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Samsung stops updating the Galaxy S8 after four years

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ recently reached end-of-life status with the Korean tech giant, meaning it’ll no longer receive security updates of any kind. In this day and age, it’s incredibly risky to run a smartphone that can’t receive regular security updates. As Droid Life highlights, both of the former flagships have been on a […]

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World’s first ‘Esports Gym’ opening in Tokyo, offers members pro coaching

In what could add fuel to the argument over whether esports is a “real” sport, the world’s first gym designed specifically for players is opening in Tokyo, offering members training in several popular titles. Sankaku Complex (via Kotaku) reports that the Tokyo-based gym, which resembles a traditional internet café, will offer online and in-person professional […]

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Epic Games v. Apple trial reveals emails detailing Walmart’s Project Storm cloud gaming service

The Epic Games v. Apple trial keeps revealing more than some companies might have wanted. In an exchange of confidential emails between Walmart and Epic, the multinational retailer pitched the Project Storm cloud gaming service intending to bring Fortnite into the yet unreleased platform. Moreover, the emails also describe how the service works and show […]

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TSMC reportedly planning up to six chip plants in Arizona

Chipmakers are investing money hand over fist in an attempt to alleviate the ongoing chip shortage, but even with all of the money in the world, time is the biggest enemy. Some, like Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, believe it could take a couple of years before they’re able to catch back up with demand. Taiwan […]

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Apple released patches for all its operating systems today to squash an actively exploited WebKit flaw

It’s time to update your Apple devices again. Yes, you did just update them just recently, but Apple was alerted to a WebKit bug that may have already been exploited in the wild.This makes the second WebKit arbitrary code execution bug in as many months. Last week Apple finally pushed out iOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, […]

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Amazon paid no corporate tax in Europe last year despite record sales income

Amazon’s business is booming worldwide amid the fast adoption of online retail, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that its tax behavior is yet again under the lens of regulators in Europe and the US — its biggest markets. The company has been using various methods to reduce or altogether avoid paying its fair share, […]

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Dell issues high-priority security patch for hundreds of machines dating back to 2009

If you thought your aging Dell laptop was safe from modern malware or hacking exploits, think again. Dell has just released a retroactive, high-priority software patch for hundreds of its machines, some of which have initial releases dating back to 2009. The patch addresses an “insufficient access control vulnerability” present in the dbutil_2_3.sys driver, which […]