Category: Technology (page 1 of 6)

Education is a major ransomware target

2017 will go down as the year ransomware hit the mainstream, thanks largely to malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0. The malicious software compromised systems across Asia, Europe and beyond, affecting high-profile... Read More

Who are the self-driving car start-ups to watch?

Google, Uber and Intel are just some of the tech giants best known for their efforts to manufacture a self-driving car, there are also hundreds of sprouting start-ups developing various aspects of this technology. Comet Labs in the US has identified... Read More

4 new Google Home features

Google just announced a bunch of new features for its home assistant, Google Home. The device will now be able to make calls and set reminders, along with a few other features. ... Read More

Smithsonian-Cricket Media’s – 6th Annual Spark!Lab INVENT IT CHALLENGE

   More Than 190 Students and Teams Submitted Innovative Solutions to Global Environmental Issues; Other Winning Entries from Around the World Included an Improved Water Filtration Device, a Fluoride Filter and a Water Collection/ Filtration... Read More

Verizon Will Exclusively Stream NFL London Game

Verizon will join Amazon as an official NFL streaming partner in 2017. The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Flint reports that Verizon has purchased the rights to exclusively stream the Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game live on September 24 for a... Read More

Verizon launches Fios Gigabit Connection service #FIOSNY #ad

Do you have an internet connection that chugs along, but lags from time to time? Are you tired of your Internet Service Provider and looking for an alternative? Is it because your internet connection isn’t fast enough?  So, while you might not... Read More

Phantom Vibration Syndrome

Addiction often has associated physical symptoms as well and, in a way, technology addiction does, too. Have you ever felt your phone vibrating in your pocket, only to pull it out and discover you had imagined it? Or do you sometimes think you hear... Read More

Mindful Technology Strategies

Modern technology is, of course, a good thing. But it should not control your life. Being able to mindfully use technology and finding the right balance is important. Buddhist author, teacher, and avid social media user Ethan Nichtern suggests putting... Read More

Put Your Phone Away: An Addict’s Guide to Unplugging

Earlier this year, at a concert in Italy, Adele paused in the middle of her set to ask a fan: “Can you stop filming me? Because I’m really here in real life, you can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera.” In recent years, the... Read More

2016 Malware Year in Review Report – @PhishMe

An at-a-glance 2016 Year in Review Malware Infographic, with a close look at the fastest-growing attack vector of the past year: Ransomware. PhishMe’s research team found that the explosive growth of ransomware was the most significant trend of... Read More

Get Ready For The Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update is here, and you should go download it right now. Not only does it fix bugs and security flaws, it also helps you make magical rainbows and unicorns, quite literally. But once you’ve downloaded and installed the... Read More

The Most Effective Way to Circumvent Your Snooping ISP

Thanks to our US Senate & House’s decision, Internet Service Providers (ISPs)  can sell your entire web browsing history to literally anyone without your permission. The only rules that prevented this are all being repealed, and won’t be... Read More

How Can You Prevent A Ransomware Attack?

Ransomware is the digital version of extortion. It’s as simple as that. It uses age-old tactics to carry out a modern day crime, but the elements behind it are as old as human criminal activity itself. ... Read More

Acronis #WorldBackupDay Survey Exposes Serious Gap Between Security Risks

Ransomware has emerged as the most serious malware threat of the 21st century, with criminals projected to extort $5B from their victims in 2017. With the help of a hard-drive-encrypting virus, cyber criminals force users to choose between paying an... Read More

#WorldBackupDay @Acronis Twitter Party 3/30 9pm-10pm ET

Friends don’t let friends go without a backup…and March 31st is World Backup Day!  Late Night Parents along with bloggers extraordinaire are hosting a Twitter Party on Thursday, March 30th from 9p / E to 10p  /E! Party... Read More

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