Kaspersky Blog – 3.19.21
The PlayStation 5 console went on sale last November, but many hopeful shoppers are still empty-handed. Sony, suffering a chip shortage as a result of COVID-associated supply restrictions, cannot keep pace with demand. Meanwhile, scammers are moving in to take advantage of the hype by offering the chance to win a PS5.
Source: New phishing scam promises PlayStation 5 giveaway
DivX Blog – 3.8.21
If you’re like me then you have years and years worth of digital videos stored on your computer hard drive(s). Files upon files of family vacations, kids growing up, plus that hearty collection of Internet videos. Whether it’s to comment on my changing hair color or to see themselves as babies, my kids love to watch the videos I took of them over the years. Sometimes we just watch those videos on the computer using DivX Player, however my kids prefer when I cast those videos to our big screen TV in our family room. To enjoy my home movies on the TV, I simply use the DivX Media Server to stream video to our Playstation. Don’t have a gaming console? No problem, DivX Media Server will work with nearly any smart TV that’s connected to the same WiFi network.
Source: Stream to TV with PS4 and DivX Media Server – DivX Video Software
Western Digital Blog – 3.8.21 (3.3.21)
The most-played game of the 2000s was not Wii Sports, Grand Theft Auto, or The Sims. It was Minesweeper. The boxed minefields came preloaded on Windows starting in 1992, when the game was so mesmerizing that Bill Gates used to sneak into his friend’s office just to play. The original function of Minesweeper was to teach players how to use right- and left-click, but it was beloved decades beyond providing mastery of this skill. Microsoft didn’t remove Minesweeper until Windows 8 was released in 2012, at which point another game had taken the throne: an intriguingly purposeless indie sandbox called Minecraft.
Source: The Next Game-Changer Is in the Cloud
Avast Blog – 3.8.21 (3.3.21)
According to statistics compiled by the FBI and the FTC, cybercrime against older people is on the rise. In addition to increasing five-fold since 2014, these crimes cost more than $650 million per year. But, luckily, there are things you can do to protect your elder loved ones from online scams.
Source: Preventing Elder Scams | Avast
Microsoft Blog – 3.8.21 (3.2.21)
For years, Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté received countless proposals for virtual reality technologies, but they couldn’t match the magic of his intensely visual and mesmerizing live performances. Now, with a new platform provided by Microsoft, he’s rethinking that.
Source: “You can actually feel like you’re in the same place”: Microsoft Mesh powers shared experiences in mixed reality | Innovation Stories