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The Crypto Market Liquidity Dries Up Thanks to Feds Resuming Rate Hike

Too Long; Didn't ReadThe US Federal Reserve remarked in a press release this week its intention to raise the interest rate benchmark by 25 basis points, resulting in a new target range of between 5.25% and 5.5%. Bitcoin’s 7-day average trading volume hit a 30-month low last week, plunging to levels that were previously witnessed before BTC broke $20K back in December 2020. Clearly, market participants remain largely inactive. Sam Altman's recently launched World Coin has received mixed reactions, with some praising the…

How researchers broke ChatGPT and what it could mean for future AI development

The authors used an open-source AI system to target the black-box LLMs from OpenAI, Google, and Anthropic for the experiment. These companies have created foundational models on which they've built their respective AI chatbots, ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude. Since the launch of ChatGPT last fall, some users have looked for ways to get the chatbot to generate malicious content. This led OpenAI, the company behind GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, the LLMS used in ChatGPT, to put stronger guardrails in place. This is why you can't go to

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 hands-on: These 3 upgrades make it ready for wider appeal

Jason Hiner/ZDNETIf you've previously owned a foldable phone or you've long been tempted to make the switch from the flagship phone you carry every day, then the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5ZDNET RECOMMENDS Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 The latest phone-to-tablet foldable from the Galaxy maker features a lighter and thinner design, among other small changes that add up. The 3 key upgradesThe Fold 5 doesn't have flashy new features like the Flex Window on Samsung's new Flip 5 or major design departures like the square-ish form

These US senators want to shake up Big Tech regulation

The Digital Protection Commission would work alongside the Federal Trade Commission to oversee mergers and acquisitions to ensure fair competition. This year, Microsoft's acquisition of gaming company, Activision Blizzard caught the attention of the FTC due to shady business practices on Microsoft's end.The two senators also mentioned how the average American falls victim to Big Tech by being forced to offer up copious amounts of personal data to use their platforms. Lax regulations for storing and handling American

The ‘X’ Factor | HackerNoon

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Why are Cryptocurrency Banks so Unsustainable? What Crypto-enthusiasts Say

Too Long; Didn't ReadAs a result of surveys, we see that most crypto bank products appeal to higher-than-banked returns. Another part offers high-yield strategies in exchange for a deep dive into high-risk financial instruments. At the same time, most of the crypto audience interested in cryptocurrencies are people with minimal amount of free money (up to $100/month) and high fear of losing it. They do not want to learn market instruments and at the same time dream of making cryptocurrency their main source of income.…

Samsung mobile boss expects foldables to account for more premium phone sales

This is because, globally, more consumers are holding on to their existing phones longer before upgrading them, the Samsung President said. More consumers want well-made or premium products that they can use longer before upgrading. "We are seeing this pattern across the globe. More consumers are showing a preference for a 'complete' product that they can use for a long period of time," Roh said."We are also observing that customers are spending more time on their phones. For instance, if they use their phones for an

Samsung’s Q2 profit drops 95% as chip downturn continues

Corinne Reichert/ZDNETSamsung's operating profit nosedived in the second quarter from the heavy losses incurred by its chip division but solid performances from its other businesses allowed the company to remain profitable.The South Korean tech giant said it recorded 60 trillion won in revenue and 0.67 trillion won in operating profit, a drop of 22% and 95%, respectively, from a year ago.Samsung's chip division, or Device Solutions Division, recorded a steep operating loss of 4.36 trillion won, though it was an…

Will a soured Goldman Sachs-Apple deal leave bad taste for Apple Card users?

Maria Diaz/ZDNETHave you ever struggled to dispute an issue with your Apple Card? You're not alone. Navigating Apple Card disputes through Goldman Sachs has proven to be notoriously difficult. Add this customer dissatisfaction to Goldman Sachs' subprime problem and the bank's crumbling relationship with Apple, and Apple Card users have reason to be concerned. Goldman Sachs, which partnered with Apple to create the Apple Card, Apple Savings account, and Apple Pay Later, appears to be reconsidering its partnership with…

My favorite filtered water bottle transforms nasty water into clean drinking water instantly

The Grayl GeoPress 24 oz water purifier bottle. Katherine Betteridge/ZDNETI get to spend a fair bit of time outdoors testing things like power stations and solar panels, but a side effect of that is not only that I use a fair bit of outdoor gear while I'm outdoors, I get asked about other kit that I use.And a common question lately has been related to water: What system do I use to purify water when I'm away from a convenient faucet? Also: This portable battery station can power your home for 2 weeksThe system I find…