Microsoft is investigating
A new text-to-image model with single-step image generation capabilities
WhatsApp has added a new 'secret code' privacy feature for locked chats. Typing your secret code in the search bar will reveal the otherwise hidden conversations.
Google has released a critical security update on the Chrome stable channel. According to the notes, an active exploit exists for CVE-2023-6345 that could allow an attacker to steal sensitive data and other cyber attacks.
The new feature is available on all Windows devices
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The crash cart: In a hospital a crash cart could save your life, but Microsoft had a different type of crash cart back in the day that usually spelled the death of a testing PC. In-house developers called it the "Cart of Death" – a repurposed mail cart carrying daisy-chained USB hubs and tons of connected USB devices to test plug-and-play support on Windows PCs.
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GameMaker is a cross-platform 2D game engine that lets you create your own titles with a drag-and-drop visual programming language. It's now free for non-commercial use on all platforms except consoles. And there's a new one-time fee for a commercial license.
ML algorithms can seemingly do a much better job than human code engineers
Lots of Steam gamers use controllers
Nothing Chats might not have been end-to-end encrypted
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Firefox is adding new privacy tools, such as "Tell websites not to sell or share my data" and "Copy Link Without Site Tracking" context menus to copy a link without any tracking information.
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CoreDirector allows you to control which processes and applications run on P-cores and which run on E-cores. CoreDirector is a free application, compatible with any 12th-gen Intel CPU and above.
Blender 4.0 features new Node tools, AgX for better color handling, a new HDR option as well as light and shadow linking for illuminate specific objects
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New cloud app bundles Azure, Windows 365, Dev Box, and remote desktop access
HandBrake 1.7.0 adds support for AMD VCN AV1 and Nvidia NVENC AV1 encoders, as well as faster HEVC decoding. There are improvements to video conversion speeds, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ dynamic range.
Microsoft's latest open-source framework just hit version 8, introducing a new code generator (PGO) that promises up to 20% faster app performance, as well as .NET Aspire.
The "Sneak" preview technology still needs some fine-tuning
The problem cropped up after Microsoft rolled out an update last month to plug an activation loophole