Improve Your Video and Photo Editing with a Gaming Mouse

Gaming peripherals are great for productivity as well as games—they often come with macro buttons you can program special commands for. http://lifehacker.com/improve-your-video-and-photo-editing-with-a-gaming-mous-1754625548 Gaming peripherals are great for productivity as well as games—they often come with macro buttons you can program special commands for. Over at DIY Photography, they explain that gaming mice are especially great, since the extra programmable buttons can do in one click what keyboard shortcuts may ta…
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Report: Google testing 5G drones that deliver internet 40 times faster than 4G

According to a records obtained by The Guardian, Google is testing solar-powered drones at Spaceport America, a New Mexico facility that formerly played host to Virgin Galactic. The project, codenamed SkyBender, aims to test several prototype transcievers and drones using millimeter wave radio transmissions. Millimeter transmissions occupy the 28GHz frequency and although the range is shorter than that of current 4G technologies, the speeds are incredible. Theoretically milimeter wave technology can transfer multiple gigabits of data per second, up to 40 times more than current 4G LTE systems. http://thenextweb.com/google/2016/01/30/report-google-testing-5g-drones-that-deliver-internet-40-times-faster-than-4g/ According to a records obtained by The Guardian, Google is testing solar-powered drones at Spaceport America, a New Mexico facility that formerly played ho

Why the Cloud Has a Security Problem

The list of high-profile security breach victims reads like a Who’s Who of famous companies: Target, Home Depot, J.P. Morgan, American Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Sony, Neiman Marcus, Staples, Time Warner Cable and (ahem) Ashley Madison. An alphabet soup of government agencies got hacked too: IRS, OPM, NOAA. And all this in just the last couple of years.

Hackers seem to be having a field day breaking into networks and stealing the private information stored there.
#cloud #security #networks #hacking http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677097/s/4d3a7b23/sc/13/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0Cpino0Ede0Ecandia0Cwhy0Ethe0Ecloud0Ehas0Ea0Esecur0Ib0I90A936280Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftechnology0Gir0FTechnology/story01.htm The list of high-profile security breach victims reads like a Who’s Who of famous companies: Target, Home Depot, J.P. Morgan, American Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Sony, Neiman Marcus, Staples, Time Wa…

How to remove all tourists from your travel shots

So ya wanna get all those pesky tourists out of your vacation photos?
Here’s how to do it (assuming you’ve got Photoshop that is)
#vacation #photos #photoshop #tips http://boingboing.net/2016/01/29/how-to-remove-all-tourists-fro.html On Reddit, OmerRAnderson explains how to remove people from a photo. The idea is to put a camera on tripod and take several pictures every ten seconds or so over the course of a few minutes or more…

U.S. Highway Administration orders return to vintage typeface

In 2004, a more legible typeface, Clearview, was approved to improve America’s road signs. But after a decade of use, U.S. Federal Highway Administration has decided to return to the old typeface, publicly available as Highway Gothic.

The reasoning isn’t clear—they claim that it’s actually more legible than Clearview, but are yet to explain why or offer research to back up the decision. http://boingboing.net/2016/01/29/u-s-highway-administration-or.html In 2004, a more legible typeface, Clearview, was approved to improve America’s road signs. But after a decade of use, U.S. Federal Highway Administration has decided to return to the old type…

The robot revolution starts with data entry and small talk

Pepper the home robot is looking for work. According to Softbank, the Japanese company behind the humanoid bot that looks like a friendlier version of an anime villain, this is the year that robots start working for us. That said, businesses are keeping tasks simple. Easy, uncomplicated, dull, simple. So far Pepper has made its way into 500 companies. http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/29/pepper-the-robot-goes-to-work/ Pepper the home robot is looking for work. According to Softbank, the Japanese company behind the humanoid bot that looks like a friendlier version of an anime…

Super High-Speed Internet Delivered Over the Air Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

This week, a new startup, Starry, announced it would bring gigabit-speed Internet access to consumers, without data caps, at a price that is equal to or less than your average broadband plan. It also announced that it would do this without ripping up the ground to lay expensive fiber cables or asking local governments for construction permits. It would beam the signals over the air.

It was a shocking promise. For nearly all consumers, Internet access over the air tops out with 4G LTE speeds. Of course there is Wi-Fi, but that is just a short-range extension of a wireline connection. Even experimental attempts to send Internet by drone and balloon never do better than a 4G connection. Is it really possible that this company has made the leap from that to gigabit speeds or better? http://recode.net/2016/01/29/super-high-speed-internet-delivered-over-the-air-isnt-as-crazy-as-it-sounds/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social Millimeter wave technology has been a tantalizing prospect for decades.

EA reveals the Xbox One sales total that Microsoft prefers not to

Microsoft long ago stopped saying how many XBox Ones it had sold, but figures released by Electronic Arts expose numbers far short of rival Sony’s Playstation 4. http://boingboing.net/2016/01/29/ea-reveals-the-xbox-one-sales.html Microsoft long ago stopped saying how many XBox Ones it had sold, but figures released by Electronic Arts expose numbers far short of rival Sony’s Playstation 4. On a financial call with repo…

Honor 5X versus ASUS ZenFone 2: $200 gets you a lot, both good and bad

Honor 5X versus ASUS ZenFone 2: $200 gets you a lot, both good and bad
via Android Central / by Andrew Martonik

With each playing to different strengths, you get two good budget choices. http://www.androidcentral.com/honor-5x-versus-asus-zenfone-2 The Honor 5X offers a solid value, for sure, but it isn’t the only phone out there that offers something worthwhile for about $200 — one of the competitors that immediately comes to mind is the ASUS ZenFone 2.