Tech & Gaming

TechLife March 2020

TechLife is a tech mag with a difference. It focuses on how technology can help you rather than on product specs. In an era when the tablet and smartphone have joined the personal computer as essential devices in our lives, TechLife shows you how to get the most from them.

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13 Issues

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1 min.
new design...

Who dis? Hitting the 100th issue of any magazine is always a big milestone, and it’s a great chance to sit back and take stock of where we’re at. Looking back at the last 100 issues, it feels like the right time to refresh the design and feel of the magazine, so that we can charge into the next 100 issues looking trim and feeling fit, as it were! We’re still very much the same TechLife you know, just looking a little sharper – and, I hope, a little easier to read. As part of our redesign, we’ve paid close attention to legibility and readability, and I think we’ve ticked those boxes, too. On top of that, we’ve shuffled a few things around to try and improve the flow of content as…

1 min.

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5 min.
beats solo pro

When it comes to sound and build quality, many audiophiles have been quick to dismiss Beats products The Beats Solo Pro could well be a turning point in the Apple-owned headphone company’s journey. While these are still unmistakably Beats headphones, the designers of these new over-ear cans have made some surprising tweaks to the brand’s normally bass-heavy sound profile, and the hardware has incorporated some notable improvements in terms of build quality. Beats iconic and instantly recognisable designs long ago turned it into the world’s most fashionable headphone brand, with a huge variety of colors and styles making it easy for anyone to find a set of cans that suits their own personal style. To borrow a quote from Eminem in the magnificent Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine-themed series The Defiant Ones,…

1 min.
microsoft customer support database exposed online

Microsoft has disclosed a security breach where an internal customer support database was exposed online in the last month of 2019. The software giant provided further details on the security breach in a blog post in which it said that the database was storing anonymised user analytics and was accidentally exposed online between December 5 and December 31. Security researcher at Security Discovery, Bob Diachenko first discovered the database and reported it to Microsoft. The company quickly secured the exposed database on the same day he reported the issue, despite the fact that he did so on New Year’s Eve. According to Diachenko, the customer support database contained a cluster of five Elasticsearch servers that are used to help simplify search operations. All five servers stored the same data as they appear to…

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the witcher is officially getting an anime movie on netflix

The movie is real, and it’s coming from The Legend of Korra creators at Studio Mir. The timing of the film’s release hasn’t been disclosed, though. A film title called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf was listed on the WGA site on January 10, with a writing credit for Beau DeMayo: a writer on the Netflix show who scripted the third episode on the series. That was the extent of the details, until Netflix released a confirmation. “The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @ BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.” That’s the extent of…

3 min.
nvidia could be striking back at amd with rumored rtx 2080 super-equipped laptops

“The specs for the actual graphics processor seem legit, however. With 48 streaming processors, it matches the spec of the desktop-class RTX 2080 Super.” At CES 2020, AMD came out swinging with a group of GPUs, like the Radeon RX 5700M, for laptops that should see it compete in the portable market for the first time in years. However, Nvidia’s not going to take that lying down. We’ve seen a leaked Geekbench result (which you can have a look at here, if you’re interested – browser.geekbench.com/v4/ compute/4704729), spotted by renowned leaker Tum Apisak, that suggests that we’ll be getting a Max-Q Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super in the near future – however there are some details that are suspect. The specs reported in the Geekbench leak are a little fishy, which we’ll get…