Here are some of the new and interesting articles we found this week.
YouTube is Responsible for 37% of All Mobile Internet Traffic – “Underlining the popularity of streaming services, YouTube accounts for the most megabytes with 37 percent – an awfully long way ahead of second-placed Facebook with 8.4 percent and Snapchap with 8.3 percent. Netflix, which accounts for the most internet traffic overall, only manages 2.4 percent when it comes to mobile.”
MS Paint is getting a last-minute reprieve – “The very latest builds of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update have removed the “Product alert” button, and Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc has confirmed that Paint will in fact continue to be shipped with Windows 10. You won’t need to get it from the Store. As such, there will be nothing standing between Windows users and terrible artwork.”
The wave of domain hijackings besetting the Internet is worse than we thought – “The wave of domain hijacking attacks besetting the Internet over the past few months is worse than previously thought, according to a new report that says state-sponsored actors have continued to brazenly target key infrastructure despite growing awareness of the operation.”
One of the Game Boy’s weirdest games was a Pokémon clone with infrared trading – “The system itself was called GB Kiss, named after the awkward physical dance two players would have to perform to bring the cartridges close enough to one another to initiate the infrared data transfer.”
Working Out Is Powerful Brain Training – “By paying attention to your hardwired patterns during exercise, you can learn to multitask, fine-tuning the behaviors that help you grow while keeping yourself physically healthy.”
The Glaring Flaws We Need to Fix in the Internet of Things – “As the technology in your connected devices ages, it may become too expensive or problematic to maintain. Executives — who may not have even be working at the companies when the products were introduced — may decide switching it off is easier than fixing it when it comes down to dollars and cents.”
The Price We Pay for Multitasking at Work – “Decades of research have examined the impacts of multitasking, and the conclusions are clear. As one psychiatrist puts it, multitasking is a “mythical activity” we convince ourselves we should be able to do. When we try, we merely get in the way of real productivity.”