Roku Announces New 4K Streaming Sticks and Set-Top Box

Not to be outdone by Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Roku has announced new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+ models, plus a new Roku Ultra LT set-top box. “The Roku Streaming Stick has been a fan favorite for years and we’ve redesigned it in the…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 91 with Windows SSO Support

Mozilla has released Firefox 91 and one of the key new features is single sign-on support for consumer and commercial Microsoft accounts. “Firefox version 91.0 [was] first offered to Release channel users on August 10, 2021,” the Firefox 91 release notes explain. “We’d like to extend a special thank you…

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ExpressVPN Offers a More Modern VPN Protocol

ExpressVPN has announced the immediate availability of Lightway, a faster and more reliable VPN protocol that’s backed by an independent security audit. “ExpressVPN is constantly innovating in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make our services—and indeed all VPNs—more secure,” ExpressVPN explains. “That’s a key reason we developed Lightway:…

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U.S. Accuses China of Hacking Microsoft

The United States, in concert with the EU, UK, and NATO, has formally charged China with orchestrating the February and March ransomware attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers. “Responsible states do not indiscriminately compromise global network security nor knowingly harbor cybercriminals — let alone sponsor or collaborate with them,” U.S. Secretary…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 90

Mozilla Firefox 90 supports background updating, HTTPS-only exceptions, Print to PDF improvements, and private browsing improvements. Here’s a rundown of the new features and changes. Background updating. This Windows-only feature checks for, downloads, and installs updates in the background automatically when Firefox is not running. By default, it will check…

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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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Brave Launches a Search Engine

Privacy-focused web browser maker Brave has announced a beta version of its privacy-focus search engine, Brave Search. “Brave Search is the industry’s most private search engine, as well as the only independent search engine, giving users the control and confidence they seek in alternatives to big tech,” Brave co-founder and…

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