’t Escape Scalpers As Confirmed Preorders Hit Insane Prices

Is Netflix Planning A PlayStation Tie-In With Its Rumored Game Streaming Service?

Is Netflix Planning A PlayStation Tie-In With Its Rumored Game Streaming Service?
Earlier this week, we learned that Netflix is planning to take on Microsoft xCloud, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia with a game streaming service of its own. According to a credible report, Netflix plans to launch the service in 2022, and it would be available at no additional cost to subscribers (although last tidbit sounds a little hard to

Source: Hot Hardware – Is Netflix Planning A PlayStation Tie-In With Its Rumored Game Streaming Service?

Xiaomi Overtakes Apple As World's Second Largest Smartphone OEM

Xiaomi Overtakes Apple As World's Second Largest Smartphone OEM
This quarter, smartphone shipments have been up as we hope to enter the downhill slide of the pandemic. At the head of the pack was Samsung with 19% of shipped smartphones, but sneaking up behind is Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi with a 17% share, knocking Apple down to third place with a 14% share.
Xiaomi’s impressive overtake in the mobile

Source: Hot Hardware – Xiaomi Overtakes Apple As World’s Second Largest Smartphone OEM

EVGA Launches Z590 Dark Motherboard To Fuel Extreme Rocket Lake OC Efforts

EVGA Launches Z590 Dark Motherboard To Fuel Extreme Rocket Lake OC Efforts
One of the most anticipated motherboards for Intel’s 12th Gen Core “Rocket Lake” processors has finally arrived. We are talking about EVGA’s Z590 Dark, which it introduced in January of this year. At the time, EVGA had not said when the board will actually release to retail or how much it will cost, but now we know.

For the time being,

Source: Hot Hardware – EVGA Launches Z590 Dark Motherboard To Fuel Extreme Rocket Lake OC Efforts

Google Gives Users Ability To Instantly Nuke The Last 15 Minutes Of Searches

Google Gives Users Ability To Instantly Nuke The Last 15 Minutes Of Searches
Do you often find yourself searching for questionable content that you wish could be quickly deleted from your device’s history to avoid inevitable embarrassment? Google apparently agrees that there’s a need and is enabling a new option for a select group of users.
This new “Quick Delete” feature was first mentioned at Google I/O, and allows

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Gives Users Ability To Instantly Nuke The Last 15 Minutes Of Searches

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Super Ampere Refresh Tipped For Gaming Laptops And Desktops

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Super Ampere Refresh Tipped For Gaming Laptops And Desktops
NVIDIA’s last major GPU releases came during early June with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. However, the number one discrete GPU manufacturer isn’t done with its Ampere architecture just yet; another refresh is allegedly coming for 2022.
All the hoopla started last month when an alleged leaked Lenovo roadmap

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Super Ampere Refresh Tipped For Gaming Laptops And Desktops

Microsoft Targets Sourgum Malware For Termination Following Cyberattacks On Politicians And Journalists

Microsoft Targets Sourgum Malware For Termination Following Cyberattacks On Politicians And Journalists
Just as there is a traditional weapons market, a private sector cyberweapons market enables people and organizations to attack anyone worldwide for a fee. However, Microsoft takes this threat of cyberweapons seriously, and is now working to fight the problem head-on.
Yesterday, Microsoft’s Cristin Goodwin, General Manager for the Digital

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Targets Sourgum Malware For Termination Following Cyberattacks On Politicians And Journalists

Tesla's Musk In Denial If Cybertruck Flops, Boasts Alien Design Dominates

Tesla's Musk In Denial If Cybertruck Flops, Boasts Alien Design Dominates
The Tesla Cybertruck is no doubt an interesting entry into the full-size pickup truck market. We say this not just because the Cybertruck is an electric vehicle but also because of its design. Just look at the thing; it’s quite an assault on the eyes in an effort to shift the paradigm of how a truck should look.
That brings us to recent commentary

Source: Hot Hardware – Tesla’s Musk In Denial If Cybertruck Flops, Boasts Alien Design Dominates

Another Windows Printer Vulnerability Rears Its Ugly Head In Wake Of PrintNightmare

Another Windows Printer Vulnerability Rears Its Ugly Head In Wake Of PrintNightmare
Remember that scene in Office Space where a trio of disgruntled employees take a problematic printer to field and beat it to a pulp? Anyone who has ever dealt with stubborn printer issues has probably felt that way. It doesn’t help that we also have to worry about printer vulnerabilities messing up our day, and to that end, Microsoft has warned

Source: Hot Hardware – Another Windows Printer Vulnerability Rears Its Ugly Head In Wake Of PrintNightmare

AMD Threadripper 5000 Zen 3 Chagall CPUs Could Launch This Fall With 64 Heavy Metal Cores

AMD Threadripper 5000 Zen 3 Chagall CPUs Could Launch This Fall With 64 Heavy Metal Cores
We are still waiting for AMD to unveil its next generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors for enthusiasts, which raises the question, has the company given up on the high end desktop (HEDT) segment? There is no indication that it has, so no worries there. As for when Threadripper CPUs based on Zen 3 will arrive, rumor has it we will see

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Threadripper 5000 Zen 3 Chagall CPUs Could Launch This Fall With 64 Heavy Metal Cores

PNY Launches High-Endurance LX SSD Series Certified For Chia Crypto Mining

PNY Launches High-Endurance LX SSD Series Certified For Chia Crypto Mining
Though cryptocurrency has drawn some ire worldwide, there is some serious market potential, and it would be foolish for tech companies to ignore potential financial gains. Take, for example, a cryptocurrency called Chia, which utilizes unused storage as part of a proof of space and time blockchain. The faster, the better, so SSDs were selling

Source: Hot Hardware – PNY Launches High-Endurance LX SSD Series Certified For Chia Crypto Mining

Intel Allegedly Mulls $30B GlobalFoundries Acquisition To Turbocharge Chip Manufacturing

Intel Allegedly Mulls $30B GlobalFoundries Acquisition To Turbocharge Chip Manufacturing
Intel has vowed to aggressively expand its chip manufacturing business, and a huge part of that effort could apparently include buying GlobalFoundries, which was spun off of AMD over a decade ago. It’s said Intel is willing to pay around $30 billion if a deal can be hammered out. That would rank as Intel’s biggest acquisition ever.

Whether

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel Allegedly Mulls B GlobalFoundries Acquisition To Turbocharge Chip Manufacturing

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 Now Available To Download For Enthusiasts

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 Now Available To Download For Enthusiasts
Microsoft is settling into a regular cadence with its Windows 11 builds, with a new one arriving about once a week. Today, Microsoft released its Insider Preview Build 22000.71 to testers that are currently on the Dev Channel.
One of the biggest updates with Build 22000.71 is the introduction of a new entertainment widget. According to Microsoft,

Source: Hot Hardware – Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 Now Available To Download For Enthusiasts