Windows 10’s My People feature arrives in latest Insider build
Windows 10 users in Microsoft’s Insider program are used to testing out the operating system’s newest updates via test builds, and the latest includes a feature that was missing from the recent Creators Update. Called My People, the feature acts as a shortcut to users’ most frequent contacts, allowing quick access to messaging and file sharing options. My People get … Continue reading...
Controversial Yik Yak anonymous app is shutting down
Yik Yak is shutting down, with the location-based social network confirming today that it’s game over for the anonymous messaging board system. The app was launched as a way for people in close proximity – often students on the same campus, much like where Yik Yak creators Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington worked on the first version – to communicate. … Continue reading...
Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform
 An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the round joined by Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Mayfield and other undisclosed investors, according to the company statement. The company didn’t break… Read More ...
Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy
 We’re healthy enough to IPO but we’re not going to just yet — that was the subtext of an interview that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston had on Bloomberg earlier this afternoon. Houston asserted, for the first time, Dropbox is profitable on an EBITDA basis. EBITDA or Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization is a financial metric typically used to compare businesses. Read More ...
BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices
A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called BrickerBot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the worm for a few weeks and has seen it pop up and essentially destroy infected webcams and other IoT devices. The devices all used a Linux package called BusyBox and had exposed telnet-based… Read More ...
Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch
 Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer. Everyday engineers and designers have the luxury of operating without design systems, but large… Read More ...
Brickerbot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices
A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called Brickerbot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the worm for a few weeks and has seen it pop up and essentially destroy infected webcams and other IoT devices. Devices all use a Linux package called Busybox and had exposed telnet-based interfaces… Read More ...
Brickerbot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices
A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called Brickerbot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the worm for a few weeks and has seen it pop up and essentially destroy infected webcams and other IoT devices. Devices all use a Linux package called Busybox and had exposed telnet-based interfaces… Read More ...
Revolar, the personal safety button, can get you out of tight spots
 A new hardware/app device called Revolar aims to make it safe to walk the streets. This tiny button will notify your friends and family if you’re scared, the authorities if you’re in trouble, and will even simulate a phone call if you need to get out of a sticky situation. It works with iOs and Android and ships in May. The idea for Revolar came about when co-foudner Jacqueline… Read More ...
Windows 10 Cloud specs leak alongside details of Chromebook rival
Microsoft’s upcoming May 2nd event is only a few weeks away, and while we already know it will focus on education, new information has emerged that hints we’ll finally see the debut of Windows 10 Cloud, a scaled-back version of the operating system designed to compete with Chrome OS on low-spec hardware. Among the new details are a list of … Continue reading...
Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook
 That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to hear through our skin. Perhaps that’s the luxury of a company whose advertising revenue is up 57 percent year-over-year. But don’t misconstrue unseen for unimportant. Behind… Read More ...
Netflix rival Iflix reveals its first original content series for emerging markets
 Fresh from raising $90 million from investors in March, Iflix, a Netflix-like service for emerging markets, has announced its first slate of original content. The Malaysia-headquartered business claims five million registered users across 10 countries — it recently branched out into Africa and the Middle East — for its service which costs around $3 per month. Beyond cheaper… Read More ...
Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor gets a boost with 360 compatibility
Split-screen videos, conversion-free 360 edits, and custom templates are all part of Corel's latest update to its video editor. The update, free for current users, is designed to add features and streamline the editing workflow. The post Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor gets a boost with 360 compatibility appeared first on Digital Trends....
Firefox 53 to be faster, more robust with Project Quantum
Most of our interactions with our devices, be it a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, happens in the web browser. We practically live in our web browers, something Google’s Chrome OS is trying to exploit. So when browser become slow or, worse, crash, it can be an infuriating experience. Google Chrome has tried to address that problem by running each … Continue reading...
Microsoft To-Do set to replace Wunderlist, preview now out
When Microsoft sunsetted the popular Sunrise calendar app that it acquired, there were fears that it would do likewise when it acquired popular list app Wunderlist. Consider those fears well-founded as Microsoft releases the preview version of the generic-sounding Microsoft To-Do. It’s too early to say if To-Do will be able to match up to the standards set by Wunderlist, … Continue reading...
Chrome with built-in ad-blocker may target the most obnoxious ads
Google is planning to add a built-in ad-blocker to Chrome, according to sources, and it will target the Internet’s most obnoxious types of advertisements. These sub-standard advertisements include things like videos that automatically start playing and advertisements that won’t disappear until a long countdown timer is finished. The sources indicate that Google hasn’t ironed out all of the details yet, … Continue reading...
Chrome with built-in ad-blocker may target the most obnoxious ads
Google is planning to add a built-in ad-blocker to Chrome, according to sources, and it will target the Internet’s most obnoxious types of advertisements. These sub-standard advertisements include things like videos that automatically start playing and advertisements that won’t disappear until a long countdown timer is finished. The sources indicate that Google hasn’t ironed out all of the details yet, … Continue reading...
Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom
 On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s CTO showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each capture in six degrees of freedom for more immersive 360 content. Facebook plans to license the designs of the two cameras to… Read More ...
A Guide to Creating a Membership Site With WordPress
Membership sites can be lucrative businesses and WordPress is one of the best platforms on which to build them. In this post, we’ll explain what memberships sites are, examine the kinds of business you can set up with them, and look at the best plugins you can use to create them.   What is a …
Apple just made iMovie and a bunch of other apps free for everyone
Apple has decided to stop charging for its suite of Mac and iOS apps, namely iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and GarageBand. The move is set to benefit owners of older Apple devices. The post Apple just made iMovie and a bunch of other apps free for everyone appeared first on Digital Trends.