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Tag: technology

Tag: technology

MOVEit, the biggest hack of the year, by the numbers

The mass-exploitation of MOVEit Transfer software has rapidly cemented itself as the largest hack of the year so far. While the full impact of the attack will likely remain untold for months to come, there are now more than 1,000 known victims of the MOVEit breach, according to cybersecurity company Emsisoft. This milestone makes the MOVEit breach not just the largest hack of 2023 — but also one of the largest in recent history. The fallout began in May when Progress disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer, its managed file transfer service used by thousands of organizations around the

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GuliKit’s new Steam Deck and Switch dock looks like a SNES

I’m currently building out a new home entertainment setup, so I figure I may as well finally get a dock for my Steam Deck so I can hook it up to my TV. I’m glad I haven’t already plumped for Valve’s own Steam Deck Docking Station as an unofficial one from accessory maker GuliKit is a bit more stylish. That’s because it takes a design cue or two from the Super Nintendo. It has a gray shell and a couple of large purple switches, which may be there just for aesthetic reasons. The docking port, which you can protect with

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Solo Stove firepits are up to 40 percent off, plus the rest of this week’s best tech deals

Labor Day weekend doesn’t hit until next week, but we’re already seeing a few pre-holiday sales. Solo Stove fire pits are up to 40 percent off and if you order this weekend, your new pit should arrive in time for the holiday. Microsoft has discounted its Xbox wireless controllers and some gaming laptops from Acer and Razer are also getting 40 percent discounts. Bundles that include a Sony Bravia XR TV and a PS5 console are between $450 and $1,050 off and the three-quart Instant Pot Duo is down to $60. For your audio needs, the new Beats Studio Pro

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Is ‘War Games’ Homeworld 3’s secret weapon?

If one thing kept me coming back (and back) to Homeworld, it was skirmish mode. Setting up a quick (“quick”) battle against the CPU would often rob me of a whole weekend while at college. Homeworld 3 sees a new mode arrive on the second sequel, a roguelike-inspired multiplayer co-op called War Games. It pits one, two or three players against the enemy in a series of randomized challenges where you only progress if you can survive. I’ve spent the last few days playing an early build of the mode, and it’s impressive enough, especially given the fact I find

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Razer, MSI and Acer gaming laptops are up to 40 percent off right now

Amazon is running a sale on several Intel-powered gaming laptops, including some of our top picks across a variety of categories. Take, for instance, the Acer Nitro 5, which is one of the best budget gaming laptops you can get your hands on, even at its regular price of $800. During the sale, though, it’s even more enticing. The price has dropped by 20 percent to $640, which is a record low. It’s good value, since you’ll receive a laptop that should be able to run most games, but don’t expect to play the most demanding titles smoothly at maximum

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Engadget Podcast: Is Sony’s PlayStation Portal a huge mistake?

The PSP is back! Sort of. This week, Sony announced the PlayStation Portal, a $200 handheld that can only stream games from your PS5. In this episode, Devindra and Producer Ben Ellman try to figure out what the heck Sony is doing. Is the Portal something gamers actually want? Or did Sony completely miss an opportunity to build a better portable? Also, we discuss why we’re excited for Armored Core VI and some serious big mecha action. Listen below or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you’ve got suggestions or topics you’d like covered on the show, be

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‘GTA VI’ hacker leaked footage using a Fire TV Stick in a budget UK hotel room

In movies, a hacker typically sits at a large desk with a slew of cutting-edge technology in front of them. In real life, it turns out all you need is an Amazon Fire TV stick, smartphone, keyboard and mouse to steal and leak clips from an unreleased game like the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV. That’s exactly what Arion Kurtaj, a member of hacking group Lapsus$, did while already on bail for allegedly hacking NVIDIA, BBC News reports.  The 18-year-old infiltrated Rockstar Games, which created GTA VI, going so far as to announce himself as an “attacker” in the company’s

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Judge tears apart Republican lawsuit alleging bias in Gmail spam filter

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | pagadesign) A federal judge yesterday granted Google’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee (RNC), which claims that Google intentionally used Gmail’s spam filter to suppress Republicans’ fundraising emails. An order dismissing the lawsuit was issued yesterday by US District Judge Daniel Calabretta. The RNC is seeking “recovery for donations it allegedly lost as a result of its emails not being delivered to its supporters’ inboxes,” Calabretta noted. But Google correctly argued that the lawsuit claims are barred by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the judge wrote. The RNC

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AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT will go up against Nvidia’s 4070 and 4060 Ti

Enlarge / The specs of AMD’s Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT. (credit: AMD) AMD has been slower than Nvidia to fill out its next-generation GPU lineup, and for months there has been a huge gap between the Radeon RX 7900 XT (currently retailing between $750 and $850) and the Radeon RX 7600 (holding steady at $270ish). Today, the company is finally filling in that gap with the new Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT, both advertised as 1440p graphics cards and available starting at $449 and $499, respectively. Both cards will be available on September 6.

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AMD’s FPS-doubling FSR 3 is coming soon, and not just to Radeon graphics cards

Enlarge / AMD’s FSR 3 will compete with Nvidia’s proprietary DLSS Frame Generation feature starting in September. (credit: AMD) Even if you’re not interested in buying one of the new Radeon graphics cards AMD announced today, the company still has some software-related announcements of interest to anyone who plays games on their PC. And that includes not just owners of older AMD GPUs but people who use Nvidia GeForce or Intel Arc cards, too. First, AMD is finally ready to reveal more details about FidelityFX Super Resolution version 3, the latest major update to the company’s open source upsampling technology.

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