Thieves used audio deepfake technology to clone a businessman’s voice and order a $35 million transfer to foreign accounts, according to a court document obtained by Forbes. It’s the most successful “deep voice” heist so far, though it may be just a small part of a growing trend.
Continuous scrolling is one of the hallmarks of modern app design. You can scroll forever on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to see an endless stream of content, all without pressing a “See More” or “Page 2” button. And now, the Google Search app supports continuous scrolling, allowing you to turn questions like “what can you do with pumpkins” into hours-long doomscrolling marathons.
Have you ever seen a scam so obvious that only a kid could fall for it? As reported by Malwarebytes, scammers on TikTok are offering “free” download codes for popular games as part of a malvertising scheme—kids are encouraged to visit a website for free games, and malware is automatically downloaded to their computer through ads.
Last year, Nanoleaf made a big splash with its new Shapes line of premium lights, which it then expanded into a beautiful woodgrain look. Now the company is back with something decidedly different—Lines. With Lines, you can build your own shapes, from octagons to bow ties. They start at $199.
It’s no secret that there are strict hardware requirements to upgrade to Windows 11, but back in August, Microsoft confirmed users could manually install it on “unsupported machines.” The only problem, though, is that those devices would not get software or security updates.
If you’re experiencing problems with your AirPods Pro, we have good news. Apple just extended the repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for those dealing with crackling noise, static, or problems with noise cancellation.
If noise cancellation is your jam, then Bose is your brand. At least, it will be after you buy some heavily discounted Bose headphones or earbuds. Some of the best Bose products are on sale at Amazon today, including the QuietComfort Earbuds and QuietComfort 35 II headphones.
After buying a new TV, the first thing you should do is grab a nice pair of speakers or a soundbar. As almost anything will sound better than the television’s built-in speakers, it’s not hard to find something that works. Fortunately, if you’re on a budget and still want quality sound, look no further than the Vizio V21d-J8 soundbar.
Acer is always finding new ways to stand out from the competition. Just look at the company’s new Vero laptop—a sustainable and repairable device that’s garnered a ton of praise from press and customers alike. But Acer’s latest idea is a bit strange. Allow me to introduce Acer’s line of germophobe-friendly laptops, tablets, and monitors.
How much should you spend on an outdoor security camera? The new Kangaroo Indoor + Outdoor Cam kind of complicates that question. It costs just $40, but it packs in a ton of cool features like color night vision and motion detection.
Luna Display from Astropad is a neat product that turns your iPad into a wireless second display monitor. And while it was initially only available for the Mac, this week, the company announced full support for Windows machines, making it more useful than ever. Yes, this little gadget will turn your iPad into a wireless second monitor for a Windows PC.
You know what’s ironic? Despite Apple’s poor track record for device repairability, the company goes out of its way to make its products’ beautiful on the inside. And thanks to iFixit’s new set of teardown and X-ray wallpapers, you can enjoy Apple’s great irony every time you use your iPhone 13 and iPad Mini 6.
Searching for a new pair of earbuds? Several models of Apple’s AirPods and Beats headphones are on sale at Amazon today, including the fantastic AirPods Pro, which scored a 9/10 in our detailed review.
Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge just got a lot better thanks to a free PDF Editor tool announced by Adobe. After years of frustration and headache, mainly from PDFs, users can now add an extension that makes it easy to view, edit, and manage PDFs inside the browser.
Even with its fancy Windows 11 redesign, MS Paint feels like Microsoft’s neglected child. Users on the /r/Windows11 forum discovered two glaring mistakes in Windows 11 Paint’s File menu—a typo and a mislabeled button. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a clear sign that Microsoft didn’t “think through every pixel and detail” while developing its new operating system.
Streaming devices are a simple way to step up your entertainment game regardless if you have a smart TV or not. Content recommendations, well-designed remotes, and much more make these gadgets an excellent addition to any living room—so let’s look at the ones you should have your eyes on.
During CES 2020, we found ourselves drawn to the Withings ScanWatch, a stylish wearable with SpO2 sensors and advanced algorithms. And after what seems like a lifetime (I can’t remember January 2020 at all), the ScanWatch is finally coming to the U.S. with FDA approval for its unique health monitoring features.
Netgear Orbi’s networking equipment is well-known for its speed and reliability, but the company is taking things to a whole new level with its first Wi-Fi 6E mesh router system. The new Orbi Quad-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E features support for 10 Gigabit internet, plus a dedicated network to keep your smart home gadgets isolated from other devices’ traffic.
The excellent and affordable SteelSeries Apex 3 mechanical keyboard now comes in a TenKeyLess form-factor. Available for just $45 at Amazon, the Apex 3 TKL features IP32 water and dust resistance, customizable RGB backlighting, and a genuinely impressive design.
Google is getting ready to release Android 12 to the masses, and buried in the release alongside an upcoming Google Play Services update, the folks at XDA Developers found digital car key support for Android. Back in May, Google announced that it would join Apple in letting folks unlock cars with an Android phone, and now it looks like the release is right around the corner.