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The 10 best smartphones of 2020: 5G powers the top contender

The best smartphones on the market right now ZDNet’s Matthew Miller talks with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby, breaking down the best of the best smartphones that are available to consumers right now. Read more: CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More As we approached the end of 2019 and… Read more →

Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google

In 1995, at the dawn of the Internet era, Marc Andreessen famously predicted that his rocket ship of a startup, Netscape Communications Corporation, would soon reduce Windows to “a poorly debugged set of device drivers.” Netscape is, alas, long gone, and Andreessen’s bold assertion is just a footnote in the great book of Internet Quotes, but it eventually came true…. Read more →

More than 600 million users installed Android ‘fleeceware’ apps from the Play Store

Security researchers from Sophos say they’ve discovered a new set of “fleeceware” apps that appear to have been downloaded and installed by more than 600 million Android users. CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More The term fleeceware is a recent addition to the cyber-security jargon. It was coined… Read more →

Microsoft kicks off staged rollout of Chromium-based Edge: What to expect

Credit: Microsoft Starting today, January 15, Microsoft is starting its planned rollout of its Chromium-based Edge browser. As officials previously indicated, the rollout of the new Edge (or “Chredge,” as some of us have nicknamed it) will happen in a staged way starting today and continuing over the next few months. Today, Microsoft is making the first release of the… Read more →

TicPods 2 Pro wireless earbuds review: Mobvoi’s latest brings improved means of interaction and advanced audio

CES 2020: Older adults embrace AI with transparency Tonya Hall talks with Kari Olson, chief innovation and technology officer at Front Porch, about how older adults are beginning to understand and embrace AI. At CES last week, Mobvoi announced the TicPods 2 Pro wireless earbuds. They are one of the more interesting headsets I’ve tested recently with a design very… Read more →

Wind River acquires Star Lab to improve its Linux security

Once upon a time Wind River was best known as a leading embedded operating system (VxWorks) and Linux (Wind River Linux) company. It still is. But things have changed. Now its customers want their devices to work in the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and that requires much better security. That’s one reason why Wind River just acquired… Read more →

Oracle updates Enterprise Manager with a focus on hybrid deployments

Oracle on Wednesday announced updates to its enterprise management platform, Oracle Enterprise Manager, designed to help organizations with hybrid IT deployments. The new features include include automated database migration, as well as tools for managing hybrid environments.  The updates to the platform align with Oracle’s continued buildout of its own infrastructure offerings.   “Autonomy is the defining technology of a… Read more →

Blue Prism integrates Thoughtonomy, launches trio of RPA-as-a-service offerings

AI at the workplace: We prefer robots to managers says survey Would you trust a robot more than your manager? A new global study found that the majority of workers most definitely would. special feature Managing AI and ML in the Enterprise The AI and ML deployments are well underway, but for CXOs the biggest issue will be managing these… Read more →

P&N Bank discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed

What happens after a data breach in a major company? Nothing good, says Wall Street The stock market does not take cybersecurity incidents kindly, it seems. P&N Bank is informing customers of a data breach in which personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive account information was exposed. On Wednesday, a security researcher going under the Twitter handle @vrNicknack pinged Troy… Read more →