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The PlayStation 4 was powered by a GPU roughly equal to what PC graphics card?

Jan 3, 2023

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Choose your answer and the correct choice will be revealed. Correct Answer: AMD Radeon HD 7850 Learn more about this trivia's answer… Sony worked with AMD to produce a unique APU for the PlayStation 4 that contained a custom Radeon 7970M, which was itself a mobile variant of early 2011's desktop flagship HD 7970. Although there is no exact equivalent on PC, these are close approximations. Compared to the desktop card, the 7970M ran 125 MHz slower, ...read more

Seedstars Africa Ventures appoints new partner to back more founders in the continent

Jan 3, 2023

Seedstars Africa Ventures, the pan-African early-stage fund for startups, has appointed Bruce Nsereko-Lule as its new general partner, to help it deploy more capital and provide the much-needed technical support for founders across the continent. Seedstars Africa Ventures – which is part of Seedstars Group, an accelerator and VC that is active globally in over 30 emerging markets – provides early-stage capital of up to $2 million in seed and Series A rounds. The fund counts the French equi ...read more

‘You never know who’s on the other side’: Amateur radio enthusiasts use old-school tech to connect

Jan 3, 2023

Puget Sound Repeater Group vice president Jack Wolfe, left, talks with ham radio operators across the Seattle metro area – and the world – during a recent club event in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. (Tony Lystra Photo) When was the last time a total stranger, or even an acquaintance, gave you three minutes — three whole minutes — to share whatever was on your mind? In the age of social media, we all have bigger and more powerful megaphones than ever. But attention spans are shorter th ...read more

Japan decides it's time to stop using floppy disks, report says

Jan 3, 2023

Floppy disks have long since been overtaken by other methods of data storage such as memory sticks and cloud-based services. Getty Images Japan's digital minister wants to end the use of floppy disks, BBC News reported . Taro Kano tweeted that regulations would be changed to permit the use of online services. Japan has declared war on old-fashioned tech solutions including floppy disks and CDs after a government committee found they were still being used to submit ap ...read more

Instagram fined €405M in EU over children’s privacy

Jan 3, 2023

A fat fine — of €405 million — is headed Instagram’s way after European Union privacy regulators came to a decision on a long-running complaint related to how the social media platform handles children’s data. The penalty is for a breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Meta was contacted for comment on the penalty. We understand the final GDPR decision on the Instagram enquiry was sent to Meta, Instagram’s parent, Friday — ahead of formal publication ...read more

India approves PayU’s $4.7 billion acquisition of BillDesk

Jan 3, 2023

India’s antitrust watchdog has approved PayU’s proposed acquisition of payments gateway BillDesk, the second largest MA deal in the South Asian market’s consumer internet space, more than a year after the two firms announced their merger plan. The Competition Commission of India said in a tweet that the deal, which will allow the Prosus Ventures-controlled firm to assume a clear lead in the payments processing segment in India, had been approved, but did not elaborate. The watchdog ...read more

Trillion with a T: A word on the Internet of Things

Jan 3, 2023

The Internet of Things is still a thing. IoT is one of those perennially over the horizon technologies, it is has been five years away for almost 20 years. And as much as many companies have built sizable "IoT" businesses, the big vision still seems distant. Several years ago, we wrote about what a mess IoT is, in that piece we pointed out that there was never going to be a single thing we can point to and say that is the IoT, different from the regular Internet. So we are sympathetic to the wa ...read more

The PlayStation 4 was powered by a GPU roughly equal to what PC graphics card?

Jan 3, 2023

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Choose your answer and the correct choice will be revealed. Correct Answer: AMD Radeon HD 7850 Learn more about this trivia's answer… Sony worked with AMD to produce a unique APU for the PlayStation 4 that contained a custom Radeon 7970M, which was itself a mobile variant of early 2011's desktop flagship HD 7970. Although there is no exact equivalent on PC, these are close approximations. Compared to the desktop card, the 7970M ran 125 MHz slower, ...read more

Binance to stop supporting USDC, the second largest stablecoin

Jan 3, 2023

Binance, the issuer of the world’s third-largest stablecoin, said on Monday it will convert customers’ holdings in three rival stablecoins USD Coin (USDC), Pax Dollar (USDP) and True USD (TUSD) into its own stablecoin (BUSD) on September 29 to “enhance liquidity and capital-efficiency for users” in a move that has baffled many enthusiasts. As a result of the move, the world’s largest crypto exchange said it will remove spot, future and margin trading with USDC, USDP and TUSD pai ...read more

Saudi Arabians are using a widely available Google and Apple store app to report activists who speak out against the government. Some have received harsh sentences while others are self-censoring.

Jan 3, 2023

Saudi Arabian citizens are reporting activists that speak out against the government on the Kollona Amn app. In August, an academic who was reported on Kollona Amn was sentenced to over 30 years in prison. For "Real," a Saudi Arabian women's-rights activist, anonymity is all that keeps her safe. Under that alias, she uses Twitter to advocate for victims of domestic violence in the kingdom, sending their stories trending in the country and overseas. Her work is fraught with risk. "Every da ...read more