Iran seized nearly a thousand computers used to illegally mine Bitcoin

Iran seized nearly a thousand computers used to illegally mine Bitcoin

After detecting an unusual spike in energy consumption, Iranian authorities seized nearly a thousand computers being used to mine cryptocurrency, according to the country’s state media. Authorities discovered two bitcoin farms operating in abandoned factories in Yazd province, which caused a seven percent spike in the country’s power consumption this month. Iran’s central bank banned cryptocurrencies last year, citing concerns over money laundering. According to RadioFreeEurope, officials have said that the practice is making the…

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Apple will repair 2018 MacBook Airs with faulty logic board for free

Apple will repair 2018 MacBook Airs with faulty logic board for free

A “very small number” of Apple’s 2018 MacBook Air computers suffer from an issue with their logic boards, and the company will replace the components for free, according to documents seen by 9to5Mac. The site reveals that certain 13-inch Retina screen 2018 MacBook Air models have an issue with their logic boards. The documentation reportedly only says that the issue relates to power, and 9to5Mac found that some users have complained about their devices not…

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Kamala Harris ties Warren for third place in post-debate poll

Kamala Harris ties Warren for third place in post-debate poll

A Morning Consult Democratic primary poll puts Harris and Warren in third place, just behind Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Sen. Kamala Harris had a few memorable moments from Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, from ending a shouting match with a quip to challenging Joe Biden on his record on busing. According to a new poll from Morning Consult, those moments seem to have a highly positive impact on her candidacy — following the debate, she…

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Amazon is adding a new tab to highlight live television to its Fire TVs

Amazon is adding a new tab to highlight live television to its Fire TVs

Amazon is making it easier for users to find live television on its Fire TV units. The company says that it will soon roll out a “Live” tab that collects all of the various live programming across apps that users might have installed. Amazon describes the tab as a “single destination” that “brings together your live sports, news, and channels from select OTT services, streaming apps (e.g. PlayStation Vue), paid subscriptions, and over-the-air antennas into…

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