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 Monday, 1-October-2018  23:53:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The big news this would have to be the Facebook hack - and it's worse than originally thought. The site had already admitted that a hole in its code would allow people to gain access to any account, in a problem that affected some 50 million users. But it later said that the problem would also affect its "Facebook Login" service, which allows other apps to use people's Facebook account to login. It's going to be a GDPR test case also.

Apparently Canberra has Australia's fastest internet speeds. The analysis of 17,000 broadband speed tests by Ookla between July 2017 and September 2018 found Canberra had an average download speed of 35.8 megabits per second (Mbps). Hobart had the next highest speeds with 25.8 Mbps, followed by Sydney on 25.1, Melbourne on 24.6 and Brisbane close behind on 24.4. The analysis found Perth had the slowest average download speeds during the time period, coming in at 20 Mbps.

TechSpot looked into NVIDIA's DLSS. DLSS stands for "deep learning super sampling," and it’s a new rendering technology that only works with GeForce RTX graphics cards. There are two DLSS modes, but we can only test one of them right now, the standard DLSS mode, so it’s the only one we’ll be focusing on.

Here's a cool article about retro supercomputer enthusiasts. Nearly 30 years after Silicon Graphics ruled the high-performance computing roost, its supercomputers have found themselves a new home with a small community full of enthusiasts—some of whom weren’t even alive during the company’s heyday.



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