Year: 2021

Hackers claim they have cracked the PS5 and obtained all symmetric root keys

Jailbreaking, modding, pwning, whatever you want to call it—hackers delight in making a device do something that the manufacturer did not intend. Over the years, the process has grown more complicated, but the hackers always seem to find a way. It seems that as we near the first anniversary...

Woman runs 95 marathons in 95 days, earns Guinness World Record

A woman who decided to run the distance of a marathon every day during COVID-19 lockdown earned a Guinness World Record by running 95 marathon distances in 95 days. Alyssa Clark, who is originally from Burlington, Vt., said she was living in Italy in March 2020 when the government...

Nvidia launches new products to plug cars, factories into its Omniverse

Nvidia (NVDA.O) is launching new technology to expand its reach in the automotive industry, including a virtual driving assistant that can park a standard car and a system to speed up the training of autonomous vehicles. As part of its fall new product event, centered around its “Omniverse” simulation...

Indiana deputy corrals pair of escaped ponies

An Indiana sheriff’s deputy put his cowboy skills to the test when he was called out to corral a pair of escaped ponies. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that Deputy Josh Boller responded to a report of loose horses in the Reelsville area and...

Kyle Shanahan has no plans to start Trey Lance

Jimmy Garoppolo injured his lower leg on a roughing the passer penalty Sunday. He said “it’ll be fine,” which apparently means he will keep his starting job despite his struggles. Garoppolo went 28-of-40 for 326 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in an embarrassing 31-17 loss to the...

Euro zone housing demand to persist, hitting poorer households – ECB

Demand for euro zone real estate is likely to remain high, driving up prices and raising “affordability issues” for poorer households, the European Central Bank said on Tuesday. After the COVID-19 pandemic shut much of the global economy, household savings soared and some families, particularly wealthier ones, looked to...

The chip shortage has been giving low-profile chipmakers an unexpected boost

According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, global chip sales grew 28 percent in the third quarter to $144.8 billion. There are no signs of this growth slowing down in the foreseeable future, but a particularly interesting side effect is that companies that build chips on older process technology have...