Today’s Tech Sightings:
On the surface, Microsoft’s Internet browser, Edge, is a new, faster and better reincarnation of its now-dead predecessor, Internet Explorer (IE). But writer Zack Whittaker questions the security of the new browser, given how much it has in common with the old, insecure IE. A recent analysis revealed 25 vulnerabilities in Edge that plagued the old browser. In fairness, IE had reportedly as many as 100 vulnerabilities.
A new mobile social media network called Koko helps users under stress connect with others for a fresh look at their troubles. The app asks users to choose a topic and describe the worst-case scenarios of their problem. Once posted, other users can pitch in to help troubled individuals look at their problems from a different, more positive perspective.
Did you know that 25 percent of adults aged 65 and older also play video games? That’s according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The traditional thinking is that kids and young men are the typical video gamers. And while the study found that men aged 18-29 comprise the biggest gamer demographic, it turns out up to 58 percent of adults 30-49 also play video games.