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Over the past few days, the security world has been abuzz with the discovery of a backdoor snuck into a compression utility called xz-utils. While this backdoor was effectively a near miss, getting caught before it became pervasive, it goes to show that with a bit of social engineering and laying low for a while, you... Read more...
LinkedIn is experimenting with the idea of bringing TikTok style short-form video to its business-centric social network. The Microsoft-owned social media network is playing around with the video shorts idea in hopes it will bolster video content in a timely and easily discoverable manner. It is no secret that... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox product line is going through some changes, with the company's newfound desire to port previously exclusive titles to PlayStation. Regardless, anyone who sticks to playing Xbox games on the Xbox may soon have a new option as well. A series of leaked images purport to show Microsoft's unannounced white... Read more...
It hasn't been a full two months since Apple's Vision Pro headset released to retail, but that's apparently enough time for it to go on sale. Sorta, kinda, that isApple is not offering the Vision Pro for a discount (not yet, anyway), but the folks at Woot, which is owned by Amazon, are offering up Apple's high-tech... Read more...
A new image captured by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has astronomers excited about magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), as well as it hinting at a hidden jet. The image showed Sgr A* in polarized light for the first time, revealing a magnetic... Read more...
If you happen to own anything that's been signed by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, it could bring in quite the haul at auction. We saw this a couple of years ago when an Apple computer check endorsed by both co-founders Jobs and Steve Wozniak sold for $163,929 (including buyer fees), and now a slightly more... Read more...
It's well known among enthusiasts that AMD's Ryzen processors benefit tremendously from high memory clocks, especially in multi-threaded applications. This isn't down to the memory bandwidth increase (although that can help), but more about the increased clock rate for the CPU's Infinity Fabric. That means that the... Read more...
Capcom should be basking in the glory of Dragons Dogma 2 launch, which has been met with record breaking sales numbers on Steam and is being lauded by critics as it sits with a metacritic score of 87. Unfortunately, it seems the company has managed to anger a large chunk of the gaming community with the... Read more...
Neuralinks first patient showed off his Jedi mind tricks on Elon Musks X platform via a livestream. During the livestream, 29-year-old Nolan Arbaugh said he has been able to play chess and Civilization VI thanks to the Neuralink brain implant. Arbaugh was chosen as the first human trial patient to receive a... Read more...
Aftergiving up on the idea of making an entire car, Apple now appears to be focused on making sure they still get a piece of the automotive market with CarPlay in 2024. According the Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple is currently working on an updated version of CarPlay that the company hopes will help it better compete... Read more...
Qualcomm today introduced a cheaper version of its flagship mobile silicon, which it's calling the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3. The idea is to offer "the most sought-after 8 series capabilities" to a wider range of premium Android smartphones. That specifically includes on-device generative AI features with support for large... Read more...
Some people have claimed that AI is a fad, or a flash in the pan. It's easy to understand the perspective; the hype around the explosion of generative AI feels similar to the hype around previous fads, like 3D TVs or the metaverse. AI isn't a fad, though. It is already transforming every single part of the tech... Read more...
NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captured images of Jupiter, which show off the giant planets cyclones, wind shear, and violent storms churning in its atmosphere. Hubble monitors Jupiter and the other outer solar system planets each year under the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy Program (OPAL), in order to document the... Read more...
Before we get into today's news, we should set the stage: Pocketpair is a small Japanese game developer with a few minor successes under its belt. Most people, particularly outside of Japan, have probably never heard of any of Pocketpair's previous games, like Unity-engine survival-craft title Craftopia or the rather... Read more...
An incredibly rare prototype of the Atari Cosmos from the collection of Pong creator Allan Alcorn is up for auction. Also up for auction is a handful of other iconic Atari video games, such as a Pong arcade game, and a Space Race arcade game. While games like Space Invaders and Pong are extremely simplistic by... Read more...
It's only really in the last decade that small form factor builds have come into their own. Time was that building a small PC meant using meager hardware and forgoing fancy expansion cards. Now that everything is integrated onto the motherboard or the CPU package itself, and thanks to the proliferation of compact... Read more...
SpaceXs third flight test of Starship is deemed a huge success by the company, even though the spacecraft was lost during reentry. The intent was never to recover Starship, but the hopes were it would survive reentry and then be destroyed as it slammed into the Indian Ocean. Starship launched from SpaceXs Starbase... Read more...
Things have been rough in the AAA gaming space over the last few years, and arguably the last decade. There's been a lot of turnover, as a good number of legendary studios have closed their doors and many others were shuttered before they even got a chance to shine. A high rate of turnover combined with a... Read more...
Against Apple's repeated and strenuous objections, the European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) kicked in earlier this month. Among other things, the DMA will force Apple to relax its iron grip on iOS software distribution just a little. It has unlocked the ability for users in Europe to install alternative app... Read more...
In case haven't noticed, the cryptocurrency market is on an upswing led by Bitcoin's surge to record highs over the past couple of weeksit's now trading at around $73,000. Historically speaking, as Bitcoin goes, so does the entire crypto scene. Fortunately, miners don't pose a threat to the supply of graphics cards... Read more...
You might be tempted to leave your laptop plugged in while not in use to ensure that the battery will always be topped off. After all, battery life is paramount to the laptop form factor, otherwise it's a glorified desktop replacement. However, despite your good intentions and the seeming logic of keeping a laptop's... Read more...
Microsoft has had to rein in its Copilot AI tool after a staff engineer wrote to the Federal Trade Commission about concerns over Copilot spitting out violent, sexual, and other inappropriate images. The self-proclaimed whistleblower also claimed he met last month with Senate staffers to share his... Read more...
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