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 Thursday, 13-July-2017  19:00:05 (GMT +10) - by booj

Cryptocurrency miners are reporting on the sudden spike in Ethereum mining difficulty. Something this writer can attest to. TweakTown reports Ethereum price drops to a two-month low, while difficulty goes through the roof, hitting ALL miners overnight. More at OC3D.

Intel have launched their Xeon Scalable Processor Family aimed at enterprise applications. They will combat AMD's EPYC series of processors. Coverage on PC Perspective, Hot Hardware and Anandtech.

The Juno spacecraft recently made a close pass of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, offering the best ever imagery of one of the solar system's most iconic features. Now the first pictures have been revealed, with more to come here. Amazing!

Net Neutrality is a hot topic today, with a day of Internet-Wide action aimed at drawing attention to the topic. Some of the world's biggest tech companies joined forces with 80,000 websites in support of the "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality".

The new Audi A8 is the first production car to offer Level 3 autonomy. This means the driver does not even have to pay attention while moving. Go ahead, Audiís saying, read your newspaper or just zone out while traffic creeps along.

Amazon's Prime entertainment service is poised to overtake the number of cable TV subscribers in the US. According to estimates from Morningstar, nearly 79 million U.S. households now have an Amazon Prime membership*, up from around 66 million at the end of last year. That compares to a projected 90 million U.S. households that will pay for cable or satellite TV this year, according to S&P Global.

What a way to go.. Jet blast from a departing airplane killed a thrill-seeking tourist on a St. Maarten beach known for its views of low-flying airliners on approach.

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