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What is motion capture and how does it work?

Rachelle DrouinIT topics and tips

War for the Planet of the Apes opened in theatres last week, with Andy Serkis reprising his role as Caesar. A critically acclaimed actor, Zerkis is likely best known for his brilliant physical—and often visceral—performances. His portrayals of such characters as Gollum (Lord of the Rings), the titular King Kong and, once again, Caesar are brought to life through the magic of motion capture, the process of recording and digitizing the movement of an object or person.

Understanding cyberthreats and antivirus software

Rachelle DrouinCybersecurity

Any number of threats can infect your computer, monopolize disk space, hijack your web browser, and access sensitive data such as passwords or banking information. Understanding how various threats can exploit security vulnerabilities and using appropriate antivirus (AV) software can help reduce your risk of falling victim.

What is net neutrality?

Rachelle DrouinIT FAQ

When you surf the Web, you should be free to choose what you want to access and free to share it without interference, restriction or limitation. You and you alone should be able to control your online experience and connect to the sites you choose to visit. This is net neutrality, a principle that prohibits Internet service providers (ISPs) from restricting access by speeding up, slowing down or blocking any websites, applications or content.

Packets of IT news you can use

Rachelle DrouinIT topics and tips

Welcome to Digital Bytes, Digital Link’s weekly blog, where we’ll explain IT-related concepts, and answer such questions as What is net neutrality? How does antivirus software work? How do researchers identify new computer viruses? What is responsive web design and why does it matter? In addition, we’ll bring you product announcements and product reviews interesting and informational videos (e.g., TED talks and similar) news about technology-related events, conferences and symposia information about best practices, industry trends or leading-edge technologies We may occasionally provide important alerts about the latest cyberthreats and the steps you can take to protect yourself from phishing or other types of attacks. Whether you’re a net newbie, or seasoned and savvy, we hope you’ll make time for … Read More