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Moscow takes crown for world’s most traffic congested city, LA tops US cities

TomTom’s annual index finds a significant decrease in traffic during rush hour due to the pandemic lockdowns.

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Moscow has the dubious distinction of being the most traffic congested city in the world in 2020, dismantling Bengaluru, India, which was the most congested in 2019 and fell to 6th place. Los Angeles topped the list of cities in the US, according to the 10th annual TomTom Traffic Index, which details the traffic situation in over 400 cities in 57 countries.

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Although the ranking of the world’s most congested cities has shifted very little from 2019, the significant change is how far congestion levels have fallen due to the global pandemic, TomTom said. Out of the 416 cities included in the index, 387 saw a significant decrease (average of 21%) in congestion, and a 28% average decrease in

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At CES 2021, Intel announces 50 new processors for business users, gamers, and students

The hardware maker plans to release more than 500 new designs for laptops and desktops in 2021.

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Intel has plans for  50 new processors for a variety of users and more than 500 new designs for both laptops and desktops, according to executive vice president Gregory Bryant. He shared Intel’s roadmap for the vPro platform at a virtual CES 2021 session and described new products for every kind of computer user, from kids taking online classes to business professionals working with sensitive data. 

Bryant shared the virtual CES stage with several colleagues and partners on Monday as the company described its latest products. Partners ranged from Accenture to Chance the Rapper. Here are the highlights of the company’s processor news.

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For business users, Intel announced the 11th Gen Intel vPro platform that combines high performance and hardware-based security. Intel Hardware Shield uses silicon-enabled artificial

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CES 2021: Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 smart glasses offer AR experiences across industries

The AR capabilities allow companies to deploy “customized virtual monitors,” assist with training, and provide video-enabled “remote expert use cases,” according to the company.

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In recent months, organizations around the globe have adopted remote work policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in-house. At the same time, a number of annual conferences have also been held virtually as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and CES 2021 is no different. Each year, the multi-day event features innumerable product and service unveilings across the tech sector. On Sunday, ahead of this year’s kickoff, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkReality A3, a pair of smart glasses offering augmented reality (AR) experiences for a host of occupational settings.

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CES 2021: Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 smart glasses

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Organizations are deploying AR and mixed reality (MR) capabilities

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Improve your vendor management strategy with these planning and policy resources

Investing time and effort into this process gives you an insurance policy against higher costs and missed milestones.

Managing vendors can be  a tedious–albeit–important job. Tracking and organizing your contracts and vendor expectations can save money and avoid headaches. 

What does your vendor management strategy look like? Do you store all of the relevant information in one place? What does your contract lifecycle management system look like? Who on your team manages supplier relationships? If you don’t have quick answers to these questions, it sounds like you need to revisit your vendor management strategy. 

Companies that have a handle on this crucial business task have documented processes at each stage of the contract and vendor lifecycle. There’s even a plan in place to identify and resolve problems with suppliers. 

Many contracts have the option to renew during Q1 or at the end of the fiscal year. The following planner and

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How to create and manage widgets on your iPhone or iPad

You can set up and control widgets to quickly access key apps and information on your Apple device.

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For the latest version of iOS (and iPadOS), Apple has beefed up the widget feature with more options and greater flexibility. You can now more easily add and remove widgets, change their size and layout, and move them from one spot to another. Let’s see how this works.

SEE: Apple iOS 14: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

First, make sure you’re running the latest version of iOS/iPadOS on your device. Go to Settings and then General and then Software Update. Download and install the latest update if prompted.

Swipe all the way to the right until you see the widgets screen with individual widgets for calendar, weather, news, and other apps. Swipe down the screen and tap the Edit button. Review the widgets and tap the minus symbol

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Homebrew: How to install exploit tools on macOS

We’ll guide you through the process of using Homebrew package manager to install security tools on macOS to exploit vulnerabilities found in your Apple equipment.

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In this follow-up to the installing security tools on macOS via Homebrew series, we’ll be looking at various applications that can be used to exploit any vulnerabilities that have been found after performing an assessment using scanning tools to determine what—if any—issues exist. 

While some pentesters find this to be the fun part of the project, exploiting the vulnerabilities found to see how the devices respond and react to attacks, it’s important to not let the fun factor associated with this part of the campaign to overtake the true purpose of this phase: To verify the information retrieved during the assessment phase is accurate.

SEE: Cybersecurity: Let’s get tactical (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

This is another step along the path to completing a

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