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Play-To-Earn Gaming Faces Hurdles To Rapid Growth

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian raised some eyebrows in the gaming world recently when he predicted that play-to-earn gaming would take over 90 percent of the gaming market in five years. Analysts we spoke with are skeptical of his forecast.

Data Breaches Affected Nearly 6 Billion Accounts in 2021

The biggest breach of the period was actually a combination of several cyber smash-and-grab operations over the years that contained 3.2 billion unique email and password combinations from Netflix, LinkedIn and other online outfits.

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OPINION

4 Industries on the Brink of Technological Disruption

This decade is going to be known for both an unprecedented amount of change and a lot of companies and people suddenly discovering that the road they were on dead-ended. Let's talk about some of these upcoming disruptions. Then we'll close with the product of the week, a head-mounted display that co...

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Russia’s REvil Takedown Sets Stage for Several Scenarios

Russian authorities on Friday reported that they shut down the REvil ransomware operations and arrested a dozen or more gang members. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation said it quashed the REvil ransomware gang after U.S. authorities reported on the leader.

REVIEW

New Breeze Theme Gives KDE Neon Release Lots of Sparkle

KDE Neon 5.23 is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop and other KDE community software. With an edge over other KDE installations, the Neon project provides a rapidly evolving software repository with all the latest KDE software.

More Than One in Three Firms Burned by AI Bias

Bias in AI systems can result in significant losses to companies, according to a new survey by an enterprise AI company. Thirty-six percent of companies revealed they had suffered losses due to AI bias in one or several algorithms, noted a DataRobot survey of over 350 U.S. and U.K. technologists.

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AI-Powered Search Turns E-Commerce Queries Into Conversions

It is safe to say that all e-commerce platforms should feature trendy product offerings, crawlable and mobile-friendly site architecture, and ensuring 24/7 customer service. But above all else, having a strong on-site search could be one of the biggest factors in retaining customers and boosting rev...

Apple MR Specs Will Shun Metaverse: Report

Although Apple is expected to launch a mixed reality product sometime this year, don't expect it to lead its users into the metaverse, according to a prominent watcher of the company. Mark Gurman, who writes the Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, wrote in the latest edition of the publication that t...

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The Coolest Stuff From CES 2022

It was an amazing CES this year. Although it was unsafe for me to travel to the show, much of the event is streamed and I saw a number of sensational products. Let's cover those this week -- and we'll close with my product of the week, which appropriately enough is my favorite product from CES 2022.

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CONFERENCE REPORT

Despite Covid Defections, CES 2022 Show Goes On Live, Virtual

CES 2022 officially runs Jan. 5 to 7, though numerous big press events took place on Monday, one day earlier than originally planned. TechNewsWorld attended many of the press conferences and presentations virtually. We assembled a roundup of some of the major announcements and innovations that will ...

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Apple Wearables Holiday Sales Knock It Out of the Park

The burst in sales will contribute to what could be a 20 percent increase in revenue for wearables sold by Apple in 2021 over the previous year. "The earware has become popular, iconic, a must have device," said Ramon T. Llamas, a research director at IDC. "For many iPhone owners, there is really on...

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OPINION

CES 2022 Predictions

CES is the biggest consumer electronics show in the U.S., and it has historically been a wonderful place to see what is coming up for the new year. So, let's talk about what I expect to appear at CES. Then we'll close with my first product of the week for 2022: Dell's Concept Luna, the first truly s...

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CES 2022 Ramping Up Amid Brands Going Virtual

CES 2022 will not be canceled despite a surge of new Covid-19 infections. Though last-minute plans have made it a hybrid event with a physical show in Las Vegas and a digital component for those unable or unwilling to attend in person. In the weeks leading up to the event, numerous companies reconsi...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Remote Work Transformation Calls for Prioritizing Employee Tech Choices

TechNewsWorld discussed the implications of remote workers' tech support needs with Stefan Engel, Lenovo’s VP and GM of Visuals Business. Engel sits in the catbird’s seat in seeing how employers are responding to the ongoing challenges of outfitting their remote workforce with the technical tool...

Cybersecurity in 2022

Cybersecurity 2022: More Fraud, More Fakes, More Crypto Scams

Cybercriminals in 2022 will move from identity theft to identity fraud, predicted the Identity Theft Resource Center. Bad actors are accumulating personal identifying information, but they're not using it to target consumers as much as they used to do. Rather, they're using it in credential attacks ...

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Deadly Log4j Hole Expands Victim Vulnerability

This nasty software bug has much of the IT world in a panic as it follows us into the New Year. No doubt, many organizations and SMBs with no IT staff are clueless about its existence. But ignorance of Log4j only makes them more susceptible to an attack. They remain defenseless.

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Talent Firm Flags Best US Cities for Hiring Remote Tech Workers

With remote work here to stay, a conundrum for many firms is where to tap into the stay-at-home workforce. Karat, a maker of a talent platform for developers, has an answer to that riddle. The company has identified what it considers the 10 best cities -- outside major tech hubs like the San Francis...

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OPINION

When the Metaverse Comes to Life

The Metaverse and tools like Nvidia's Omniverse will not only have a massive impact on lower-cost and far better movie graphics, but also our ability to translate what is in our imaginations to real-world events and lay a stronger foundation for everything; from more-realistic games to digital immor...

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Collaboration Apps Creating Productivity Concerns for IT Leaders: Study

Growing use of unified communication and collaboration tools in organizations could hurt productivity in the short term, according to a study released last week by a service assurance and cybersecurity company. In a survey commissioned by Netscout, of Westford, Mass., more than nine in 10 of the 30...

2021 Technology Product of the Year
OPINION

The Tech Industry 2021 Product of the Year

Typically, at the end of the year, I try to pick a product that impressed me the most or one I found that I could not live without. This year, however, I am going to pick the product that either most mitigated the problems we have or the one that entered the market and drove a technology wave. Let's...

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