Internet has become so important unit in our everyday routine, that we can’t imagine our lives without it. In accordance with statistics Facebook was the first social network to surpass 1 billion registered accounts and currently sits at 2.2 billion monthly active users. The leading social networks are usually available in multiple languages and allow users to connect with friends or people across geographical, political or economic borders.
Instagram has become an inseparable part of our daily lives for years. We can’t imagine our life without any social sites, especially without Instagram. So what is new for today. It turns out that Instagram may launch Audio and Video calling features Soon. These references include icons and files for features such as “call,” “video call,” and “action call”. As a matter of fact, that these files can be found inside Instagram’s APK (Android Application Package) does not essentially mean the features will be released: they could be just remnants of features which were abandoned at some point.
Google in its official blog announced the Project Loon. It provides delivery of the high-speed Internet to remote or poorest regions of Earth with help of balloon. The Project Loon means creation of a network into which enter a land base station, the network equipment by balloons and antennas on houses of inhabitants. Each balloon is capable to transfer the wireless Google Internet to the territory with a diameter of 40 kilometers. Balloons are at the height about 20 kilometers, without disturbing, thus, to flight of commercial airliners. Google assures that will carry out starts of balloons in coordination with dispatching services and regulators. The equipment which is onboard the balloon eats from solar batteries. Tests of technology are carried out since 2011, however in June 2013, people for the first time were allowed to participation in them not from among employees of Google.
According to redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports Samsung Smart TV connected to the Internet are vulnerable to exploits by remote hackers, security researchers. Researchers uncovered the vulnerability, which exists in most Samsung models but particularly the Samsung TV LED 3D. The flaw makes it easy for hackers to locate the television’s IP address on the Internet, which can then be used to remotely access the device and gain the same level of control as someone sitting right next to the TV. Once a hacker has remote access, they could then steal data or install malicious code on the TV.
One of the world’s leading IT-industry, Google has decided to permanently settle in the mobile payment systems. Google Electronic Payment System was started rather late, in 2011. Nevertheless, the company is actively engaged in business not only in the field of Internet services, but also in the mobile sector (this is the most common worldwide OS smartphone Android, and develop their own portable electronics), collected in the years to compete with local companies representing services in the area of electronic commerce. In order to make the payment, you will need a smart phone which supports NFC technology that is running Google Wallet. Some e-commerce systems can be tied to your account various bank cards, which makes it conduct a transaction.
Hitachi has upgraded their office assistant robot. The adorable, metallic-haired EMIEW 2 has been given permission to go on the internet. When shown an object, EMIEW 2 can take a snapshot with its camera and perform a quick online search for similar images to help it determine what the object is. With the help of new network of cameras positioned throughout the office space, EMIEW 2 can locate specific objects and guide people to them. Using speech recognition, you can ask for an object by name and it will automatically try to find one for you. In the following demonstration, the EMIEW 2 recognizes a camera sight unseen and locates a pair of scissors squirreled away in a corner.