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UK Parliament approves law to strictly regulate Big Tech companies

In a nutshell: Big Tech is the term conventionally given to the largest technology companies. This group of financial and economic titans essentially “owns” the IT market and is subject to increasingly tighter scrutiny from government authorities around the world. The UK Parliament recently approved a new bill concerning digital markets and consumer rights, designed

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LTO magnetic tape shipments reached a record 152.9 exabytes in 2023

In context: The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) format for tape-based magnetic data recording was developed in the Nineties as an open-standard alternative to proprietary tape formats. The technology provides native encryption and compression support, and it is still one of the most used “cold” storage media in data center and enterprise environments. The three companies behind

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Popular recording software used in courtrooms infected by password-stealing backdoor

In context: Supply chain attacks are usually conceived to target a specific company by infecting a single element involved in the manufacturing or distribution of a software product. Once the supply chain is compromised, all downstream users and customers of the affected company can be easily targeted as well. Justice AV Solutions (JAVS) provides software

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This desk hides a full gaming PC, RTX 4090, and widescreen OLED monitor included

TL;DR: For people who don’t like the look of a clunky desk with a PC and peripherals piled on top, this video is a must-watch. In fact, it’s a must watch for anyone interested in clever craftsmanship and technology. The 27-minute video documents the process of building an invisible PC, along with the custom-made parts

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Doom: The Dark Ages could be the next major title in the popular gaming franchise

Demons May Cry: Leaks about the development of a new Doom game have circulated for years. The latest, unconfirmed rumors suggest a potential reveal date during the upcoming Xbox showcase. Developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks have been busy working on a new game in the Doom franchise for at least four years. This

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Mass layoffs hit the gaming industry: 10,100 jobs lost this year so far, compared to 10,500 in all of 2023

In brief: While the tech business as a whole has seen the mass layoffs from last year continue into 2024, the video game industry has had an even worse time over the last five and a half months. According to a tracker, more than 10,000 people have been laid off across the video game sector

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Spotify is shutting down Car Thing in December, and owners are begging for an SDK

A hot potato: Spotify’s Car Thing, a mini infotainment system designed to facilitate streaming in older vehicles, was an ambitious project that happened to arrive at the worst possible time. It’s since been stamped with an expiration date and some owners are up in arms. The company started testing the gadget in 2019 to learn

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