Day: September 5, 2019

Trusted Face Smart Unlock Method Has Been Removed From Android Devices

The not-so-widely-used trusted face smart unlock feature has officially been removed from Android, news blog Android Police reported this week. From the report: Trusted face was added in 2014 and has been accessible to users on all Android devices until recently. Now, it’s completely gone from stock and OEM devices, running Android 10 or below….

Zoom delivers strong Q2 results, raises outlook

CEO Eric Yuan noted the company’s 96% year-over-year revenue growth during the quarter and increased free cash flow. …read more Source:: ZDNet

New Technique Makes Passwords 14M Percent Harder to Crack, Nonprofit Claims

Tide’s method for protecting passwords splinters them up into tiny pieces and stores them on distributed nodes. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Why California May Go Nuclear

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last week, a California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.” If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date. Diablo generates…

Attackers Hit Ceiling in Ransomware Demands

New Bedford, Massachusetts’ refusal to pay a $5.3 million ransom highlights how victim towns and cities may be hitting the limit to what they’re willing to spend to speed recovery. …read more Source:: DarkReading

All the new phones, laptops, smart home gadgets and more from IFA 2019 – CNET

From laptops, Chromebooks, phones and smart home gadgets to appliances, see everything that’s been announced at Europe’s biggest technology show. …read more Source:: CNet

You’re praying your biz won’t be preyed upon? Have you heard of our lord and savior NVMe?

And the holy spirit, NVMe-oF? Comment The amount of data being collected and held in systems is – yes, we know – increasing, as organisations generate and store data for real-time or post-real-time analysis.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Apple’s new iPhone challenge: Making modest upgrades sound like must-haves – CNET

The iPhone 11 may look a lot like the iPhone XS and X. …read more Source:: CNet

Chinese Scientists Regrow Tooth Enamel In 48 Hours With Phosphate Gel

hackingbear writes: A team of researchers at China’s Zhejiang University were able to create a gel that makes tooth enamel repair itself, they wrote in the science journal Science Advances, a development that could spell the end of fillings as an (unreliable) method to repair cavities which are one of the most prevalent chronic diseases…

Happy 60th birthday, COBOL

In the beginning, there was machine languages and assembler. Neither was easy to use, but then along came COBOL, and everything changed. …read more Source:: ZDNet