Today’s Tech Sightings:
Microsoft’s Windows 10 event Wednesday in San Francisco officially added the Surface Studio all-in-one Desktop PC – what CEO Satya Nadella calls “a new category” – to its line of hybrids. Perfect or not, writer Tom Warren argues that Microsoft has succeeded in reinventing “the ideas of what a tablet and a laptop should be” and inspire other manufacturers with its Surface Pro line of tablet/laptop hybrids. Now, Apple is also refreshing its old line of MacBooks, with expectations high for this Thursday’s big event for some upgrades and a new MacBook.
NASA has denied the authenticity of a Facebook Live video allegedly showing a live feed of a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The fake video, which went viral, was circulated by several media outlets. NASA typically announces spacewalks in advance. In this case, the agency did not have a scheduled spacewalk.
The U.S. presidential election is getting closer, and many internet sites, services and organizations are pushing people to go out and vote on November 8. This effort has now been expanded to include users of the dating app Tinder in 15 countries. Tinder users swipe left or right to voice their opinions on a variety of issues before being matched with a suitable political candidate.
- Vulnerability Is the Internet’s Original Sin
- France Warns Candidates on Cyberrisk After US Election Hacks
- Twitter Phishing Campaign Targets Customers of All Major UK Banks
- Danish Payments Firm Fears 100,000 Credit Cards Hacked
- IBM, Apple, Bring Watson Into the iOS Enterprise
- Google Fiber Puts Expansion Plans on Hold to Review Strategy
- Facebook: Video Will Be 70 Percent of Mobile Traffic by 2021