Author: Mike Harrison

Nvidia fans have a lot of waiting during the previous months, and this time, the RTX 3050 line-up has arrived. The chipmaker said that the GPUs will be released in the summer for an affordable starting price of $799. The entry-level processors, RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti will be boasting a powerful ray tracing capability as well as the performance-boosting Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology. Their names suggest that they will be cheaper than their predecessor, RTX 3060. Having said that, they will also feature a less memory space of 4GB, as well as a lesser number of…

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On May 7, WhatsApp said it will not delete any accounts that did not accept its updated terms of privacy policy by May 15. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is looking into WhatsApp’s announcement that it would over time limit users’ access to their chat lists, incoming voice or video calls if they do not accept the new terms of the privacy policy, according to government officials. A decision on the issue is likely to be made soon, one of the officials said. On May 7, WhatsApp said it will not delete any accounts that did not…

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The ransomware gang that hacked the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) published sensitive data of more than two dozen officers on Tuesday, May 11. The former vowed to expose all info if the demand is not met.  A ransomware group, Babuk, first claimed the cyberattack to D.C. police on April 27. It started with mere screenshots of the leak.  A day after, Babuk published data marked as “confidential” and personal data of the police in a 100-page file on the dark web. The hackers, if not paid, vowed to release more sensitive data. (Photo : Sean Gallup/Getty Images)BERLIN, GERMANY…

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Urian B., Tech Times 11 May 2021, 09:05 pm (Photo : Screenshot From PlayStation Official Website) New PS5 Restock Alert Requires People to Become Paying Members to Get One Getting a PS5 restock is extremely hard, and now, with paying membership required, things could get a bit more difficult. One might agree that the PS5 available stock is something that a lot of gamers are watching out for despite the console launching back in November of 2020. Buyers vs Scalpers The first big problem that gamers are now experiencing is that they have to fight against scalpers that reportedly use…

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Matter may be a scientific term, but for the tech industry, it is the coalition of big techs among Amazon, Apple, and Google that aims to bring smart home solutions and products to the market. The collaboration among the three companies is aiming to bring their collective products by this year, but there is still a lot to consider with its coming launch. (Photo : Zigbee Alliance) While the three companies are known to be rivals in almost anything, and even outside smart home solutions, they have come together for the said project with hopes to debut one of the…

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Thanks to the PS Remote Play app’s update, the popular PS5 DualSense console now supports iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices. Sony confirmed this innovation, saying that fans can now use their controllers to play various PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 titles remotely on their iPod touch models, iPad flagships, Apple TV, and iPhone devices. (Photo : Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)An attendee walks past the PlayStation logo in the Sony Interactive Entertainment booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2018 on September 20, 2018 in Chiba, Japan. The Tokyo Game Show is held from September 20 to 23, 2018. This…

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(Photo : Pixabay/StockSnap) YouTube Shorts creators get paid YouTube announced on Tuesday, May 11, that a $100 million fund will pay the most popular creators on its latest platform, YouTube Shorts, which is set to be a competitor of TikTok. YouTube Shorts to Pay Creators YouTube said in a blog post that the Shorts Fund is just the first step in their journey to build a long-term monetization model for Shorts on YouTube. The company added the fund will be launched in the coming months. The fund comes as Google-owned YouTube tries to grow its user and creator base for its short-form video…

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Bose announced today that it will begin selling direct-to-consumer SoundControl hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss on May 18th. They’ll cost $849.95 and will be sold directly by Bose in five states — Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas — before they’re available nationally. The hearing aids are meant to be fit and controlled by the wearer without needing to see an audiologist for a hearing test and professional fitting. They use standard hearing aid batteries that Bose says will last up to four days if used 14 hours a day. Volume, treble and…

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Right now, Facebook Messenger, Signal, WhatsApp, and other messaging applications are important as they allow people to connect with one another, especially during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, which is still greatly affecting some countries across the globe.  (Photo : Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)The Snapchat app is displayed on the home screen of an iPhone on May 2, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. Stock prices for Snapchat dropped 20 percent before slightly rebounding after reporting first quarter earnings of $230.66 million on Tuesday that didn’t meet analyst expectations of $243.6 million However, various security experts revealed that these online…

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Samsung representatives won’t show up in person to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, according to a statement obtained by Reuters. The company says it has “made the decision to withdraw from exhibiting in-person” and will instead attend remotely to prioritize the health and safety of its customers and employees. Samsung has yet to announce what its remote presence will look like. The in-person event is still scheduled to happen in June, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and difficulties with vaccination availability outside the US. The GSM Association, which organizes the event, also fought against shutting down last year’s…

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