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The British Army’s YouTube and Twitter Accounts Were Hacked

Over the weekend, while many in the United States were pre-gaming today’s Fourth of July holiday celebrationsin the UK, the British Army was scrambling to regain control its Twitter and YouTube accounts that had both been hacked to promote NFTs and other crypto investment scans. According to the BBC, at one point over the weekend, …

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Someone Got YouTube Playing on a 40-Year-Old Computer

Some of the best hacks don’t solve any real world problems or reinvent the wheel. they’re usually nothing more than an exercise in trying to make something work that is either seemingly impossible or pointless: such as getting YouTube to work on a 40-year-old computer with a hideously outdated display. Although best known for the …

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The Apple Watch Series 8 May Include Fever Detection

photo: Gizmodo Over the course of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of us finally upgraded from an old-school “where do I stick this?” glass thermometer to an easier to use infrared model for detecting fevers. But those hankering to upgrade their Apple Watch in the Fall could end up with an ever easier fever-detecting …

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UK Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts hacked to promote crypto scams

A screenshot of the British Army’s Twitter profile when it was hacked, via Wayback Machine. Its profile and banner pictures were changed to resemble a nonfungible token collection called “The Possessed.” A hacker compromised the social media accounts of the British Army to push people toward cryptocurrency scams. The army’s Twitter and YouTube profiles were …

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Sony Hiring Emulation Engineer Suggesting Hope For PS3 On PS5

Image: Sony A new job name, reported by PlayStation Lifestyle after being spotted on ResetEra, strongly suggests that Sony might be trying to hire an engineer to get its PS3 emulation sorted. There’s also rumor of getting old PS3 peripherals working on the new machine. Which would all be such a relief. If you have …

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You Can Now Read Every Super Nintendo Manual Ever Released

Back in October 2020 I did a feature on a project that was trying to find every Super Nintendo manual in existence, scan them and upload them onto the internet. I’m happy to report that, as of July 2022, the project has now completed a significant—and for many of you reading this it’s primary—milestone. When …

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Mark Zuckerberg issues dire economic warning to Meta employees

Mark Zuckerberg has issued a chilling message to Meta Platforms Inc. employees: The company faces one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history” that will necessitate a scaling back in hires and resources. The dire economic warning was delivered during an internal videoconference meeting on Thursday for Meta’s META, -0.76% 77,800 workers, …

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Google will delete location history for visits to abortion clinics

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google said late Friday that it will work to quickly delete location history for people going to abortion sites and other medical sites following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last week. “Today, we’re announcing that if our systems identify that …

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How to Back Up Your Google Hangouts Data Before It’s Gone for Good

photo: Piotr Swat (Shutterstock) Google Hangouts will be replaced by Google Chats later this year, adding another entry to the ever-growing list of dead Google services. The shutdown is planned to occur some time in October, but Google is already starting the transition. While the process will mostly take place on Google’s side, the company …

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Raspberry Pi Pico W Adds Wi-Fi, Costs Just $6

Raspberry Pi Pico WImage: Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi is adding to its family of ultra-low-cost microcontrollers with the debut of three new Pico models. Perhaps the one DIYers will be most excited to see is the Pico W, an exact copy of the original Pico except with the addition of 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, a feature …

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