SpaceX Starlink Satellite Getting Closer To Providing Service

How would you like to get your internet signal from outer space? You can! Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has moved another step closer to offering internet connectivity via its Starlink service. However, at the moment, there’s an important catch and caveat. Starlink has recently emailed fans to get their home addresses in anticipation of the company’s third beta test. Elon …

New Image Format Will Soon Get Browser Support

In 2015, a new image format was born of a collaboration between Cisco, Google, and Xiph.org. Dubbed AVIF, the format is based on the Av1 video codec. It is royalty-free and widely regarded as the most highly optimized image format to be developed to date, superior to old standbys BPEG, PNG, and even the newer WebP. Netflix rolled out support …

Bandwidth Limits For Updates Coming To Windows 10 Soon

Some Windows 10 updates are big. Most of them range in size from 200-500MB, but some are even larger. This month’s, for example (May 2020), is more than 2GB in size, which is big enough that downloading and installing it can hog all the bandwidth you’ve got. That can easily bring your system to a grinding halt, keeping you from …

Google Added A Video Conferencing Tool For Users

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool the company originally designed for Enterprise users. There are serious security issues with some of the more popular free or low-cost options available for the masses. So, Google made the decision to make Meet free to anyone with an email address. The rollout took two weeks to complete, but is now available to …

Microsoft Edge Update Will Benefit Security And Remote Workers

Microsoft is working hard to improve its Edge browser, and the latest beta build (Dev version 84.0.495.2) has a lot to be excited about. Most of the benefits are aimed at security and remote employees. There are three new updates, and they involve a security improvement, ease with profile switching, and a few miscellaneous improvements. Here’s a quick peek under …

New Windows 10 Disk Cleanup Feature Coming Soon

If you’re a veteran Windows user, you’ve almost certainly made frequent use of the “Disk Cleanup” feature, which has been a standard part of the OS for what feels like forever. Recently though, Microsoft has given the utility a bit of a facelift and an upgrade. Lurking under the hood of Windows 10, in the Storage setting, you’ll find an …

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 …