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CEO Fraud: Are You Next? By Stu Sjouwerman, CEO KnowBe4 Here's how your worst day starts. You call your newest finance director to check how they're settling in. The conversation is positive until they mention, "I transferred the two million like you asked." With a sinking feeling, you realize you may be the victim of CEO fraud. Also known as Business Email Compromise, CEO fraud is rising at an alarming rate. By spoofing emails and impersonating executives or suppliers, these criminals trick people into sharing data or making a large wire transfer. According to the FBI, US victims have lost a total of $960 million to these criminals over the last three years - and there's been a 1,300 percent increase in reported incidents since January 2015. CEO Fraud is expected to be even more costly than Ransomware. ...Read More »
Animal Creates the Haunting Light of Echo Torch in SCRATCH It's clear that creative genius is at work in "Echo Torch," a visually stunning, twenty-minute short, a co-venture of by Chris Preksta of Mercury Man Pictures, Animal, and Steel Town Entertainment. "Echo Torch" tells the story of a photographer who creates an electrical torch that reveals a hidden world layered upon on our own. It's filled with revelations of the past, beautiful spirits, strange creatures, and dangerous phantoms. ...Read More »
iOgrapher cases for video By Ko Maruyama Every year, people take video of their holiday festivities. Now that they're shooting with mobile devices, it's important to get the right gear to make it look good. iOgrapher produces affordable filmmaking gear for any videographer in any budget. Put it on your pre-holiday gift list. ...Read More »
Nab NY 2016 PNY Event Wrap Up PNY demonstrated the latest NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics boards, including the new flagship NVIDIA Quadro P6000driving professional VR production workflows at NAB New York 2016. Visitors to the booth also experienced NVIDIA's new mental ray for Maya, now GPU enabled, and discovered why it is the standard for photorealistic rendering across the film, visual effects and animation markets. NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions are proven to be the perfect solutions for professional 360 VR production, virtual sets, graphics compositing and multi-GPU based color grading in post production, as well as on-air broadcast graphics. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Helps Make Vancouver Fashion Week's Runway a Front Row Experience with Immersive 360 Video Streaming The pairing of fashion and technology is becoming more commonplace, especially where 360 degree video is concerned. Picking up on the latest trend, the Vancouver Fashion Week event organizers had seen the success of the New York Fashion Week 360 video stream and hired Canadian-based virtual reality (VR) experts Time Technologies to stylize a 360 video plan for their upcoming 2017 Spring/Summer event. ...Read More »
TMN List: 12-7-16 By Clip Syndicate The smartphone world is always changing, and there's already talk of the next Apple iPhone. NewsChannel 9 looks at what this latest upgrade could add to your mobile experience. ...Read More »
Which iPhone 8 rumors can we trust? By IDG.TV The iPhone 8 is nine months away, but were already expecting it to have OLED and wireless charging. Watch the video to find out why. ...Read More »
Make your holiday photos better with a couple of clicks By Ko Maruyama Alien Skin Software has always been a familiar name to photoshop designers and retouch artists. Exposure X offers photographers new tools to produce stunning new images from their photos. The workflow pipeline makes it easy for anyone to quickly access multiple options for their post production decisions. ...Read More »
Basic Ransomware Prevention By Katia Shabanova Over the past few years, millions of PCs from around the world have been locked or had their files encrypted as a result of devious malware. According to Kaspersky Security Bulletin, in 2015 there were 1,966,324 registered notifications for attempted malware infections aiming to steal money via online access to bank accounts. Various ransomware programs were detected on 753,684 computers of unique users; more than 179,000 computers were targeted by encryption ransomware. ...Read More »
Media Medic: Make your iphone talk By Clip Syndicate media medic show you how to make your phone speak ...Read More »
Pietro Villani Uses Blackmagic Production Camera 4K To Capture "Like Cotton Twines" "Like Cotton Twines" is an independent feature film that follows Micah, an American volunteer who goes to Ghana to teach and experience his mother's homeland. Micah teaches at a school in a village where he meets Tuigi, a smart 14-year-old student. Tuigi's fate is changed when her family must atone for an accident committed by her father and by custom she must abandon her education and become a Trokosi, a religious sex slave. Directed and written by Leila Djansi, "Like Cotton Twines" explores how Micah fights against the tribal culture to try and save Tuigi. ...Read More »
Pixel Squid: Easily add 3D By Ko Maruyama If you've ever wanted to inject a 3D object into your photo, whether it's a Star Wars character, or a simple seasonal icon, Pixel Squid makes is very easy. ...Read More »
Autodesk University 2016 Thanks to all our AU2016 partners who presented the latest Autodesk and NVIDIA professional design, large scale visualization and VR applications many powered by the NVIDIA Pascal architecture-based NVIDIA Quadro P6000 professional graphic boards. Visitors were impressed with the visual quality and speed which the powerful NVIDIA Quadro P6000 delivered to process complex 3D data across the IGI large scale collaboration 4K Powerwall projection systems and the many professional VR demonstrations. Presentations included Autodesk VRED using the HTC Vive for fully immersive interactive design application uses ...Read More »
What could an iPhone cost post-Trump? By IDG.TV Trump has pressured Apple to start making the iPhone in the U.S. But would you pay double for an iPhone if it helped make America great again? ...Read More »
Bern Universitys Applied Sciences builds communication training stations and completes workflow with LMS, MAM and P5 Archive Communication training is a core part of many industries as well as educational institutions. For customer contact, management, patient communication and many other scenarios, interactive training of these skills is needed. At Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, communication training of medical students with the goal of improving patient communication has been part of the curriculum for many years. Recently, a new infrastructure was built to streamline the trainings and their management. The solution was built around a centralised media asset management (MAM) server to allow for efficient workflow automation, including archiving. The video recording stations were built using highly reliable components and a web application was developed to allow remote control and tagging from iPads. Integration with existing planning tools was implemented to significantly reduce the management overhead of the training program. ...Read More »
How to migrate the system to new MacBooks in 7 steps By Katia Shabanova A few weeks ago, Apple finally unveiled a highly-anticipated update to the MacBook Pro. The most powerful and thinnest MacBook to date has been redesigned, stuffed with improved hardware and amazing new features. One of the new features that sets the new MacBook Pro apart from the previous models is a brand new Touch Bar built into the keyboard. This multi-touch OLED display panel offers contextual controls and visual settings that change based on which app you're using at the time. You can interact with the Touch Bar through taps, swipes, and other multi-touch gestures, with the display supporting input for up to 10 digits at a time. ...Read More »
DP Vance Burberry Captures the Darkness and Light of Infidelity and Reconciliation How does one go from working in theater in Australia, to working as a lighting designer for national U.S. rock concert tours, to working as an electrician on film sets, to becoming a successful DP having shot music videos for Guns N' Roses, Pearl Jam, Santana, Coldplay, Brad Paisley and more? For DP Vance Burberry, it was a natural progression. While Vance now shoots a variety of projects, including commercials, short films, feature films and documentaries, music videos hold a special place for him given his history in the music business. It's why he said yes, when his good friend and director Jessie Hill approached him to DP Australian alternative pop singer-songwriter and producer Jarryd James' music video for his song "1000x" ft. Broods. ...Read More »
MacBook Pro review: The Touch Bar bridges the gap between iPad and Mac By IDG.TV With its innovative, contextual, customizable controls, the Touch Bar makes the new MacBook Pros worth buying. ...Read More »
Don't be one of the Mirai Millions! By Irena Damsky, Senior Director, Security Research at ThreatSTOP, Inc. On September 20th, the widely read security blog, Krebs On Security, was targeted by a massive DDoS attack that was powered by the Mirai botnet. The same malware was deemed responsible for the Dyn attack on October 21st by Flashpoint. The Mirai malware continuously scans the Internet for vulnerable IoT devices such as home routers, network-enabled cameras, and digital video recorders, which, once found, infect the host and turn it into a botnet. Mirai uses a short list of common default usernames and passwords to try and break into vulnerable devices. This works due to the fact that many devices are using the default passwords and may not even be secured at all. ...Read More »
LG V20 camera shootout: still images and video stabilization By IDG.TV LG positions the V20 as the ultimate phone for content creators, but how does it really stack up? We compare its photos and video to content shot by the Pixel XL, Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 Plus. ...Read More »
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