Technology

Tech companies recommanded Obama to reject the backdoor encryption software

  • 20/05/2015 at 23:15 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewShould the U.S. government force tech companies to put a backdoor into encrypted information on communications devices to allow them to easily decrypt an individual’s information? Google, Apple, leading cryptologists and others have sent a letter to President Obama addressing some voices in Washington who want to be able to easily access a citizen’s personal information.

Senior law enforcement officials warn about their inability to access data is a public threat as tech companies create more and more sophisticated encryption methods.

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KickStarter Phree pen device can actually write anywhere

Phree Pen DeviceThe Phree is an interesting device that will probably be very useful to a lot of people. The Phree is a pen that can write on pretty much everything and input the data to a mobile device. So you can picture it, look at the armrest of your chair, get a pen and write.

Whatever you just wrote would be sent to you phone or tablet just like that. You could be at work, taking notes during a meeting without needing paper, at university and quickly want to jot down some advice without taking out your phone or laptop. If you need to get it written down right now, the Phree pretty much makes that possible via Bluetooth connection.

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Google will test Self-Drive Cars on Public Roads

  • 15/05/2015 at 23:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Google No Steering Wheel CarSelf-driving cars are closer to becoming a reality, as Google announces testing to be done with prototypes around Mountain View, California. Safety drivers will be aboard in case there are any problems that require the vehicle to be driven manually.

For many people who don’t drive, a self-driving car will open up new opportunities for them. Children could be driven to school as the parents prepare for work, families may not need to purchase two cars are the self-driving car can pick up passengers while one family member is at the shops or work. It’s almost possible that self-driving cars could reduce accidents caused by human error by 94%, which is massive.

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Meet C.H.I.P., the World’s first $9 Computer

Chip ComputerC.H.I.P. is a $9 portable computer that can do a range of things a computer does. Designed as a chip, it contains a process, RAM and storage space to allow for a range of uses, like a computer would. It is able to use Libre Office, play games, connect to the Internet and use other application preinstalled in C.H.I.P.

The processor is 1GHz, with 512mb RAM and 4GB storage with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth included. Using the Bluetooth capabilities, users are able to connect their mouse and keyboard to C.H.I.P. and do their work, studies or procrastinate online. It is small, and has peripherals that can add-on, such as a VGA or HDMI add-on to connect to any screen. A Pocket C.H.I.P. turns the chip into a handheld computer with QWERTY keyboard and 4.3” touchscreen.

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Google’s self driving cars face unique challenges when it comes to accident prevention

  • 11/05/2015 at 23:06 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Google No Steering Wheel CarSelf driving cars are the technology of the future. Google has been the first to really develop the technology, and their prototypes are already hitting the streets for impressive demonstrations. But they face unique challenges when it comes to accident prevention, challenges that have to be addressed before they are accepted as consumer-ready.

The majority of accidents are caused by human error. Theoretically, removing human error from the equation would reduce accidents by a significant amount, using an algorithm to preemptively correct risk factors at the time of each drive.

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Nexpaq, the modular case that add functions to your smartphone

Nexpaq Modular Case SmartphoneYou don’t always want to upgrade your smartphone for the newer model, but you want to have the smartphone do more for you. Nexpaq is a special kind of case that makes it possible to enhance the smartphone’s features in ways that you want it to be. There’s a lot that smartphones can do, and a lot that users believe they should be able to do. Nexpaq offers a bit more than a case with some fun extras, though.

Nexpaq is a case that allows a user to add different modules to their smartphone (Currently the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy S5 only.) for a range of extra features. At present, there are 12 modules available.

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Microsoft changes their model, calls Windows 10 “the last version”

MicrosoftMicrosoft has always followed by the same model: regular updates to their operating system that completely change the function as technology progresses. Now, it would appear Satya Nadella’s Microsoft will be taking a different route.

The announcement for Windows 10 came awhile ago, as did the promise that anyone running Windows 7 or higher could look forward to a free upgrade. With that tantalizing prospect on the horizon, PC users are eager for the launch.

But so far, we have been disappointed. Where it was expected that we would see Windows 10 sometime in the beginning of this year, we are still waiting. What is the holdup?

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