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1Password now lets you see if your password has been leaked
With all of the recent data breaches at major companies like Equifax, Uber, and Yahoo, making sure your password isn’t compromised is an essential internet safety pillar.
For those of you using the fantastic app 1Password, it will now be easier than ever to check if your login credentials to various websites has been compromised. Utilizing Troy Hunt’s incredibly useful “Have I been Pwned” tool, the popular credential-vault app will allow members of 1Password’s service right in the app.
Click here for Engadget’s take on the announcement.
And if you want more ways to beef up your security, check out our upcoming AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee.
Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers
We’re no stranger to voice assistants. Which is why we’re really excited for Google’s upcoming updates to Assistant. The most significant of these is routines. Essentially, you’ll be able to get Google to perform multiple tasks with a single voice command, like “I’m home”, or “good morning”.
Being able to fold in things like your D-Link cameras with Google Assistant capability into these routines will be a major development in your home automation setup.
Check out The Verge’s summary on these changes and more.
D-Link has a range of products with built-in voice assistant support, as well as new products on the way. Click here to see which ones support these assistants, and stay tuned for some exciting additions!
Holographic Beam Forming: The Answer to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi?
Let’s be real here: plane Wi-Fi sucks. Like, a lot. If you want more than a slow trickle of speed split between 100 other passengers (on the low end), you’ll probably have to shell out some significant money in order to get it.
That’s why Pivotal Commware’s Holographic Beam Forming (HBF) technology is being developed. What does this mean for you as a plane passenger? It means that the days of slow airline internet connections could be close to coming to an end.
Want to know how it works? Check out the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) writeup on the developing technology.