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Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink

Canon USA is being sued for not allowing owners of certain printers to use the scanner of faxing functions if they run out of ink.David Leacraft, a customer of Canon, filed the class action lawsuit on Tuesday alleging deceptive marketing and unjust enrichment by the printer manufacturer.Refusing to scan when out of inkWhile using his Pixma MG6320 printer fro
Publish At:2021-10-16 12:06 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Hardware Technology

AMD warns of up to 15% Windows 11 performance decrease

AMD says it observed performance hits of up to 15% on Windows 11-compatible AMD processors when using some applications."AMD and Microsoft have determined that compatible AMD processors may exhibit reduced performance in certain applications when running Windows 11," the multinational semiconductor company said in a support article.Micros
Publish At:2021-10-07 16:02 | Read:418 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Hardware

Western Digital confirms speed crippling SN550 SSD flash change

Western Digital has confirmed that it changed the NAND flash memory in one of its most popular M.2 NVMe SSD models, the WD Blue SN550, which crippled writing speeds according to several reports, leading to a 50% performance hit.The company says that, in the future, it will also introduce a new model number when making any hardware changes to its pr
Publish At:2021-08-26 17:45 | Read:783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hardware

How to troubleshoot hardware problems that look like malware problems

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what exactly is going wrong with your computer. What do you do if you’ve run all the scans, checked all the files, and everything says the PC is malware free? Here’s a list of common problems that resemble cybersecurity issues, but could be caused by something hardware-related instead. My computer is overheating Some t
Publish At:2021-08-16 09:57 | Read:714 | Comments:0 | Tags:Explained blue screen of death bsod CPU dust fans GPU hardwa

New ASUS BIOS updates enable TPM 2.0 support for Windows 11

ASUS has released BIOS updates for over two hundred motherboard models to automatically enable the built-in TPM 2.0 security process so that users can upgrade to Windows 11.To explain what this means, it is important to give a bit of a background on TPMs and why they are required by Windows 11.The Windows 11 + TPM 2.0 controversyWhen Microsoft first ann
Publish At:2021-08-09 14:37 | Read:551 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Hardware IOS

Hackers use zero-day to mass-wipe My Book Live devices

A zero-day vulnerability in Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices allowed a threat actor to perform mass-factory resets of devices last week, leading to data loss.Last week, we broke the story that Western Digital My Book Live NAS owners suddenly discovered that their stored files had mysteriously disappeared. Unfortunately, the factory reset al
Publish At:2021-06-29 19:32 | Read:444 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware hack

WhyNotWin11 is a better replacement for Windows 11's PC Health Check

An open-source application called WhyNotWin11 acts as a better drop-in replacement for Microsoft's PC Health Check app to determine if your hardware is compatible with Windows 11.This week, Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows is Windows 11 would be the next version of Windows and that it would be released as a free upgrade this fal
Publish At:2021-06-26 17:26 | Read:1843 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Hardware

Microsoft publishes the Windows 11 system requirements

Microsoft has announced the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 needed to properly install the operating system and get access to early preview builds.The new hardware requirements are more demanding than Windows 10 but should still be compatible with most recent computers.The Windows 11 hardware requirements are listed below:Processor:1 gigahertz (GH
Publish At:2021-06-24 13:06 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Hardware

NVIDIA is dropping support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 drivers

NVIDIA is dropping support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 drivers starting in October. 2021, as they focus on supporting Windows 10 and later versions of Windows.In a new support bulletin published on Friday, NVIDIA says they will only provide new features, bug fixes, or performance enhancements to Game Ready Drivers for Windows 10.While driv
Publish At:2021-06-13 14:40 | Read:665 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Hardware

Hetzner cloud server provider bans cryptocurrency mining

Popular German cloud hosting and dedicated server provider Hetzner has banned cryptomining on its servers after users have been using their large storage devices to mine Chia.For those not familiar with Chia, instead of mining the cryptocurrency with specialized equipment or graphics cards, it uses a new mining system called Proof of Space and Proof of Time.
Publish At:2021-05-19 19:58 | Read:796 | Comments:0 | Tags:CryptoCurrency Hardware Technology Cloud

NVIDIA cripples cryptocurrency mining on RTX 3080 and 3070 cards

NVIDIA announced today that it's halving the hash rate for Etehereum cryptocurrency mining on the new GeForce RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060 Ti graphics cards to make them less desirable for miners.The company will add "Lite Hash Rate" or "LHR" identifiers to retail product listings and boxes for all these new nerfed graphics cards that will start shipping later t
Publish At:2021-05-18 16:39 | Read:571 | Comments:0 | Tags:CryptoCurrency Hardware

Massive Qlocker ransomware attack uses 7zip to encrypt QNAP devices

A massive ransomware campaign targeting QNAP devices worldwide is underway, and users are finding their files now stored in password-protected 7zip archives.The ransomware is called Qlocker and began targeting QNAP devices on April 19th, 2021. Since then, there has been an enormous amount of activity in our support forum, and ID-Ransomware has seen a surge o
Publish At:2021-04-21 14:29 | Read:731 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware ransomware

Upcoming NVIDIA RTX 3060 purposely cripples mining performance

NVIDIA is purposely crippling the Ethereum mining power of their upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 GPU by 50% to increase inventory for gamers.Today, NVIDIA announced the upcoming launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 on February 25th for $329, and has made a drastic step to make sure miners do not steal all of the released inventory.Instead of allowing the GPU to be
Publish At:2021-02-18 15:07 | Read:853 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hardware

Intel adds hardware-based ransomware detection to 11th gen CPUs

Intel announced today at CES 2021 that they have added hardware-based ransomware detection to their newly announced 11th generation Core vPro business-class processors.These hardware-based detections are accomplished using Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) and Hardware Shield that run directly on the CPU underneath the operating system and firmwa
Publish At:2021-01-12 02:13 | Read:1224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware ransomware

Windows 10 ARM runs faster on M1 Macs than on a Surface Pro X

Since Apple unveiled its M1 chip, users have been in awe of its performance power efficiency. It turns out that the M1 chip not only performs fantastic for macOS BigSur but it may also be a better choice for Windows 10 than Microsoft's own devices.Apple released its ARM-based M1 chip on November 17th for the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro 13" and the
Publish At:2020-11-30 20:13 | Read:1137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Apple Hardware

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