Pamela Rentz is a freelance writer and editor who has been working in marketing communications and PR for technology—from startups to Fortune 100 outfits—for more than eighteen years. She’s a regular contributor to TechWell.com and GardenTraveler.com. She’s also a Georgia Master Gardener and, when not writing, can usually be found in a garden somewhere.
Some things never change and, unfortunately, picking bad passwords that put you at risk of identity theft seems to be among them. The 2016 Worst Passwords List has been released by SplashData, the password management company that releases the annual list of the worst of the worst passwords.
Google's Toontastic 3D app lets anyone create 3D cartoons. Select from dozens of characters, customize them, or draw your own. Then simply move them around on a screen and animate and narrate your own cartoons. Create shows, stories, reports, family photo albums, or presentations.
With the goal of making IoT devices more secure, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced the IoT Home Inspector Challenge. The contest calls for a technical solution or tool that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the IoT devices in their homes.
To help overcome military challenges posed in difficult urban environments, DARPA has launched its new OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program. The goal of OFFSET is to provide help to small-unit combat forces operating in urban environments with drones capable of swarming, and you can help.
Would you like to update your holiday traditions with one that’s actually pretty simple and fun? Google's Santa Tracker lets you follow Santa and his sled around the world with Google Maps when he takes off on December 24, via desktop web, mobile web, Android app, Android TV app, and Chromecast.
Fitness trackers, cars, and refrigerators are embedded with sensors to inform us about our health, where we’re going, and maybe one day, let us know that we’re running out of milk. But what could embedded spinach leaves accomplish? For one thing, send an alert to the presence of explosives.