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Don't Zoom off elsewhere: Google plugs video-chat service Meet into Gmail as user eyes start wandering
Re: Never, Ever Buying Bose Again...
Is the answer not in the article, that they didn't actually change anything to do with the ANC.
I have seen this in desktop support, you tell users that you are going to do something and don't do it for some reason. Suddenly they are all logging tickets saying "since the change such and such hasn't worked", even though there was no change.
What ever it was either is working fine, or had been broken for ages but the idea that we had changed something prompt them to notice it.
Where's the best place to add Mentos to Diet Coke for the most foam? How big are the individual bubbles? Has science gone too far?
Marriott Hotels hacked AGAIN: Two compromised employee logins abused to siphon off 5.2m guests' personal info
Yeah, that Zoom app you're trusting with work chatter? It lives with 'vampires feeding on the blood of human data'
Reach for the sky: Pixar founders win Turing Award for pioneering 3D animation – and getting rid of jagged edges
Oh, we may have found the COVID-19 silver lining: Coronavirus pandemic halts Xerox hostile takeover of HP
Hey, friends. We know it's a crazy time for the economy, but don't forget to enable 2FA for payments by Saturday
Re: 10,000 or 596?
It is quite simple, the number of cases were someone has been tested and tested positive is 596.
10,000 is the expected number of actual cases that there in the UK allowing for the fact that the majority of people with symptoms aren't being tested and allowing for people who are infected and not yet showing symptoms.
Computer, deactivate self-destruct system requirement, says Sonos... were it on a starship in space, and not a smart-speaker slinger
I am probably coming across as a Sonos apologist, but for those who have suggested possible alternatives none of them come near the Sonos experience and especially not for non-technical people.
The multi room side of Sonos gives perfectly in sync sound across rooms, the set up is user friendly and simple, adding music services is also user friendly and simple.
The sound quality out of the "Play" speakers is good enough for most people under most circumstances and the "Connect" is there for those that want better quality from their existing speakers and amps.
Management seems set on destroying the reputation of the product with these announcements and then retractions though
Electro-smog, govt snooping be damned. Two thirds of folks polled worldwide would trade in their mobes for 5G kit
Drones must be constantly connected to the internet to give Feds real-time location data – new US govt proposal
That assumes that there aren't any legitimate uses for guns.
So no target sports, no hunting to manage populations of animals (e.g. deer), no pest control, etc.
I think in the UK our gun control is close to being right, although it is a bit odd that the Olympic pistol shooting is effectively banned in the UK (apart from oddities like Northern Ireland).
Social media notifications of the future: Ranger tagged you in a photo with Tessadora, Wrenlow, Faelina and Graylen
Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons
Re: Makes logitech look like....
The reason for the popularity is non-techies.
I got some initially for my mother as she was struggling to control her DAB radio as she lost motor control, the Sonos app on a large iPad solved that instantly.
I inherited them and my technophobic other half has no issues finding and playing music, creating playlists, have the music move around the house with her etc.
At this point I am not sure that I would buy any more kit from them (was looking at getting a "connect" so it will play through the higher quality amp and speakers in the living room) which is a shame as they did perfectly well for a non-audiophile.
You used to have "hacker" as someone that could do cool things with computers that they weren't originally expected to do, this is the sense it is used if those horrible "life hack" videos people keep posting on YouTube and FaceBook.
Then you had a cracker, which was someone that cracked security systems to break their way in.
Over time main stream media just used hacker for anything related to doing something dodgy with computers and that is now how it is used by the general public.
Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption
This is also a system for GPs, right? UK doctors seek clarity over Health dept's £40m single sign-on funding
Someone needs to go back to school: Texas district fleeced for $2.3m after staff fall for devious phishing email
If at first you don't succeed, pry, pry again: Feds once again demand Apple unlock encrypted iPhones in yet another terrorism case
iFixit surgeons dissect Apple's pricey Mac Pro: Industry standard sockets? Repair diagrams? Who are you and what have you done to Apple?
IT isn't supposed to stand for Insider Trading... Palo Alto Networks sysadmin and pals accused of $7m shares caper
Re: "There is no escape from collaboration"
We have only been using it a few weeks but I don't have all the issues that you seem to (I am running the Windows client).
In chat you can add multiple people to the chat, it isn't intuitive, you have to click a strange people icon at the top right of the chat.
I work in UK English, so type things like colour and haven't yet have it flag up anything that I have correctly typed as being misspelt.
I do agree that one thing at a time in one window needs to be resolved, and that there are lots of other things that can be improved.
After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta... straight into ad giant's graveyard
No wonder cops are so keen on Ring – they can slurp your doorbell footage with few limits, US senators complain
Re: The un-named PR gave half an answer of course
If you are somewhere with no exception of privacy you can be photographed or recorded with out your permission. This is why street photography of and dashcams etc. are legal.
If you are then storing or publishing the images/video then you start to look at GDPR type issues if there is personally identifiable information in them.