• Episode 676
  • March 8, 2021

AR Game Changer: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Augmented Reality Glasses

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design, and it's a game changer. Delivering high-performance, immersive experiences with lower power consumption, the XR1 is significantly less bulky than similar products coming to market, looking more like a pair of sunglasses than a big VR head mount. The XR1 taps into the performance capabilities of a compatible device such as a smartphone or Windows PC, being tethered by a single USB-C cable and controlled by gestures.

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  • Episode 674
  • February 28, 2021

NASA Perseverance Rover Lands, Sends High Quality Mars Video Footage

Mars video footage from February 18, 2021 as NASA's Mars Perseverance rover landed on the surface of Mars, sending high quality video to Earth. What makes this trip exciting for us onlookers is the fact that Perseverance is equipped with an impressive array of high-resolution cameras able to send ultra-high quality imagery back to Earth. Following seven minutes of terror as the rover descended on the Red Planet at an unbelievable speed, the Mars 2020 mission team received over 30 GB of data including more than 23,000 images.

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  • Episode 674
  • February 25, 2021

Mysterious Mac Takeover Malware "Silver Sparrow" Expert Commentary

A potentially frightening new strain of malware has shown up on Apple's new M1 products, as well as non-M1 systems. As of the posting of this video, the count is in excess of 43,000 devices. The malware checks in regularly with a command-and-control server, but doesn't have a payload. Yet. What is this mysterious malware for? If and when a payload shows up, what can we expect? Robbie Ferguson speaks with Tony Anscombe (ESET) and Thomas Reed (Malwarebytes) about the Silver Sparrow threat.

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  • Episode 673
  • February 20, 2021

No Cows Harmed: World's First Bioprinted Beef Steak is Real Beef and GMO Free

Imagine: A meat alternative that is made of meat. That's the reality as the world’s very first lab-cultivated, 3D-bioprinted Ribeye steak has been unveiled by Israel's Aleph Farms and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Unlike regular 3D printing, which uses plastic or ink to build an object, 3D bioprinting uses cells. And in this case, actual cow cells. In order to procure these necessary cells, the cow is not harmed, and from this one cow's cells, more meat can be created than would be possible with the current, unsustainable means of farming beef.

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  • Episode 673
  • February 18, 2021

A Flight Simulator 46 Years In The Making: Unbelievably Realistic Exploration of Earth

Microsoft Flight Simulator has received a big UK and Ireland update. The World Update III includes high-resolution 3D imagery and features cities such as London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, and Oxford. There are more than 70 custom landmarks and famous buildings that have been improved and enhanced, with much detail added. From palaces and destinations such as Stonehenge, to bridges, and even football stadiums.

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  • Episode 672
  • February 3, 2021

SpamCop Took Down Email Worldwide + Neuralink Augments Monkey Brains

Did SpamCop block your email this past weekend? You're not alone: They let their domain name expire which caused email around the world to bounce. Plus, Elon Musk has revealed that his company, Neuralink, has implanted a wireless chip in a monkey’s brain that enables the monkey to control a video game using only its mind.

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  • Episode 672
  • February 3, 2021

Carl Pei's NOTHING Startup, perl.com Domain Stolen

OnePlus Co-Founder, Carl Pei, has announced the founding of a new company—which he calls NOTHING. The perl.com domain name was hijacked and nobody noticed until the new owners started redirecting the site to a malware distributing web server.

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  • Episode 671
  • January 13, 2021

Intel's New CPU Brings big.LITTLE to PCs, Mozilla VPN Now Available on Linux and macOS

Mozilla VPN launched in July, but only for Windows 10 or Android or iOS devices. Intel announced that its 12th Generation chipset hybrid “Alder Lake” will integrate big.LITTLE technology, placing it in its closest-yet competition with ARM and Apple’s M1.

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  • Episode 671
  • January 13, 2021

Mario Theme Park is Ready to Open and a Windows 10 Bug That Reboots in 60 Seconds

The first ever Super Nintendo World theme park is now open at Universal Studios, Japan. Microsoft Has Fixed a Windows 10 bug that was rebooting people's computers with only 60 seconds warning.

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  • Episode 669
  • December 9, 2020

RedHat has Killed CentOS, Debian Official ARM Support Installs Directly on Pinebook Pro

CentOS has ended in what some users are calling a "betrayal to the FOSS community." Red Hat announced it is severing support for the popular spinoff, and the CentOS team simultaneously said they're moving to a rolling release with their CentOS Stream distro. An alpha version of the Debian Installer for Buster's successor, Bullseye has added support for the Linux 5.9 kernel series, and improvements to the ARM64 architecture support. Along with that comes support for new ARM devices, including PINE64's Pinebook Pro and even the original $99 Pinebook.

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