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10/22/2020

Google is reportedly testing a Nest Hub feature, code-named Blue Steel, that would trigger Assistant when users are near, removing the need to use a vocal wake word. The feature is thought to rely on ultrasound sensing or facial recognition, both of which the user can disable.

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10/22/2020

This eBook looks at control room applications across verticals including signage, education, and emergency ops as well as new products for control rooms.

10/22/2020

Target won't open its doors early on Black Friday or offer traditional doorbuster deals, to limit crowds because of the coronavirus crisis. Stores will open at 7 a.m., employees will limit the number of in-store shoppers, and customers will be able to check line status and reserve a spot remotely.

10/22/2020
By Steve Greenblatt, CTS
Although some tech managers are moving away from relying on outside resources, it's nearly impossible to be an expert at everything and deliver it at scale. Here are some useful tips to help increase the success of projects while working with an integrator.
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10/22/2020

To create a "human firewall" at a company, cyberawareness must be ingrained in the culture, writes security consultant Aamir Lakhani. In this commentary, Lakhani outlines four areas in which to educate workers: multifactor authentication; how to identify attacks, including ensuring others in the home are knowledgeable; password security; and upgrading home networks with a security application.

10/22/2020

Remote work will be the norm for the foreseeable future, per Cisco's survey of 3,000 IT professionals around the world. In a separate report, 2,600 adults from Asia, Europe, South America and North America report unease with the systems they use for work and nearly half question how well their data is protected.

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TechRepublic
10/22/2020

A single-day virtual expo for digital signage professionals set to take place March 4, 2021, The Digital Signage Event will get into the nitty-gritty of the digital signage world, covering everything from Digital out of Home (DOOH) to video walls and content creation. Register now to take advantage of the fully-featured exhibit hall with major manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations -- plus real-time networking opportunities and a Passport to Prizes competition.

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AV Network
10/22/2020

WordPress has pushed out a forced security update for the Loginizer plug-in, which is active on more than 1 million websites, due to a dangerous SQL injection bug on old versions of the plugin that hackers could use to compromise websites. The bug is said to be one of the most serious in a WordPress plug-in in several years.

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ZDNet
10/22/2020

Kite, the artificial-intelligence-based tool that suggests code snippets for developers, has added support for 11 more programming languages, including TypeScript, Java, HTML/CSS, Kotlin and Scala. The tool has also been enhanced in terms of user experience, offering a less distracting interface and more relevant completions.

10/22/2020

Cranborne Audio's new EC1 unit preamp, analog saturation processor and headphone amp is intended for recordists and podcasters.

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Podcast Pro