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Google wants people to use 2FA, so it’s just going to turn it on for them

Non-tech-savvy users always use the defaults, and the default will soon be 2FA. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on a Google account requires someone who is proactive about account security. Users hav.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMay 7th, 2021

Medieval people suffered for fashion with their extremely pointy shoes

Skeletons from 14th and 15th centuries had higher rate of bunions than earlier remains Enlarge / Detail showing fashionable pointed shoes of two English courtiers of Richard II, 14th century. One has two different colored shoes and chains hangi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 50 min. ago

The Android Messages App Now Offers End-To-End Encryption

Along with a string of new features across several areas of Android, Google is at last turning on end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for everyone in the Messages app. Beta testers have been able to use E2EE messaging since November. From a report: E2EE in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs. Google Pixel 4a 5G

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is an impressively reliable budget smartphone, with a long-lasting battery and smooth software. We compare it to the Google Pixel 4a 5G......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 50 min. ago

Apple-Google Mobile "Duopoly" Faces UK Antitrust Scrutiny

Google and Apple face a sweeping probe into the "duopoly" power of their mobile ecosystems, in the U.K. antitrust watchdog's latest attack on Silicon Valley. From a report: The increasingly tech-focused Competition and Markets Authority opened a 12-m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 18 min. ago

New thin-film tech to revolutionize night vision

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionizing night-vision......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 18 min. ago

An act of God, or just bad management? Why trees fall and how to prevent it

The savage storms that swept Victoria last week sent trees crashing down, destroying homes and blocking roads. Under climate change, stronger winds and extreme storms will be more frequent. This will cause more trees to fall and, sadly, people may di.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 50 min. ago

Best cheap Google Nest Camera deals for June 2021

We monitor Google Nest Camera deals closely and update this post on a regular basis, so check back often......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 50 min. ago

Best Google Pixel deals for June 2021

Time for a new Android smartphone? We’ve smoked out all the latest and greatest Google Pixel deals right here......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Irish Police To Be Given Powers Over Passwords

Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation. From a report: The change is part of the Garda Siochana Bill published by Irish Justice Minister H.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Google"s AirTable Rival, Tables, Graduates From Beta

Last fall, Google's in-house incubator Area 120 introduced a new work-tracking tool called Tables, an AirTable (a San Francisco-based startup that makes cloud-based spreadsheet collaboration software and is valued at $5.77 billion) rival that allows.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Google Will Let Enterprises Store Their Google Workspace Encryption Keys

As ubiquitous as Google Docs has become in the last year alone, a major criticism often overlooked by the countless workplaces that use it is that it isn't end-to-end encrypted, allowing Google -- or any requesting government agency -- access to a co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Can A.I. beat human engineers at designing microchips? Google thinks so

Google found that artificial intelligence is capable of designing microchips. A.I.-designed chips were better and made quicker than those made by human experts......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Google’s unified Gmail interface (and Google Chat) launches for everyone

Gmail's new do-it-all interface is thankfully optional. The new, unified Gmail rolling out to consumers today. In the sidebar, you get buttons for Gmail Inbox, Google Chat chats, Google Chat r.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Research reveals why people pick certain campsites

Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying to find......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Insulators turn up the heat on quantum bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researchers led by Tracy Northup have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future opera.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra vs. Google Pixel 5: Head-to-head comparison

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra is a powerful Android smartphone that performs well and comes at a reasonable price. But how does it stack up against the Google Pixel 5?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Five new bills aim to break up Big Tech platforms, force them to play nice

Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon would struggle to evade new regulations. Enlarge / The dome of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Phil Roeder) Legislators in the US House of Representatives introd.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Others Urge SEC To Mandate Regular Climate Reports

A group of seven tech companies urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to require businesses to regularly disclose climate-related matters to their shareholders. From a report: In a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on Friday, Google parent A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021