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CCleaner may damage or remove third-party software when uninstalled. The company commented on the issue

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The CCleaner application, despite its controversy and a number of unfavorable stories for software, remains very popular. However, the other day, the application again became the protagonist of a story that would not benefit him.

CCleaner may damage or remove third-party software when uninstalled.  The company commented on the issue

A few days ago, a user on a Reddit forum revealed that removing CCleaner from his PC resulted in most of the software being automatically removed or corrupted.

CCleaner 5.91 removed most of my software when I uninstalled CCleaner from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

While uninstalling, I saw in the progress bar that some MSI, Steam and Origin files were being removed, and after it was completed, I saw that Adobe reader, Afterburner, Aida64, Steam, Origin, Discord, HDsentinel and other applications were damaged (not completely removed) . I had to spend another two hours to reinstall them and completely scan my computer for malware

It turned out that this is not some random bug. The fact is that this user had the CCleaner application installed in D: Applications, which also hosted many other programs. The application simply cleared the directory after itself, which was confirmed by the developers.

That CCleaner should remove everything from its installation directory is, under normal circumstances, exactly what you would want CCleaner to do. Not just the files from the original install manifest, but any updates, log files, and so on so that it doesn’t leave any trace behind

The user was not satisfied with the company’s explanation, raising a quite reasonable question as to why CCleaner does not check what exactly it removes.

In any case, the final position of the company is as follows:

The default behavior of CCleaner during installation is to create a new “CCleaner” folder, so at the time of uninstallation, everything in this folder can be deleted without problems. In the case described in this article, the user would have to intentionally bypass this behavior and either choose to install CCleaner in a folder they currently use for other purposes, or later use the “CCleaner” folder for something other than its intended use. . We believe that only a minority of customers will likely be affected by this issue, however we can confirm that we are working on an update that will prevent it from occurring in the future.

That is, the company, on the one hand, says that the user is partially to blame for what happened, and on the other hand, he understands that this should not be so and is already working on solving the problem. In the meantime, if you use CCleaner and would like to remove it, make sure that the application is not adjacent to any others in the folder.

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Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

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Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling

US engineers have come up with a new way to cool semiconductor products, which does not involve the use of a thermal interface. Conformal coating in laboratory conditions has demonstrated its high efficiency in comparison with traditional methods of heat removal.

Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

Electronic devices heat up during operation, and the greater the power, the stronger the heating, all other things being equal. This problem is especially acute with the miniaturization of devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a new efficient way to remove heat from semiconductor products.

Usually, a radiator is connected to the hottest places of the microcircuit through a thermal interface. For example, thermal paste. Instead, American scientists proposed to cover the entire device with a thin layer of polymer insulator, and “fill” it with a layer of copper on top, completely repeating the shape of the device. This conformal coating is in close contact with the device and effectively removes heat from it.

Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

“We compared our coatings to standard heat dissipation methods. It turned out that our method dissipates 740% more power per unit volume.one of the researchers explained.

It is expected that in the future this invention will make electronic devices, including telephones and computers, more powerful and compact.

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US military space intelligence to spend ‘billions of dollars’ buying satellite imagery from commercial companies

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US military space intelligence to spend billions of dollars buying

The US National Space Reconnaissance Office announced the largest ever contracts worth “billions of dollars” for the purchase of satellite imagery from commercial companies. There are three such companies – BlackSky, Maxar and Planet.

US military space intelligence to spend 'billions of dollars' buying satellite imagery from commercial companies

“These contracts, which are valued in the billions of dollars and will run for the next 10 years, represent a historic expansion of commercial imagery purchases by the National Space Intelligence Agency.”the agency said in a statement.

The exact amount of contracts is not called. It is noted that they are concluded for five years with the possibility of an additional extension until 2032.

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Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery. Tecno Pova 3 introduced

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Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery Tecno Pova 3

Tecno introduced the Pova 3 smartphone, which boasts a huge battery and a huge screen.

Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery.  Tecno Pova 3 introduced

The novelty received a 6.9-inch 90-Hz IPS display with Full HD + resolution. The battery capacity is 7000 mAh. Samsung has stopped experimenting with such smartphones, so it is very, very difficult to find something like this on the market.

The heart of the novelty is the SoC MediaTek Helio G88. There are 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of flash memory. The main camera is represented primarily by a 50-megapixel main sensor, and the other two can be left out, as these are just “plugs” with a resolution of 2 megapixels. The resolution of the front camera is 8 megapixels.

Huge cheap smartphone with a giant battery.  Tecno Pova 3 introduced

From the rest, we can note stereo speakers, a design diluted with a vertical stripe, 25-watt charging and 10-watt reverse charging. By the way, for some reason, a 33-watt charger comes with the device, so this value appears in some promotional materials, which is confusing.

In the Philippines, where the smartphone first debuted, it costs just $172.

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Netflix hid nine NFTs in its Love, Death + Robots series

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Netflix hid nine NFTs in its Love Death Robots

The third season of Love, Death & Robots premiered on Netflix last Friday. The service prepared a surprise and placed QR codes in different places and episodes that allow you to “mint” NFTs.

Netflix hid nine NFTs in its Love, Death + Robots series

Minting, also often referred to as minting, is the process of creating a non-fungible token and “registering” it on the blockchain. Usually, in order to “mint” NFT, you need to pay a network fee. After that, information about the non-fungible token and its author will be included in the blockchain.

The most popular NFT minting network is Ethereum. In February 2022, the amount of non-fungible ETH tokens used for minting reached a maximum.

The action is calledHunting 101“. The point is that the organizers hid 9 different NFTs in the form of QR codes. And the task of the viewer is to find them.

NFTs can be found both in the digital world of the series and in the real world: for example, on billboards and billboards.

When the user has found and scanned the QR code, it is necessary to mint the token through a smart contract. Or the second option is to simply download the JPEG image to your device.

According to the show’s official OpenSea account, viewers have only found three NFTs so far.

The number of tokens is not limited. This means that any user can find the same QR code and mint the NFT. The company does not charge for this. But in order to transfer NFT to your Metamask wallet, you need to pay for gas on the Ethereum network.

Further, the user can keep the tokens for himself for the collection, or resell on OpenSea. Now the average price of an NFT from Netflix is ​​0.0031 ETH (about $30).

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