A month ago, a Rochester Technology Institude professor wanted to debate if users should be punished if they get get hacked. This professor wanted to raise more awareness regarding users’ computer routines and how them would affect their security. One of the most recommended routine which users thought would decrease their vulnerability is changing their passwords frequently. It turns out, an FTC (Federal Trade Commision) Chief Technologist doesn’t agree and in fact, advises against frequent password changing.
Full article “Changing your password frequently is not such a good idea”
In less than 12h, a petition has been started on the web asking Niantic’s CEO, John Hanke to reinstate PokeVision (a web application which allowed Pokemon Go players to locate pokemons in their nearby area or a targeted zone).
Full article “Pokemon Go players are signing a petition asking PokeVision reinstatement”
You already know what augmented reality is and where it can take us. It’s a technology which Pokemon Go just started amplifying on top of Google Maps. Like no other application out there. Someone you know is already probably playing it. That much this game influenced the world and that’s just the beginning of Pokemon Go which, by the way, is one of the most popular smartphone applications in the world right now even if it’s currently available only for Android.
Full article “Applications created using Pokemon Go’s popularity”
Started in 2014, Niftio is an awesome presentation web application by allowing users to either create their presentation from scratch or choose from the tens of free templates in various categories like business, travel, photography, portofolios, startups, etc..
Full article “Create and play via remote control stunning presentations with Niftio”
Glenn McDonald, the principal engineer of The Echo Nest, created project called Every Noise at Once which is a worldwide map of currently 1494 music genres and it is based on Spotify data.
Full article “Discover new music and the origin of it with Every Noise at Once”
Swinbox has been created due to the fact that “professionals spend an average of 4h/day managing an average of 120 e-mails, of which only 14% are important”.
Full article “Swinbox, the smart e-mail client”
The above infopgrahic recently published by Statista reveals information about the top 10 countries using unlincensed/pirated software and how much each country is losing because of it. And countries like Indonesia, China and Russia are in the top 3 with the most unlicensed software installed.
Full article “Top 10 countries using unlicensed or pirated software and the cost of it”
“Experience community and find where you belong.” Imzy is a platform for communities, a platform which aims to be this safe place where diversified communities can actually grow. Founded in 2015 by a team of 6 former Reddit employees and with 3 millions in funding is now trying with Dan McComas as the CEO of the platform to bring people together and share opinions, collaborate on common goals.
Full article “Imzy, the place for actual community growing”
On June 23rd, BitTorrent launched BitTorrent Now which is a streaming option of the company’s Bundle offerings through which users can discover underground music and videos or to “experience music and video from the underground artists you don’t know about yet”.
BitTorrent Now is an ad-supported platform, formed by BitTorrent’s Bundle offerings and now, streaming option too. And just a few days ago it started inviting users to join the platform.
Full article “Discover underground music and videos with BitTorrent Now”
An interesting idea has been put “out there in the world” by a Rochester Technology Institute professor, Josephine Wolff, during the Aspen Ideas Festival 2016, an idea which could teach the regular users how to protect their devices against bad-intended people: what if users would get punished for being hacked?
Full article “Should the users be punished if they get hacked?”