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Cloud Gaming is The Future, Artist Tricks Google Maps, New ARM NPU, Ransomware Bypasses Protection

  • Episode 642
  • February 12, 2020
  • 1,570

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Microsoft no longer sees PlayStation-maker Sony and Nintendo as the biggest competition for its Xbox platform, and you won't believe who they see as the biggest threat. - An artist tricked Google into thinking there were major traffic jams by pulling a wagon filled with smartphones down empty streets. - Arm is getting "edgy" with two new processor designs which bring slimline AI workloads to smart speakers and other Internet-of-Things devices. - Facebook lost control of its own Twitter account on Friday. - Windows' trust in abandoned driver code lets ransomware burrow deep into targeted machines. - Something — or someone — has its deep-space music on repeat. - An ARM based NAS solution

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RobbinHood Ransomware Has Found a Way Around Windows Protections

  • Episode 642
  • February 12, 2020
  • 204

The RobbinHood ransomware, known for taking down the city of Baltimore networks and systems in Greenville, NC, has found a way to defeat Microsoft Windows defenses. The ransomware is now installing a discontinued Gigabyte motherboard driver which has a known vulnerability in it, giving the ransomware full reign over the system.

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$150 Open Source Privacy-Centered Smartphone That Lets You Install Linux

  • Episode 639
  • January 15, 2020
  • 1,249

The PinePhone is an affordable Linux smartphone created by Pine64, makers of the Pinebook Pro laptop, the RockPro64 and Pine64 single board computer. The Brave Heart edition is available now and intended for enthusiasts and early adopters only.

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