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January Edition 2019
Happy New YearFor the Average Hacker, Your Small Business Is an Ideal TargetTokyo 7-Eleven Lets You Pay With Your FaceEZ MICRO presents... |  Postmates Unveils Its Adorable Autonomous Delivery Robot |  How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos |  Prize-winning Photographs Reveal the World of Tiny Things |  Computer chip will sniff your armpits and tell you when you have BO |  Scientists Levitate objects Using SoundHackers Can Break Into Your Phone Using 3D-Printed Faces  | Experts Detail What You Need To WatchPuzzleTip of the MonthHow to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions  |   Electronic Recycling Information
For the Average Hacker, Your Small Business Is an Ideal Target
By: John Schram

Headlines are full of cybersecurity breaches, and big businesses like Google and Facebook are some of the latest to fall victim to outside attacks. A vulnerability in Google+ is at least partially responsible for the company’s decision to shut down the platform for good, and a recent breach of Facebook’s network security may have compromised the personal information of almost 50 million users.

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Tokyo 7-Eleven Lets You Pay With Your Face
By Matthew Humphries

In one way or another, the job of the cashier looks doomed to disappear. Amazon is already pushing for cashierless experiences through its Go stores, and now convenience store chain 7-Eleven is embracing facial recognition to make paying as easy as looking into a camera.

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EZ MICRO presents...

Looking for some good reading?



Blink

By: Ted Dekker

This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I read it years ago but I still find myself remembering it on multiple occasions. I can’t tell you too much about the book because you need to discover it on your own! I highly recommend reading it!
 

Each month we will feature one of our employees favorite apps! If you are like me you are always looking to see what is out there.

Duolingo

Looking for a fun way to learn a new language? This App is for you!

VirZoom is a VR bike to
mmake losing weight fun

The Truth About Kids and Technology

 

Postmates Unveils Its Adorable Autonomous Delivery Robot
By Kris Holt
Postmates has revealed a cute autonomous delivery robot called Serve, which seems to take a design cue or two from Wall-E, with its big eyes and yellow finish. While the company has tested third-party autonomous delivery options in the past, it decided to build Serve from the ground up.

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How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos

By: J.D. Biersdorfer

If you see your family pictures starting to fade away in their shoe boxes, crumbling photo albums or moldering slide carousels, fear not. There are easy ways to save your valuable images — and maybe even make them better.

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Computer chip will sniff your armpits and tell you when you have BO

By: Douglas Heaven

DO I smell? It is an embarrassing problem we have all had to deal with. A run for the bus or a hot meeting room can leave you trying to check your armpit without anyone noticing. Luckily, AI is here to help.

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Prize-winning Photographs Reveal the World of Tiny Things

By: Ernie Mastroianni

Although weevils are an agricultural scourge , they were compelling subjects this year for two high-placing microscopists in the latest annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition.

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Scientists Levitate objects Using Sound

By: Alison Mackey

These tiny particles are being lifted with sound — no magic tricks required! Scientists have harnessed the physical force of sound waves before, but for the first time acoustic levitation has been successfully used on multiple objects independently.

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Hackers Can Break Into Your Phone Using 3D-Printed Faces
By Andrew LeSane

In Using biometrics seems like a smart way to protect your data since you're the only you, but it turns out that hackers have access to some pretty sophisticated tech and can use your face against you.

Tech Crunch reports that a Forbes reporter was recently able to break into Android devices using a 3D printed model of his head that he had commissioned.

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Experts Detail What You Need To Watch
Forbes Technology Council

As entrepreneurs in the industry are aware, 2018 was a big year for innovation in tech. That trend is expected to continue in 2019. For entrepreneurs, this presents many opportunities — but also possible pitfalls. Yours may be the company that creates cutting-edge tech or is one of the earliest to implement it, vaulting you ahead of competitors. But not all new tech ends up catching on, so it’s important to be careful with both R&D dollars and investment in new equipment.

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Puzzle
Riddle:

There is a tree in a yard with some pears on it, the wind starts to blow, and some of them fell off, however, there are no pears on the tree or the ground after the wind blows. Why?

Get the Answer!
Tip of the Month

Keyboard shortcuts for internet browsers

CTRL N: New window
• CTRL T: New tab
• CTRL Shift T: Reopen last closed tab
• CTRL Shift W: Close all open tabs, browser
• CTRL W: Close current tab
• CTRL Plus: Zoom in
• CTRL Minus: Zoom out
• CTRL 0: Resets zoom to default
• CTRL F: Find in page

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How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

We're nuts about
helping our customers!

Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

E-Mail
Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-3991. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.



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