Technology

Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have found a link between heavy Internet use in teens and high blood pressure. Teens who spent over 14 hours a week on the Internet had “elevated blood pressure.” Of the 134 teens studied and defined as heavy Internet users, “26 had elevated blood pressure.”

Facebook has announced it is working on a new feature that will allow users to place video as their profile as well as the traditional picture. This feature will enable Facebook users to upload short videos within Facebook’s allowed posts.
This functionality will be introduced as part of a raft of new tools designed to allow people to personalise their profile in new and (hopefully) exciting ways.

Microsoft has officially released its Office 2016 application suite for Windows, bringing a greater emphasis on collaboration and cloud features, as well as greater cross-platform consistency with Office applications on other platforms.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has penned down three solid ways technolgy has affected education and empowered teachers globally. In his latest blog post on gatesnotes.com, he revealed that years back, only big business had access to computers and they decided to make is available to everyone.

Read his post below.

Mac users will soon be able to say “Hey Cortana” and have Microsoft’s virtual assistant talk back to them from OS X, thanks to new functionality included in Parallels Desktop 11.

The new version of the popular virtualization software will support running Windows 10 in “Coherence” mode, which means that users can set up a virtual machine with Microsoft’s new operating system and then run Windows applications alongside native Mac apps.

Facebook has completed the construction of its first full scale aircraft, Aquila, as part of its Internet.org initiative which aims to connect people in remote areas to the internet.

The Aquila drone is a solar powered unmanned plane that beams down internet connectivity from the sky. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car and can stay in the air for months at a time.

Windows 10 marks a "new era" for personal computing, Microsoft's chief executive has said.

The software, launched globally on Wednesday, is the company's attempt to reverse its fortunes in the mobile industry.

Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to most consumers.

Google has announced a tool for Gmail users to retrieve potentially embarrassing emails up to 30 seconds after they’ve been sent.

The “Undo Send” tool will apply to all Gmail web accounts and the Inbox by Gmail app.

To activate the “Undo” facility, Gmail users need to click onto Settings, then under the General tab tick the “Enable Undo Send” function.

Users can choose to have a five, 10, 20 or 30 seconds cancellation window.

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