Friday , 20 September 2019

Technology

Juul Labs hires former Apple employee to lead the fight against counterfeits

Juul Labs, the e-cig company under fire for its product’s popularity with young people, has brought on a new VP of Intellectual Property Protection with Adrian Punderson, formerly of PwC and Apple. Punderson’s job is all about working alongside government agencies, as well as Juul Labs Intellectual Property VP Wayne Sobon, to combat the sale of counterfeit and infringing products. ... Read More »

Sony posts strong music earnings, as gaming business disappoints

Sony posted record quarterly earnings this week, on the strength of very strong music profits. Those numbers were catapulted thanks to the company’s $2.3 billion acquisition of EMI, as part of an ever-consolidating music industry. The electronics giant’s operating profit rose to $3.46 billion for the quarter — up from $3.21 billion a year prior, marking the highest single quarter ... Read More »

Carbon is 3D printing custom football helmet liners for Riddell

Just in time to ride the last of the pre-Super Bowl buzz, Carbon today announced that it’s teaming up with sports equipment giant Riddell to 3D print customized football helmet padding. Referred to as “Diamond technology,” the collaboration creates lattice design pads of resin that are custom built to a player’s dimensions and position. Carbon says the pads were created ... Read More »

Apple fixes FaceTime eavesdrop bug, with software update incoming

Three days after Apple pulled its new Group FaceTime feature offline after users found they could eavesdrop on people before accepting a call, the company says it’s fixed the bug on its end. “We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week,” said ... Read More »

How to recover quickly if you get locked out of Google

I know first-hand how frustrating it is to get locked out of your Google account and to lose access to much of your online life. I’m hoping this simple work-around will help get you get through the account recovery process much faster than the manual method, which takes a minimum of 3-5 days (and in my case ended up taking weeks). ... Read More »

Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod vs Google Home: the battle of the smart speakers

You want to make your home smarter, but where do you begin? Well, if you want to try out some smart home products but you’re worried they might not be for you – or might cost a small fortune – then the best way to try out the latest connected tech for size is by purchasing a smart speaker. Most smart ... Read More »

Why risk-based security is the key to driving business value in 2019

Cyber security can be a difficult investment to quantify. In a world where breaches have become near ubiquitous, how much security is enough? Unfortunately, for many mid-sized firms, the default setting is to do just enough to get by, investing ad hoc to tackle new threats when they appear. One-in-three business decision makers across Europe and APAC told NTT Security ... Read More »

The best email provider of 2019

Getting hold of an email account is easy. Sign up with an ISP and you’ve got one account for starters. Creating an account with Google and other big names will get you more. Buy a decent web hosting package and you’ll probably get enough email addresses to power a large business, all for no extra charge.Getting the right email account ... Read More »

Nissan’s revamped Micra is going for ‘warm hatch’ status

Nissan has unveiled a refreshed edition of its popular Micra with a selection of six different model variants. From the outside, the most distinctive editions are the cars that feature exterior packs, which in their base form comprise side mouldings, colored door mirror caps and eye-catching front and rear bumper finishers in contrasting colours. Boosting the appeal are 17-inch alloy ... Read More »

Which Six Nations host has the best mobile experience?

This weekend is the start of rugby union’s Six Nations championship. The annual contest between Europe’s six leading rugby nations is one of the most-watched sporting events of the year, with many supporters looking forward to away trips to some of Europe’s most famous capital cities.Although the quality of rugby and the result are the most important factors in determining ... Read More »