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Jul 05, 2022

Unresolved Conflicts Slow eSIM Upgrade Path to Better IoT Security
Misconceptions about embedded SIM cards (eSIMs) for IoT are keeping companies from adopting this new technology. That is detrimental, as eSIMs are crucial for patching and successful secure IoT deployment. eSIMs are slowly replacing standard SIMs in IoT devices and products such as smartwatches. They are also making their way into the machine-to-machine world. The […] The post Unresolved Conflicts Slow eSIM Upgrade Path to Better IoT Security appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 04, 2022

4 Industries on the Brink of Technological Disruption
This decade is going to be known for both an unprecedented amount of change and a lot of companies and people suddenly discovering that the road they were on dead-ended. Let's talk about a some of these upcoming disruptions. Then we'll close with the product of the week, a head-mounted display that could become this year's must-have gadget. The post 4 Industries on the Brink of Technological Disruption appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 30, 2022

Security Demands Shifting Business Backups Away From On-Prem Boxes
Scalable cloud-based solutions are widely popular among IT pros these days. The cost, convenience, and reliability of ready-to-use software as a service make this disruptive technology a favorable choice. Still, the market needs some convincing that backing up to the cloud is both a smart and safe thing to do, suggested Paul Evans, CEO at […] The post Security Demands Shifting Business Backups Away From On-Prem Boxes appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 29, 2022

Rapid EV Adoption by Low-Income Drivers Needed To Curb Climate Change: Report
Getting low-income drivers behind the wheel of electric vehicles is necessary to reduce greenhouse gases in the coming years, according to a new report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. The post Rapid EV Adoption by Low-Income Drivers Needed To Curb Climate Change: Report appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 28, 2022

Security Pros Lured to Bug Bounties by Big Pay Days
As criminal activity on the internet continues to accelerate, bug hunting for cash has begun to attract more and more security researchers. In its latest annual report, bug bounty platform Intigriti revealed that the number of analysts signing up for its services has increased 43% from April 2021 to April 2022. For Intigriti alone, that […] The post Security Pros Lured to Bug Bounties by Big Pay Days appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 27, 2022

The Importance of the Metaverse Standards Forum
For most of us the metaverse is mostly hype about the promise of a new internet that we could explore virtually. As it's currently implemented, the metaverse is reminiscent of the networked world pre-internet. It is represented by a bunch of very different and unique attempts to create what seems much like a walled garden […] The post The Importance of the Metaverse Standards Forum appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 24, 2022

Cognitive Skills for Engineering Success
The primacy of critical thinking is such a worn-out aphorism that most people whom I prompt to scrutinize it are inured to it. That shouldn't lead anyone to mistakenly believe it isn't indispensable, though. The post Cognitive Skills for Engineering Success appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 22, 2022

Digital Devices of Corporate Brass Ripe for Hacker Attacks
Digital devices and home networks of corporate executives, board members and high-value employees with access to financial, confidential and proprietary information are ripe targets for malicious actors, according to a study released Tuesday by a cybersecurity services firm. The connected home is a prime target for cybercriminals, but few executives or security teams realize the […] The post Digital Devices of Corporate Brass Ripe for Hacker Attacks appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 20, 2022

The Birth of Google's ‘Sentient' AI and the Problem It Presents
One of the big news items last week was that a leading AI researcher, Blake Lemoine, had been suspended after going public that he believed that one of Google's more advanced AIs had attained sentience. Most experts agree that it hadn't, but that would likely be true regardless of whether it had because we tend […] The post The Birth of Google's ‘Sentient' AI and the Problem It Presents appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 15, 2022

Google Hasn't Started the Robocalypse Yet
The Robocalypse -- the time when machines become sentient and start to dominate humans -- has been a popular science fiction subject for some time. It's also worried some scientific minds, most notably the late Stephen Hawking. However, the prospect of a sentient machine seemed very far in the future -- if at all -- until last week, when a Google engineer claimed the company had broken the sentience barrier. The post Google Hasn't Started the Robocalypse Yet appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 13, 2022

Apple and Microsoft Developers Conferences Exhibit Companies' Strengths, Weaknesses
During the last few weeks we've had two developers conferences. First, there was Microsoft Build, and last week was Apple's WWDC. I think both approaches to the developers conferences showcase the strengths and weaknesses of both companies, so I figured it would be fun to talk about those differences this week. The post Apple and Microsoft Developers Conferences Exhibit Companies' Strengths, Weaknesses appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 09, 2022

KYY 15.6? Portable Monitor Packs Value With a Healthy Feature Set
The KYY 15.6-inch portable monitor is a classy and functional portable monitor that works well while traveling or as a permanent second monitor for home and office use. The post KYY 15.6? Portable Monitor Packs Value With a Healthy Feature Set appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 08, 2022

Ransomware Greatest Risk to Supply Chain in Minds of IT Pros
Ransomware is the top supply chain risk facing organizations today, according to a new survey by ISACA, an association for IT professionals with 140,000 members in 180 countries. The survey, based on responses from more than 1,300 IT pros with supply chain insights, found that 73% of the respondents said ransomware was a key concern when considering supply chain risks to their organizations. The post Ransomware Greatest Risk to Supply Chain in Minds of IT Pros appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 06, 2022

Apple Shows Off Vast Upgrades to Software, Hardware, User Experiences at WWDC22
Apple's 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday revealed the company's latest versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems at the kickoff of its annual week-long virtual high-tech show targeting developers and the Apple consumer experience. The post Apple Shows Off Vast Upgrades to Software, Hardware, User Experiences at WWDC22 appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 06, 2022

With Sheryl Sandberg Gone, Does Meta Grow Up, or Die?
What does it mean for Facebook when the adult leaves the table, and the unprepared CEO then has nothing to turn him toward a less risky path? Let's discuss that this week. The post With Sheryl Sandberg Gone, Does Meta Grow Up, or Die? appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 02, 2022

Data Observability's Big Challenge: Build Trust at Scale
We spoke with Bigeye Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Kirwan about how his company's data sniffing platform brings together data engineers, analysts, scientists, and stakeholders, to build trust in data. The post Data Observability's Big Challenge: Build Trust at Scale appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 01, 2022

New Software Vulnerability Zeroes In on Microsoft Programs
A "Zero Day" vulnerability in a Windows tool that hackers have been exploiting through poisoned Word documents has been discovered. Microsoft officially recognized the vulnerability and issued workarounds to mitigate the flaw. The post New Software Vulnerability Zeroes In on Microsoft Programs appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 31, 2022

Lax Cyber Skills, Dev Blind Spots Behind Organizations' AppSec Breakdowns
Government organizations and educational institutions, in particular, are increasingly in hackers' crosshairs as severe web vulnerabilities spiral upward. Remote code execution (RCE), cross-site scripting (XSS), and SQL injection (SQLi) are all top software offenders. All three increase or hover around the same alarming numbers year over year. RCE, often the ultimate goal of a malicious […] The post Lax Cyber Skills, Dev Blind Spots Behind Organizations' AppSec Breakdowns appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 30, 2022

Microsoft's Innovative 4-Processor PC
Microsoft held its latest Build event last week and I'm pretty sure it caused most of the PC OEMs to freak out. This is because Microsoft announced a new focused workstation for developers called Project Volterra. The post Microsoft's Innovative 4-Processor PC appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 26, 2022

The Business Case for Clean Data and Governance Planning
Is your company's data is clean and well managed? Why does that matter anyway? Ataccama VP David Kolinek discusses the challenges and solutions related to the formal management of data assets within an organization. The post The Business Case for Clean Data and Governance Planning appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 24, 2022

Netenrich Introduces AI/ML Platform for Cloud Security
The security and operations analytics SaaS company hopes to disrupt legacy security ops with an artificial intelligence-driven approach to security operations built into its Resolution Intelligence platform. The post Netenrich Introduces AI/ML Platform for Cloud Security appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 23, 2022

BlackBerry and Preparing for the Software-Defined Automobile
Last week was BlackBerry's annual analyst summit. Since BlackBerry's tools and QNX operating system are expected to be heavily used in the next generation of cars, this event often provides a view into the future of automobiles. The post BlackBerry and Preparing for the Software-Defined Automobile appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 19, 2022

Don't Become a Fool in the IT Gold Rush
To give back to computer science education in a small way, I'd like to share my observations about determining the quality of instructional resources. Hopefully, those of you treading a similar path will learn the easy way what I learned the hard way. The post Don't Become a Fool in the IT Gold Rush appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 18, 2022

NSA's Claim Backdoor Off Encryption Table Draws Skepticism from Cyber Pros
The director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency induced a few smirks among cyber pros last week when he said there wouldn't be any backdoors in the new encryption standards his agency is working on with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The post NSA's Claim Backdoor Off Encryption Table Draws Skepticism from Cyber Pros appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 17, 2022

Study Finds Sports Is King Among Livestreamers
Live sports programming is migrating to online platforms as more rights become available. Events that are streamed live on the net are growing in popularity among internet households, especially live sports, according to a new study. The post Study Finds Sports Is King Among Livestreamers appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 17, 2022

New Cisco Conferencing Devices Designed To Heal Meeting Fatigue
Dimensional Research recently conducted a study of meeting fatigue related to video meetings. That research found that 81 percent of participants indicated experiencing physical ailment at the end of a day filled with video meetings. Webex by Cisco is releasing a new set of devices designed to meet the challenges of hybrid work environments. The post New Cisco Conferencing Devices Designed To Heal Meeting Fatigue appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 16, 2022

John Deere, Russian Thieves, and the Double-Edged Sword of Vendor Lock-In
Let's talk about kill switches, lock-in, and how vendors can fall down a rabbit hole of customer abuse and destroy themselves using a strategy like John Deere's. We'll close with the product of the week, a cool microphone from an HP subsidiary, HyperX. The post John Deere, Russian Thieves, and the Double-Edged Sword of Vendor Lock-In appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 13, 2022

6 Critical Steps for Scaling Secure Universal Data Authorization
When designing or architecting a solution to ensure responsible data use, it is important to develop a universal data authorization framework that includes these six key capabilities. The post 6 Critical Steps for Scaling Secure Universal Data Authorization appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 12, 2022

Kids' Screen Use Sees Fastest Rise in 4 Years
Online videos have cemented their place at the top of young people's media hierarchies. However, video gaming did not increase dramatically during the pandemic. The top activities remain the same — online videos, gaming, and social media. The post Kids' Screen Use Sees Fastest Rise in 4 Years appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 11, 2022

Free-Speech, Uncensored Browser Launched for Conservatives
Called Tusk, the new browser is the brainchild of Jeff Bermant, a Santa Barbara, Calif. real estate developer and founder of the Cocoon VPN. He said he built Tusk because he felt that free speech for conservatives was being censored by the current browsers in the market. The post Free-Speech, Uncensored Browser Launched for Conservatives appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 10, 2022

InnoView's 15.6? 4K Portable Panel Could Be the Ultimate Touchscreen Accessory
The InnoView 15.6" 4K HDR touchscreen portable monitor is a superior accessory for productivity and entertainment on your desktop and mobile devices. It checks nearly all the boxes for performance and usefulness. The post InnoView's 15.6? 4K Portable Panel Could Be the Ultimate Touchscreen Accessory appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 09, 2022

The 5 Coolest Things at Dell World Almost No One Saw
I was at Dell Technologies World 2022 last week. Often, I'm not very excited about anything on the showcase floor at events like this, but DTW has been the exception. So, I'm going to tell you what you missed. The post The 5 Coolest Things at Dell World Almost No One Saw appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
May 02, 2022

Meta vs. Varjo and Nvidia: The Bifurcation of the Metaverse
With last week's announcement that the Varjo Reality Cloud had exited beta and is now in full release, we basically have two metaverse camps: Meta's, which is focused on the consumer and revenue; and the Varjo-Nvidia approach where performance is king and business is the primary focus. The post Meta vs. Varjo and Nvidia: The Bifurcation of the Metaverse appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 27, 2022

Slipping Graphics Chip Prices Could Signal Coming End of Semiconductor Shortages
A cocktail of increased supply, slowing demand and added capacity is bringing down the price of graphics chips. It could also signal the beginning of the end of the semiconductor shortage that's been plaguing the world since the start of the Covid pandemic. The post Slipping Graphics Chip Prices Could Signal Coming End of Semiconductor Shortages appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 26, 2022

New EU Law Will Force Google, Meta, Others To Expose Algorithms
Among the provisions of the Digital Services Act approved in an agreement between the European Council and European Parliament are transparency measures on the algorithms used by online platforms and services to recommend content and products to users. The post New EU Law Will Force Google, Meta, Others To Expose Algorithms appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 25, 2022

Home Automation Faces 3 Perpetual Problems
Lack of commonality with home automation offerings remains rampant. Apple, Google, and Amazon have worked at connecting with these different platforms, but the results are less than reliable. Until connected home automation devices will talk to each other, or we have a more dependable way to bridge the standards, a true "IoT home" is not viable. The post Home Automation Faces 3 Perpetual Problems appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 21, 2022

Natural Language Speaks Loudly About a Big Shift in AI
Language is essential to all aspects of enterprise activity. Leveraging AI to scale the capability to take advantage of the data hidden in language is a critical success factor. TechNewsWorld spoke with Expert.ai to demystify natural language processing as a vital component of modern business and about the technology behind the company's solutions. The post Natural Language Speaks Loudly About a Big Shift in AI appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 20, 2022

Plagiarism Hunter Gets $6M To Flag Copycats
Copyleaks uses artificial intelligence to identify similarities and understand the meaning of textual content. In addition to flagging plagiarism, the technology can be used to protect website content, compare website content, compare files, and compare programming code. The post Plagiarism Hunter Gets $6M To Flag Copycats appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 19, 2022

PII of Many Fortune 1000 Execs Exposed at Data Broker Sites
Research by a cybersecurity services provider reveals how widespread the risks are to executives and the organizations they ramrod from data brokers collecting sensitive data about them. "We see corporate executives targeted all the time in their personal lives," BlackCloak Founder and CEO Chris Pierson told TechNewsWorld. The post PII of Many Fortune 1000 Execs Exposed at Data Broker Sites appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 18, 2022

Ukrainian IT Firm Counterattacks Russian War Lies
One of the largest IT companies in Ukraine has been waging its own informational defense against Russian propaganda since the start of the incursion. The post Ukrainian IT Firm Counterattacks Russian War Lies appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 18, 2022

The Fascinating Dance Between Twitter and Musk
Let's talk about why Elon Musk likely got the offer of a board seat from Twitter, why he probably turned it down, and what will happen to his "hostile takeover" attempt. The post The Fascinating Dance Between Twitter and Musk appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 14, 2022

Appdome CEO on Mobile App Security: No Developer, No Code, No Problem
TechNewsWorld exclusive Interview with Appdome CEO Tom Tovar about no-code technology, the state of mobile app security and fraud prevention. The post Appdome CEO on Mobile App Security: No Developer, No Code, No Problem appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 13, 2022

US-Led Seizure of RaidForums May Defy Lasting Effect on Security
The massive takedown of RaidForums might have little real impact against the large volume of hackers operating worldwide, since many of Raid's members could flock to alternative platforms. The post US-Led Seizure of RaidForums May Defy Lasting Effect on Security appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 13, 2022

Forrester Pegs B2B Fraud, Cyber Insurance Complacency as Top Threats in 2022
Forrester also called out the work-from-anywhere trend as a major threat in 2022. It explained that an anywhere-work model presents an opportunity to create new kinds of sensitive data. The post Forrester Pegs B2B Fraud, Cyber Insurance Complacency as Top Threats in 2022 appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 12, 2022

PC Shipments Decline, Revenues Rise During Q1 2022
Despite the first decline in PC shipments since 2020, computer revenues increased 15% during Q1 of 2022. Desktop computers performed strongly, with shipments increasing 13% during the period. The post PC Shipments Decline, Revenues Rise During Q1 2022 appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 11, 2022

US Tech Market Leadership at a Crossroads
At one time, the U.S. dominated industries like oil and gas, consumer electronics, automobiles, and trains. Except for Apple clawing back some of one of those markets, control and leadership now belongs to others. The post US Tech Market Leadership at a Crossroads appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 08, 2022

Gamifying EdTech Launches Learning to Loftier Levels
Gamification places game-design elements such as gaining trophies, progressing to new levels, or gaining virtual currencies, into a non-traditional gaming context. This is aspect of app-based education technology and provides students with fun and unique ways to test their knowledge. The post Gamifying EdTech Launches Learning to Loftier Levels appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 06, 2022

Crypto Firms Offered Insurance To Cover Cloud Crashes
Nothing strikes fear into a cryptocurrency trader like being forcibly disconnected from the cloud. Technology downtime insurance provider Parametrix would like to make traders less fearful by offering cloud downtime insurance for crypto companies. The post Crypto Firms Offered Insurance To Cover Cloud Crashes appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 05, 2022

Wing Picks DFW for First Commercial Drone Deliveries in Major US Metro Area
Delivery drones will be buzzing the Texas skies beginning Thursday, April 7. Wing, which is operated by Google's parent company Alphabet, will launch the first commercial drone delivery service in a major U.S. metropolitan area. The post Wing Picks DFW for First Commercial Drone Deliveries in Major US Metro Area appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 04, 2022

Nasuni Founder Andres Rodriguez: Object Storage Offers More Cloud Benefits, Lower Cost
Cloud storage provider Nasuni recently announced a $60 million equity investment by new investor Sixth Street Growth. This is the fourth round of financing for Nasuni over the last five years, during which it has raised a total of $148 million. We spoke with the company's founder and CTO Andres Rodriquez about his journey to Nasuni and the company's offerings. The post Nasuni Founder Andres Rodriguez: Object Storage Offers More Cloud Benefits, Lower Cost appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Apr 04, 2022

Intel Releases Arc, Now We Have a Three-Horse Race
Up until last week, for discrete graphics you had a choice of two vendors: AMD which was the leader in value, and Nvidia which tended to lead in absolute performance. While those two firms often trade places, the battlefield was well defined. Now, Intel is bringing high-performance graphics hardware, software, and services to gamers and creators with its Arc A-Series portfolio. The post Intel Releases Arc, Now We Have a Three-Horse Race appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Mar 30, 2022

Amazon Puts High-Tech Spin on Play Dates With Kiddie Video-Calling Device
Parents looking for a richer experience for their kids when they get together with relatives on a video link may find it in a new gadget from Amazon. Called Glow, the appliance combines video calling and interactive activities like gaming, drawing and reading into a single device. The post Amazon Puts High-Tech Spin on Play Dates With Kiddie Video-Calling Device appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Mar 30, 2022

The Conflict in Ukraine Provides a High-Res Glimpse at 21st Century War
This is the first war in which both sides can bring top-tier cyber capabilities to bear. Intelligence agencies the world over are watching very closely to see just what to plan for should their nations enter a conventional conflict. The post The Conflict in Ukraine Provides a High-Res Glimpse at 21st Century War appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Mar 29, 2022

Atlas VPN Debuts MultiHop for Added Layer of Internet Privacy and Security
Security-minded internet users looking for another layer of obscurity when traveling in cyberspace can have it with some new tech from Atlas VPN. The paid VPN service has introduced a new way to route internet traffic that's more secure and private than conventional methods. It does that by allowing users to connect to the internet through several rotating VPN locations simultaneously. The post Atlas VPN Debuts MultiHop for Added Layer of Internet Privacy and Security appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Mar 28, 2022

Nvidia Showcases the Metaverse Future at GTC
Nvidia's GTC conference last week was amazing. What Nvidia does that no other vendor seems to get is use their technology to craft the keynote. Instead of watching a boring talking head, you get to see the benefits of their latest technology used and demonstrated virtually. The post Nvidia Showcases the Metaverse Future at GTC appeared first on TechNewsWorld.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 27, 2021

Outlaw Installer for Windows 11 Infected With Malware
Early adopters seeking a premature peek of Windows 11 via unauthorized channels may be in for a nasty surprise -- a dose of malware. Kaspersky Lab reports that an unofficial installer is in the wild that promises to install the next version of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system on a user's computer -- but actually contains a malicious payload.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 26, 2021

Alexa Live and the Future of Ambient Computing
Amazon last week held its Alexa Live 2021 developer conference, which would have been a lot more fun if during the event the Amazon Echo show in my office hadn't gone insane. Let's talk about the promise and some of the problems with the coming wave of ambient computing devices. Then we'll close with my product of the week, Amazon's 2nd Generation Echo Frames.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 22, 2021

Salt Labs Launched To Heighten API Security Threat Awareness
Anyone with a stake in keeping ahead of cybersecurity assaults and enterprise network intrusions through API vulnerabilities can now tap into expert advisories and security reports. API security company Salt Security last week launched Salt Labs, a now-public forum for publishing research on API vulnerabilities.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 21, 2021

DuckDuckGo Readies Feature To Strip Trackers From Email
Called Email Protection, the feature will be initially distributed through a waiting list that anyone can add their name to. Consumers chosen from the list will be able to create a personal @duck.com email address. Email sent to the @duck address will be denuded of trackers before being forwarded to a consumer's primary email address.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 20, 2021

US, NATO Accuse China of Massive Microsoft Hack
In addition to its condemnation of China, the White House announced that the U.S. Justice Department has filed charges against four Ministry of State Security hackers allegedly engaged in a multiyear campaign targeting foreign governments and entities in key sectors, including maritime, aviation, defense, education and healthcare in a least a dozen countries.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 19, 2021

Tech Solutions To Beat the Heat
It's been a sweltering summer for those of us on the West Coast of the United States, and keeping power bills down when running air conditioning 24/7 is a challenge. This week, let's highlight technologies you can use to personally respond to the heat problem and deal with a world that is becoming too hot to handle. We'll close with the product of the week: Windows 365.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 15, 2021

Google Quietly Activates New Web Performance Metrics
Google went live earlier this summer with its new Core Web Vitals algorithm to determine search rankings. With the implementation of Core Web Vitals as a key component of its search algorithm, Google has made a well-considered decision to reward sites that perform the best and that have been specifically designed to create the best experience for users, according to the company.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 14, 2021

New Open 3D Engine Game-Changing for Developers
The Linux Foundation, Amazon, and more than 20 other gaming companies hope to make open-source game playing more of a win-win technology for both developers and players. LF on Tuesday announced an intent to form the Open 3D Foundation to accelerate developer collaboration on 3D games and simulation technology.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 14, 2021

Clear Linux* Delivers a Lucid if Limited Vision of Desktop Linux
Intel's Clear Linux* has been on my radar for its ambition to sprint to the head of the pack. While it's certainly not the first distro developed by a tech heavyweight, it's a rare case in which a private company releases a distro with no direct commercial application. It's an experiment to prove what Linux might aspire to. So I took it for a spin.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 14, 2021

Amazon Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Ring Video Devices Worldwide
After a successful rollout in the U.S. earlier this year, Amazon is expanding support for end-to-end encryption for video captured on its Ring products. Part of what's motivating this is probably setting a higher global standard so wherever Amazon goes, they will be welcome by satisfying stringent local standards," said Brad Russell, vice president of Interpret.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 13, 2021

Cybercriminals Employing Specialists To Maximize Ill-Gotten Gains
Ransomware gangs are increasingly turning to specialists to complete their capers on corporations, according to a Dark Net intelligence provider. A report issued by Tel Aviv-based Kela noted that the days when lone wolves conducted cyberattacks from start to finish has become nearly extinct, as the one-man show has given way to specialization.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 12, 2021

3D Printing and the Rise of Bespoke Products at Scale
Those of us who grew up with Star Trek might remember a device from the series called a replicator. This was a 3D printer of sorts that could create almost anything, ranging from food to weapons, at the touch of a button. Let's talk about our progression to the home-based replicator that could take us to that Star Trek future. Then we'll close with the product of the week from Strauss & Wagner.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 09, 2021

Drone Use in Today's Society: From Analytics to Emergency Response
This is the era of drones, and these unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, increasingly are becoming an integral part of everyday life. As drones evolve, industries and governments alike are finding new ways to make use of the emerging tech. TechNewsWorld spoke with several experts to find out how drones are being put into service, and what's on the horizon for their future use.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 07, 2021

Researchers Find Smart Devices Ripe for Hacker Attacks
Thousands of hacker attacks were launched on a network of smart home devices designed by researchers to assess the risk the gadgets pose to consumers. During the initial week the "honeypot" network was online, 1,017 unique scans or hacking attempts were directed at the devices on the net, which included smart TVs, printers, wireless security cameras and Wi-Fi kettles.

TechNewsWorld
Jul 06, 2021

SolarWinds Hackers Still Targeting Microsoft, Focus on Support Staff
Microsoft recently disclosed that it too was no doubt a victim of the same Russian-based hacker gang responsible for the SolarWinds onslaught. As some of the details surrounding the cyberattack become known, the bleak disclosures might justifiably cause a sniffled gasp indicating that if Microsoft can be breached, what hope is left for everyone else?

TechNewsWorld
Jul 05, 2021

Oculus Quest 2: Step Into the Untethered Future of VR
The advantage of using a VR rig without a tether is huge because in a complex movement-oriented game you tend to get tangled in the tether. Let's talk about the Oculus Quest 2 this week and the announcement that this class of products is about to embrace 5G for its next generation. We'll close with the product of the week, a new webcam from Dell that may be perfect for those of us still working from home.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 30, 2021

Reputation Management: Duking It Out With Doxing
Cancel culture and politics aside, one of the more brutal threats lurking in the shadows of the internet is the slander industry. All too often, unsuspecting people become victims of websites that promote slanderous, often unverified information about individuals. This false and vilifying information lives on the internet forever and can sully an otherwise spotless reputation.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 29, 2021

Apply Meaningful Metrics to Makeover Your Product Code
Effective metrics provide a point of comparison for the business and become behavior-changing in how decisions are made, according to Aurimas Adomavicius, president of Devbridge, a global digital products consultancy. TechNewsWorld spoke with Adomavicius to pursue the concept of how software developers can put meaningful metrics to work.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 28, 2021

Windows 11: The Beginning of a New PC Age
Windows 11 shows a massive change in focus from earlier significant releases, which pretty much assures that the Microsoft's mistakes of the past won't be repeated, at least not under the current leadership. It also suggests a path to the next version of Windows -- which for now we'll call Windows 12 -- that could be even more groundbreaking.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 24, 2021

Microsoft Lifts the Blinds on Windows 11
Microsoft has unveiled Windows 11 as a redesigned computing platform that feels familiar but has numerous changed components. It offers new ways for users to create, learn, play, and connect with others globally. Feeling familiar may take some adjusting, however. Windows 11 is built around a simplified user interface for productivity, creativity, and ease of use.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 23, 2021

SEC Reportedly Probing SolarWinds Breach
Clients of SolarWinds, which experienced a high-profile data breach last year, are being targeted in a probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a Reuters report. "The impact of these large-scale breaches clearly has the potential to destabilize stock prices and the broader stock market, so it makes sense that the SEC would pursue such a line of inquiry," said Oliver Tavakoli, CTO of Vectra AI.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 22, 2021

Rapid Growth Makes Amazon Leader in Streaming Video Market
In six short years Amazon has risen from worst to first in the video streaming pack, according to a survey released by consumer market research firm Parks Associates. In its annual survey of the smart TV and streaming box market, Parks revealed that Amazon surged to a 36 percent share during the first quarter of this year.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 21, 2021

HP Sets Example of How to Prioritize Sustainability
HP this month announced the release of its Sustainable Bond Framework, which will be used to issue bonds to help the company finance projects for a more sustainable future. Let's talk about this move to sustainability. We'll then look at the product of the week -- a mobile workstation which appears to be the lightest so far released into the market.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 17, 2021

Can Chemical Recycling Technology Solve the Plastic Pollution Problem?
Lately there has been a noticeable uptick in buzz around chemical recycling technology as a potential solution to the plastics crisis. Meanwhile, critics point to drawbacks which include environmental health risks, inefficiency in terms of the amount of waste plastic that becomes new plastic, and high costs.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 16, 2021

Reports of TurboTax Breach Greatly Exaggerated
Reports of a data breach of TurboTax have been overblown, according to Intuit which owns the tax preparation platform. Several news outlets recently reported that an unspecified number of TurboTax accounts were compromised in a wave of credential stuffing attacks. Those kinds of attacks exploit credentials stolen from other websites and reused at the TurboTax site.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 15, 2021

Microsoft Sets 2025 End Date for Windows 10 Support
Microsoft quietly edited a document on its website over the weekend to reveal it's planning to end support for Windows 10 Home and Pro on October 14, 2025. The revelation comes just before Microsoft's "What's Next Windows" event scheduled for June 24 and amidst hints from CEO Satya Nadella that a major new version of Windows is in the wings.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 14, 2021

Amazon Sidewalk and Why Marketing Expertise Matters
The problem with Amazon Sidewalk isn't the technology. It's the lack of clever marketing which is pervasive in the technology market. Let's explore one of the sustained weaknesses in tech -- the lack of critical marketing acumen. We'll then close with the product of the week, an alternative to the Ring video camera that also might make a quick and easy Father's Day present.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 11, 2021

The Emerging Tech Affect on HR Processes
With Covid, increased numbers of people have been working remotely, and many will continue to do so post-pandemic. This has fundamentally altered how work is done; not only by company staff, but by HR professionals. This societal shift, combined with the continued emergence of new digital technologies, means that the field of human resources is in the midst of radical evolution.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 09, 2021

Fastly System Error Causes Global Content Blackout
A configuration error in the systems of content delivery provider Fastly knocked out numerous large websites and apps around the globe Tuesday. The event served up a reminder of how distributed networks play a critical role in the internet today -- and how important it is to make sure that the software in distributed systems is running properly.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 08, 2021

Apple Raises Curtain on New OS Features at WWDC21
Apple on Monday revealed dozens of new features in the latest versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems at the kickoff of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. "The emphasis of the whole presentation seemed to be making Apple products more useful for consumers," observed Gartner Senior Principal Analyst Tuong Nguyen.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 07, 2021

Father's Day 2021 Gift Guide: It's the Thought That Counts
Gift guides can be tricky because they are written at a specific point in time -- and time moves on. But what is also often the case is that the gift buyer punts without putting in much personal effort to the endeavor. So this year, rather than highlighting products, let's focus on the process of coming up with a gift for Father's Day.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 04, 2021

The Cybersecurity Outlook for 2021 and Beyond
Cyberattacks in the first half of 2021 have escalated globally to affect virtually every industry. Earlier this year TechNewsWorld spoke with cybersecurity experts about the expanding threat landscape, imminent threats, and what can be done to counter the ongoing offensives against the IT systems of companies, organizations, and government agencies.

TechNewsWorld
Jun 02, 2021

Report Predicts 25.7 Million Remote Jobs Available in Non-Tech Industries
Remote work appears to be here to stay. More than 25 million work-from-home jobs could be created in non-technology industries in the coming years, according to a report from Upwork. Professional services are involved in essentially every part of the economy, which means that there is widespread potential for remote freelancing, even in companies where most people need to be in person every day.

TechNewsWorld
May 31, 2021

Microsoft's Open-Source Pivot Is Creating a Great Place to Work
Microsoft isn't just building for the future. The company is focusing on tools that will allow an ever-broader group of people to program for themselves. At the heart of this plan is Microsoft's pivot to open source; and while there were several benefits of that action highlighted at Microsoft Build last week, an important one was left out -- which is that Microsoft has become a far better place to work.

TechNewsWorld
May 27, 2021

App Designing Factors That Make or Break the Mobile Commerce Experience
Most businesses today that want an app have an app. But having one is not the entire process. The app maker and the business behind the mobile application still need to get it to actually work effectively. Because more people are using apps, many businesses are focusing on the bells and whistles to help them stand out -- instead of designing the apps to reach optimal efficiency.

TechNewsWorld
May 25, 2021

Encouraging Research Finds Brain Adjusts to 'Third Thumb'
Researchers at the University College London are giving new meaning to the expression "all thumbs." They've taken an award-winning graduate project from the Royal College of Art in London and are using it to test the brain's reaction to coping with additional body parts. The idea behind the project was to reframe traditional views of prosthetics through the use of a robotic thumb that can be attached to a hand.

TechNewsWorld
May 24, 2021

ARM vs. x86 Battle Royal: Why and How ARM Is Pulling Ahead
ARM and x86 have been doing battle for the last decade. ARM tried to move into the server market and failed; Intel, which carries most of the x86 burden, tried to move on cellphones and failed. The battle for tablets is ongoing with ARM in the lead, and the battle for notebooks continues with Intel mainly in the lead. Let's talk about how this is likely to play out, because the winner may end up with all of the chips.

TechNewsWorld
May 21, 2021

New Report Profiles Ransomware Cybergangs
That old adage about crime never pays could not be more false, at least when it comes to modern-day cybercriminals. For those bad actors using ransomware as their weapon, crime is paying more than ever. A new report by the eSentire security research team found that six ransomware gangs claimed at least 290 new victims fo far this year. The combined spoils tallied potentially $45 million for the hackers.

TechNewsWorld
May 20, 2021

Dissecting the Colonial Pipeline Incident
IT experts at the hacked Colonial Pipeline did a good job in mitigating the May 7 cyberattack and successfully stopped it when discovered by shutting down the network. But the attack was mostly invisible in the weeks-long initial stages, according to a briefing NTT Security executives conducted Tuesday.

TechNewsWorld
May 19, 2021

Research Exposes 10 Common Threats Vexing Cloud Customers
New research by threat detection and response firm Vectra AI shows that the most common threats to corporate networks remain consistent throughout all companies -- regardless of their size. Researchers calculated the relative frequency of threat detections that were triggered during a three-month span. The results detail the top 10 threat detections that customers receive by relative frequency.

TechNewsWorld
May 18, 2021

Mobile Devices Under Siege by Cyberattackers
Cybercriminals are deliberately targeting phones, tablets, and Chromebooks to increase their odds of finding a vulnerable entry point. The Financial Services Threat Report from Lookout disclosed that 20 percent of mobile banking customers had a trojanized app on their devices when trying to sign into their personal mobile banking account.

TechNewsWorld
May 17, 2021

Apple Needs This New Hire to Be Heroic
For anyone that still believes that Apple can be more than an incredibly profitable company; but one you can also be proud of for how it treats its people and customers, incoming VP of worldwide communications Stella Low could be the critical remedy for what ails the firm. Let's talk about Apple this week. Then we'll close with the product of the week: the HP Elite Folio Notebook.

TechNewsWorld
May 13, 2021

Alliances Formed to Plug Security Holes in the IoT
Advancements in 5G connectivity and accelerated digital transformation of business operations creates heightened risk and expanded attack surfaces for security teams to harden and protect. Now, efforts by several internet industry groups are focused on new measures to fix inherent security weaknesses with the rapidly expanded use of IoT devices for enterprises and consumers.

TechNewsWorld
May 12, 2021

Two-Thirds of CISOs Admit They're Not Ready to Face a Cyberattack
The 2021 edition of Proofpoint's Voice of the CISO report -- based on a survey of more than 1,400 CISOs in 14 countries -- found 66 percent of the executives acknowledged their organizations were unprepared to handle a targeted cyberattack this year. In addition, more than half the CISOs admitted they are more concerned about the repercussions from a cyberattack this year than they were in 2020.

TechNewsWorld
May 11, 2021

Allow App to Track? Most iOS 14.5 Users Tap Fuggedaboutit!
More than 90 percent of U.S. users of the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system iOS 14.5 are taking advantage of a new feature to block an application's ability to track their activity on their phones. Worldwide, 88 percent of users shut down app tracking on their iPhones. This is bad news for advertisers.

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