May 27, 2023
Sony Xperia 1 V release date, price, specs and features

The Sony Xperia 1V is Sony’s newest flagship smartphone, and it looks like it’s playing on our best camera phone list as it’s the camera that’s seen the most upgrades.

That’s not all that’s changed since the Sony Xperia 1 IV though, as it’s certainly a more powerful phone than its predecessor.

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May 26, 2023
Apple Watch 9 could extend battery life thanks to a new processor

It looks like the Apple Watch Series 9 will likely finally get new processor tech – and that could be great news for its battery life, as the update certainly means the chip is much more efficient.

Every year, Apple introduces a new “SiP” (system-in-package) to the Apple Watch, which is a single unit that contains the processor along with all the other required major chips, such as GPS. Apple Watch Series 8 had a SiP called S8, Apple Watch Series 7 had a SiP called S7, and so on. But here’s the thing: In the S8, S7, and S6, the actual CPU part is the same, meaning the latest Apple Watch still uses key technology based on the 2019 Apple A13 phone’s CPU.

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May 25, 2023
ChatGPT may actually be good for that part of your business – but you won’t like it

With the development of generative artificial intelligence and AI writers like ChatGPT and Bard, many workers are increasingly concerned about how AI could soon take away their jobs, but one recent study suggests that may not be the case.

AND paper co-written by researchers from Stanford and MIT found that AI has increased employee productivity by nearly 14%, especially in chat and call handling, where the time it takes employees to solve a problem has been reduced.

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May 24, 2023
More fake Windows updates spread malware, so be careful what you download

Researchers warn of a new cyber-scam campaign using fake Windows updates to trick victims into downloading and running Aurora infostelaer on their devices.

Malwarebytes experts recently discovered a malicious advertising campaign that uses pop-under ads to deliver a malware loader.

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May 23, 2023
This innocent-looking screenshot of Google I/O gives a terrifying glimpse into the future of SEO and online publishing

Around 30 minutes into Google I/O 23 this week, Aparna Pappu, vice president and general manager of Google Workspacecasually launched a Google Docs document as part of her presentation on how to do it artificial intelligence as a collaborator, it happens Documents, Slides AND Linen (I love the fact that it’s called Duet, a bit more poetic than Microsoft’s Copilot.)

The first, ironically, is for the job description (one of the most popular use cases, she joked). For a split second when help me write a window will pop up, it displays text that reads “fashion blog post in a quirky tone”. Blink and you might miss it.

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May 22, 2023
Bots now account for almost half of all internet traffic, and that’s very bad news for our security

The bot movement, or more precisely, the evil bot movement, is reaching new all-time highs, threatening everyone’s cybersecurity, according to new research.

Imperva Bad Bot’s 2023 report found that in 2022, nearly half (47.4%) of all internet traffic came from bots, up 5.1% year-on-year. At the same time, the share of passenger traffic fell to 52.6%, which is the lowest level in eight years.

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May 21, 2023
One of the best PS5 games is coming to PS Plus this month, eclipsing Game Pass

The PS Plus games catalog continues to gain momentum as some high-profile PS5 games hit the service next week.

It’s a stellar month for PS5 for sure, as a total of 24 games will be available to users on May 16 at the standard PS Plus subscription price. There are some real gems here, including some of the best PS5 games like Rachet and Clank: Split AND Guard dogs: Legion.

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May 20, 2023
Good Omens Season 2 will officially launch on Prime Video in July

Good omen season two is coming, and with it another series of episodes continuing the book-to-tv adaptation of the first season on Prime Video.

Amazon has announced a release date July 28, 2023, which means there are only a few months left before the space comedy returns to our screens. Based on the 1990 novel co-written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the first season Good omen follows the trials of an angel and a demon to prevent the apocalypse and maintain a comfortable lifestyle on Earth.

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May 19, 2023
What’s new in 1 minute: Everything you need to know about Google Pixel Fold

What’s the story?

The Pixel Fold is Google’s first ever foldable phone, comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. It was announced at Google I/O 2023 and can be pre-ordered now ahead of its June launch. It costs $1,799 / £1,749 (no Australian release planned).

What do I need to know about it?

It has a large 7.6-inch curved screen with a fast 120Hz refresh rate and a 5.8-inch external display for one-handed operation when closed. Inside is a Tensor G2 processor (same as the new Pixel 7a) and 12GB of RAM, which should keep things smooth and fast.

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May 18, 2023
Ransomware attacks are getting better at encrypting data

According to a new report, ransomware operators are getting better at encrypting data during attacks, which is causing additional headaches for IT teams trying to counter the attack.

Status of Sophos ransomware (opens in a new tab) A 2023 report, based on a vendor-neutral survey of 3,000 cybersecurity and IT leaders, found that in three-quarters (76%) of ransomware attacks, cybercriminals succeeded in encrypting data – the highest percentage since Sophos began tracking this index three years ago.

High recovery costs for those who pay

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