Malicious Google Chrome extensions installed on more than one million devices

A set of malicious Google Chrome extensions designed to monitor browsing activity have been installed on more than 1.4 million devices, researchers have reported. As described in a blog post from security company McAfee, the purpose of the scam is to modify the victim’s browser cookies each time they visit an ecommerce website, thereby netting the operator an affiliate fee for any purchases made. Although two extensions branded as “Netflix Party” have now been removed from the official extension marketplace, McAfee says the remainder are still available to download. Chrome…

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Logitech G502 X Plus

Logitech G502 X Plus: One-minute review The Logitech G502 X Plus ushers in a new era for the legendary and still popular Logitech G502 line. The release of this new entry, launched alongside the new wired Logitech G502 X and the new Logitech G502 X Lightspeed Wireless, has been a long time coming. But, now that it’s out, it’s proven to be worth the wait, thanks to the improvements in its optical switches, wireless performance, and design. Massive changes, especially to cult classics like the Logitech G502 and the Logitech…

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This obscure startup wants to kill Blu-ray, tape with ‘cheap’ 1TB optical disc

Folio Photonics has announced new advances in the field of material science it says will pave the way for ultra high-capacity, low-cost optical disc cartridges. The data storage company claims to have developed the first “economically-viable, enterprise-scale optical storage discs with dynamic multi-layer write/read capabilities”, delivering a dramatic improvement in cost per capacity. Modern archival discs feature only three optical layers per side, but the breakthrough achieved by Folio Photonics allows for up to 16 layers to be applied to each surface of a disc, increasing capacity significantly. Greater storage…

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Hey esports fans, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 is the monitor you’ll want to buy

Samsung is stepping into new territory as it has revealed its very first OLED gaming monitor. the aptly named Odyssey OLED G8 and it’s packed to the gills with features. The most notable aspect of the G8 is its blazing fast response rate, which clocks in at just 0.1ms, or 1/10th the typical 1ms response rate of some of the best gaming monitors around. Not just that, the ultra-thin form factor and high quality display output make this one of the best ultrawide monitors you’ll find.  The Samsung Odyssey OLED…

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The Last of Us Part 1 review

I’ve never been one for replaying games once I’ve finished them. Restarting? Yes. The Witcher 3 and Divinity: Original Sin are just a couple of victims of my ADHD-addled brain, abandoned and returned to. My pile of shame is practically the entirety of my gaming library. Which is why it’s bordering on a miracle that I’ve watched the credits roll on every Naughty Dog title I’ve played.  Whether it’s Uncharted or The Last of Us, the cinematic storytelling is perfectly paced to hold my attention. These are games for people…

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I tried Philips’ new OLED TVs with built-in Dolby Atmos sound, and they’re dazzling

Philips TVs has unveiled its latest high-end OLED TVs at a Berlin event running parallel to IFA 2022, and I had the chance go hands on with the right away, and they’re a very interesting pair. They’re the Philips OLED+907 and Philips OLED+937, and they’re very much like a little sibling and a big sibling both battling for a place in our list of the best OLED TVs. What they have in common is that they’re both based on LG Display’s highest-end OLED EX panel – which is known as…

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Bluehost vs GoDaddy: Two top web hosting providers compared

Bluehost and GoDaddy are two of the most popular web hosting providers in today’s market. Both offer a range of features to suit every website builder, from low-end servers for beginners all the way up to high-powered corporate solutions at an affordable price point. With over five million websites hosted by each company alone, it’s an indication that they are doing something right – but which one will best serve your needs? While these web hosts share many similarities, they do have some key differences. When you’re looking for a…

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This James Webb telescope image may be hiding more than just the stars

A new phishing campaign is taking advantage of interest in the images captured by the James Webb telescope to infect victims with malware, analysts have warned. A report from security firm Securonix found cybercriminals are embedding malware capable of bypassing antivirus filters into an image of the SMACS 0723 galaxy cluster, published by NASA earlier this year. Although at first the image appears entirely innocuous, inspecting the file in a text editor reveals code designed to trigger the download of a malicious executable. James Webb telescope images In July 2022,…

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DualSense Edge: everything you need to know about the PS5 pro controller

With the DualSense Edge finally being revealed, we now know what the PS5’s long-rumored pro-standard controller looks like. The DualSense Edge was announced at Gamescom 2022‘s Opening Night Live presentation. Sony debuted the controller at the showcase with an all too brief teaser showing off the upgraded controller and its bespoke features that put it some notches above the regular DualSense controller. Sony is the last of the big three console manufacturers to offer a more advanced controller for its system. Microsoft led the pack with its Xbox Elite Wireless…

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New God of War Ragnarok abilities revealed, including incinerating blades

God of War: Ragnarok will hand Kratos a bunch of new abilities to play with, including a couple of elemental super-moves and a selection of shields. With God of War: Ragnarok only a couple of months from release, its developers have started filling us in on what we can expect from Kratos and Atreus’ next adventure. Speaking to Game Informer, lead combat designers Mihir Sheth and Denny Yeh said the dynamic duo has a few new toys to play with, filling in the gaps of the first God of War.…

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