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Alexa, you’re scaring me: Study reveals top tech-driven concerns

Times have changed, and so have our fears and worries. While technology makes much of our day-to-day easier, it can also be a cause for concern. Draper, UT-based security solutions company Cove surveyed 1,003 Americans to reveal their top security concerns in an increasingly digital age. It aimed to rank people’s most common modern-day fears, by generation, gender and political party…. Read more →

Microsoft to start nagging Windows 7 Pro users about January 2020 end of support deadline

Credit: ZDNet In April this year, Microsoft began proactively notifying Windows 7 Home users about the approaching end of support deadline for Windows 7. Starting this week and rolling out over time, Microsoft will add certain Windows 7 Pro device users to its nag list. As of this week, users of Windows 7 Pro devices that are not domain-joined will… Read more →

Security pro confessional: The time I almost got hacked

I’m continuing the trend my colleague Josh Zelonis started last year during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to share a few stories of the time I almost got hacked. It can — and does — happen to everyone, including folks that should know better. Blaming users for mistakes becomes a trap far too many of us fall into as security and risk pros, and… Read more →

Where Google’s Pixel 4 and Apple’s iPhone 11 fail

Pixel 4 storage fail Adrian Kingsley-Hughes explains why Google — and Apple — are still stuck in 2017 when it comes to storage capacities. Read more: https://zd.net/2ISI2wJ Smartphone manufacturers like Google and Apple need to wake up and realize that it’s almost 2020, not 2017. Selling smartphones — even the basic models — with only 64GB of storage is an… Read more →

Pixel 4 specs vs price: Google’s new phone is too weak, too late, and too expensive

Pixel 4: Google’s new improved camera comes with a great phone, too Not everything was leaked. Direct from ‘Made by Google’ event, Matthew Miller and Jason Cipriani share one disappointment and a pleasant surprise. Read more: https://zd.net/2BeFvZx Google has launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones after months of leaks, which left virtually nothing to the imagination. The… Read more →

Google’s Pixel 4, Pixel 4, Nest more about software, ambient system strategy over hardware

Google’s hardware strategy led by the Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL and new Nest systems revolves around a bet that technology buyers will be more interested in acquiring an ambient system than any one device. You could say that Google’s hardware is really about software, which is leveraging Google Assistant as the lead. Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of hardware at… Read more →

Workday intros new blockchain powered credentialing technology

Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri during the Workday Rising 2019 keynote. Workday held its Workday Rising user conference on Tuesday, where co-founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri and a parade of executives converged in Orlando to showcase the company’s vision for the future and new products in the pipeline. Workday’s key goal during the event seemed to center on telling customers that… Read more →

Google Pixel 4: No added value, way too late, and more expensive than iPhone 11

Google announces new Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and Pixel Buds At its October event Tuesday, Google announced several new devices including Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, and the new flagship smartphone: the Pixel 4. Event coverage video courtesy CNET/Google. Google has launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones after months of leaks, which left virtually nothing to… Read more →

Google’s new Pixel Buds are designed to take on the wireless earbud competition

Google announces new Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and Pixel Buds At its October event Tuesday, Google announced several new devices including Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, and the new flagship smartphone: the Pixel 4. Event coverage video courtesy CNET/Google. While there were a few fully wireless earbud options available, three years ago Apple took the idea mainstream with the… Read more →

Amazon’s consumer business says bye bye to Oracle databases, moves to AWS

AWS’ slide on the Amazon consumer business migration to AWS is titled bye bye Oracle.  Oracle CTO Larry Ellison has frequently mocked Amazon for not moving off of his company’s databases, but now Amazon Web Services is claiming the last laugh. executive guide AWS: The complete business guide to Amazon’s cloud services A few brilliant strokes of ingenuity, combined with… Read more →

Amazon’s search ad business to whittle away at Google market share through 2021, says eMarketer

Amazon’s search ad revenue will hit $11.7 billion in 2021 as it continues to take share from Google, Microsoft and other players, according to an eMarketer report. The report finds that Google will continue to dominate search advertising, but its share will fall over time. Amazon is expected to show search ad revenue growth of 29.5% in 2019, 30.7% in… Read more →

Qualcomm to develop chips for Microsoft Azure Sphere IoT operating system

Project Limitless: Lenovo and Qualcomm reveal the world’s first 5G laptop Is this ‘Project Limitless’ 5G PC the future of computing? BARCELONA, SPAIN: Qualcomm has announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop mobile hardware for Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Internet of Things (IoT) operating system. Speaking to attendees at the Qualcomm 5G Summit in Barcelona, Spain, Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President… Read more →