Google is saying, “Come at me, bro!” Those out there up for the challenge of hacking Google’s Chrome OS could find themselves coming into some extra cash. Challenge accepted, anyone? There are a few parameters, however. You’ll have to attend the CanSecWest Security Conference in Vancouver this March to enter Google’s Pwnium 4 Competition. This isn’t the first time Google has held the Pwnium contest as a way of finding security bugs in the Chrome browser and Chrome OS.
Looking for a way to shake things up with your music? Creative, known for the Sound Blaster sound cards, has announced its latest product. The Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 combines the power of a robust Sound Blaster with the portability of a wireless Bluetooth speaker.
Have you ever wanted to make your own computer? Maybe you’re like me and you always thought it was far beyond your intellectual capabilities. I mean, my degree was in Literature so I have a feeling my computer engineering skills aren’t top-notch. However, thanks to Kano and Kickstarter, we all might have the chance to feel that moment of accomplishment! You know, that moment where you get to call your little brother and say “I just built a computer! What did you do today?!”
Recently I provided 5 thoughts on the Best Buy customer experience. For the most part, they weren’t kind thoughts. Some readers chided me for expressing my preference for buying online and for “showrooming” at the store. So I decided recently that instead of ordering an HP Chromebook 11 online and waiting seemingly forever to receive it, more »
Who knew that living in a city where geeks are supposed to be tolerated would be so unpleasant? It was very frustrating for Cecilia Abadie who was given a ticket for a hi-tech reason: wearing Google Glass.
NETGEAR has just launched its latest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router geared toward online gaming and video streaming. The Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) provides superior speed and range. The Nighthawk packs a powerful 1Ghz dual core processor along with USB 3.0 for power and connectivity. Combined with the ultra-fast WiFi connection, this router is more »
Every other week, one can read articles about the most recent technology-related security risks and how one can suffer from the lack of protection. Some solutions involve adjusting privacy settings. Others suggest having the proper software or hardware coverage installed. But what about all these free wireless networks that are popping up everywhere? We’re not more »
Western Digital has introduced its new personal cloud storage geared toward all the consumers using online cloud services. The My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions lets people store and access all their digital content from computers and mobile devices, anywhere. Though convenient and robust, online cloud storage such as Box or Dropbox (to name more »
These days, it’s hard for the gadget-obsessed to use products without feeling the drain. Tablets, smartphones, wireless headphones, and more can never really keep up with demand. Sure, there are outlets in public places such as coffee joints or libraries, but what about all those other times when you’re not somewhere you can just plug more »
The latest in tracking and gesture-control technology has just hit Kickstarter and is drawing much attention. The STEM system is a wireless motion tracking platform for video games and virtual reality. Upon reading more, I couldn’t help but think of Ernest Cline’s book, Ready Player One. The STEM system lets players interact naturally with the more »
Despite the popularity of cloud storage and computing, there have been lingering concerns about privacy and security. We won’t even bring up the far-reaching NSA. It’s those very concerns that have helped grow and expand the personal data storage market. We’ve seen more releases of network attached storage (NAS) devices and portable hard drives over more »
Chrome OS and the Google Chrome ecosystem in general took a step forward today. Google released new Chrome apps that can function independently of the web browser. These apps can be found in a new category in the Chrome Web Store called “For Your Desktop.” This may not seem like a big deal since Windows more »