YouTube will put live streaming in the palm of your hand
The video-sharing site will soon offer support for live streaming on its YouTube app, and it also promises that live streaming will have all the regular features as regular videos, including search, recommendations and playlists. Simplicity is the name of the game when going live with video like this, and YouTube’s app appears to have made things quite easy.
You can read all the details here.
Samsung has launched a program called Creative Square
Through this program, Samsung plans to find and help startup and designers in mobile. The incubation program will receive applications from June 27 to July 31, and will look for startups with innovative ideas in mobile, the company said. Selected partners will receive up to $85,000 in financial support and can use Samsung’s R&D campus in Seoul for a minimum of six months and up to a year.
More info about this subject here.
Acer Chromebook 14 it’s thin and clad in aluminum and sells for less than $300
Acer’s new product is a 14-inch Chromebook that looks expensive, but isn’t, with a starting price of $280. Depending on the specific model it features 14-inch screen with either HD (1,366×768) or full HD (1,920×1,080) resolution, Intel Celeron processor, either quad-core N3160 or dual-core N3060, either 2GB or 4GB of onboard memory, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage (eMMC).
You can read full specs and see a full review here.
Samsung unveils a quick-charging Notebook 7 spin convertible laptop
Available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch editions, the new Windows 10 2-in-1 features a 360-degree touchscreen display and can extend battery life by two hours with just a 20-minute charge. The price will start at $800.
More details about the different configurations and prices here.
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File-encrypting ransomware programs are on the rise
The prevalence of ransomware programs, both those that encrypt data and those that don’t, has exploded over the past two years, with companies being increasingly targeted. This includes programs that only lock the computer’s screen to prevent its use as well as those that hold the data itself hostage by encrypting it, the so-called cryptors. The rise of cryptors in particular has been significant, accounting for 32 percent of all ransomware attacks last year compared to only 7 percent the year before, according to Kaspersky Lab.
You can read more about crypto ransomware here.
Researchers accidentally develop a material that may help fight water shortages
The material consists of solid, carbon-rich nanorods, which David Lao created accidentally. Some of the ideas regarding the usage of the new material include water purification systems for developing countries, low-energy water harvesting for arid regions, and anti-sweat fabric that could suck up sweat and expel it as vapor.
Before the researchers get overzealous, it has been pointed out that they have a lot of work to do in order to manage the material and develop it for real-world applications.
More info about the phenomenon known as “solvent capitation under solve-phobic confinement” here.
Nissan built a drone that does 0 to 60 in 1.3 seconds to keep up with the new GT-R
The average top speed of a high-end quadcopter hovers around 40-50 mph, so to shoot racing film at breakneck velocities, Nissan turned to the experts. Built to keep up with the road-going GT-R on the track, the airborne version features a 1400mAh lithium polymer battery powering four 2000kV XNova motors. Combined with the low-drag canopy, the drone is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.3 seconds before topping out at 115 mph.
You can read about the super fast flying machine here.