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Linux Mint 19.3 is here and better than ever

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. While many of us were getting ready to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, Linux Mint quietly gifted us with the latest long-term support (LTS) version of its popular desktop Linux desktop, Linux… Read more →

Landry’s restaurant chain disclose POS malware incident

Image: Landry’s, ZDNet US restaurant chain Landry’s disclosed a security incident that involved the discovery of malware on the network of hundreds of restaurants. According to a notice published on its website, the company said the malware they found was designed to collect payment card data from cards swiped at its bars and restaurants. However, Landry’s believes that only a… Read more →

China smartphone makers form alliance to offer P2P file transfer

Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi have formed an alliance to enable their users to transfer files between their mobile devices, without the need to download third-party apps or consume network data. The data transfer capability taps Bluetooth and Wi-Fi peer-to-peer (P2P), or Wi-Fi Direct, and touts an average transfer speed of 20Mbps.  Slated to begin rolling out progressively on new phone… Read more →

Razer bets on youth base in bid for Singapore digital bank licence

Razer has applied for a digital bank licence in Singapore, leading a group that encompasses an array of partners from various verticals to target the youth consumer segment. If successful in its bid, the games hardware maker says it will create a “global youth bank” to deliver its products and services. Clearly banking on its brand reputation amongst youths and… Read more →

These US companies offered the highest pay for software engineers in 2019

The enterprise tech trends that shaped 2019 ZDNet’s global team of editors take a look back at the enterprise technology trends that defined 2019. As modern businesses now rely on technological advancement in areas including customer relationships management, mobile services, supply chains, and more, those skilled in information technology are in demand.  Software engineers can provide expertise in many roles…. Read more →

Dell launches new XPS, targets ‘ultra-premium’ market with Latitude 9510

Dell has stepped up its premium laptop efforts with a new XPS and the Latitude 9510 2-in-1 to cover an ultra-premium market. The company launched a new version of its XPS 13-inch laptop with an XPS 13 Developer Edition that features Ubuntu. The company made the announcement ahead of CES 2020. XPS is Dell’s premier laptop and is designed to… Read more →

Segway tries to be sexy at CES, presents new electric motorcycle

Look, just one wheel at the front. Screenshot by ZDNet Admit it, you’ve pitied them. The tourists, the mailpersons, the mall cops, the aging techies who now resent the future, they’re all regularly seen on Segways. Some, perhaps in a vain attempt to salvage their image, even wear a crash helmet while they ride the much-derided machine. In recent times,… Read more →

Blue magnesium alloy laptops: Premium price, plastic feel, but lightweight

Blue magnesium is being pitched as a premium laptop casing that’s lightweight and durable. The big question is whether tech buyers can get over that mental hurdle that comes with a plastic feel. In 2019, HP launched its Elite Dragonfly laptop, which is billed as a premium device that’s all business and can make a statement. HP Elite Dragonfly falls… Read more →

Change your password: Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange reveals data leak

Organized crime in the UK turns to cryptocurrencies for money-laundering schemes Albanian gangs are using fintech. Law enforcement says it needs a new approach to tackle the problem. The Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange has enforced a password reset for account holders following a data leak across social media.  A very common form of scam is known as phishing, in which fraudsters… Read more →

My favorite Apple gadget died, and it’s bought the day I dump my iPhone much closer

One minute I’m busy navigating my way along the busy and chaotic streets of Córdoba, Spain, and the next, I realize that my Apple Watch has stopped giving me turn alerts, and I’m staring dumfounded at an ominous message. Must read: iOS bugs and annoyances Apple desperately needs to fix in 2020 “Erase all contents and settings,” the screen said…. Read more →

My favorite Apple gadget died, and it’s bought the day I dump my iPhone much closer

One minute I’m busy navigating my way along the busy and chaotic streets of Córdoba, Spain, and the next, I realize that my Apple Watch has stopped giving me turn alerts, and I’m staring dumfounded at an ominous message. Must read: iOS bugs and annoyances Apple desperately needs to fix in 2020 “Erase all contents and settings,” the screen said…. Read more →