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Sony’s PS5 Outstrips Predecessor with 10 Mln Units Sold Since Nov. Launch

Sony’s PS5 Outstrips Predecessor with 10 Mln Units Sold Since Nov. Launch

Sony Group Corp said on Wednesday its PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming console has sold more than 10 million units since launching last November, outstripping sales of its predecessor even as the Japanese firm grapples with a global chip shortage. The PS5, which offers cutting edge graphics and faster

Turn Off, Turn On: Simple Step Can Thwart Top Phone Hackers

Turn Off, Turn On: Simple Step Can Thwart Top Phone Hackers

As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure. Step One: Turn off phone. Step Two: Turn it back on. That’s it.

Feline Okay? the App that Tells You if Your Cat’s Happy

Cat owners who love to take pictures of their furry friends now have a new excuse to pull out their smartphones and take a snapshot: it may actually help the cat. A Calgary, Alberta, animal health technology company, Sylvester.ai, has developed an app called Tably that uses the phone’s camera to

Hacked US Tech Firm Secures Tool to Restore Services

Hacked US Tech Firm Secures Tool to Restore Services

A US tech firm hit by a massive ransomware attack said it had obtained a decryption tool that allows it to unlock networks for the approximately 1,500 businesses affected. Miami-based Kaseya shut down its servers after the July 2 attack that affected businesses from pharmacies to gas stations in

Industry Execs: Car Chip Shortage to Abate, Smartphones Could be Next

Industry Execs: Car Chip Shortage to Abate, Smartphones Could be Next

The semiconductor shortage that has gripped the world could last well into 2022 and hit smartphone production next, foreshadowing deficient supply for a range of appliances and industrial equipment, industry executives and an economist said. The automotive sector has suffered the most this year b

Mercedes-Benz Hits Accelerator in E-car Race with Tesla

Mercedes-Benz Hits Accelerator in E-car Race with Tesla

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler plans to invest more than 40 billion euros ($47 billion) by 2030 to be ready to take on Tesla in an all-electric car market, but warned the shift in technology would lead to job cuts. Outlining its strategy for an electric future, the inventor of the modern motor car s

Instagram to Let Users Control How Much Sensitive Content They See

Instagram to Let Users Control How Much Sensitive Content They See

Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its “Explore” tab, the company said on Tuesday. The Explore tab displays popular photos, locations and searches based on the user’s interests and allows them to pick from categor

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