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Incredible gaming PC built into a DIY glass desk.

This stunning DIY gaming PC dream machine is made of glass

Check out this stunning, handmade, gaming PC; a dream machine that's made of glass, to show off its high-performance hardware with enough room to add a plant.
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This free service just hit a huge website security milestone

A major milestone has been reached in website security thanks to free certificates provided by a little-known non-profit organization called Let's Encrypt.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card is shown flying over green perspective lines.

Nvidia RTX 4080 costs too much, recent survey shows

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4080 might be significantly overpriced despite its incredible performance according to results from a recent, large survey.
An Illustration shows a programmer busy with a laptop and several monitors.

Hackers’ Cyber Monday deals will be unbelievably good

Beware the deal that looks to good to be true because hackers know you're eager for big discounts on great products, the perfect recipe for a scam.
The Quest Pro has great hand-tracking capabilities.

These are the apps that have kept me glued to the Quest Pro

Here's a list of top Meta Quest Pro apps to help make the most of your new VR headset for work, creative fun, fitness, and gaming.
fake irs emails are delivering dangerous new malware this tax season 1040 form being filled out

Major tax services are sending your data to Meta and Google

A new report claims Meta and Google are being sent your tax filing information, including names, amounts along with ad tracking data, a serious privacy breach.
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Hacker ranks explode — here’s how you can protect yourself

Microsoft's Digital Defense report warns of a wave of new hackers and cybersecurity threats and tells you how to stop them.
a faceless hacker in a black hoodie in front of a computer screen with lines of code on it

Hackers sink to new low by stealing Discord accounts in ransomware attacks

AXLocker is a new ransomware attack that not only encrypts your files -- it also attempts to steal your Discord account, giving you 48 hours to respond.
Woman using a laptop next to a latte.

Hackers target your holiday shopping with new phishing scam

Don't get fooled by this new and devious phishing scam that promises a free gift but instead collects your information and takes your money.
A pair of glasses rests on a desk in front of multiple computer monitors filled with code.

Beware — even Mac open-source apps can contain malware

Your Mac isn't completely immune to hackers so watch out for this sneaky malware threat that pretends to be a helpful open-source app.
A woman wears Vuzix Ultralight AR glasses.

Vuzix Ultralite AR glasses last up to two days on a single charge

Vuzix Ultralite AR smart glasses weigh just 38 grams and last up to two days on a single charge thanks to advanced display technology.
Nvidia-powered laptop showing Nividia components highlighted, running Red Dead Redemption.

Nvidia RTX 4050 impresses in first benchmark leak

The laptop version of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4050 has been spotted with performance gains posted in an early benchmark test leak.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 chip case is held in hand.

AR glasses will have a dedicated Qualcomm chip in 2023

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 chipset might be the missing ingredient that makes slim and powerful AR glasses that are more popular in 2023.
Razer Blade 14 front view showing display and keyboard deck.

Razer quadruples the Blade 14’s USB speed with a simple software update

The Razer Blade 14 is getting a huge transfer speed boost with a USB 4 port upgrade but there's no additional hardware needed since it's a software update.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is shown along with a hand holding the power cable adapter.

Asus’ latest move might save your RTX 4090 from melting

Asus might have a solution to prevent your Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 from catching on fire or melting, but not everyone qualifies for this free offer.
Apple's Tim Cook at an Apple event

Apple is busily hiring hundreds for upcoming AR/VR headset

Apple’s hiring freeze isn’t stopping AR/VR headset progress as hundreds of jobs are available and top managers are getting moved to get ready for a 2023 launch.
Acer Predator Orion 7000 sitting on a table.

It’s not just you: Microsoft confirms Windows 11 is having gaming issues

Microsoft has confirmed that the latest version of Windows 11 is causing a lag when running certain games and apps a month after the 22H2 update was released.
A render of Apple's VR headset.

Apple’s top-secret AR/VR headset may begin production soon

Apple’s mixed-reality headset is reportedly in manufacturing validation, indicating this powerful AR and VR headset will begin production soon.
Alan Truly is writing using a Quest Pro with a paiered keyboard and mouse.

This hidden feature in the Meta Quest Pro could arrive soon

The Meta Quest Pro Touch Controllers could be getting a great new feature soon that will change how you use your VR headset.
Creative Electron took an x-ray scan of Meta's Quest Pro VR headset.

Meta Quest Pro teardown reveals some big surprises

A teardown of Meta's Quest Pro reveals why the headset costs so much and uncovers a few big surprises about the headset, battery, and controllers.
A black fedora rests on top of newspapers infected with spreading green lines..

Hackers are infiltrating news websites to spread malware

The latest cybersecurity attack takes advantage of your trust in news sites and your browser to trick you into downloading malware.
Alan Truly captures a 3D model of a figurine with an iPhone 13 Pro Max

I used an app to create 3D models with my iPhone, and it’s shockingly great

A new iPhone app that's coming soon makes it easy for anyone to create 3D models — and it doesn't require LiDAR or an iPhone Pro.
Meta Quest Pro Horizon Workrooms example has been altered with unhappy emojis over the avatars.

Some Quest Pro early adopters are shipping it back to Meta

The Meta Quest Pro might prove to be a love-it-or-hate-it VR headset as some early adopters have been disappointed enough to ship it back for a refund.
Apple One More Thing Event Tim Cook

Bad news — Apple could delay new Macs and MacBooks until 2023

New MacBooks, a Mac mini, and a Mac Pro may be delayed for several months according to a new rumor, but how long will Apple hold back the updated M2 computers?
Apple Seurity Research website has resources for bug bounty hunters.

Apple Security Research website launches to protect your Mac

Apple is making it easier to research security flaws in macOS and iOS with its new website, which also serves as a reporting hub and information resource.
Microsoft OneDrive files can sync between a PC and a phone.

It’s not just you — Microsoft admits its patches broke OneDrive

If OneDrive just started crashing and giving error messages on your computer, it might be Microsoft's fault since a recent update caused the problem.
The NexPad perches on your laptop's screen.

This portable touchscreen perches on your laptop’s display

The NexPad is a portable touchscreen monitor that rises above the level of your laptop screen for better ergonomic ease and an expanded workspace.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

Here’s how much faster Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is at cracking passwords

You need to start using 2FA and a password manager since the latest research shows how much faster Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is at cracking passwords.
A person wearing a Meta Quest Pro headset interacts with VR.

Meta Quest Pro reviewers came away impressed by these three things

Meta's Quest Pro is out and early reviewers shared what they liked and a few concerns after spending some time using this new premium VR headset.
A faceless hooded hacker busily types on a laptop.

Typos can get you hacked in latest cybersecurity threat

Fake websites look just like the real ones, but steal your logins, harvest cryptocurrency, and infect your computer and phone in the latest cybersecurity threat.
Meta gave an example of what you can see when wearing a Quest Pro.

Are Quest Pro’s virtual screens actually better than real monitors?

The first impressions of using the Quest Pro's virtual screens indicate some impressive results.
Mac privacy tips: 1Password

Passwords are hard and people are lazy, new report shows

Survey finds that online security is too difficult and most of us simply won't bother with multiple,strong and unique passwords.
AMD 3D V-Cache chip is shown over a coppery background.

AMD 7000X3D V-Cache CPUs could challenge Intel at CES 2023

A new leak suggests AMD’s second-generation 3D V-Cache processors might debut at CES in January, this time bringing extra power to more than one CPU.
A render is shown of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070.

Nvidia RTX 4070 renders show it’s not just a rebranded RTX 4080 12GB

It looks like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 12GB won't be rebadged as an RTX 4070 after all based on the latest leaks images that show a different design.