Four Musketeers Of Tech Innovations


Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook the four musketeers of tech innovations of 21st Century gave the world the best in the form of Apple products, Microsoft windows, Google search engine and the Facebook social networking.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

Apple

Apple

  • Apple out of the box products that rocked the entire world started off with the spell of iPod and continued the legacy with iPad iPhone range of series with the latest masterpieces like iPad Pro introducing most advanced Retina display, the powerful A10X Fusion chip, iOS features all in a new 10.5-inch mode.
  • The Apple TV lets you stream all the video content in the iTunes Store to your HDTV, with purchases stored in the cloud. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube and dozens of other online services are available, plus music, videos, and photos can be streamed from iOS devices using AirPlay.
  • The incredibly thin and light apple computer MacBook features new seventh-generation processors, faster SSD storage and up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • Apple phone iPhone is a smartphone that traversed its charm all the way to its latest iPhone new iPhone7 Plus.

Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Google

Google

  • Google Search, is becoming more powerful with RankBrain an algorithm learning artificial intelligence system
  • Google Maps: Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. Google is enabling users of its digital mapping service to allow their movements to be tracked by friends and family
  • Gmail is email that’s intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.
  • Android Google mobile operating system

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.

Microsoft

Microsoft

  • Microsoft Office Suite. This has something familiar with the MS office range that comes on with all new sequence of office cloud based office online 365.
  • Skype for Business. This video chatting platform almost rocked the word till now as the new kids like whatsapp, Google duo  video calling app become the new generation cyber interest.
  • Bing, The Microsoft very own search engine might not be that much familiar as of now in the shade of Google search engine but it’s equally valued for the query satisfactions.
  • Windows Client. We know computers pcs so we also know windows which went into its best innovations from windows vista to now latest windows 10 equipped with latest features like Windows Defende

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.

Facebook

Facebook

Facebook reinvented the legacy of orkut that use to be the king in the social networking scenario as people get in touch with the intuitive beauty of Facebook like share and tag functionalities features with more for business communities in the form of Facebook business profiles and marketing branding.

 

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Botnet Infection: Internet Of Things Security Questionable


Science has given us a lot in the form of NASA, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many more as the list is infinite, as compared to the vast digital progress in technology.

Also, we were very well aware in our school days about a famous essay which usually opens with the lines: “Science has advantages and disadvantages”.

internet of things devices

internet of things security

But none of us might had thought that this, “very essay” fits best in the current  21st century  immense tech innovations. Like we know, “Internet of things” is the dearest love of the people, very much interested in the tech innovations, yes we had witnessed a vast progress in (IoT) as of now, we have everything Smart from Smart Thermostat, Smart Plug, Smart Bulbs, Smart Lock, to Smart Toothbrush and the list is in progress.

So, how does the above essay fits in all the above said innovations? The disadvantage comes in the form of, “Botnet“.

What is all about, “Botnet ddos” and why should we fear out of bot attack?

This has something to relate with the famous 2016 Dyn cyberattack that took place on October 21, 2016 and caused major internet services disruption in all over Europe and North America.

Definition of Botnet in layman terms goes like this:

In more, refined words a bot can be defined to be a computer or internet-connected device, i.e IOT infected with malware and thoroughly controlled by a central command-and-control server.

How this cyberattack was related to, “(IoT) devices “?

The activities are believed to have been executed through a botnet consisting of a large number of Internet-connected devices ((IoT enabled)—such as printers, IP cameras, residential gateways and baby monitors—that had been infected with the Mirai malware.

bot attack

Botnet attack

Also,  Botnet facilitate distributed denial-of-service attacks aka botnet DDoS attacks, making websites captive and flooded with surplus traffic losing control to the hacker servers. The inexpensive, “(IoTdevices” and internet of things security namely IP configured webcams, Internet routers, CCTV other electronic gadgets happens to be the vulnerable gateways to the much said botnet attack.

In case, whenever these internet of things devices  weighs less in cyber security they fell in the trap of cyber security concern facilitating effective build up of the botnets targeted combined cyberattacks. Moreover, Dyn cyberattack victims were none other than the huge web traffic monopoly like Twitter and Netflix, as they got temporarily wiped off  the Internet at that miserable time.

The shining dot com era  of 2000 onwards would not mind having such cyber threat in the form of tech surprise, to silence and crash websites evan evade from the cyberspace. We have two facets of this like, “Digital marketing” that do its best “by hook or by crook” to generate huge traffic to the sites, on the other hand we have Botnet that paralyse the site and finish its presence thoroughly via large traffic input into the sites.

All this seems to be the witty byproduct result of the wacky inventions that fairly materialise into the famous saying of the past, “science advantages and disadvantages”.

 

 

Google Smart Home: Futuristic Google Home Automation


Google is the next bigwig in out-of-the-box innovative technological innovations after super power NASA. Of the late we have already witnessed the extreme tech surprises in the form of Google Glasses♥ and Google Car♥ and now all-new google home automation namely voice-activated speaker, “Google Home”♥ is the new fad for tech savvy persons, living in the first century of the 3rd millennium. Importantly this device is powered by the Google Assistant with Google’s very own compact crisp features and functionality description in one liner as:

Google Home

Google Home

Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. And with support for multiple users, it can distinguish your voice from others in your home so you get a more personalized experience. It’s your own Google, just for you.

Infact Google has provided us with a robust comfy robo home help to ease our daily chore in a complete new innovative way. Now, the somewhat monotonous home life is sparked and enliven with the utmost ease and comfort of command orders that you can simply pass onto your Google Home device aka voice based assistant.

“Wow”♦ the fundamental dream of every human being, to own the luxury of home servants is materialised digitally via Google Home. You can smoothen your life, as you get real-time answers through your commands including the latest on everything and all things, related to soft enquiries of weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses updates and more to a simple voice request triggers which enable, Google Home to follow your commands, “orders” to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and more.

In addition, you can exercise your voice orders to retrieve your flight information, set alarms and timers, and even get the traffic updates on your way to work. Yes, the life seems to be more comfortable with Google smart home in your home, so that you can experience the power of real time home automation backed by the high-end sophisticated Google Assistant.

Even the expectations from Google Home surpass all the surprises as you are able to connect Google Home seamlessly with smart devices like Chromecast, Nest and Philips Hue, so you can use your voice to set the perfect temperature or turn down the lights. Most Importantly you have to have Wi Fi Smart switch

The human civilization has traversed a prolong wide period of rapid progress from the stone age of the early men to the most modern tech enabled present era of today as all of this seems to be beyond imagination to have swift digital revolutions in the form of Google Car, Google Glass and the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, “Asimo“.

Sometimes this seems at par with some kind of science fiction novel that has suddenly comes alive in the wacky innovations of the present as we can fuel more into further imaginations of having robot, “Asimo” wearing Google Glass eyeing the world, and enjoying everything digital in the future with home powered by Google smart home, go off on a lovely drive in Google car to splash out with Bitcoin and Ethereum wallet.

Homey

Homey

This is not the masterpiece alone that has rocked the home automation as of now we have more payers vying to capture the marketplace with innovations. The voice assistant trendsetters started off with Apple’s Siri innovations that powered the Smartphone with predecessor like Homey – Everything at home connected with tag line,  “Unleash your creativity at home”.

What are the features specs of this miracle device:

  • Control lighting throughout your home
  • Control your TV and tuner
  • Play music
  • Secure your home
  • Get notified of new mail
  • Set your home temperature
  • Control sunscreens and blinds from a smartphone app
  • Wake up comfortably
  • Get doorbell notifications on your smartphone
  • Control your home from one App
  • Shut down your entire home with one button
  • Enjoy the perfect Home Cinema

This is the one advanced facet of google home automation but we have more in line up in the future  backed by the power of Artificial Intelligence, big data and predictive analytics.