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How to Check If Your Windows 7 Apps Are Compatible With Windows 10
Lifehacker.com

One of the biggest issues holding people back from upgrading their (really) antiquated copies of Windows 7 is app compatibility. If you have some super-specific application that simply won’t (or can’t) run on Windows 10, that’s as good a reason as any to stic… more…

Google is buying Pointy, a startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers list products online
TechCrunch

Google has been on a long-term mission to build inroads into the world of e-commerce by working more closely with brick-and-mortar retailers, and now it looks like it plans to extend that work a little further. The search giant is acquiring Pointy, a startup … more…

Google finally brings its security key feature to iPhones
TechCrunch

More than half a year after Google said Android phones could be used as a security key, the feature is coming to iPhones. Google said it’ll bring the feature to iPhones in an effort to give at-risk users, like journalist and politicians, access to additional … more…

Smasung launches the rugged, enterprise-ready Galaxy XCover Pro
TechCrunch

We got a bit of a surprise at the end of CES: some hands-on time with Samsung’s latest rugged phone for the enterprise, the Galaxy XCover Pro. The XCover Pro, which is officially launching today, is a mid-range $499 phone for first-line workers like flight at… more…

Samsung and Microsoft's Working-Class Smartphone Coming to the U.S. for $499
Gizmodo.com

Samsung and Microsoft are joining together to bring an ingenious new idea to the workplace. Are you ready to have your mind blown? Get this: walkie talkies. Read more... more…

How to install Linux on your Chromebook
Androidcentral.com

Chromebooks can do a lot right out of the box. However, if you want just a little more, you can install Linux apps to most newer models (see the full list here) and have access to a full catalog of desktop-class applications. Products used in this guide Googl… more…

FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Doubt on Claims it Needs Apple's Help in Florida Mass Shooter Case
Macrumors.com

New questions have been raised about the FBI's latest request that Apple break its iPhone encryption, after Forbes uncovered a search warrant strongly indicating that federal agents already have tools that can access data on Apple's latest ‌iPhone‌ models. Th… more…

The best gaming routers
Business Insider

Gaming routers include all the extra hardware and features you need to keep your ping (and lag) as low as possible while playing real-time multiplayer games online. NETGEAR's Nighthawk XR500 has gaming-specific network optimization features, an intuitive user… more…

Sources: Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Coming To PC
Kotaku.com

The PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to personal computers this year, sources tell Kotaku. It’s an unprecedented move for Sony that signals a future in which the publisher releases games on platforms beyond its own consoles. Read more... more…

How to implement a ‘threat model’ to beef up your organization’s security
The Next Web

In a world where cyber threats continue to grow in complexity and quantity each year, threat modeling is one of the most advantageous and practical tools organizations can use to shore up security. What is a threat model? Simply put, this is a process designe… more…

The making of Mojo, AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers
Fastcompany.com

Using a display the size of a grain of sand to project images onto the retina, this startup could help everyone from firefighters to people with poor vision. When I looked into the user interface of Mojo Vision’s augmented reality contact lenses, I didn’t see… more…

Jen Costillo Explains Why Hackers Thrive in a Recession
Hackaday.com

If you haven’t noticed, this is an absolutely fantastic time to be a hacker. The components are cheap, the software is usually free, and there’s so much information floating around online about how to pull it all together that even beginners can produce incre… more…

FBI unlocked iPhone 11 Pro via GrayKey, raising more doubts about Pensacola case
9to5mac.com

As Apple stands firm against requests to break iPhone encryption, many people have questioned why the FBI needs Apple’s help in the first place. There are plenty of tools available from third-party companies that are more than capable of unlocking the iPhone … more…

Vulkan 1.2 Released
Khronos.org

The Khronos Group announces the release of the Vulkan 1.2… more…

The “No Code” Delusion
Alexhudson.com

Increasingly popular in the last couple of years, I think 2020 is going to be the year of “no code”: the movement that say you can write business logic and even entire applications without having the training of a software developer. I empathise with people d… more…

Rust DataBase Connectivity (RDBC)
Andygrove.io

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Time-Lock Encryption (2011)
Gwern.net

How do you encrypt a file such that it can be decrypted after a date, but not before? Use serial computations for proof-of-work using successive squaring, chained hashes, or witness encryption on blockchains. more…

The Rise and Fall of Lisp at JPL
Flownet.com

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SeaMonkey 2.53.1 Beta 1 released
Seamonkey-project.org

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Chain of Fools: What We Know So Far on Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability
Lessonslearned.org

Some initial impressions on CVE-2020-0601 more…