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  1. While augmented reality is often touted as the future of entertainment and mobile communication, the technology has the potential to be useful in a number of practical and professional situations as well. Case in point: Scopis, a company that specializes in technology for surgical purposes, has announced a new AR platform that uses Microsoft?s HoloLens to aid surgeons operating on ? Continue reading View the full article
  2. These days, more and more payment methods are going digital. But while we live in a world with Apple Pay, Paypal, and other similar apps and services, we still see some that make the move from digital to physical. The latest example is Square, the payment company founded by Twitter?s Jack Dorsey. Just last month we saw a tease that ? Continue reading View the full article
  3. As more and more tech and social media companies look to get into the television game, Facebook may be about to make one of the biggest plays. The social network giant is reportedly developing almost two dozen original shows which will premiere as early as mid-June. Facebook?s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has commented in the past how they have a goal ? Continue reading View the full article
  4. Enlarge (credit: Intel) A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely gain administrative control over huge fleets of computers without entering a password. This is according to technical analyses published Friday. As Ars reported Monday, the authentication bypass vulnerability resides in a feature known as Active Management Technology. AMT, as it's usually called, allows system administrators to perform a variety of powerful tasks over a remote connection. Among the capabilities: changing the code that boots up computers, accessing the computer's mouse, keyboard, and monitor, loading and executing programs, and remotely powering on computers that are turned off. In short, AMT makes it possible to log into a computer and exercise the same control enjoyed by administrators with physical access. AMT, which is available with many vPro processors, was set up to require a password before it could be remotely accessed over a Web browser interface. But, remarkably, that authentication mechanism can be bypassed by entering any text string?or no text at all. According to a blog post published Friday by Tenable Network Security, the cryptographic hash that the interface's digest access authentication requires to verify someone is authorized to log in can be anything at all, including no string at all. Read 8 remaining paragraphs | Comments View the full article
  5. Hey, did you hear? Smartphones are dead. That's according to Microsoft's Alan Kipman, better known as the inventor of the company's HoloLens augmented reality headset. SEE ALSO: Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones "The phone is already dead," Kipman told Bloomberg. "People just haven?t realized." If the phone is dead, then, what will replace it? Kipman believes a device capable of "mixed reality" could be its replacement. It's a bold claim that was sorta shared by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earlier this week when he said phones will look very different in the future. "I'm sure we?ll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today." Read more... More about Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Microsoft, Tech, and Mobile View the full article
  6. Hey, did you hear? Smartphones are dead. That's according to Microsoft's Alan Kipman, better known as the inventor of the company's HoloLens augmented reality headset. SEE ALSO: Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones "The phone is already dead," Kipman told Bloomberg. "People just haven?t realized." If the phone is dead, then, what will replace it? Kipman believes a device capable of "mixed reality" could be its replacement. It's a bold claim that was sorta shared by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earlier this week when he said phones will look very different in the future. "I'm sure we?ll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today." Read more... More about Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Microsoft, Tech, and Mobile View the full article
  7. 'Mu Tag' is a small chip that you can stick on almost anything. No longer do you need to wonder where your car or belongings are. It costs $25 and the battery lasts up to three months. Read more... More about Gadget, Gadgets, Devices, Device, and Loss Prevention View the full article
  8. Crayon company Crayola revealed back in March that it was retiring the long-running shade of yellow known as Dandelion. Now it has announced that the crayon will be replaced by a new addition to the blue family, and it?s based on an entirely new pigment that was only discovered recently, dubbed ?YInMn.? In 2009, a ?happy, accidental discovery? resulted in ? Continue reading View the full article
  9. If Overwatch players are familiar with anything, it?s the game?s loot boxes ? rewards for rank-ups and various numbers of match wins ? and their tendency to almost never give the most desired cosmetic items. Players have often complained about the poor drop rates for Epic and Legendary items, which include things like costumes, voice lines, and emotes. Now, thanks ? Continue reading View the full article
  10. Fans of Lenovo?s original Moto Z Play got a pleasant surprise last month when press photos of the successor ? the Z2 Play ? were leaked, showing off a clean device with a minimal design. Unfortunately, that leak has now been followed with a handful of details on specs, and there?s one in particular that?s arguably a significant downgrade: a ? Continue reading View the full article
  11. Bitcoin trading volumes have slightly declined since yesterday?s trading session, yet the price didn?t stop falling. Markets are succumbing to the selling pressure that emerged after the rising pattern affecting markets broke from downward spikes. In so far, the selling pressure took BTC/USD markets in a slight downturn, weakening support and having resistance strong develop... View Article The post Bitcoin Price Takes Downturn After Peak Above $1600 appeared first on Blockchain Agenda with Inside Bitcoins - News, Price, Events. View the full article
  12. Everything runs away in Pokemon GO now that the Grass Event has started, and Pokestops are not working! What?s the deal, you might be wondering ? did the Grass-type Pokemon stage some sort of digital rebellion to soft ban me into a crying fit? How to I initiate a soft ban fix? There?s bad news and there?s good news ? ? Continue reading View the full article
  13. Facebook is dead set on breaking through our news biases and popping our filter bubbles. Now, in a new attempt to expand our horizons, the company is taking a page out of Twitter's playbook by rolling out a new feature that'll show you posts from strangers. SEE ALSO: What Facebook must do to prepare its 3,000 new moderators for the trauma they'll face The new feature is called "Latest Conversations" and was spotted by Tech Crunch. After searching a news topic, Facebook will now display public user generated posts from users outside your own personal network, along with a live ticker estimating the number of people engaging with the topic. Read more... More about Twitter, Trending Topics, Filter Bubble, Search, and Facebook View the full article
  14. A new digital camera has hit the market, but it?s not like the others. CROZ is a small digital camera powered by a couple AAA batteries and, most notably, it is sold disassembled in a kit. Buyers have to assemble CROZ themselves, the end result of which is a functional camera nestled within a clear case. Though you get all ? Continue reading View the full article
  15. Next Monday, Spotify will offer details on a new tool for sharing music called Spotify Codes. The codes are designed to look like an audio wave, and when scanned they offer the recipient either a music track, a playlist, or an album, depending on what it points to. Though Spotify won?t be detailing the codes until next week, images of ? Continue reading View the full article