ATA Boy, Microsoft: Advanced Threat Analytics Tool Released

May 28th, 2015 by Jennifer Lough

network-security MVIAt the beginning of May 2015 Microsoft released a preview of its Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), a new security tool designed to detect and eliminate attacks based on behavior analysis. The system monitors user activity and system traffic to create behavior profiles. If (or when, since security measures require some degree of pessimism) anomalies occur, the system creates an “attack timeline” of events organized by recency and analyzed in context to prevent unnecessary alerts.

ATA is equipped to detect malicious attacks, including Pass-the-Hash, Golden Ticket, and Skeleton Key Malware, among others. These are most often marked by password monkey business, particularly Pass-the-Hash, a hacking technique that uses the underlying authentication protocols of a password to access protected data. A primary function of ATA is detecting high numbers of password attempts, which Read the rest of this entry »

Win a Pair of Zipbuds in our Facebook Father’s Day Contest!

May 28th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

Father's day message on a white keyboard

Treat Dad to a pair of Zipbuds Juiced 2.0 in sleek black by entering our Facebook contest.

As we mentioned previously, we love Zipbuds because of their tangle-resistant zipper-integrated cable that retains flexibility and provides frustration free usability. The angled ear tips provide a secure and comfortable fit while minimizing ear pressure and providing crystal clear highs and powerful bass to suit all music styles. Read the rest of this entry »

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Previews Now Available for Android Phones

May 21st, 2015 by Pamela Michael

MVI Office for AndroidWhen Microsoft delivered it’s Office suite of productivity apps to Android tablets earlier this year, they promised apps for phones were on their way.

This week, the software giant made good on it’s promise, releasing preview versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to beta testers in the Microsoft Office for Android community.


If you’d like to snag a preview version for yourself, Read the rest of this entry »

uBeam Projected to Land $50M in Funding for Their Ultrasound Wireless Charging Technology

May 5th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

U Beam Article Micro Visions, Inc.True cord cutters rejoice. Wireless mobile charging is no longer a pipe dream, but a technology that has actually been realized and will hopefully be available to consumers in the very near future. CEO Meredith Perry and her team at UBeam  have created transmitters that rely on ultrasound transduction to beam wireless energy to any device containing a receiver. The beam currently has a reach of about 15 feet, and is fully explained in a recent TechCrunch article. Read on, or click the link which will open a new tab where you can Read The Complete Article at .

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. Read the rest of this entry »