Improve your body language and see how WiFi waves can monitor your health in this month’s best of the web!

Every month, the tech-minded and culture-focused team at Newmind shares many interesting articles internally. Every so often, we like to share that value with you. Let the faves begin!

Super secretive malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis

New malware, dubbed “Rombertik,” was discovered in the first week of May, and it’s set apart by its resilience to detection—whenever it recognizes that it’s being pilfered by security software, it wipes itself out of your system—along with the contents of your harddrive. The malware is installed from malicious links in emails, and you can get a deeper look on Arstechnica’s page.

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

What kind of body language are you broadcasting every day? In this essay, Emily Smith looks at No One Understands You and What To Do About It, by Heidi Grant Halvorson, and discusses the science of social perception, and how minutiae of conversation may be creating more of an impression than you think.

Google working to fix Chrome high RAM usage

While Google has never shied away from performance at the cost of resource usage, we may be seeing some positive changes to Chrome this year, both on mobile and desktop. Chrome for Android has reported that “first gesture latency and mean input latency has decreased steadily” in 2015 and they’re working to reduce memory leak (and battery drain on mobile) as the year moves forward.

Screw Wearables—Now Wi-Fi Will Monitor Your Body

If the FitBit wasn’t sci-fi enough for you, researchers at MIT have discovered how to monitor vitals and breathing patterns over WiFi waves. While it may not be practical in the same way as wearable tech, it could prove invaluable to the medical field.

Sending directions to your Android phone just got stupidly easy

Continuing its trend of empowering its search box, Google has added a feature to send directions to your mobile device in one quick step. All you need to do is enter (you guessed it) “send directions” into the search box, and add your destination, and the route will be activated on your device’s Google Maps app.

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Garrett Wenger is a storyteller and marketer at Newmind Group, and a native to Kalamazoo, MI. He received his BFA in English Literature from Western Michigan University, and has heritage in Southwest Michigan’s creative writing community. He published his first book of poetry in late 2013, and he has been featured in numerous literary journals.