March 9, 2018

This cryptocurrency mining rig can also heat your home

Cryptocurrency mining takes a lot of energy, and anything that uses that much energy generates a lot of heat, which is why cooling systems are so important for computers using high-end graphics cards. But what if instead of cooling down your mining rig, you found another use for all that excess heat — like, say, […]
March 5, 2018

Mining is the new black

UPDATED March 5th, 15.00 Last year we published a story revealing the rise of miners across the globe. At the time we had discovered botnets earning millions of USD. We knew this was just the beginning of the story, which turned out to develop rapidly. Together with the rest of the world, we have been […]
March 2, 2018

5G’s secret weapon will be low latency, empowering next-gen VR and gaming

ANALYSIS: As the 2018 Mobile World Congress wound down this week, next-generation 5G wireless technology was clearly the show’s biggest story, promising dramatically faster data speeds. But 5G’s secret weapon will actually be ultra-low latency, a concept that’s easily understood, but hard to market. Verizon, Vodafone, and Huawei have spent the last month demonstrating how […]
February 28, 2018

Come see The Vergecast Live at SXSW on March 9th!

Will you be in Austin on March 9th? Because South by Southwest will be starting right around then, we’ll be taping a live episode of The Vergecast, and, hey, you should come and be part of our audience. Nilay, Dieter, Ashley, and Casey will go onstage and crack jokes about technology and also probably brand […]
February 26, 2018

USPS Finally Starts Notifying You by Mail If Someone is Scanning Your Snail Mail Online

The USPS recently told this publication that beginning Feb. 16 it started alerting all households by mail whenever anyone signs up to receive these scanned notifications of mail delivered to that address. The notification program, dubbed “Informed Delivery,” includes a scan of the front and back of each envelope or package destined for a specific […]