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NFTs Increasing in Popularity

NFTs Increasing in Popularity

Cryptocurrency is rapidly becoming more popular, transforming into different forms with new applications. NFTs are the new hot commodity in the space, and big name companies are taking notice. As of Sept. 30, 2021, Twitter and TikTok are both diving into the craze. NFT stands for non-fungible token. It can allow someone to own a […]

Amazon Astro’s Privacy Concerns Could Be a Warning for Purchasers

Amazon Astro’s Privacy Concerns Could Be a Warning for Purchasers

Astro, Amazon’s newest product, is a robot created as a faithful watch droid. The bot will watch for many things in your home; elderly family members, babies, and even warn you about household objects left on the stove. The bot does its job to protect your house to a tee, as you never have to […]

Artificial Intelligence Patent Controversy

Artificial Intelligence Patent Controversy

Although artificial intelligence has been leading the forefront of technology, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decided not to patent the work of these computers. In April 2020, the office ruled that only “natural persons” can be credited as inventors. In early September 2021, a district court upheld the decision that the U.S. Patent […]

World’s Smallest Microchip Microflier Inspired by Nature

World’s Smallest Microchip Microflier Inspired by Nature

The world’s smallest microchip microflier has just been announced. The new technology was officially announced in an article on Nature on Sept. 22, 2021.  The developers were inspired by wind-dispersed seeds when they designed the winged microchips. These tiny devices are no bigger than a grain of sand and can be used to monitor things […]

Microsoft Moves to Password-Free Logins for Consumer Accounts

Microsoft Moves to Password-Free Logins for Consumer Accounts

Using technology means remembering passwords — lots of them from banking accounts to social media. However, in a strategic move to decrease the possibility of hacking, Microsoft announced it launched a password-free option for its consumer account holders on Sept. 15, 2021. Microsoft is formally retiring written passwords for personal accounts, aligning its policies with […]

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