Oracle is moving its global HQ in major healthcare switch

Oracle has confirmed it will soon relocating its global headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee, in a moved apparently aimed at positioning the company closer to a major hub in the healthcare industry. The announcement, made by company chairman Larry Ellison at the Oracle Health Summit, marks a surprising shift from the company’s previous decision to move … Read more

Fortnite Festival’s next major headlining star is Billie Eilish

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite Festival season 3 will feature pop star Billie Eilish. Starting today (April 23) through to June 13, the award-winning singer will be taking the stage in the latest season alongside new outfits, instruments, emotes, Jam Tracks, and more items themed after the artist, some of which can be earned … Read more

UnitedHealth confirms major cyberattack, says hackers stole “substantial” amount of patient data

UnitedHealth Group has issued an update on the data breach that recently struck its subsidiary, Change Healthcare. The healthcare giant suffered a ransomware attack that knocked some of its services offline and affected different pharmacies and other adjacent businesses across the United States. In an update, UnitedHealth Group said that based on initial targeted data … Read more

Some Samsung Galaxy owners are getting screen replacements to fix major issue

Last week, several Galaxy owners took to the internet to complain about seeing a distracting green line going down their phone’s screen. It was unclear if Samsung would address this issue or ignore it. As it turns out, the tech giant is going to help people fix the problem, but it’s not making it easy. … Read more

A key Apple app is rumored to be getting a major upgrade in macOS 15

We’re set to hear much more about what’s coming with macOS 15 when Apple‘s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) gets underway on June 10 – and one app in particular is rumored to be getting a major upgrade. That app is the Calculator app, and while it perhaps isn’t the most exciting piece of software … Read more

iPhone 16 Pro camera could bring major upgrades [The CultCast]

The iPhone 16 Pro camera might knock our socks off with new upgrades. Image: Cult of Mac This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: The latest rumors about the iPhone 16 Pro’s camera make it sound better than ever. That’s no surprise, considering Apple makes a big deal out of the iPhone camera every year. … Read more

‘Hollywood Con Queen’ on Apple TV+ documents major scam

A new three-part documentary series explores the story of an international con artist impersonating Hollywood’s most powerful women, Apple TV+ said Monday. And it provided a “first look” image, above. You can watch Hollywood Con Queen on Apple TV+ starting May 8. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith created the three-part series. It’s based on investigative … Read more

AI now beats humans at basic tasks — new benchmarks are needed, says major report

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems, such as the chatbot ChatGPT, have become so advanced that they now very nearly match or exceed human performance in tasks including reading comprehension, image classification and competition-level mathematics, according to a new report (see ‘Speedy advances’). Rapid progress in the development of these systems also means that many common benchmarks … Read more

Major Palo Alto security flaw is being exploited via Python zero-day backdoor

For weeks now, unidentified threat actors have been leveraging a critical zero-day vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks’ PAN-OS software, running arbitrary code on vulnerable firewalls, with root privilege.  Multiple security researchers have flagged the campaign, including Palo Alto Networks’ own Unit 42, noting a single threat actor group has been abusing a vulnerability called command … Read more

100 million iPods sold is a major milestone

April 9, 2007: Apple sells its 100 millionth iPod. Coming five-and-a-half years after the portable music player went on sale, the landmark event confirms the iPod as Apple’s most popular product of all time. Until the iPhone arrives a couple months later, that is! iPod becomes Apple’s biggest product Launched in 2001, the original iPod … Read more