Is it me or is $90 for a 2TB external SSD an insanely good deal?

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Capacity: 512GB, 1TB, 2TB

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I have to admit – perhaps I was a bit too harsh in a review I wrote three years ago. I gave only three stars to the product that I am writing about with delight today.

The Lexar SL200I was writing then,The product is ok and that’s it. Compared to almost everything else on the market, it lacks a clear advantage and its premium prices don’t help it at all.”

Pentax’s upcoming film camera has Gen Z written on it

Ricoh has confirmed that it is working on a new Pentax compact film camera, with more models on the horizon as part of the Film Camera Project, which announced last year.

Ambitious plans to launch new Pentax film cameras caused a stir in the film community, but the move made sense: Like vinyl, film photography has recently enjoyed more time in the sun, if the rising prices of analog and analog cameras is something to go by.

This best password manager apparently has a major security flaw that could spill all your logins

The popular KeePass password manager has a disturbing exploit that could lead to the theft of your master password.

The security researcher has published a proof of concept that shows how a cybercriminal can extract a user’s master password from the KeePass application memory by exploiting a bug tracked as CVE-2023-3278 .

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and more this weekend (May 19)

We’ll be on par with you: this weekend’s streaming premieres aren’t the strongest we’ve ever seen. Basketball drama White people can’t jump leads the charge, but only Apple’s new comedy series, High Desertit seems to have excited critics on the television front.

In fact, most of this week’s streams are documentaries City of Angels, Hillsong Secrets AND Work: what we do all day all arrive on HBO Max, Hulu, and Netflix respectively.

Apple does not want its employees to use ChatGPT in case they reveal company secrets

Amid rumors that Apple may be working on its own generative AI, the iPhone maker is reportedly limiting how its employees use chatbots and AI writers such as ChatGPT, Bard and GitHub Copilot due to concerns about confidential data leakage.

Textual information such as appointments, notes and documents, as well as the code used to create software such as iOS, is considered highly guarded, so if it falls into the wrong hands, it can have catastrophic consequences for the company.

Fujifilm X-S20: latest news, rumors and everything we know so far

We’ve long rated the Fujifilm X-S10 as one of the best entry-level cameras, and its rumored successor, the Fujifilm X-S20, sounds like it could be a big upgrade in a few key ways. But unfortunately, a new leak suggests that these improvements will come at a huge cost.

According to credible Fuji rumorsThe Fujifilm X-S20 will cost $1,299 (body only). It’s not yet clear what that price equivalent will be in the UK and Australia, but we can get the result from the $1,299 Fujifilm X-T30 II lens kit, which comes in at £1,099 / AU$2,099.

Microsoft wants to take all the MFA and 2FA worries off your hands

Microsoft has exposed plans to decide which authentication method to use, instead it offers prompts based on security levels.

Having already written on the downsides of using SMS and voice multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods, citing social engineering, mobile carrier efficiency, technical evolution and more, Alex Weinert, Microsoft VP of Identity Security, has now alluded to more secure approaches.

Xbox Series X storage: everything you need to know

When it comes to Xbox Series X storage, you’ll want to know how much space you’re dealing with before you start downloading some of the best games available. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of storage in the X-Series, and there’s a decent amount to start with.

Despite the fact that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are much more user-friendly than gaming PCs, the storage situation is not as straightforward as it should be and may be for a novice user. There are a few caveats to note, and with a decent amount of storage ready to go, you’ll want to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying and why it could be so helpful.

Meta is developing its own AI chip – let’s hope it goes better than the Metaverse

Meta has announced the development of a new chip specifically designed to support AI models. The company is known for its family of apps, including Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram – and of course, for trying to launch the Metaverse – but has recently started investing heavily in AI.

Meta vice president and head of infrastructure, Santosh Janardhan, shared details of the progress made in last blog entry. The company has expressed a significant increase in interest in AI, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying the company “sees an opportunity to introduce AI agents to billions of people that will be useful and meaningful.”

The chip and other infrastructure plans revealed in the post will be key tools for Meta to compete with other tech giants like Google and Microsoft, who have already invested heavily in AI in the form of the Google Bard interface and ChatGPT Bing.

The new Meta MTIA (Meta Training and Inference Accelerator) chip is “a proprietary, custom family of chup accelerators targeted at inference workloads.” The chip will provide more computing power and performance to suit Meta workloads. So MTIA chips combined with GPUs will allow Meta to “provide better performance, lower latency, and more performance for any workload.”

Why does it matter? Well, the MTIA chips could be a huge boost for Meta given the ever-increasing demand for AI computing power. As it is done “in-house”, it will be designed to perfectly match Meta’s workload and requirements and will free the company from relying on other companies. The MTIA chip is still far away TechCrunchstating that we won’t see a chip until at least 2025.

Too little, too late?

We’ve already seen what a grind a company has to go through that is even a little late to an AI game (I’m looking at you Google) so not seeing a chip for at least another two years makes me doubt Meta’s place in an increasingly populated artificial intelligence in the digital landscape.

That said, there’s no question that AI will creep into the Meta at some point in one way or another. Given the types of products Meta has under its belt, such as Whatsapp and Instagram, it will be interesting to see how it can implement AI in these social media apps. It could take a page out of Snapchat’s book and just introduce users to an AI-powered chatbot, or it could completely rebuild apps and give users a whole new experience.

I’m relieved to see the company moving in any direction other than the Metaverse, so while I’m a little impatient to see what AI can do, I’m glad it’s working on something people actually want to use. The company’s belief in designing its own products is commendable and could really help it stand out from many other AI initiatives.

AMD’s RX 7600 may share a key spec with Nvidia’s RTX 4060, and not in a good way

The latest rumor is going around AMD Radeon RX 7600 suggests it could challenge Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4060 in terms of specs.

The Green Team defeated the Red Team to establish a more affordable mid-range option when the former unveiled its GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and 4060 graphic cards. But that said, AMD still has a shot with its RX 7600 if these spec leaks are to be believed.