The best password manager for families, 1Password has now released a beta version of its browser extension that now supports password login to select services.
Once users install the beta browser extension, the password manager will be able to create, store, and allow access keys to be shared. All major browsers are supported, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari – and even the anonymous Brave browser.
Currently, there are not many services that allow you to log in with access keys instead of passwords. The most famous are Adobe, BestBuy, eBay and Paypal. 1Password even has a handy utility informant to see all current services offering passwordless login.
The future of security
There is also an option to vote on the services you want to get access key support and its security alert feature, Watchtowerit will also inform users when access key support is available for any service they use.
Since 1password access key support is in public beta, some features are missing. Mobile versions of the platform are not yet supported, and the master password for the 1Password account also cannot be replaced with an access key.
1password claims that the advantage of using its access key manager as opposed to Google or Apple’s own offerings is that you are not tied to either of their ecosystems as you will need to create two separate access keys for one account if you use both.
1Password’s universal login means your passwords and access keys can be synced across platforms.
The company expects passwords to stick around for some time yet, but the ultimate goal, shared by other password managers like Dashlane, is to phase them out in favor of passkeys.
Access keys are seen as the new security frontier for credentials. The private part of the key is stored on your device and no one knows what it is, making it immune to phishing attacks. They are faster and more convenient; nothing needs to be memorized or filled in automatically.
The FIDO Alliance sets the standard for their development and use, with Apple, Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and others as board members.
Google’s new AI companion, Duet, is now available for pre-order ahead of its general availability later this year.
The generative AI tool is part of Google Workspace and can help employees write content, visualize and organize workflows, enhance meetings, and more.
Having received numerous feedback from testers as part of the Workspace Labs initiative, Google is now so confident that it can deliver products to enterprise customers who can pre-order now.
The AI duo for Google Workspace Enterprise aims to improve online collaboration by offering all kinds of automated enhancements: it allows you to write and refine content in Docs and Gmail, create images from pure text prompts in Slides, and turn ideas into data in Sheets.
Furthermore, Google also says it can make Google Meet video conferencing sessions more immersive and personal by allowing users to customize and create their own virtual backgrounds based on descriptions alone.
Google first announced Duet AI at Google I/O 2023, and it was the tech giant’s response to other AI systems on the market, such as ChatGPT, which kicked off the AI boom we’re experiencing right now.
While the popular AI developer started life as a tool that anyone could use, its core models were quickly integrated into many business applications, thanks in large part to Microsoft, one of the biggest investors in the company behind it, OpenAI. Since then, the Redmond giant has introduced artificial intelligence to many of its enterprise products.
So AI Duet is Google’s answer, and we’ll have to wait to see what impact it has on its own enterprise suite. The company will hope to do better than the launch of Bard, its direct rival ChatGPT, which saw parent company Alphabet’s stock fall after making a glaring mistake during a demonstration.
The form can be filled out on the official website to register your interest in pre-ordering Duet AI for Google Workspace Enterprise. More information on its availability for small and medium businesses and individual users will be available in the coming months.
Elder Scrolls 6 the release date is probably very far away, if you believe Bethesda’s comments at all. It was revealed almost five years ago, Elder Scrolls 6 is almost a complete mystery at this point, although there are hints of what it might look like at launch.
What we can say for sure is this Elder Scrolls 6 is in development and that it will be the next release for Bethesda Game Studios Starfield is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This makes the 2025/2026 window seem like the earliest possible release date for The Elder Scrolls 6, although it could be even later at this point.
While we wait for more Elder Scrolls 6Here’s everything we know about the game so far. This includes a look at the revealed trailer, all the latest news, as well as some hints about the game’s possible setting. As new details become available, this page will be updated.
What is this? The long-awaited sequel to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
When can I play it? TBC – but we’re guessing 2025 at the earliest
What can I play it on? TBC – but evidence suggests it’s only for PC and Xbox Series X|S
The Elder Scrolls 6 release date
Don’t hold your breath Elder Scrolls 6 release date – you won’t be exploring its dungeons, lands, cities or caves any time soon.
Despite being announced at Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference, little more than a logo has been revealed, and more than four years later, we still have some solid details about the next Elder Scrolls game. We don’t even have credits or year of release. Todd Howard said the game will be later Starfieldthe company’s next big IP, while Xbox boss Phil Spencer said it won’t be released until later fairy tale 4. Given Starfield is due to be released later this year Fairy tale no release date yet, have to wait Elder Scrolls 6 it’s supposed to be long.
The Elder Scrolls 6 platforms: is it an Xbox exclusive?
Platforms for Elder Scrolls 6 have yet to be confirmed, but given Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, PC and Xbox Series S|X releases are almost certain. A PS5 release is much less certain though, as Microsoft may decide to make the new Elder Scrolls game an Xbox exclusive. Likewise, Xbox One and PS4 releases seem extremely unlikely as Starfield shows Bethesda moving away from previous-gen hardware.
Will The Elder Scrolls 6 come to Xbox Game Pass?
Elder Scrolls 6 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. This means subscribers will be able to download the game at no extra cost on the same day it releases for everyone else.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Trailer
The only recording we have Elder Scrolls 6 is a very short fragment of the game’s logo. Besides, you can wait a bit to see more. Here’s the teaser trailer:
The Elder Scrolls 6 setting and storyline
We’re willing to bet that, like all the other games in the series, Elder Scrolls 6 will take place on the continent of Tamriel. Previous games have taken us to High Rock, Hammerfell, Morrowind, Cyrodil and Skyrim. Valenwood, Elsweyr and Black Marsh are the biggest places left to explore. However, even if these areas are the best places to explore, that doesn’t mean Bethesda won’t revisit areas from previous games.
There were rumors that Elder Scrolls 6 may be set in Valenwood, home of the Bosmer. This is an area of Tamriel that Bethesda hasn’t explored much and this is based on reported internal Bethesda memo since 2014. This note reportedly warned Bethesda employees against using the terms Fallout: Nuka World, Elder Scrolls VI, or Project Greenheart.
It’s hard to tell from the short clip from E3 that shows the game. However, since this was shown, popular opinion has shifted to the idea that Elder Scrolls 6 will be set in Hammerfell or High Rock.
The rumors about Hammerfell are confirmed by a post from the official Elder Scrolls Twitter late 2020 account. This says “rewrite the past and map the future” and shows an image with an unmapped region of Hammerfell. However, there is a chance that this trailer is unrelated Elder Scrolls 6 at all.
Of course, those of us who know the world of Tamriel through Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and yes, even Elder Scrolls Online, the whole world is a veritable space of different lands and places where you could play the game. One thing we know for sure; wherever this ends up, we can expect to complete many side quests.
News from The Elder Scrolls 6
Fallout 5 comes after The Elder Scrolls 6 In an interview with IGNthis was confirmed by Todd Howard Fallout 5 will be the next Bethesda project Elder Scrolls 6.
“Yeah, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and then we’ll be doing Fallout 5, so our roster is pretty full for a while,” Howard told the publication. “We also have a few other projects that we look at from time to time.”
Bethesda is willing to take the time to get it right Elder Scrolls 6 it’s probably still a few years away, but that’s not because Bethesda is deliberately lingering. In an interview with IGNwhen discussing the gap between Skyrim and its sequel, Howard said, “Are you planning on having the kind of gap we have in between Skyrim and the sequel? I can’t say it’s good. Wish I could wave my wand and play the game we wanted to make […] just left? Absolutely.”
However, according to Howard, Bethesda felt it was time to try something new Starfield AND The Elder Scrolls Online meant the Elder Scrolls franchise was in a relatively good place.
“Having said that,” he added, “everything is taking longer than we’d like, but we want to make sure we get it right. Hopefully Elder Scrolls 6, you’re not saying hey it’s worth the wait, but that it’ll hold up to the series because it’s been in a really big, impactful way when it comes out.
Legal series Perry Mason was canceled after two seasons by HBO – and I couldn’t be more upset.
According to Hollywood reporter (THR), a show that ran from 2020 to 2023, was maintained by a Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). No reason was given for the *hem* verdict in the courtroom, but it seems so Perry Mason it just didn’t grab enough viewer attention to get a third outing.
In a statement provided to THR, an HBO spokesperson said: “We are immensely grateful for the extraordinary work of Matthew Rhys and his unparalleled cast and crew. Perry Mason for re-imagining such a valuable and rich series. While we won’t be moving forward with another season of the show, we’re thrilled to continue working with the brilliant creators at Team Downey. [the show’s producers] about future projects.
Despite being unceremoniously abandoned in the eyes of many (myself included), Perry Mason still worth watching on Max. Core streaming service WBD has become the new home for Perry Mason and many other detective series since it replaced HBO Max in late May. And while the show never made it onto our list of the best Max shows – similar genres like A true detective AND Easttown mare though – that doesn’t mean it’s guilty of being a terrible series.
On the contrary, in fact. According to a review aggregator site Rotten tomatoesseasons one and two Perry Mason they have 75% and 87% ratings from critics, respectively. While those scores drop to 70% and 81% in terms of viewer reviews, they are nevertheless positive ratings for a show that has struggled to be noticed by mainstream audiences.
Much of this praise goes to the show’s cast, who continued to deliver standout performances week after week on such an underrated show. Headliner Matthew Rhys got most of that applause, and his traumatized, low-paid investigator turned lawyer often operated in the complex gray areas of the law trying to uncover the truth.
The main supporting cast of the series, including Juliet Rylance and Chris Chalk, deserve equal praise for their portrayals of Mason’s allies in Della Street and Paul Drake. The duo perfectly captured the struggles and dramatic seriousness of being a homosexual woman and a black man in 1930s America – a gender and race that struggle to be heard and taken seriously in a predominantly white cis-male society.
And then there is Perry Masongenuine realization of its period setting. The essence, visual style, and world-building display in this prestige drama is astounding. Every detail has been captured to perfection and delicately aided by the show’s cinematography, which recreates the atmosphere and look of 1930s America with stunning framing efficiency. It’s often easy to overlook how period productions faithfully recreate the aesthetics of bygone eras, but Perry Mason doesn’t allow you to.
narratively, Perry Mason season one endured several bumps along the way to an open-ended, interpretable ending, which left viewers with a sense of anti-climactic disillusionment. Its second season, however, was a much tighter and more cohesive story – proof of that Perry Mason could find a more solid basis for further development if given the opportunity.
Unfortunately HBO (and WBD via proxy) has stopped working Perry Mason from proving your worth – which is a pity. The cost of its production, compared to weekly and seasonal viewership, likely contributed to the easy decision to cancel. Still, I can’t help but be sad that we won’t be able to see these characters grow up, or see what Erle Stanley Gardner’s other stories and novels about Perry Mason will inform about its seasonal plots in the future.
It’s disappointing Perry Mason still worth streaming on Max. Fans of similarly positioned crime and/or detective series, including Wire, they will definitely want to give it a try, and viewers of period dramas will also find something for themselves here. If I have piqued your interest Perry Masonyou can check if there is a Max free trial available right now, or find out how much it costs to sign up for Max before you start streaming.
For more Max-based coverage, read about all the new Max videos that recently hit the platform. You can also find out what are the best Max movies and the best Max documentaries.
Recently, tens of thousands of Android apps were discovered that placed adware on devices for months.
That’s according to a new report by Bitdefender cybersecurity researchers. After implementing anomaly detection in its mobile security solution last month, the company found 60,000 unique apps that pretended to be various security, utility and entertainment apps, but were actually just adware.
The apps were distributed via third-party websites that were supported for the sole purpose of distributing malicious apps. It seems that none of the apps are found in the Play Store. Bitdefender says it is likely that the figure of 60,000 is not final and that the number of malware is likely much higher.
The threat actors created these websites and then placed them as high as possible in the Google search engine results pages (SERPs), possibly also using other distribution channels such as social networking sites, instant messaging applications, email, and others.
Once the victim installs the app on their endpoint, they will be informed that it is not available in their region and will offer a quick way to uninstall it. However, the uninstall process would never happen and the apps would just stay on the device.
The developers have also implemented several other obfuscation methods to make sure that the adware stays hidden on Android devices for as long as possible.
Firstly, the apps do not auto-launch when downloaded, as this would require additional permissions, which would likely arouse suspicion among the targets. Instead, they go the way all other apps do and wait for users to run them.
Second, after the “uninstall” process, apps go to sleep for a few hours, after which they record two “intents” that cause the app to run when the device is restarted or unlocked. The intentions themselves “sleep” for the first two days.
As usual, the best way to protect yourself from such threats is to download software from legitimate sources only.
New Junji-Ito and Lovecraftian Horror A world of horror is due for release later this year, and so far the retro-horror RPG looks like more than just a disturbing game.
This year has been very kind to horror fans Amnesia: Bunker AND last attempts providing some blood-curdling content. But thanks to the publisher Ysbryd Games and programmer Panstasz the fun is not over yet.
A world of horrorthe release date has been confirmed for October 19, 2023 and will be available on PC, PS5, PS4AND Nintendo Switch. What better way to spend October than a “scary Halloween with the old gods”?
Set in a small seaside town, this roguelike resembles a disturbing fictional city called Kurouzu-cho, known from Junji Ito’s popular horror manga Uzumaki. The artistic style of A world of horror is also clearly an homage to Junji Ito’s work, as it emulates the manga in its grainy, classic Macintosh graphics.
The preview teaser which released four years ago, first showed off the bland nature of this upcoming roguelike horror. The minute-long trailer depicted the mysterious threats of “indescribable monstrosities” and “secret rituals” lurking around every corner. There are terrifying masked killers, strange cases of moving bugs in jars, and vomiting-inducing impromptu eye surgery, a trifecta for any self-respecting horror movie.
A world of horror includes all expected roguelike additions. There are 14 unlockable characters that will affect every playthrough in different ways, such as changing your stats or perspectives on the horrors you encounter. Each fight will be turn-based, providing options to kick, punch, or seek out makeshift weapons. There are tons of clues and trinkets to find, so be sure to explore every corner of this dying city.
There are also 20 curated mysteries to explore with procedurally generated events that will challenge you to manage your health and sanity in unfathomable locations plagued by curses and terrifying encounters that will test even your best survival instincts. However, if 20 secrets aren’t enough to satisfy your horror cravings, you’ll be happy to hear that PC gamers will have access to custom mystery crafting tools.
A world of horror has the potential to climb ours list of the best horror movies with its classic and awesome art style and horror-like cosmic narrative. If you’re a fan of Junji Ito’s disgusting horror or otherworldly mysteries, this is something to look forward to.
The FBI issued the warning to all Internet users that cybercriminals can use their photos to create illegal and obscene deepfakes for blackmail purposes.
The advisory describes “malicious actors creating synthetic content … by manipulating benign photos or videos to target victims”, which it blames on artificial intelligence.
Even though ChatGPT has only been publicly available for just over half a year, and other tools for much less, the FBI has already received reports from victims, including children, whose photos or videos have been edited into adult content.
The FBI warns against fraudulent acts
Allegedly, photos of unwitting victims are taken from public libraries, such as social media profiles, and artificially edited to appear real and obscene. The AI-generated photos are then distributed to porn sites or other legitimate sites for blackmail.
The report compares the disturbing advancement to sex: “forcing victims to provide sexually explicit photos or videos and then threatening to share them publicly or with the victim’s family and friends.”
Since April 2023, more of these artificial intelligence extortion schemes have been observed, with cybercriminals demanding payment or legal sexual photos or videos in return.
The FBI says obscene deepfakes expose victims to shaming, harassment, extortion, financial loss, or ongoing long-term re-victimization.
Citizens around the world are advised to be discreet when posting their photos online and to use strong security and privacy measures. Potential victims and interested persons can also perform reverse image searches, find their names and other details in search engines, and monitor other online activity.
Such advances in artificial intelligence mean that security service providers – including those behind the best endpoint protection software and the best protection against identity theft – have to catch up at an alarming rate.
Starfield receives a significant presentation right after this week’s Xbox Games presentation, and it looks like one of its potential surprises has surfaced early on the internet.
Bethesda Game Studio Starfieldit’s just months away from its September 6 launch, and it looks like there’s going to be a limited edition Xbox Wireless Controller to go with it. This is claimed by one Reddit user (now deleted) who uploaded images gamepad boxes for Starfield subreddit.
Around the same time, a video of the Xbox Series X|S controller outside the box appeared on Twitter, showing a completely hypothetical gamepad has a rather interesting design. In addition, the Twitter post also shows a starfield-thematic Xbox wireless headset, indicating that Microsoft is betting on limited edition peripherals for the game.
As for the overall look, the matte white casing of the gamepad contrasts nicely with the red and gray accents on the back of the gamepad as well as its analog sticks. The gold tinted D-pad and triggers are also a nice touch. Although I personally think the random lines and scribbles on the front of the controller make it look a bit over-designed.
Starfield will be available for Xbox Game Pass owners to download at no extra cost, so it’s only natural that Microsoft is looking for other revenue streams for the highly anticipated sci-fi RPG.
Of course, special editions and future paid DLC are a matter of course. But extra gear like limited edition controllers is fine for the game’s most diehard fans. We’ve seen similar limited edition Xbox controllers like games before Hello InfinityAND Forza Horizon 5.
If both the controller and the headset are actually real, that’s good news for Starfield fans willing to buy equipment with a relevant theme. As for the game itself, it’s likely to be action-packed as Xbox promises “no full CG trailers” for most of the upcoming showcase.
I’ve gone to great lengths to garner praise for the great Sony WF-C700N. These affordable buds are in my pick of the top three noise-canceling earbuds to pack in your carry-on luggage this year, they earned five sweet stars in an intense review AND I even told Sony to just “take my money”. They are so good.
If you need further explanation as to why I’m bringing them up again, see our Sony WF-C700N review, specifically subtitled: “best earbuds for $119/£99? You’re looking at them.”
Why is it important? Because these great, wallet-friendly in-ear headphones just dropped $98 / / £84.90 on Amazon, here’s why! But this is a limited-time Amazon deal, and as anyone familiar with it knows, it won’t last long.
Don’t feel like shopping on Amazon? This is the deal that is Best Buy almost match, bringing it down to $99.99.
Don’t live in the US or UK? All right! Scroll down to find the best deals on the Sony WF-C700N where you are.
This sweet, limited-time Amazon offer, which is available in both black and white colorways, is a whopping 18% savings in the US – and you can’t smell the 14% drop in price if you live in the UK.
The thing is, they’re new, they’re Sony, and they are so good. I had to take two when I saw the price drop. For the money, they would immediately hit pole position in our best wireless earbuds buying guide, where I like to keep the price cap at $99. Only I can’t do it; won’t last long at this price.
Since it’s a new model, we’ve never seen a discount on it until now. Yes, it could be due to the imminent arrival of Sony’s flagship WF-1000XM5, especially now that a potential spec has been spotted in the wild, but you’ll have to shell out a lot more cash if you want a set of these. Considering the older Sony WF-1000XM4 launched for $279.99 / £250 / AU$449.95, those in the US could buy two pairs the WF-C700N for $196 and you still have $83.99 of that potential $280 for other cool stuff right now!
In short, the Sony WF-C700N are lightweight, comfortable, and their talents go beyond adaptive ANC to include Sony 360 Reality Audio, led by the excellent Sony Headphones Connect app. Sony took everything I loved about its more expensive in-ear headphones and put it into smaller headphones for a lower price. You won’t get lossless LDAC or the company’s top-of-the-range DSEE scaling tech, but for the money the sound quality is unbeatable these days.
In short: this is the best deal you’ll see today. My advice? If you were hesitant to buy a set yesterday, I wouldn’t wait for them today.
We recently reported on a set of alleged Apple Maps iOS 17 updates that could finally make you switch from Google Maps, but it’s now been confirmed that Apple’s navigation app is getting a feature that Google’s platform has had for years.
When iOS 17 arrives later this year, the update will bring offline functionality to Apple Maps for the first time. According to Apple’s own description, “users [will be able to] easily select an area on your device and download it with one touch. offline [they] will have access to detailed navigation while driving, walking, public transport and cycling; see estimated time of arrival; find places in Maps; and more.”
In other words, you’ll soon be able to download directions and information for entire areas before you hit the road, saving yourself the frustration of losing your connection – or using up precious cellular data – when you’re away from home.
iOS 17 also introduces the ability to check the availability of electric vehicle charging in real time in Maps (above). Apple says the app will filter by charging network and plug type, and users of compatible vehicles will be able to select their preferred options.
Apple is also making it easier to discover park trails across the US by introducing location cards in iOS 17 Maps, which will include details such as trail length and type, difficulty, and elevation gain. Presumably, this feature will roll out to other regions shortly after the US version of the app debuts.
We’ve yet to see Apple confirm the “Live Activity” lock screen feature by this serial Apple tipster @analyst941 was teased back in May (above), so this could be something the company is holding onto for future iterations of iOS 17.
However, with a handful of confirmed updates to Apple’s navigation software later this year, the Apple Maps vs. Google Maps looks like a jolt.
We’ll be taking Apple Maps for a spin as soon as we get our hands on the iOS 17 beta. In the meantime, read our roundup of the top 10 iOS 17 features announced at WWDC 2023.