Google releases USB security key for two-factor authentication

As part of its announcement, Google is joining and championing a movement known as the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance. The group is trying to spread the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol, which the Security Key uses, across sites so users only require one USB key for secure access to various web services.

Apple Glass is more Apple Watch than Google Glass, and that’s why it’ll succeed

Apple isn’t rehashing Google Glass and the two companies have a very different vision of what “smart glasses” are. Google wanted to deliver contextual content like notifications of incoming calls as well as do more ambitious things like displaying a live view of turn-by-turn navigation while you were driving. The display was just a tiny […]

Dropbox matches Google and Microsoft pricing for a terabyte

“Previously, Dropbox had three different Pro plans with 100GB, 200GB and 500GB of storage, priced at $9.99, $19.99, and $49.99 per month, respectively,” PCWorld wrote today. Now Dropbox Pro includes just the terabyte plan, though the company also has pricier options for businesses.

EXCLUSIVE: Widow of Boston Bomber goofs around with daughter in social media photos, as new book reveals she was on watch list and warned against entering Massachusetts but mocked FBI by driving up to state’s border line

‘To this day no one in the US Attorney’s Office will say why. I accidentally found her on Facebook a couple of years ago – after one of her Facebook friends publicly threatened me on the platform – and she is still covered, but slender, living in New Jersey.

Zoom’s torrid 90 day sprint: Security, increased competition and becoming a verb

Best video conferencing software for business: Microsoft Teams plus eight more Zoom alternativesSecurity concerns gave rivals an opening. Usage of Microsoft Teams surged as the software and cloud giant ramped up marketing and added new features. Google rushed to make Google Meet a common part of the G Suite experience. Verizon bought Blue Jeans for […]

Take $30 off a new Amazon Kindle, our recommended budget ebook reader

Top 10 deals of the day Amazon Kindle (4GB, ads) ereader + Amazon Kindle Unlimited 3-month membership for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $90). Today only: Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD USB-C portable battery – 18W total, 18W USB-C PD, USB-A, 10,000 mAh + Anker PowerPort III Nano 18W USB-C wall charger for $39.99 at Amazon […]

Apple gets too much and too little credit for the iPhone

I note all of this simply to illustrate that no success is ever the outcome of just one person or company’s efforts. As a linguistic shortcut, we may call Andy Rubin the creator of Android, but we must always remain aware that there were many others who built up that operating system, both within Google […]

New Raspberry Pi 4 update beta lets you boot from a USB mass storage device

But, unlike previous models, the Raspberry Pi 4 didn’t support USB mass storage boot, preventing users from installing an operating system from a USB mass storage device – a gap the foundation promised would be closed in a future software update.  

New F1 podcast: Is It Just Me?

“Whether it’s arguing over the greatness of drivers, the future of the sport, or even our least favourite tracks – something Jess and I have already disagreed on even before this show launched! – everyone has some hot takes burning away. This will be the ideal place to share those for some fierce, fun and […]

Coronavirus: Councils urged to continue homeless support after fears help ‘fizzled out’

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