- Getting started with Google Password Managerby JR Raphael on May 29, 2020 at 10:00 am
If you're still trying to remember all of your passwords and then type 'em into sites by hand, let me tell you: You're doing it wrong.With all the credentials we have to keep track of these days, there's just no way the human brain can handle the task of storing the specifics — at least, not if you're using complex, unique passwords that aren't repeated (or almost repeated, even) from one site to the next. That's where a password manager comes into play: It securely stores all your sign-in info for you and then fills it in as needed.While there's a case to be made for leaning on a dedicated app for that purpose (for reasons we'll discuss further in a moment), Google has its own password management system built right into Chrome. And it's far better to rely on that than to use nothing at all.To read this article in full, please click here
- Flashback Friday: Failover? Well, he got the first half.by Sharky on May 29, 2020 at 10:00 am
IT director at this big insurance company makes a big deal about how much money can be saved by consolidating virtual machines, reports a consultant pilot fish working there.But fish isn’t so certain it’s a good idea. “Many of us said, ‘Are you sure about failover?’” says fish. “His response was basically, ‘Go away, kid, ya bother me.’“We finally got all the work done, migrating applications and databases. We got a thank you. Director got promoted — he saved the company $10,000 per month.“Six weeks after this project completed, the company’s websites — all customer-facing and team-facing access — crashed.“After some research, it was discovered that the hosting company, under the director’s signature, had put all of the servers, primary and failover, in the same hardware frame, which had a power-supply failure. The company was offline for nearly 30 hours.To read this article in full, please click here
- Twitter Warns that Trump Tweet Could Spur Violenceby Raymond Zhong and Russell Goldman on May 29, 2020 at 9:51 am
The move by the social media platform is likely to spur more tension with the White House and prompt criticism from the president’s supporters.
- Trump's social media EO, if enacted, would create problems for him, attacking the legal provision that allows inflammatory, harassing, and untruthful messages (New York Times)on May 29, 2020 at 9:45 am
New York Times:Trump's social media EO, if enacted, would create problems for him, attacking the legal provision that allows inflammatory, harassing, and untruthful messages — Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president's.
- SoftBank leads $500 million fundraising for Didi's self-driving uniton May 29, 2020 at 9:27 am
China's Didi Chuxing said on Friday it had completed a fundraising round of over $500 million for its autonomous driving subsidiary that was led by SoftBank Group's Vision Fund 2.
- Why President Trump's Order on Social Media Could Harm Himby Peter Baker and Daisuke Wakabayashi on May 29, 2020 at 9:25 am
Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s.
- Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweetsby Kate Conger and Mike Isaac on May 29, 2020 at 9:23 am
Twitter continued fact-checking posts even as President Trump threatened to limit protections for social media companies.
- Didi Chuxing raises $500M led by SoftBank for its autonomous driving division, the first external investment for the fledgling self-driving subsidiary (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)on May 29, 2020 at 9:05 am
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:Didi Chuxing raises $500M led by SoftBank for its autonomous driving division, the first external investment for the fledgling self-driving subsidiary — Didi Chuxing has scored more than $500 million of funding for its autonomous driving division in a round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund …
- The President Versus the Modsby Kevin Roose on May 29, 2020 at 9:04 am
President Trump’s taking aim at Twitter for fact-checking his tweets is part of a long tradition upheld by aggrieved internet trolls. The stakes are high.
- Pandemic Forces Car Dealers to Do the Unthinkable: Sell Onlineby Neal E. Boudette on May 29, 2020 at 9:00 am
Dealerships have long resisted e-commerce, but with many showrooms closed, the dynamic is changing.
- China says Canada is an accomplice of U.S. in Huawei caseon May 29, 2020 at 8:37 am
China's foreign ministry said on Friday that Canada is an accomplice to the U.S. government's efforts to bring down Chinese tech giant Huawei and said Canada should immediate release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
- Canada's Huawei extradition ruling could unleash more Chinese backlashon May 29, 2020 at 8:37 am
A Canadian court ruling that could permit the extradition of a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive to the United States leaves Canada vulnerable to further retaliation from Beijing, analysts said.
- Twitter hides Trump's tweet for violating its rules about glorifying violence - CNETby Katie Collins on May 29, 2020 at 8:21 am
As the row between Twitter and the White House escalates, the tech giant is showing it's not afraid to penalize the president for violating its policies.
- Twitter adds a rule violation notice to Trump's tweet threatening Minneapolis protestors, saying it glorifies violence; users must click to see the tweet (Ina Fried/Axios)on May 29, 2020 at 8:05 am
Ina Fried / Axios:Twitter adds a rule violation notice to Trump's tweet threatening Minneapolis protestors, saying it glorifies violence; users must click to see the tweet — Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules.
- Softbank-backed Coupang under scrutiny after S.Korea warehouse virus outbreakon May 29, 2020 at 7:07 am
Deluged with online orders as the coronavirus epidemic swept South Korea, e-commerce giant Coupang opened a new groceries warehouse and logistics centre near Seoul in March, providing food and other essentials to shoppers sheltering at home.
- Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves?by Jim Motavalli on May 29, 2020 at 7:00 am
Fleets of vehicles roaming streets waiting to be hailed are more efficient. But the coronavirus has made people think twice about the future of car ownership even when autonomous tech arrives.
- Global shipments of wearable devices reached 72.6M units in Q1, growing 29.7% YoY, with Apple shipping 21.2M units for a 29.3% market share (IDC)on May 29, 2020 at 6:05 am
IDC:Global shipments of wearable devices reached 72.6M units in Q1, growing 29.7% YoY, with Apple shipping 21.2M units for a 29.3% market share — Global shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20) as total device volume reached 72.6 million units according …
- Twitter fact-checks China official's post claiming coronavirus originated in US - CNETby Sareena Dayaram on May 29, 2020 at 5:45 am
After fact-checking US President Donald Trump, Twitter flags a tweet by a spokesman from China's Foreign Ministry claiming the US military brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, China.
- Google releases Android Studio 4.0, with Motion Editor for making MotionLayout animations and tools to allow previewing apps in 3D and in multiple screen sizes (Kyle Bradshaw/9to5Google)on May 29, 2020 at 4:30 am
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:Google releases Android Studio 4.0, with Motion Editor for making MotionLayout animations and tools to allow previewing apps in 3D and in multiple screen sizes — In a normal year, Google I/O would traditionally mark the release of a new version of Android Studio.
- Best coffee maker to buy for 2020: Bonavita, Ninja, Oxo, Moccamaster and more - CNETby Brian Bennett on May 29, 2020 at 4:18 am
Here are the best coffee makers you can buy to make delicious drip at home.
- Samsung is partnering with Winklevoss' crypto exchange Gemini to allow users to more easily trade and store digital assets on mobile phones (Olga Kharif/Bloomberg)on May 29, 2020 at 3:40 am
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:Samsung is partnering with Winklevoss' crypto exchange Gemini to allow users to more easily trade and store digital assets on mobile phones — - Gemini's app will integrate with Samsung's blockchain wallet — Partnership seen making crypto use easier on Samsung phones
- SoftBank Vision Fund head's pay doubled last year despite massive losseson May 29, 2020 at 3:21 am
SoftBank Vision Fund's head, Rajeev Misra, saw his total pay for the past business year more than double to roughly $15 million, even as the fund's underperformance pushed SoftBank to a record operating loss of some $13 billion.
- Biggest technology acquisitions 2020by Scott Carey on May 29, 2020 at 3:06 am
Last year marked a slight decrease in global technology M&A activity from the blockbuster year that was 2018 – when SAP bought Qualtrics for $8 billion, IBM acquired Red Hat for a staggering $33 billion and Broadcom picked up CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash.As of the end of Q3 2019, technology M&A deals worth $245 billion had been announced globally, marking a decrease of 25% year-on-year according to GlobalData.Which mergers and acquisitions does 2020 have in store? If January alone is anything to go by, there will be no slowing of major deals across the industry, with security already proving to be a hot area.To read this article in full, please click here
- This is the cycling gear that will get you back in the saddle - CNETby Justin Jaffe on May 29, 2020 at 3:02 am
Since the pandemic torpedoed my usual exercise routine, biking has kept me sane. Here are some of my favorite accessories and services.
- ACLU sues Clearview AI in Illinois alleging the facial recognition startup violated residents' privacy by scraping, selling their online photos without consent (Nick Statt/The Verge)on May 29, 2020 at 2:55 am
Nick Statt / The Verge:ACLU sues Clearview AI in Illinois alleging the facial recognition startup violated residents' privacy by scraping, selling their online photos without consent — Alleging Clearview violated a well-known Illinois biometric privacy law — The American Civil Liberties Union …