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The Week That Was: IT and Media News week 1

Worldwide market for sophisticated augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets is competitive with giants like Apple and Meta investing heavily. Shipments of these headsets have declined approximately 8.3% in 2023 but a forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) says 2024 will be a “tremendous recovery” with shipment growth of 46.4%. So far, AR/VR headsets are mainly attracting gamers. Question is if the strong focus on the market will make developers introduce new attractive services for users.

Recent examples of mass cyber bomb threats have once again revealed systemic vulnerabilities in the response from states to low-cost, coordinated cyberattacks. The impact has already disrupted daily life and essential services for many states in 2023, Tomas Okmanas, Co-Founder of London-based cybersecurity firm Nord Security, writes in an article for World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

The worldwide PC market has suffered badly the last two years, but despite this unprecedented trend, a market rebound is expected in 2024. This is partly explained by integration of AI capabilities in PCs, according to a new forecast. 

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