Wet String Used For Broadband

Forget “how long’s a piece of string?” — the question now is “what’s its bandwidth?” That’s because an ISP has successfully carried broadband data over two meters of string. It’s the work of an engineer at Andrews and Arnold who was presumably at a loose end in the office. He decided to test the theory […]

Steam Ditches ‘Volatile’ Bitcoin

Steam has stopped accepting bitcoin in payment for games. It’s blaming high transaction fees and logistical problems caused by the cryptocurrency’s extreme price volatility. While one of the selling points of cryptocurrencies is no transaction fees, it is possible to pay a voluntary fee. This goes to the ‘miner’ that creates the relevant block and […]

Samsung Phones To Get 512GB Storage

Samsung plans to double the maximum on-board storage space on smartphones to 512GB. Its new flash storage will also work quicker, making 4K recordings more viable. The company says it’s already producing the new storage, which comes as an eight-layer embedded chip. However, it’s not confirmed if the storage will be available in the next […]

PPV Pirate ‘Was Just Playing’

Streaming copyrighted pay-per-view events is highly illegal. But one gamer found a cunning way to disguise his actions. Most movie studios and sports broadcasters use some sort of automated recognition system to find unauthorized streams of their material and issue a takedown notice to the site in question. This usually leads to uploaders using tricks […]