Microsoft wants to use your brain to mine for cryptocurrency

A recent patent application appears to suggest that Microsoft is working on a proof-of-work algorithm that uses brain waves (and other biometric data) to mine for cryptocurrency. In the patent, titled “Cryptocurrency system using data on body activity”, Microsoft proposes using a sensor on the user’s body that will transmit …

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Ancient AMD GPUs destroy Nvidia’s when it comes to Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal benchmarking has again underlined that AMD’s old graphics cards really do age like a fine wine when compared to Nvidia’s GPUs from the same time. A YouTube video from Hardware Unboxed measured the performance of old (and somewhat newer) GPUs in a modern shooter, going back to Nvidia’s …

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Telcos promise to remove data caps and keep UK connected

The UK’s leading mobile and broadband operators have promised to enact measures that will keep vulnerable customers connected during the coronavirus crisis. Communications networks have assumed greater importance in recent weeks as restrictions on movement and school closures have led to an increase in remote working and education as well …

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Microsoft Teams not working again – here’s what you need to know

Remote workers are once again reporting outages in Microsoft Teams as a new week of working from home begins. The online collaboration tool is facing unprecented user numbers as huge numbers of workers again begin logging in remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Following major outages last Monday, many users …

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How to watch Joe Wicks’ PE workout right now

It’s the week once more, and millions of people around the globe are staying fit with one man: Joe Wicks, PE teacher for the UK (and, increasingly, the world). This incredibly energetic man is keeping us all sweating at 9AM BST every week day, and all with an broken wrist, …

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