10 hot ti­tles of IT world

Tehran Times - - TECHNOLOGY - By Alireza Kho­rasani

Here are high rated IT ti­tles in the world that re­viewed by savvy tech users:

1 Wik­ileaks: The CIA can re­motely hack into com­put­ers that aren’t even con­nected to the in­ter­net. new doc­u­ments pub­lished by Wik­iLeaks on June 22 sug­gest that even when such ex­treme mea­sures are taken, no com­puter is safe from mo­ti­vated, well-re­sourced hack­ers. The 11 doc­u­ments de­scribe a piece of soft­ware called “Bru­tal Kan­ga­roo,” a set of tools built for in­fil­trat­ing iso­lated, “air-gapped” com­put­ers by tar­get­ing in­ter­net-con­nected net­works within the same or­ga­ni­za­tion.

2 HMD Global’s lat­est Nokia-brand smart­phone will ar­rive on Ama­zon for $229 next month. The de­vice is a per­fectly rea­son­able mid-range An­droid de­vice, pack­ing a 5.5-inch HD dis­play and a body hewn from alu­minium, or alu­minum, now that it’s be­ing sold in the US. Tucked in­side is a Snap­dragon 430, 3GB RAM, 32GB stor­age and space for a mi­croSD card, run­ning An­droid Nougat.

3 Aug­mented re­al­ity stu­dio castAR re­port­edly closes its doors.

The re­main­ing em­ploy­ees are ap­par­ently try­ing to sell its ex­ist­ing tech­nol­ogy.

4 Twit­ter on An­droid au­to­mat­i­cally en­ters ‘night mode’ after dark.

Now the only thing keep­ing you awake is outrage.

5 Mi­crosoft wants OneNote to be the go-to class­room app.

Mi­crosoft has been qui­etly fo­cus­ing on the ed­u­ca­tion mar­ket with its OneNote app for some time now. It’s of­fered free Of­fice 365 sub­scrip­tions for stu­dents, an in­te­grated math tu­tor and a class­room-cen­tric add-on called OneNote Class Notebook.

6 Face­book won’t re­lease data on po­lit­i­cal ads to re­searchers.

The com­pany’s pol­icy is the same for po­lit­i­cal and com­mer­cial ad­ver­tis­ing.

7 Google gives stu­dents in­ter­ac­tive tools for STEM and in­ter­net safety.

The com­pany is also of­fer­ing more Voy­ager sto­ries and guided cur­ricu­lum.

8 Google of­fi­cially kills Gchat in fa­vor of Hang­outs.

Google Talk, also known as Gchat, has of­fi­cially been put out to pas­ture and re­placed with Hang­outs. The tech gi­ant has been threat­en­ing to do so since March, so you’ve only your­self to blame for hold­ing on to an in­ter­net mes­sag­ing ser­vices from days gone by.

9 Not that long ago, there was a re­port that the on again/off again merger talks be­tween T-Mo­bile and Sprint had re­sumed, but the Wall Street Jour­nal re­ports they’re on hold. That’s ap­par­ently due to Sprint ne­go­ti­at­ing ex­clu­sively with the com­bined unit of Char­ter and Com­cast. An un­likely re­sult could be an ac­qui­si­tion of the fourth largest wire­less car­rier, or the two ca­ble com­pa­nies could in­vest in it to help im­prove the com­pany’s net­work, which they could then use to of­fer their wire­less ser­vices in­stead of Ver­i­zon.

10 Nin­tendo an­nounced that the Su­per Nin­tendo En­ter­tain­ment Sys­tem Clas­sic Edi­tion will hit re­tail on Septem­ber 29 for $80. It will come with 21 games on its hard drive, in­clud­ing clas­sics like Su­per Mario World, The Leg­end of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Su­per Metroid.

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