Meet Meta’s New SUPER COMPUTER For The Metaverse | Why Meta Will WIN In The Metaverse

Today, we’ll look into the new technology that Meta, formerly Facebook, just built, as well as why we think Meta may win long-term when it comes to the Metaverse. We’ll also take a closer look into what will happen in the future with the Metaverse since many of the major companies have already stepped into this booming market.

Meta’s New Super Computer!

Meta just recently introduced its new AI supercomputer, the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC). According to Meta, the AI Research SuperCluster will be the world’s fastest supercomputer. The technology is still under development, but it’s been progressing at a very fast pace. The AI RSC is expected to be fully built out in mid-2022.

Nvidia
Nvidia

Building the supercomuter took Meta a whole 2 years of hard work, with hundreds of people working behind the scenes. The development of the supercomputer was led by Facebook’s AI and infrastructure teams. Along with the workforce behind the project was researchers from partners like Nvidia Inc, Penguin Computing Inc, and Pure Storage Inc.

As of now, Meta’s supercomputer is the world’s fifth fastest supercomputers, housing 6,080 Nvidia graphics-processing units. According to Meta, the AI RSC will become the fastest supercomputer in the world by mid-summer. When the system is fully built, it will potentially house around as many as 16,000 GPUs!

Why Meta Will Win?

Next, we’ll look into why we think Meta’s supercomputer will win and how. And the answer comes down to two simple words – data collection.

Facebook alone has around 3 billion monthly active users, which is around a third of the entire population on earth. I believe that gives Meta more data than anybody on earth.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

That gives Meta a head start in the whole booming market of technology. And this is the reason why we believe Meta will win. They have data of a large amount of people around the world, and they’ll know the likes and dislikes of each individual. With this information, Meta can easily hooks users into their products by taking advantage of the information they know of the user.

CleanRouter – The Ultimate Parental Controls

Moving on, the final thing to address is CleanRouter. Clean Router is the ultimate parental control to keep your kids and family safe from harms on the internet. Especially as the Metaverse becomes more and more prevalent, and as the Oculus headset was one of the most bought gifts last Christmas, it is important to manage your time as Metaverse will potentially take away a lot of your time in the future.

VR headset

And this is why you’ll need Clean Router. Even if it’s to stay protected from the tiniest harms on the internet, our device will help. Clean Router ultimately provides a solution for parents to manually/automatically turn on/off the internet whenever they want. You can even block websites that you don’t want your kids to visit.

CleanRouter features
CleanRouter features

It has a lot of other helpful features, and what makes it stand out is that it blankets the entire internet in your house. So it doesn’t matter what device you or your kids use, Clean Router is capable of protecting you from all bad things online. If this is something you’re interested in, then do check out Clean Router.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Huge Milestone!! Starting Human Trials?

Today, we’ll look into one of the craziest piece of news that will blow your mind. This may be quite possibly the craziest piece of news that you have ever seen. Neuralink, found by Elon Musk and Max Hodak, has been achieving some major milestones lately. This puts them closer to achieving their purpose.

A video released by the company a few months back shocked the entire world. It shows a monkey play a video game very smartly with only its brain. This is proof of advanced mankind that we’re nearing at a really fast pace!

The Job Listing Update

Nueralink is one of Elon Musk’s company that he’s running along with his other companies like The Boring Company, Tesla, SpaceX, and so on. It just came out yesterday that Elon Musk’s brain implant company is moving closer to human trials.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Just recently, the company reportedly put out a job listing for a Clinical Trial Director. While the company has automatic surgical robots, we believe the new job listing for a clinical trial director will be to assist the direct the entire procedure of the implantations.

Now, before we get into what exactly Neuralink is trying to achieve, watch the video below to see how advanced of a technology Neuralink is developing:

The Purpose of Neuralink

The goal of Neuralink is to solve neurological disorders like paralysis, color blindness, and other. From what’s evident from the video, if they can teach a monkey to use its bran to play games, then this is going to be able to help with a lot of those medical things.

Before we move any further, watch the next video of a pig with the neuralink implantation:

As evident in the video, the Neuralink chip is capable of predicting the movement of the pig before it even makes it. So information from the brain is passed as the pig thinks of moving its joints, and in most cases, the chip is able to predict the movement faster than the pig own body.

The technology that Neuralink is developing is certainly fascinating. The implants are done automatically by surgical robots. So if they have opened a job listing for a clinical trial director, then it strongly suggests that the company is getting closer to human trials!

Clean Phone – The Ultimate Parental Control!

While Neuralink is a fascinating technology that’s capable of revolutionizing the entire humankind, Clean Phone is an ultimate parental control system that can protect you and your family from all harm on the internet!

Clean Phone is a device that you can your family can use. As parents, you can manage the apps on your kid’s phone, and even monitory texting the calling.

The device also gives you the control to schedule how long kids spend on each app each app. So if you don’t want your kinds to spend half an hour on TikTok, you can configure the schedule to automatically block the app when your kids spend more than 30 minutes on it.

This is an ultimate parental control device, so if you’re worried about your kids getting into trouble on the internet, definitely check Clean Phone out.

Clean Router Time Restriction Feature | Every Family Needs This | The Ultimate Parental Control

Today, we’ll be looking into CleanRouter, one of the best internet filters for ultimate parental controls. We have been receiving a lot of queries regarding how the time restriction feature works on CleanRouter so here’s an explanatory guide to get you through the process. Without holding you back on our intro, let’s get right into Clean Router time restriction feature and how it works.

1. Some Basic Features

To start with, when you first connect CleanRouter to a device, whether that is a phone, tablet, computer, fire stick, or any other sort of device, the connected device will be displayed on the Device List section. This is where you’ll also find the IP Address and the MAC Address of your connected devices.

CleanRouter
CleanRouter

From there, clicking the Add button will give you some additional settings, like renaming the device, toggling email report and internet on or off, etc. Additionally, you’ll also see an Exclude from filter option. Turning this ON will exclude that particular device from any filters the CleanRouter currently uses.

2. How to Add Time Restrictions

Next to it, you’ll find the Time Restrictions option. To add time restrictions with CleanRouter, click on it and then the Add restrictions button.

CleanRouter
CleanRouter

On the following screen, you’ll see a calendar-like interface, with the day on the left and the time at the top. To add time restrictions, simply use your mouse, click and drag from the time of day you want to restrict time from. Then, drag your mouse over to the time until when you wish to restrict time and release your mouse there.

CleanRouter
CleanRouter

Finally, to make the changes, just click the green Save button.

To see the explanatory video of adding time restrictions with CleanRouter, kindly watch the YouTube video below:

Pros and Cons of the Metaverse | HUGE CONSEQUENCES

Today, we’ll look into something extremely important – something that’s potentially shaping up the future of technology – Virtual Reality (VR) and the Metaverse. More than likely, you may have one of these in your family. Or you might be looking forward to get one.

Person using Oculus VR headset
Maxim Hopman

If you have a VR headset in your family, or you plan on getting one, it is extremely important that every single parent or guardian should be understanding about these VR headsets. Although the Virtual Reality looks and sounds cool to interact with, having a lot of games to play, do social interactions, and even learn a lot through the VR headset, the metaverse still hosts a dark side to it.

The more and more we learn about the metaverse, as much pros as there are about the VR, there’s also a lot of cons. One of these cons is that there’s an extremely dark side to VR. But not a lot of people are talking about this and a lot of parents are having to find it out in unfortunate ways.

What You Should Know

There’s already been several instances of child abuse, harassment, racism, and other heinous things that have been committed using the VR technology. Now, this is definitely something that people are going to have to get taken care of. However, what makes things so difficult is a major flaw in the system.

Women looking into reflection on a mirror
DANNY G

For example, the most popular VR headset known as Oculus (by Meta, formerly Facebook) does not have any sort of parental controls on it. The Oculus app was one of the most trending apps on the App Store around the Christmas time. This means that hundreds of thousands of people, if not millions, have received VR headsets for the holidays. And this is only going to become more and more prevalent.

According to reports, kids want these VR headsets to take part in the metaverse so badly. But parents don’t understand what can and can’t come from them. And one of the things is that these headsets do not have any on-device filters. So basically this is unhinged and you have no control over what goes on in the browser. This means that having a VR headset in your household puts you and your family, mostly the kids, at a great risk out in the internet space.

Getting Protected

To counter the risk, a router with strong filtering and category controls is a must for families using the Oculus, or any other VR technology. This is extremely important to keep your family taken care of from terrible things. Things like racism, harassment, abuse, etc. aren’t something that your family needs while trying to have a good time on the internet.

CleanRouter
CleanRouter

This brings us to a really neat product called CleanRouter. CleanRouter is home of the ultimate parental controls. You can control what time of day your kids or family are allowed to use the internet. You also get to control which devices they’re allowed use internet on.

In this case, the VR headset connects to your Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi will be filtered through CleanRouter. This will block inappropriate sites that may not be suitable for certain ages, or for people in general. It will also help manage your kids’ time because a lot of kids lose track of time in the VR world. So CleanRouter is a good way of constraining the time your kids spend time on it, whether that is 2 hours, 1 hour, or 30 minutes on the device.

With the advancing technology and risks, it’s better to take a step now and get your family protected not only on the VR and inside the metaverse but through every other device in your home. Learn more about CleanRouter here.

2021 App REWIND! Top 10 Apps of 2021

Today, we’ll be doing a rewind of the best apps in 2021. We have a handful of apps that we’ll go through today. Some of these apps are pretty mainstream and well-known, while some are underrated and not so famous yet. Without delaying much, let’s get right into the top 10 apps of 2021.

1. TikTok

TikTok
TikTok

Starting off, we have TikTok. TikTok came and took the world by storm in the beginning of 2020, and it has dominated throughout 2021. It is an entertainment, social-network application focused on video sharing. It’s a viewer’s and creator’s platform alike, where users get to share and watch videos of 15 seconds to 3 minutes.

2. Strong

Strong app
Strong app

Strong is an amazing workout tracking app – a personal favorite of many. It has a powerful tracking system that cooks up the most accurate information. Strong can track the mass and frequency that you can lift, and it also comes with a lot of exercise guides to choose from.

3. EufyHome

EufyHome app
EufyHome app

EufyHome is a really powerful application that can swiftly control robot vacuum cleaners. The app allows you to control vacuum cleaners however you want them to be controlled, such scheduling vacuuming in advance or doing it on the go, checking the vacuum cleaner’s battery life, controlling the movements of your vacuum, and even sending the vacuum back to it’s charging station. Pretty neat, right?

4. 1SE

1SE
1SE

1SE, short for 1 Second Everyday, allows users to record 1 second of video every day. If you’ve watched the “recording my kid from 1-20 years” kind of TikTok trends, you’ll realize how the purpose of 1SE falls into place. The 1 second of video recorded every day can be chronologically edited and sticked together into a single video. So that will be more than 1 video, which can be hundreds or thousands, as a single video.

5. Wordscapes

Wordscapes
Wordscapes

Wordscapes is a puzzle video game made up with a bunch of unscrambled words. While it’s a simple creation, the fun challenges in this game have driven over 14 million people to download and play the game. It’s crazy and it has been ranked in the top 10 list of video games in Google and App Store.

6. Intervals Pro

Intervals Pro app
Intervals Pro app

Intervals Pro is a great application that can track the intervals of workout for you. It assists you in your workout by setting an interval of your choice, through which you are required to do your workout. It even has voice assistance that reads aloud the countdowns.

7. Letterboxd

Letterboxd app
Letterboxd app

Letterboxd is a pretty unique app in our list. It is a movie-reviewing application, which basically anyone can participate in. The app allows you to review every movie you watch, figure out where something is streaming, keep a watchlist, and even follow and get notified when other reviewers watch or review something new!

8. AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres app
AMC Theatres app

The AMC Theatres application is a convenient way of booking movie tickets in advance. Not only does it allow you to choose a movie to watch, but it also helps you choose your preferred available seat, track reward points to spend on concessions, and even buy food and drinks in advance that will be waiting for you for your arrival at the theatre. While this is not much of use during what we’re going through now, this app will certainly come in handy when the world starts functioning normal.

9. MacroFactor

MacroFactor app
MacroFactor app

MacroFactor is a tracking app that can track your food habits and calories. What’s great about this is, and what many people love about MacroFactor, is its judgment-free interface. Unlike other food tracking applications, MacroFactor aims just to give you a report on what you eat rather than push you harder to lose weight like what the other apps do. And this is great for the majority of people that only needs a tracker for their food and not a personal trainer.

10. CleanPhone

cleanphone

CleanPhone is basically a product that comes with an amazing in-built application. This is more suited for kids and teenagers, where parent can buy them a CleanPhone. Parents can then manage how exactly the kids use the phone with a simple yet powerful application.

Parents can manage and block apps, monitor messages and calls, schedule a limit on how long you want your kids to be able to use apps, and get screentime reports on how exactly your kid has used the phone. What’s even more interesting is that you can try out the CleanPhone for completely free!

Top 10 BEST PC games! Check out the top 10 Cool digital products we showed off this year!

Today, we’ll be going over the 10 great video games that you can play now on your PC. We have a few options here for you to try out so 2022 will be one heck of a grinding! Without wasting anymore of your time, let’s get right into the top 10 best PC games.

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite
Image credit: Xbox

To start off, we have Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite is the 6th mainline entry in the famous series of Halo, and also the 3rd installation in the “Reclaimer Saga.”

This is a first-person shooter video game that quite known for its amazing storyline that the game has been following through all these years. We’d say it’s definitely worth a try.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
Image credit: Steam

If you’re into cars and racing, Forza Horizon is a great pick. This is a racing video game developed by Playground games, and published by Xbox Game Studios.

Forza Horizon 5 is the fifth installation to the Forza Horizon title, as well as the 12th main installation to the main Forza series. Set in a fictional representation of Mexico, Forza Horizon 5 takes racing to the next level.

Inscryption

Inscryption
Image credit: Epic Games Store

Inscryption is a 2021 horror video game. The game is indie developed by Daniel Mullins Games and published by Devolver Digital.

This is a horror, deck-building game set in a cabin, where the players is to escape by beating a demonic force in a card game. The concept here is pretty unique but the game isn’t very famous yet.

Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood
Image credit: Epic Games

Back 4 Blood is an FPS online multiplayer video game developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

This is a survival horror game that lets you team up with your friends to oppose the inhuman force. A great choice for anyone that loves to have FBS and horror combined.

Age of Empires IV

Age of Empires IV
Image credit: Age of Empires

Developed by Relic Entertainment in partnership with World’s Edge, Age of Empires IV is a real-time strategy video game.

It is published by Xbox Game Studios and released on October 28, 2021. Age of Empires IV is the fourth installation to the Age of Empires series. This is definitely a game for anyone interested in some intense strategy.

Death’s Door

Death's Door
Image credit: Epic Games

Death’s Door is an action-adventure video game developed by Acid Nerve. The game is published by Devolver Digital and has been nominated for The Best Independent Game Award.

Since its release, Death’s Door has been receiving a great amount of positive feedback from its players.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Hot Wheels Unleashed
Image credit: Steam

Developed and published by Milestone, Hot Wheels is a racing video game that follows the Hot Wheels series of toyline by Mattel.

This is another hot video game in our list today, and Hot Wheels Unleashed is another amazing video game for anyone that love cars and racing.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Image Credit: PlayStation

Developed by Cold Iron Studio in collaboration with Disney’s 20th Century Games, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a multiplayer third-person shooter video game.

The game was initially released in 24 August 2021 and is developed as a standalone sequel to the original Alien trilogy.

Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2
Image credit: Wikipedia

Psychonauts 2 is a platform video game. Developed by Double Fine and published by Xbox Game Studios, Psychonauts 2’s initial release was back on August 25, 2021.

Psychonauts 2 follows a similar story like its previous where, where players take control of Raz, a young acrobat who is on his journey of becoming a Psychonaut.

Boomerang X

Boomerang X
Image credit: Steam

Boomerang X is an action video game where players fly around in areas and use their boomerang that they can throw at their enemies to slice them up. The game is set in a pretty fast environment, so it can be pretty fun and challenging as you play.

Initially released on 8 July, 2021, the game is developed by DANG! and published by Devolver Digital.

Umurangi Generation

Umurangi Generation
Image credit: Wikipedia

Umurangi Generation is a first-person simulation video game. The game tasks the player to take photos under certain circumstances. What makes the game even more fun is how the players have the ability to take photos according to their creativity, allowing them to use multiple methods, techniques, and opportunities while taking the photos.

The game is developed by Origame Digital and initially released on 19 May, 2020. It is published by Playism for Chinese and Japanese localization, while Active Gaming Media Inc. published it for English speaking countries.

Moving on, if you’re looking for any options to stay safe online, or you’re a parent reading this and you want to monitor what your kids do online, definitely check out CleanRouter. With all these technologies and video games out, you can easily manage what your kids do online with easy parental controls.

CleanRouter
CleanRouter

So cleanRouter is a pretty flexible parental control product. If you don’t want your kids to play a certain game, you can just block that certain game on your Wi-Fi. Or if you don’t want them to playing past 9 PM, you can easily turn off the internet past that time. Pretty neat, right?

Presents

Top 10 BEST digital presents! Check out the top 10 Cool digital products we showed off this year!

Today, we’ll be going over the 10 best last-minute digital presents that you can gift your friends or family for Christmas. Without delaying much, let’s quickly dive into a couple of these gifts, plus a bonus by the end of this article. So stay with us to the end, this is going to be merry!

1. MasterClass

MasterClass
MasterClass

This is an online education platform that works on a subscription basis. There are hundreds of e-learning platforms out there but MasterClass stands out because of their arsenal of successful and world-known talents taking lectures. This incudes cooking classes from Gordon Ramsey to acting classes from the well-known Natalie Portman herself! Their membership starts from $15 per month.

2. Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox
Xbox

An Xbox Subscription for PC is a lot useful for anyone interested in gaming. While more and more people are shifting to PC, this gift becomes something that makes a lot more sense. A 3-month subscription costs $29.99.

3. Aaptiv

Aaptiv
Aaptiv

This is an online fitness and training platform that contains over 6000 virtual exercise classes and personalized training. It covers categories like running, yoga, and weightlifting. Aaptiv comes with a monthly subscription of $14.99 or an yearly subscription of $99.99.

4. Ancestry.com

Ancestry
Ancestry

Ancestry.com is a pretty interesting platform that provides access to family records for 6 to 12 months. The promotional period during the end of 2021 offers a non-renewing 6 month subscription that starts from $79. It also offers an all-access pass, which includes military records and old newspapers, that comes at a cost of $272 a year.

5. The Chef & The Dish

The Chef & The Dish
The Chef & The Dish

This is a platform that provides 2.5-hour virtual cooking classes. They have some of the most successful chefs from around the world as instructors, so it’s not a bad idea for anyone that’s looking to hone their cooking skills. The classes are $299, but they gave an option to send gift cards, which starts from $100.

6. Fender Play

Fender Play
Fender Play

This is an online teaching platform for learning Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele. It’s an app-based program and a new beta feature now makes it possible for the app to listen to your playing and provide basic feedback. The platform is available for 6 and 12 months subscription, starting from $49.99.

7. Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online

If the person you’re gifting for Christmas has a Nintendo Switch, you can perhaps try buying them the Nintendo Switch membership. It offers access to more than 100 games. The 12-month membership for Nintendo Switch Online costs $19.99.

8. Amazon Prime

Amazon
Amazon

You can never go wrong with an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon Prime offers free shipping, movie and TV streaming, ebooks, and unlimited photo storage. It’s like an all-in-one package that comes with some of the necessities most of us needs. A year of Prime membership costs $119, but you can also just gift a 3-month membership for $39.

9. Cameo

Cameo
Cameo

This is a video sharing platform, where celebrities send personalized video messages to fans. Each video will cost a fee, where you can also get 24-hour deliveries from some of the stars for extra fee. So if your friend or family admires a celebrity a lot and they’re on Cameo, you can just send them a message, make the payment, and get a personalized video message for your loved ones. The price starts from as low as $2 for some of the TikTok stars.

10. CleanPhone

cleanphone

CleanPhone is a fantastic gift for kids. It gives them the opportunity to use technology but parents get to keep a handle on exactly what they do with it. Parents can manage which apps they do and don’t get on the App Store. So if you don’t want your kids to have TikTok but they can have Instagram, you can make that adjustment.

You can also monitor their texts and messages and even schedule app usages. So you can set time for apps after which your kids won’t be able to access them. Additionally, you’ll also get screentime reports, which will give the precise information on how your kids used their phone. Also, here are 4 easy and free tips to protect your kids!

THE BIGGEST FLOP IN NFT HISOTRY!

Today, we’ll look at something extremely interesting. A new NFT platform called Quartz, partnered with Ubisoft, has recently emerged into existence but things didn’t really go as well as they planned. They’ve been getting so much backlash ever since their launch so we’ll see what’s really going on here with new flop project.

The Flopped DIGITS

DIGITS NFT collection by Ubisoft
DIGITS NFT collection by Ubisoft

The newly launched NFT collection by Ubisoft is referred to as DIGITS. These are NFTs that you can use in-game. We’re not exactly sure about what’s so different about them but it could be the fact that these NFTs with in-game use cases can be resold.

Recently, a senior character artist at Apex Legends, tweeted about the new NFT platform and their NFT collection. After doing her research, she figured out that Quartz, partnered with Ubisoft, only sold 15 total NFTs of the DIGITS collection in total. This too was worth only $1700 in real money.

Taking this into account, it’s obvious that the new project was pretty much a flop. In contrast, a helmet available in the sale required 600 hours of playtime to be able to use it, which equals 25 whole days.

Although we can really see the project has initially flopped, you can’t really hate on a company for trying to innovate. So this one of the interesting news about NFTs that we’ve recently seen, which really is underwhelming when it comes to Ubisoft’s NFT collection.

CleanPhone – The Ultimate Parental Control System

cleanphone

Taking that out of the way, let’s take a moment to acknowledge how amazing our CleanPhone is. CleanPhone is an incredible phone that you can give your kids or family members, which lets you keep track of exactly what they’re doing with it.

You can also manage which apps they do and don’t install on their phone, as well as monitor their texts, messages, and calls. So here’s how you can block porn on Google to keep your kids safe.

Additionally, you can schedule the time for apps they use so they won’t be able to access a particular app past the schedules time limit or time period. CleanPhone also provides screentime reports, which will provide you the data of how your kids or family spends their time on the phone.

HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS OFF TIKTOK! | HUGE CONSEQUENCES

Today, we’ll look into one of the craziest reports that we’ve seen in a while. A recent article by The Wall Street Journal mentioned that tech-savvy kids have been able to defeat Apple’s and others’ parental control features.

We work with parental controls every single day so this has got me itching enough to write this article today. Although Apple, Google, and other software platforms have developed and launched advanced parental control features, they seem to be not making the cut as smart tech-savvy kids are figuring out ways to workaround them.

So what’s the point of having parental controls if they won’t work as expected in the first place? Working on parental control features everyday, we know what works best and what protects your family best.

The Smarter Move

CleanRouter
CleanRouter

This is why we engineered CleanRouter, one of the best ways to keep your kids safe online. With a CleanRouter, you don’t have to deal with Apple or Google. CleanRouter goes right to the source. So instead of having to deal with an individual iPhone, or any other phone, tablet, or computer for that matter, you just have to connect the CleanRouter to your internet.

With your CleanRouter and internet connected together, you can now automatically see devices as soon as they get connected to the Wi-Fi. So you get to see which app or website they’re using, how long they’ve been using it, and basically everything that you want to know about what goes on in your family’s phones.

Additionally, if you don’t want your kids to access a certain website or app, in this instance TikTok, you can set up and configure a feature called Time Restrictions. So if you don’t want your kid using TikTok from 8-10 PM, 8-6 AM, or any other timeframe of your choice, you can easily set a block on it. You can actually turn off the internet at this time ,block access to that website or app, or basically anything else you want to do to protect your kids and family.

We have spent countless amount of time developing this technology that cannot be beaten. And as this connects directly to the source, it’s impossible for kids to workaround this.

A CleanPhone?

CleanPhone
CleanPhone

Additionally, we also have something called a CleanPhone that basically does the above mentioned parental controls on a phone level. So if your kids want a phone but you don’t want them to have access to certain data, you can buy them a CleanPhone and have parental controls without even the need of Wi-Fi.

CleanPhone features
CleanPhone features

So having the CleanPhone can grant you parental controls without the need of having to connect to the internet. You can manage apps, monitor calls and messages, set apps they can and can’t use, schedule app usage, and get timely screentime reports.

These are all the kind of abilities that CleanPhone and CleanRouter provides for families and parents all across the country. We believe this is something that every parent should have in their household. If you want to learn more, do check out CleanRouter and CleanPhone as we have a limited Christmas sale going on.

100 HACKS A MINUTE!?|LOG4J

Today, we’ll talk through exactly what happened with the Log4j hack and all the vulnerabilities that were exposed. We’ll also look into the magnitude of exactly what happened with Log4j.

The Insane Numbers

A lot of hackers, including Chinese state-backed groups, were involved in the launching of more than 840,000 attacks initiated on companies around the world since last Friday. That, indeed, is an insane amount of hacks!

Image by Ars Technica

As the cyber security group Check Point reported, the attacks relating to the Log4j vulnerability spiked in the 72 hours since Friday. Additionally, the researchers were seeing as many as over 100 attacks a minute.

My roommate, who works for Amazon, told me how they had to drop everything they were doing to put all hands on deck and go all in on releasing a patch for the Log4j vulnerability.

And according to Charles Carmakal, chief technology officer at the cyber company Mandiant, the perpetrators include even the Chinese government attackers.

The Flaw

The flaw reported in Log4j allows attackers to swiftly gain control over computers running apps in Java.

Java
Credit: The Verge

According to Check Point, many cases of the hacks saw the purpose of taking control over computers to mine cryptocurrency, or to become part of botnets. Botnets is a vast network of computers. They have the potential to ultimately overwhelm websites with traffic, send spam, or for other illegal purposes.

Ultimately, this is something that you definitely want to look out for when it comes to large companies. So it’s really a necessary measure to figure out how exactly you can protect yourself against it.

Speaking of protecting yourself, here’s a few words about the ultimate internet protection for you and your family. CleanRouter is a device that you can use in your home. It can protect your phone not only from cyber attacks but also from harmful things on the Internet that you do not want in your home.

CleanRouter comes with the ultimate parental controls. This allows you to control every single device in the house with only a phone. So you can have a parental control app that will control these devices, as well as set time restrictions and prohibit accessing certain websites.