Graphics card sales fall off a cliff – but there are good reasons why

Graphics card sales are in a major slump, at least going by the latest figures from an analyst firm which keeps regular track of the GPU world. The headline stats for Q3 2022 from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) make for pretty miserable viewing, with sales of both integrated (on processors) and discrete (standalone) GPUs falling to 75.5 million units. That’s down a towering 25.1% compared to the same quarter in the previous year (and it’s a slump of 10.5% when stacked up against the previous quarter of this year, Q2…

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Malicious apps masquerade as Android file managers to spread malware

A new batch of malicious Android apps have managed to slither their way into the Google Play Store and enjoy more than ten thousand downloads before being removed, experts have warned. Cybersecurity researchers from Bitdefender recently discovered four such apps: “X-File Manager”, “FileVoyager”, “PhoneAID, Cleaner, Booster 2.6”, and “LiteCleaner M”. Between them, they amassed at least 16,000 downloads, and they were distributing Sharkbot – a known banking trojan malware. The apps are disguised as utility solutions – three are file management apps, while the fourth one is a memory and…

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Amazon’s best-selling standing desk is even cheaper for Black Friday

Right now, you can save $130 off the FEZIBO electric adjustable height standing desk at Amazon. That brings its price down to just $199.99, making it one of the cheapest standing desk deals we’ve seen for Black Friday. Note that you need to be an Amazon Prime member to access this price. Many of us have shifted to working from home during the last couple of years, and if your home office furniture is starting to show the strain, Black Friday 2022 is a great opportunity to upgrade and this…

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Graphics card sales fall off a cliff – but there are good reasons why

Graphics card sales are in a major slump, at least going by the latest figures from an analyst firm which keeps regular track of the GPU world. The headline stats for Q3 2022 from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) make for pretty miserable viewing, with sales of both integrated (on processors) and discrete (standalone) GPUs falling to 75.5 million units. That’s down a towering 25.1% compared to the same quarter in the previous year (and it’s a slump of 10.5% when stacked up against the previous quarter of this year, Q2…

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Meet the hidden power behind your next great remote working device

Now that working remotely has become an integral part of our lives for many of us, it’s perhaps time to think about taking it to the next level. To really get the most out of the flexibility that working from home (or any non-office location) brings, you’ll need a powerful device with long-lasting battery life, but also one that is able to be easily carried around and remain connected wherever you are. You’ll probably be aware of some of the biggest manufacturer names when it comes to certain devices, but…

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Tax filing software caught sending personal financial info to Meta: report

Several tax prep services have been found sending sensitive financial information to Meta, including people’s income, filing status, and even amounts won in college scholarships. The information comes via an investigative report from The Markup, which claims that Meta Pixel implementation in tax filing services has led to unintended data collection on Meta’s part. Meta Pixel is a piece of Javascript code created by Meta that lets companies track user activity as a way to “measure the effectiveness of [ads and the design]” of their websites. As it turns out,…

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