Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser 4K TV

Two-minute review The Hisense L9G is a revelation for the living room, but superior technology never comes cheap. This $5,499 (about £4000, AU$7500)  projector packs in some primo features you’d expect out of the best projectors from its ultra-short-throw design, tri-color laser light engine, HDMI 2.1 ports with eARC, HDR support, an Android TV interface, and powerful 40W speakers. A taste of the projector’s quality is on display right from the get go. It takes minutes to set up after getting it out of the box (though it’s an effort…

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Google unveils another step in its much-needed privacy boost

Google has announced that its Privacy Sandbox proposal is one step closer to becoming reality as the company is preparing its next stage of trials which will focus on ads relevance and measurement. For those unfamiliar, the search giant first unveiled its Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) plan to replace third-party browser cookies before announcing Google Topics as part of its Privacy Sandbox initiative as a replacement following backlash on the move.  TechRadar needs you! We’re looking at how our readers use VPNs with different devices so we can improve…

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AWS instances will now automatically recover your files in event of a failure

Picking up right where you left off in the event of a failure will now be possible for those running Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) instances on AWS. Previously, if customers wanted to set an EC2 instance to recover automatically, they could only do so by setting up an alarm in Amazon CloudWatch. Now though, if an underlying hardware problem comes along, EC2 instances will be automatically recovered on Amazon’s cloud computing service where they’ll receive a new instance ID, private IP addresses, public IPv4 IP address, Elastic IP addresses and…

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Netflix confirms the end of Top Boy after one final chapter

Netflix has confirmed that Top Boy, the British gangster drama it rebooted in 2019, will end after a third and final season.  The drama, which ran for two seasons on British broadcaster Channel 4 before being dropped in 2014, has just debuted its second season on the streamer.  Top Boy stars Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson (better known to some as rapper Kano) and is set in the heart of London on the fictional Summerhouse estate. It follows partners Dushane and Sully, two notorious drug dealers who, despite a wish…

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Battlefield 2042’s big map changes leave fans disappointed

Battlefield 2042 developer EA Dice has outlined the game’s first major changes, following the announcement last month that it will dedicate several updates to streamlining and improving the game’s multiplayer maps. In a blog post, the developer said it’s taking on community feedback to overhaul two maps first – Traversal and Kaleidoscope. The spawn and flag points on both will be moved close together to reduce the time players spend traveling, and the distribution of vehicles will be tweaked so you’re forced to spend less time on foot. Extra cover…

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Report: E3 2022 in all forms is canceled and we can’t believe it

Consider this the other shoe dropping. Almost three months after deciding to make the E3 gaming conference an all-digital event, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has reportedly pulled the plug on the entire affair. The news comes via an industry insider, Will Powers, PR lead, Americas for popular gaming gear company Razer. He tweeted the news of the apparent cancellation on Thursday:  Just got an email… It’s official, E3 digital is official cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…March 31, 2022 See more If this holds true, there…

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Samsung’s new QLED TVs have an NFT marketplace – here’s why that’s a bad idea

When Samsung announced back at CES 2022 that its new 2022 QLED TVs would include an NFT marketplace, more than a few eyebrows were raised. For some, it represented a major shift in how NFTs are purchased and consumed… for others, well, it marked another venture down a lucrative rabbit hole that could set a bad precedent for the industry. Whatever your current outlook on Samsung’s NFT project is, the company has announced that it’s doubling down on the venture with a new partnership with Nifty Gateway.  Nifty Gateway, in…

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Apple could be working on a whole host of financial and banking tools

Apple is reportedly working on a multi-year plan to develop its own payment processing technology and infrastructure in an effort to further build out its portfolio of financial products. As reported by Bloomberg, the move would allow the iPhone maker to reduce its reliance on outside partners but it could also enable the company to expand its payment features beyond the US. According to people familiar with the matter that spoke with the news outlet, the multi-year plan would bring a number of financial tasks in-house including payment processing, risk…

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Microsoft has some serious reservations about working in the metaverse

For Microsoft, the merging of the metaverse and the business world is inevitable, and therefore, something to be prepared for – especially from a security perspective. In a blog post written by Charlie Bell, the company’s Executive Vice President for Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management, the company notes that the metaverse, just as any other quantum leap in technology, brings with it various fraudsters, wheelers-dealers, and other suspicious-looking types. “There is an inherent social engineering advantage with the novelty of any new technology,” Bell says, anticipating that the Business Email…

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Massive Google Workspace update dials up the fight for hybrid working supremacy

Google has lifted the lid on a series of updates for its Workspace suite of productivity and collaboration software designed to cater to the needs of the hybrid working era. Some of the upgrades are small, like the ability to react with emojis during video meetings, but others could have a major impact on the way in which workers collaborate on shared documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Most significantly, Google says it will integrate Meet directly into Docs, Sheets and Slides in the coming weeks, which will allow Google Workspace users…

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