Nuspire – Providing Cybersecurity Over the Greatest Threats

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It’s impossible not to hear a news story about a major cybersecurity breach and so easy to see the vulnerability of businesses to online threats. There are over 200,000 malware attacks per day, with nearly half of them aiming at businesses.

If you’re a business leader, this issue is unquestionably a top priority; we believe this profile of Nuspire, a leading cybersecurity firm, will pique your interest.

Cybersecurity has evolved over the last twenty years pretty dramatically. Beginning as a game of leapfrog where you have a susceptibility that would be patched with a widget or piece of technology, it has now transformed to something much more sophisticated and only means the landscape dynamics of the threats have skyrocketed.

What is needed is an ongoing service. A coupling of human analytics and technology that is applied constantly to meet that challenge.

What’s different about Nuspire? They develop their own technologies. In order to maintain a viable threat security posture in this landscape, you must be constantly re-engineering what you’re doing. You can create great credibility by developing and owning your own technology.

Nuspire is significant because they’re making an impact on the world. It’s not just about saving an individual company’s reputation or assets, but it’s about creating a business atmosphere and an environment globally through the use of technology. Adding to that equation adds back value to every single person’s life each day.

To learn how you or your business can stay protected from cybersecurity threats, visit nuspire.com today.

 

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Kidslox – Controlling the Amount of Time Your Child Spends in Front of a Screen

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Children spend a significant amount of time looking at screens every single day. But do parents truly know the amount of time their children spend looking at their devices? Are they aware of the content that their children are viewing?

Luckily, this is where Kidslox comes into play.

Kidslox is a mobile application for iOS and Android that helps parents set boundaries about the number of times their kids spend in front of their mobile devices.

There are five main features:

  1. Instant lockdown mode
  2. Daily limit – this allows you to set an amount of time per day that the screen will be on
  3. Allows you to set a specific period of time for the device to be in lockdown mode
  4. Content filter which allows you to block over five million adult sites
  5. Restriction of specific apps

Kidslox is unique from other parental control software and applications in that it’s totally cross-platform. It functions universally on iOS and Android. You can control it on an iOS device from an Android and an Android device from iOS.

In addition, Kidslox uses a different approach to content filtering which doesn’t drain your battery, slow down the internet, or cost a lot of money for the device.

Kidslox also has a three-way toggle which is their almost patentable technology. This is where they define the device either in parent mode, child mode, or lockdown mode. It’s simple and intuitive and parents seem to think that it’s the best part. Kidslox also has individual app blocking on iOS devices.

Start managing your family’s screen time today by heading to kidslox.com or by visiting the Google Play or Appstore.

 

IWN – Giving Those in Underserved Areas WiFi Access

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Living in a city like New York or Washington, D.C., you’ll become conditioned to the luxury of WiFi. We take its availability for granted when we go home, walk into a cafe, or connect to the free WiFi on the subway.

But what about the areas outside of the city-rural areas that are underserved and don’t have access to WiFi?

Well, that’s where Intelligent Wireless Networks (IWN) comes into play.

Intelligent Wireless Networks is granting people access to whatever it is they need or want to do. The first line of access IWN provides is basic high-speed internet connectivity. But beyond that, they give people access to perhaps growing education, an opportunity to earn money, and now offering people the ability to play every day and build a business doing so.

IWN has worked for the last couple of years with the people of the community trying to educate as to why they need to get involved and why they need to buy into this community-based WiFi network model that they’ve created.

The level of development that IWN has experienced has been based on adoption rate. Getting into the communities on a localized level and educating them on why they need to participate has been so critical.

If someone is interested in building or taking the reigns in their community for a localized WiFi network, it’s simple to get started.

If you’d like to learn more about how IWN is providing underserved areas with wifi, head on over to intelligentwirelessnetworks.com today.

 

Go On Head, Retweet Yourself: Twitter Gets an Update

We bet that quite a few of you are on Twitter. And since there are over 300 million active monthly users, the odds are in our favor. Well, just so ya know, Twitter got a whole lot cooler this week. Here’s our breakdown of what’s new in the Twitter-sphere:

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  1. Say bye-bye to harsh 140 character restrictions
    • You heard us right. Twitter just got a little more lenient with the character count. You’re now able to add pictures, GIFs, quoted tweets, and videos without adding to the total number of characters. Alas!
  2. Go on head, retweet yourself.
    •  Did we stutter? You can retweet yourself. Feel free to share all the glorious comments from your Twitter’s past.
  3. Replies sans @username
    • When you’d reply to a tweet, the tweet would start with @username before your comment. That’s no longer the case. Now there’s a thread line that shows who you’re replying to with your tweet below. So that just means that you have even more characters to share your reply.

So what do you think? Was this update everything you hoped for and more? If so, you can – shameless plug – tweet us @newswatchtv. Or if the update didn’t live up to the hype, you can still tweet us; we’ll be happy to reply.

Instagram Drops New Features and Kills One

Courtesy of Endgadget.

Courtesy of endgadget.

By: Hazel Lovely Saunders

A couple of weeks ago Instagram released a surprising new feature called Stories, which allows you to share all the moments throughout your day. Similar to rival app Snapchat, stories consists of mini video clips or pictures stay up for 24 hours, appearing as a mini slideshow or video series. Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, attempted to purchase Snapchat a couple of years ago. They couldn’t buy the app, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t integrate their ideas in their app.

But Instagram released a feature that Snapchat doesn’t have: zooming. This gives the users the ability to zoom in on other users’ photos and videos by pinching the post. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for iPhone users, but they say it will be released soon on Android.

The new zoom feature allows marketers to get even more creative with content on Instagram. Instead of watching a video in one perspective, users can now zoom around and choose a certain focus to view.

Courtesy of Tech Crunch.

Instagram will also take advantage of the new iPhone 7 plus dual camera. Courtesy of Tech Crunch.

The problem with this new feature is that Instagram images content can look grainy if you zoom in too much. But this isn’t stopping users from using this new feature—there’s even a trending hashtag about Instagram’s latest addition.

These features are here to stay, but the photo map feature is on its way out. This classic feature allowed you to see a map of where a users’ photos were taken (if you allowed it). Instagram said in a statement to Mashable, “Photo Map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities.”

So what are your thoughts? Are you sad to see the Photo-Map feature go? Or are you happy that you can zoom? Tweet us your thoughts @NewsWatchTV.

Jon Favreau Creates a Virtual Reality World with ‘Gnomes & Goblins’

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

By: Hazel-Lovely Saunders

Technology and entertainment are merging faster than ever with the latest tool—virtual reality. Filmmakers and other creators are taking on this tool to create videos, games, news and more. Created by director Jon Favreau, known for Chef and The Jungle Book, is the latest fusion of entertainment and tech. It’s called Gnomes & Goblins.

A preview of the project is being released on Thursday, Sept. 8 for free on the HTC Vive VR headset. The preview of the project is set in an enchanted forest, a similar setting to The Jungle Book, where you act as the lead in the film. During the preview you meet a tiny goblin and befriend him. The way you interact with the goblin determines your path in where your story goes. As the main character you will be free to wander and explore at your own pace.

Cpurtesy of Road to VR.

Courtesy of Road to VR.

“There’s people who come from a gaming background who see the gaming potential [of VR], and there’s people who come from a cinema background that see how they expand it,” Favreau says. “But to me everything in between is the Oklahoma land grab. You can stake out a little piece of land in the middle of this that’s unique.”

The preview of Gnomes & Goblins takes about 10 minutes to play but eventually the idea is what Favreau describes as “Like Disneyland. Where you build more and more out.” If the preview launch becomes successful, he plans to release a more built-out version of the project. Check out the preview below:

Let us know what you think about this new Favreau project. What other films would you like to see become part of a VR world? Tweet us, like us on Facebook, and don’t forget to stay updated with weekly articles here.

Five Entertainment Tech Trends You Should Know

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By Hazel-Lovely Saunders

Creativity is the working body in the entertainment industry. And with recent advances in technology, creatives are finding insane ways to incorporate tech into entertainment. From virtual reality headsets in movie theaters to CGI in Fast 7. You never know what new technology will be up next for the industry.

  1. Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses software-generate realistic images, sounds, and other sensations to channel a real environment.

The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, accumulated $2.5m in funding on Kickstarter and was available for the blockbuster film “Interstellar” to let audiences interact with the movie’s spacecraft and explore areas in the film. Hopefully we get to watch all movies on VR.

 

VR isn’t only popular in watching movies, but it’s the new trend in gaming. You’ll find VR gaming headsets from all the tech giants. For example, Samsung released their Gear VR while Sony is in the works for a headset for PlayStation 4. Additionally, Valve Software and HTC are working on Vive.

  1. Augmented Reality (AR)

Now augmented reality (AR) is found in the latest addition, Pokémon Go. This technology blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer generated. Basically a mix of virtual reality, computer-generated environments, and what’s in the real world in real time.

In Pokémon Go players use their mobile device’s GPS capability to capture, battle and train virtual created, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real world.

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But Pokémon Go isn’t the only one in the AR arena, Microsoft is currently working on a high-profile HoloLens project, and Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company is working on augmented reality.

  1. High Dynamic Range

High-dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a high dynamic range (HDR) technique used in imagining and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range. It’s better visual experience with greater contrast—highlights, brighter colors and a lifelike images.

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An example of HDRI is 4K TV. This tech is on the rise, but it probably needs to be watched on a huge TV to notice the difference. This tech can also be found in compact cameras like the new Nikon DL series feature 4K video. Although 4K can be very crisp it takes a lot of memory storage and a strong hard drive to import videos.

  1. Real-Time Cloud Rendering

Cloud rendering is a fast process of creating constant-shape clouds for games and flight simulators. Basically rendering of clouds in real-time. This technology can be used to render complex game image son mobile devices. Major studios use this to cut visual effects costs.

Atomic Fiction’s Conductor is in the lead for these visual effects technique and helped the visual effects for the movie, “The Walk”.

  1. Light Field

A light field camera captures information about the light field emanating from a specific scene; that includes, the intensity of light of the scene and the direction that the light rays are traveling in space. This gives the photographer flexibility to shoot first and choose the focus, aperture and settings after.

This is a time-saver for film shoots. Instead of multiple cameras for different focus points, this will capture it all in one shot. You can edit and change the settings after each shot to satisfy which image you want.

Ars Electronica 2013 - Lytro light-field photography

Ars Electronica 2013 – Lytro light-field photography

Companies Otoy and Lytro offer light-field capturing devices. Other companies like nVidia is also researching this field.

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