Ars Technica: Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates

Ars Technica: Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates. “Remember Google Glass—Google’s ultra-dorky, poorly supported, $1,500 face computer? Conventional wisdom said that the product was dead: it’s not sold anymore, the website was more or less shut down in 2015, its Twitter and Facebook were deleted, and the OS stopped receiving updates. But someone at Google apparently still cares about this clunky little headset, and this week the device got both a firmware update and a companion app update.”

MakeUseOf: The Total Beginner’s Guide to Using Google Home Like a Pro

MakeUseOf: The Total Beginner’s Guide to Using Google Home Like a Pro. “While the Amazon Echo has become a household name in the smart home sphere, the Google Home … isn’t far off. The Echo, powered by Alexa, has had more time to mature as a platform. But if you’re more invested in Google’s ecosystem, you’ve got an extremely fun and capable device in the Home to put to work. It even features some advantages over the Echo, like support for multiple users based solely on their voices.”

How-To Geek: How to Manually Update Your Chromebook When the Software Is Too Old

How-To Geek: How to Manually Update Your Chromebook When the Software Is Too Old. “If you buy a Chromebook that has been out for a while, there’s a small chance it could have an issue downloading the latest OS updates. Fortunately, getting your Chromebook to a completely up-to-date state isn’t impossible.”

ZDNet: CIA has been hacking into Wi-Fi routers for years, leaked documents show

ZDNet: CIA has been hacking into Wi-Fi routers for years, leaked documents show. “Leaked secret documents have revealed that the CIA has been targeting and compromising home, office, and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance. The documents, which could not be immediately verified, are part of an ongoing series of leaks released by the website WikiLeaks, revealing the work of the CIA’s elite hacking unit, dubbed the Engineering Development Group.”

Ars Technica: Play Store downloads show Google Pixel sales limited to 1 million units

Ars Technica: Play Store downloads show Google Pixel sales limited to 1 million units. “The Google Pixel, Google’s first totally self-branded phone, launched about eight months ago. Google declared itself a smartphone OEM and jumped into the world of manufacturing, but while the company’s software and optimizations have made the phone a critical success, how have the sales numbers been?”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Internet Atlas maps the physical internet to enhance security

Launched in early April, I just now heard about it. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Internet Atlas maps the physical internet to enhance security. “Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently emerged, thanks to painstaking work by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and their collaborators. Professor of Computer Sciences Paul Barford, Ph.D. candidate Ramakrishnan (Ram) Durairajan and colleagues have developed Internet Atlas, the first detailed map of the internet’s structure worldwide.”