Drunk man loses 2 USB drives with personal info of 460,000 people

Bad things can happen when you drink and USB drive. A Japanese man woke up in the street after a booze-fueled bender and realized he had lost two USB flash drives containing the personal information of over 460,000 people, reports said. The data included the names, dates of birth, phone numbers and bank account numbers of the city of Amagasaki in western Japan, according to Japan Times. After work on Tuesday, the unnamed employee went out drinking in neighboring Suita with a bag containing the two USB drives. After several hours of drinking at a bar, he came to early Wednesday on...
Picture for Drunk man loses 2 USB drives with personal info of 460,000 people
Cult of Mac

Smart gadget keeps your devices from charging themselves to death

This post is brought to you by Chargie. We know, you hate it when you wake up in the morning and your phone is warm from last night’s charging session (especially in the summer). We also hate it when you miss calls or flights when your phone dies because the battery doesn’t hold up like it used to.
Picture for Smart gadget keeps your devices from charging themselves to death

Review: SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headset

Over the years, SteelSeries has continued to deliver quality headsets with its Arctis line. And all of the company’s research and development has seemingly led up to its latest release, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headset. The Arctis Nova Pro Wireless is the pinnacle of gaming headsets from...
Picture for Review: SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headset

GameSir X3 review: The ultimate Android phone gaming controller

The GameSir X3 is the best Android phone gaming controller you can buy today, from its tactile buttons and durable design to the included case and built-in cooling. We check over 250 million products every day for the best prices. Review writing conventions be damned — I’m going to start...

Here’s How to Fix iTunes Keeps Crashing

If you get your daily dose of entertainment from iTunes, the app’s continuous crashes can be irritating. There are many possible causes that can lead your iTunes to crash. In case you have not updated iTunes to its latest version, this could be one potential cause. Or, it could be that the iTunes cache files have built up.

What Is ATX12VO? Next-Gen PSUs Explained

Our computers have changed wildly over the past 30 years. One thing that has not changed much, however, are power supply units. Sure, they're beefier, more powerful, and most importantly, more power-efficient, but they use the same connectors and overall format as the first ATX power supplies that graced the market when Intel introduced the standard in 1995. However, times change, and we're in need of something new. This is where the new ATX12VO standard comes in.

Lightning be gone! Why I cannot wait for USB-C music on my iPhone

USB-C ported iPhones are coming; that's all but certain. When, exactly, is still up for debate, but the EU says Apple must add USB-C charging ports to iPhones from 2024, and even though the UK won't actively follow the EU in enforcing this demand, it won't matter. The EU has...
The Oakland Press

Column: We can be a nation bound by the aspiration to simple values

Eighty-three years ago, Mr. Smith went to Washington. Last Tuesday, Lady Ruby did, too. Georgia election workers Ruby “Lady Ruby” Freeman and her daughter, Wandrea ArShaye Moss — “Shaye” to her friends — appeared last week before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Like the title character in Frank Capra’s 1939 film, they’ve always been guided by a simple value: serve the common good.

Think You’re Charging Your Mobile Phone This Way? Think Again.

I've been doing it wrong. I always thought that I could plug my smartphone into the usb port on my car and it would charge it. On a recent trip to Corpus Christi, I found out the hard way that is not always true. When my car died south of Eden, I was so relieved that I had my mobile phone and could call for help. Wrong. My phone was still below 10%.