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US Warns on Russia's New Space Weapons

The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way. From a report: Russia's pursuit of counterspace capabilities was "disturbing," Yleem D.S. Poblete, U.S.… Read More »

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 9:40 am

Apple Pulls iOS 12 Beta 7 Update Due To Performance Issues

Apple has quietly pulled iOS 12 Beta 7 software, aimed at developers and enthusiasts, less than a day after rolling it out. Even as the company has not offered an explanation -- or an acknowledgement -- according to users, performance issues might be the reason. MacRumors: On the MacRumors forums, there are multiple reports of problems when… Read More »

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 9:20 am

Bitcoin Sinks Below $6,000 as Almost Everything Crypto Tumbles

Several readers have shared a report: Bitcoin touched below $6,000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens including Ether retreated as this month's sell-off in cryptocurrencies showed few signs of letting up. The largest digital currency fell as much as 6.2 percent to $5,887, the lowest level since June, before paring some of the drop, according to… Read More »

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 9:00 am

Trump Signs Defense Bill With Watered-Down ZTE Sanctions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill that weakened efforts to punish Chinese telecom giant ZTE for violating trade laws. The bill, named for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, prohibits the U.S. government and its contractors from buying certain telecommunications… Read More »

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 8:00 am

Android Pie Breaks Pixel XL's Ability To Fast Charge

Google's recent launch of Android 9.0 Pie hasn't gone off without some early bugs and issues. According to The Verge, users are reporting that Android Pie prevents their phone from fast charging when plugged into many chargers. Google's own charger doesn't even appear to be working. From the report: Other Pixel XL owners say the bundled charger… Read More »

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 5:00 am

NVIDIA Unveils Next-Gen Turing Quadro RTX Professional Graphics Cards

MojoKid shares a report from Hot Hardware: We been hearing a lot about NVIDA's next-generation GPU architecture since late last year, and today NVIDIA is announcing the first products based on Turing. NVIDIA is targeting the professional graphics market first with its new Quadro RTX 8000, RTX 6000 and RTX 5000 GPUs. Turing GPU architecture… Read More »

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 2:00 am