Apple's Powerful M1 MacBooks are Lowering The Resale Value of Older MacBooks

"The impressive performance and battery life gains of the new M1 MacBooks have created a historic discontinuity in the normally placid resale market," reports ZDNet: Should you spend $800 for a one year old MacBook Air when for $200 more you could get a MacBook Air with several times the performance and 50 percent better battery life? That's a… Read More »

Posted on 28 February 2021 | 5:34 am

Dropping Nearly 20%, Bitcoin Suffers Worst Weekly Drop in a Year

"Bitcoin's rally this year has hit a speed bump, putting it on track for the worst weekly slide in almost a year amid wider losses in risk assets," reports Fortune: The largest cryptocurrency slumped as much as 20% this week, the most since March, and was holding at about $46,925 as of 10:22 a.m. in Hong Kong. The wider Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto… Read More »

Posted on 28 February 2021 | 2:34 am

Can 'Ready' Crowdfund a Raspberry Pi Cyberdeck Enclosure for Cyberpunk Enthusiasts?

READY!100: Reminiscent of 1980s executive portable computers, the READY! 100 is fully modern with 12… Read More »

Posted on 27 February 2021 | 11:34 pm

Brave Privacy Bug Exposed Tor Onion URLs To Your DNS Provider

Bleeping Computer. Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes their report: To access Tor onion URLs, Brave added a "Private Window with Tor" mode that acts as a proxy to… Read More »

Posted on 27 February 2021 | 10:34 pm

SolarWinds' Former CEO Blames Intern for 'solarwinds123' Password Leak

"Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years," reports CNN. The password in question, "solarwinds123," was discovered in 2019 on the public internet by an independent security researcher who warned the company that the leak had… Read More »

Posted on 27 February 2021 | 9:34 pm

Is the Net Neutrality Debate a Pointless Distraction?

"People may scream at me for saying this, but net neutrality is one of America's longest and now most pointless fights over technology." So argues the New York Times "On Tech" newsletter author Shira Ovide, calling the debate "a distraction for our elected leaders and corporations when there are more pressing issues." Ovide also shares their… Read More »

Posted on 27 February 2021 | 8:34 pm