Logitech discontinues Harmony remotes

It is the end of an era: Logitech has announced that it will no longer produce its Harmony range of universal remotes. The company says, however, that the decision to discontinue production of the devices will not affect current owners, as support will continue. No reason has been given for the decision, and the remaining stock of devices will remain on sale until the entire inventory is gone. Just don’t expect any refunds or compensation. While the termination of the Harmony range will come as bad news for fans of a universal remotes, it is not entirely surprising. There have… [Continue Reading]

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NYT: ‘If You Care About Privacy, It’s Time to Try a New Web Browser’

This week the lead consumer technology writer for The New York Times urged readers to switch their browser from Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge to a private browser.

“For about a week, I tested three of the most popular options — DuckDuckGo, Brave and Firefox Focus. Even I was surprised that I eventually switched to Brave as the default browser on my iPhone.”
Firefox Focus, available only for mobile devices like iPhones and Android smartphones, is bare-bones. You punch in a web address and, when done browsing, hit the trash icon to erase the session. Quitting the app automatically purges the history. When you load a website, the browser relies on a database of trackers to determine which to block.

The DuckDuckGo browser, also available only for mobile devices, is more like a traditional browser. That means you can bookmark your favorite sites and open multiple browser tabs. When you use

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