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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city

Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mixed-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the aim of building a livable space from the ground up using innovations in construction techniques, self-driving, climate friendly energy systems and more to build a community that’s affordable and accessible with a focus on ...

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Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. And some companies have been faster than others. First, you should update your WiFi access ...

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Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from U.S. Senator Al Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into its top-of-the-range iPhone X, due to go on sale early next month. As we’ve previously reported, Face ID raises a range of security and privacy concerns because ...

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Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. And some companies have been faster than others. First, you should update your WiFi access ...

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a well-rounded portable powerhouse

It’s well past time to put to rest any doubt surrounding Microsoft’s hardware ambitions. Over the past few years, the company has transformed the Surface line from boutique proof of concept to one of the more innovative and forward-looking PC brands on the market. The Surface Book is one of the best examples of the line — released in 2015, ...

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Google launches “strongest security” opt-in program for high risk users

Google has today launched a free, opt-in program aimed at users who believe their Google accounts — such as Gmail, Drive, YouTube etc — to be at particularly high risk of targeted online attacks. The Advanced Protection program currently consists of the three main elements: defending Gmail and Google account users against phishing attacks by requiring 2FA via a token ...

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Astro’s Luna Display will turn your iPad’s front camera into a clever button

Astro’s Luna Display hardware dongle is a dream for anyone who wants their iPad to act as a second screen for their Mac – wirelessly. Now, the company has revealed a clever update that turns the front-facing camera of your iPad into a neat, contextual button that gives you access to a range of features without cluttering up your user ...

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Indiegogo is now an e-tailer, too

Indiegogo, the nine-year-old, crowdfunding site, is changing things up, it announced today. Not only can startups now raise money through the site, but in what seems like a natural evolution, they can now sell what they make once their goods are in production. In what seems a bigger twist, the San Francisco-based company will also now sell other items, too, ...

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iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US

iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data. According to its analysis, iOS is up 3.7 percentage points year-over-year, to achieve 35 percent market share, while Samsung only grew 0.8 ...

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Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into its top-of-the-range iPhone X, due to go on sale early next month. As we’ve previously reported, Face ID raises a range of security and privacy concerns because it encourages ...

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