Yubico Adds Biometric Authentication Security Keys

Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, announced new biometric authentication security keys today. Dubbed the YubiKey Bio Series, these new security keys come in USB-A and USB-C variants and are designed for desktop platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS, as well as desktop web browsers…

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Microsoft Announces Coming Skype Features

In an unexpected twist, Microsoft announced today that it is planning several new features for Skype, its consumer communications platform. What’s so unexpected about that, you ask? Well, Microsoft has been planning to kill off Skype in lieu of Microsoft Teams for years. But now it says that Skype is…

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Google Highlights Some Chrome Experiments

Google will release Chrome 93 later today, but for now, the online giant is highlighting some probable future features, now available in the Beta channel. “When we work on new features for Chrome, we rely on feedback from the millions of people who use it every day,” Google’s Chris Nguyen…

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Google Announces New Timeline for Privacy Sandbox

This evening, Google announced a new and more detailed timeline for implementing its Privacy Sandbox, which includes FLoC and Fledge. “The Privacy Sandbox proposals are in various stages of development,” the Privacy Sandbox website notes. “This timeline reflects when we expect new technologies will be ready to support key use…

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Google Releases Chrome 92

Google announced the release of Chrome 92 today, which arrives with new privacy protection and battery-saving features. “For most people, internet browsers like Chrome act as a window to the web, where you can read the latest news, find the perfect gift, or finally cross that task off your to-do…

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Visual Studio Code Now Includes Built-In JavaScript Debugging

Extensibility is one of the key advantages of Visual Studio Code, but JavaScript debugging is so common that Microsoft now builds it into the code editor. “If you’re debugging JavaScript in Visual Studio Code you probably have used either the Chrome Debugger or the Microsoft Edge Debugger extension,” the Microsoft…

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Opera Optimizes Its Android Browser for Chromebooks

Opera is offering up an odd proposition: Sure, use a Chromebook. But use Opera instead of Chrome. The Android version of Opera. “Opera is now the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks,” Opera’s Stefan Stjernelund writes. “The Opera Browser brings many unique features previously unavailable on the Chrome OS…

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Neeva is Yet Another Search Engine Not Named Google

The search wars are heating up. A new paid contender, called Neeva, was started by former Googlers and is ad-free and private. “The current state of search is broken,” the Neeva teams explains. “Mainstream search engines no longer primarily serve the user. They are littered with advertisements, burying organic search…

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