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Ivacy VPN review: How much do you value transparency?

Dec 16, 2021

At a GlanceExpert’s Rating ProsGreat priceVery nicely designed Windows appsConsLack of transparency about senior leadershipNetflix streaming was unreliable in our testsOur VerdictIvacy VPN has a nice Windows app and it offers a good, low price. The service’s country offerings aren’t as big as others we’ve seen, but it has most of the key countries you’re looking for. Ivacy’s privacy policy has all the right promises too, but it’s based in Singapore and ...read more

Holiday Dreamin’

Dec 16, 2021

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Brazil investigates use of staff credentials in cyberattacks against government bodies

Dec 16, 2021

Following major cyberattacks against central government bodies in Brazil, initial investigations have found that malicious actors have used civil servant credentials to access systems. The finding is among a series of warnings and recommendations issued by the presidency's Institutional Security Office (GSI). Initially released last Wednesday (December 8) and edited yesterday (December 14), the alert is aimed at security managers across the federal government. "Some intrusions have occurred u ...read more

Ookla acquires RootMetrics in Seattle wireless analytics deal

Dec 16, 2021

(RootMetrics screenshot) Two Seattle-area wireless metrics companies are joining forces. Ookla announced that it has acquired RootMetrics, a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that provides information about the performance of cellular networks. Founded in 2008, RootMetrics tests the speed and reliability of mobile network operators. It sells data to government agencies, mobile network operators, tower and infrastructure providers, fleet management companies, and more. RootMetrics was acquire ...read more

GeForce Now opens up RTX 3080 tier to everyone who can’t find a real graphics card

Dec 16, 2021

There’s no sign that the graphics card shortage will end anytime soon. That being the case, more than a few gamers are turning to the newfangled alternative to local powerhouse hardware: game streaming via Xbox Game Pass, Stadia, and GeForce Now. The latter is now offering an even more intense tier of service, letting gamers stream PC titles played on a remote RTX 3080 card at up to 4K resolution or 120fps. Previously available only as a pre-order, the RTX 3080 tier is now open to all at ...read more

What is TPM? Everything you need to know to run Windows 11

Dec 16, 2021

Windows 11 is out and updating on many machines, and in the process a lot of PC builders are tripped up by an odd system requirement: TPM 2.0. A TPM, or Trust Platform Module, is a dedicated processor that handles hardware-level encryption. It’s the device that allows you to use biometrics to log in to Windows and encrypt data on your device. Still, it’s tough understanding what a TPM is, and more importantly, why you need one for Windows. We’re here to help you cut through the cryptograp ...read more

Green Monday: Learn how to make money by podcasting, just $20 with code

Dec 16, 2021

Podcasters can potentially earn thousands of dollars for every episode they record. But getting your show to earn that kind of income takes time and a lot of hard work. And you need skills too, like the kind you can accrue with The 2022 Professional Podcast Masterclass Bundle, discounted by an extra 20 percent with code for Green Monday. This beginner-friendly training package features ten courses that introduce students to the world of podcasting. They’ll learn how to choose the ...read more

Fortnite chapter 3 guide: Season 1, week 2 quests and how to complete them

Dec 16, 2021

It’s week 2 of Fortnite chapter 3, season 1, and it comes with a new batch of seasonal quests for you to complete. Many of them are tied to new mechanics such as the tents and Spider-Man web shooters, so you’ll likely need some tips for getting through the latest objectives. Here, we’ll show you all the new quests, with guides on how to complete each and every one of them in Fortnite. Recommended reading The best games like Fortnite The best places to land in Fortnite Fortnite vs. W ...read more

Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy leads $65M funding round for Stoke Space’s reusable rockets

Dec 16, 2021

Stoke Space puts its “three-pack” of thrust chambers through a hot-fire test. (Stoke Space Photo) Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the multibillion-dollar clean-tech initiative created by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is leading a $65 million funding round to back Kent, Wash.-based Stoke Space’s effort to create a new breed of fully reusable rockets — and believe it or not, there’s a climate change angle. “There is no better way to see the Earth and the severity of its climate ...read more

This 8-bit processor built in Minecraft can run its own games

Dec 16, 2021

Computer chips have become so tiny and complex that it’s sometimes hard to remember that there are real physical principles behind them. They aren’t just a bunch of ever-increasing numbers. For a practical (well, virtual) example, check out the latest version of a computer processor built exclusively inside the Minecraft game engine. Minecraft builder “Sammyuri” spent seven months building what they call the Chungus 2, an enormously complex computer processor that e ...read more

This new M.2 SSD cooler lowers temperatures by up to 25 degrees Celsius

Dec 16, 2021

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. ElecGear has just released a powerful M.2 2280 SSD cooler that can lower the temperatures of high-end SSDs by up to 25 degrees Celsius. The cooler is rather flexible in terms of compatibility due to its adjustable design. The new ElecGear aftermarket cooler presents an affordable solution for keeping a high-end SSD stable even during demanding workloads. It was first discovered by Twitter user @momomo_us, who s ...read more

What to do if a tax document arrives after you've filed

Dec 16, 2021

In early 2019, I thought all of my tax documents had arrived in the mail, so I sat down to file my taxes in early March. Everything looked great, so I submitted my return to the IRS and went on about my merry business. In early April, however, an unexpected document popped up in the mail. It was a Form 1099 for a very small amount of freelance work I had done the previous year -- and forgotten about. For whatever reason, the document hadn't been sent to me until fairly close to that year's tax ...read more

Could GDPR policy erase your games? It happened to an Ubisoft customer

Dec 16, 2021

If you haven’t used your Ubisoft account in a while, there’s a chance the game publisher might nuke your account for being inactive— that’s the reality one gamer said he discovered after stepping away from PC gaming for more than a year. “In 2020, I sold my PC because I was gaming way too much and it went a bit over the healthy way of doing it. I made a choice to work and attend school,” a Norwegian gamer named Tor, who wished to be identified only by his ...read more

How to unlock characters in Genshin Impact

Dec 16, 2021

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that feels like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , but if BOTW had elements of a mobile game. Developer miHoYo was better known for its mobile RPGs until Genshin Impact exploded onto the late-2020 console, mobile, and PC scene. While the base game is free to play, Genshin Impact, at the end of the day, is still a gacha game. Gacha games are built to have players spend in-game currency for the chance to unlock random items. They ar ...read more

Verizon and Google partner on new 5G edge computing push

Dec 16, 2021

Verizon and Google announced a joint effort focused on bringing their respective edge computing services to customers via the telecom giant's 5G network. The collaborative offering will combine Verizon 5G Edge with Google Distributed Cloud Edge to offer both compute and storage services. The pair plans to focus on enterprise customers initially, supplying their solutions via Verizon's On Site 5G and 5G Edge platforms. The goal of the joint catalogue of services will be to bring compute, and sto ...read more