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Nvidia ditches the RTX 4070 as it turns to cheaper options

The RTX 4070 is selling so poorly that Nvidia has halted production of the graphics card, a new report claims. Will this save the card, or is it totally doomed?
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Hackers are using a devious new trick to infect your devices

Two new website domain name extensions have just been launched, and hackers are already abusing them to trick people into downloading malicious files.
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Mac Pro 2023: performance, a familiar design, new displays, and more

Apple’s flagship Mac Pro computer is in line for a refresh, and 2023 is the year it could blow us all away once again. Here’s everything we expect to see.
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Microsoft just gave you a new way to stay safe from viruses

Password-protected viruses have long been a tactic for hackers to evade detection, but Microsoft has just unleashed a new way of putting them to the sword.
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Here’s why Apple’s M3 MacBook chip could destroy its rivals

A new leak has just provided our first glimpse of Apple’s upcoming M3 Mac chip, and we now know exactly why it could blow the competition out of the water.
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I don’t want a touchscreen MacBook, but this feature could convince me

A patent has just been published that shows Apple has had a superb idea for its future touchscreen Mac. If it works, it could change everything for Apple fans.
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Google just made this vital Gmail security tool completely free

If you want to protect your Gmail account from hackers and leaks, you’re in luck, as Google has just made its dark web monitoring tool free for American users.
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This clever browser extension could banish viruses for good

Staying safe online can sometimes be a hassle, but a new browser extension could protect you from malware without interrupting your day or slowing things down.
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ChatGPT tried to pass a college exam and it didn’t go well

ChatGPT can do a lot, but passing a college exam might be a step too far because it lacks the ability to think originally and creatively, research suggests.
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Slack GPT: attend meetings, summarize messages, and more

Slack is adding its own ChatGPT-like chatbot helper called Slack GPT, and it’ll be able to summarize messages, attend meetings and perfect emails for you.
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Apple’s next MacBooks and iPads could be in serious trouble

Apple might delay its next line of MacBooks and iPads -- kitted out with the upcoming M3 chip -- until 2024, if this Twitter leaker is to be believed.
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No, 1Password wasn’t hacked – here’s what really happened

1Password users recently got a worrying alert saying their password manager Secret Keys had been changed behind their backs. Yet all was not what it seemed.
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Microsoft has a new way to keep ChatGPT ethical, but will it work?

Microsoft shut down its AI ethics team in March, but the company says it’s still working on ways to keep ChatGPT and responsible and prevent further scandals.
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Is macOS more secure than Windows? This malware report has the answer

The latest malware report from Elastic Security Labs lays out the security situation for macOS, Windows and Linux -- and the results might surprise you.
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Apple’s Reality Pro headset may launch sooner than anyone expected

A new report has suggested Apple’s Reality Pro mixed-reality headset could go on sale this summer. It’s a much sooner date than anyone previously expected.
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Apple may be struggling with its next Mac chips — here’s why that matters

The chips in Apple’s next MacBooks could be facing a serious delay, with chip maker TSMC straining to meet demand in a worrying sign for MacBook and iMac fans.
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Even Microsoft thinks ChatGPT needs to be regulated — here’s why

ChatGPT and other AI tools have developed so fast that regulation is needed to keep them in check, according to a Microsoft-backed software trade group.
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Apple’s VR headset has no killer app, prominent leaker warns

Apple is taking a scattershot approach to its mixed-reality headset, with no killer app to convince customers to buy the $3,000 device, says a prominent leaker.
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The next MacBook Air could come with a major disappointment

Two new versions of the MacBook Air are just around the corner, but a new leak suggests they could come with a sizeable disappointment when they launch.
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Google’s ChatGPT rival is an ethical mess, say Google’s own workers

Google ignored employee warnings that Bard, its AI chatbot and ChatGPT rival, was a pathological liar and potentially dangerous, according to a new report.
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New leak reveals exactly how Apple’s VR headset will work

Apple’s Reality Pro headset will launch in a few weeks, but most of its software capabilities have been kept secret -- until now, as a new report reveals all.
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The RTX 4070 may get a big price cut — but there’s a catch

Want to buy an RTX 4070 graphics card? Nvidia could soon give you a tasty rebate for snapping one up, but there’s a notable catch that could ruin those hopes.
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Here’s why WWDC could be a ‘critical event’ for Apple

Apple will launch a host of new hardware and software in June at what could be the most significant WWDC show in years, with a VR headset top of the billing.
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This little-known feature is my favorite part of using a Mac and iPhone together

Using multiple Apple devices together is a seamless dream, and this one feature shows that in action. It’s a great addition to any workflow.
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Apple’s FaceTime may soon give you gesture control superpowers

Video calls are full of small annoyances, but Apple wants to lessen the pain by injecting clever gesture controls into its FaceTime app, per a new patent.
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Here’s when Apple’s AR glasses could finally go on sale

Apple’s secret augmented reality glasses are apparently back on track and have a possible release date, according to one well-connected industry analyst.
A rendering of an Apple mixed-reality headset (Reality Pro) in a gold color seen from the front.

Leak reveals how Apple VR headset’s hand tracking may work

Apple’s Reality Pro headset is almost here and we might now know how its hand-tracking feature will work, as a new patent has shown off an ingenious idea.
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Your next MacBook Air could be even faster than expected

Two fresh rumors have asserted Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air may have a more powerful chip and a sooner release date than expected. That’s exciting if it’s correct.
A rendering of an Apple mixed-reality headset (Reality Pro) in a gray color seen from the front.

Apple’s Reality Pro headset is the VR industry’s ‘last hope’

The VR headset industry is in trouble and Apple’s Reality Pro is the only hope of saving it, according to one analyst, painting a bleak picture for the future.
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Hoping for an OLED MacBook Pro? We’ve got some bad news

Apple’s MacBook Pro might not get an OLED screen until 2026, which could put it behind rival laptops. Strangely, the MacBook Air might get an OLED panel first.
A MacBook Pro on a desk with ChatGPT's website showing on its display.

Someone just used ChatGPT to generate free Windows keys

ChatGPT can do a lot, and now we can add generating valid Windows keys to the list. It shows what the chatbot is capable of if it is cleverly manipulated.
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Apple just patented a new VR headset controller — but there’s a catch

Apple’s VR headset will be revealed soon, and it may come with some unique torque-enabled hand controllers. But there are several reasons to be skeptical.
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From click wheels to trackpads, these are the best Apple designs of all time

Apple has had its fair share of superb designs over the years, but what are its greatest hits? Here, we’ve grouped all the best designs Apple has ever created.
The screen of the MacBook Air M2.

Apple could be working on a secret OLED MacBook Air

Apple is busy working on an OLED MacBook Air in a move that could help its laptop displays outshine the competition, according to a new industry report.