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Facebook Is Mulling Linking Oculus Workouts With Apple Health

While Facebook and Apple haven’t been on the best terms as of late, the social media giant is reportedly considering letting Oculus users sync up their workout data to Apple Health, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Health, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Fitness, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Nintendo, Oculus, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices


Samsung's Massive Odyssey Neo G9 Is the New King of Gaming Monitors

Samsung’s been making gaming monitors for years now, but execs in the company’s display division say last year’s Odyssey G9 was its first flagship gaming monitor. Now there’s a new Odyssey in town, and from what we’ve seen so far, it handily claims the gaming monitor crown.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Computing, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, Twitch, FreeSync, Vesa, Displayport, Grover Cleveland, Computer Monitor, Harrington Jacket, NVIDIA G SYNC, Television Technology, Computer Peripherals


QR Menu Codes Are Everywhere—and Tracking You More Than You Think

If you’ve returned to the restaurants and bars that have reopened in your neighborhood lately, you might have noticed a new addition to the post-quarantine decor: QR codes. Everywhere. And as they’ve become more ubiquitous on the dining scene, so has the quiet tracking and targeting that they do. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Communication, Computing, Menu, Barcode, Qr Code, Jay Stanley, Barcodes, Hypermedia, Technology Internet, Encodings, Records Management Technology, Automatic Identification And Data Capture


The larger, more powerful Apple Silicon iMac may not launch until 2022

According to well-known leaker Dylan, the larger redesigned Silicon iMac may not launch until 2022.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Dylan, Apple Imac, Apple MacBook Pro, Apple Silicon, M1x, M2X


Surface Book 4: Everything about Microsoft’s most powerful 2-in-1 so far

Microsoft could be working on the Surface Book 4, the company's most powerful Surface yet, and there are lots of rumors to discuss.
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Tablets, Surface Book, 2-in-1, Surface Book 3


Leaked Surface Duo 2 Pics Show a Less Elegant Design but Hint at an Improved Camera

Last year’s Surface Duo was a bold attempt by Microsoft to spearhead a new type of mobile device, but like a lot of first-gen products, it didn’t quite hit the mark. But now a second model appears to be on the way and new leaked pics depict a device that trades out some sleekness for a more capable design. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphone, Computers, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Surface, Surface Duo, Technology Internet, Duo 2


The best free VPNs for 2021

Learn how to protect your personal data from cybercriminals and sneaky advertisers without spending a dime.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, Trends, Web, Cybersecurity, Computing, Vpn, Virtual Private Networks


New Update Lets You Block Spammers and Gross People on Google Drive

As with all things, the internet has its high points, such as adorable cats, and its low points, or spammers, trolls, and people who share abusive content. Many of us avoid these individuals, though it’s easier to do on some platforms than on others. Here’s some good news: If you’re having trouble with these kinds of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Gmail, Cloud Storage, Google Search, Computing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Alphabet Inc, Google Account, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Apple could launch a new external monitor with its own dedicated processor

Could Apple's next-gen A13 Bionic-powered Pro Display make the Mac even more powerful for gaming? We may have to wait until the M1 Mac Pro launches to find out.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Monitors, Pro Display XDR


Apple Music brings its spatial audio and lossless streaming to Android

It takes a really specific consumer to buy an Android phone, yet use Apple Music. But the small overlap in that venn diagram may be getting bigger. Last month at WWDC, Apple unveiled a free update for Apple Music subscribers that added lossless audio streaming and spatial audio with support for Dolby Atmos. Now, Android users can access these features too. Last year, Google shut down its Google Play Music app (RIP) with the intent for users to migrate to YouTube Music. Some longtime Android fans...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Tech, Software, MP3, Computing, Apple Music, Surround Sound, Mobile Software, Amazon Music, Youtube Music


Snap had its best quarter in four years

If you’ve started using Snapchat more regularly this year, you’re not alone. At yesterday’s Q2 earnings call, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the platform grew both revenue and daily active users at the highest rates it has achieved in the last four years. Snapchat now has 293 million daily active users, growing 23% since last year. Snap went public in 2017 with a $24 billion valuation, but not long before then, the ephemeral photo sharing app experienced a massive hiccup: Instagram cloned ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Berlin, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Arkansas, Computing, Augmented Reality, Ralph Lauren, Evan Spiegel


Apple Music's Spatial Audio and Lossless Streaming Features Land on Android

Apple launched its Spatial Audio feature and lossless streaming support for Apple Music just over a month ago, and as of today, Android users can also get in on the action. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Technology, Ipads, Computing, Surround Sound, Digital Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Laboratories, Information and Communications Technology, iPad 2, Spatial Audio, Ultra High Definition Television, Audio Codecs


The redesigned MacBook Air could get this Pro feature in 2022

Apple is bringing a piece of high-end tech to 2022’s MacBook Air, according to a well-known industry analyst. It could be the next MacBook Air’s best feature.
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Ming-chi Kuo, Mini-LED


Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application is now in an unusual auction

A job application filled out by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1973 is being auctioned as both a physical item and a non-fungible token.
Tags: Apple, News, Steve Jobs, Trends, Computing, Auction


Beta-Testing Car Software Sounds Like a Bad Idea

If you drive a car that supports Android Auto, Google has opened a beta tester program to try the new features before everyone else. Once you opt into the beta, you can help Google test the features with your specific device and vehicle and share feedback to help the company improve the product. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Spotify, Science, Smartphones, Computing, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Computer Architecture, Android Auto Google, Here WeGo, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, In Car Entertainment, Technology Internet


Google Says Only Certain Smartwatches Can Upgrade to the Next-Gen Wear OS

After Google and Samsung announced they were partnering to build a new Wear OS, the biggest unanswered question was whether existing smartwatches would be able to upgrade to the platform. Today, Google clarified which smartwatches would be eligible in a Wear OS support forum—and if you’ve got an older Android watch…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartwatches, Computing, Sonos, Qualcomm, Wearable Devices, Mobvoi, Exynos, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Computer Architecture, Ubiquitous Computing, Wear OS


A DNS outage just took down a large chunk of the internet

A large chunk of the internet dropped offline on Thursday. Some of the most popular sites, apps and services on the internet were down, including UPS and FedEx (which have since come back online), Airbnb, Fidelity, and others are reporting Steam, LastPass, and the PlayStation Network are all experiencing downtime. Many other websites around the world are also affected, including media outlets in Europe. What appears to be the cause is an outage at Akamai, an internet security giant that provides...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Internet, Tech, Spokesperson, UPS, Computing, Airbnb, Cloudflare, Lastpass, Dns, Shopify, Notion


Sophos acquires Braintrace to supercharge its threat detection capabilities

Thoma Bravo-owned Sophos has announced it’s acquiring Braintrace, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations visibility into suspicious network traffic patterns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Braintrace, which was founded in 2016 and has raised $10 million in funding, has developed a network detection and response (NDR) solution that helps organizations to easily inspect network traffic to identify and filter out suspicious activity. It does this using remote network packet capt...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Cybercrime, Computing, Aws, Security Software, Sophos, Computer Security, Illumio, MDR, NDR, Joe Levy, Thoma Bravo


Microsoft’s cyber startup spending spree continues with CloudKnox acquisition

Microsoft has acquired identity and access management (IAM) startup CloudKnox Security, the tech giant’s fourth cybersecurity acquisition this year. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, is the latest cybersecurity acquisition by Microsoft, which just last week announced that it’s buying threat intelligence startup RiskIQ. The firm also recently acquired IoT security startups CyberX and Refirm Labs as it moved to beef up its security portfolio. Security is big business for Microsoft, ...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Computing, Foundation Capital, Palo Alto Networks, Computer Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Iam, Chik, Security Startups, Dell Technologies Capital, RiskIQ


Group discounts let you take the whole team to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

If you want to get the most value out of attending TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, a day-long deep dive into the rapidly changing and expanding world of software-as-a-service, don’t go it alone — take your team. It’s a smart way to cover more ground on October 27, make more connections and increase your ROI. We’re talking a sweet group discount, people. The early-bird pricing won’t remain in play forever, so get your group passes now and cross that money-saving task off your to-do list before the prices...
Tags: TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Ford, Computing, Gm, Databricks, Software As A Service, Business Models, Ali Ghodsi, As-a-service, Melika Jahangiri, Karin Maake, FlashParking, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021


Qualcomm's Feeling the Heat Over Its Android Smartwatch Chips

There are a lot of reasons why Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has stagnated over the years, but a major factor was that the majority of its smartwatches were running on outdated processors from Qualcomm. But now that Google and Samsung have partnered to build a new platform—and Samsung’s new watches are rumored…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartwatches, Computing, Vodafone, Qualcomm, Wearable Devices, Mobvoi, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Personal Digital Assistants, Wear OS, Wearable Computers


The new Apple iMac (2021) vs. the MacBook Pro 13 (2020)

With a new iMac now available, it’s time to compare Apple’s latest to the rest of their lineup. Should you go for the iMac or Apple’s more portable MacBook Pro?
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, iMac, Macbook Pro, Apple M1


Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable review: Tablets are back in business

The Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable is a tablet made for business users.
Tags: Trends, Computing, Tablets, Dell, LATITUDE, 2-in-1s, Latitude 7320 Detachable


Pink Floyd drummer invests in Disciple Media, a platform aimed at the creator economy

Much has been made of the rise of the “creator economy” in the last year. With the Pandemic biting, millions flooded online, looking for a way to make money or promote themselves. The podcasting world has exploded, and with it platforms like Patreon, Clubhouse, and many others. But the thorny problem remains: Do you really own your audience as a creator, or does the platform own you? Companies like Mighty Networks, Circle and Tribe have tried to address this, giving creators greater control than...
Tags: Android, TC, Europe, Social Networks, Youtube, Marketing, Tech, Ceo, Software, Pink Floyd, United States, Computing, American Idol, Salesforce, Chairman, Patreon


DNSFilter secures $30M Series A to step up fight against DNS-based threats

DNSFilter, an artificial intelligence startup that provides DNS protection to enterprises, has secured $30 million in Series A funding from Insight Partners. DNSFilter, as its name suggests, offers DNS-based web content filtering and threat protection. Unlike the majority of its competitors, which includes the likes of Palo Alto Networks and Webroot, the startup uses proprietary AI technology to continuously scan billions of domains daily, identifying anomalies and potential vectors for malware,...
Tags: Security, Newegg, Funding, Tech, Ransomware, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Computing, Nvidia, Lenovo, Director, Cyberwarfare, Dns, TechCrunch, Coo, Arthur Ventures


Google Maps Now Helps You Avoid People On The Train

The world is slowly opening back up. You might be finding yourself using public transit for the first time in ages and trying to figure out how to get around. Some helpful new Google Maps features could help us all navigate through this time, both literally and figuratively. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Google Search, Software, Computing, Map, Google Maps, Alphabet Inc, Human Interest, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation


Premiere Pro arrives on M1 Macs, now saves your work 168% faster

Adobe’s Premiere Pro app now runs natively on Apple’s M1 Macs. The wait has been worth it, with speed improvements across the board compared to Intel Macs.
Tags: Apple, News, Adobe, Trends, Computing, Macs, M1, Premiere Pro, Apple Silicon


Verizon Finally Embraces RCS, Now the Lone Holdout Is Apple

Starting next year, Verizon will make Android Messages the default texting app on all its Android devices.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Verizon, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Computing, Messages, Att, Google Hangouts, Text Messaging, T Mobile, Hiroshi Lockheimer


Use This Tool to Check If Your Phone's Been Hacked by the NSO Group's Spyware

If you’ve been watching the news this week you may have heard something about the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that currently stands accused of helping bad actors to hack journalists, politicians, and human rights activists throughout the world.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Security, Science, Malware, Spyware, Security Breaches, Computing, Amnesty International, Pegasus, Espionage, Emmanuel Macron, NSO Group, Technology Internet, Whatsapp Snooping Scandal


The iPad Pro (2021) vs the Surface Pro 7

The new iPad Pro pairs the tablet with Apple’s powerful M1 processor, making it the most powerful tablet ever, is the Surface Pro 7 still be a better value?
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Ipad Pro, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X



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