Computers Might Be Able To Smell In The Near Future

Word has recently leaked out about an interesting project that’s ongoing at Intel’s research labs. The company has apparently built an algorithm that mirrors the brain’s activity to detect and identify smells. The company developed a computer chip for the project. Called a “neuromorphic” chip, it was designed to allow a computer to process information the same way that a …

Message Recall Feature May Be Added To Office 365

For a while now, Microsoft Outlook users have enjoyed a highly popular addition to their email service. In a nutshell, it allows them to recall messages that have been sent using Outlook, which is an Exchange Online hosted cloud email service for business. They can un-send the emails, provided that the recipient is using Outlook and the messages haven’t been …

Hackers Are Already Targeting Disney Plus Accounts

In case you weren’t already aware, Disney recently launched a new video streaming service called Disney+ which has been driving Netflix and other established streaming services crazy with fear and apprehension since it was first announced. If the early indications are any clue, Netflix has little to worry about, but Disney has their hands full. Mere hours after the service …

New Office 365 Feature May Prevent Questionable Emails

Microsoft continues their war against spam and phishing emails with the rollout of a new feature in Office 365 called ‘Unverified Sender’. It is designed to help Outlook users identify emails that may contain poisoned files or requests for personal or sensitive information that could be used to steal a user’s identity. The company had this to say about the …

 Will We Control Computers With Our Brains Soon?

Over the years, Facebook has made several high-profile acquisitions, with one of their most recent being the acquisition of Oculus Rift for a staggering two billion dollars.  Now, rumors are swirling that the company is on track to buy another innovative startup, CTRL-Labs. They are the makers of an innovative device worn at the wrist that uses brain waves to …

WiFi 6 Is The Latest In Wireless Technology Advances

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about standards or the organizations that maintain and push them forward.  Standards just aren’t very interesting, which is why they don’t get a lot of press time.  That’s exactly why when the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that they’re soon to be launching their new Wi-Fi 6 Certification Program, it didn’t make the …

USB 4 Is Coming, And It Will Be Much Faster

USB four has been in the pipeline for quite some time now. Finally, in the second half of 2020, we’ll start seeing devices coming to market that take advantage of the new and improved technology.  Based on Thunderbolt 3 technology, the latest iteration of the tech will boast transfer speeds of up to 40 Gigabytes Per Second. Currently, those kinds …

New Charging Cables Could Hack Your Devices

A security researcher known as “_MG_” on Twitter has invented a modified Apple Lightning cable that could allow a hacker to remotely access any Mac computer using them.  He demonstrated his new invention, dubbed the “OM.G Cable” at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas recently. The Lightning Cable is used by Apple owners to charge their devices and …

Android Devices May Soon Get New Fast Sharing Feature

Google’s first attempt at making it possible for Android users to share files with each other was called Android Beam. While it was functional, it left a lot to be desired, and never really caught on. That fact prompted the company to announce that it would be calling a halt to further Beam development in preference for a new tool. It …

Microsoft Now Testing Games Playable With Eye Movements

Microsoft is continuing to push quietly into new frontiers on the accessibility front.  Their most recent effort?  The release of four free “Eyes First” games that people who have speech and mobility-related disabilities can play using nothing but eye movements. The new quartet of Windows 10 games, Maze, Double Up, Match Two, and a Tile Slide puzzle were all developed …