Author archives: Priyansha

Imagine you want to the three volumes of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You get on the Internet and say, “Hey good people of the Internet, does anyone has the LoTR trilogy?” If you were on some random site, here’s the answer you’ll get, “Hey, I’ve got all three volumes. Let me give it to you,” But on Torrent, is like a hundred people saying “Buddy, we’ve each got pages of this trilogy. Let us give you the pages and you can put the entire volume together yourself.” This figuratively explains how peer-to-peer technology in Torrent...
Reddit, the so-called Internet’s front page, will launch a new venture called UPVOTED, a news site that aggregates top stories from its community. Despite its name, there will be no way users can upvote stories on the standalone news site. The newly launched site will pull interesting content on news, sports, animals, and lifestyle issues from Reddit communities– pretty much all of the internet’s top stories – and put it on the site where users can neither vote/downvote or comment. Upvoted will be run by an editorial team of aro...
Network security firm, Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new malware, monikered YiSpecter that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan. Once YiSpecter infects a phone, it can install unwanted apps; replacing genuine apps with ones it has downloaded, send user information back to its server. It can force apps to show full-screen advertisements, change default search engines and bookmarks. The malware automatically reappears even after users manually delete it from their iOS devi...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has rolled out a new piece of hardware today – the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen display which can be available for $60 through online and brick-and-mortar retailers. The launch comes a year after the organization unveiled the device and is the work of UK-based Inelco Hunter. The 7” unit flaunts 800 x 480 panel working at 60fps, with a 70-degree viewing anger and a 10-finger touch. It will let users custom build their own devices and tablets that need screens to be usable. Users can connect their Pi ...
At the IFA tech show in Berlin today, XYZ Printing showcased an exciting lineup of products today, making waves around the event. This includes a range of 3D Printers – the new da Vinci Junior and da Vinci Pro, affordable printers for beginner use. The Nobel 1.0, a semi-professional 3D printer for high-resolution prints. The Taiwan-based company also showed off its new food printer, which when loaded with edible ammo can be programmed to create culinary masterpieces in under five minutes. The Food Printer can accumulate up to th...
On Friday morning at the IFA tech show in Berlin, Parrot unveiled the third generation of its Philippe Starck-designed wireless headphones. The latest model in the high-tech wireless headphones series, Parrot Zik 3 has a notable digital upgrade with progressive abilities such as adaptive noise cancelling, play music direct from wearable devices such as the Apple Watch and the Moto 360. Parrot has also made minor design enhancements in the Zik 3 as well. The French company has made sure the Zik 3 is brimming with super expensive uph...
Following weeks of investigation, editors who work on the English version of Wikipedia blocked 381 user accounts for “black hat” editing. The accounts were engaged in “undisclosed paid advocacy” – a term used for editors who create fake pages and promotional articles using misinformation on existing pages on Wikipedia, and promise to protect those pages in exchange for a free without revealing their affiliation, in violation of Wikimedia’s Terms of Use. Essentially, hackers were hired to spread misinformation across pages on Wikipe...
No one delivers Chinese food in space. Sad, but true. In fact, the biggest problem with eating in space is that there is no gravity. Even a morsel of food will float off and drift around the space vessel. Drinks, they too will float out and hang in the air. To feed astronauts who’re in space on long term missions, NASA scientists have invented special packaging over the decades. From gloopy foods packaged in tubes in the 60s, to freeze dried food to hot meals that require hot water to be mixed to become moist, nutrition researchers at...
ICANN the arbiter and overseer of the entire Internet’s domains and web addresses has been hacked, potentially compromising names, email addresses, passwords, and more info. ICANN short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers wrote in a blog post usernames and encrypted passwords for profiles on its ICANN.org site have been compromised by an unauthorized party. The global internet authority revealed in an email to Motherboard that investigations are currently going on. Accounts containing usernames, email add...
Apple’s Siri may have kicked-off the voice-enabled personal assistant trend, but it’s Amazon’s Alexa that is winning the game. A week ago, Amazon announced it was releasing the Alexa Appkit, in hopes that hobbyist and legit developers will integrate the chatty voice technology behind the Echo into their own software and devices. The world’s largest e-tailer has opened up its technology out for free. "By adding Alexa to your device, your users can request and receive information in the same way they would from an Amazon Echo," re...