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Your Windows 11 screenshots may not be as private as you thought

Windows 11's default screenshot app, the Snipping Tool, has a bug that can leave portions of your cropped screenshots intact and recoverable.
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ChatGPT was down nearly all day, chat history still in progress

An outage struck ChatGPT for most of the day, including on OpenAI's paid service, ChatGPT Plus.
hacoa ki board wireless wooden keyboard is a made of wood

This gorgeous, all-wood keyboard must be seen to be believed

Hacoa's Full Ki-Board brings spirit to your typing with a beautiful wooden design that houses a wireless mechanical keyboard for your PC, Mac, iPad, or phone.
A woman using a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop.

Dell’s first Windows 11 ARM laptop is priced like a Chromebook

Dell's new Inspiron 14 might be the budget ARM laptop you've been looking for, with long battery life, plenty of ports, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Jasper AI's robot mascot stands on a desk by a computer.

Jasper AI: how to use the ChatGPT alternative now

Jasper AI is a ChatGPT alternative that caters to businesses and offers writing help that comes with customer support and customization options.
GrammarlyGO's Rewrite for Length feature is shown.

Grammarly’s new ChatGPT-like AI generator can do a lot more than proofread your writing

GrammarlyGO is a new generative text feature, like ChatGPT, but safer and more personalized. It will soon be rolling out to the Grammarly app and extension.
A man stands outside wearing a VR headset holds a mesh screen.

What is screen door effect in VR?

The screen door effect is an annoying problem for VR gamers affecting Meta Quest, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Sony PSVR2 headsets. Why's it so hard to eliminate?
Google Workspace in Firefox on a Windows laptop.

5 things I love in the Google Docs redesign

Google Docs and all the Google Workspace apps are getting a refreshed look that's easy on the eyes, and here's why I'm excited about the changes.
Playing a fitness game in VR with the Quest Pro.

Meta Quest Pro vs. Quest 2: a clear choice for VR gaming

Meta's Quest Pro VR headset costs less now and brings better quality and comfort, but does that justify the higher price versus the still great Quest 2?
Microsoft Edge browser showing Bing Chat on an iPhone.

Microsoft is already expanding Bing Chat to Skype and phones

Bing Chat is going mobile as Microsoft capitalizes on AI interest by rolling out new features to the Edge browser, Bing, and Skype apps.
Microsoft Edge browser is open on an iPhone.

You could be creeped out by Bing Chat on the go soon

Bing Chat has been spotted on smartphones, and Microsoft might also be adding advertising soon, suggesting access to AI search could expand soon.
A sad robot holds a kitchen timer that's in the red.

Here’s why Bing Chat conversation lengths are now limited

Bing Chat has only been live for about a week, and already Microsoft is limiting its usage to avoid unsettling conversations and keep the AI helpful.
An illustration of a grid of devices with one in red, infected device highlighted.

Hackers used 30,000 computers for record-breaking DDoS attack

With just 30,000 bots, hackers managed to launch the larger DDoS attack ever recorded, the latest in an ever-growing challenge to content delivery networks.
A graphic showing airglass working on a laptop screen.

Forget VR. Airglass made me actually enjoy video calls

Online meetings need a reboot and Mobeus might have the answer with Airglass, an AR-fueled app that works with Macs and PCs with no extra hardware.
The new Bing preview screen appears on a Surface Laptop Studio.

ChatGPT has taken Microsoft Bing from meme to mainstream with a packed waitlist

If you thought Bing was down for the count, that story might be changing as Microsoft announced over a million sign-ups to try out its new AI superpowers.
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Forget Dall-E, you can sign up to create AI-generated videos now

As impressive as AI image and text generation are, they pale in comparison to the wow factor of video that gets the same treatment.
AR Glasses appear over an enlarged view of a stacked microLED display.

This microLED advancement is exactly what AR and VR needs

MIT researchers are stacking microLEDs for super dense displays that will significantly improve future AR glasses and VR headsets.
OpenAI and MIcrosoft logos appear over a computer generated background.

Microsoft continues its unabashed embrace of ChatGPT and AI

ChatGPT is rolling out to Microsoft Teams now and could be part of Bing search soon, but if you want it to help you write in Word, you'll need to get an add-in.
ChatGPT and OpenAI logos.

ChatGPT Plus to bring priority access during peak times — at a hefty price

OpenAI just announced ChatGPT Plus, a subscription plan that gives you faster access to its popular AI assistant and early access to new features.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX hovers over a raging fire.

Which GPUs are most reliable? Online retailer ranks defect claims

A graphics card that keeps on working after years of service might be even more important than getting the fastest GPU you can afford.
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Here’s how ChatGPT could solve its major plagiarism problem

ChatGPT is a convincing writer that sounds like an expert on any topic, which is a problem for educators that need to test their students' understanding.
The Logitech Brio 4K Pro attached to a Macbook.

The best Mac webcams for 2023

Here are the best Mac webcams for 2023, including premium 4K cameras and good budget models, plus which to choose for different situations.
The LastPass logo appears in front of a menacing hooded figure.

Hackers dug deep in the massive LastPass security breach

The November LastPass cybersecurity breach was worse than previously reported and hackers stole data from several other GoTo products and services.
Alan Truly turns toward the camera, wearing the Varjo Aero VR headset.

The best VR headset might be one you’ve never heard of

Consumer VR headsets aim for low cost, while simulators target maximum realism. I got to try a premium VR headset that dominates at this crossroad.
A classic Apple Macintosh shows a friendly hello on-screen.

40 years ago, Apple’s original Macintosh started a revolution

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh computer, it changed how we interacted with machines forever.
Image with languages displaying in front of a man on his laptop for Meta's 200 languages within a single AI model video.

The AI expert at Meta has some harsh criticism of ChatGPT

Meta's AI chief reportedly said ChatGPT isn't particularly innovative, and simply builds upon decades-old work while being very well engineered.
A credit card is passed from one person to another.

Hackers stole $1.5 million using credit card data bought on the dark web

A criminal network worthy of a movie managed to steal over $1 million from thousands of credit cards posted on the dark web.
A woman using Sony PlayStation VR 2 while friends watch on the TV.

The best VR and metaverse tech of CES 2023

This year's CES show was packed with VR and metaverse technology. Here are our picks of the most interesting new products coming soon and in the future.
HTC's Vive XR Elite is a very sleek VR headset.

HTC Vive XR Elite vs. Meta Quest Pro: mixed-reality showdown

HTC's new XR Elite VR headset matches many of the best features of the Meta Quest Pro while adding some exclusive capabilities. Which is the best for you?
Gigabyte's Project Stealth bundle.

Gigabyte fixes the biggest problem with Project Stealth

Gigabyte's Project Stealth always sounded intriguing -- a PC case with no visible cables -- and now it's biggest problem may have been solved.
Lumus Z-Lens waveguide allows slim, stylish AR glasses

Lumus demonstrates futuristic 3,000-nit AR glasses at CES 2023

Lumus Z-Lens waveguide technology is bringing 3,000-nit displays to future AR glasses that will be slim, light, and last for hours.
Vuzix AR wearables are remarkably thin, like regular glasses.

CES 2023: These 38-gram smart glasses aim to make AR practical

We spoke with Vuzix CEO Paul Travers to find out what makes the Ultralite smart glasses design a uniquely practical approach to AR.
A render of Apple's VR headset.

Apple ‘Reality’ AR/VR headset: major leak shares new details

Apple's AR/VR headset is expected in 2023, and a new leak provides exciting details about the design, display, audio, and apps for Apple's first AR wearable.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX hovers over a raging fire.

AMD’s overheating GPUs might be worse off than we thought

Changing your AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX to a vertical mount might help keep it cooler, but finding a real solution could be difficult.