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A movie each in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu, and a web series in Hindi comprise our recommendations for your weekend viewing this week on Indian OTT platforms. As ever, it's a varied mix reflecting the diversity of a country like India.
Cyberspace connects every part of civilization. It is the new map of the world. A good security segmentation (often referred to as microsegmentation or even just segmentation) strategy helps you see and control your terrain, map your own applications, and set rules for how servers interact. Rather than simply segmenting networks on a macro level, […] The post Secure Beyond Breach appeared first on Computer Business Review.
There are several steps you can take to block a number on a landline phone and reduce the amount of spam calls you receive. You can purchase a physical call-blocking device and install it onto your landline's connection, which will let you block a specific number. Make sure to add your number to the National Do Not Call Registry, which will block many of the biggest robocallers from contacting you. Your phone service provider might also offer call blocking features that you can activate on your landline for free. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Unwanted phone calls are a fact of life, with telemarketers and other spammers using robocalling systems to annoy you on both your mobile phone and landline.  Most mobile phone operators now offer services to help block spam callers. But if you're being flooded with calls on your landline phone, things are a bit more complicated. It's hard to block every unwanted call on your landline phone. But there are some definite steps you can take to stem the flow. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Uniden DCX309 Cordless Landline Phone (From $49.95 at Amazon) CPR V5000 Call Blocker (From $89.95 at Amazon) How to block a number on your landline If there's a specific phone number that you're trying to block, you'll want to use a call-blocking device. This is a gadget that you connect between the phone's wall outlet and your phone, and it's designed to intercept and then approve or block all incoming calls.  These devices, like the CPR V5000 or the Mcheeta Call Blocker, typically cost under $100 and are easy to install and configure. They may use a combination of whitelists (phone numbers you have approved) and blacklists (numbers the device has been programmed to automatically reject) to keep your phone from ringing as often.  If you're dealing with a variety of spam calls from many sources, then there's a few different ways to stop them — however, none of them are surefire solutions. If you haven't already, start by adding your phone number to the National Do Not Call Registry.  This is a database operated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and is a tool that reputable solicitors use to avoid calling people who don't want to receive those kinds of calls.  Unfortunately, only reputable companies comply with the Do Not Call Registry, so it won't stop illegal spammers. Next, contact your phone service provider and see what call-blocking services it offers. This is your best option. If your home phone is actually a VoIP (Voice over IP, or internet-based phone service) service that's bundled with your ISP's internet service, your ISP may provide some online tools for managing unwanted calls.  Even if you have a traditional landline that isn't connected to the internet, your carrier may have options for blocking unwanted calls. Often, these services come free with your plan, though there may be fees involved. One last tip: If you want to minimize the number of spam calls you receive, never interact with incoming calls you suspect are from telemarketers. If you answer a robocall, even if you hang up a second later, it increases the chances you'll be called back again in the future. Related coverage from Tech Reference: Does your iPhone charge faster on Low Power Mode? Here's what you need to know How to see messages from a blocked number on an iPhone, and filter messages from unknown senders How to block private callers from reaching your iPhone in 2 ways How to check if someone has blocked your iPhone number in a few different ways Here's what happens when you block someone's number on your iPhone SEE ALSO: The best iPhones Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
While most industries suffered during the pandemic, things went well for one technological sector: tablet computers. According to a recent report from analyst firm IDC, the global tablet market recorded 18.6% year-over-year growth in Q2 of 2020. In actual numbers, this meant there were 38.6 million tablets shipped across the world during that three month period. What’s impressive about this is the tablet market saw a decline over the two quarters prior to this, suggesting that, for once, coronavirus actually helped an industry. Who did well? Five companies dominated the tablet market, with Apple coming out at the top spot with a… This story continues at The Next Web
Donald Trump is planning to sign an order directing the ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, to "divest its ownership" in the app's US operations, according to Bloomberg. A Fox Business journalist also reports that Microsoft is interested in buying TikTok's US operations. It's unclear what power Trump has to order a foreign company to sell off a part of its business. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump is reportedly ordering the Chinese parent company behind TikTok to sell the viral app's US operations. Bloomberg reports that Trump is planning to sign an order directing ByteDance to "divest its ownership" of TikTok. The potential announcement comes weeks after the Trump administration first said publicly it was considering banning TikTok due to concerns regarding its ties to China, and the foreign government's influence and access to user data and content moderation. It's unclear what power Trump has to order ByteDance, a foreign company, to sell off part of its business, or how the people running TikTok's US operations will respond. Fox Business reporter Charles Gasparino also reported Friday that Microsoft is interested in buying TikTok's US operations. An announcement on Trump's plan could be made as soon as Friday, Bloomberg reports. Microsoft and TikTok did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Ever since TikTok came to the US in 2018 and found a rabid userbase of more than 80 million, questions have  been raised regarding the amount of access and influence the Chinese government is afforded over TikTok user data and content moderation because of ByteDance. But TikTok's China ties have attracted more attention in recent months as the president and his administration have said they're weighing a ban on the app over those security concerns.  As part of its efforts to demonstrate its distance from China, TikTok named a new CEO in June: Kevin Mayer, a decades-long Disney executive who is based out of TikTok's US headquarters in Los Angeles.  This story is developing...Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
(Florida State University) A new study from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering shows how upcoming technological advances could make wind energy a hot commodity in the Sunshine State.
Internal Amazon emails were released as part of a Congressional hearing on tech antitrust Wednesday, which featured testimony from CEO Jeff Bezos. Some of those emails show how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2017 strategized about how to negotiate a lower price for Ring, the smart doorbell company it would ultimately acquire in 2018 for $1 billion.  They also show Bezos saying that the decision to buy Ring was based on its "market position – not technology." At the hearing, Bezos testified market position is "one of the primary things that one would look at in an acquisition." Are you an Amazon Web Services employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Internal Amazon emails released as part of a Congressional tech antitrust hearing Wednesday provide insight into the company's $1 billion acquisition of home-security camera company Ring. The messages show how CEO Jeff Bezos strategized on how to lower the price of the deal, and that his interest in Ring was because of its "market position – not technology." The emails, from late 2017, show Amazon leaders were hesitant to buy the company including because of the potential price, but ultimately Bezos wanted to move forward Ring because already had a firm foothold in the nascent market for smart home gear. Amazon announced plans to buy Ring in early 2018, though it's not clear from the emails if that's lower than the security camera company's asking price.  "I'd buy it right now," Bezos said of Ring in a December 2017 email after receiving an update about the acquisition from Amazon devices and services chief Dave Limp. "To be clear, my view here is that we're buying market position — not technology. And that market position and momentum is very valuable." Bezos addressed the email when questioned during Wednesday's hearing, in which he testified alongside CEOs from Amazon, Facebook, and Google. He said market position is "one of the primary things that one would look at in an acquisition." "Sometimes we're trying to buy some technology or some [intellectual property]. Sometimes it's a talent acquisition, but the most common cases market position that the company has traction with customers, they have built a service, maybe they were the first mover," he said. "There could be a number of reasons why they have that market position, but that's a very common reason to acquire a company." Bezos in the December 2017 email thread also suggested Amazon could offer better terms on funding for Ring's upcoming Series E round, set to close the following day, "so we don't make the acquisition too expensive for ourselves." Dollar amounts are redacted in the email. Bezos references "tomorrow's hundred million," and data from PitchBook estimates Ring's Series E round was $160 million — though it does not appear that Amazon invested in that round. Additional emails exchanges show Amazon leaders debated about the acquisition, which was internally called "Project Darwin," but decided to move forward because of Ring's market position. "Ring is hard, just in terms of total dollars. But they are doing something right given happy customers and high growth rate," Jeff Helbling, an Amazon VP and Bezos' so-called "shadow adviser" at the time, wrote in an October 2017 email. "Feed good about moving forward with Ring due diligence, willing to pay for market position as it's hard to catch the leader." Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message her on Twitter @ashannstew, or send her a secure message through Signal at 425-344-8242.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why American sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as European sunscreens
True, you can prevent back pain by lifting with your legs, not your back. However, you can easily haul heavy tools and materials with a garden utility cart. This essential gardener’s tool is also handy for lugging sports equipment, picnic bundles, and beach-day essentials. We researched the top garden utility carts to help you decide […] The post The best garden carts for your backyard load-bearing tasks appeared first on 21Oak.
(RMIT University) A recycled blend developed by Australian researchers brings together construction and tyre waste, to deliver both environmental and engineering benefits.The material offers a zero-waste solution to a massive environmental challenge - construction, renovation and demolition account for about 50% of the waste produced annually worldwide, while around 1 billion scrap tyres are generated globally each year.
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Microsoft paid at least $270 million in stock to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a London-based company that provides software for telecommunications companies. The company in a recent filing disclosed it paid the stock as a "portion" of the transaction price, but declined to disclose additional financial terms in response to a Business Insider inquiry. The acquisition comes just months after Microsoft likely paid more than $1 billion for 5G software company Affirmed Networks. Microsoft is competing with rival Amazon Web Services to establish dominance in the lucrative telecom sector, which is seen as a ripe market for cloud computing services amid the transition to 5G. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft paid at least $270 million in stock to acquire cloud-based communications software company Metaswitch Networks, according to a recent filing — showing the company's strategy to compete with cloud rival Amazon Web Services by luring telecom customers as they build out their 5G networks. Microsoft disclosed the company paid $270,255,106 in stock as part of the deal to buy Metaswitch, which provides software for telecommunications companies. It's unclear if, or how much, cash was involved. Microsoft declined to comment on financial terms of the deal, which closed July 14. Microsoft's Metaswitch acquisition came just a few months after the company acquired 5G software company Affirmed Networks. Microsoft didn't disclose the acquisition price, but Bloomberg reported the company paid $1.35 billion, citing unnamed sources. An Affirm Networks investor also tweeted the deal was a "unicorn" acquisition, seeming to imply it was valued at more than $1 billion, as CNBC noted. Futurum Research analyst Ron Westfall, according to research notes in recent months, views the acquisitions as a strategy to compete in cloud computing with AWS, which he has said has a "vast foothold in the telecom sector." The Affirmed Networks acquisition will help Microsoft "boost its Azure competitive arsenal in order to better target the operator space," while both acquisitions together are "a clear signal to the entire 5G ecosystem that it is doubling down on its Azure cloud platform to drive more 5G-[Internet of Things] and networking edge computing services." Westfall told Business Insider $270 million seems like a "reasonable amount" for Microsoft to pay for Metaswitch. "I don't think Microsoft really needed to sweeten the deal beyond that," he said. Microsoft has a new approach to tailor its products and services to specific industries. For example, the company in May introduced its first industry-specific cloud, for health care customers, and recent notable hires suggest other industries could come next. 5G could also be key to Microsoft's strategy around so-called "edge computing." Edge computing basically means processing data on the devices themselves, instead of offsite in the cloud. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company designed its entire cloud business around this concept of an ever-expanding set of connected devices that process data locally and work in tandem with the cloud. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message her on Twitter @ashannstew, or send her a secure message through Signal at 425-344-8242.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airline
CES 2021 will no longer be held in person, with the Consumer Technology Association confirming today that it is switching to an all-digital version of the annual tech event. The CTA had faced growing calls for the January show to be cancelled, given the ongoing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, but until today had been insisting that it could safely … Continue reading
As with any LG smartphone, the LG Velvet launched with mostly positive feedback and so far negligible sales. While a departure from LG’s years-old design, its latest mid-range smartphone under a new naming convention may have not impressed buyers with its actually capable processor. The good news is that LG has silently launched a variant running on a Snapdragon 800 … Continue reading
(Center of Diagnostics and Telemedicine) The use of computed tomography in outpatient computed tomography centers (OCTC) is entirely consistent with the clinical data and global best practices. This is also an effective tool for diagnosing the coronavirus infection COVID-19
Things have come full circle in the mobile payments industry. What started out as a move away not just from cash but even from plastic has now embraced the latter again. Apple started out with a contact-less Apple Pay but eventually moved to releasing a physical Apple Card so it’s not exactly surprising to hear that Samsung would be following … Continue reading
Who needs $60 PC games? These 12 cheap PC games have everything you need for under $20, no sale necessary.
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(Virginia Tech) In Cheng and Zhou's method, all of the contents of a sampling droplet can be detected, and there is no extraction or other tedious procedures.
The work could offer helpful clues in developing an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
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