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From Star Wars to Marvel, licensed video games are becoming more ambitious. Here’s why.

Games tied to popular movie franchises used to be seen as shovelware. What changed?TechnologyRead More

 

From Star Wars to Marvel, licensed video games are becoming more ambitious. Here’s why.

Games tied to popular movie franchises used to be seen as shovelware. What changed?TechnologyRead More

 

Hong Kong democracy activists win bid for bail

Four Hong Kong dissidents charged with subversion were let out on bail late Friday after prosecutors at the last minute dropped an appeal

 

Microsoft is opening a new Azure cloud computing region in China

The cloud computing giant has announced it is opening a new region in China, as the country’s demand for cloud

 

Multiple Airlines Impacted by Data Breach at Aviation IT Firm SITA

SITA, a multinational company that specializes in air transport communications and IT, this week confirmed falling victim to a cyberattack

 

Unannounced Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU appears on Asus’ website

Photo by Sam Byford / The VergeNvidia might be preparing to launch a new RTX 3050 Ti GPU, according to

 

The Race to Patent Psychedelics Is Just Getting Started

Psychedelics now appear in patent applications for Phillip Morris e-cigarettes, periodontal disease, hair loss, weight loss, and food allergies.VICE US

 

Students Are Easily Cheating ‘State-of-the-Art’ Test Proctoring Tech

Students are using HDMI cables and hidden phones to cheat on exams administered through invasive proctoring software like Proctorio.VICE US

 

Tom Cruise deepfake creator says public shouldn’t be worried about ‘one-click fakes’

Want to see a magic trick? Tom Cruise impersonator Miles Fisher (left) and the deepfake Tom Cruise created by Chris

 

Raspberry Pi: The pocket-money priced $4 Pico nears one million orders in just two months

Raspberry Pi Pico is selling like hotcakes, and at about the same price as them too.Latest newsRead More

 

CompuCom MSP Hit By DarkSide Ransomware Cyberattack

  CompuCom, a US-managed service provider, has witnessed a DarkSide ransomware attack. It has resulted in a service outage and

 

Victims of Microsoft Exchange Server zero-days emerge

The list of victims potentially affected by Microsoft zero-day flaws is growing by the day. The email systems of the

 

Get a refurbished Oculus Quest with a one-year warranty for under $200 today

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The VergeOculus released its first-generation Quest VR headset in 2019, and it quickly became

 

Threat Actors Target PrismHR in a Potential Ransomware Attack

 PrismHR, a payroll company, suffered a cyber attack over the weekend that caused massive outages to its system. Although there

 

Microsoft: Exchange updates can install without fixing vulnerabilities

Due to the critical nature of recently issued Microsoft Exchange security updates, admins need to know that the updates may

 

NSA, DHS Issue Guidance on Protective DNS

The U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week published

 

Growing up on screens: How a year lived online has changed our children

Thriving, falling behind, bored and burned out, a year of nonstop screen time hasn’t been what families expected.TechnologyRead More

 

Growing up on screens: How a year lived online has changed our children

Thriving, falling behind, bored and burned out, a year of nonstop screen time hasn’t been what families expected.TechnologyRead More

 

Ongoing phishing attacks target US brokers with fake FINRA audits

The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a regulatory notice warning US brokerage firms and brokers of an ongoing phishing

 

Physicists Propose That the Universe Is Filled With Tiny, Natural Atomic Bombs

A rare natural fission reaction might detonate white dwarfs into special supernovae that help scientists measure the expansion of the

 

How McDonald’s Spies On Organizing Workers

It’s lovin’ spying on its workers who want $15 minimum wage.VICE US – MotherboardRead More

 

This DJ-Slash-Scientist Made a Club Just for Baby Fish

Rebecca Poulsen, known by her DJ name BeXta, led new research into the audio capabilities of zebrafish.VICE US – MotherboardRead

 

Samsung says moms working from home should be enjoying it (seriously)

Working from home should be entertaining for parents. All you need, says Samsung, is a happy countenance and a sleepy

 

East Midlands schools trust hit by cyber attack

Nova Schools Trust claims quick recovery from ‘serious’ attackUKAuthority.com – The leading independent publisher of public sector technology news….Read More

 

China aims to regain momentum with GDP target

Leaders of the world’s only major economy that has regained the momentum lost to the Covid-19 pandemic have demonstrated a

 

Supermicro, Pulse Secure Respond to Trickbot’s Ability to Target Firmware

Server and storage technology giant Supermicro and secure access solutions provider Pulse Secure have issued advisories to inform users that

 

Report: Russian Hackers Exploit Lithuanian Infrastructure

Hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic

 

Switch Always On: Keeping your broadband up, automatically

Remote business locations don’t always have the luxury of human intervention when network devices need to be rebooted. With Switch

 

TikTok is making it easier for creators to answer their fans’ questions

Presenters can spotlight questions during a live stream. | Image: TikTokTikTok has officially launched a new Q&A feature that’s designed

 

FTC joins 38 states in takedown of massive charity robocall operation

Over $110 million was taken from victims who believed they were funding veteran, children, and firefighter charities.Latest newsRead More

 

A love letter to the brain: in his new book on AI, Jeff Hawkins is enamored of thought

Hawkins has crystallized fifteen years of thinking about the neocortex, with fresh insights for AI, and novel thoughts about where

 

These two unusual versions of ransomware tell us a lot about how attacks are evolving

Researchers detail two new types of ransomware – AlumniLocker and Humble. Both are new and have very different ways of

 

Pokémon was a key part of my childhood. Now it’s 25, I feel old

I surfed first-wave Pokémania. Today, the video games are as much a part of kids’ fiction as DisneyLast weekend marked

 

Create some personal space and block out distractions working from home with this divider

Build a distraction-free workspace anywhere you go.Latest newsRead More

 

Be a Hero at Home: Why you Should Become a Certified Ethical Hacker

The term “hacker” has held a lot of negative weight in the computer science community… Be a Hero at Home:

 

Relay Plus adds panic button to its enterprise push-to-talk device to help hospitality workers

New legislation is ushering in the requirement for a panic button in certain industries, and Relay+ has a solution.Latest newsRead

 

Microsoft Edge 89 brings a new way of managing your tabs

Microsoft’s Edge browser now lets you put all your open tabs in a column on the side of the browser.Latest

 

Three New Malware Strains Linked to SolarWinds Hackers

Microsoft and cybersecurity firm FireEye on Thursday published blog posts detailing several new pieces of malware that they believe are

 

Satechi’s latest USB-C hub supports 4K at 60Hz, and 100W pass-through

HDMI, VGA, USB-A, and USB-C ports are all included. | Image: SatechiSatechi has released a new USB-C hub for your

 

$100 in crypto for a kilo of gold: Scammer pleads guilty to investor fraud

The case brings a new meaning to a cryptocurrency gold rush.Latest newsRead More

 

A hip-fired electromagnetic anti-drone rifle

The war on drones has advanced well beyond the cranky neighbor with a shotgun.Latest newsRead More

 

Getaround wants to help you start your own car-sharing business

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service, is launching a new program to help support people who want to rent out more

 

A Leading Critic of Big Tech Is Expected to Join the White House

Tim Wu’s appointment to the National Economic Council would signal a confrontational approach by the Biden administration.NYT > TechnologyRead More

 

One innovation we won’t be seeing soon: Over-the-air charging

Wireless charging companies say over-the-air power might be the next big thing. But several challenges exist.TechnologyRead More

 

One innovation we won’t be seeing soon: Over-the-air charging

Wireless charging companies say over-the-air power might be the next big thing. But several challenges exist.TechnologyRead More

 

What about Firefox?

Is there a place for the plucky underdog browser any longer?Latest newsRead More

 

The office of the future is about people not places

The future of employment will be a hybrid mix of office- and home-working. Workers will spend less time commuting and

 

Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

A protester was shot dead in Myanmar on Friday, in the latest round of bloodletting at anti-coup demonstrations as the

 

The Coding Challenge Most Developers Overlook

Developers are under an immense amount of pressure to deliver more code, more quickly than… The Coding Challenge Most Developers

 

Google is speeding up Chrome’s release cycle to every four weeks

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeGoogle says it will speed up how it releases Chrome updates. Starting with Chrome

 

Top Reasons Behind the VPN Pricing and How to Save When Buying

Using a VPN is great for everyone looking to protect their privacy. It can help… Top Reasons Behind the VPN

 

Apps, drone deliveries and AI: How technology stepped up its game to fight COVID-19

A new report highlights the benefits, but also the shortcomings, of data-informed technologies and AI in the response to the

 

Microsoft Exchange zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in attacks against US local governments

Mandiant says attacks are taking place against a wide array of US targets — local governments included.Latest newsRead More

 

Reddit Hires First Chief Financial Officer as It Prepares for I.P.O.

The addition of Drew Vollero, formerly of Mattel and Snap, is a move toward developing operations more like publicly traded

 

SolarWinds: “IT’s Pearl Harbor.”

The experts agree. SolarWinds was the worst security disaster of all time, and it’s not done with us yet.CSO OnlineRead

 

South Africa Opposes WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

South Africa’s information regulator has protested WhatsApp’s plans to share user data with Facebook, vowing to engage directly with the

 

Best UK streaming and pay-TV services 2021: Sky, Virgin, Netflix and Amazon Prime compared and ranked

Our updated list of the best pay-TV and streaming services in the UKThe choice of how you get your TV

 

Managed Services provider CompuCom by Darkside ransomware

US managed service provider CompuCom was the victim of a cyberattack that partially disrupted its operations, experts believe it was

 

Virginia data protection bill signed into law

On March 2, Virginia’s Democratic Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the nation’s second major piece of state legislation that

 

Someone Is Hacking Cybercrime Forums and Leaking User Data

Since the beginning of this year, an unknown threat actor has been hacking cybercrime forums and leaking user data publicly

 

Here’s what Twitter’s rumored ‘undo send’ feature could look like

Alongside the typical “Your Tweet was sent” dialogue, there’s a new Undo button. | Screenshot: Twitter / Jane Manchun WongA

 

Chinese firewalls and Myanmar’s transition

The military coup in Myanmar has generated vigorous debates on China’s role in the domestic politics of the Southeast Asian

 

The World Needs Syringes. He Jumped In to Make 5,900 Per Minute.

Rajiv Nath’s family-run Hindustan Syringes bets it can help meet the pandemic need for billions of barrels and needles.NYT >

 

When Amazon Raises Wages, Local Companies Follow Suit

New research suggests that when big companies increase wages, they drive up pay in the places where they operate —

 

Wi-Fi Mouse Application Detected with Bug

 According to a researcher named, Christopher Le Roux, the smartphone app named Wi-Fi Mouse, which enables users to monitor the

 

Cyberattack shuts down online learning at 15 UK schools

The cyberattack also took email, phone, and website communication offline.Latest newsRead More

 

Five privilege escalation flaws fixed in Linux Kernel

Experts found five vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, tracked as CVE-2021-26708, that could lead to local privilege escalation. Positive Technologies researcher Alexander

 

Cybercriminals Finding Ways to Bypass 3D Secure

 Security researchers with threat intelligence firm Gemini Advisory say that they have noticed dark web exercises identified with bypassing 3D

 

West should give Navalny the support he deserves

This week the United States and European Union issued sanctions on Russian individuals in response to the attempted assassination and

 

China moves to pinprick emerging property bubble

HONG KONG – When China’s top banking regulator Guo Shuqing told a media briefing in Beijing earlier this week that

 

UK competition regulator launches investigation into Apple’s App Store

As Australian Senators hear justification from dating app giant Match Group around doing the same down under.Latest newsRead More

 

Tencent-branded RedMagic gaming phone launched with 165Hz screen

RedMagic, the gaming brand of ZTE subdivision Nubia, has launched a new smartphone in collaboration with Chinese tech and gaming

 

How to end coup chaos in Myanmar peacefully

On February 1, Myanmar’s military launched a coup and regained control after detaining democratically elected leaders including State Counselor Aung

 

Cat in a spat: scrapping Dr Seuss books is not cancel culture

Let’s start by putting aside the bugbear that it is even possible to “cancel” children’s author Dr Seuss. As Philip

 

Scottish street data integrated into OS MasterMap Highways Network

Move provides for single dataset for Great Britain and wider use of unique street reference numberUKAuthority.com – The leading independent

 

Public backs data driven tech in pandemic response

CDEI survey shows people favour use of technology but see limited progressUKAuthority.com – The leading independent publisher of public sector

 

China taking veto right over Hong Kong candidates

China will give itself power to veto any candidate for Hong Kong’s legislature, according to a draft proposal described on

 

NBN’s HFC pause leaves homes in limbo as copper switch-off forges ahead

Leaving a 90-year old woman without a home phone service for weeks.Latest newsRead More

 

A rhapsody for Queen fans – podcasts of the week

Queenpod offers a track-by-track, album-by-album look at the rock legends. Plus: women DJs from around the world, and a different

 

Review shows geospatial data problems for planning and housing

Geospatial Commission calls for more standards, skills development and wider understanding of potentialUKAuthority.com – The leading independent publisher of public

 

China budgeting 6.8% more for military in 2021

China’s military budget – the second largest in the world after the US – is set to increase by 6.8%

 

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust plans EPR upgrade

Signs £10 million deal to use Civica software suiteUKAuthority.com – The leading independent publisher of public sector technology news….Read More

 

Fed lures banks to buy unwanted US Treasuries

A specter is haunting the markets – the specter of a US$4 trillion Treasury funding requirement for 2021. The Fed

 

US cases at five-month low as nations battle surge

Live version of coronavirus map The United States recorded fewer than 40,000 new daily cases of Covid-19 for the first

 

Japan to extend state of emergency in Tokyo area

Japan will extend a coronavirus state of emergency in the Tokyo area by a fortnight, officials said Friday, less than

 

Rebuild higher: Sea walls too low for 2011 tsunami

The Japanese town of Taro had sea walls that were supposed to be able to survive almost anything the ocean

 

Kaspersky detected new ransomware attack on Russian companies

Kaspersky Lab has recorded a series of targeted attacks targeting Russian financial and transport companies. Hackers used a previously unknown

 

Beijing protests Lithuanian trade office in Taiwan

China on Thursday rebuked Lithuania after it said it would open a trade office in Taiwan later this year, further

 

Experts warn Covid vaccines being sold on darknet likely to be scams

Doses bought online could be unsafe or ineffective, and buyers’ money or personal information stolen, Australia’s regulator saysAustralia Covid vaccine

 

Senate Committee concerned with DTA’s level of IT project oversight

The Australian government’s digital transformation arm has got a ‘lighter touch’ than was pitched, Labor Senator Tim Ayres declared.Latest newsRead

 

13 Australian tech firms jointly approach ATO to ‘workshop’ R&D tax incentive

Atlassian, Airtasker, Canva, and StartupAus are among those who want to see greater clarity around software creation within the R&D

 

Razer’s new Anzu smart glasses break from the pack with truly wireless audio

Image: RazerRazer is tonight formally announcing its Anzu “smart” glasses, which follow Bose, Amazon, and other companies by integrating audio

 

BrandPost: How to Cope with Disruptive Shifts in Cyberattacks

No one can argue that 2020 wasn’t disruptive to almost everyone in the world. And businesses were no exception. To

 

Australia’s news media bargaining code is a form of ransomware, and someone paid up

The battle baffled the world. The big so-called ‘tech companies’ now have to pay Australian news producers to use their

 

Magistrate denies bail to 32 Hong Kong dissidents

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with subversion were sent to jail on Thursday after a judge denied bail at

 

Those fever scanners that everyone is using to fight covid can be wildly inaccurate, researchers find

A flood of thermal scanners hit the market last year. But researchers say many of the devices use software that

 

Those fever scanners that everyone is using to fight covid can be wildly inaccurate, researchers find

A flood of thermal scanners hit the market last year. But researchers say many of the devices use software that

 

US won’t hit maximum employment this year: Powell

The US labor market faces a lengthy recovery and the economy will not see maximum employment this year, Federal Reserve

 

Google to shorten Chrome update cycle to four weeks

It will also lower the minimum price limit of Android apps, in-app purchases, and subscriptions in 20 markets.Latest newsRead More

 

NFL hopefuls use AI for a leg up ahead of predraft season

NFL draft coaches train using athlete tracking technology from Intel.TechnologyRead More

 

NFL hopefuls use AI for a leg up ahead of predraft season

NFL draft coaches train using athlete tracking technology from Intel.TechnologyRead More

 

Far-right sources on Facebook get more engagement than any other political posts, study finds

A new New York University study found that far-right news sources and information on Facebook have better engagement than center

 

Far-right sources on Facebook get more engagement than any other political posts, study finds

A new New York University study found that far-right news sources and information on Facebook have better engagement than center

 

Supermicro, Pulse Secure release fixes for ‘TrickBoot’ attacks

Supermicro and Pulse Secure have released advisories warning that some of their motherboards are vulnerable to the TrickBot malware’s UEFI firmware-infecting