Here’s how a German Microsoft software engineer’s ‘curiosity and craftsmanship’ saved the world’s internet from the ‘most widespread and effective backdoor ever planted in any software product’

What you need to know Last week, a German Microsoft engineer uncovered a cyber attack that would have potentially allowed threat actors to access data from millions of unsuspecting users. The software engineer started investigating the issue after noticing sluggish processing power while using SSH to access computers remotely during routine checks.  Cybersecurity firms call […]

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Microsoft is on the precipice of reaching its iPhone moment with AI further affirming its status as the world’s most valuable company ahead of Apple

What you need to know Microsoft’s early investment and adoption of AI across its products and services is paying off.  The tech giant is now the world’s most valuable company, with over $3 trillion in market capitalization. According to a Wedbush analyst, Microsoft is on course to reproduce its own iPhone moment with AI. The […]

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The World’s E-Waste Has Reached a Crisis Point

The phone or computer you’re reading this on may not be long for this world. Maybe you’ll drop it in water, or your dog will make a chew toy of it, or it’ll reach obsolescence. If you can’t repair it and have to discard it, the device will become e-waste, joining an alarmingly large mountain […]

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Samsung has been world’s biggest soundbar brand for 10 years in a row

Samsung has announced that it was the world’s biggest soundbar brand in 2023. With another year as the top-ranked soundbar brand globally, the South Korean firm has become the world’s biggest soundbar brand for ten years. Samsung has been the world’s biggest soundbar brand globally since 2013 According to a report from FutureSource Consulting, Samsung […]

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Solar-Powered Farming Is Quickly Depleting the World’s Groundwater Supply

That is certainly the case in Yemen, on the south flank of the Arabian Peninsula, where the desert sands have a new look these days. Satellite images show around 100,000 solar panels glinting in the sun, surrounded by green fields. Hooked to water pumps, the panels provide free energy for farmers to pump out ancient […]

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Spain’s Tragic Tower Block Fire Exposes the World’s Failing Fire Regulations

On February 22, a fire swept through a 14-story apartment block in the Campanar neighborhood of Valencia, Spain. Ten people died in the blaze. Smartphone footage showed an awning on a seventh-floor balcony catching fire at around 5:30pm CET, before the flames rushed upwards. Within 15 minutes, the entire building was engulfed, aided by 40 […]

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Samsung was world’s second biggest tablet maker in 2023

Samsung was the world’s second-biggest tablet maker last year. The company’s Galaxy Tab lineup is pretty popular among Android tablet buyers, but their sales slipped last year, along with the sales of tablets from Apple, Amazon, Huawei, and Lenovo. It is expected that sales of tablets will continue to dwindle in the future. Samsung ranked […]

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Apple Tops ‘World’s Most Admired Company’ List for 17th Consecutive Year

Apple’s iron-clad grasp on the top spot of Fortune‘s “World’s Most Admired Companies” shows no signs of weakening, with the tech giant finishing ahead of the 300+ pack for the 17th consecutive year. Apple was placed above Microsoft in second place, followed by Amazon in third. All three companies have rounded out the top three […]

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ASUS ROG Ally in 2024: A six month review with one of the world’s most powerful gaming handheld

Asus ROG Ally specs Price: $699.99Processor:  AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor w/ Radeon RDNA 3 Architecture-based RAM: 16GBStorage: 512GBDisplay: 7-inch 16:10 1080p LED touchscreenBattery: 1 hr 39 mins – 3 hrs 3 minsSize: 0.83 x 4.37 x 11.02 inchesWeight: 1.34 lbs. (0.6 kg)  It has been roughly six months since I got my hands on the […]

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Razer Huntsman V3 Pro review: The world’s most advanced gaming keyboard, but you probably don’t need it

Quick menu If you’re in the market for any new PC gaming accessory, it’s almost guaranteed that you’re considering a Razer product. The company makes a wide range of peripherals ranging from budget champions to premium innovators, and the Razer Huntsman V3 Pro firmly falls in the latter keyboard. This is a unique, feature-packed gaming […]

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Samsung to supercharge AI with world’s fastest GDDR7 memory next month

Samsung first talked about its plans for GDDR7 memory for GPUs and servers in 2022. It would be utilized for AI chips, gaming consoles, workstations, and other high-performance devices. Samsung had confirmed in July last year that it would soon begin manufacturing the new DRAM chips. The company is now reportedly gearing up to showcase […]

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Samsung is no longer the world’s biggest semiconductor chip maker

Samsung is no longer the world’s biggest semiconductor chip firm. According to the latest figures from Counterpoint Research, Samsung Electronics’ revenue from its semiconductor chip division dropped from $70.2 billion in 2022 to $43.4 billion in 2023. That’s a massive 38% drop year-on-year due to the market slump for memory chips and Samsung’s inability to […]

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The World’s Essential Aquifers Are in Deep Trouble

The water that pours out of your tap, or that’s unnecessarily packaged in a single-use bottle, or that helped grow the produce in your fridge—all of it may well have come from aquifers somewhere. These are layers of underground material that hold water, and can be made up of porous rock or sediments like sand […]

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The World’s First Malaria Vaccine Program for Children Starts Now

Malaria expert Brian Greenwood had once resigned himself to the possibility that a successful vaccine for the disease might not become available in his lifetime. Now, at 86 years old, the moment he’s spent four decades working toward has arrived. “It’s been a long journey with many ups and downs,” says Greenwood, still an active […]

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As Microsoft becomes the world’s most valuable company, this infographic details its increasingly diverse portfolio

What you need to know As of writing, Microsoft is now the world’s most valuable company by market capitalization, beating out Apple.  If the trend continues, it could see Microsoft hit an eyewatering $3 trillion market capitalization, as Apple continues to dip on fears that the phone market could become saturated.  The diversification of Microsoft’s […]

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Canalys: Apple was the world’s leading smartphone vendor for 2023

Apple overtook Samsung as the world’s leading smartphone vendor in Q4 taking home 24% of total shipments according to research firm Canalys. Cupertino also ended the year as the top vendor marking the first time it outpaced Samsung on the yearly basis. Smartphone shipments for Q4 2023 reached 320 million units, representing an 8 percentage […]

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Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s biggest smartphone brand in 2023

Samsung has been the world’s biggest smartphone brand for more than a decade. However, its reign came to an end last year, as Apple overtook Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone brand in 2023. The iPhone maker shipped 234.6 million smartphones and acquired a 20.1% share of the market. According to the latest numbers from […]

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Microsoft Overtakes Apple as World’s Most Valuable Company [Updated]

Microsoft today overtook Apple as the world’s most valuable public company by market value. Apple’s share price dropped by just one percent, enabling Microsoft to narrowly pull ahead of Apple at a value of $2.87 trillion. Microsoft has briefly overtaken Apple as the most valuable company since 2018, most recently in 2020 and 2021 when […]

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AMD’s next CPU features an internal GPU that outranks one of the world’s most popular graphics cards

What you need to know Leaks and reports surrounding AMD’s Ryzen 8000G lineup have steadily come out over recent weeks. Now, we have what appear to be benchmarks for the Ryzen 5 8600G. That processor features Radeon 760M integrated graphics, assuming the benchmarks prove to be accurate. The Ryzen 5 8600G has impressive benchmark scores […]

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These Rogue Worlds Upend the Theory of How Planets Form

“We know from direct imaging searches of young stars that very few stars have giant planets in [wide] orbits,” Bate said. “It is difficult to accept that there were many large planetary systems in Orion to disrupt.” Rogue Objects Abound At this point, many researchers suspect there’s more than one way to make these strange in-between […]

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