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Why are the Intel Arc graphics drivers 1.2GB?

January 24, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Intel’s entrance into the arena of dedicated graphics cards reveals some surprising observations regarding the size of GPU drivers. Compared with its competitors, Intel’s software is way overweight. The GeForce Graphics Driver 528.02 from Nvidia, released January 5, is 788MB. […]


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A firmware update made Secure Boot useless for hundreds of MSI motherboards

January 17, 2023

Via: TechSpot

According to a young security researcher, MSI last year released a firmware update which made many of its motherboards less secure than they should have been. First discovered by Dawid Potocki, a “student interested in FOSS and technology,” the issue […]


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HandBrake video transcoder adds official AV1 codec support in latest release

December 29, 2022

Via: Ars Technica

Hardware and software support for the royalty-free AV1 video codec has been steadily building over the last couple years. Hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding is becoming standard in more GPUs, phone SoCs, and other hardware, while streaming video services like YouTube […]


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What’s Next for Conversational AI?

December 16, 2022

Via: CIO

Next generation chatbots are now writing poetry and giving math lessons, but these smart applications have a bigger job to do. Advanced chatbots simulate human interaction via complex artificial intelligence (AI) processes, or conversational AI. As business-ready systems, conversational AI […]


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Microsoft discovers Windows/Linux botnet used in DDoS attacks

December 15, 2022

Via: Ars Technica

Microsoft researchers have discovered a hybrid Windows-Linux botnet that uses a highly efficient technique to take down Minecraft servers and performs distributed denial-of-service attacks on other platforms. Dubbed MCCrash, the botnet infects Windows machines and devices running various distributions of […]


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A new Chromebook productivity feature worth finding

December 7, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Good news, my fellow Chromebook-carrying citizens: Google’s ChromeOS platform is in the midst of getting a great new feature that’s all about productivity — and odds are, you can find and enable it on your own favorite Chromebook this very […]


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Windows Subsystem for Linux Now Generally Available in Microsoft Store

November 30, 2022

Via: InfoQ

The Windows Subsystem for Linux has reached GA status in the Microsoft Store, adding support for Windows 10 in addition to Windows 11. Among the most notable features in WSL 1.0.0 are opt-in systemd support and the possibility of running […]


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Windows Subsystem for Linux comes to the Microsoft Store for everyone

November 23, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Four years after the initial release, the compatibility layer known as Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has become an integral part of Windows. As announced by Microsoft Program Manager Craig Loewen, the Microsoft Store version of WSL is dropping its […]


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Windows 11 gets MacOS-like instant smartphone hotspot access

October 28, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Windows 11 now lets users connect to their smartphone’s hotspot without needing to touch the phone’s settings. The new feature comes via the Phone Link (formerly Your Phone) app for connecting Windows 11 PCs with smartphones. It should come in […]


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Tips to Achieve Enterprise ML Success

October 24, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

Data and analytics executives have always known in broad strokes the business value they can achieve from adopting machine learning (ML). The value tends to come in three ways: improving the user experience (customers and employees), generating operating efficiencies, or […]


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Apple Quietly Updates MagSafe Charger Firmware Version 10M1821

October 5, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Apple has launched a new update for the MagSafe Charger on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The iPhone maker readily makes it available for select iPhone versions including iPhone 12 and the later models, as well as AirPods. Once you visit the […]


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Software platform supports grid services, empowers utilities and consumers

September 20, 2022

Via: Tech Xplore

New software can integrate millions of distributed power devices, such as batteries and solar panels, to help solve grid issues of today and prepare for challenges of tomorrow. Our already complex power grid is getting even more intricate, thanks to […]


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Leaked Google Assistant update spells the end for “Hey Google”

September 15, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Using your Google Assistant to control your home may soon become a lot simpler according to leaks, which allege that custom quick phrases are coming to the Google Nest Hub Max. For the majority of the time, if you want […]


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A vision for making open source more equitable and secure

September 13, 2022

Via: Info World

Open source has a widely recognized problem that has yet to be adequately addressed. While open-source projects have become foundational pieces upon which the internet and all its innovations are built, they operate mainly as labors of love. And when […]


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The AI-First Future of Open Source Data

September 12, 2022

Via: CIO

Is giving people the right to change, alter, and amend your software a good thing? What about doing this for your data? Companies used to think that publicizing their source code was the same as giving away their secret sauce. […]


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Edge Computing: Latency Matters

September 12, 2022

Via: CIO

Volume gets a lot of the press when it comes to data. Size is right there in the once-ubiquitous term “Big Data.” This isn’t a new thing. Back when I was an IT industry analyst, I once observed in a […]


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Software giants may use eco projects as a cover for price rises

September 1, 2022

Via: TechRadar

If you’re using dedicated collaboration software or productivity software for your business, chances are you’ll be paying a third-party to supply it. A new Gartner analysis suggests that significant price increases could be on the way, citing eco projects as […]


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Face-recognition software that lifts the veil

August 9, 2022

Via: Tech Xplore

Face-recognition technology is advancing apace and has applications in security and biometrics, marketing, education, criminal investigation, and many other areas. It can now not only recognize the person but can ascertain the expression on their face. Research in the International […]


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Apple is building a transformative platform for AR

May 24, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Apple has shared some details concerning accessibility features it is working on, dropping some pretty big hints at how it sees augmented everyday reality. Will we see more on this at WWDC 2022, and how will it be applied? Making […]


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The Problem with Patching

April 27, 2022

Via: CIO

Patching isn’t just an IT operations problem; it’s also a security problem. Highly organized cybercriminals are constantly searching for vulnerabilities in the software and systems on which organizations depend. For example, zero-day vulnerabilities and software supply-chain attacks were the cause […]