While Ada Lovelace Day 2016 has not been recognised with a Google doodle, the most efficient way of learning what Inter/national Day it is (besides a #trending), Materials World is very encouraged to see Ada Lovelace Day as strongly celebrated and acknowledged as ever.
So apparently the new Windows upgrade shares an encrypted version of your wi-fi password with all your contacts.
ALL. OF. THEM.
Like even the spambot sending you Viagra ads. It’s called Wi-Fi Sense, and it is the default in the new upgrade.
To disable Wi-Fi sense, head into Wi-Fi—>Network settings—>Manage Wi-Fi settings, and uncheck basically all the boxes you can see.
When you join new networks, it will ask if you want to share that network. Keep the box unchecked.
This could be potentially harmful to your network security, so if you’ve recently upgraded, make sure you check to see what you’re sharing.
Technology doesn’t tend to just disappear: what is the social network of solar punk? How do we order and deliver goods? What do cars and public transport look like? What is our power grid? Are personal and street lights now bioluminent, or are they charged solar pieces? Are cell phones and computers integrated into our brains, updated frequently? What are advances in Wi-Fi technology? Are there people who prefer to go all natural, forgoing implants for suspicion of technology or religious reasons? What do robotics look like in a solar punk society? Are they humanoid, passing as people? Do they have rights? Are robotics used to supplement human bodies, like with functional prosthetic limbs and replacement parts? Or do we slowly eschew robots in favor of technology to grow whole new body parts, to create new organics for ourselves?
If you could swap the eyes you were born with for 3-D printed upgrades, would you? What if they had 15/20 vision, photo filters and the ability to record what you see? A research and design group in Italy is trying to bring this sci-fi concept to life. They’ve undergone a 12-year project to upgrade our vision with features like Wi-Fi and self-repairing technology, propelling the human body years into the future. There are 3 models: Heal, enhance, advance.
Power Over Wi-Fi named one of the most game changing technologies of the year.
Popular Science included the technology in their annual “Best of What’s New awards announced this week. Power Over Wi-Fi (PoWiFi) uses an internet router to send out “power packets” of data on unused Wi-Fi channels. These signals are harvested by specially developed sensors to charge small electronic devices.
In real world testing PoWiFi was able to recharge the battery of a Jawbone fitness tracker from zero to 41 percent, over 2.5 hours, without any noticeable disruption in internet speed for users.
In future the team hopes to increase the amount of energy transmitted, and make it operational over larger distances.