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Cracking the message in a bottle

Cracking the message in a bottle
Between 2016 and 2019, a number of bottles washed ashore in Hamburg, each containing an ‘uncrackable’ message By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 14:32 Later this week on 28 January, the National Museum of Computing will host a virtual talk exploring the world of unsolvable encryption codes. The “uncrackable” encrypted messages found…

Are banks overburdened with responsibility for money lost to online scams?

Are banks overburdened with responsibility for money lost to online scams?
Aris Suwanmalee - stock.adobe.co Bank boss calls for cross-industry cooperation to reduce scams that trick people into making instant payments online By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 25 Jan 2021 14:05 A digital bank boss has called for social media companies to share responsibility for losses to consumers duped into transferring money…

Executive interview: Antony Roberts, Audi

Executive interview: Antony Roberts, Audi
The head of digital at Audi UK discusses how the luxury car company has revamped its online presence as it shifts gear to drive online sales By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 13:00 A recent paper from McKinsey suggests that car sales will become an omni-channel business. The idea of taking the…

Easily accessible digital skills training among government’s updated education plan

Easily accessible digital skills training among government’s updated education plan
The government has released a whitepaper detailing plans for skills reforms to encourage lifelong learning, including making digital skills more easily accessible for adults By Clare McDonald, Business Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 11:15 The government aims to make gaining essential digital skills in adulthood easier, according to its latest whitepaper. The Skills for jobs:…

Many teachers find online lessons difficult

Many teachers find online lessons difficult
Lots of teachers found it difficult to deliver lessons online during the first lockdown, with many students without access to tech, says Ecclesiastical By Clare McDonald, Business Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 10:15 A large number of teachers are finding it difficult to deliver lessons online, with one of the biggest challenges being the number…

Wacom’s pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks

Wacom’s pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks
Wacom To make everything work, you simply connect the pen tablet to your Chromebook through a USB-A port. There’s no need to install any separate drivers or software. What’s more, you don’t even need to charge the stylus as it works without a battery, and if own a Chromebook that already comes with a USI-compatible…

What’s on TV this week: ‘The Medium’ and ‘Resident Alien’

What’s on TV this week: ‘The Medium’ and ‘Resident Alien’
Blu-ray, video on-demand & Games Doom Patrol (S2) The Ascent (Criterion) Batman: Soul of the Dragon (4K) Snowpiercer (S1) The Yakuza Remastered Collection (PC, Xbox One - 1/28) The Medium (PC, Xbox Series X/S - 1/28) Heaven's Vault (Switch) The Pedestrian (PS4/PS5) Gods Will Fall (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) Tuesday Lovestruck in the City,…

Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK
There are sections for various topics including science and tech, business, entertainment, health and sport. You'll be able to select which stories, topics and publishers you want to see in the tab and hide ones that you don't. Your News Feed will still include articles shared by people and pages you follow. Facebook The company…

Amazon removes militia-associated charity groups from Smile program

Amazon removes militia-associated charity groups from Smile program
Amazon has removed five groups that appear to be associated with the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, two militias the FBI is investigating for their alleged involvement in the January 6th US Capitol attack. Since 2013, the company has allowed charities to collect donations through the initiative. By buying an eligible product through the company,…

Apple shuffles hardware execs to make room for a mysterious new...

Apple shuffles hardware execs to make room for a mysterious new project
Replacing Riccio on Apple’s executive team is John Ternus, who has been the VP of hardware engineering since 2013, and is noted as a key figure in Apple’s rollout of its new M1 CPUs. Meanwhile, Riccio will still hold the title of vice president of engineering and “play an instrumental role in shaping the future…

Why your browser’s password manager isn’t good enough

Why your browser’s password manager isn’t good enough
Standalone password managers work better, and extend beyond your browser Rob Schultz / IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Back in the day, conventional wisdom said to never store your passwords in your browsers. That’s not true anymore. Modern browsers are much more…

Corsair’s new mid-tower cases make personalizing a PC build even easier

Corsair’s new mid-tower cases make personalizing a PC build even easier
The white version of the 5000X looks particularly promising for creative expression. Alaina (and a special guest star) check out Corsair's new 5000 series cases announced during CES 2021. Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Back in September, Corsair launched its 4000 series—three new…