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August 28, 2022

Are More Than Half of All Bitcoin Trades Fake?

Bitcoin represents 40% of the $1 trillion outstanding crypto assets, according to Forbes’ director of data and analytics. “An estimated 46 million adult Americans already own […]
August 28, 2022

IEEE’s Top Programming Languages of 2022: Python (and SQL)

The IEEE’s official publication, IEEE Spectrum, has released its ninth annual ranking of the top programming languages. The results? Python remains on top but is closely […]
August 28, 2022

Walmart Lists a 30TB Portable SSD for Just $39. It’s a Scam

What’s the deal with that supposed 30TB external SSD being sold for just $31.40 on China-based online shopping site AliExpress? It’s also listed on Walmart’s website […]
August 28, 2022

Web3 DNS Provider Could Lose Its Domain. The Only Person Who Can Renew It is In Jail

“When members of the ENS DAO community go to its eth.link website, all they’ll see now is an empty page with a green domain expiration notice […]
August 28, 2022

Pine64 Touts Its RISC-V-Based Single-Board Computer and Soldering Irons

PINE64’s August update included photos of their first prototype for its upcoming Star64 single-board computer, “the first true RISC-V single-board computer from us…but as I wrote […]
August 28, 2022

A Decade After Fukushima Disaster, Foes of Nuclear Power Reconsider

The war in Ukraine has “reshaped” energy markets, reports the Washington Post, with gas and oil shortages driving up the price of fossil fuels. The end […]
August 28, 2022

‘Facebook Misinformation Is Bad Enough. The Metaverse Will Be Worse’

The Rand Corporation is an American (nonprofit) think tank. And veliath (Slashdot reader #5,435) spotted their recent warning about “a plausible scenario that could soon take […]
August 28, 2022

Google Experiences Hundreds of Covid Cases After Return-to-Office Mandate

“Google employees are receiving regular notifications from management of Covid-19 infections,” CNBC report Friday — “causing some to question the company’s return-to-office mandates.” The employees, who […]
August 28, 2022

The Ashes of Four ‘Star Trek’ Actors Will Be Carried Into Deep Space

United Launch Alliance has been developing a heavy-lift space vehicle since 2014 (with investment from the U.S. military) called the Vulcan Centaur. So CNN reports that […]