There was once a time when a processor ran at a single, set clock speed. It ran at that speed all day, every day, unless it was purposely over or under-clocked by a user. In this simpler time there was no question what you’d receive when you bought a CPU. A 1GHz chip ran at 1GHz, end of story.
Today, though, the story is more complex. Intel introduced Turbo Boost, a dynamic, automatic over-clocking feature, in 2008, and it’s become more and more common since. Most processors sold today change their clock speed based on power draw and thermal headroom.
The first four episodes of "Game of Thrones" were leaked online Saturday as the fifth season of HBO's popular series is set to premiere Sunday night in 170 countries.
According to Tech Crunch, 50,000 people downloaded the premiere episode a few hours after it was posted on torrents. The show has long been known as being one of the most pirated shows, and often breaks torrenting records with its premiere and finale episodes.
In December BitTorrent announced its plan to radically change how we use the Internet with Project Maelstrom, a browser that retrieves Web content from peer-to-peer-distributed torrents instead of traditional servers. Now the company is ready to give us an early look at its work.
On Friday, Project Maelstrom for Windows enters public beta and is available for anyone to download from BitTorrent's site. BitTorrent says a Mac version is coming soon, but there are no immediate plans for a Linux build.
Nokia is reportedly considering a sale of its prized navigation business HERE Maps, in a bid to fight its financial troubles. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Nokia is considering the sale in a bid to boost growth at its Nokia Networks business and/or reduce debt to improve its credit rating.
Tor 0.2.6.7 Fixes Security Issues That Could Be Used by Attackers to Crash Hidden Services and Clients
A new version of the popular Tor software that enables anonymous communication between computers around the world was released today, April 7, in order to fix two security issues discovered in the previous versions.
Tor 0.2.6.7 is a very important update, as it fixes two security issues that could be used by an attacker to either crash hidden services or clients visiting the respective hidden services.