Today Time Magazine published it’s highly anticipated “25 Best Innovations Of 2017” list. There are a few what-the-hecks among the about-time choices. Here is a complete list.
Photograph by Sebastian Mader for TIME
Image your Wi-Fi signal being lured down a dark and seedy connection by a code that promises higher speeds and quick hits! This newly discovered vulnerability in WPA2, a fundamental security protocol meant to protect Wi-Fi networks, can invade ANY device that utilizes a wireless interface. The bug is known as KRACK, Key Reinstallation Attack, and works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. It allows hacker to inject ransomware or malware and can also provide hackers with sensitive personal information such as credit card numbers or PINs and passwords. But like obtaining a drug, the hacker-pusher must be within 2 – 8 miles of your Wi-Fi signal.
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As if you needed another reason to buy the can’t-get-your-hands-on iPhone X, Apple announced yesterday a super major update to Clips , the free app for iOS that allows users to create and share videos using iPhone or iPad. The tad-dah is the new feature Selfie Scenes, that adds super slick immersive transfer effects and a redesigned user interface for creating stellar videos on the go!
Here’s how it works. The TrueDepth Camera system on the iPhone X removes your original selfie background and places you in an animated, 360-degree Selfie Scene complete with environmental sound effects. I know right?! Currently, users can choose from 10 Apple-designed immersive scenes, [...]
Hip hop artist Jay Z may have to re-write the lyrics to his hit song, “Tom Ford” now that Twitter has increased its character limit from 140 to 280 for a single tweet.
The company announced Tuesday that the character limit would apply to languages such as English where cramming is an issue. The character increase would not apply to other languages such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean because those languages allow users to express more with fewer characters. And although savvy Twitter users tweet screenshots of conversations as a way around the old character count limit, the increase may allow for increased user engagement, followers, and re-tweets. All good news [...]