Cougar Omnes Essential headset review: not the prettiest but pretty great for the price

Cougar Omnes Essential: One-minute review The Cougar Omnes Essential is Cougar’s latest wireless gaming headset. Cougar is a trusted name when it comes to gaming, and we have previously vouched for its Mars gaming desk. The gaming headset is a pretty modest-looking release that offers just what’s necessary. It promises a lag-free connection, immersive sound, and immense comfort. The Omnes Essential is available in the US and Australia and costs $99.99 (AU$149). It is compatible with PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox and sports a detachable noise-canceling mic. For its…

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Apple rumored to be planning larger OLED iPad Pros for 2024

We last got an iPad Pro refresh in October 2022, when the premium 11-inch and 12.9-inch slates were updated with the Apple M2 processor. According to the rumor mill, those screens will be changing in 2024 when the next models are due to appear. This comes from display analyst Ross Young, speaking to MacRumors. First, the display technology will apparently be changing from the IPS LCD LED (11-inch) and IPS LCD mini-LED (12.9-inch) of the current iPad Pros to OLED – just like the flagship iPhones. That should mean even…

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Silicon Power Armor A85 5TB review

Silicon Power Armor A85 5TB: Two minute review With the advent of faster USB standards and flash drives, external storage is incredibly popular, even if it can cost plenty to purchase larger capacity drives. The Silicon Power A85 is a simple yet effective design that uses an extruded aluminium tube, capped at both ends in plastic to hold a 2.5-inch hard drive and protect it from the elements. For those with a long memory, we first reviewed it in 2017 here, and remarked on its robust nature. This construction makes…

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Microsoft in 2022: year in review

What kind of 2022 did Microsoft experience? The company made some big moves during the course of this year, including a gargantuan near-$70 billion acquisition – mired in controversy – and it also brought the first major feature update to Windows 11. Let’s take a deep dive into how Microsoft fared across the software, hardware, and gaming fronts over the past year. Windows 11’s big update (and bugged updates) Windows 11 is still relatively new, having arrived late in 2021, and the biggest thing to happen to the OS this…

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Microsoft in 2022: year in review

What kind of 2022 did Microsoft experience? The company made some big moves during the course of this year, including a gargantuan near-$70 billion acquisition – mired in controversy – and it also brought the first major feature update to Windows 11. Let’s take a deep dive into how Microsoft fared across the software, hardware, and gaming fronts over the past year. Windows 11’s big update (and bugged updates) Windows 11 is still relatively new, having arrived late in 2021, and the biggest thing to happen to the OS this…

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JBL Endurance Peak II review: almost the perfect workout headphones

JBL Endurance Peak II: One-minute review The JBL Endurance Peak II are serious earbuds for serious workouts. They provide the fit and comfort that will get you through just about any exercise routine without having to adjust or mess with them. And, the sound quality with its big bass will keep your heart pumping to get through that last rep or the last 100 yards of a difficult run. In essence, they do just enough right that most people in the market for the best running headphones or the best…

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Crypto platform 3Commas confirms major API breach, FBI to investigate

Cryptocurrency trading platform 3Commas has confirmed it suffered a data breach that saw API data stolen. As per the announcement, an unknown threat actor posted 3Commas’ API database to Pastebin, on December 28.  After analyzing the database, the company confirmed its authenticity, saying “at this point, 3Commas can unfortunately confirm that some of 3Commas’ users’ API data (API keys, secrets and passphrases) have been disclosed by a third party”.  Stolen money While the leaks revolve around API data at the moment, 3Commas’ does not exclude the possibility of other data…

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Netgear Wi-Fi routers need to be patched immediately

Netgear has issued a patch for a high-severity vulnerability found in almost a dozen of its Wi-Fi routers and urged its users to apply the fix immediately.  Given the destructive potential of the flaw, Netgear did not disclose the details, other than saying that it’s a pre-authentication buffer overflow vulnerability, which could be used for all kinds of malicious activity, from crashing the device after a denial of service, to arbitrary code execution. To abuse the vulnerability, the attackers do not need user permission or user interaction. The flaw can…

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Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti GPU rumored price is predictably weighty

Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti, which is purportedly on the verge of being launched, could retail for $799 according to the latest from the GPU grapevine. VideoCardz reports that multiple sources in China are claiming that the RTX 4070 Ti will pitch in at least 10% cheaper than the canceled RTX 4080 12GB, with both of these models essentially being the same graphics card (at least going by the leaked core specs for the 4070 Ti, anyway; we’ll come back to that as there’s been fresh spillage on this front elsewhere).…

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Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti GPU rumored price is predictably weighty

Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti, which is purportedly on the verge of being launched, could retail for $799 according to the latest from the GPU grapevine. VideoCardz reports that multiple sources in China are claiming that the RTX 4070 Ti will pitch in at least 10% cheaper than the canceled RTX 4080 12GB, with both of these models essentially being the same graphics card (at least going by the leaked core specs for the 4070 Ti, anyway; we’ll come back to that as there’s been fresh spillage on this front elsewhere).…

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