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How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

Today, 04:29 PM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

I don't know if you heard, but that solar eclipse wasn't the only significant event of the day. Today also marked the official unveiling of Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release — the software previously known only as "Android O" (oh, yes).

While Google's own Pixel and Nexus devices are almost always first in line for a fresh Android rollout, this year's dessert-themed delight isn't actually quite ready to be served to everyone just yet. Google says it's in the midst of "carrier testing" with the Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Oreo builds and expects to start sending updates out to those devices soon.

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Firefox Not Supporting Live Streaming HTML5

Today, 01:49 PM

Posted by V.T. Eric Layton in Social Media
Hmm... I found out today that my Firefox doesn't support live streaming of html5 videos. Phooey! I guess I'll have to watch the NOVA special presentation about the eclipse later tonight on PBS.


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NIST: In mobile authentication, think hardware, not software

Today, 06:00 AM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

Retail is in an awkward in-between stage when it comes to online security. In shifting their purchasing to online options, shoppers are using both desktop computers and mobile devices. Had they moved straight to mobile, authentication options would be numerous, including selfies and other biometric authentication such as fingerprints.

But the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is trying to bolster security and authentication on desktops and mobile devices. It was spurred to tackle its Multifactor Authentication for e-Commerce project because of the realization that increased security in the physical world (with such steps as cards with EMV chips) means thieves are going to start to focus more on card-not-present transactions.

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