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Microsoft warns users to beware of a new ransomware trick

Microsoft warns users to beware of a new ransomware trick

In recent months multiple high-profile large companies in the US have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. In at least two high-profile cases, the company has paid out millions of dollars to the attackers to get their data back. As hackers make more money using ransomware tactics, the incidence of attacks increases. Microsoft is now warning users to beware of phishing emails that attempted to trick them into downloading ransomware software.

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Internet provider Optimum announces upload speed reductions

Internet provider Optimum announces upload speed reductions

As the pandemic has forced most people in the US to work from home rather than the office, having fast Internet connectivity has become critical. An Internet provider in some parts of the US called Optimum has announced a move that doesn't seem to make sense. The Internet carrier has announced that starting on July 12, it will be reducing upload speeds for all of its plans regardless of speed.

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INFINITI reveals the all-new 2022 QX60 SUV launching this fall

INFINITI reveals the all-new 2022 QX60 SUV launching this fall

INFINITI has revealed its all-new, next-generation family SUV called the 2022 INFINITI QX60. The all-new QX60 will go on sale this fall and is one of the most successful models the company produces, with over 400,000 units sold since it first debuted. The automaker says the SUV has been updated for 2022 with modern artistry and craftsmanship.

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Rumor claims 2022 iPhone models could use an under-screen Touch ID sensor

Rumor claims 2022 iPhone models could use an under-screen Touch ID sensor

A new rumor is making the rounds that comes from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It's worth noting that while Kuo isn't always 100 percent accurate, he has a long history of accuracy when it comes to predicting what Apple is working on. Kuo recently stated that some 2022 iPhone models might feature under-screen Touch ID sensors.

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New discovery sheds light on magnetic sensing in birds

New discovery sheds light on magnetic sensing in birds

Humans are only able to use five senses to perceive the world around us. In the animal world, many are also able to sense the magnetic field of the earth. Researchers have reported new findings on magnetic sensing in birds and recently presented their research. Scientists at the University of Oldenburg in Germany and Oxford in the UK have been gathering evidence that suggests the magnetic sensing of migratory birds like European robins is based on a specific light-sensitive protein in the eye.

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Q by Aston Martin Vantage Roadster is strictly limited to three units

Q by Aston Martin Vantage Roadster is strictly limited to three units

Q by Aston Martin has created what is probably the most exclusive Vantage Roadster ever built. Limited to only three units worldwide, it pays homage to the centenary birthday of what the British carmaker refers to as the A3 – the oldest Aston Martin in existence.

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Newly developed condenser harvests water from humidity 24/7

Newly developed condenser harvests water from humidity 24/7

All around the world, people live in harsh arid climates or areas where there is very little clean and available drinking water. Researchers at ETH Zürich developed a condenser to be used in countries where water is in short supply. It's the first zero-energy solution that harvests water directly from the atmosphere throughout the entire 24-hour daily cycle.

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Synology DSM 7.0 update wants to be your Google Photos replacement

Synology DSM 7.0 update wants to be your Google Photos replacement

A huge portion of computing in the past years has focused on the "cloud", but there have been new movements recently to bring computing back down to Earth, so to speak. Just as microcomputers marked the decentralization of computing away from mainframes, hybrid and edge computing are now bringing some of the responsibility back to on-premise devices, such as IoT appliances and NAS. To keep up with the trends, Synology is pushing a big version 7.0 update to its DiskStation Manager OS, introducing features that not only adapt to the complex needs of users and businesses but also set up Synology NAS devices to become makeshift Google Photos replacements.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 arrives with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 arrives with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics

Computers are getting smarter and more powerful and the demands on workers who use them are also growing. Long gone are the days when computers, even laptops, were just glorified typewriters and everyone can always use some powerful specs that these devices have to offer. Of course, not everyone has the same needs or budget, and Lenovo's newest models for its ThinkPad line of laptops and ThinkVision monitors try to offer the combination of features that will meet your needs and resources.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebooks, Mobile Monitor embrace the hybrid lifestyle

Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebooks, Mobile Monitor embrace the hybrid lifestyle

After being forced to work or study from their homes, workers and students have started to adopt what has been called a hybrid lifestyle. This new buzzword simply puts a name to what many have already been doing before the pandemic, working or studying in whatever location possible without being tied to desks in the office or at home. To cater to this new generation of computer users, Lenovo is announcing several new products, including two Chromebooks and a portable USB-C monitor, for people with unlimited places to work but with limited budgets.

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Google Drive security update might break links to shared files

Google Drive security update might break links to shared files

Although initially thought of as just hard drives in the cloud, cloud storage quickly became a way for people to share files. Unlike physical storage, however, there's a greater need for security with files stored and shared from the cloud. It is for that reason that Google is introducing an update to Google Drive that fundamentally changes the way file-sharing links work. Unfortunately, that change may also cause many public links to be broken unless their owners do something to update those.

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Apple claims sideloading iPhone apps will harm the app market

Apple claims sideloading iPhone apps will harm the app market

As if Epic Games' epic lawsuit against it weren't enough, Apple could soon be facing the biggest threat to its iOS App Store since the app store came online. The US Congress is preparing to debate antitrust six bills, one of which will put the iPhone's closed app ecosystem under greater scrutiny. Those policies could force Apple to open up iOS to allow installing apps outside of the App Store, a.k.a. sideloading, a practice that Apple claims will not only put users at risk, it will also ironically harm developers and the app market in the process.

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