Best Surge Protector of 2023
$74 at HP APC P11U2 Best surge protector overall $45 at Amazon Belkin Conserve Switch F7C01008q Best surge protector with wireless switch $45 at Amazon Price alerts on for Belkin Conserve Switch F7C01008q $40 at Amazon Accell D080B-051B Best surge protector for extension cords $40 at Amazon Anker PowerPort... Read more
Apple’s iOS 16.5 Fixes 3 Security Bugs Already Used in Attacks
Apple, Google, and Microsoft have released major patches this month to fix multiple security flaws already being used in attacks. May was also a critical month for enterprise software, with GitLab, SAP, and Cisco releasing fixes for multiple bugs in their products. Here’s everything you need to know about... Read more
FTC fines Amazon $25M for violating children’s privacy with Alexa
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More Some mildly bad news for the Bezos money machine: Amazon is being slapped with a $25 million fine over its practices for handling children’s data through... Read more
Researchers tell owners to “assume compromise” of unpatched Zyxel firewalls
Getty Images Firewalls made by Zyxel are being wrangled into a destructive botnet, which is taking control of them by exploiting a recently patched vulnerability with a severity rating of 9.8 out of a possible 10. “At this stage if you have a vulnerable device exposed, assume compromise,” officials... Read more
Smartphone Shipments Are Forecast to Decline in 2023 Thanks to Inflation
A weaker economic outlook and ongoing inflation mean that global shipments of smartphones are expected to decline by 3.2% in 2023, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. That prediction is even worse than the last — it’s been revised downward from the... Read more
Amazon Workers Walk Out Over Layoffs and Broken Climate Promises
Workers at Apple have tangled with leadership over the company’s own return-to-office mandate. As at Amazon, a Slack channel devoted to remote work advocacy served as a crucible that also heated up other frustrations, such as the company’s response to anti-abortion laws in some states where Apple has offices. Apple delayed... Read more
Want to easily deploy an open-source LLM? Anyscale’s Aviary project takes flight
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More Anyscale, the lead commercial vendor behind the open-source Ray machine learning (ML) scaling technology, is launching the new open-source Aviary project today to help simplify open-source... Read more
Twitter value keeps falling under Musk, now worth a third of what he paid
Getty Images | NurPhoto Twitter’s value has reportedly dropped to about $15 billion, slightly more than one-third of the $44 billion that Elon Musk paid for it in late October 2022. The $15 billion valuation is based on Fidelity’s latest analysis of its stake in the company. “Fidelity Blue... Read more
Qualcomm’s Phone-Connected AR Headset Plans Hint at Google and Apple’s Future
Apple’s expected unveiling of its mixed reality headset is in just a matter of days, but Qualcomm has announced more of its own AR/VR moves ahead of Apple’s WWDC event. At AWE, an AR-focused developer conference taking place May 31 to June 2 in San Jose, California, chipmaker Qualcomm... Read more
Amazon Echo Pop Review (2023): Fun To Look At
Amazon’s ecosystem (Echo-system?) never stops growing. Its newest player has arrived: the Echo Pop, a $40 smart speaker with a half-circle body instead of the fully rounded forms of Amazon’s other Echo speakers. I’ve been enjoying the Echo Pop as a small desk companion. Its sound is fine enough... Read more