The NSA is attempting to test gesture recognition to one day replace passwords. This gesture recognition will have software that will recognize the user's writing style. While this technology is not at all new to biometrics, the NSA is looking into technology developed by Lockheed Martin called Mandrake Secure Gesture. This software will recognize swipes and the user's writing style to authenticate the user.
This computer software called Mandrake will have gesture recognition technology that will aid in authentication of encryption and decryption of digital files like video, text, audio, and other multimedia files. In addition the software will analyze pressure, rhythm, and the time elapsed to carry out the writing gestures. While it is unknown if the NSA has executed this protocol yet, it is possible that gesture recognition would be safer than current passwords for protecting the authenticity of the end-user.
Currently, Lockheed and mobile risk management provider Fixmo have collaborated on the same authentication technology for mobile devices. It is predicted that 30% of organizations will use this biometric authentication on mobile devices compared to the current 5% in 2014.
If you realize that Google Chrome is consuming a lot of RAM you are not alone. Google is very aware of the problem and is working to fix the issue as soon as possible. During a Reddit AMA session, Google has stated the following for desktop users: "We are profiling Chrome to improve our start-up speed and proactively fighting memory bloat and memory leaks. For example, this year the first gesture latency and mean input latency has decreased steadily".
For mobile users Google adds, "We are actively working on reducing battery usage and we are looking into when Chrome is in the foreground and in the background. Since its inception Chrome has been focusing on security and performance of the web across all supported platforms. Performance sometimes has come at the cost of resource usage, but given the importance of the mobile platform this is one of the top things we are looking into."
In Q1 2016, we should expect Broadwell-E to work with the LGA 2011-3 socket and then in Q3 2016 Intel is expected to release its next-gen High-End Desktop processor in the form of Skylake-E. During Computex 2015 next month, Intel is predicted to launch the Skylake architecture, which will include the Core i7-6700K processor. In 2016 Intel will then move to their first 10nm processors with the new Cannonlake architecture that will function as a low-power CPU, which will be advantageous to Ultra-books.
Yahoo Mail is apparently down today for the second time this week. Two days ago it went down which indicates something must be seriously wrong.