Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

August 23, 2019

Chicago police pilot Samsung DeX as replacement for bulky in-car computers

Tech -- The Verge - Police offers in one district will be given Samsung smartphones which can be docked in their cars.

August 23, 2019 06:49 PM

Chrome OS 78 bringing Password Leak Detection, similar to "Have I been pwned?"

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Google introduced a Password Checkup extension in February, and flagged 315,000 passwords as unsafe due to data breaches...

August 23, 2019 05:46 PM

Report: Many smartphones exceed FCC limits for radio frequency radiation

Tech -- Digital Trends - According to a new report from the Chicago Tribune, many new smartphone models exceed federal safety limits for radio frequency...

August 23, 2019 05:40 PM

Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods

Tech -- TechCrunch - Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn't...

August 23, 2019 05:14 PM

August 22, 2019

Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date

Enterprise -- The Register - Google's little-known Auto Update Expiration D-Day leaves users bereft of auto software refreshes and more - here's how to check...

August 22, 2019 05:50 PM

Amazon drops the prices for Eero Home mesh Wi-Fi routers and systems

Tech -- Digital Trends - Smart home configurations require fast and consistent Wi-Fi signals throughout the house, especially in any area with smart...

August 22, 2019 04:29 PM

Europe's new Mars rover has alien-hunting eyes

Tech -- BGR - NASA's Mars 2020 mission is inching toward its eventual launch in July of next year, but it's not the only rover that has an upcoming date...

August 22, 2019 04:26 PM

The New Nintendo Switch Delivers Vastly Improved Battery Life

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The new, barely changed Nintendo Switch has finally hit the market. It hasn't been clear what benefits end-users could expect from...

August 22, 2019 04:15 PM

iPhone 11 tipped to ship with bigger batteries and a faster charger

Tech -- BGR - Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 11 series on September 10th, with the three new iPhones expected to hit stores some 10 day...

August 22, 2019 03:46 PM

See Google's leaked Pixel 4 design from every angle in this new video

Tech -- BGR - Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ hit store shelves this Friday and Apple's big iPhone 11 announcement is set to take place...

August 22, 2019 03:28 PM

Motorola's foldable Razr phone will launch by the end of the year

Tech -- BGR - A few months ago, it really seemed like 2019 would be the year of the foldable smartphones. Samsung and Huawei had just unveiled the Galaxy...

August 22, 2019 03:19 PM

Raspberry Pi summer projects with The MagPi magazine

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - Take your Raspberry Pi outside for some fun outdoor making with The MagPi magazine's summer projects feature, available to...

August 22, 2019 03:05 PM

August 21, 2019

China smartphone sales up 22.4% on quarter in 2Q19, says Digitimes Research

Media -- DIGITIMES - Sales of smartphone in the China market increased 22.4% sequentially to 93.4 million units in the second quarter of 2019 as local...

August 21, 2019 08:20 PM

Yubico Launches the World's First Lightning-Compatible Security Key, the YubiKey 5Ci

Business Wire -- Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced the general availability of the YubiKey 5Ci, the...

August 21, 2019 05:02 PM

Space station's data rate increase supports future exploration

Life -- Phys.org - NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future...

August 21, 2019 03:50 PM

Five reasons Chromebooks are better than Windows laptops

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Windows is great for some things, but for many users, a Chromebook is better.

August 21, 2019 03:35 PM

Safari to ape Firefox, go all-in on anti-tracking

Enterprise -- Computerworld - The WebKit project - the open-source initiative that generates code for Apple's Safari browser - quietly announced last week...

August 21, 2019 03:34 PM

DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

Tech -- TechCrunch - DoorDash has been on an acquisition tear of late with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but...

August 21, 2019 03:13 PM

Gmail rolls out better, smarter spell check and grammar corrections for G Suite

Tech -- The Verge - Services like Grammarly are trying to up the quality of your email copy, but now Google is taking...

August 21, 2019 03:46 AM

Samsung could be prepping two more new Chromebook models

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - While we are extremely confident that Samsung is currently working on their next flagship Chromebook and I would wager a cup...

August 21, 2019 03:45 AM

AOPEN releases the first rugged Chrome OS tablet (for commercial and industrial use)

Tech -- Liliputing - Chrome OS tablets have been a thing since last year, but there still aren't all that many of them. Acer, Asus, CTL, and Google have...

August 21, 2019 03:45 AM

Here are 5 intelligent uses for smart plugs

Tech -- Digital Trends - Smart plugs can make even the dumbest appliance controllable through an app on your phone or through voice commands using Amazon...

August 21, 2019 03:42 AM

DigitalOcean launches managed MySQL and Redis database services

Tech -- TechCrunch - Half a year after launching its managed PostgreSQL service, upstart hosting and cloud services platform DigitalOcean today announced...

August 21, 2019 03:23 AM

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser is now in beta

Tech -- TechCrunch - Microsoft today launched the first beta builds of its new, Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows and Mac. The new beta channel,...

August 21, 2019 03:13 AM

August 20, 2019

The Rise of "Bulletproof" Residential Networks

Infosec -- Krebs on Security - Cybercrooks increasingly are anonymizing their malicious traffic by routing it through residential broadband and wireless...

August 20, 2019 07:31 PM

How NASA is becoming more business friendly

Life -- Phys.org - A new case study demonstrates the steps being taken by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) to make it easier for...

August 20, 2019 07:26 PM

Jersey Mike's Turns to Auth0 for Identity Management

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Nationwide sub franchise digitally transforms mobile app to improve user experience Nationwide sub franchise digitally transforms...

August 20, 2019 06:52 PM

Echos of the Cold War: Nuclear-Powered Missiles Have Been Tried Before

EE -- Hackaday - On August 8th, an experimental nuclear device exploded at a military test facility in Nyonoksa, Russia. Thirty kilometers away, radiation...

August 20, 2019 06:51 PM

Yubico launches its dual USB-C and Lightning two-factor security key

Tech -- TechCrunch - Almost two months after it was first announced, Yubico has launched the YubiKey 5Ci, a security key with dual support for both...

August 20, 2019 06:19 PM

Is Your Smart Lock Design Secure? Here's How It Can Be

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Home security is an increasing concern as crime rates continue to rise around the world. The smart lock market is projected to grow...

August 20, 2019 05:53 PM

6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

Enterprise -- Computerworld - We talk a lot about Chrome OS upgrades and how the never-ending stream of new software features can improve your Chromebook experience,...

August 20, 2019 05:50 PM

RPA Transforming Legal Profession - Automation Robots | UiPath

Enterprise -- UiPath - In How Robotic Process Automation Empowers Today's Legal Teams, and How Robotic Process Automation Powers Bulletproof Legal Compliance,...

August 20, 2019 05:48 PM

Moon delivery startup Astrobotic picks future Vulcan rocket to launch first lunar mission

Tech -- The Verge - US aerospace startup Astrobotic - a company that wants to establish a delivery service to the Moon - says it will fly its very first...

August 20, 2019 05:29 PM

Chrome OS 78 will bring the keyboard shortcuts to Virtual Desks on Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - While the new Virtual Desks feature of Chrome OS landed with version 76, the keyboard shortcuts to use them on a Chromebook...

August 20, 2019 05:27 PM

Microsoft's new SMS Organizer app for Android filters out spam messages

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft has created an SMS Organizer app for Android .that's designed to automatically sort messages. The software giant originally...

August 20, 2019 05:24 PM

USGS awards $10.4M for ShakeAlert quake warning system in the Pacific Northwest

Tech -- GeekWire - Seismic stations monitor earthquake activity in the Pacific Northwest.

August 20, 2019 05:23 PM

Google brings Linux app support to some older Chromebooks (including Chromebook Pixel 2015)

Tech -- Liliputing - Chrome OS started out as a browser-based operating system that could run web apps only. Eventually Google added support for Android...

August 20, 2019 05:12 PM

Rocket Lab launches four satellites for BlackSky, UnseenLabs and U.S. Air Force

Tech -- GeekWire - Rocket Lab's Electron rocket lifts off from its launch pad in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab sent a foursome of satellites...

August 20, 2019 04:49 PM

Build your own Raspberry Pi night vision camera

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - A Raspberry Pi Zero W, Pimoroni HyperPixel screen, and Raspberry Pi IR Camera Module are all you need to build this homemade...

August 20, 2019 04:48 PM

August 19, 2019

To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip

Tech -- NY Times Technology - The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big...

August 19, 2019 06:02 PM

2015 Pixel and eight other Chromebooks land Linux apps

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - "KernelNext" is the name of the project. The purpose? To update the Linux kernel on select, older Chromebooks so that they...

August 19, 2019 05:48 PM

Roku launches a Kids & Family section on The Roku Channel, plus parental controls

Tech -- TechCrunch - Roku's home entertainment hub, The Roku Channel, is expanding into kids' programming. The company this morning announced plans to...

August 19, 2019 05:47 PM

Ikea To Launch Dedicated Unit For Smart Home Solutions

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Ikea is going deeper into the Internet of Things (IoT), furthering its investment in smart home technology and products, TechCrunch...

August 19, 2019 03:54 PM

Starman on Tesla Roadster makes first orbit around sun, braces for loneliness

Tech -- Digital Trends - Starman and his Tesla Roadster, sent by SpaceX to outer space last year, have completed their first orbit around the sun. The...

August 19, 2019 03:05 PM

August 18, 2019

See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - Linux on DeX is an Android app for select Samsung phones and tablets that allows users to run a full desktop Ubuntu experience...

August 18, 2019 10:59 PM

Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons

Media -- Fox - Tech - The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that...

August 18, 2019 10:56 PM

Firefox fixes "master password" security bypass bug

Infosec -- Naked Security - The bug's in Firefox, but our advice is worth reading whether you use Firefox or not.

August 18, 2019 08:33 PM

How to teach kids about electronics through sewing

Tech -- Popular Science - Simple projects like this winking rabbit are a great way to start kids off with electrical-sewing projects. (Ji Sun Lee/)If...

August 18, 2019 01:52 AM