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Honda and GM tap Japan for Cruise self-driving car testing - Roadshow

CNet - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:01
Honda will introduce GM and its US self-driving car subsidiary to the land of the rising sun.

Malwarebytes says its Office 365, Azure tenancies have been breached, insists its tools are still safe to use

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 07:44
Points finger at privilege escalation via application rights in Azure AD, which Microsoft says is as designed

Security company Malwarebytes suspects a breach of its Office 365 and Azure tenancies is by the same attacker behind the SolarWinds hack, but reckons flaws in Azure Active Directory security are also to blame.…

One minute you're a peripheral maker chugging along nicely, the next the world can't seem to get enough of Logitech's kit

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 07:01
Nearly every division enjoyed double or triple-digit growth for Q3 '21

The pandemic has been kind to Logitech, whose profits have almost quadrupled from what they were a year ago.…

Today's top deals: Lenovo Smart Clock and 4 smart bulbs for $30, Battlefield 1 for under $1, more - CNET

CNet - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 07:01
Also on tap: EarFun's impressive Air earbuds for $39 (save $21).

Virgin Orbit finally lives up to its name after second attempt with LauncherOne rocket

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:15
Also: Qualifying Starliner and Blue Origin gets ready for humans

In brief  After an initial failure in 2020, the Virgin Galactic spinout reached orbit on its second try, with the LauncherOne rocket deploying its payloads to a 500km orbit.…

Galaxy S21 Plus specs vs. S21 Ultra vs. S20 Plus vs. S20 Ultra: Samsung S phones compared - CNET

CNet - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:00
Here's how the Galaxy S21 Ultra and S21 Plus stack up with their direct predecessors.

Lorex launches a 2K video doorbell with person detection - CNET

CNet - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:00
The Lorex Wired Video Doorbell streams in 2K.

Slack has entered the Matrix: Element builds a bridge to realm of encrypted, decentralised comms

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 05:29
Element Matrix Services adds to the messaging interoperability toolbox

Element Matrix Services is adding a bridge between hipster chat platform Slack and the open-source world of Matrix messaging.…

Former NCSC chief says US sanctions made Britain strip Huawei from mobe networks

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 04:47
Scrutiny system worked OK until firm was forced off western chip tech

US sanctions on Huawei got the Chinese firm kicked out of Britain, the former head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has told Parliament – adding that he didn't feel under pressure to change the body's own verdict on keeping Huawei in UK mobile networks.…

Windows Product Activation – or just how many numbers we could get a user to tell us down the telephone

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 04:02
A confession from ex-Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer. Also: WPA fun in the Registry

The product activation inflicted on Windows by Microsoft has few fans, but one of its creators stepped up over the weekend to explain and defend the maligned technology.…

Google's cloud pulls out in front for best performance overall, while AWS remains most cost-efficient – report

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 03:15
Azure wins on Ultra Disk storage but it's expensive, says Cockroach Labs

Distributed SQL database biz Cockroach Labs has analysed public cloud performance and concluded that Google Cloud Platform wins on throughput, although AWS is ahead on CPU performance and network latency.…

Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts as the automaker's entry-level EV - Roadshow

CNet - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 03:00
The EQA has great standard tech and a handsome face, but we don't yet know if it'll come to the US.

Screw you, gadget-menders! No really, you'll need loads of screwdrivers to fix Apple's AirPods Max headphones

The Register - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 02:30
Surprisingly fixable... with a bulging toolbox

AirPods are as close as you can get to a swearword in the repair world, known for being almost impossible to service thanks to their densely packed circuitry and closed design. Mercifully, that isn't the case when it comes to Apple's hugely expensive AirPods Max headphones.…


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