Sony PlayStation 6 could arrive sometime after 2027

Sony’s PlayStation 6 will not launch until 2027, according to an internal document, which is highly probable given the 7-year gap between PS4 and PS5.

The PS5, the current generation of PlayStation, made its debut in 2020. While the PS4 was introduced seven years ago, in 2013,

5.4 million Twitter users’ data stolen in 2021 shared online for free

A hacker forum has made available for free more than 5.4 million Twitter user records that contained private data that was acquired through an API flaw rectified in January.

By utilising a Twitter API vulnerability, this data was gathered in December 2021. Private phone numbers and email addresses that are not intended for public use are mixed in with scraped public data.

Google secures Chrome with emergency update to fix 8th zero-day in 2022

The eight zero-day vulnerability used in cyberattacks this year has been fixed by Google in an emergency security update for the desktop version of the Chrome web browser.

Google has withheld information about the issue to stop its malicious exploitation from spreading since users need time to apply the security update to their Chrome systems.

Snapchat officially makes its Microsoft Store debut

The Progressive Web App (PWA) for the social media platform would function through Microsoft Edge on machines running Windows 10 and 11.

This application will be built on the web version of Snap. This is powered by Microsoft Edge, a Chromium-based browser that was released earlier this year.

Experimental self-driving buses hit Seoul streets

The new vehicle features rounded edges and wide windows that give it a toy-like appearance rather than the appearance of a technological advance.

Instead of spending money on pricey sensors, it uses cameras and lasers to find its way. For the time being, the bus will operate on its own, travelling 3.4 kilometres in 20 minutes around a brief circuit in central Seoul.

Samsung reveals it has the ability to remotely disable any of its TVs worldwide

TV Block is the name of the technology, which is “pre-loaded on all Samsung TV products.” When a TV is proven to have been stolen, Samsung records its serial number and then waits for it to be online.

The serial number is then examined, and if it appears on the list, “the blocking system is implemented, disabling all the television functions.”

WhatsApp data breach: Nearly 500 million users’ records up for sale

A database of 487 million mobile numbers used for WhatsApp, updated for 2022 and containing information from 84 countries, is for sale.

Of the disclosed records, more than 32 million are from US users, and 11 million are from UK users. Egypt, Italy, Saudi Arabia, France, Turkey, and Russia are some countries that are impacted.

WhatsApp begins testing voice status updates on iOS beta

Users will be able to attach audio notes to their status updates with the new functionality.

When users don’t write any text, the microphone icon will appear, allowing them to post a voice message up to 30 seconds long to their status updates.

FCC bans Huawei and ZTE equipment in US, citing national security risk

Due to concerns about national security, the FCC has prohibited communications and video surveillance equipment from numerous China-based companies, including Huawei and ZTE.

The US government has frequently targeted Huawei and ZTE due to espionage fears. However, the restriction also bars Dahua, Hytera, and Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology from selling equipment in the US.

Twitter closes its Brussels office, raising concerns about compliance

The closure of Twitter’s entire Brussels headquarters raises concerns about the social media giant’s compliance with recent EU regulations governing the major IT industry.

Senior officials have expressed confidence that  Twitter’s ability to abide by important EU legislation impacting large tech companies is not in danger as a result of the withdrawals from the Brussels office.

UK prohibits Chinese CCTV cameras in ‘sensitive’ government facilities

Government agencies have been urged not to link such equipment to their departmental core networks and to think about removing and replacing Chinese video cameras placed in ‘sensitive’ locations.

Additionally, departments have been urged to think about whether they want to extend the same regulation to any locations that do not fall under the category of “sensitive”.

Stability AI releases Stable Diffusion 2.0

The Stable Diffusion 2.0 version features reliable text-to-image models that were trained using a brand-new text encoder (OpenCLIP), created by LAION with assistance from Stability AI.

It improves the quality of the generated images compared to earlier V1 releases. The text-to-image models in this edition can create images with 512×512 and 768×768 pixel resolutions as their default settings.

Amazon intends to spend $1 billion every year on movies for theaters

Amazon plans to produce 12 to 15 films a year for theatrical release. Given that Universal and Warner have nearly comparable budgets, the investment might increase revenues by 15%–20%.

Next year, Amazon will distribute fewer movies in theatres, but it will gradually expand that number. It has the same number of releases as well-known studios like Paramount Pictures.

Shadow Drive: Shadow introduces a cloud storage platform

With two distinct products, Shadow is now officially a tech company. In addition to its cloud computing service, the business is introducing Shadow Drive, a cloud storage solution built on Nextcloud.

Like WordPress.com can handle your WordPress website for you, Shadow Drive is a hosted service, so you don’t have to operate your own server or maintain anything.