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Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic’s internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. Yifan Lu / Twitter In the days since the PlayStation Classic’s official release, hackers have already made great progress in loading other PlayStation games (and even non-PlayStation software) onto the plug-and-play device. What’s more, it seems some sloppy […]

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PowerDirector, PhotoDirector aim to balance advanced tools with easy editing

Cyberlink Cyberlink’s photo- and video-editing software packages have gained new features that help create high-end results minus the steep learning curve. In September, Cyberlink launched updates to the suite of Director-series multimedia editing software, including PhotoDirector 10, PowerDirector 17, ColorDirector 7, and AudioDirector 9. Now, the company has added a subscription option for PhotoDirector 10. […]

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Mozilla’s built-in price-tracking extension makes it easy to shop with Firefox

[embedded content] With Black Friday and the Christmas shopping period fast approaching, it can be quite tricky to stay on top of the best deals when shopping on the internet. Mozilla has heard those worries and is now introducing a new set of experimental extensions that aim to make it easier to shop while browsing with Firefox. […]

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Fitness tech companies, particularly Fitbit and Garmin, want to monitor the level of oxygen in your blood. It’s a metric that could help spot signs of sleep apnea and other breathing-related problems, so companies have been scrambling to perfect their SpO2 sensors and incorporate this data into their ecosystems in a meaningful […]

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Apple acquisition points to possibility of easy background removal in photos

[embedded content] A recent Apple investment could make it possible for iPhones to easily separate the background and the subject from photos and video. A recent report by a Danish newspaper suggests that Apple acquired Spektral, a company focusing on green screen-like effects without the green screen, back in December 2017. Apple has not yet […]

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Wear OS Redesign Offers Easy Access to Health, Help Features

Google is redesigning its smartwatch operating system to offer easier access to health and help features. “We’re evolving the design of Wear OS by Google to help you get the most out of your time—providing quicker access to your information and notifications, more proactive help from the Google Assistant, and smarter health coaching—all with a […]

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Adobe Spark Page makes web design easy — here’s how to use it

There are plenty of easy web design tools out there, but when Adobe decided to jump in the mix with Spark Page, it added artificial intelligence, a mobile app, and integration with programs like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Stock. The result is an easy-to-use web designer with scroll effects that looks good on both smartphone and […]

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8 easy ways for you to transfer photos from an Android phone to a PC

Smartphones are now responsible for the majority of photos that are taken. The downside is that these photos, collectively over time, take up a lot of room. Throw in videos, time-lapses, burst shots, snaps, and uncompressed RAW files, and you can easily fill up your device. Users don’t always edit, back up, or delete their […]

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Have a design that bears repeating? CorelDraw’s new symmetry tool makes it easy

Corel Corel wants to turn complex aspects of vector design from hours-long processes into actions that are better measured in minutes. On Tuesday, April 10, the software company launched CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2018, a new Windows-compatible family of programs centered around the vector graphics program CorelDraw that both adds new tools and wraps new programs […]