Day: September 4, 2020

Will a platform strategy help Microsoft Teams win the long game?

Microsoft has turned Microsoft Teams into a powerful platform for team collaboration, taking advantage of their long experience in building some of the world’s most popular tech platforms. Will this translate into long term success for the popular collaboration service? …read more Source:: ZDNet

Storelift Launches Autonomous Convenience Stores Using AI and Computer Vision

schwit1 shares a report from VentureBeat: As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer…

FCC estimates it’ll cost $1.8B to remove Huawei, ZTE equipment from US networks – CNET

The two Chinese tech giants have been designated national security threats. …read more Source:: CNet

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G case roundup: Protect your Samsung phone from drops

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is available now with an assortment of cases, screen protectors, and other accessories ready to go. These cases offer drop protection, kickstand functionality, screen protection, and more. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Scene Bust Triggered Historic Drop In ‘Pirate’ Releases

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Every day, millions of people download or stream pirated content including movies, TV-shows, games, MP3s, and books. Many of these files originate from a small and tightly organized ‘community’ commonly known as The Scene, which is made up of dozens of smaller ‘release groups.’ These groups tend…

Best college laptop in 2020: Apple, Dell, Microsoft and more – CNET

Find an affordable laptop for every type of student. …read more Source:: CNet

Best meat delivery deals for Labor Day 2020 – CNET

Can’t-miss meat deals, comin’ in hot. …read more Source:: CNet

China launches secretive ‘reusable experimental spacecraft’ – CNET

A Chinese space plane may be cruising in orbit above us right now. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon Deletes 20,000 Reviews After Evidence of Profits for Posts

Amazon has deleted approximately 20,000 product reviews, written by seven of its top 10 UK reviewers, following a Financial Times investigation (Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source) into suspicious activity. From a report: The FT found evidence the users were profiting from posting thousands of five-star ratings. Those who had their reviews…

DDoS Attacks on Education Escalate in 2020

The number of DDoS attacks affecting educational resources was far higher between February and June 2020 compared with 2019. …read more Source:: DarkReading