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How to Disable Google Meet in Gmail

Google Meet competes against Zoom, Microsoft Teams, JioMeet and other video conferencing apps. Recently, Google began rolling out a feature that integrated the Google Meet button in the company’s mail app, Gmail. This allowed users to start a meeting on Google Meet by simply clicking a button right next to the Mail button in Gmail […]

EU countries must urgently diversify 5G suppliers, Commission says

EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday, a move set to shrink Huawei‘s presence in Europe as the United States pressured the bloc to follow Britain and ban the Chinese company from 5G networks. In November last year, the European Union agreed to take a […]

‘The Rental’ Is a Perfect Movie for Sleepy Summer Nights

Think about what staying at a home-sharing property really entails for long enough and the whole proposition looks a bit spooky. Pay a stranger from the internet to stay in their home? Eek! Since Airbnb launched 12 years ago, the practice has been completely normalized, despite unnerving tales of illegal units, camera-hiding hosts, and surprisingly […]

‘Dark’ Is a Carefully Crafted Time Travel Puzzle

The German science fiction series Dark recently concluded its third and final season. Journalist Ruairi Carroll is a big fan of the show, though he was often flummoxed by its complex time travel plot. “I would love to be in the writers room,” Carroll says in Episode 424 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy […]

The 12 Best Laptop Backpacks for Work and Life (2020)

Earlier this year, Timbuk2 launched their “No Wet Laptops” campaign with several water-resistant options. I tested the Lane Commuter, which is the smaller, stormproof version of their popular Parker backpack. The bag has its own removable rain cover stored in the bottom. As if that wasn’t enough, the front is made from protective coated nylon […]

Big Tech’s Antitrust Hearing? They’re (Almost) All Guilty

In the coming days, the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee will bring the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple to Washington and ask them about their anticompetitive business practices. Except for Apple, there’s only one answer: We are guilty. Though anticompetitive practices were prohibited more than a century ago, deregulation has prevailed since Ronald Reagan […]

More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid

More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week. Twitter Inc and the FBI are investigating the breach that […]

Intel chip delay forces shift to using more outside factories

Intel has said its new 7-nanometer chip technology was six months behind schedule and it would consider farming out more work to outside semiconductor foundries, eroding a founding principle that manufacturing is key to its success. The setbacks will have little effect in the next few quarters, but will cause a years-long domino effect, delaying […]

Beware of Counterfeit Network Equipment

By Jack M. Germain Jul 24, 2020 4:00 AM PT Counterfeit hardware, especially in corporate settings, is a recurring problem that often goes unnoticed. Having such gear online poses serious financial, operational, and security risks. Cybersecurity company F-Secure on July 15 released an investigative report detailing counterfeit Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series switches. The report highlights […]

OnePlus Nord to Be Available for Purchase Through Pop-Up Sale

OnePlus Nord will go on sale in India starting August 4. But for the customers who want early access to the phone, OnePlus is hosting its virtual pop-up sale rounds as early as July 27. The company is taking registrations for the pop-up event through its website until July 26. The first and second sale […]