Computers

Your internet speeds will be insanely fast when 5G arrives – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

When the 5G wireless standard hits the mainstream, our home internet speeds have the potential to be so fast that we’ll be downloading 4K movies, games, software, and any other large form of content at a fraction of the time we’re used to. Shutterstock

The typo that halted the Internet and Snap’s payday: week in tech – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share As Snap, Inc., the parent company of Snapchat prepares to go public, what’s next for the company? Jefferson Graham explores on #TalkingTech. Arto Nummela, Chief Executive Officer at HMD Global, shows the new re-launched Nokia 3310 phone. (Photo: Emilio Morenatti, AP) LOS ANGELES — Snap’s all grown up, a typo took down part of the Internet, and a dashcam video put Uber’s CEO in the doghouse…

Snap of Clinton reading Pence email headline goes viral – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

A photo of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton glancing at a newspaper headline about U.S. Vice President Mike Pence using private email has gone viral on social media, with thousands of people commenting on it. Pence and others involved in the Republican presidential campaign last year criticized Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as U.S. Secretary of State. Clinton was on an airplane traveling from Boston…

Why the creator of Microsoft’s craziest bet thinks its already winning the race to create tech that’s a bigger deal … – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

(Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman using a HoloLens to virtually “holoport” to Mars.TED) To hear Apple CEO Tim Cook tell it, augmented reality — the hot new technology for projecting digital images into the real world, Pokémon Go-style — is “a big idea like the smartphone.” But to Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow and chief inventor of Microsoft’s pioneering augmented reality headset HoloLens, that’s underselling it.  Augmented reality and virtual reality technology will…

Senior Chinese Official Publicly Challenges China’s Extensive Internet Censorship – Daily Caller

Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017

A senior government adviser slammed China’s internet censorship practices, arguing that such restrictions prevent social and economic development. Luo Fuhe is vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and executive vice chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, which is independent of the state and the ruling Communist Party of China in name only. His verbal assault on the infamous Great Firewall of China, part of the much larger…

The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started – WIRED

Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017

As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence conducted state business using his personal email account. An AOL account. So of course someone hacked it. With a phishing scam. This story offers no end of rolling punchlines, the kicker being the vitriol the vice president showed during the campaign toward Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. More importantly, as the Indianapolis Star first reported, it represents a troubling security lapse by a high-ranking public official. The…