Hackers Sold Malicious Code Hidden Inside GPU VRAM
Bleeping Computer, a renowned news site for all things tech, warned on August 31 about the online sale of a proof-of-concept (PoC) for a tool that allows the exploitation of graphic cards through malicious code inside their VRAM. This enables the malware to pass undetected by antivirus scanners that
Windows 11 Launches Next Month
The next generation of the Windows operating system is set to go live on October 5. “Windows 11 is ready to empower your productivity and inspire creativity,” Microsoft wrote in its official announcement on Tuesday. Once it starts rolling out, the new OS will be available as a free update for
Microsoft DirectStorage Coming to Both Windows 11 and Windows 10
The latest DirectStorage API, designed exclusively for Windows 11, will also be available for Windows 10, version 1909, and newer. The news comes following Microsoft's June announcement, which included a warning from the company’s gaming department that gamers will require Windows 11 for any n
Bats Inspiring Science: Machine-Learning Algorithm Generates Images from Sounds
Scientists have figured out a way to give smart devices a “bat sense” of their surroundings by using a machine-learning algorithm to create images of the immediate environment from echoes and sounds alone. The research, outlined in a paper published in the Physical Review Letters journal, was
Clubhouse Enters Private Beta on Android
Alpha Exploration Co. and its parent company, Notion, have announced that they’re working on an Android version of their popular social networking app, Clubhouse. Ever since it launched in March 2020, Clubhouse has been an iOS exclusive. This year we’ll hopefully get to use it on our Android
Rivalry Between Facebook and Apple Escalates Thanks to Anti-Tracking Shield
With the latest update for iOS 14.5 on Monday April 26, Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature after a seven-month delay. While this privacy feature was in development, both Facebook and Apple criticized each other’s business strategy and reasons for implementing a feature that wou
Google’s VPN Passes Security Audit
According to a report by UK-based security and software verification company NCC Group, Google’s VPN is a “very robust” solution in line with industry standards. To ensure the safety of its virtual private network solution, Google got six researchers from the NCC Group to “assess the prod
Microsoft Edge Arrives on Xbox, Edge Legacy Support Ends
After a long wait, Xbox consoles are finally getting a browser upgrade: the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge has begun testing on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles. Alpha Skip-Ahead testers can now use the latest version of Microsoft Edge on both last-gen and current
Tinder adds new security features in a bid to increase user safety
Popular dating app Tinder is rolling out a series of new safety features including a panic button, emergency assistance, location tracking, and photo verification.  The features are designed to address longstanding safety concerns among Tinder users, giving them the option to alert authorities i