How to check if someone else accessed your Google account

Review your recent Gmail access, browser sign-in history, and Google account activity to make sure no one other than you has used your account.

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Whenever a computer is out of your direct view and control, there’s always a chance that someone other than you can gain access. A person who returns from a trip might wonder if their computer and accounts have been accessed during their absence. A person might notice odd activity in Gmail, not aware that their password has been made public (or “pwned“). Or, in some cases, a person might be surveilled by a partner, a family member, a colleague, or even an unknown party.

To secure an account, you might first change your password, enable two-factor authentication, or even enroll in Google’s Advanced Protection Program. Those steps will help you secure your account. However,

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CES 2021: All of the business tech news you need to know

Don’t miss TechRepublic’s CES 2021 coverage, which includes product announcements from Lenovo, Samsung, LG, and Dell about PCs, laptops, software, robots, monitors, and TVs.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CES 2021 is all-digital for the first time ever. The event runs from Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 14. CES has always been one of the leading tech events each year and, despite being an online-only event in 2021, thousands of products are expected to be announced. 

There are six top trends to watch for at CES 2021, according to TechRepublic’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Detwiler, Associate Managing Editor Teena Maddox, and UK Editor-in-Chief Steve Ranger. Several visionary tech and industry leaders are expected to deliver keynote speeches at CES 2021 including Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry, Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach, and more. 

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These five AI developments will shape 2021 and beyond

The year 2020 was profoundly challenging for citizens, companies, and governments around the world. As covid-19 spread, requiring far-reaching health and safety restrictions, artificial intelligence (AI) applications played a crucial role in saving lives and fostering economic resilience. Research and development (R&D) to enhance core AI capabilities, from autonomous driving and natural language processing to quantum computing, continued unabated.  

Baidu was at the forefront of many important AI breakthroughs in 2020. This article outlines five significant advances with implications for combating covid-19 as well as transforming the future of our economies and society.

1. AI and vaccine development

The trend—and why it matters. It typically takes years, if not decades, to develop a new vaccine. But by March 2020, vaccine candidates to fight covid-19 were already undergoing human tests, just three months after the first reported cases. The record speed of vaccine development was partly thanks to AI models that

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Top gaming computers released at CES 2021

This week, a number of brands have unveiled gaming computers at CES 2021. Here are some of the coolest gaming computers we’ve seen so far.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many tech conferences have been held virtually and CES 2021 is no exception. This year, the multi-day event has featured a wide range of new products and services unveilings across the tech industry including new laptops, monitors, desktops, and more. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best gaming computers revealed at CES 2021 so far.

SEE: CES 2021: The big trends for business (ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature)

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE


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On Tuesday, Acer unveiled a number of laptops including the Predator Triton 300 SE with an 11th Gen Intel Core H35 processor. The portable gaming option boasts a total weight of 3.75 pounds and measures 17.9-millimeters thick. The notebook features a 14-inch FHD display, metal

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TP-Link unveils smart dimmers, light switches, Wi-Fi systems, and doorbells at CES 2021

The new suite of smart home products is aimed at security and ease of use, the company says.


At CES 2021, TP-Link announced the release of two new networking and smart home offerings that will be available this year. 

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The company released a bevy of home-based products including the Motion-Activated Kasa Smart Dimmer Switch, the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch with three-Way Dimmer Kit, the Kasa Smart Doorbell, the Kasa Spot Pan Tilt with 24/7 Recording, the Kasa Cam Outdoor with 24/7 Recording, and the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug. 

“We are extremely proud of our new suite of smart home products that make life easier, safer and more productive for our users,” said Jeff Barney, COO of TP-Link USA, said in a statement. “These new products can effortlessly turn any home into a smart home, while providing a new level of convenience, comfort,

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