Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NX: Secure, hardware-encrypted drive you can fit in a pocket

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NX In an era of GDPR, FISMA, FERPA and HIPAA, carrying around unencrypted data really isn’t an option for businesses these days, and Apricorn’s new Aegis Secure Key 3NX comes in capacities to suit all needs, and in a size that can easily fit into anyone’s pocket or bag. And best of all, it’s totally operating-system… Read more →

Firefox add-on snoops on 200,000 users’ browsing activities

Firefox has quietly removed an add-on from a list of recommended browser bolts-on listed on the Firefox official blog after a researcher discovered the software was covertly logging browser histories. The add-on, called “Web Security,” is described as a service which offers “extensive real-time protection and relies on advanced databases” to protect users from being spied on when browsing, the… Read more →

Drake dances on tour with indoor micro drones

Canadian hip hop artist Drake is sharing the stage with some unusual backup dancers on his current North American tour. As he performs Elevate, a song from his new album, a passel of small drones zip overhead in an elaborate aerial choreography. The company behind the #DrakeDrones (heard that here first) is Verity Studios, which is fresh off an $18… Read more →

NASA picks three winners in Freelancer robotic arm contest

NASA has announced three winners in a crowdsourced contest to design an arm for a space robot named Astrobee. The contest, which is being run through job site Freelancer.com, is one of several crowdsourcing campaigns the space agency is running to bring in novel engineering ideas from around the world. Astrobee is a NASA-designed ruggedized cube that will float around… Read more →

Brazilian president signs data protection bill

Brazilian president Michel Temer has signed a data protection bill into law yesterday (14). The new rules, which will be enforced in 18 months, aim to protect data about individuals and businesses online and prevent the commercial use of information such as names, telephone numbers and addresses without consent of the user in question. What is GDPR? Everything you need… Read more →

Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million, adds 900,000 paying customers, subscriptions

In a move that highlights how Best Buy is aiming to be a home services company too, the retailer bought GreatCall for $800 million in cash. GreatCall provides connected health and emerging response services. GreatCall, which targets the aging population, adds 900,000 paying customers and recurring revenue to Best Buy. GreatCall provides a range of services ranging from concierge to… Read more →

NetApp’s Q1 benefits from strong demand

NetApp delivered a strong first quarter on demand for all-flash arrays. The company reported first quarter net income of $283 million, or $1.05 a share, on revenue of $1.47 billion, up 12 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings were $1.04 a share. Wall Street was expecting first quarter non-GAAP earnings of 80 cents a share on revenue of $1.42… Read more →

Cisco tops Q4 earnings targets

Cisco reported fourth quarter financial results Wednesday, coming in just ahead of market estimates. The networking giant delivered a net income of $3.8 billion, or 81 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 70 cents per share on revenue of $12.8 billion, up six percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 69 cents per share with $12.7… Read more →

Alibaba takes more cloud products global, eyes APAC growth

Alibaba Group has launched a slew of cloud products for the global market and earmarked Asia-Pacific as a priority region for growth. And while it is a comparatively young player in the international cloud scene, the Chinese internet giant is playing up its youth, regional datacentre footprint as well as global product releases–such as Anti-Bot Service–as key differentiators against the… Read more →

This is the lowest price ever on Sony’s DPT-RP1 digital-paper tablet

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Plus: You’ll find more Cheapskate deals on CNET. The… Read more →

OneDrive tips and tricks: How to master Microsoft’s free cloud storage

Video: Cloud storage: Your best options If you’re not using the OneDrive cloud storage feature built into Windows 10, you’re missing out. It’s taken several years, but Microsoft has methodically developed OneDrive into a solid, reliable, tremendously useful service that gives you 5GB of cloud storage for free; if you have an Office 365 account, you get a terabyte of… Read more →