Here is what’s happening in the tech industry this week!
1. HP Launches Envy Move All-in-One PC
HP has announced the Envy Move All-in-One PC with a built-in rechargeable battery and handle.
The Envy Move has a 24-inch touchscreen display with a Full HD resolution, an Intel Core i5-1235U processor, 16GB of RAM, & a 512GB SSD.
It also has a 5MP webcam, a fingerprint sensor, and a variety of ports, including USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI.
Basically, the Envy Move gives all the benefits of a desktop but allows you to accomplish all work-related activities without the hassle of large setups and cords.
The Envy Move is also relatively affordable, starting at $799, and is available now from HP’s website and selected retailers.
2. CD Projekt Red Announces Live-Action Cyberpunk 2077 Adaptation
CD Projekt Red, the popular video game Cyberpunk 2077 developer, has announced that a live-action game adaptation is in the works.
The project is developed in collaboration with Anonymous Content, the production company behind shows like True Detective and Mr. Robot.
The live-action adaptation is still in its early stages of development.
However, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the adaptation will not simply retell the game’s story but explore an entirely new narrative set in the rich world of Cyberpunk 2077.
3. Honor Magic Vs 2, Honor Watch 4 Pro Launch Date Set For October 12
Rumors suggest that the new phone will feature a thinner & lighter design, a more powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and an improved camera system.
We can expect the Honor Magic Vs 2 and the Honor Watch 4 Pro to launch globally in the coming months, but there is no official word on when that will be.
4. Apple Works on Making The Next Vision Pro Much Comfortable and Easy
The current version of the Vision Pro weighs about a pound, and testing has shown that it can feel too heavy for some users—even in short stretches.
The key challenge for Apple is to make its mixed-reality device more accessible and easy to wear to a broader range of users.
So, Meta is working on a cheaper version of its Quest mixed-reality headset, the Quest 3.
Meta is also launching Ray-Ban smart glasses, the new generation of wearable technology that combines the iconic style of Ray-Ban glasses with the latest intelligent features.
The glasses are available in various frame and lens combinations, and they feature a 12MP ultra-wide camera, custom-built speakers, and Meta AI for hands-free control.
Overall, the biggest challenge for Apple and Meta in the mixed-reality market is making their devices more comfortable and affordable for consumers.
5. Threads To Get Support For Trending Topics Feature
Threads will soon get support for Trending Topics features, as spotted in an accidental post by a Meta employee.
Since its launch in July this year, users have been keen to get the Trending Topics feature on Threads like X, formerly Twitter, though X and Threads cater to completely different user types.
This new feature was spotted by William Max, an app developer, from a screenshot posted by the Meta employee on Threads.
This Trending Topics feature ranks the topics numerically below the search bar and also shows the number of posts for each topic.
Notably, Threads also introduced a keyword lock feature last month, and we can expect the Trending Topic feature to be available for users soon.
6. Thousands of Android Devices Come with Unkillable Backdoor Preinstalled
A new report has revealed that thousands of Android devices have an unkillable backdoor preinstalled that is difficult to detect and remove.
A security researcher, Daniel Milisic, found a malware-infected Android TV, which other researchers later confirmed.
Human Security confirmed the same and stated that they are preinstalled on various Android devices, including smartphones, tablets, and streaming boxes.
The attackers can perform various malicious activities, including stealing personal data, spying on users, taking control of devices, and botnet attacks.
If a firmware update is unavailable, users should take steps to protect their devices, like using a strong password and installing a security app.
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