Day: November 11, 2020

Roku adds HomeKit, AirPlay2 support as Apple loosens control-freak tendencies in the smart-home world

Big battle still raging between Apple, Google, Amazon Roku streaming devices will now support Apple’s AirPlay2 streaming and HomeKit smart home protocols.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Elusive, mysterious sighting of bigfin squid filmed by deep-sea explorers – CNET

Off the coast of Australia, a ghostly apparition with long tentacles drifts through the deep. …read more Source:: CNet

No, the New MacBook Air is Not Faster Than 98% of PC Laptops

Gordon Mah Ung, writing at PC World: Let me just say it outloud, OK? Apple is full of it. I’m referring to Apple’s claim that its fanless, Arm-based MacBook Air is “faster than 98 percent of PC laptops.” Yes, you read that correctly: Apple officials literally claimed that the new MacBook Air using Apple’s custom…

Microsoft warns against SMS, voice calls for multi-factor authentication: Try something that can’t be SIM swapped

Sending codes over the insecure public telephone network isn’t the way to go Microsoft on Tuesday advised internet users to embrace multi-factor authentication (MFA)… except where publicly switched telephone networks are involved.… …read more Source:: Register

3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department

When marketing opts for “extra-departmental IT,” coordination and communication are required to keep things secured. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Silver Peak SD-WAN Bugs Allow for Network Takeover

Three security vulnerabilities can be chained to enable unauthenticated remote code execution. …read more Source:: Threatpost

McDonald’s McPlant is Coming For Beyond Meat’s Crown

McDonald has announced plans to introduce its own plant-based burger option to the menu in select markets as soon as next year. From a report: The company made its plans public this week at an investor meeting. The McPlant — the McPlant! — uses a fake-meat amalgamation of McDonald’s own creation, rather than partnering with…

ASP.NET Core 5.0 released with performance bump … and a bunch of breaking changes

Upgrade now on Azure App Service, if you can tolerate a ‘cold start’ Microsoft has released ASP.NET Core 5.0 as part of the general availability of .NET 5 this week, with new features and substantial performance improvements but also some breaking changes.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Staying connected when phones don’t make the cut

A host of handset alternatives and accessories …read more Source:: ZDNet

2021 Acura NSX brings back one of the rarest NSX colors: Long Beach Blue – Roadshow

During the color’s original four-year run, only 88 cars were ordered in it. …read more Source:: CNet