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 Friday, 8-September-2017  11:45:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia could get a lot more Bitcoin ATMs soon. A joint venture between blockchain firm DigitalX and ATM provider Stargroup could see a "large-scale" rollout of machines that allow Australians to buy and sell Bitcoin. Announcing the cooperation to the market this morning, Stargroup's CEO Todd Zani said the project could put the management of cryptocurrencies into the hands of ordinary Australians. That article says there's already a few Bitcoin ATMs around - anyone know where?

Forbes have a story about the creation of Threadripper. To delve deeper into Threadripper’s origins, I spoke to some of AMD’s big guns as far as Threadripper was concerned; AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Anderson along with Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Marketing John Taylor ,who have both been heavily involved in the Threadripper project; also Sarah Youngbauer of AMD’s communications team, plus James Prior, who’s AMD Senior Product Manager and closely involved in the Threadripper inception.

AMD are definitely making ground on Intel according to one big reseller. Sales of AMD’s new Ryzen processor for consumer PCs may be gaining more ground than many investors and market analysts have been predicting. A big hardware reseller in Europe, Germany’s Mindfactory, makes sales data public. Starting in March, the launch of the first AMD Ryzen processors, the shift from Intel to AMD at this retailer has been astonishing.

Lenovo have been fined for shipping spyware on 750,000 laptops. Acting FTC chairman Maureen Ohlhausen told Inverse Tuesday during a teleconference that some 750,000 Lenovo laptops — sold between August 2014 and June 2015 — came pre-installed with a program called VisualDiscovery, made by the Palo Alto, California-based firm SuperFish. The software would act as a “man-in-the-middle” between a consumer’s browser and the website they visited. More info here.

FunkyKit have a simple guide to Overclocking an i5-7640X to 5.1GHz. In this article, we’ll show you how to overclock the Intel Core i5-7640X (Kaby Lake-X) from the default speed of 4.0GHz to a whopping 5.1GHz, by simply changing 3 BIOS options on the ASRock X299 Taichi motherboard.

An Australian "hacker", although I'm not sure the title really applies, has caused issues with police radio. A pirate broadcaster posing as a police officer interfered in a police chase this week in Australia, forcing officers to call off the pursuit of two suspected armed robbers. The incident took place on Tuesday when officers from Victoria Police were called to intervene in alleged armed robbery that took place in the town of Sale. Was this coordinated as part of the robbery? Sounds like something out of a movie.

Apple have dropped into third place in the smartphone market, with Huawei moving up to second behind Samsung. Researchers at Counterpoint also point out that Huawei has a weak presence in the South Asian, Indian, and North American markets, which “limits Huawei’s potential to the near-to-mid-term to take a sustainable second place position behind Samsung.” Its strongest market is China, and it’s also popular in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Does this count as a timewaster? With Sick City hitting Early Access, the game is now available for everybody to download at www.sickcity.com. Until October 15th, all registered users will be able to play the full version of the game completely free of charge. Also, supporters now have the chance to buy Sick City and receive exclusive content for their trust in the game.

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