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Now you can sign into your PlayStation account without a password.

Passkey support is now available for Sony PlayStation accounts. Users can activate the feature in the security section of their Account Management settings on a PS5, PS4, computer, or mobile device.

PlayStation isn’t the first console to embrace the post-password future. Nintendo added support for passkeys last fall, enabling users to access their accounts with authentication methods such as iOS Face ID or the Android fingerprint sensor.


15.5 million Toshiba laptop chargers are being recalled after 679 reports of overheating or catching on fire.

Dynabook Americas is recalling 15.5 million Toshiba laptop chargers sold between April 2008 and April 2014, according to the CPSC. Dynabook received 679 reports of the black AC Adapters either overheating, catching fire, melting, or burning, resulting in 43 minor burns.

You can click here to find out if your charger is among those recalled. If it is, stop using it immediately and contact Dynabook for a free replacement.


Black Toshiba AC Adapters that are being recalled
Black Toshiba AC Adapters that are being recalled
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The Pixel Watch 2 might get a new way to tell time.

According to 9to5 Google, you’ll soon be able to tap the Pixel Watch 2 and it’ll tell you the time through vibrations. There are two modes — one that tells you the hour and minutes via varying vibration lengths, and another that rounds the current time to the nearest quarter hour.

I’m eager to try it whenever it officially rolls out. It could be helpful for folks with low-vision, and it’s always good to have discreet ways to tell time without being rude.


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People have very strong opinions about Fujfilm’s latest camera.

The Fujifilm X100VI is here, and as our own comment section and any number of Reddit threads can demonstrate, there are a lot of takes on this camera. Is it overhyped or a worthy upgrade? Are those film simulations good enough to choose Fujifilm over competing cameras from Sony or Nikon?

Here’s Becca’s quick rundown on what’s new with the X100VI, and stay tuned for our full review in the coming weeks.


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Who is Madame Web? “Mostly, she is a normal woman who hits people with her car. “

Here’s JP Brammer on Madame Web’s appeal:

Madame Web is about PepsiCo Inc. There are multiple instances of unabashed product placement for Pepsi. Madame Web is not shy about reminding the audience about the crisp, refreshing taste of Pepsi. 

It’s also about carjacking. The cars she hits people with do not belong to her.

I cannot emphasize enough how trash this movie is. As someone whose last movie before the pandemic was Cats, I urge you to check it out.


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The Gray Lady is working on a generative AI tool for advertisers.

The New York Times ad team is testing an internal generative AI chatbot that will recommend the best placement for ad campaigns and target niche audiences, reports Axios.

For example, a car company looking to position itself as family-friendly might use the tool to align some of its messages with articles about technology and others to pet owners across the Times’ site and app.

Axios says the paper is “broadly” investigating AI use cases, despite suing OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, and the Times recently announced it is building a team to explore the use of generative AI on the editorial side.


Microsoft confirms the four Xbox-exclusive games coming to PS5 and Switch.

Microsoft is bringing Sea of Thieves to the PS5 on April 30th. It’s the second previous Xbox-exclusive that’s coming to PS5, with Hi-Fi Rush available on the PS5 on March 19th. These are part of four Xbox games coming to PS5 and Nintendo Switch:

Pentiment - PS4, PS5, and Switch on February 22nd
Hi-Fi Rush - PS5 on March 19th
Grounded - PS4, PS5, and Switch on April 16th
Sea of Thieves - PS5 on April 30th


Xbox exclusive games are coming to PS5 and Switch.
Xbox exclusive games are coming to PS5 and Switch.
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Nvidia lets Google’s Gemma AI model loose on its GPUs.

The open-source Gemma models are optimized for “the installed base of over 100 million Nvidia RTX GPUs,” installed in PCs around the world, in addition to Nvidia’s ubiquitous AI chips like the H100.

The models will also be part of Nvidia’s Chat with RTX demo, which lets AI models run locally and access users’ files to generate answers to prompts.


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A deep dive into the group behind next week’s Supreme Court arguments against Florida and Texas’ social media laws.

Bloomberg examined the unique tactics of industry group NetChoice, which has distinguished itself from other trade associations with its confrontational style.

NetChoice has seen revenue skyrocket as it’s brought key challenges. It brought in $34 million in 2022, after making just $3 million in 2020, per Bloomberg.


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Problems that impact people: too much of a bummer for Threads and Instagram.

The Washington Post has been pushing Meta on what its recent decision to stop recommending “political” content and “social topics” on Threads and Instagram means, and it’s culminated in this illuminating quote from Meta spokeswoman Claire Lerner:

“Social topics can include content that identifies a problem that impacts people and is caused by the action or inaction of others, which can include issues like international relations or crime.”

So there you have it! It’s yet another indication that Meta is trying to avoid anything getting too contentious on its platforms — but a definition that might not sit well with anyone who’s interested in even the mildest forms of activism online.


Are you ready for an “ESPN-branded experience” in Horizon Worlds?

ESPN will start feeding VR content to the Meta Quest Xtadium app soon. That includes “immersive 180-degree VR” sports highlights from NCAA basketball and football games, interviews, and other content.

ESPN also says it will launch a Meta Horizon Worlds experience this summer. Whatever it is, it’s bound to make more sense than the ESPN phone.


‘Burning Man for rednecks’: inside the King of the Hammers off-road race

While the event is known as one of the biggest motorsport events in the world, it’s also a place to showcase technology, land stewardship, and just a tiny bit of nightlife.

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The US isn’t done cracking down on the LockBit ransomware group.

The Department of State is offering up to $15 million in rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of anyone who’s been involved in the ransomeware attacks with LockBit.

The announcement comes one day after law enforcement agencies said they’d disrupted the group and gotten the keys to decrypt hacked data.


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Amazon’s Freevee is reportedly on its way out.

The company’s five-year-old ad-supported streaming service could still survive if users revolt against the introduction of ads in Prime Video, according to Adweek.

But even if it does sunset the Freevee app, Amazon will reportedly keep the free, ad-supported tier around, incorporating it into Prime Video and using Freevee content to draw customers and funnel them toward its paid tiers.


Intel announces bleeding-edge Intel 14A, targeting 2027 with High-NA EUV.

Intel has said 2025 is the year it leads the world in chips again (TSMC begs to differ).

Beyond that lies Intel 14A — the company’s smallest node yet, thanks to High-NA EUV. But Intel is hedging its bets with a tick-tock 18A successor, where the P in “18A-P” stands for performance jump. What does 14A stand for? Intel didn’t say. “We think this is the next leadership technology and we don’t want to give anyone something to shoot at,” Intel VP Craig Orr tells me.


Switching to electric vehicles would be fantastic for kids’ health

Fewer asthma attacks, less bronchitis, and healthier lives for millions of kids.

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Calls for regulating AI deepfakes are growing.

An open letter signed by AI researchers, including Algorithmic Justice League founder Joy Boulamwini and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, said governments should look to fully criminalize deepfake child pornography even with fictional children, create criminal penalities for people who make and share “harmful” deepfakes, and require developers to be held liable if their safety measures are easily bypassed.

US policymakers have discussed regulating deepfakes, though mostly in the context of the upcoming elections. It’s rare for open letters to influence regulation, but AI is a fraught issue that some lawmakers might take these suggestions into account.


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While you were studying the Erdtree, I studied the blade.

They got some Sekiro in my Elden Ring.

Tamoor Hussain from GameSpot noticed that the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC has incorporated elements from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. In a part of the new trailer, it looks like a monster (or a Tarnished, can’t tell) is doing some flippy-dippy martial arts nonsense. Turns out it’s a move taken from one of the mini-bosses in Sekiro. Every FromSoftware game incorporates elements from its siblings and it’s neat to see those influences proliferate throughout.

I can’t wait for this DLC to ruin me.


The Garmin Forerunner 165 could be a great budget running watch

It costs $200 less than the Forerunner 265, but you only give up EKGs and dual-frequency GPS.

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Gemini is now officially part of Google Workspace, too.

The best thing about Google’s Gemini model is the way it works with your Google stuff. So this is no surprise: Gemini is being built right into Workspace. The Gemini Enterprise plan costs $30 a month, and Gemini Business, with slightly fewer generative features, is $20 a month. (You can always pony up $20 a month for the Google One package with Gemini, too.) Bye-bye Duet AI, it’s just Gemini all the way down.


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Do states need to be better neighbors to each other? SCOTUS will decide.

The Supreme Court of the US will hear arguments today over an Environmental Protection Agency plan that would force states to curb smog-forming pollution before it can drift over to their neighbors. Ohio and other plaintiffs want SCOTUS to stay the EPA’s ‘Good Neighbor Plan’ while their case challenging the agency’s legal authority to impose the plan works through lower courts. You can listen in on oral arguments in Ohio v. EPA at 10 AM EST.


Lady Gaga comes to Fortnite tomorrow.

That’s not much of a surprise, as she teased it yesterday, but now we have the goods on Gaga’s appearance as part of the new season of Fortnite Festival. You can get all of the details right here, but check out the important part — the skins and accessories — in the gallery below.


Lady Gaga in Fortnite.

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Bong Joon Ho’s Mickey 17 is back on track for a theatrical release... in 2025.

When Warner Bros. Discovery took Bong Joon-Ho’s new sci-fi thriller Mickey 17 off its 2024 release slate to make room for Godzilla, it seemed like the film might not get a theatrical run at all. But rather than pulling another Batgirl, it turns out WBD has just bumped the movie’s debut back to January 31st, 2025.


Apple dominates top 10 best-selling smartphone list.

We already know that Apple dethroned Samsung by selling the most phones globally in 2023, now we can see the model mix according to data compiled by Counterpoint Research. Samsung’s lucrative flagship phones were a no-show on the list, with only mid-range devices taking up the bottom three positions.


Tern’s new Orox is a cargo e-bike for adventurers.

I don’t know who these people are but I respect their get-out-of-Dodge attitude, loading up their lives on top of a Bosch Performance Line CX motor, massive 29 x 3-inch tires, and dual-800Wh batteries for 186 mile (300km) of escapism. Pricing starts at $6,499 / €6,799 / £5,900.


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Corsair’s new 75-percent keyboard is the confusingly-named K65 Plus Wireless.

Following Razer and Asus, Corsair is releasing a keyboard in the popular compact laptop-style layout, complete with a volume knob on the top right that brings to mind enthusiast keyboards like the Keychron Q1 and GMMK Pro. Hot-swap switches, Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless, PBT dye-sub keycaps, and up to 266 hours of battery life round out the K65 Plus Wireless’ specs.


K65 Plus Wireless on a desk surrounded by Corsair accessories.

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The K65 Plus Wireless has a familiar enthusiast layout.
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“Human leg found abandoned on a New York subway track.”

We don’t know whether the leg came from a man or woman, nor do we know how old the leg is. We do know, however, that “a human leg has been found abandoned on a New York subway track, police said, sparking an investigation into who it once belonged to and how they lost it.”

“Human leg found abandoned.” “Human leg found abandoned.” “Human leg found abandoned.” “Human leg found abandoned on a New York subway track.”


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It’s-a me, Mac OS!

I’ve always said someone should run Mac OS on a Nintendo DS Lite, and thankfully, I’m not the only one who thinks so.