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Apple just gave Mac gamers a big reason to be excited

Apple could soon launch a Mac gaming revolution, and a quiet update to a developer toolkit shows exactly why gamers should be very excited for the future.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air placed on a desk.

Intel chips held back the 15-inch MacBook Air, Apple says

Apple has claimed the 15-inch MacBook Air might not exist if it wasn’t for its own Apple silicon chips, in an apparent jab at Intel’s past processor efforts.
The Mac Studio and Studio Display on a desk.

Your next Mac monitor could have this genius new feature

Apple has been working on a slate of secret Mac monitors, according to a new leak, and one of them could be a clever addition to Apple’s product lineup.
The Caviar 18-karat gold version of Apple's Vision Pro headset with its front plate in place, seen from the side.

This $40K Vision Pro mod adds 18K gold to Apple’s headset

Apple’s Vision Pro is super expensive, but one company has just revealed an 18-karat version costing a cool $40,000. It takes the price to absurd new heights.
Three iPhones side-by-side show the Apollo app for Reddit. On-screen are messages allowing users to decline a refund for their subscription, a thank you message, and a set of special wallpapers.

The final days of Apollo bring a surge of support in protest of Reddit

Apollo subscribers will be able to decline a refund after the app shuts down, in order to protest the heavy-handed tactics Reddit deployed against client apps.
A laptop screen shows the home page for ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence chatbot.

81% think ChatGPT is a security risk, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of people responding to a Malwarebytes survey worry that ChatGPT is a security risk, with many also finding it deeply untrustworthy.
A slide of Xcode running on MacOS Monterey at Apple's WWDC 2021 event

Apple’s ChatGPT rival may automatically write code for you

Apple might be poised to enter the artificial intelligence chatbot race, but not in the way you’d expect. Here’s how the company could take on ChatGPT.
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iMac 27-inch: Everything we know about Apple’s larger, more powerful iMac

The iMac Pro is dead and gone -- or is it? Apple could bring it back as the high-end sibling to the 24-inch iMac. If it does, here’s everything we could see.
Apple's John Ternus stands next to an image of the 15-inch MacBook Air at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

Major leak reveals every secret Mac Apple is working on

Apple jealously guards its secret upcoming products, but a new report has revealed everything it’s working on -- including a new version of a long-dead Mac.
The Duck Player feature of DuckDuckGo's Windows web browser, showing a video being played.

DuckDuckGo’s Windows browser is here to protect your privacy

Worried about the ways you’re tracked online? DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused web browser has just arrived on Windows, and you can try the free public beta today.
An Apple MacBook laptop with the macOS Ventura background wallpaper and the notch seen at the top of the display.

Apple may soon eliminate the notch from your Mac and iPhone

Sick of the notch on your Mac or iPhone? Apple is working on a way to get rid of it for good, while still keeping all the Face ID goodness you know and love.
A person repairing a MacBook using Apple's self-service repair kit.

Apple will now let you repair more Macs and iPhones yourself

Apple’s Self Service Repair program is expanding to include a slate of recent Macs and iPhones, bringing official parts, tools, and manuals to more devices.
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This web browser integrates ChatGPT in a fascinating new way

ChatGPT has been built into Opera One, a new browser that weaves artificial intelligence into its fabric. Could it give Chrome and Edge a run for their money?
A person typing on a laptop that is showing the ChatGPT generative AI website.

ChatGPT can now generate working Windows 11 keys for free

A Twitter user has found a clever way to use ChatGPT to create free Windows 11 Pro keys with just a simple prompt -- but there’s a notable catch involved.
A hand holding the RTX 4090 GPU.

Nvidia RTX 4090 cables may be melting in a worrying new way

Reports have frequently claimed that Nvidia’s RTX 4090 cables are prone to melting, and now a user says it’s happening in an alarming new way. What’s going on?
Apple's John Ternus stands next to an image of the 15-inch MacBook Air at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023.

There’s great news if you want to buy Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air

Despite skepticism over whether the 15-inch MacBook Air is worth your cash, new testing shows a whole bunch of ways it outperforms Apple’s 13-inch model.
15-inch MacBook Air shown at WWDC 2023.

The 15-inch MacBook Air repeats one of Apple’s worst mistakes

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air comes with a familiar problem that proves Apple still hasn’t learned from its past mistakes. Here’s what you need to know.
A person tries on an Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset in an Apple Store, with an Apple employee alongside them.

Apple may be forced to change the Vision Pro headset’s name

Apple may regret picking the Vision Pro name for its new headset, as a rival firm has already trademarked it. And it’s not the only headache Apple is facing.
Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air on a desk, with macOS Sonoma running on its display.

Apple’s next MacBook Air could be a huge step forward

The 15-inch MacBook Air has only just come to light, but Apple is already working on a next-generation upgrade with an M3 chip -- and it may change everything.
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Apple’s macOS Sonoma has a game-changing feature — literally

Apple may have finally found a way to fix gaming on the Mac, and while there are still hurdles to overcome, I’m full of hope for the future. Here’s why.
15-inch MacBook Air shown at WWDC 2023.

Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Air is bigger, but not necessarily better

Apple has launched a 15-inch MacBook Air, partnering it up with the existing 13-inch model and making it the latest addition to Apple’s bustling laptop lineup.
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These ingenious ideas could help make AI a little less evil

The winners of Mozilla’s Responsible AI Challenge contain a bunch of fantastic ideas that could put AI to good use in making the world a much better place.
The Reddit app icon on an iOS Home screen.

Reddit could kill my favorite app — and that’s a problem for everyone

Reddit is trying to charge third-party apps an obscene amount to use its data, and it could have wide-ranging effects on all the apps you love. Here’s why.
A woman wearing a virtual reality headset against an orange background.

All the reasons I’m excited (and worried) for Apple’s Reality Pro headset

Apple’s Reality Pro headset is nearly here, and I’m excited to see what Apple has in store. But I’m also concerned that it could be a huge flop. Here’s why.
A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

This critical exploit could let hackers bypass your Mac’s defenses

Security researchers at Microsoft have found an exploit that could let hackers bypass one of your Mac’s most important defenses -- it’s time to update now.
Apple's Tim Millet presents the Apple silicon A14 Bionic chip.

Apple M3 chip: faster speeds, better efficiency, and more

The M3 chip may be a next-generation leap for Apple silicon and Apple’s future Macs. Here’s everything we know, from release dates to performance expectations.
The inside of a PC build, showing an Asus graphics card with hidden cables and power connectors.

This neat idea could stop your GPU cables from melting — but there’s a catch

Asus thinks it has an idea to save your graphics card cables from melting, but there is a pretty significant catch. Will it work, or does it miss the mark?
A person's hand holding a smartphone. The smartphone is showing the website for the ChatGPT generative AI.

Is ChatGPT creating a cybersecurity nightmare? We asked the experts

ChatGPT can help novice coders create vicious malware, but does this herald a cyber apocalypse or is the problem overblown? We asked the experts to find out.
Generative AI in Google Search.

Google’s ChatGPT rival just launched in search. Here’s how to try it

Google’s Search Generative Experience is an AI makeover for search that just launched in the U.S. Here’s how to try out the company’s attempt to beat ChatGPT.
Nvidia's RTX 4060 Ti graphics card against a black and green background.

Literally no one wants to buy Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti

A damning new report says there is zero consumer interest in Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti GPU, with only one person bothering to show up to its launch in Japan.
A mountainous landscape at night with the Northern Lights in the sky, a lake in the foreground, and a person standing under a rock archway on the right. This image was made with Adobe Photoshop's Generative Fill tool.

This new Photoshop tool could bring AI magic to your images

Adobe has introduced a new AI tool to Photoshop that could revolutionize how you edit all your images. But will it be a potent misinformation weapon too?
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Nvidia GPUs see massive price hike and huge demand from AI

Nvidia’s AI-focused GPUs are so in demand that the company has been forced to ramp up prices and delay delivery. Does this mean another shortage is on the way?
A living room showing Cooler Master's Sneaker X custom PC, alongside a TV, table, chairs, and other accoutrements.

Cooler Master’s bizarre gaming shoe costs a cool $6,000

Custom PCs often come in strange shapes, and Cooler Master’s new shoe-shaped Sneaker X arrives hot on the heels of its previous experimental gaming efforts.
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Hackers may have stolen the master key to another password manager

KeePass is a popular password manager, but it is vulnerable to a newly discovered exploit that could let hackers steal your master password in plain text.