We have finally made it to September and are quickly approaching Fall. Feel like you missed most of the news this week? Well, don’t fret! There are plenty of goodies to walk away with this week including the miraculous self-healing material NASA has been working on. So, sit back and enjoy another dose of the Spry Hive!
There is no doubt that our world of technology have been heavily influenced by the works of science fiction. While we are pretty sure nobody will be shooting bullets in space anytime soon, NASA has developed a self-healing material that has proven itself to be as durable as the Terminator himself.
We’ve all been here before. You click a link on your phone, and the next thing you see is an ad to download the sites latest app, hiding the information you are looking for. Very rarely are these prompts actually useful. Evidently, Google agrees, and, as part of their push for mobile friendliness, is going to start punishing the sites that use such aggressive tactics.
It’s no secret that internet connectivity is making it’s way into as many pieces of technology as possible. Labeled the ‘Internet of Things’, economists have recently predicted that the IoT market has the potential to produce a least $3.9 trillion. As the IoT become more and more integrated into our daily lives, though, one of the lesser-talked about concerns is the ensuing notification hell.
Ever since ICANN lifted the restrictions on top-level domain names, moving away from the likes of ‘.com’ and ‘.net’, the list of TLDs has exploded . Since then, the internet security firm Blue Coast has been monitoring the ever growing catalog of domain names and recently released the top ten most malicious new TLDs.
Apple products have always been viewed as safer in terms of information security when compared to Microsoft. As people began jailbreaking their iPhones, though, the devices became quite vulnerable to attack. Well, this week hackers walked away with over 250,000 Apple accounts from jailbroken iPhones, allowing them to make purchases in the App Store without your permission.
The first of his kind in thirty years, Jake Weidmann has spent his life training to become one of twelve living Master Penmen. Skipping recess as a child to ensure his strokes and notes were flawlessly written out, Weidmann has made a name for himself as one of the greatest physical artists alive, dedicating his life to a style that’s quickly fading away.
When Google does anything nowadays, it’s considered big new by just about everybody. Well, that trend continued when they decided to change their logo’s design this week. For those of you who frequently use Bing or (gasp!) Yahoo, head over to Google and see how their logo has once again evolved with a brand new design.
Some intriguing news surfaced this week detailing an unprecedented collaboration of the world’s largest tech companies. Interestingly excludes Apple, the core group of Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are evidently teaming up to build a truly ‘next-generation’ video format.
There is no denying how beautiful the universe can be, especially as our exploration of space continues to expand exponentially. As our space drones move farther away from Earth, humans have become increasingly interested in visiting and colonizing our planetary neighbor, Mars. Well, thanks to Psiu Puxa, we can finally begin fighting over who gets what spot as they build a gallery of the most beautiful Martian Landscapes.
The growing trend inside large organizations seems to be moving towards what some people are calling “design thinking”. In an attempt to empathize and connect with their users, these organizations are becoming more willing to utilize prototypes and more tolerant of failure, aligning their methods with those already familiar to most designers.
This past week that the world lost two brilliant and extraordinarily influential individuals. Oliver Sacks, the globally renowned author who dedicated his life and work to understanding and portraying the quirky neurological oddities of humans, and Wes Craven, the legendary filmmaker who dedicated his life to mastering and evolving the art of horror, have both passed away.
Enjoy this wonderful rainbow cat as a parting gift, and have a great long weekend with family and friends. Don’t forget to stop by next week for another dose of the Spry Hive!