The Apple TV app comes to Sony's Android TVs
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The Apple TV app comes to Sony’s Android TVs

You can add Sony TVs to the growing list of places where you can download and use Apple’s redesigned TV app. Sony has begun rolling out the software to its lineup of recent smart TVs, starting with the X900H. It plans to follow with select 2018 sets… Continue Reading…

Zoom is getting into ticketed online events
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Zoom is getting into ticketed online events

By this point in the pandemic, chances are you’ve already used Zoom to not only attend work meetings but to take part in classes and workshops. So it should come as no surprise Zoom plans to capitalize on that trend. The company has started beta test… Continue Reading…

The best VPN deals in October 2020
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The best VPN deals in October 2020

Have you ever thought about how much of your personal data is exposed whilst you’re browsing the internet? If you haven’t, then maybe you should. Seriously, we recommend checking it out. We don’t want to scare you here, but the answer may surprise you. Personal data is extremely valuable stuff …

Google's Duplex AI can book your haircut appointments
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Google’s Duplex AI can book your haircut appointments

Google first showed off Duplex by having the AI book haircut appointments, but the Assistant feature was unexpectedly left by the wayside in favor of making restaurant reservations. It appears to have come roaring back, though. VentureBeat has discov… Continue Reading…

Microsoft helped disrupt the infamous Trickbot botnet
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Microsoft helped disrupt the infamous Trickbot botnet

It’s not just the US government racing to disrupt the Trickbot botnet ahead of elections. Microsoft has revealed that it and multiple partners (including ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec and FS-ISAC) have taken steps to disrupt Trickbot…. Continue Reading…

Prison video visitation system exposed calls between inmates and lawyers
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Prison video visitation system exposed calls between inmates and lawyers

Prison video visitation systems are sometimes the only way family and lawyers can talk to inmates, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the security of those systems recently suffered a major lapse. Researcher Bob Diachenko told TechCrunch… Continue Reading…

Google drops curated news plans in Australia over 'unworkable' policy
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Google drops curated news plans in Australia over ‘unworkable’ policy

Google’s dispute with Australia over online news is about to claim a major feature as a casualty. The internet giant has decided to freeze plans to launch its curated News Showcase in Australia over claims the draft News Media Bargaining Code is “unw… Continue Reading…

Ewan McGregor says Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series starts filming March 2021
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Ewan McGregor says Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series starts filming March 2021

The Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been held up by staff changes, rewrites and the COVID-19 pandemic, but it finally has a more concrete filming schedule… hopefully. Lead actor Ewan McGregor said on The Graham Norton Show (via that filming shoul… Continue Reading…

Ewan McGregor says Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series starts filming March 2021
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Ewan McGregor says Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series starts filming March 2021

The Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been held up by staff changes, rewrites and the COVID-19 pandemic, but it finally has a more concrete filming schedule… hopefully. Lead actor Ewan McGregor said on The Graham Norton Show that filming should beg… Continue Reading…

Chinese app offers a peek over the Great Firewall, with big catches
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Chinese app offers a peek over the Great Firewall, with big catches

You can’t officially bypass China’s Great Firewall when it’s illegal to use a VPN for that in the country. Chinese residents appear to have a legal option, though, at least if they’re willing to live with some significant consequences. TechCrunch not… Continue Reading…