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China reportedly had ‘deep, persistent access’ to Japanese networks for months

Late last year, Nikkei Asia reported that Japan was planning to add thousands of personnel to its military cyber defense unit. Now, we might know why — according to a report from the Washington Post, hackers in China had “deep, persistent access” to Japanese defense networks. When the National Security Agency is said to have […]

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A $2,490 wireless podcasting kit is absurd, but at least Nomono’s sounds great

“A $3,000 podcasting kit, in this economy?” That was my first thought when I learned about Nomono’s portable recording setup last year. Since then, the price has dropped slightly to $2,490. But my main concern remains: Who needs this thing when you can get a small audio recorder and lavalier mics for far less? Still,

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YouTube’s enhanced 1080p playback option is rolling out to Premium users on the web

Viewers might see a new option in YouTube’s dropdown resolution menu on the web if they’re paying for the video hosting platform’s Premium subscription service. According to The Verge, YouTube’s 1080p playback option with “enhanced bitrate” is now available on desktop around the world. It’s located above the ordinary 1080p option in the menu, and

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Apple services are making more cash than ever, but revenue shrank for the third quarter in a row

Apple’s financials continue to be in an ever-so-slight slump. Just as we saw the last two quarters, the company suffered minor declines in revenue in its fiscal Q3 2023 — but these are minor blips for a company that is still raking in absurd amounts of money every quarter.  As has often been the case,

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Elon Musk says he’ll ask Tim Cook to lower App Store fees for X subscriptions

Elon Musk says he plans to ask Tim Cook to adjust the App Store fees X pays on subscriptions as part of a plan to boost creators earnings on the platform that was, until recently, known as Twitter. The remarks are the latest example of Musk calling out the “App Store tax” Apple takes from

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The best Windows laptops for 2023

One of the best things about the Windows PC landscape is the sheer amount of diversity. Laptops range from tiny 8-inch handhelds to huge 18-inch (or larger) gaming behemoths and beyond. And if there’s a specific feature (like a touchscreen or stylus input) that you really need, there’s a great chance you’ll be able to

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A new Samba de Amigo game is coming to Apple Arcade this month

Samba de Amigo is coming to Apple Arcade. Sega’s classic maraca-shaking rhythm franchise is seeing a renaissance this year as the new installment arrives on Apple platforms and Nintendo Switch on the same day. A VR port for Meta Quest, announced in early June, is also scheduled to launch sometime this fall. “Shake it with

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The Meta ‘Super Rumble’ game is the first of many next-gen Horizon Worlds VR titles

Meta has just launched a new game for Horizon Worlds called Super Rumble, and it’s unlike any other game released for the social VR application. Previously known as Titanborne in beta, Super Rumble is the the first game out of Meta’s in-house studio, Ouro Interactive. It could also herald a new era for the Horizon

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Twitter’s rebrand to X is causing scam alerts on Microsoft Edge

‘Twitters swift rebrand to X is generating yet another issue. As reported by Bleeping Computer, the social media platform is causing Microsoft’s Edge browser to throw up a warning, indicating some sort of security problem. It seems to be related to how Edge and other Chromium-based web browsers deal with favicons (or ‘Progressive Web App

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Google rolls out Android app streaming to Chromebooks following beta

You no longer need to try a beta to stream Android apps on your Chromebook. Google has released a Chrome OS M115 update that makes Android app streaming available to many more people. If you have Phone Hub enabled, you can run an Android app directly from your mobile device rather than installing it on

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