Tried the earbuds that swap from earbud to open but prove you need to specialize

It takes a lot to surprise an audio freak in 2022. However, I was really excited to find out about the JBL Tune Flex; an affordable, waterproof pair of ANC earbuds that also has two different wearing styles – open or closed.

After getting the kit to try out, I also highlight the translucent casing showcasing the battery, connections, and other great pieces. I had a black and gray pair to try but there’s a gorgeous retro purple color too.

Epson’s striking new projector is bright enough to illuminate your living room

Epson is showcasing its latest products at IFA 2022, including the new 3LCD Ultra Short Throw (UST) projector, which appears to be a significant upgrade over the company’s previous UST model.

The EH-LS800B is available in black or white and is currently available on Epson’s UK website for £ 3,699 (around $ 3,800) with an estimated November delivery date. It has a built-in 2 x 20W audio system by Yamaha and supports Android TV for video streaming.

The ads on Netflix are coming sooner than we thought, and it’s all up to Disney

Netflix’s executives look poised to speed up the launch of an ad-supported level of streaming service to steal the march on Disney Plus rivals, according to new reports.

Variation reports (opens in a new tab) that Netflix executives made the decision to launch the new tier on November 1 in most major streamer markets including the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany.

How quantum computing can change cybersecurity

Quantum computing still sounds like the realm of science fiction. The promise is that quantum computing can compute more than a hundred million times faster than the fastest supercomputer today. This will have extremely positive implications for solving big problems in science.

However, it has a darker side effect: encryption that would take thousands of years to crack with conventional computers could be removed in minutes, or even seconds. The consequence is that adversaries are now able to collect and store data that they can attack with a quantum computer for years to come. Some commercial and personal data will remain sensitive in the long term. Therefore, it is worth securing your data for the future to withstand quantum attacks.

How quantum computing works

Why OnePlus 10T is the company’s most important phone for sale in the US

The insanely powerful OnePlus 10T will be able to use AT&T’s fastest 5G networks; first for OnePlus phones. In our OnePlus 10T review, we found the phone to be quite a powerful and efficient device, so having this performance passing on network speeds on more networks is a real plus.

The new OnePlus 10T will run on all three major 5G networks in the US, as well as Bell and Telus in Canada. OnePlus mentions support for 5G networks with a lower and medium frequency, but not the more limited (albeit super fast) range of mmWave 5G.

Hundreds of iOS apps can leak AWS credentials

Hundreds of mobile apps have been detected leaking Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials.

Recent Symantec analysis (opens in a new tab) 1,859 publicly available applications were identified, 98% of which are iOS applications that contain encrypted AWS credentials that could put your data at risk.

The EU wants smartphones and tablets to last longer – here’s why you should care

The EU wants smartphones and tablets sold within its borders to work for at least five years – and that could be great news for everyone, whether you live in Europe or not.

Over the past few years, the EU has been constantly working on the right to repair legislation – which is designed to make it easier for ordinary people to repair old technology. The goal is that if outdated gadgets (such as the iPhone 12 or Samsung Galaxy S21) can be easily repaired and maybe even upgraded, it will reduce the amount of e-waste.

More people in the US are now using iPhone than Android

More than half of the US population now uses an iOS smartphone, not an Android – for the first time, Apple has overtaken Google since the launch of the iPhone in 2007.

Apple has always been strong in its home market and has a good share of the premium smartphone segment worldwide, but the greater variety of Android devices and price points has made it the dominant operating system.

This PDF reader app has a million downloads on the Play Store – but it’s just adware

Experts warn that one of the most popular PDF reading apps on the Google Play Store is actually just a delivery tool for potentially harmful adware.

An investigation by Malwarebytes found that an application with the ingenious name “PDF Reader – Document Viewer” did nothing of the sort, but instead flooded users’ devices with annoying full-screen ads even when not in use.

Microsoft’s latest attempt to ditch Google Chrome for Edge is sure to fail

Microsoft has released a new update to the Edge web browser that includes a new sidebar that allows you to reply to email, use parts of Office, and more.

After confirming that it is in development in advance, the new sidebar is another attempt by the company to distract you from other browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, and more.