Google to update Pixel 4 face unlock with eye detection ‘in the coming months` – The Verge

One of the headline features for the Google Pixel 4 is that it adds a new, secure face unlock feature in lieu of a fingerprint sensor. Only it turns out that “secure” is a relative term, as the phone will unlock even if your eyes are closed. Google has given us a statement promising that…

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords – Ars Technica

SMART SPIES — Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into “smart spies.” Dan Goodin – Oct 20, 2019 11:05 pm UTC By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and the…

Report: Jimi Hendrix, On Acid, Was Unbeatable At Risk – Kotaku

You may not associate Jimi Hendrix with board gaming, but as you’re about to find out, the former (and very brief) member of the 101st Airborne Division was a fiend for military strategy classic Risk.In an interview with Sirius (which actually took place last year, but only just surfaced thanks to some reddit posts), Graham…

Fallout Speedrunner “Tomatoanus” Changes Name For Upcoming Event – Kotaku

Tomatoanus, one of the best Fallout speedrunners on the planet, will be playing at January’s Awesome Games Done Quick under a different name after reaching an agreement with organisers.He’s actually already played at six Games Done Quick events in the past under the name Tomatoanus, but several of those had not displayed his runs publicly…

Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity – ZDNet

As a company, building a strong security team can be a challenge. On the flip side, if you’re looking to enter the field of cybersecurity, it can be challenging to know where to start. I had a chance to discuss both these issues with someone who’s been there, Michael Coates, Co-founder & CEO at Altitude Networks.Coates…

What’s scarier than Resident Evil 2’s Mr X? A Mr X that looks like the goose from Untitled Goose Game – GamesRadar

Home News (Image credit: @xZombieAlix | Capcom | House House) We’ve seen a lot of terrifying things come out of the PC modding community lately – for starters, we’ve seen Thomas the Tank Engine replace not one but two terrifying bosses in both Sekiro and Resident Evil 2 Remake – but now, it really feels…

Magazine advert mentions Diablo 4 ahead of BlizzCon – Video Games Chronicle

A Blizzard advert has pointed towards a possible reveal for Diablo 4.The advert for The Art of Diablo book has appeared in German magazine Game Star, claiming that the upcoming book contains “more than 500 artworks from Diablo 1, Diablo 2, Diablo 3 and Diablo 4.”According to an Amazon listing, the book is partially written…

GTA fan says they’re driving nonstop until Grand Theft Auto 6 launches – Polygon

A Grand Theft Auto superfan has kicked off a driving marathon around San Andreas, and says they’ll keep going until Grand Theft Auto 6 is launched. That seems like … a long time. And it’s well more than the endurance records of the Desert Bus for Hope gang, among others, so we’re wondering if there’s…

NASA’s InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe – Engadget

NASA’s InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars’ interior, but it hasn’t made much progress since work got started in February — it hadn’t even finished burying itself. At last, it’s making some headway. The agency has revealed that the probe, nicknamed “the…

Now might be the perfect time to buy a OG Pixelbook – Android Authority

Earlier this week Google announced the Pixelbook Go, marking its return to conventional laptop designs after a brief experiment with trying to push Chrome OS onto tablets. The new Pixelbook Go might look reminiscent of the original  2017 Pixelbook, but there’s one major difference: pricing. Instead of launching at over a grand, the Go starts…

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