Author: Lynn Wandia

Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Domains, Internet, Technology
The fact that technology has permeated almost every facet of our lives goes without question. Almost every individual now has access to the least technological nuggets required to operate the simplest devices. In accordance to this, Microsoft and Code.org jointly organised a global campaign, 'Hour of Code', to equip kids with basic coding skills across Africa and India. The Hour of Code is a global movement that aimed at inspiring millions of young people to try an hour of code so that they can learn basic computer science skills. To do this, Microsoft and Code.org have released a new tutorial “Minecraft Hour of Code Designer” to enable students build their own simple Minecraft game. According to statistics, Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but
Instagram Takes Measures against Cyberbullying

Instagram Takes Measures against Cyberbullying

Internet, Mobile, social media
Instagram is now adding new features that will give users more control over the comments section of each individual photo they post on the image-sharing service. This step is meant to dissuade users from engaging in Cyberbullying and to reduce content terrorism on the image sharing application. Users will now be able to turn off comments in order to banish trolls who leave offensive remarks. Previously, users were limited to deleting comments only after they were made, but Instagram recently appended this and implemented a comment filtration system that automatically sandblasted comments containing certain keywords that users preferred not to see on their comments section. Users will also be given the ability to remove followers from accounts that are private and not visible to th
Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Cyber Security, Governance, Internet, Technology
Few things in the world seem to progress faster than technology. However, despite the technology’s complexity and dynamic nature, security almost always seem to be a generation behind. As the society and industry become more dependent on internet connected devices, the significance of cyber defense increases immeasurably. Companies have done multiple investment in online security to better prepare themselves from such attacks. However, they are still very vulnerable as hackers won’t always necessarily be human. According to computer world, private sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. That number is expected to grow about 7% annually, according to Gartner and other analyst firms. However, as security
Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Business, Technology
Uber is the most used ride sharing app around the globe. The app’s latest update allows it to track user location . This clearly means that Uber will now know a user’s location even if they are dropped off a distance from the final destination and know where they end up after they leave the car. The change in location data gathering is quite apparent — after the update is completed, Uber prompts users to accept the new policy by enabling their phones to make the change. According to Uber, the change in data collection is to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service and to enhance safety. Before the new update, the company only collected data while a user was interacting with the app and while the app was in the foreground and visible. After a user accepts to update the app, the
VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

Mobile, Technology
VideoLAN's VLC app is the most popular media player. What makes it one of the best options among users is the fact that it is available on almost every platform and has the ability to play several video formats. The venerable media player is getting into the 360-degrees videos with a technical preview called VLC 360 degrees for windows and mac. The new feature lets users play 360-degree videos and photos as well as Panorama images. In addition, the player will support open source and cross-platform formats, accelerated with both OpenGL and Direct3D11. VideoLAN teamed up with Giroptic, a 360-degree camera maker, to bring on the new feature to its users making VLC the first major video player app to play 360 degrees videos. In essence, the 360 content can be displayed in Zoom...