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Nov 22, 2021

Web 3.0: The New Internet Is About to Arrive

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It’s a web of endless possibilities, but there’s a chance we might find ourselves interwoven in the same old web of Big Tech.

The emergence of blockchain-based technologies such as cryptocurrency, NFTs, metaverse, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology, etc is being seen as the herald of a new era of the internet — a more transparent and open version of the web that would be collectively controlled by users, instead of tech giants like Google and Facebook.

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Nov 20, 2021

DeFi: Crypto’s ‘Wild West’ of Finance | WSJ

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Many are calling decentralized finance, or DeFi, the “Wild West of finance.” This fast-growing industry aims to provide automated banking services for cryptocurrencies to everyone, with no middle men. But DeFi is still in its early stages, which means there are risks. WSJ explains. Photo illustration: Tammy Lian/WSJ

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Nov 17, 2021

Elon Musk wants to kill iPhone

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Rumors that Tesla is indeed making a smartphone were bolstered after the world-famous design studio ADR released concept images (in a video). This made people wonder: Is Tesla going to go after the iPhone — or simply create an entirely new market segment, such as a true-to-form satellite phone that works where traditional WiFi or 5G services are absent, and able to mine cryptocurrencies anywhere, including on the planet Mars?While speculations abound, there are numerous unanswered questions, such as: how much would it retail for? Does it have a sim card? What’s the monthly charge for using Starlink? Can I buy one, without first buying a Tesla EV? Its release date is a closely-guarded secret. A Starlink antenna is being taken out of the box. Tech publications have leaked images of the new device supposedly out of the EV maker, including some details of what it can do.

Nov 15, 2021

Apple’s Rivalry With Meta Isn’t About Privacy —It’s About AR, Watches and Home Devices

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Apple and Meta are heading toward a collision course around wearables, AR/VR headsets and home devices. Also: Netflix and Apple mend fences around billing, Tim Cook talks cryptocurrency, and a new Apple Store is coming to Los Angeles. Finally, the App Store is dealt a loss in court.

For the past decade or so, Apple Inc.’s chief rival was considered to be Google. The two have gone toe-to-toe in smartphones, mobile operating systems, web services and home devices.

The next decade, however, could be defined by Apple’s rivalry with another Silicon Valley giant: Meta Platforms Inc.—the company known to everyone other than its own brand consultants as Facebook.

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Nov 14, 2021

NASA Reveals NEW Plans to Colonize Venus

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Although the colonization of Venus seems like a lost cause to many, it appears that the people at NASA are very optimistic about their plans to colonize it! Subscribe to Futurity for more space news.

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Nov 13, 2021

Crypto Miners Driving High Demand for AMD CPUs with Big L3 Caches

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Now that crypto miners and their scalping ilk have succeeded in taking all of our precious GPU stock, it appears they’re now setting their sights on one more thing gamers cherish: the AMD CPU supply. According to a report in the UK’s Bitcoin Press, part of the reason it’s so hard to find a current-gen AMD CPU for sale anywhere is because of a crypto currency named Raptoreum that uses the CPU to mine instead of an ASIC or a GPU. Apparently, its mining is sped up significantly by the large L3 cache embedded in CPUs such as AMD Ryzen, Epyc, and Threadripper.

Raptoreum was designed as an anti-ASIC currency, as they wanted to keep the more expensive hardware solutions off their blockchain since they believed it lowered profits for everyone. To accomplish this they chose the Ghostrider mining algorithm, which is a combination of Cryptonite and x16r algorithms, and thew in some unique code to make it heavily randomized, thus its preference for L3 cache.

In case you weren’t aware, AMD’s high-end CPUs have more cache than their competitors from Intel, making them a hot item for miners of this specific currency. For example, a chip like the Threadripper 3990X has a chonky 256MB of L3 cache, but since that’s a $5,000 CPU, miners are settling for the still-beefy Ryzen chips. A CPU like the Ryzen 5900X has a generous 64MB of L3 cache compared to just 30MB on Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs, and just 16MB on Intel’s 11th-gen chips. Several models of AMD CPUs have this much cache too, not just the flagship silicon, including the previous-gen Ryen 9 3900X CPU. The really affordable models, such as the 5800X, have just 32MB of L3 cache, however.

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Nov 3, 2021

China is Preparing its Citizens for War — You Should Not Ignore This!

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A video on possible examples of how a government can try to manipulate is populace. It may be good to be more aware of its dangers.

Chinese citizens are being told to treat the USA and the Outside world as the Enemy, they’re being prepared for war whilst we tiptoe around worrying about hurting the feelings of the Chinese government… Time to wake up.

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Oct 23, 2021

Israel on Its Way to Design Digital Shekel Based on Ethereum (Report)

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The central bank of Israel chose Ethereum’s network to launch the stages of its CBDC trial program.

The Bank of Israel reportedly launched a digital currency pilot program, aiming to create its central bank digital currency based on the Ethereum blockchain. However, the project might face some significant challenges.

Oct 20, 2021

Facebook launches digital currency wallet Novi

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Oct 20, 2021

SpaceX Reveals New Plans To Launch Space Factories

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It’s actually about a company called Varda Space Industries.

After signing a deal with Varda Space Industries, Elon Musk’s next plan could be to revolutionize manufacturing in space. Stay tuned for the latest SpaceX news and subscribe to Futurity.

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