Fortnite’s Android vulnerability leads to Google/Epic Games spat

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Google, Miscellaneous

Epic Games’ popular shooter Fortnite has been out on Android for just a few weeks, and already there are concrete examples of some of the security fears brought about by the game’s unique distribution method. Google disclosed a vulnerability in the Fortnite Installer that could trick the installer into installing something other than Fortnite.

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Happy New Year! 6 Tech Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Featured, Fun Stuff, Internet, Miscellaneous, Technology, Tips & Tricks

Written by Alexis Caffrey / Courtesy of 6 Tech Trends That Will Dominate 2014 Editor’s note: This is a contributed post by Alexis Caffrey, a freelance writer with a focus on technology, new media, and design. When she’s not writing, she can be found glued to her Kindle, teaching yoga, or perusing home design blogs. You can reach Alexis via Twitter or It’s that time of year when we look back on all that was accomplished in the technology world in 2013 and pick up our jaws off the floor. In 2013 the tech world boomed. Both social media sensations Vine and Instagram video were launched in 2013, Google introduced the world to its Glass and Chromecast devices, and 3D printing was, well, everywhere. Will 2014 hold the same caliber of mind-blowing tech advances that 2013 saw? Most experts think that next year’s technology will meet, and maybe even exceed, the significance of this year’s innovations. Here are a few of the budding tech trends of 2014, and the projected impact they will have. Of course, these predictions are only the tip of the iceberg. 1. Growth of wearable computing These computers, disguised as accessories or apparel will get a lot of attention in 2014. With wearable computing, the user experience could be even more personal than it is with smartphone and tablet technology, simply because the device is worn on the body. This gives the user more accessibility to real-time information and more personalized feedback, particularly fitness devices and healthcare gadgets. Not everyone is thrilled about ubiquitous wearable technology though. While currently, to access information on portable devices, users must stop what they’re doing and retrieve the device, phone or tablet, wearable technology requires no additional effort to interact with the device. This has many worried that, socially, we’re not ready for wearable distractions that will invariably pull us away from face-to-face interaction. 2. Sensor Technology The city population is at an all-time high of 3.5...

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