August 9, 2022
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Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac adds ProMotion support

Virtualization — Seamless gaming controller syncing, USB 3.0 improvements, and more. Samuel Axon – Aug 9, 2022 7:30 pm UTC Enlarge / A marketing splash image for Parallels Desktop 18, from the company’s YouTube video about the release. Mac-based virtualization software Parallels launched a new version today. As with most updates to the suite, Parallels […]

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Big Takeaways From the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid

Very few people ever find themselves on the receiving end of an FBI search warrant—even fewer end up escaping criminal charges. The fact that Donald Trump now ranks among the former provides the strongest indication yet that he may soon face the latter. Monday’s search of the former president’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida was surely […]

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10 malicious Python packages exposed in latest repository attack

PyPi oh my — Supply-chain attacks are moving GitHub toward digitally signed packages. Kevin Purdy – Aug 9, 2022 6:01 pm UTC Enlarge / Supply-chain attacks, like the latest PyPi discovery, insert malicious code into seemingly functional software packages used by developers. They’re becoming increasingly common. Getty Images Researchers have discovered yet another set of malicious […]

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Nokia lawsuit forces Oppo and OnePlus out of the German market

Hope you got a 10T if you wanted one — Nokia and Oppo fight over patent renewal fees, just like in a TV carriage dispute. Ron Amadeo – Aug 9, 2022 5:41 pm UTC Enlarge / Oppo’s store in Germany has been stripped of all phone info (translated). Ron Amadeo Many Chinese brands have somehow […]

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The next desktop-sized OLED monitor will cost $3,500

RGB subpixels — The 31.5-inch PA32C targets appropriately sized work, not big-screen entertainment. Scharon Harding – Aug 9, 2022 5:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Two Asus ProArt PA32DC OLED monitors. OLED screens are slowly but surely making their way to desktops. The contrast-rich panel display tech is scattered across premium laptops, but when it comes […]

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Windows 11 and Server 2022 encryption bug could “damage” data on newer devices

when you encrypt files *too* well — Recent Windows updates can resolve the problem but not undo damage. Andrew Cunningham – Aug 9, 2022 5:31 pm UTC Microsoft Microsoft has published a knowledge base article acknowledging a problem with encryption acceleration in the newest versions of Windows that could result in data corruption. The company […]

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Small businesses count cost of Apple’s privacy changes

Do not track me — Online brands reliant on personalised ads ramp back marketing spending. Patrick McGee, Financial Times – Aug 9, 2022 1:29 pm UTC Small businesses are cutting back marketing spending due to Apple’s sweeping privacy changes that have made it harder to target new customers online, in a growing trend that has […]

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What Could Keep Climate Change From Becoming Catastrophic?

We all know climate change is going to be bad. How bad? Can we stop it from becoming catastrophic? (Choose your own definition of “catastrophic.”) Tell me your view in the comments here—and then, if you’re in the Bay Area on September 28, you might enjoy Re:WIRED Green, our one-day event on how human ingenuity […]

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Crypto-driven GPU crash makes Nvidia miss Q2 projections by $1.4 billion

market (ge)forces — Cheaper GPUs are good for gamers but bad for Nvidia’s bottom line. Andrew Cunningham – Aug 8, 2022 6:14 pm UTC Getty Images Nvidia doesn’t officially announce its second-quarter financial results until the end of the month, but the company is trying to soften the blow by announcing preliminary results today. And […]

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Google, still reeling from an earlier ruling, sues Sonos over voice patents

Only the lawyers win — After losing a volume control lawsuit, Google hopes it can get leverage over Sonos. Ron Amadeo – Aug 8, 2022 4:45 pm UTC Enlarge / Sonos Beam soundbar. Sonos Google and Sonos are headed back to court. After Google lost an earlier patent case over speaker volume controls, Google is […]

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