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Introduction To Cryptography

Cryptography is something that we all depend on at least indirectly (it protects your online banking activity and your credit card information, passwords, and other sensitive information), but it is a complex topic and having to navigate around it as a beginner is always unpleasant. Cryptography is one of the most crucial facets of cybersecurity.…

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Facebook Is Building An Operating System

Facebook has tasked developers with the challenge of building their own operating system (OS). The company has been expanding its offerings and building experience outside of its original niche — social networking. One of which is VR — a budding industry that is likely to take off massively in the future as it provides highly…

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Chromia Incorporates Relational Databases Into Blockchain

Chromia is a relational blockchain platform designed with performance and scalability in mind. It checks all the boxes required for mass adoption, including letting dApps pay fees so that users don’t have to sign transactions every time they want to access them (due to dApp-level provisioning), low latency, high transaction throughput, and the ability to…

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What Are Supercapacitors?

Supercapacitors have been mentioned from time to time due to their uses in some hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as other devices, but what are they? A supercapacitor is an electric double-layer capacitor. It differs from a conventional capacitor in that it offers a significantly higher energy density. As is the case with conventional…

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Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Over Your Camera

A security vulnerability in some Android phones allows attackers to access your camera app and invade your privacy (it can even get location data from the photos it takes). The vulnerability uses a loophole in the storage permission to access your camera app (even if you disabled the camera permission). The storage permission is the…

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SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites To Provide Internet Access

The SpaceX Falcon reusable rocket has successfully launched — carrying 60 miniature satellites that will provide global Internet access out into space. The Internet satellites are part of SpaceX’s second batch and is just the beginning of many launches, which will eventually amount to thousands of satellites. This launch comes at a time when wired…