Today’s Tech Sightings:
If you ever had any doubts that Windows 10 collects all kinds of user data for Microsoft, then here’s proof. In a recent blog post, Microsoft revealed what it knows about its Windows 10 customers, including how many hours they spent with the operating system and its Internet browser, and how many questions were directed at the Windows digital assistant Cortana, among other details. So if you haven’t tweaked your Windows 10 settings yet, this is the time to do it.
As any gamer will tell you, video games can be addictive if you let them take hold of your life. But new research by Iowa State University psychologist Douglas Gentile shows that about 8.5 percent of U.S. children who play video games are addicted. His research also shows similar numbers worldwide.
Keeping an eye on the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas? For an inkling of where the future is headed, CNET has put together a list of must-see CES products.