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Past articles by Stephen:

Photoshop's Firefly Generative AI Arrives With a Creative Cloud Price Hike

Firefly, which I've been testing, has a monthly usage cap that's meant to be liberal. But oh, by the way, Adobe is raising all its subscription prices. → Read More

Intel's Thunderbolt 5 Doubles Speeds to Give Gamers Better, Faster Displays

PCs and peripherals supporting the high-speed data and high-power charging technology should arrive in 2024. → Read More

iPhone 15 and USB-C: Expect a Cable Mess, but It Might Not Bug You

Commentary: USB-C's versatility in charging and data transfer brings complications that millions of customers will now get to experience firsthand. → Read More

The Secret Life of the 500+ Cables That Run the Internet

Laced across the cold depths of the world's oceans is a network of multimillion-dollar cables, which have become the vital connections of our online lives. → Read More

With iOS 17 and MacOS Sonoma, Passkeys Coming to Apple ID Login

The new authentication technology is designed to be vastly more secure than passwords. → Read More

Startup's Big Battery Can Electrify Your Home and Make the Grid Greener

Home batteries are moving from exotic to mainstream, nudged by incentives and regulations. Tesla challenger Lunar Energy is trying to cash in. → Read More

Intel Enters the Quantum Computing Horse Race With 12-Qubit Chip

But before quantum physics revolutionizes computing, Intel and rivals will have to learn how to make vastly more powerful machines. → Read More

Lightroom Just Got Better at Slurping in Your Phone Photos

Also coming: better presets for quick edits. The idea is to make Lightroom easier for new users to improve their photos. → Read More

Adobe Express Gets Generative AI for Flashy Fliers, Social Videos

The company's all-purpose creation app gets new video editing abilities alongside AI-powered imagery and fonts. The basic version of the app is free. → Read More

Expect Smoother Drone Delivery With Wing's Autoloader

The Alphabet effort publicly demonstrates a launch station it hopes will make it easier for retailers to whisk burritos and aspirin to your home. → Read More

Generative AI Comes to Adobe Express for Social Videos, Flashy Fliers

Adobe's Firefly suite of generative AI tools arrives in the company's all-purpose image and video creation app. → Read More

Intel's 2024 PC Chips Benefit From Speed-Boosting Power Tech

PowerVia should speed up Intel PC processors and could help Intel's effort to persuade other chip companies to pay in to build their chips. → Read More

The Tech Inside Apple's Vision Pro AR Headset: M2 Chip, 4K Displays

A $3,499 price tag pays for a lot of high-end hardware, including two Apple processors and high-res displays. → Read More

Apple's Brainiest Mac Chip So Far, the M2 Ultra, Means No More Intel

The new chip powers Apple's new Mac Pro and upgraded Mac Studio, letting power users pack as much as 192GB of memory into their machines. → Read More

Intel's 2024 PC Chips Getting a Speed Boost From New Power Tech

PowerVia should speed up Intel PC chips -- and maybe even rival designs if Intel can persuade competitors to use its manufacturing services. → Read More

AI Speed Boost Coming With Intel's Meteor Lake Chip for PCs This Year

The new processor is key to the chipmaker's recovery plans and taking on strong competition from AMD and Apple. → Read More

The Man Who Named the Metaverse Is Optimistic Despite Waning Hype

Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson says the metaverse's foundations are maturing. New mixed reality headsets from Meta and Apple could help his case. → Read More

The Man Who Named the Metaverse Is Optimistic Despite Meta's Troubles

Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson says the metaverse's foundations are maturing. It's been tough, but Apple's expected AR headset could help. → Read More

Intel's Next PC Chip, Meteor Lake, Will Speed Up AI Later This Year

The new processor is key to the chipmaker's recovery plans and competing against Apple's M series of Mac processors. → Read More

What the Fusion Ignition Breakthrough Really Means for Energy

An experiment producing a fleeting burst of fusion energy is encouraging for this difficult but potentially revolutionary, zero-carbon power source. → Read More