Today’s Tech Sightings:
Twitter said on Tuesday its social network was suffering ongoing outages on computers and phones and it was working towards a resolution. Outages were reported across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. Users were told: “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working.”
Researchers at Northeastern University say they’ve created a metallic glue that gets the same job done at room temperature, as good old soldering. The new high-tech glue – MesoGlue – makes use of research into nanorods. One side of the rod is coated with the element indium, the other with galium. Once they touch, the resulting glue acts like welding or soldering without the heat.
Managing passwords is no doubt a pain, and most applications require a long series of characters for the best secured and strongest password. SplashData, a password management company, just released its annual round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. One trend the company found in 2015 is that while users are coming up with longer passwords, which is good, many are simple and not random, which is bad.