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New Acer Swift X 16 with Ryzen 7040 and GeForce RTX 4050

The new Acer Swift X 16 is a new ultraportable that aspires to become one of the most powerful and lightest of the moment, thanks to its wise choice of components. This team uses the new AMD Ryzen 7040 APUs, which mount a Zen 4 CPU with up to 8 cores and 16 threads and a Radeon RDNA3 GPU, and can be configured with a powerful GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile.

The Taiwanese company has confirmed to us that, in its top-of-the-range configuration, the Acer Swift X 16 comes with a Ryzen 9 7940H APUa chip that has an 8-core, 16-thread CPU at 4GHz-5.2GHz, normal and turbo mode, has 16MB of L3 cache memory, and is based on the Zen 4 architecture. The manufacturing node that has AMD used in this APU is TSMC’s 4nm, and it features an integrated Radeon 780M GPU.

As we have anticipated, this team can also mount a GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile. This graphics card uses the AD107 core, has 2,560 shaders, has 80 texturing units, 32 raster units, has 80 fourth-generation tensor cores specialized in artificial intelligence, has 20 third-generation RT cores specialized in ray tracing, It has 6 GB of graphic memory and its bus is 96 bits, which leaves us a bandwidth of 192 GB/s.

Its screen is not far behind, since the Acer Swift X 16 uses a 16-inch OLED panel with 16:10 formathas a resolution of 3,200 x 2,000 pixels, reproduces 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, its refresh rate is 120 Hz, offers a response time of less than 0.2 ms, reaches a maximum brightness of 500 nits , is DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 certified and is also certified TÜV Rheinland Eyesafea guarantee for eye care.

We also know that the Acer Swift X 16 comes configured with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 memoryit has a webcam with FullHD resolution, it has up to 2 TB of storage (PCIe Gen4 SSD), it incorporates functions powered by AI to improve the user experience that will allow us to blur the background, achieve automatic framing and also maintain eye contact in video calls, has a wide range of connectors, has a fingerprint reader and comes with Windows 11 as a pre-installed operating system.

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The Acer Swift X 16 with GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile supports the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, which makes it a very interesting option for content creators and professionals in the world of 3D rendering and modeling, and it weighs only 1.9 kilograms. It is made of aluminum and its starting price is €1,566. It will be available from June.

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EMINeM, the cybercriminal behind the alliance between the ‘malware’ GuLoader and Remcos

MADRID, September 23 (Portaltic/EP) –

Researchers at Check Point Research have identified a relationship between the GuLoader and Remcos malicious programs, which are sold as legitimate tools, behind which lies the same cybercriminal, EMINeM.

Remcos Remote Access Trojan and GuLoader (also known as CloudEyE and TheProtect) are advertised as legitimate tools, but are used in cyberattacks and are among the most common malicious programs.

Although its sellers They claim that its use is legalCheck Point Research has detected a connection between these tools and cybercrime: while Remcos struggles to evade antivirus detection, GuLoader acts as your ally, helping you bypass protection measuresas detailed in a press release.

Researchers have discovered that GuLoader is rebranded and sold as a crypter, ensuring that the Remcos payload remains completely undetectable to antiviruses. AND the same administrator manages the platformselling both tools at the same time operates the official website and Telegram channels for Remcos.

As Check Point Research points out, compelling evidence has been found that this individual also uses GuLoader to protect himself from detection. Domain names and IP addresses associated with the Remcos and GuLoader vendor appear in malware analyst reports.

Going deeper into this, Check Point Research researchers have discovered a clear connection between a individual known as EMINeM and two websites: BreakingSecurity and VgoStore. Remcos and GuLoader, rebranded as TheProtect, are openly sold there.

Likewise, they assure that there is evidence of the involvement of EMINeM in the distribution of harmful ‘malware’, such as FormBook info stealer and Amadey Loader. This cybercriminal leverages TheProtect to evade antivirus detection for its own malicious activities.


According to intelligence from Check Point ThreatCloud AI, GuLoader directs its threat mainly against organizations in the finance and banking sector. According to their data, an average of 2.4 percent of companies globally were affected monthly (equivalent to one in every 41 organizations).

Its most substantial impact has been in the EMEA region, with an average monthly impact of 4.7 percent (equivalent to one in every 21 companies).

For its part, Remcos targets the education and research sectorwith an average of 2.8 percent of organizations globally affected monthly (equivalent to one in 35 organizations).

In this case, they point out that it has the greatest impact in the APAC region, with a monthly average of 2 percent (one in every 50 organizations).

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Spotify plans to offer 24-bit lossless music and advanced mixing tools in future ‘Supremium’ version

MADRID, September 22 (Portaltic/EP) –

The Spotify version with high quality audio ‘Supremium’which the company has planned launch in the futurewill include 24-bit lossless music, plus advanced mixing toolsamong other new features, for a price of around $20.

The music platform has been working since 2021 on a version with high quality audio initially known as HiFi, in which a CD-quality, lossless audio format. During this time, said feature has been delayed indefinitely, however, the Spotify co-president Gustav Söderströmassured in March that “it will come at some point.”

Likewise, as was learned last June, this high-quality version will arrive in a new subscription level called ‘Supremium’ –leaving behind the term HiFi– and it will be he more expensive than the company will offer.

Now, as Reddit user hiplixeli has discovered, Spotify app internal code sample some specific features that the company plans to introduce with the ‘Supremium’ version, such as the 24 bit lossless music and advanced mixing tools. In addition, it will have a price of $19.99 (approximately 18.77 euros at the exchange rate).

As specified, in addition to the high quality, this version will allow users automatically create playlists powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Following this line, users will be able to enjoy 30 hours of listening to audiobooks every month and you can also filter through the music stored in your library, choosing tags depending on your mood, activity or musical genre.

On the other hand, as for advanced mixing tools, the Spotify code reveals that it is allowed customize the order of a playlist in relation to the beats per minute of a song or its danceability. Another option is enable ‘Smart Order’ mode with which the most appropriate song sequence will be created based on the time of each song.

Likewise, other functions will also enable a “smooth transitions” mode between songswith which reference points established between the end of one song and the beginning of the next are chosen to establish transitions.

In addition to all this, the ‘Supremium’ version will integrate sound tests to inform users about their listening habits and help discover which sound mix works best for each user.

The code notes that Spotify plans to release this version with a price of 19.99 eurosalthough the Reddit user has pointed out that this figure could be “just a placeholder.”

For the moment, as transmitted by the Spotify spokesperson CJ Stanley to The Verge, the company does not comment on “speculation of possible new features.” “We have nothing new to share at this time”it is finished.

Spotify currently has a subscription service, Spotify Premium which can be purchased depending on the number of accounts to be created or if you are a student, with prices ranging from 4.99 euros up to 15.99 euros, and with different additional functions.

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Amazon will also have a subscription with ads on Prime Video

MADRID, September 22 (Portaltic/EP) –

Amazon plans to incorporate the advertisements in its streaming content service Prime Video, a change that is expected at the beginning of next year, following the example of platforms such as Netflix and Disney+.

The subscription plans of services like Netflix and Disney+ They have been expanded with a more economical modality supported by advertising, since it shows advertisements between the reproduction of its content to reduce the price that users pay.

Netflix introduced a standard ad-supported plan in November last year, removing some of the most viewed titles from its catalogue. Initially it offered a lower playback quality but in April they decided to raise the resolution to 1,080p to include support for two simultaneous broadcasts.

This summer, Disney shared its plans to introduce a similar ad-based subscription to its Disney+ platform. This is expected to be available from November 1 in several countries in Europe and Canada, for about 5.99 euros per month (compared to the 8.99 euros it currently costs).

This trend of incorporating ads has also caught the attention of Amazon, which plans to launch it early 2024 on Prime Video, as reported in Variety. He would initially arrive at United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada and at the end of the year to other countries, among which would be Spain.

The company has explained to this medium that it will show fewer ads than traditional channels and other rival streaming platforms. He has also noted that he has chosen this option to “continue investing in attractive content and continue increasing that investment over a long period of time.”

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