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Over 9,000 mining stations confiscated in Iran in past five months

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Since the beginning of the Persian calendar year (March 21, 2022), Iranian police have detected and confiscated 9,404 illegal cryptocurrency mining devices. Most of the installations, about 7,000, were confiscated in June.

Over 9,000 mining stations confiscated in Iran in past five months

The head of Tehran’s electricity distribution company, Kambiz Nazerian, told local publication Iran International that the devices were located in various districts of the capital.

In recent months, Iranian authorities have repeatedly imposed restrictions on the production of cryptocurrencies and blamed miners for the increase in demand for electricity. An intense heat wave in the summer of 2022 led to water shortages and intermittent power outages, prompting protests among the population.

Many of the mining stations were located in schools or mosques, receiving free or heavily subsidized electricity.

The Iranian government approved industrial mining in 2019. Numerous companies began to mine cryptocurrency across the country thanks to cheap electricity, and Iranian power plants saw this as an opportunity to increase their income. In January 2020, the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade issued more than 1,000 cryptocurrency mining licenses.

In addition to registered companies, some illegal miners have started using household electricity. This has created problems for the country’s electricity industry, which is already dealing with drought-induced overloads.

As a result, as part of the fight against increased demand, in May Iran banned the mining of cryptocurrencies for four months, and in June disconnected 118 already licensed miners from electricity. The embargo is expected to be lifted in September.

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Will the new Intel processors really become much more expensive? Prices for new items lit up a few hours before the announcement

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Will the new Intel processors really become much more

Intel Raptor Lake processors will be unveiled in a few hours, but now we have the opportunity to look at prices that may be in line with the recommended ones.

Will the new Intel processors really become much more expensive?  Prices for new items lit up a few hours before the announcement

The fact is that the new items were lit up in the NewEgg store, and marked as recently released. Given the size and status of this network, it is possible that the prices listed there now correspond to those that Intel itself will reveal in a few hours.

And if so, then the same price increase that the company warned about earlier will take place.

  • Core i9-13900K – $660 ($70 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i9-13900KF – $630 ($65 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i7-13700K – $450 ($40 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i7-13700KF – $430 ($45 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i5-13600K – $330 ($40 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i5-13600KF – $310 ($45 more than its predecessor)

Thus, we will get a rise in price by 10-15%. If we talk about competition with AMD, then the Ryzen 5 7600X at a price of $300 is 10% cheaper than the Core i5-13600K, the Ryzen 7 7700X at a price of $400 is more than 10% cheaper than the Core i7-13700K, and the Core i9-13900K at a price of $630 is significantly more expensive than the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, but significantly cheaper than the top-end Ryzen 9 7950X. We wrote about the performance of new AMD products yesterday.

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New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh “lipstick” mobile battery for $18

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New Xiaomi 5000 mAh lipstick mobile battery for 18

Together with the Civi 2 smartphone, Xiaomi today introduced a mobile battery in the form of “lipstick” – it’s easier to describe what the device looks like. However, for the “lipstick” it turned out to be quite large: the length is 94.5 mm, weight – 127 grams.

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

On the case there is a button, an indicator and a USB-C port. The device uses a battery size 21700 with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Xiaomi says that Civi 2 can be charged up to 80% with this mobile battery. The maximum output power is 20W (9V 2.25A).

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

The novelty is already available for purchase in China at a price of $18.

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10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial

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10 year old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 smartphones received Android 13, but not official – as part of the LineageOS project and LineageOS 20 firmware.

10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial

We are talking about an early assembly of LineageOS 20, in which a number of functions do not work: NFC, Bluetooth sound transmission during a call, memory card. Known issues are expected to be fixed as the firmware is updated.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are ten years old, and you should not expect older devices running the latest Android 13 to run smoothly. Both smartphones had flagship specs for their time, but the 1GB and 2GB of RAM in the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 might not be enough for a full system at the moment.

Recall that the basic versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were running Android 4.0.4 and 4.1.1, respectively. Android 4.3 and 4.4.4, respectively, were released as the final software versions for these smartphones.

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