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Razer releases Anzu smart glasses with Bluetooth audio and eye protection

Do you remember Google Glass? It was the search giant's attempt at smart glasses, but it failed spectacularly. Why? Well, they were ugly, overly ambitious, and had a camera that made people nervous. So, yeah, consumers really weren't ready to have a computer on their face.

Razer has some new smart glasses that consumers may actually want, however. Called "Anzu," they feature Bluetooth audio, eye protection, and the ability to summon a smart assistant. Best of all, they resemble regular glasses, so you won't look like a giant nerd -- the way Google Glass made its users appear. Anzu even comes with swappable sunglass lenses, so they can protect your eyes from the sun -- not just a computer monitor.

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Essential points to know before implementing a cybersecurity transformation program

In light of the recent explosion of cyber attacks and the changes brought about by the pandemic, there appears to be a compelling need for cybersecurity transformation. Businesses have to update their cyber defenses or risk the possibility of falling prey to persistently sophisticated attacks.

Transforming an organization’s security posture, however, is not as easy as it sounds. It takes time, expertise, and resources. One bad decision or an inadequacy in the technologies employed will render the transformation useless. Things can even become worse than the previous state. To make sure that it yields the expected benefits, organizations need to do it correctly.

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Download Avdan's amazing Windows, Android and iPadOS concept wallpapers now

Although there are a number of talented designers creating operating system concepts, YouTuber (and full-time medical student) Kamer Kaan Avdan leads the way.

He has designed professional concepts for updated versions of Windows 95, Windows XP and Windows 7, as well as Apple’s version of Windows 10, and Windows 20. Most recently he gave us his vision of  iPadOS 15.

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Best Windows 10 apps this week

Four-hundred-twenty-eight in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days.

Microsoft released build 21327 for Windows 10 to Insider devices this week; the new build debuts a new look for the news and interests feed widget that Microsoft introduced in preview builds some time ago. The new build comes with a new font and several system icons have been updated as well.

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Google works with a Debian developer to make COVID-19 research easier on Linux

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life harder for pretty much everyone. People have lost jobs, businesses have closed, and worst of all, countless people have lost their lives. Thanks to the hard work of scientists, however, we finally have vaccines rolling out and normalcy is on the horizon.

Medical research surrounding COVID-19 isn't over though, as scientists still have plenty of work to do. Olek Wojnar, a developer of the Linux-based Debian operating system, has been working to help these scientists by packaging some software for easy installation on Linux. One of those packages was Google's build software Bazel. Upon finding out about Wojnar's efforts, Google offered to help with the process.

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Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.33.1 with important plugin changes and new 'First time load' experience

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It has been a little while since there was a PowerToys update, but Microsoft has today rectified this with the release of version 0.33.1 of the suite of Windows 10 utilities.

There are a number of notable changes in this particular release, including improvements to plugins in PowerToys Run, and the editor UX in FancyZones. PowerToys v0.33.1 also features a new 'First time load' experience which serves to introduce new users to what is available in the software.

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Microsoft Edge 89 arrives with improved browser performance, vertical tabs, and more

The original Microsoft Edge was often described as being 'half-baked' with features commonly found in other browsers either poorly implemented or missing entirely.

With the switch to Chromium, Microsoft had a chance to start over, and it hasn’t wasted the opportunity. The new Edge is a massive improvement over its predecessor and the software giant isn’t resting on its laurels either, striving to add new features on a regular basis. Case in point being Microsoft Edge 89.

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Future versions of Google Chrome set to arrive much quicker

If you’re a Chrome user, you’ll probably be used to the frequency with which Google pushes out new versions. The search giant has been delivering new milestone releases every six weeks for over a decade now.

That’s about to change, however. Google already rolls out security updates on a bi-weekly basis, and this has inspired the company to speed up the general release cycle, ensuring we’ll get access to new features much quicker than before.

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Satechi launches USB-C On-the-Go Multiport Adapter for Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks

There are a ton of portable USB-C docks on the market these days, and for the most part, they all do pretty much the same thing -- they turn one USB-C port into several other ports. Of course, the ports offered can vary from product to product, as can the design and overall quality. In fact, a low-quality dock can actually damage your computer -- Apple had to issue a macOS patch recently to protect against that very thing.

Satechi products are always high-quality, so if you are in the market for a dock, you can definitely trust its offerings. Today, that company launches its latest portable USB-C dock, and it looks great. The "USB-C On-the-Go Multiport Adapter," as it is called, offers a lot of expandability, including both VGA and HDMI for video. It even comes with two removable cables -- one of which is very short and can be stored inside the dock for ultimate portability.

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Women in cybersecurity think equality will take at least 10 years

The poor state of diversity in the cybersecurity industry is shown by a new report in which 57 percent of women working in the industry believe it will take at least a decade for them to be treated as equals to men, with 20 percent believing it will never happen.

The study from the UK's Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), released in advance of Monday's International Women’s Day, shows women are struggling to progress both due to the status quo of the industry and also not getting the required support.

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With WSL Hello sudo, you can use Windows Hello in Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Microsoft greatly simplified the user login and authentication process with the introduction of Windows Hello. The biometric security system for Windows 10 means laboriously typing out passwords has been replaced with facial or fingerprint recognition.

Taking this idea to the next level is a great open source Rust-based utility called WSL Hello sudo. This is a pluggable authentication module (PAM) that makes it possible to use Windows Hello authentication in Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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76 percent of US employees have inappropriate access to sensitive files

A new report from vArmour shows that 76 percent of employees have inappropriate access to a sensitive file, and 76 percent were granted inappropriate access to sensitive files within the past year.

IT leaders surveyed also expressed concern about inappropriate or malicious access to applications and data, with 47 percent concerned about malicious actors impersonating employees and 41 percent concerned about inappropriate access to sensitive information.

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Business applications targeted in phishing campaigns

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Business-related applications such as Zoom, Microsoft and DocuSign, now account for 45 percent of impersonation-related phishing attacks as cybercriminals seek to cash in on the vulnerabilities of remote work.

This is one of the findings of a new report from email security company GreatHorn which collected data from over 580 participants working across a diverse set of roles within the information technology security market.

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Under a quarter of businesses properly support knowledge work

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Only 23 percent of knowledge workers say their organization is ahead of the curve in digital capabilities to support knowledge work according to a new survey.

The study from iManage shows 68 percent of knowledge workers believe 'information contained in digital documents and files' is vital to their business. Respondents rate contracts, emails, and spreadsheets as the three most important sources of digital information.

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Online banking fraud attempts soar in 2020

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Hot on the heels of yesterday's study revealing a lack of trust in online banking a report out today shows a 250 percent increase in attempted online banking fraud last year.

The research from Feedzai shows a 200 percent increase in mobile banking use, but both telephone and branch fraud rates dropping to lower levels than they had been before the pandemic.

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