Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Windows 10 will let you say goodbye to passwords forever

Microsoft is adding support for the Fast Identity Online (Fido) standard to Windows 10 to enable password-free sign-on for a number of applications.
PC users' reliance on weak passwords that are easily cracked (and yet somehow still easy to forget, leaving the IT department with the tedious and time-consuming chore of managing them) coupled with regular password leaks by consumer apps mean moving to fingerprint or other biometric authentication methods could make signing in easier for users and make systems more secure as well.

Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft

A year is a long time in technology, but the past 12 months has seen one of the most surprising and exciting shake-ups in recent history: Microsoft and Google have swapped places.

In my opinion this is the current situation. In 2015 the Satya Nadella led Microsoft has become a progressive, open, web services company. By contrast Google grasps at ageing revenue pillars and neglects the present to concentrate on scattergun projects which overpromise and underdeliver.

Sony's Smartphone Surrender As It Abandons Android And Xperia

Expanding on recent hints about its medium- and long-range corporate plans, Sony has reiterated that it will focus on areas of the business that are generating profits and have growth potential, and reduce risk and volatility. If you’re a fan of Sony’s Xperia range of Android phones, it might be an idea to stock up on spares now, because every signal now points to Sony’s exit from the smartphone market during the coming year.

Reuters reports the simple statement of CEO Kazuo Hirai: “[Sony] would no longer pursue sales growth in areas such as smartphones…’

Tuesday, February 17, 2015



This startup story features Jeffrey P. Bezos, the innovative founder of Amazon. The company, which now generates over $61 Billion in Revenue and holds the title as the world’s largest  online retailer, was started out of Bezos’s garage at 30 years old.

How to keep your webcam safe from hackers

Monday, February 16, 2015

Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone? Read These 12 Sentences to Find Out

It’s hard to imagine life without smartphones. For many Americans, it’sthe first thing they see after waking and the last thing they check before falling asleep.
Sixty-eight percent of adult Americans sleep with their cellphones next to their beds. A majority text or talk while driving. A Harris Interactive poll shows that a third check their phones during movies. Twenty percent do this during church. Nearly 10 percent have admitted to checking their phones during intimate moments. Some take selfies with the dearly departed at funerals. And a new trend of taking a selfie while on the toilet, aka the “poopie,” has emerged.
So is there such a thing as cellphone addiction?

Vivaldi - New Web Browser in Tech Preview Looks a Lot Like Opera

In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence.

Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

Worth $33 billion, Mark Zuckerberg still works 45 hours a week

Reuters Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has often been regarded as one of the best places to work in the tech industry.
The company's interns make $25,000 more than the average citizen. And famously, employees on Glassdoor voted Facebook as one of the best companies in the world to to work for.
But how much does Facebook's top boss work?