One of the telltale signs of today’s landscape is how technological advances are literally busting at the seams. On a seemingly monthly basis, we are awed and amazed at yet another incredible development in technology. It seems that every field of study is undergoing record growth and advancement. In fact, many of these developments are creating brand new fields of study which are requiring new skills to run them.
A few years ago, it was said that Moore’s Law was dead because of massive data growth exceeded the limits of the formula. Listed below are some amazing developments that are leaving an amazing footprint in our society:
USB Condoms are a thing now
If you connect your devices to anything public, be it wireless or wired Internet, or USB power charging stations, it is best to assume that these are not safe. While you can protect your data in several ways, e.g. by using a VPN when you need to access the Internet while connected to a public or untrusted network, it is sometimes the case that simple things are overlooked. USB Condoms are a thing now – gHacks Tech News
This all-electric airplane is flying the first commercial test flight of its kind
When a seaplane took off this morning in Vancouver, Canada—with the CEO of Harbour Air, the charter plane company that owns the aircraft, at the controls—it was the world’s first commercial test of an all-electric airplane. The zero-emissions plane was created by retrofitting a standard six-seater seaplane with an electric propulsion system from Magnix, a company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that began developing new electric motors a decade ago. Until now, other tests of electric planes have involved either hybrids that still have fuel onboard or tiny two-seater planes. This all-electric airplane is flying the first commercial test flight of its kind
‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online
“Dark patterns” meant to push people shopping online into spending more are startlingly common, according to a new study. The researchers found that dark patterns appear on more than 1 out of 10 sites and many of the most popular online merchants use these tactics frequently. In some cases, sites will hype limited-time deals with a countdown clock, warn you that the product you’re looking at is running out of stock, or tell you that 65 people in your area have recently purchased the item. In others, they’ll quietly add items to your cart, or sign you up for recurring payments under the guise of a free trial. ‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online – Futurity