Author: Ryan Cecil

Polo G got a custom diamond chain with iPhone case, honoring late friend. Rapper Polo G recently acquired a new diamond chain that pays tribute to a late friend and doubles as a functioning iPhone case. The chain was designed by Icebox Diamonds & Watches and took several months of work to create. It features 500 grams of 14kt white gold, over 90 carats of diamonds, and a diamond-encrusted bulldog design that holds Polo G’s iPhone. The chain is made up of the letter B, in honor of Polo G’s childhood friend BMoney 1300 who was shot and killed in…

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Microsoft investigating global network issue, impacting multiple services. Microsoft is investigating an issue that has caused disruption to its services worldwide. Tens of thousands of users have reported being unable to access services like Teams and Outlook. Microsoft has rolled back a network change that it believes is causing the disruption and is monitoring the service as the rollback takes effect. The services affected include Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Azure. Apple also released a number of updates this week, including iOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2, watchOS 9.3 and more. iOS 16.3 includes support for physical…

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Polo G purchases diamond-encrusted iPhone chain. Polo G is an artist that is known for his luxurious lifestyle and expensive jewelry. Recently, he took it to the next level by purchasing an iPhone chain that is laced with diamonds. The chain is the first of its kind and is sure to turn heads wherever he goes. His jewelry collection is already impressive, having previously purchased a GOAT chain, a Capalot pendant and several fine timepieces. Recently, Polo G was in the middle of some controversy, however, he denied the allegations and clarified that he does not follow anyone and makes…

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Bowers & Wilkins releases improved Pi5 S2 and Pi7 S2 earbuds. Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has released two new models of noise-canceling earbuds: the Pi5 S2 ($299) and Pi7 S2 ($399). Both are available starting January 25 and feature improved battery life, better Bluetooth connectivity, and new color options. The Pi7 S2 has a claimed 5 hours of continuous playback on a single charge, while the Pi5 S2 has a stated battery life of five hours. The Pi7 S2 also has a 16-hour charging case for a total of 21 hours of use, while the Pi5 S2 has a 19-hour…

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GoTo suffers security incident; customer data stolen, including encrypted passwords, MFA settings. Change passwords, reset 2FA, regenerate backup codes. GoTo is a well-known brand that owns a range of products, including technologies for teleconferencing and webinars, remote access, and password management. On 2022-11-30, GoTo informed customers that it had suffered “a security incident”, where a threat actor exfiltrated encrypted backups from a third-party cloud storage service related to their products. This included account usernames, salted and hashed passwords, a portion of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) settings, as well as some product settings and licensing information. Two months later, GoTo has come…

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Tesla to invest in Nevada gigafactory, create 3,000 jobs. Tesla has announced a major plan to expand its gigafactory in Nevada. The electric-vehicle company will invest more than $3.6 billion to add two new production facilities to the site. The first will become its first high-volume factory for its recently launched Semi truck, while the second will produce its new 4680 battery cell. The expansion will create 3,000 jobs, adding to the existing 11,000-strong workforce. The announcement will be welcomed by customers on the waitlist for the automaker’s new all-electric Semi truck. The company unveiled the vehicle in 2017, but…

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AI will revolutionize world, OpenAI CEO Altman predicts; Microsoft invests billions. The potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionize the world is something that has been discussed for some time. Now, with the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the world’s most advanced AI language model, we are seeing just how powerful AI can be. Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, believes that AI will be just as transformative as the iPhone was 15 years ago. ChatGPT can write essays, articles, poems, translate text and generate ideas on virtually anything. Microsoft has also recently made a substantial investment in OpenAI, indicating…

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Mafia boss Messina Denaro evaded capture for 30 years with help from loyal clan and omerta code of silence. The arrest of Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro on January 16, 2021 after 30 years on the run was celebrated by many in Italy. Denaro had been dubbed by the Italian press as “the last Godfather”. He had managed to stay hidden for so long due to the unusually strong loyalty he received from members of his clan in the west of Sicily and the Mafia’s code of silence, “omerta”. Denaro was living near his mother in the western Sicilian town…

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Google faces antitrust fights globally: India, US, Europe, South Korea, Britain. Alphabet Inc’s Google, the world’s most popular search engine, faces antitrust battles in multiple countries around the world. In India, the Supreme Court refused to block an order from the Competition Commission of India which requires Google to allow users to delete apps like YouTube from Android phones. In the United States, the Department of Justice has sued Google twice, once for violating antitrust law to maintain dominance in search and once for abusing its dominance of the digital advertising business. In South Korea, Google was fined $176.64 million…

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Wife and I resisted iPhone, but bought two; returned them; now ubiquitous; need solitude, silence, privacy; cultivate four steps to solitude. My wife and I experienced first-hand the impact of the iPhone when we entered an AT&T store in Fort Worth, Texas in 2007. We were looking to replace our old cell phones, but the sales staff were so persuasive that we left with two brand new iPhones. However, we soon found that we didn’t like them, as they seemed to have too many functions. We returned our smart phones the next day for a couple of reliable dumb phones.…

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