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Cinema has a new villain, the tech billionaire

Villains in movies have always reflected the contexts they’ve been made and shown. Take Die Hard for example with its Eastern European bad guys. It made sense in the late-80s, but you wouldn’t see those tropes rolled out today, because people wouldn’t understand them. No, today’s villains are increasingly being portrayed as big names in tech. Is this...

Microsoft puts a stop to Excel add-ins from the Internet

Malicious Excel add-ins from the Internet attacks have skyrocket in recent time. Microsoft therefore no longer wants to allow them from March 2023 onwards. Excel add-ins from the Internet are a major threat to security. HP's Wolf Security Threat Insights Report for the fourth quarter of 2021 highlighted a 588% increase in Microsoft Excel add-in attacks...

What’s it really like using TikTok for Search instead of Google?

There has been a lot of hype recently around ChatGPT including whether it is a threat to Google’s dominance of internet search. The idea is that the richness of the responses you get from ChatGPT go above and beyond that which you get from Google searches and some developers have even gone so far as to create plugins that prompt ChatGPT to respond to...

What’s with all the big tech layoffs?

With the exception of Apple, all the Big Tech companies have announced thousands upon thousands of layoffs over recent months. Also, as has been reported by The Verge, the statements these companies have put out about why they’ve laid off so many workers all seem pretty similar. They focus on difficult times during COVID-19 sparking a digital boom...

Bitwarden Password Manager users are being targeted by phishing ads on Google

Scammers are targeting users of cloud-based password managers, including Bitwarden, with phishing attacks. And the mode of attack was malicious ads. Users have reported that they have seen fake advertisements for Bitwarden on Google, the links in the ads were however not related to the password manager's websites. The above image is from a reddit...

Windows 11: Optional January update KB5022360 is now available

The new update KB5022360 with various bug fixes and a changed handling of .NET updates is available for Windows 11 version 22H2. The installation is optional, and most Windows 11 users may want to skip the installation. Windows 11 devices affected by issues that are fixed by KB5022360 may benefit from the installation though. KB5022360 raises the...

These 5 Spectacular Impact Craters on Earth Highlight Our Planet’s Wild History

Craters are extremely cool - what’s even cooler are impact craters. Apart from looking outstanding, impact craters also help us understand the geology and the solar system process. This article will list some of the most amazing impact craters around the planet. Meteor Crater Arizona, United States The Barringer Crater, also known as the Meteor Crater,...

Microsoft Just Rolled Out Its Most Secure Microsoft 365 Version Yet

Microsoft recently announced that Microsoft Office 365 is ready for the cloud. They have created a secure environment with the Government's secure cloud. Microsoft claims that the new release comes with a secure variant of Outlook and email exchange, along with the standard office suite. It offers a different compliance and security level that is perfect...

Everything Toolbar 1.0 launches with Windows 11 support

Everything Toolbar is a useful helper application for the Windows search tool Everything. It may be used to replace Windows Search on the taskbar of the operating system to make file searches on Windows a lot faster and reliable. Originally designed for Windows 10, Everything Toolbar has now been updated to version 1.0. Along with the update comes...

World's largest academic publisher says ChatGPT can't be credited as an author

In a recent development, the world's largest academic publisher, Springer Nature, has stated that the popular language model, ChatGPT, cannot be credited as an author. This decision has sparked a debate about the role of AI in the writing process and the ethical implications of giving credit to machines. Springer Nature is a leading academic publisher...

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