Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

January 17, 2020

Alphabet Fourth US Tech Firm To Hit $1 Trillion Value

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Google's parent company Alphabet is the fourth U.S. tech firm to reach $1 trillion market value, joining Apple, Amazon and Microsoft...

January 17, 2020 06:43 PM

Verizon promises that it won't track you with OneSearch, its new privacy-focused search engine

Tech -- The Verge - Verizon and its subsidiaries have become known for massive data breaches, privacy blunders,...

January 17, 2020 03:46 AM

Google is bringing gesture navigation to Chrome OS

Tech -- Liliputing - Google has been phasing out support for navigation buttons in recent versions of Android, and instead prioritizing gesture-based...

January 17, 2020 03:44 AM

Rocket Lab to open a new combined HQ, mission control and production facility in Long Beach

Tech -- TechCrunch - Rocket Lab is expanding its U.S. footprint, alongside the opening of its first launch site on Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket...

January 17, 2020 03:44 AM

4 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook models pass through Bluetooth certification

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - You should probably go ahead and assume that for the next 6 weeks or so, we'll be discussing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Chromebook...

January 17, 2020 03:40 AM

Google wants to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google today announced its plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within the next two years. The fact that...

January 17, 2020 03:38 AM

Microsoft Will Push Chromium Edge Out on Wednesday

Tech -- ExtremeTech - On Wednesday, all Windows 10 machines currently running Microsoft Edge will be updated to use Chromium-based Edge. It's the end...

January 17, 2020 03:35 AM

Apple Makes $200M Acquisition In Race For AI Dominance

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Apple shelled out $200 million for an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that makes smart devices smarter, topping bids by Microsoft,...

January 17, 2020 02:54 AM

Google may soon let you record phone calls on Android

Media -- The Next Web - I'm pretty sure most of have wished we could record our phone calls at one point or the other. I often interview people over the...

January 17, 2020 01:29 AM

January 15, 2020

Microsoft is rolling out its Chromium-based Edge browser today

Media -- The Next Web - Microsoft is set to begin rolling out its new Chromium engine-based Edge browser to Windows 10 users today. The updated Edge browser...

January 15, 2020 06:00 PM

Google Chrome To Eliminate Third-Party Cookies In Privacy Push

Media -- PYMNTS.com - After bans brought about by Microsoft, Mozilla and Apple, Google also is seeking to make so-called third-party cookies "obsolete."...

January 15, 2020 05:58 PM

January 14, 2020

6 new things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Additional details on the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook have surfaced including the number of configuration models, support for...

January 14, 2020 07:11 PM

January 13, 2020

#474 - An Interview with Nash Reilly

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast -- Nash Reilly is a digital designer at Sonos who has worked on products like the Port, the Amp, and the Move. He joins Chris to talk about emissions...

January 13, 2020 06:13 PM

OnePlus confirms its next phone will jump to a 120Hz screen

Tech -- The Verge - Speaking to us last week at CES, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the company's next major phones - presumably the OnePlus 8 -...

January 13, 2020 05:58 PM

Google To Tighten Android Security For Password, Payment Autofills

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Looking to tighten up security, Google is exploring adding biometric scans for password and payments to its Android Autofill options.


January 13, 2020 05:42 PM

Apple just slashed the estimated trade-in values of iPhones, Macs, and more

Tech -- BGR - If you've got an older iPhone you've been planning to trade in soon for credit toward your next Apple purchase or maybe for an Apple Store...

January 13, 2020 12:33 AM

January 12, 2020

Apple Sued For Allegedly Infringing On Medical Tech Patents

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Medical technology company Masimo is suing Apple, saying that the company stole trade secrets related to its health monitoring technology...

January 12, 2020 11:11 PM

January 10, 2020

Microsoft's Windows Terminal is getting retro-style CRT effects, search, and more

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft released its new Windows Terminal command line app last year, and the company has been steadily improving it in Windows...

January 10, 2020 10:35 PM

January 09, 2020

Lenovo introduces world's first 5G laptop at CES 2020

Media -- Electronics360 - The notebook computer will support both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies.

January 09, 2020 09:54 PM

Apple's services division delivered record-breaking revenue in 2019

Tech -- BGR - In a press release touting the company's burgeoning services division, Apple said that its suite of services -- which includes Apple Music,...

January 09, 2020 07:13 PM

Samsung's new external SSD has a built-in fingerprint reader for extra security

Tech -- The Verge - When it comes to improving external SSDs, there are usually only two things that matter: making the drives faster and adding more...

January 09, 2020 07:12 PM

Mozilla Releases Firefox 72: High-Severity Bugs Patched, Fingerpinting Nixed

Infosec -- Threatpost - Mozilla tackles high-severity bugs in its latest Firefox 72 and Firefox ESR 68.4 releases at the same time rolls a major privacy...

January 09, 2020 07:05 PM

Google Fixes Critical Android RCE Flaw

Infosec -- Threatpost - Google's first security update of 2020 addressed seven high and critical severity Android flaws.

January 09, 2020 06:56 PM

WP Engine Appoints Ramadass Prabhakar Senior Vice President of Global Engineering

Business Wire -- WP Engine announced the appointment of Ramadass Prabhakar as the company's new Senior Vice President of Global Engineering.

January 09, 2020 06:52 PM

Cyberexperts Flag Danger Of Deepfakes At House Hearing

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Researchers have reported concerns about the timely importance of addressing deep fakes and other types of digital deception amid...

January 09, 2020 06:30 PM

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook hands-on: Yes, it's as nice as it looks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - After spending 30 minutes with the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, I think most who part with $999 for it will be happy. Battery...

January 09, 2020 03:13 AM

This autonomous security drone is designed to guard your home

Tech -- TechCrunch - One of the new products unveiled at CES this year is a new kind of home security system - one that includes drones to patrol your...

January 09, 2020 02:50 AM

Intel's latest NUC is an ambitious attempt to make PC upgrades modular

Tech -- Digital Trends - Intel's NUC 9 Extreme Kit and NUC Compute Element are the company's most ambitious yet. It offers up to 9th-gen Intel Core processors...

January 09, 2020 02:43 AM

Alexa's Expanding Ecosystem

Media -- PYMNTS.com - When Alexa launched was first introduced in November of 2014, it didn't look much like the next big thing in user interfaces. There...

January 09, 2020 02:22 AM

Google Assistant Previews Upcoming Voice AI Feature

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Google Assistant is aiming to help users in even more ways thanks to new features the company debuted at CES 2020 throughout this...

January 09, 2020 02:12 AM

CES 2020: Augmented reality smart glasses released for industrial markets

Media -- Electronics360 - The glasses can be used for many critical manufacturing and remote assistance applications.

January 09, 2020 01:48 AM

Ainstein Launches New IoT Radar Product Family - WAYV; WAYV Air to be Showcased at CES 2020

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Ainstein, a leader in designing and building intelligent radar systems,...

January 09, 2020 01:33 AM

January 07, 2020

NASA's SLS moon rocket readies for next pit stop on way to Kennedy Space Center

Life -- Phys.org - The next rocket NASA wants to send to the moon is about to leave the house it was built in for a new home, but isn't quite ready for...

January 07, 2020 11:06 PM

ASUS Announces New Chromebook Flip C436

Business Wire -- ASUS today announced the new ASUS Chromebook Flip C436, the latest in the ASUS Chromebook Flip family to pair a premium productivity experience...

January 07, 2020 10:14 PM

Intel and Google plot out closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing

Tech -- TechCrunch - Intel, the chip-making giant, has been on the road of refocusing its strategy in recent months. While it has sold its mobile chip...

January 07, 2020 10:03 PM

Asus' Chromebook Flip C436 is built like a premium Windows laptop

Tech -- The Verge - Asus is following up last year's excellent Chromebook Flip C434 with the even higher-end Chromebook Flip C436. As the name might...

January 07, 2020 09:34 PM

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook vs. Google Pixelbook: Here's what $1,000 gets you

Tech -- Digital Trends - With its beautiful 4K OLED screen, the new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has more than what it takes to go up against Google's own...

January 07, 2020 09:29 PM

Asus and Samsung roll out the first Chromebooks with Intel's Project Athena certification

Tech -- TechCrunch - A year after Intel first announced Project Athena - a set of laptop specifications underpinned by Intel processors to build what...

January 07, 2020 09:19 PM

Samsung's new Galaxy Chromebook comes in a color that won't bore you to death

Tech -- Mashable - At this year's CES 2020, Samsung took the wraps off its latest Chromebook. And, let's just say, you can spot this laptop from a mile...

January 07, 2020 08:57 PM

Lenovo put an e-ink display on the lid of its ThinkBook Plus laptop, and it's kinda genius

Media -- The Next Web - Lenovo has a bunch of interesting laptops at this year's CES trade show, including one with 5G support, a Chromebook with a detachable...

January 07, 2020 08:34 PM

Telenav Partners With Amazon For Alexa-Powered Navigation

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Connected car and location-based services firm Telenav is furthering its partnership with Amazon by tapping into Alexa's voice-first...

January 07, 2020 07:27 PM

January 06, 2020

Chance vs. Choice: Why Hiring the Best Talent Matters

Enterprise -- Cisco Blogs - Filling an open role can be tough, and as a Senior Director in HR, there are many things I look for and consider in a candidate....

January 06, 2020 06:52 PM

Flying observatory maps the Milky Way

Life -- Phys.org - A new panoramic image based on data captured by NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows the bustling...

January 06, 2020 06:47 PM

JBL(r) Expands True Wireless Headphone Line-up, Built for Every Adventure and Lifestyle

Business Wire -- CES 2020--No wires? No problem. JBL continues to elevate its true wireless headphones portfolio by adding two more options to its existing lineup....

January 06, 2020 06:46 PM

Samsung ships over 6.7 million Galaxy 5G devices in 2019

Media -- DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics has disclosed that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally. As of November 2019,...

January 06, 2020 05:41 PM

Ringing in the new year with 136 open-spec Linux SBCs under $200

LinuxGizmos.com -- Our 2020 New Year's edition SBC catalog shows a snapshot in time of hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android. Below...

January 06, 2020 01:02 AM

One of NASA's exoplanet hunters has gone quiet

Tech -- BGR - NASA has a lot of high-tech hardware cruising around in space right now, but one of the space agency's pint-sized exoplanet hunters appears...

January 06, 2020 12:29 AM

Lenovo is bringing smart displays to the office with a Microsoft Teams device

Tech -- TechCrunch - Lenovo sells pricey ThinkSmart Hub conferencing devices. It also sells far less expensive smart displays. This week at CES, it announced...

January 06, 2020 12:19 AM

January 03, 2020

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

Enterprise -- Computerworld - From hardware diversity to customization potential, Android offers no shortage of enticing benefits for business users. Out of...

January 03, 2020 10:31 PM