Right now, Google Glass is just a pair of weird looking specs that's pretty much only used to take blurry photos and Instagram selfies. And that's okay! The real promise is what comes next. Developers have been getting their hands on Google Glass and have begun to see what they can build with it. It's the base for the future.
Passwords are a constant headache, a headache that will one day grow so bad that—if infomercials can be believed—your grandmother will pound a table in frustration. How to manage them? Early this year, one of the largest as-seen-on-TV companies produced its innovative answer: the Password Minder.
Despite the grandiose name, the Password Minder is a blank notebook. It has a black cover. You write all your passwords in it. It costs $10 (plus shipping and handling).
As part of its latest Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft rolled out new fixes and updates for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablet/PC hybrids.
On May 14, the company made available UEFI firmware updates for both its Intel-based Pro and ARM-based RT models. Here's the full list of what's available for both kinds of Surfaces:
For Surface Pro:
Microsoft Windows 8 has confused users and disappointed the PC industry. Windows chief Tami Reller all-but-admitted it last week. But, she also foreshadowed that help is on the way in Windows Blue. She confirmed that this Windows 8 update—which has now officially been dubbed Windows 8.1—will be previewed for users this summer and will go live in the fall.
AMD has topped off its OEM-only Radeon HD 8000M series with the Radeon HD 8970M chip intended for gaming laptops.
AMD's Radeon HD 8000M broke cover at CES with the firm opting to rebrand its successful Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU architecture for laptops. Now the firm has completed its mobile product range with the Radeon HD 8970M that will debut in MSI's GX70 laptop.
It might have passed you by, but an essential part of the Internet's infrastructure took a heavy knock last week. The Silk Road—you know, the website where you can buy any drug imaginable—was subjected to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Business owners are becoming increasingly concerned with the proliferation of technology in the workplace. Innovations such as BYOD, cloud, global access and social networking have many CIOs spinning their wheels on how to effectively secure their data and protect valuable intellectual property.
The Indian government's cyber watchdog is investigating how security at two companies that are part of India's vast IT services industry was breached in a global ATM heist that saw US$45 million stolen from two banks in the Middle East.
EnStage Inc, which operates from Bangalore, and ElectraCard Services, based in Pune, processed card payments for the two banks that were hit in the theft, several people familiar with the situation said.
Firefox 21 is due to officially launch on Tuesday, but you can grab the desktop version now from Mozilla’s servers here: FTP.
If you prefer to wait for the official launch, keep your browser pointed to Firefox.com. Soon after it arrives tomorrow, Mozilla will also push it out via the browser’s automatic updates.
There’s no official Firefox 21 changelog as of yet, but the beta release notes should serve as a decent guideline (remember that features are sometimes added or removed before the stable version is released):
Google has an image of the future of search, and it's a bit sci-fi.
Google developers envision users talking to their computers much like the characters on Star Trek did. Want to know where the closest grocery store, or planet system, is? Simply speak your question to the computer. And it will speak its answer to you.