Cryptofarm with thousands of PS4 Pros raided in Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine or SBU has discovered and raided a cryptocurrency mining farm that allegedly stole electricity from the country’s power grid. But instead of findings computers, the agency found racks with thousands of PS4 Pros stacked vertically side-by-side. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/cryptofarm-ps-4-pro-raided-ukraine-045118233.html

Amazon hopes to track your sleep habits with radar

Google’s latest Nest Hub might not be the only device to track your sleep using radar. Bloomberg reports that Amazon has received an FCC waiver to let it use 60GHz radar for sleep tracking. As with Google’s tech, you could check for sleep issues without having to wear a device like the Halo band. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/amazon-sleep-tracking-radar-fcc-approval-161031226.html

WhatsApp will let you send images and videos in their ‘best quality’

A future version of WhatsApp will give more control over the amount of compression it applies to sent images and videos. WABetaInfo reports that the two features are currently in development for the Android app, and should eventually present three quality options when sending images and video. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/9/22569744/whatsapp-image-video-compression-quality-updates

Japan Gets Its Chance At Star Wars With Anime Anthology

This weekend, Disney announced Star Wars: Visions, an anime anthology of original shorts. Seven anime studios are putting their unique spin on the world of Star Wars, a first for the franchise. Yet, it feels like Star Wars has finally come full circle. via Technology and News Today https://kotaku.com/japan-gets-its-chance-at-star-wars-with-anime-anthology-1847230370

The honeymoon is over for streaming services: Here’s where the major players stand

While most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief as they return to normal activities outside the home in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the streaming video industry may not be quite as excited for a return to reality. via Technology and News Today https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/05/streaming-services-compared-revenue-arpu-for-netflix-disney-more.html

Want to sound smarter? Avoid these 24 overused words and phrases that make you sound ‘pretentious,’ say grammar experts

Careful what you say or type at work — because it could backfire. As word and grammar experts, we asked dozens of managers what bothered them the most when they talk to employees and read emails or DMs from them. The most common complaint? All the “junk” words and phrases! via Technology and News Today https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/05/avoid-saying-these-words-and-phrases-that-make-you-sound-pretentious-say-grammar-experts.html

All Coral Cells Grown in a Dish for the First Time

Studying corals usually requires either observing them alive in the ocean or examining their dead tissue in a laboratory. But new research offers a way to keep all coral cell types alive in a lab culture for two weeks or longer, opening novel experimental possibilities. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/all-coral-cells-grown-in-a-dish-for-the-first-time/

‘Lovecraft Country’ Not Returning For Season 2 On HBO

EXCLUSIVE: One of the most celebrated — and inventive — new series of 2020, Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country, will not be getting a second installment. “We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. via Technology and News Today https://deadline.com/2021/07/lovecraft-country-canceled-no-season-2-hbo-1234785811/

Microsoft warns of Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

Microsoft is warning Windows users about an unpatched critical flaw in the Windows Print Spooler service. The vulnerability, dubbed PrintNightmare, was uncovered earlier this week after security researchers accidentally published a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/2/22560435/microsoft-printnightmare-windows-print-spooler-service-vulnerability-exploit-0-day

Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death is changing to black in Windows 11

Microsoft is changing its famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to black in Windows 11. The software giant started testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 preview earlier this week, but the Black Screen of Death isn’t fully enabled yet. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/1/22559852/microsoft-windows-11-black-blue-screen-of-death-bsod-change

The Morning After: A transforming, flying car makes its first inter-city flight

Where’s our flying-car future? Maybe it’s finally a little closer. AirCar, a prototype car-plane-thing from Klein Vision made a trip between Nitra and Bratislava airports in Slovakia. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-a-transforming-flying-car-makes-its-first-inter-city-flight-111507297.html