Remember Zoom-bombing? This is how Zoom tamed meeting intrusions.

Jan 25, 2023

This article is a preview of The Tech Friend newsletter. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Tuesday and Friday. When Zoom video calls became inescapable in early 2020 due to the pandemic, so did Zoom-bombing intrusions. That year, a virtual student government meeting at the University of Florida and an Atlanta-area high school class were derailed by intruders shouting racial slurs and other hateful material. Harassers crashed Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to troll people wh ...read more

Wine 8.0 lets you run Windows apps on Linux and Microsoft should be terrified

Jan 25, 2023

Back in the day, people often scoffed at the idea of switching to a Linux-based operating system due to a lack of software. While that is still true for some people -- especially business users -- it is less of a concern these days since so many things are done through the web browser. For many consumers, just having the Google Chrome browser on, say, Ubuntu, is more than enough to accomplish all of their wants and needs. Not to mention, there are many quality Linux apps like GIMP and DaV ...read more

Justice Department sues Google over dominance in online advertising

Jan 25, 2023

The Justice Department and eight state attorneys general on Tuesday brought an antitrust lawsuit against Google, setting up a high-stakes test of the Biden administration’s commitment to dismantling concentration in Silicon Valley. The lawsuit, the second federal case pending against the search giant, alleges that the company’s core ad business should be broken up because Google allegedly used its dominant position in the online ad industry to box out competitors. By neutralizing rivals an ...read more

Web3 experience like never before: Polkadot Hub is opening in Bali

Jan 25, 2023

CANGGU, Bali, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Polkadot Sanctuary in Bali is a brand new event space and co-working hub to increase the presence of the Polkadot ecosystem in Asia/Pacific region, with the weekly hackathons creating a dynamic NFT system to measure contribution and reward individuals. Inspired to bring attention to the ecosystem values, a group of Polkadot Ambassadors decided to make the first Polkadot Hub happen in the region. The chosen location was Bali, a popular digital nom ...read more

Insider threats become more frequent and harder to deal with

Jan 25, 2023

A new survey reveals that 72 percent of organizations report insider attacks have become more frequent (a six percent increase over last year), with 60 percent experiencing at least one attack and 25 percent experiencing more than six. The study by Gurucul and Cybersecurity Insiders gathered responses from over 320 cybersecurity professionals and finds 75 percent say they feel moderately to extremely vulnerable to insider threats -- an increase of eight percent over the previous year. Org ...read more

SK hynix Develops World’s Fastest Mobile DRAM LPDDR5T

Jan 25, 2023

Data transmission speed increases by 13%, with improved energy-efficiency Application of HKMG process to DRAM maximizes product performance “SK hynix to spur technology development, aiming to be industry’s game changer” SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SK hynix Inc. (or “the company”, www.skhynix.com) announced today that it has developed the world’s fastest mobile DRAM ‘LPDDR5T (Low Power Double Data Rate 5 Turbo)’ and provided sample products to customers ...read more

WDO launches call for proposals to host its World Design Assembly in 2025

Jan 24, 2023

MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — World Design Organization (WDO)® has launched its bid process to identify a host for its 34th World Design Assembly®. The organization is seeking proposals from entities interested in welcoming the international design community to their city in 2025.  Held biennially, the World Design Assembly brings together WDO’s leadership, members, key industry stakeholders and others from around the globe to engage, reflect and discuss key issues affecting th ...read more

Why enterprises need a complete data strategy [Q&A]

Jan 24, 2023

Thanks to eCommerce, IoT devices, social media and more, organizations are collecting larger volumes of data than ever before. But often this is on the basis that they collect everything and work out what to do with it later. An approach that opens them up to risk that data can be misused. We spoke to open detection and response firm Corelight's CISO Bernard Brantley, who believes organizations can implement a complete data strategy, allowing them to work backward from risk to raw logs an ...read more

How to Fix PC Turns On But No Display on Monitor [FIXED]

Jan 24, 2023

Your Windows device can be your home as it stores all your personal and professional information. But it can be really annoying when you fail to access it. One such issue is when the PC turns on but no display error has been reported by a lot of users lately. These users complained about black or a blank screen when trying to turn on their systems. As the query can be highly disturbing but thankfully it can be fixed. However, it can be difficult to manually identify the issue behind the comput ...read more

‘The Last of Us’ recap: More ground rules and a big dose of body horror

Jan 24, 2023

Note: My name is Mikhail Klimentov. I’m an editor for Launcher, The Washington Post’s video game vertical. Unlike Gene Park, who wrote last week’s recap , I’m following “The Last of Us” from the perspective of someone who hasn’t played the games — though as someone who follows video game media, I’m acquainted with the plot and characters. I have to be brutally honest: I found Episode 1 of “The Last of Us” a bit dull. I attributed that to it being a pilot telling a s ...read more

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