Category: Technology

Intel will debut malware-fighting technology in Tiger Lake mobile CPUs

Intel is baking new anti-malware protections into its latest mobile CPUs, as well as upcoming desktop and server platforms. The new CPU-level security feature is called Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET), meant to protect against classes of malware that so far have been difficult to mitigate only via software.Intel’s CET will first become available with Tiger […]

Parallels and Google team up to bring Windows apps to Chrome OS

Parallels is partnering with Google to bring full Windows applications to Chrome OS via its virtualization technology. This would allow businesses to deploy cheaper Chromebooks while still being able to leverage legacy Windows applications when needed. There’s no word as to general availability but this should help bolster Chrome OS in the software department.Parallels is […]

Evan Spiegel on maps, Minis, and the future of Snapchat

On Thursday Snap held its second-ever partner summit as a virtual event, announcing a new suite of products and developer tools for Snapchat. The inaugural event was one of the more memorable tech productions I’ve been to — a high-energy keynote from CEO Evan Spiegel in front of giant vertical screens on a converted Hollywood […]

Spanish soccer returns with computer-generated crowds, and it actually works

Sports are gradually returning to our TV screens after the coronavirus pandemic brought virtually all competition around the world to a sudden halt. If you’re as big a sports addict as me, you’ll probably take what you can get right now, but the broadcast experiences I’ve watched so far haven’t been all that satisfying. It’s […]

YouTube says gaming ad views to fundraise for Black Lives Matter violates policies

YouTube has warned against videos that try to game its Adsense system by encouraging viewers to repeatedly watch the video or click its ads to drive up revenue. The behavior has emerged as YouTubers have attempted to find creative new ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, with some promising to donate the ad […]

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom says it’s working on new features that will allow it to block users based on their geographical location after admitting it recently suspended three user accounts based in Hong Kong and the US at the request of the Chinese government. The company was widely criticized for suspending the accounts, which were hosting meetings to […]

Verizon has new student discounts on unlimited plans for college students

Verizon has a new student discount offer for college students, offering a $10-per-month discount on a single line or $25-per-month discount on two lines for subscribers to its various unlimited plans. The new offer will be available starting on July 2nd. As of last August, Verizon offers four different “unlimited” plans that all offer a […]