Tiny robots electronically controlled by laser

The first tiny robots with semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled through electrical signals, researchers in the US have developed. The paramecium-sized robots provide the basis for creating even more complex versions of them, using silicon-based “intelligence” that can be mass-produced and at some point travel through the human body. The collaborative effort was led by Itai Cohen and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Targeted by cybercriminals jobseekers via internet

The coronavirus has severely affected the economy in many countries worldwide. Many companies have implemented short-term work, laid off employees, or adapted existing leave, sickness, or parental leave regulations. Digital criminals worldwide exploit this fact and distribute “phishing emails”, as recent Kaspersky research show in the second quarter of 2020. Kaspersky experts have come across several emails sent on behalf of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New internet speed world record

UCL engineers announced they had achieved the fastest data transmission rate in the world; scoring an Internet speed one-fifth higher than the previous record.  In cooperation with two companies, “Xtera” and “KDDI Research”, the researchers -under Lydia Galdino (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering)- achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (178,000,000 megabits per second); a speed at which it would be possible to download Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Netflix adds a new feature to the app

It’s not uncommon to search Netflix for something to watch and spend time without being able to easily end up somewhere. Sometimes the wide variety can work negatively. If you’ve had problems with what to watch on Netflix so far, the network has prepared a new button. Those responsible realized the problem of endless searching and dealt with it with this new Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Powerful new processor chip from IBM

IBM announced on Monday a new processor chip for “data centers”, which, as it says, will be able to lift three times the workload of its predecessor. According to Reuters, the company said that the “Power10” will be manufactured by Samsung and is intended for use by businesses in “data centers”. It will use Samsung’s Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber: New anti-spamming tools within the platform

Viber will now enable users to automatically filter messages and decide who to add them to groups, among a few other features that guarantee their privacy. In more detail, Rakuten Viber presents various tools that fight spamming and guarantee privacy, as well as an option to search other users by name. The new search feature will be protected by special privacy measures, in line with Viber’s commitment Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The free LibreOffice 7.0 office suite is available

LibreOffice 7.0 offers an extremely interesting alternative to paid office application suites. With “LibreOffice” you can perform a variety of office tasks, such as writing texts, creating presentations and managing spreadsheets, at no cost, just as you would with any other “Office” suite. Especially those users who see as a main disadvantage the inability to upgrade the office software Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

80% of users invent their own passwords

A recent Kaspersky report found that 83% of users invent their own passwords, while 54% say they do not know how to check if any of their login details have been compromised. Passwords are the most common method of identification, but they are effective only if they are difficult to breach and only if they remain confidential. And with the growing number of applications requiring Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …