Backdoor in public repository used new form of attack to target big firms

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A backdoor that researchers found hiding inside open source code targeting four German companies was the work of a professional penetration tester. The tester was checking clients’ resilience against a new class of attacks that exploits public repositories used by millions of software projects worldwide. But it could have been bad. […]


Intel squeezes desktop Alder Lake CPUs into laptops with Core HX-series chips

Enlarge / Intel’s HX-series laptop processors bring the company’s desktop CPUs into high-end, high-powered laptops. (credit: Intel) Earlier this year, Intel announced three iterations of its 12th-generation Alder Lake CPU architecture for laptops: the U-series, which covers thin-and-light Ultrabooks, the P-series for thin-and-light workstation laptops, and the H-series for beefier workstations and gaming laptops with […]


AMD Ryzen 6000 gets DisplayPort 2.0-certified, product testing ramps up

Enlarge / DisplayPort cable. (credit: Getty) Pixel and speed enthusiasts have anticipated DisplayPort 2.0 products since the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), which makes the spec, announced its incoming in 2019. While the pandemic inhibited the ability to test products for supporting the video protocol and slowed its release, we’ve inched closer to seeing monitors, […]


MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting on WHIPA Vote

In response to the U.S. Senate failing to codify abortion rights today, MoveOn Political Action Executive Director Rahna Epting issued the following statement: Washington, D.C. – “This vote was important because every person in this country deserves to know where their elected leaders stand on whether women should have control over their own bodies. Every […]


The killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, explained

Demonstrators take part in a protest to denounce the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. | Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images Shireen Abu Akleh covered occupied Palestine for two decades. She was killed doing her job. For over two decades, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh covered human rights abuses in the […]


Miles Robinson’s injury leaves USMNT in a bind

The conversation can’t be delayed. Procrastinating about specific personnel decisions that will expose Gregg Berhalter’s future at the helm of the United States men’s national team are now harmful to delay after this weekend. Miles Robinson went from World Cup lock to out of the 23-man roster being brought to Qatar… Read more…


Google teases future hardware: The Pixel 7, Pixel Tablet, and AR Goggles

Enlarge (credit: Google) Google I/O today contained a million different hardware announcements, some of which were just two-minute product teases, presumably to head off product leakers. First up is the Pixel 7, Google’s flagship smartphone launching later this year. Google called the work it did with the Pixel 6 and Google Tensor SoC “a hardware […]


Sonos unveils its most affordable soundbar yet and its own voice-control feature

The new Sonos Ray is Sonos’ most compact and affordable soundbar to date. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] Confirming earlier rumors, Sonos on Wednesday announced a new soundbar aimed at more budget-conscious buyers, as well as a new voice-control feature for its existing speakers. The former is called the Sonos Ray and will be available on […]