Oculus Rift users much more satisfying.Although Oculus initially made the Rift Core 2.0 update available through its Public Test Channel in December, with some additional tweaks brought to bear, it’s now made it accessible to all Rift users. While Oculus Home will still be the default setting for those stepping into Oculus’ virtual world, users can now easily enable the new update through the settings menu, according to RoadToVR. … [Read more...] about Oculus VR’s Rift Core 2.0 update is now available to everyone
It’s unclear when official repair centers will resume operations. Luckily for you, the majority of tech companies such as Samsung and Apple have extended warranties across the board and, hopefully, the people who are stuck with broken devices will be able to find a solution soon. This situation also serves as a stark reminder to why right-to-repair legislation could be essential, both for customers and the environment, since it would allow people to fix their own gadgets. However, with giants like Apple lobbying against it, it remains to be seen whether such a law will ever go into effect broadly. … [Read more...] about What happens if your Apple products break during the coronavirus pandemic?
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These mines aren’t holes in the ground, of course, but rather server rooms where shelves full of highly specialized computers with Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) work round the clock to mine bitcoin. They do this by solving extremely difficult math problems, and all that work tends to make them get really, really hot. The solution, of course, is to supply them with a steady supply of cold air to prevent them from overheating. Meaning bitcoin mines are very specialized environments with crucial heating and cooling needs, specialized computers, and very unusual environments. We toured one in northern Washington state recently; it was like stepping into a sauna. … [Read more...] about These are the largest Bitcoin mining farms in the world