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CES 2020: Comcast announces Xfinity Wi-Fi 6 certified gateway

Comcast on Monday announced its new xFi Advanced Gateway, the first multi-gigabit speed Wi-Fi 6-certified gateway for its Xfinity internet service. The company also announced that its xFi Advanced Security cybersecurity feature would be available for free with xFi internet service. Also: More CES coverage at CNET Wi-Fi 6 is the higher-capacity IEEE 802.11ax protocol that’s expected to increase networking speeds… Read more →

CES 2020: Samsung introduces enterprise-ready Galaxy Chromebook

Windows vs Chromebooks: The battle gets ugly After Bill Nye calls Windows laptops decrepit and its users cowards, are Chromebooks really better? Many people don’t think so. Chris Matyszczyk discusses why. Read more: https://zd.net/31OtrJN Now that Chromebooks run Android and Linux as well as Chrome OS, vendors like Google with its high-powered Pixelbook Go and the 10-key equipped Acer 715,… Read more →

CES 2020: Qualcomm Automotive unveils new autonomous driving platform

At the start of CES 2020, Qualcomm announced Snapdragon Ride, a new autonomous driving platform designed to scale across all levels of autonomy, from Level 1 and Level 2 vehicles that offer driver assistance to completely self-driving L5 vehicles. The Snapdragon Ride takes a holistic approach to building autonomous services, combining hardware (comprising an advanced system-on-chip (SoC) and accelerators), software,… Read more →

Every gadget geek knows: There’s always a better tool

(Image: Vibelight) If you like fixing things or playing with new toys, you might want to look at some of these tools and gadgets, which we think will simplify your life — or, at the very least, help you get done some of those annoying daily tasks. Also: Smart home devices at CNET Be sure to check out our existing coverage… Read more →

Every gadget geek knows: There’s always a better tool

(Image: Vibelight) If you like fixing things or playing with new toys, you might want to look at some of these tools and gadgets, which we think will simplify your life — or, at the very least, help you get done some of those annoying daily tasks. Also: Smart home devices at CNET Be sure to check out our existing coverage… Read more →

Why and how to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint

Windows & Linux: Applications that will work on both If you need to navigate regularly between Linux and the Windows world, there are many applications that can make your job easier. We spotlight 21 quality applications that will pave the way. On Jan. 14, 2020, Windows 7’s free support ride ends. According to the Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP), 20% of… Read more →

Dynabook launches mid-tier laptops, rounds out its portfolio

Dynabook, the B2B laptop maker formerly known as Toshiba, is building out its presence and brand at CES 2020 a year after formally splitting from its former parent. The brand, used in Japan since 1989, became the name of the former Toshiba laptop business. In 2018, Toshiba sold its PC business to Sharp. Dynabook America was created in April. Now… Read more →

Windows 7: What is your company’s exit strategy?

What is your company’s Windows 7 exit strategy? If your business still has PCs running Windows 7, the Jan. 14, 2020 end of support is no joke. Ed Bott explains your four options. Read more: https://zd.net/370cHlg [Note: This article was originally published in January 2019. It was extensively updated and republished in January 2020.] If your business is still running… Read more →

Xerox gets $24 billion in financing commitments for HP buyout offer

As part of its continued pursuit of HP, Xerox announced Monday that it has secured $24 billion of binding financing commitments from Citi, Mizuho and Bank of America to support its proposed combination with its much larger rival.  In a letter to HP shareholders, Xerox CEO John Visentin said the financing commitment is meant to dispel concerns that Xerox couldn’t… Read more →

Brazilian firms to prioritize investment in new tech and skills in 2020

Brazilian companies will be focused on investing in new technologies as well as training of staff as key priorities for 2020, according to an annual study by Deloitte. The pool of 1377 companies polled in the Agenda 2020 report corresponds to about half of Brazil’s GDP, with most respondents being C-level executives. The study noted that 74% of the companies… Read more →

UK government investigates possible cyberattack link to London Stock exchange outage

Key techniques used by malicious apps to trick Google Play Cyberattackers are using a variety of tactics to stop Google spotting suspicious app behavior. The UK government is reexamining the London Stock Exchange outage to ascertain whether or not a cyberattack, rather than a software glitch, was the cause.  The LSE’s outage occurred on August 16, 2019. A “software glitch”… Read more →

Search engine for Japanese sex hotels announces security breach

Image: ZDNet HappyHotel, a Japanese search engine for finding and booking rooms in “love hotels,” disclosed a security breach at the end of last year. Love hotels are hotels built and operated primarily for allowing guests privacy for sexual activities. Love hotels, also known as sex hotels, are used by both married couples and cheating spouses, alike, and are found… Read more →