Oculus Quest Vs. Rift: Which VR Gaming System Is Best for You?

Oculus Quest Vs. Rift: Which VR Gaming System Is Best for You?

By CCN Markets: Let’s face it, VR is dank. The only significant barrier for most gamers is the cost. Cost doesn’t so much mean the $400 entry-level price tag for Oculus VR gaming, but rather the average $800-$1,000 minimum for a VR-capable gaming desktop. If you want a laptop, expect to pay substantially more. If…

Renewed Ransomware Menace Hits Georgia Court System

Renewed Ransomware Menace Hits Georgia Court System

Ransomware, which recently totally disrupted the government in Baltimore, has now overtaken a court system in Georgia .Ransomware Making A Comeback?After receiving a ransom note, officials in Georgia decided to take a system offline to be safe. Bruce Shaw, an official with the state court system, said:“Our systems have been compromised, so we have quarantined…

California Trashes $300 Million With its Garbage Recycling System

California Trashes $300 Million With its Garbage Recycling System

TweetShareA consumer watchdog in the Golden State has revealed that recycling conscious Californians being ripped off by an outdated collection system.A new report has outlined how environmentally friendly Californians are being short-changed by a flawed system and lack of basic recycling infrastructure. The result is that consumers are losing out on hundreds of millions of…

Facebook’s Crypto Team Might Build a Blockchain ID System: Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Crypto Team Might Build a Blockchain ID System: Zuckerberg

TweetShareWeighed down by countless accusations of user-data violations, crypto-curious Facebook has signaled that it could turn to blockchain technology for some tasks.In a video discussion, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain, that the social media giant could integrate blockchain technology into the platform’s login and data sharing systems.This would allow its…

Hackers Demand Bitcoin After Taking Down Dublin’s Tram System Website

Hackers Demand Bitcoin After Taking Down Dublin’s Tram System Website

The website of Dublin’s light rail system, Luas, has gone down after it was hacked, the Irish Examiner has reported. Consequently, visitors to the website, which has been offline for more than three hours now, are being greeted with a message that the hacker(s) posted citing their demands. The unidentified hackers are demanding to be…

Prominent YouTuber Claims Brave’s BAT Payments System Violates GDPR

Prominent YouTuber Claims Brave’s BAT Payments System Violates GDPR

TweetShare Prominent YouTube personality Tom Scott has accused Brave, the adblock browser, of unethical and possibly illegal behavior by collecting BAT donations on his behalf from viewers without his knowledge or consent. Writing in a Twitter thread posted on December 21, Scott stated that Brave is essentially obtaining money under false pretexts from users because he…

IBM Files Patent for Blockchain-Based AR Helper System

IBM Files Patent for Blockchain-Based AR Helper System

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn IBM has filed a patent for a blockchain-based system which will prevent players of augmented reality games entering physical spaces that are undesirable. They cite as examples “high-risk locations, culturally sensitive locations, locations marked by property owners.” Augmented reality is a technology which adds layers to physical reality. An example is…

In a First, Japanese City Deploys Online Blockchain Voting System

In a First, Japanese City Deploys Online Blockchain Voting System

Advertisement The government of the Japanese city of Tsukuba has introduced an online voting system, powered by blockchain, to enable residents to vote for social development programs. The first-of-its-kind digital vote in Japan, Tsukuba will use Japan’s “My Number” system – a 12-digit social security identifier afforded to all Japanese residents – to verify voters’…