YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment – TechCrunch

YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment – TechCrunch

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how the top gaming industry franchises were proving immortal and how that could change. I mainly asked questions and I got some great answers in my email. Keep the feedback coming. An interesting corollary to that conversation was Niantic releasing its Harry Potter title this week, a game that takes liberal gameplay …

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13 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including DoodleLens, Marvel Hero Tales, and Scrypted Home Automation (6/8/19

13 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including DoodleLens, Marvel Hero Tales, and Scrypted Home Automation (6/8/19

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have an amusing AR drawing app, a Marvel learning app designed for children, and a new release from ClockworkMod intended to help with home automation. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? …

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Security shines at Cisco Live

Security shines at Cisco Live

Cisco held its annual customer event, CiscoLive, in San Diego this week, while hosting industry analysts like me at C-Scape. As part of the agenda, the Cisco security team provided details on its present position and future strategy. Here are a few of my take-aways: Network changes drive security. Cisco believes that network infrastructure is rapidly changing, driven by SD-WAN, direct internet access (DIA), and user mobility. These changes will drive emerging technologies such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and Cisco says organizations will look to bolster network security as they transition their network infrastructure. Thus, Cisco is baking security …

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Redmi K20 Pro India Launch Date, Samsung M40 Sale, Poco F1 Price Cut, Asus 6Z, and More Tech News This Week

Redmi K20 Pro India Launch Date, Samsung M40 Sale, Poco F1 Price Cut, Asus 6Z, and More Tech News This Week

Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 India launch details, Samsung Galaxy M40 sale, and Asus 6Z launch were some of the tech news developments that rules the headlines in a week that was relatively quiet. Additionally, Motorola One Vision debuted in India, Poco F1 got a price cut, and Huawei unveiled its new Nova 5 series smartphones as well as MediaPad M6 tablets. Read on to find out about everything that generated some buzz in the world of tech this week. Redmi K20 Pro India launch date and Poco F1 price cut Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 are less …

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Everything you need to know about 5G conspiracy theories

Everything you need to know about 5G conspiracy theories

Have you ever read something on the internet about 5G and haphazardly ventured too close to the comments? Chances are, you quickly saw well-meaning people trying to warn the rest of us that 5G causes harm to our bodies and that there’s a big cover-up by telecommunications providers, the general science community, and the media. While those sorts of comments might be well-meaning — I will assume the folks posting them only want to make sure we know how bad this 5G thing really is — they are completely unfounded. More than that, they are being perpetuated by discredited scientists …

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What is PKI? And how it secures just about everything online

What is PKI? And how it secures just about everything online

Public key infrastructure (PKI) is a catch-all term for everything used to establish and manage public key encryption, one of the most common forms of internet encryption. It is baked into every web browser in use today to secure traffic across the public internet, but organizations can also deploy it to secure their internal communications. The most crucial concept involved in PKI is, as its name implies, the public cryptographic keys that are at its core. These keys not only are part of the encryption process, but they help authenticate the identity of the communicating parties.  Why is PKI important? …

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Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch 4: which wearable is for you?

Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch 4: which wearable is for you?

If you’re after an Apple Watch, then chances are you’re considering the Apple Watch 4 or the Apple Watch 3. Both are still sold by Apple and they look superficially similar. However, there are a number of differences between them. So to help you make the right choice we’ve compared Apple’s two latest wearables across all the categories that matter, so you can see what’s the same, what’s different, and how much you’re going to have to pay for each. From design and display to fitness, features, power, battery and beyond, here’s everything you need to know about how the …

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Best Galaxy S9+ Cases in 2019

Best Galaxy S9+ Cases in 2019

Best Galaxy S9+ Cases Android Central 2019 There are plenty of cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S9+, but it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. The beautiful and large design of the Galaxy S9+ will quickly turn to horror after a nasty drop, so a quality case is almost a requirement. We’ve rounded up the best cases for the S9+ so give your phone a new look. Staff pick This case fits your phone perfectly — as it should considering it comes straight from Samsung. The Alcantara feels great, and it’s thick enough to protect …

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DNS hijacking grabs headlines, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg

DNS hijacking grabs headlines, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg

Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie wishes people would stop ignoring his advice and start taking security seriously. “I am complaining about too many things,” he tells me. “It couldn’t be as bad as I say it is. Except it is.” The man who made extensive contributions to the Domain Name System (DNS) has just given the opening keynote at the CARO 2019 conference in Copenhagen, and once again has asked the security community to be more collaborative “for the good of all.” The growth of the internet of things (IoT) poses new challenges in the field of DNS security, and …

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Apple says tariffs on products will reduce its contrubtion to US economy

Apple says tariffs on products will reduce its contrubtion to US economy

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends China Development Forum 2017 – Economic Summit at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. VCG | Getty Images Apple said in a letter to U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer released Thursday that tariffs on its products would hurt its contribution to the U.S. economy. The letter, which is dated June 17, says the impact of U.S. proposed tariffs “would result in a reduction of Apple’s economic contribution.” The letter adds that the tariffs “would also weigh on Apple’s global competitiveness” because Chinese companies Apple competes with would not be subject to …

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Nimble Launches New 'Bottle Case' for iPhone Made From 100% Recycled Plastic

Nimble Launches New ‘Bottle Case’ for iPhone Made From 100% Recycled Plastic

Nimble, the new eco-friendly company created by former Mophie employees, today announced its latest product category: iPhone cases. Similar to its portable chargers and wireless chargers, Nimble created its “Bottle Case” line with the environment in mind, and each accessory is made from 100 percent recycled plastic. With each sale of the Bottle Case, Nimble is pledging to donate 5 percent to nonprofit partners that are working to protect the planet’s oceans and marine life. For whichever color of the Bottle Case you choose, the proceeds will go to a different organization. Soft Coral – Coral Reef Alliance Glacier – …

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Google Docs help: How to restore your original version after collaborators make a mess

Google Docs help: How to restore your original version after collaborators make a mess

Here’s the scenario. You spend three days writing a truly excellent document. You research it carefully, you base it on the outline you and your team agreed upon, and you do a strong edit pass before sharing it. CNET: G Suite: Everything you need to know before signing up for Google’s office suite Then, you share it with your team. Because everyone you shared it with is an adult, and on the same team, you set the sharing settings to “Anyone with the link can edit.” More quick tips: Has this ever happened to you? After a few days, you …

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How to prepare a SOC-as-a-service RFP

How to prepare a SOC-as-a-service RFP

In response to my article on evaluating SOC-as-a-service providers, a reader sent in a detailed and thorough copy of his request for proposal (RFP) and agreed to share it here. He has a lot of security background and works for a large trucking carrier that operates services throughout North America. If you think they are guys driving trucks, you would be wrong. His company has been on the forefront of using technology in their business, including deploying roll stability, disc brakes, GPS trackers and accident avoidance systems. While the firm has a rich tech background, it doesn’t have an extensive security …

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iOS 13: release date, beta and feature list

iOS 13: release date, beta and feature list

The iOS 13 public beta release date and time could be announced in a few days, as Apple laid out a July window in which the wider beta testing would begin. That gives us time to pour over the iOS 13 features found in the developer beta right now – the ones Apple announced on stage at its WWDC 2019 keynote on June 3. You can get iOS 13 beta right now, but it isn’t meant for everyone – yet. Paying Apple developers are the intended audience; Apple strongly advises normal users wait. It includes Dark Mode, the long-awaited UI …

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Razer Kraken X headset review — I've never known comfort like this

Razer Kraken X headset review — I’ve never known comfort like this

I’ve been cursed in life in that for years I could never find a headset that felt truly comfortable with my glasses. The EasySMX VIP002S gaming headset was one of the only ones previously that I could claim worked, but it’s hard to recommend to some people if they’ve never heard of the brand. Even some of Razer’s own headsets didn’t quite cut it for me, but that’s changed with the Razer Kraken X. Budget-friendly comfort Razer Kraken X Razer’s Kraken headset line only gets better. In terms of budget-friendly options, it doesn’t get much better than this. It lacks …

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