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Israeli court rules in favor of NSO Group in legal fight with Amnesty International

Back in 2018, human rights group Amnesty International sued NSO in an Israeli court, alleging the latter was exporting spyware tools that end up in the hands of clients that have a penchant for abusing them to target certain individuals, including Amnesty activists. Naturally, NSO denied the accusations as unfounded...

Google Meet now blocks anonymous users by default to prevent 'zoombombing'

Part of coping with the current Covid-19 pandemic has been to shift classroom education to online learning. Unfortunately, Zoom's wide adoption led to "zoombombing", where strangers would join random Zoom conference calls and potentially do inappropriate things. Google is mitigating that with an update to its G Suite for Education...

Google announces Harmonix, Uppercut, and Supermassive Stadia exclusives

Google just held its Stadia Connect live stream, part of Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest. The company shared that it had picked up a few of new Stadia exclusives and had updates on other titles in the pipe.

Microsoft is killing off OneDrive's 'Fetch' feature on July 31

For a bit of context, Fetch lets you treat a separate PC like a cloud server -- you could grab files from it remotely and copy them to whatever computer you happened to be using at the time via OneDrive's website.

Spotify is launching podcast charts to help users find new shows

The Trending Podcasts charts will highlight the top 50 new and emerging podcasts while the Top list will feature the top 200 shows in a given region or category. Both charts will be updated on a daily basis to remain fresh.

Razer gets its first 60 percent keyboard, the Huntsman Mini

Razer is going all-in on the miniature movement. After announcing a smaller version of its DeathAdder V2 mouse last week, the gaming accessory maker on Tuesday unveiled the Huntsman Mini ultra-compact form factor keyboard.

UK to ban Huawei equipment in 2021 and remove it from 5G networks by 2027

Last week, the UK government was reportedly rethinking its decision to use Huawei equipment in its 5G cellular infrastructure. The reconsideration comes after pressure from the US, which has banned the Chinese manufacturer over potential security risks. The British parliament is also concerned over Huawei's dwindling supply chain, which is...

Study highlights pandemic-driven shifts in IT priorities

Clearly the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of society, including our personal and professional lives. But just as our understanding of how the virus spreads and impacts people has shifted over time, so too has our perception of exactly how that impact is being felt...

The Blade Stealth and more Razer gear is on sale today

The 2020 Razer Blade Stealth sporting a 1650 Ti Max-Q can be yours for $1,450 today only. Other highlights include a multitude of Razer peripherals, including the Basilisk X wireless mouse and the BlackWidow Elite mechanical keyboard are up to 50% off.

Grant Imahara of MythBusters and BattleBots fame dies at 49

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara died suddenly on July 13 of a brain aneurysm. Discovery acknowledged his passing on Twitter, as did co-hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Adam Savage.

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