Website geoblocking is not that widespread, study finds

Geoblocking, the practice of websites blocking users from certain countries from accessing their content, is not as widespread as most people believe, a recently published study has revealed. Scans of the Alexa Top 10,000 and Top 1 Million sites have unveiled low percentages of websites engaging in geoblocking. More precisely, researchers found that only 596 websites from the Alexa Top… Read more →

APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security

Taoyuan City taps edge computing to manage its streetlights. (Image: Taoyuan City Government) Organisations in Asia-Pacific are seeking out edge computing in search of faster response and cost savings, but they also have concerns about security and latency when large volumes of data are processed on such platforms. Special Feature Special report: From Cloud to Edge: The Next IT Transformation… Read more →

Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)

Best HP Black Friday 2018 deals: Pavilion laptops, desktops, and more Whether you’re in the market for a business laptop, gaming desktop, or just a basic PC, HP’s Black Friday sale has you covered. Source Article from with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450) blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more

It wasn’t so long ago that everyone put a tablet on their holiday gift list, with Black Friday ads giving ample cover space to the latest iPad. Thanks to bigger smart phones and 2-in-1 laptops being able to handle a lot of the tasks we once used tablets for, the market continues its decline. Nonetheless, over 36 million tablets were… Read more →

Speck GrabTab hands-on: Better than a PopSocket in a couple ways

Apple products you shouldn’t buy (November 2018 edition) While Apple carried out a big refresh of its hardware lineup in September and October, refreshing the iPhones, iPad Pro, and some of the Macs, there are plenty of other Apple products … Source Article from GrabTab hands-on: Better than a PopSocket in a couple ways blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for… Read more →

Singapore to collaborate with Canada, US on cybersecurity

Singapore has inked partnership agreements with Canada and the US that encompass data sharing as well as joint technical certification programmes and capacity building initiatives. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) said it signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development, which would include collaboration in various areas such as information… Read more →

Singapore to spend $10M on new urban technology

Singapore has earmarked S$14 million (US$10.19 million) to drive the development of smart urban estates that can operate and consume energy more efficiently. To be spread across three years, the investment would go towards helping technology companies build and pilot “innovative urban solutions” for smart estates, said Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Singapore touts open platforms in smart nation drive,… Read more →

Best Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP, and more

Thanks to their low price and popularity with schools, Chromebooks remain one of the bright spots in a flagging PC market. No surprise, then, that retailers are offering many Chromebook deals for Black Friday. While some of the sales are for Chrome OS running laptops with smaller screens and minimal specs that cost as little as $99, Chromebooks have evolved… Read more →

Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down

Daniel’s Hosting, one of the largest providers of Dark Web hosting services, was hacked this week and taken offline, ZDNet has learned from one of our readers. The hack took place on Thursday, November 15, according to Daniel Winzen, the software developer behind the hosting service. “As per my analysis it seems someone got access to the database and deleted… Read more →

Digital transformation requires paying off that technical debt, studies show

Back in the Y2K days of yore, some IT shops got around the impending millennial date expansion challenge with some interesting workarounds — such as resetting their system clocks back to 1972 (which aligned with the Year 2000 calendar-wise), and installing bridge utilities to convert dates back and forth by 28 years. This is an example of incurring “technical debt,”… Read more →

Bradesco agrees blockchain deal with Japan’s largest bank

Brazilian bank Bradesco has agreed a partnership with Japan’s largest bank MUFG (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi) for the launch of an international money transfer service based on Ripple’s blockchain technology. Clients of both banks will be able to use the service, with Bradesco describes as a “real-time and low-cost” international money transfer facility. The transfers will be available at branches… Read more →