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Snapchat star tries to steal website domain at gunpoint, gets 14 years

By: Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 20 mins ago

When thinking about how much a domain name would be worth, probably the big boys like www.Google.com or www.Facebook.com come to mind. But what about the worth to a single person? Immeasurable.

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An example of this is Rosi Lorathio Adams, who was just sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to steal the domain doitforstate.com from its owner. Adams runs a small social media empire called State Snaps that the US Department of Justice describes as "images and videos of young adults engaged in crude behavior, drunkenness, and nudity". State Snap followers eventually coined the term "Do it for State", which led to State Snaps' owner wanting the domain.

The owners' name was not disclosed, but it's known that Adams contacted the owner of the domain back in 2015 and asked if he could purchase it. The owner did not want to sell him the domain and declined Adams for another two years. Then in June of 2017, Adam's got his cousin Sherman Hopkins Jr to break into the owners' house and force him into giving him ownership of the domain name.

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Xmas Deals at GoodOffer24: Extra 20% OFF Antivirus + FREE Windows 10

By: Sponsored Content | Deals | Posted: 39 mins ago

The Christmas season is kicking off, but so is the usual surge of cybercrimes. While Antivirus is something you wish you didn't have to buy, it's increasingly important that you run it on your PC's, laptops, or even smartphones. At the same time, having the most up-to-date operating system can make a huge difference too!

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New GeForce drivers ready for Detroit: Become Human, MechWarrior 5

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 12 mins ago

NVIDIA has released a new set of GeForce drivers which are ready for 2 big game releases on the PC in the coming week, with the new GeForce 441.66 drivers now available.

The new GeForce 441.66 drivers are Game Ready for both MechWarrior 5 and the upcoming PC release of Detroit: Become Human on December 12 from developer Quantic Dream. Not only that, but we have a new Studio version of the drivers which accompany both Autodesk Arnold 6 and Autodesk Maya 2020.

NVIDIA makes note of the RTX enhancements in the new Studio driver for both Arnold and Maya 2020 -- while Unreal Engine 4.24 also gets some new driver love. A few bugs were squashed in the new GeForce 441.66 drivers that includes some magic dust sprinkled on Forza Motorsport 7 and Fallout 76, and more.

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AMD unveils Radeon Pro W5700X: Navi 10 GPU, 9.5 TFLOPs, 16GB GDDR6

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 39 mins ago

Apple has officially released its new Mac Pro into the wild, a new PC that when configured with the best internals you can buy will set you back over $53,000 -- but at the same time AMD has announced the new Radeon Pro W5700X workstation graphics card.

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The new Radeon Pro W5700X is a higher-end version of the Navi 10-based Radeon Pro W5700, except this time it features the full Navi 10 die. This means it rolls out with 2560 shading units, versus the 2304 found in the regular Radeon Pro W5700. It also doubles the VRAM count up to 16GB of GDDR6, versus just 8GB of GDDR6 in the regular Radeon Pro W5700.

AMD's new Radeon Pro W5700X is better specced across the board with 9.5 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance, versus 8.89 TFLOPs on the regular Radeon Pro W5700. We have 160 texture units versus 144 on the regular W5700, while both cards still maintain 64 ROPs. The Navi 10 GPU is clocked lower on the new Radeon Pro W5700X with 1855MHz boost, down from 1930MHz on the normal W5700.

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Apple sells wheels to Mac Pro for $400, full system can cost over $50K

By: Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Posted: 2 hours, 4 mins ago

Oh, so you thought over $50,000 for the highest-end Apple Mac Pro was too much? Too bad, because the wheels inside of your credit card are going to be going round and round at the $400 price on the optional wheels for your new Mac Pro.

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Apple's new Mac Pro has a base starting price of $5999 that quickly gets out of control once you start beefing it up, where going up to 1.5TB of RAM will cost you an additional $25,000 on its own. Boosting up the CPU to a 28-core unit costs $7000 more, while throwing in 2 x Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards will cost an additional $10,800.

But it would have to be the new optional wheels that cost $400 more, meaning that each individual wheel will cost you $100. But don't worry, you've probably just purchased that $1000 Pro Stand at the same time, and now you'll need to drain that bank account a little more -- so here, I've made it a little more convenient for you to show you some new League of Legends biker jacket from Louis Vuitton that costs $5650.

Samsung executives jailed over destroying evidence in fraud cause

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 hours, 22 mins ago

Samsung is in hot water with 8 employees found guilty of destroying evidence in a fraud case, something that is being linked to $3.9 billion in accounting fraud -- sending multiple people to jail.

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The Seoul Central District Court ordered 3 executives from Samsung Electronics up to 2 years of jail according to state news agency Yonhap, picked up by the Financial Times. There were other employees scooped up in the mix from 2 other Samsung affiliates: Samsung BioLogics, a drug maker, and its subsidiary Samsung Bioepis.

A raid took place at a Samsung BioLogics factory, where prosecutors found a bunch of laptops and servers that were hidden underneath a meeting room floor. In October, prosecutors pressed the case saying these Samsung employees participated in the "biggest crime of evidence destruction in the history of South Korea".

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Samsung Galaxy S11 rumor: 4500mAh battery, larger than Galaxy Note 10+

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 1 min ago

Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy S11 next year, but ahead of its official reveal we're going to be slammed with news, leaks, and rumors. Today brings us news of a major part of that puzzle -- a massive battery in the Galaxy S11.

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Currently the largest battery in Samsung's main families of Galaxy smartphones is the Galaxy Note 10+ which rocks a 4300mAh battery, while rumor has it the new Galaxy S11 will have a 4500mAh battery. Samsung uses a larger display on the Note 10+ which would chew down that battery fast, so battery life on the new Galaxy S11 (if the rumor of the 4500mAh battery is true) could be awesome.

Previous rumors saw Samsung possibly using a 5000mAh battery inside of the new Galaxy S11, which if true would be even better -- but a 4500mAh unit is big enough for a non-Note smartphone. Consider this: Samsung used a 3400mAh battery inside of the Galaxy S10, so a 4500mAh battery is a gigantic upgrade over that in the new Galaxy S11.

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Amazon leaks out EVERY single home address of Ring camera customers

By: Anthony Garreffa | Privacy & Rights | Posted: 3 hours, 40 mins ago

Amazon has just done something very, very naughty that might get them scrubbed off Santa's nice list -- the everything giant has just leaked out every single home address of its Ring surveillance camera customers.

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In a new investigation by Gizmodo, it revealed that thousands of Amazon Ring camera customers have had their home addresses leaked. The exact location of their house has been displayed, with Gizmodo (and myself, and I'm sure anyone that reads this story) completely blown away. Gizmodo says its discovery casts "new doubt on the effectiveness of the company's privacy safeguards".

Gizmodo continued, adding that its discovery "further offers one of the most "striking" and "disturbing" glimpses yet, privacy experts said, of Amazon's privately run, omni-surveillance shroud that's enveloping U.S. cities".

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Intel plans 1.4nm CPUs for 2029: equivalent to 12 silicon atoms across

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 4 hours, 19 mins ago

Intel is years behind in the CPU node game allowing AMD to rip right past and take over with its Zen CPU architecture firmly placed into the leadership position on 7nm -- but it doesn't mean Intel will be taking this lying down.

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Dr. Ian Cutress of AnandTech was on the ground at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) where it was revealed what Intel plans over the next 10 years. In the slide you can see above, Intel has mapped out the next 10 years that starts with its (continued struggles) on 10nm while seeing 7nm CPUs drop in 2021.

But we can also see that Intel is aiming for 5nm in 2023, 3nm in 2025, 2nm in 2027, and finally -- if you can even believe it, 1.4nm CPUs in 2029. Intel is expecting a two year flow between CPUs, even though it has been stuck on 14nm for what feels like forever now. Just how small is 1.4nm though? Cutress writes that it is the "equivalent of 12 silicon atoms across". Incredible stuff.

Apple's new Mac Pro costs over $50,000 with 1.5TB upgrade costing $25K

By: Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Posted: 4 hours, 38 mins ago

You can now officially order Apple's new Mac Pro, which might start at just $5999 -- but the price can get pretty hairy, pretty damn quickly. Apple's impressive new Mac Pro costs north of $50,000 when you've got it fully specced.

What do you get for the massive price of $53,247 you ask? Well, you do get 1.5TB of RAM and quad GPUs -- but everything else is either just alright, or good. The base model Apple Mac Pro for $5999 comes with an 8-core Intel Xeon-W processor, while spending an additional $7000 will see you upgraded to the much-faster 28-core CPU.

Upgrading from the stock 32GB of DDR4 ECC RAM to a simply crazy 1.5TB of RAM will cost you a huge $25,000 -- you could buy 4 x stock Mac Pros for that money and have change to buy the $400 wheels. Heh. There is one issue with the 1.5TB RAM upgrade: you will be stuck at the 24-core Intel Xeon-W processor at a minimum, you can't have an 8-core CPU + 1.5TB of RAM.

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