Rugged devices are becoming an increasingly popular business choice

Businesses are looking to invest more in rugged devices as they seek to get more for their money, new research has found. The Getac-commissioned IDC InfoBrief found that rugged devices can lower the total cost of ownership while helping companies meet their ESG goals. The figures come from 990 IT decision-makers from different industries globally … Read more

Adobe Firefly’s latest image model looks like a generational leap and I can’t wait to try it

Adobe Firefly is already a hit with Photoshop users of all stripes but this next iteration could make the generative image tool that does not rely on publicly-scrapped images indispensable. This week, at its Adobe Max in London, the company announced an update to its Photoshop Firefly generative AI utility that deepens the integration and … Read more

Nikon Z 40mm f/2 review: this cheap, modern ‘nifty forty’ has been my every day lens for over a year and it hasn’t let me down

Two-minute review Nikon’s Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 is one of two lightweight, inexpensive prime lenses for the Z-mount – the other being the wider 28mm f/2.8.  At 40mm, it’s currently the closest match to the ‘nifty fifty’ lenses of old, aiming to provide a lightweight lens with a compact footprint, flexible focal length, and a … Read more

Could ChatGPT be the next big cybersecurity worry — researchers say it can crack systems faster than ever before

LLMs such as ChatGPT might just be the next cybersecurity worry, according to the latest findings by researchers. Previously believed to only be able to exploit simpler cybersecurity vulnerabilities, LLMs have shown a surprisingly high proficiency in exploiting complex ones as well.  Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) found that GPT-4 demonstrates a … Read more

Meta Quest’s software is coming to new Asus ROG and Lenovo headsets

It’s a big day for Quest users. Meta has announced it’s giving third-party companies open access to its headsets’ operating system to expand the technology. The tech giant wants developers to take the OS, expand into other frontiers, and accomplish two main goals: give consumers more choice in the virtual reality gaming market and give … Read more

Can’t find your pics amongst a sea of GIFs and memes? A Google Photos update could fix that

An update to Google Photos could help you better organize pictures and make it easier to find your photos among all those saved memes, WhatsApp pics, and GIFs. Reliable Tipster AssembleDebug spotted details of the update in the code for Google Photos version 6.79.0.624777117, which seemingly lets you view and organize all the pictures on … Read more

Sony’s wearable air conditioner is the first step towards a real Dune stillsuit

In Frank Herbert’s Dune, the Fremen natives who inhabit the desert planet Arrakis wear moisture-capturing stillsuits to survive the sweltering conditions. Now, living in London, I have little need for a full-blown stillsuit, but if you’ve ever attempted to ride the Central Line at peak commuting hours in summertime, you’ll share my wish for a … Read more

Instant Vortex 9-quart Air Fryer with VersaZone technology review: competent, but not flawless

Instant Vortex 9-quart Air Fryer with VersaZone Technology: One-minute review Instant has long been a leader in the air fryer space and its latest model, the Vortex 9-quart Air Fryer with VersaZone Technology (also called Vortex Plus VersaZone Air Fyer 8.5L in the UK and Vortex Plus Versazone XXL Air Fryer 8.5L in Australia) aims … Read more

NYT Strands today — hints, answers and spangram for Tuesday, April 23 (game #51)

Here we are then with another edition of the NYT’s new(ish) Strands puzzle. It’s not quite as popular as Wordle or Connections just yet, but it’s great fun and could easily reach the same levels in time. Below, you’ll find a selection of hints to help you solve what can be a difficult game, so … Read more

Quordle today – hints and answers for Tuesday, April 23 (game #820)

Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of Quordle – the game that challenges you to solve four games of Wordle at the same time. Or to solve them consecutively, in the case of the Daily Sequence variation. You’ll find the answers to both puzzles below, plus hints for the standard version (if you play the Sequence version … Read more