A number of social networks one uses at once led to the multiple accounts with different logins, while the fact that the cyber attacks become more frequent resulted in the need to create different passwords for each social outlet and even online banking. However, it is really difficult to remember all of them, that is why the chip maker corporation, Intel, plans to develop prototype technology that will replace all passwords. For this purpose the company’s researchers have incorporated a tablet with a specific software and biometric sensor that perceives lines on a person’s palm.Read More
The original Google Doodle that has marked all kinds of anniversaries is now crowed with the Star Trek-esque interaction.
The letters of Google have been transformed into the crew members of Star Trek. Once you click the doodle then you will get access to the storyline along with the references of the episodes of the show. You can even find scenes that explain the entire story. The reason why Google decided to launch the Doodle was to help people in discovering different stories and take such a challenge that only Trekkies could take.Read More
The latest news from one of the Middle East countries is not very pleasant as one of the Arabic news and satellite TV channel located in Qatar was attacked by hackers. Al-Jazeera has recently informed with a help of a tweet that its mobile service was damaged. The SMS service that was broken sent three fake messages that afterwards appeared on the company’s site. The false information indicated that the prime minister of Qatar was the main goal for the assassination attempt. Such news is totally deceitful and has no real evidences. According to the numerous sources, the pro-Syrian group has already taken the responsibility for the attack. The hackers’ group is named the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).Read More
Apple’s manufacturing partner in China has come under scrutiny for its violation of labor norms once again. The company has been audited in the recent times and has been found lacking in some basic employee comforts. Employees are paid less, made to work more and in unhealthy and crowded conditions. Adding to the problem hazardous wastes were also found to be irresponsibly disposed by this Chinese firm. Apple itself had audited the firm after these accusations and before the audit Foxconn Technology announced they would increase their employee wages and cut down on the overtime hours in order to comply with the Labor laws ofChina.Read More
Video game giant Valve is going to release its first hardware product ever, and according to some reports the company will launch a “Big Picture Mode,” test that will be done using participants from the general public. This is said to be an attempt by Valve to bring video games into consumer’s living rooms. The New York Times wrote in its blog that Valve had been discussing a few ideas that it had in mind over the years but did not process yet, Valve also confirmed this. The User Interface or UI of Big Picture Mode is said to be clear and very responsive, users will have a choice to interact with Big Picture using a controller, a mouse and/or a keyboard. One of the problems that TV was facing was onscreen keyboards, an issue which Apple solved giving users a QWERTY keyboard app on the touch screen of their iPhones and iPads.
However, Valve has a different solution for the same problem; with a “lotus” style keyboard users are able to use a controller or a mouse and keyboard, when navigating through the different “petals” of the so-called lotus flower. A representative from Valve said in an interview with Kotaku that even though the new style might sound as if it’s complicated, people who start using it find it much more efficient than a QWERTY keyboard solution. Valve is promising that its Big Picture Mode will be user friendly much like Apple’s TV option. On Valve’s website it posted an article that said that the feature would come with full support for a controller, and all this will allow users to play games like football and yet still be able to play other games they like on a big screen which doesn’t require them to add anything else on it. Valve gamers will be able to get Big Picture Mode starting on September 11 on the company’s website.Read More
Nokia is going to launch its 4G versions of Lumia 920, 820, and 900 in the United Kingdom this November. It will work on the new LTE data network launched by Everything Everywhere. The Financial Times website writes that Nokia’s flagship smartphone Lumia 920 is considered to be an exclusive one for the British mobile network operator. This information is provided by an Internet resource Pocket-lint, which communicated with O2 and Vodafone’s representatives.Read More