Today’s Technology News – January 17, 2017

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1. The world’s most popular password is depressingly easy to guess

It’s official: People are dreadful at picking passwords.

The world’s most popular password is the depressingly easy-to-guess 123456, according to a massive analysis of 10 million leaked passwords.

Throughout 2016, we saw numerous major data breaches leaking people’s login details online. Some were new — like the hack of adult dating site AdultFriendFinder — while others, like LinkedIn, were years-old, but the data only recently surfaced online.

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2. Google Assistant Could Soon Allow Users To Make Payments Through Voice Commands

A string of code found in the latest beta version of the Google App hints that Google Assistant will become even more useful in the future by allowing users to make payments through voice commands.

The integration with Google’s wide range of services and the expanding availability of third-party APIs has contributed to making Google Assistant a successful piece of software, and the future addition of a feature to make payments will only add to its appeal. Read more…

3. TwoEyes VR 360 camera Hits Kickstarter (video)

Meet TwoEyes VR, the first 360° 4K video camera that truly mirrors human eyesight. TwoEyes VR is equipped with two pairs of 180° lenses that are placed 65 mm apart, which is the average distance between people’s eyes. This design, allows you to capture 360° around just like your natural eyes would view the world. Relive special moments with unparalleled realism through 360 social media platforms (Youtube 360, Facebook 360, Twitter 360), VR binoculars or 3D television. Read more…

4. Threesome app CEO: ‘Swiping is dead’

Dimo Trifonov, CEO of the threesome app Feeld, is disillusioned with the current state of dating apps, many of which feature the same tried-and-true finger-swiping gesture to approve or reject potential matches.

“Swiping is dead,” Trifonov told Yahoo Finance during an interview at London’s Unbound conference in December. “Many dating apps have the same approach to people with the same interface, but with different names.”

In reality, he contends swiping is merely a “temporary solution to a problem of digital overconsumption and messy, unstructured databases of things.” Read more…