This video maker’s new AI editing tool selects the best shots for you

Artificial intelligence may already be the basis in best video editing softwarebut now Veed launches what it calls “the industry’s first editing tool.” Video Creator platform.

Every second counts when creating an online video, especially on platforms like TikTok and Instagram where brands only have a few seconds to capture their audience. Presumably, Veed thinks our “ummy” and “ahh” are wasting precious time – with Magic Cut set to clean content.

B&O launches the world’s second 97-inch OLED TV, which is much cooler than LG

The 97-inch Beovision Harmony OLED TV has been unveiled by luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen, with a shape-shifting speaker system that defines this TV series – a huge difference compared to most top OLED TVs.

The 97-inch OLED screen costs $63,075 / £50,650 (around AU$95,000) and will no doubt be produced in rather small numbers considering the price.

Microsoft is working on a mega security fix for some of its top issues

Microsoft has released a patch for a secure boot bypass vulnerability that allowed cybercriminals to deploy the BlackLotus bootkit on targeted endpoints – however, the update will sit idle on computers for months before actually being used as its application is a bit complex.

The original vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2022-21894, and this one was patched in early 2023. However, hackers soon found ways around the fix and continued to deploy BlackLotus on Windows 10, Windows 11, and many versions of Windows Server. As such, CVE-2023-24932 was discussed earlier this week.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX smart video puts the Sony A7 IV in the shadows

In my last Panasonic Lumix S5 II review – the full frame camera scored the maximum 5 star rating – I particularly praised its video features, which are second to none in the sub $2000 / £2000 price range. We already knew that the next version of the camera is in the works, and the S5 IIX – which boasts even more advanced video capabilities – has just been officially announced.

I described the S5 II as the first video camera, the second camera and its main rival, Sony A7IV photo first, then video (which costs an extra 20%). But while the S5 II has an all-around advantage when it comes to video, the Sony A7 IV has some advantages over it when it comes to video quality.

Sony invites you to plug in a microphone and sing along with a large new Bluetooth speaker

When it comes to portable, durable party-ready speakers, very few models can boast the extra whistles, bells, inputs and features of Sony options – even the best Bluetooth speakers. The all-new SRS XV800 is no exception.

What is this? Large speaker with Bluetooth 5.3 (but no LDAC), five tweeters and dual, not round, not square, more curved rectangular Sony X-Balanced speakers. Two of these tweeters are located on the top near the touch control panel, one at the base and two on the back of the speaker. You also get an ambient light show, a sensor that detects its orientation and thus better adjusts the surround sound, a karaoke input (read: microphone) and more you can use for your guitar, an optical input for Sony’s unique TV sound amplifier mode and a USB port for local files.

Brazil threatens to block Telegram VPN

The Supreme Federal Court in Brazil plans to ban the use of VPN services in order to overcome possible Telegram blocks.

The decision by Minister Alexandre de Moraes came after the app criticized the state of democracy in Brazil in a public statement, warning users against so-called fake news law.

Apple under investigation in Italy for alleged data breach

After temporarily banning ChatGPT and sparking a surge in VPN service downloads, another major tech company is now under scrutiny in Italy.

This time around, it’s Apple that gets in trouble for allegedly abusing its market dominance against third-party app developers.

Elections in Turkey: How likely is information obfuscation?

As Turkish citizens prepare to go to the polls, concerns are mounting over potential information outages on key election days.

In fact, President Erdoğan is not new to shutting down the internet in times of crisis. The most recent case comes in February, when the government blocked Twitter just when people needed it most – while they were dealing with the devastating aftermath of an earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria.

Will hard drives end soon? I think in 2027 you won’t be able to buy a new one

A recent interview with Shawn Rosemarin, Vice President of R&D (Client Engineering Unit) at Pure Storage raised eyebrows after predicting no more hard drives will be sold after 2028 (i.e. from 2029).

Rising electricity prices will probably be the final nail in the coffin hard drive proliferation of hyperscalers, although the imminent advent of PLC (five level cell) technology and the ridiculously low terabyte price for SSD could play a role there.

The new NAD amplifier is a retro wonder with high-definition wireless audio streaming and HDMI

Canadian hi-fi manufacturer NAD has announced a new stereo amplifier with high-definition audio streaming capability and an HDMI eARC port for connecting to 4K TV. The announcement comes ahead of next week’s Munich High End Show, an audiophile paradise that draws hi-fi fanatics from all over the world.

NAD C 3050 is a continuation of model A limited edition version the same amplifier that the company released in late 2022. Produced in 1,972 numbered units to commemorate NAD’s 50th anniversary, this model felt like a trial balloon to see how hi-fi fans would react to the retro amp design.