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A complete beginners guide to installing a Bitcoin Full Node on Linux (2018 Edition)

How to compile a Bitcoin Full Node on a fresh installation of Kubuntu 18.04 without any Linux experience whatsoever.<p>Preface<p>I recently installed a new …

Linux

This crypto-mining Asus motherboard supports 20 GPUs, because 19 wasn't enough

Think your gaming PC is beefy? Try mining cryptocurrency. Each of the 20 blue lines on this Asus H370 Mining Master motherboard is a special USB port designed specifically to connect a graphics card.<p>That's right: 20 graphics cards in a single computer. Not to mention three power supplies to keep …

Cryptocurrency

Nvidia’s HGX-2 uses 16 GPUs for fast AI training

Nvidia today unveiled HGX-2, a cloud server platform equipped with 16 Tesla V100 graphics processing unit (GPU) chips that collectively provide half a terabyte of GPU memory and two petaflops of compute power. The GPUs work together through the use of NVSwitch interconnects. The HGX-2 motherboard …

Deep Learning

Razer revamps Razer Blade gaming laptop for 2018

Razer has revealed this year's version of the Blade, its flagship gaming laptop, which it says is the smallest gaming laptop with a 15.6-in display. …

Vive Pro sends out its AR dev kit

HTC just released its software development kit for the front-facing cameras on the Vive Pro. The new update should help turn the device into the kind of augmented reality developer kit Magic Leap has been distributing quietly in small numbers.<p>Magic Leap is raising billions of dollars for a …

HTC expects 5G to boost VR and AR sales, but not until 2020

Virtual and augmented reality headset sales are improving after a rocky 2017, but HTC says that VR and AR will really take off when 5G networks become available. Unfortunately, both the Vive headset maker and independent analysts are predicting that the convergence between 5G and VR/AR won’t happen …

Apple will reportedly announce a red iPhone 8 on Monday

Part of a partnership with Product (RED)<p>Apple will reportedly introduce a new color to its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus lineup on Monday: red. The new color is part of the company’s partnership with (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa.<p><i>MacRumors</i> reports that it has viewed a …

Marketers: Here’s what your job will look like in a blockchain world

General Stanley McChrystal was responsible for the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his book <i>Team of Teams,</i> he talks about the rude awakening he had when he saw how disadvantaged his centralized command was compared to the decentralized networks of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. McChrystal …

2 Founders of $32 Million Centra Virtual Currency Project Are Arrested

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal authorities have arrested two founders of a virtual currency that raised $32 million from investors last year and won an endorsement from the boxer Floyd Mayweather.<p>The co-founders of the Centra virtual currency, Sam Sharma and Robert Farkas, were arrested on Sunday, a day …

Cryptocurrency

How To Cash In Your Bitcoin

After rising from under $1000 to over $25,000 in 2017, Bitcoin crashed spectacularly over the past few months. While there have been peaks and …

Why Crypto-Currency Miners Favor Nvidia Over Intel

During the California gold rush, many of the people who got rich were those who sold things the miners needed. In today’s gold rush, people mining for crypto-currencies need computer processing power. The fact that Nvidia is way ahead of Intel in crypto-currency mining is one reason Nvidia’s stock …

It's Just a Matter of Time Before Litecoin Overtakes Bitcoin

Bitcoin's reign as the primary medium of exchange among cryptocurrencies should eventually come to an end.<p>Last year, cryptocurrencies put themselves …

2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

For months now, much of the media attention on the crypto space has been directed at ebbs and flows in the price of bitcoin on one side, and whiz-bang ICOs on the other.<p>The price of the most valuable cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (specifically the BTC chain), has backpedaled significantly from highs set …

6 things to expect from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Welcome to the Samsung show<p>The world’s biggest mobile technology event is upon us. This coming week’s Mobile World Congress is the alter ego of January’s Consumer Electronics Show. Where CES is full of far-out concepts, increasingly autonomous cars, and furnishings for the smart home, MWC is …

Crypto-artwork of a rose sells for $1 million

A piece of crypto-artwork sold for $1 million on Valentine's Day.<p>The digital photo of a red rose sold to a group of 10 collectors who split the cost evenly in cryptocurrency. This is thought to be the highest price ever paid for virtual artwork.<p>The project, called the Forever Rose, was produced by …

Cryptocurrency

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro reveal their full specs ahead of official debut

There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding Xiaomi’s first low-cost “full screen” smartphones, which went official in China back in December as the …

Mobile

Samsung leak shows off the Galaxy S9's new DeX Pad

When reports came out late last year that Samsung was going to reveal the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018, it was bundled with rumors about a new DeX docking station. Well, the S9 reveal didn't happen at CES, but that part about a new DeX device might just be true: noted leaker Evan Blass (evleaks) has …

Evan Blass

Best Micromax smartphones

Micromax used to be one of the top smartphone manufacturers in India. They offered a wide range of affordable smartphones and had a strong offline retail presence. These days they are still going pretty strong, but have lost a sizable amount of its market to competitors in China and other parts of …

Mobile Technology

Phishing Campaign Underscores Threat from Low Budget, Low Skilled Attackers

For just over $1,000, a phishing operation successfully spied on members of the Tibetan community for 19 months, Toronto University's Citizen Lab …

File Inclusion Vulns, SQL Injection Top Web Defacement Tactics

Hacktivists driven by political, religious, and other causes commonly exploit basic vulnerabilities to spread their messages, researchers say.<p>File …

CES 2018: Real Advances, Real Progress, Real Questions

<i>Suggested reading: Read the intro then scan through looking for pictures that are in your area of interest. Each section is the summary followed by</i> …

Some Gadgets We Might Actually Buy From CES 2018

Twelve Wirecutter reporters and editors spent three days working overtime at the CES 2018 trade show to find just a few things that we might consider …

FBI Director: Cryptocurrency, Nation-State Attacks, Among Agency's Top Cybersecurity Concerns

1/10/2018<br>03:18 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Speaking at International Conference on Cyber Security, FBI director Christopher Wray pointed to a rise in nation-state …

Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown drama, will offer $29 battery replacements

Batteries are “consumable components” now<p>Apple just published a letter to customers apologizing for the “misunderstanding” around older iPhones being slowed down, following its recent admission that it was, in fact, slowing down older phones in order to compensate for degrading batteries. “We know …