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Microsoft awarded $13.6 million to security researchers via bug bounty programs over the past year

Microsoft over the past 12 months has paid out $13.6 million in bug bounty awards to 341 security researchers in nearly 60 countries around the world. That’s down ever so slightly from last year’s numbers, despite Microsoft adding two new programs to the mix. In its year in review, Microsoft said the average amount per […]

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Swedish video game CEO watches his wealth nearly double to $2.4B in just a year

Lars Wingefors started his business career selling comic books through the mail. Since then, he has amassed a $2.4 billion fortune as the founder, co-owner, and CEO of Embracer Group based in Sweden. The company owns eight major video game publishers, 69 studios, and 240 game franchises. It is now financially bigger than Ubisoft, with […]

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Even Steve Wozniak supports the “Right to Repair” movement

Apple is widely known for how strict it is regarding third parties repairing its devices, but lately, it’s loosened up a bit on that subject. However, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak doesn’t agree with the company’s current repair policies and believes that the right to repair should be better recognized. In the last couple of years, […]

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Modded Sega Dreamcast is actually an AMD-powered gaming PC

From an engineering perspective, it’s decent work for sure. Aesthetically, it’s more of what you’d describe as a 10 footer, meaning it looks good from a distance but when you get up close, you can certainly see the imperfections, especially with the paint job. Last year, we profiled a project from a YouTuber that managed […]

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Qualcomm partners with Asus to make a phone for Snapdragon Insiders

MediaTek overtook Qualcomm to become the leading supplier of smartphone chipsets last year. And now Qualcomm is reacting to and making an effort to regain some mindshare with consumers who are passionate about mobile hardware. Specifically, the company has built a phone for Snapdragon enthusiasts, but this is not a Pixel-type, aspirational device. Instead, it’s […]

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Lovable mouse Quill stars in her second VR adventure Moss: Book II

It is often easy to discount cue-looking games as “just for kids” and wind up not ever discovering that they are super fun. I almost did that with the PSVR title called Moss. Fortunately, I tried a demo and found myself pulled into a story and realm that was very, very cool. Now it’s getting […]

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A 124-year old hydroelectric plant is using its power to mine Bitcoin

Mechanicville hydroelectric plant, near Albany NY, is roughly the oldest renewable power plant still in service in America. Nowadays, it uses its mostly original equipment from 1897 to power a Bitcoin mining farm. In the 1980s, the National Grid was considering shutting down the defunct plant when Albany Engineering Corp. agreed to operate it under […]