Dark Mode available in eBay Native Apps

eBay launches “Dark Mode” for all its “native” applications. This feature is designed to enhance the consumer experience, leverage device settings, create greater accessibility, and deliver optimal quality to the platform’s customers. So far, “Dark Mode” is the most sought-after “app feature” for 2020. Now most users know that bright screens can tire the eyes; when the eyes are strained throughout the day Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Safe “national quantum Internet” planned by the US

The draft strategy for the development of a national quantum Internet was presented last week by the “US Department of Energy” at a press conference at the “University of Washington”. The move is part of the broader context of the international quantum “race” in the telecommunications industry, with the report providing –at the US department’s announcement– a path to the development of the “National Quantum Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New techniques for better computer graphics

Software techniques that make lighting more realistic in “computer-generated” images were developed by researchers at Dartmouth College and their industry partners. The new techniques focus on “real-time” graphics that must maintain the illusion of interactivity, as scenes change as a result of user movements. These graphics can be used in applications such as video games, scientific visualization tools, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft Teams monitors are designed to facilitate teleworking

In addition to software upgrades, Microsoft also offers the right hardware for those who work from home.  At a time when teleworking is timelier than ever, the “Microsoft Teams” ecosystem is offering even more options to every professional and beyond. “Microsoft Teams” monitors are small, portable displays with a built-in high-performance microphone, speakers, and cameras so you can comfortably complete video Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft opens its cards for upcoming Windows 10X

As already known, Microsoft is preparing to launch Windows 10X, first on single-screen devices and later on dual-screen devices.  What has become known so far is that Windows 10X will be available from spring 2021 on devices with the single screen, while starting in spring 2022 one will be able to take advantage of all the virtues of the new operating system on dual-screen devices. The Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

“Human” hands for robots

An innovative humanoid hand for robots with a “human” touch designed and developed by engineers at Michigan State University. As we know, in industrial conditions, robots are used for tasks that include repetitive grip and handling objects; at the end of the robot where a human hand would be located, there is a grab. “The innovative humanoid hand design is Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber adds emoji reaction function to its communities

Rakuten Viber announced emoji reactions in communities to take the “likes” on its platform a step further. More specifically, celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17, Viber asked its users in different countries what their favorite emoji was; users were able to choose between five emojis: heart, laughter, shock, sadness, anger (💜, 😆, 😲, 😢, 😡) and what dominated Greece is 💜. Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tips for secure access to free Wi-Fi on holiday

Most of us usually search for a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our holidays to connect, in order to avoid data charges from mobile operators. Most of us connect all devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, to public open Wi-Fi spots, so we can access our e-mails, surf the Internet, or post on social media. But are we aware of the proper and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Smartphones: Does your phone finally kill you or not?

And yet when you think about things that might want to kill you, you rarely look at your phone. And yet your phone is killing you. We know, the news isn’t good. It does happen. Dozens of people have lost their lives from mobile phones and we are not talking of course about the new 5G antennas that make your mind fried Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How social media make access to financial services more difficult

18% of consumers worldwide face problems accessing financial services due to the evaluation of their information on social media through rating systems, according to the latest Kaspersky report: “Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings”. While such social scoring systems are now more widespread and have already been implemented in many countries and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …