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Germany to tighten scrutiny of telecom network vendors: Sources

The German government has agreed in principle to tougher oversight of telecoms network vendors that, while stopping short of a ban on Huawei, will make it harder for the Chinese company to keep a foothold in Europe’s largest market. Coalition and government sources said on Wednesday that scrutiny of a vendor’s governance and technology would […]

OnePlus World Teased to Launch on October 1, Could Be

OnePlus is teasing the arrival of OnePlus World tomorrow, October 1. While the company remains tight-lipped, speculations are rife on what it might be. Some rumours suggest that it is a virtual world created by the company ahead of the OnePlus 8T launch on October 14, while others suggest that this may refer to the […]

The Google Pixel couldn’t win at the high end, but

Today, Google will announce the Pixel 5 and 4A 5G. Well, not so much “announce” as launch, since the company already told us these phones were coming when it announced the Pixel 4A in early August. We know what to expect because these phones have leaked every which way but Sunday. And Google has already […]

How to Watch Google’s Pixel Event Today—and What to Expect

Google has taken a reserved approach to its hardware and software launches since the pandemic began. Unlike Apple, which has held two, highly-engineered and slick virtual events (and is expected to host a third), Google canceled its annual developer conference in May and used blog posts to unveil Android 11 and a budget Pixel phone […]

Cyberpunk 2077 dev breaks promise, will force employees to work

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has told employees that six-day workweeks will be mandatory ahead of the game’s November 19th release date, even though the studio has repeatedly and explicitly promised it would never do that, Bloomberg reports. On two separate occasions in 2019, studio co-founder Marcin IwiÅ„ski told game journalist Jason Schreier how […]

Pandemic spurs Africa’s mobile telcos to ramp up banking bid

When COVID-19 hit Ivory Coast, Bonaventure Kra, who works at an import-export business, began to worry. Handling hard cash all day was a risk. Queuing in crowded bank branches exposed him to infection. Then, in the midst of the pandemic, French telecommunications giant Orange launched an entirely digital bank – its first full banking venture […]

Australia pledges $566 million in push for digital business compliance

Australia said it will spend $800 million ($566 million) on measures to help businesses take their administration and regulatory compliance online, citing higher demand due to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government said it would spend $420 million coordinating Australia’s more than 30 company registers and put them online, “allowing businesses to […]

Here’s what the new Chromecast’s Google TV software looks like

All indications point to Google announcing its latest Chromecast during tomorrow’s hardware event. And I managed to buy one yesterday even before the “official” unveiling. So I can now confirm that, as the rumors and leaks have made clear over the last few weeks, this isn’t the Chromecast that most consumers are familiar with. Instead […]

The Risks and Consequences of Lax Patch Management

Although software patches can be inconvenient and cumbersome for both enterprises and individual users, these fixes serve an important role in protecting computer systems which are now vital to everyday life. Earlier this month, a woman with a life-threatening condition passed away after hackers crashed the IT systems of a major hospital in the city […]

How to Host a Virtual Watch Party

After you send them the link, your friends will be able to join, provided they have also installed the browser extension and are logged into Netflix. During the playback, there will be a gray Netflix Party box for text chatting. You change your icon and username by clicking the circle at the top by the […]