Every other week we’re greeted with fresh articles about new malware attacks or network exploits/vulnerability. Even if one hasn’t been directly affected by such incidents, the perpetual flow of news is concerning nonetheless. Considering that internet connectivity is king and the internet-of-everything is touching, well, everything, fears are completely justified.
Kim Komando wrote a story on Fox News called “Divorcing? 5 Things to do Online Now.” Yeah! All casual, just like that. Almost as if the headline should be, “Thinking of taking up gardening? Here’s 5 Things to do Online Now.” But no, it’s about divorce.
With all the stories of security breaches and hacked data popping up in the news, one might be concerned about the safety of their personal information on the web. Rightly so, since recovering from such incursions can be an absolute nightmare for normal people with jobs and families.
So, what does the Twitter-verse think of Facebook’s possible drones? Well, I compiled the 10 best tweets so you can see for yourself.
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.
Households with multiple devices (and especially multiple users) tend to have one common bottleneck – network speed. It’s bad enough to have an internet connection affected by either distance or the number of users in the neighborhood also online, but then having to suffer slower speeds because of a spouse and kids really takes the cake.
I’m a minimalist by heart, so small, powerful, or multi-function devices tend to grab my attention to at least take a peek. With the growing number of mobile devices and accessories, you’d guess right that I’m almost always checking something out. External storage and external battery packs are quite popular, for good reason. Mobile lifestyles more »
If you like the sound of your voice, today is your lucky day. Google has released a new Chrome extension called “OK Google” which allows users to make voice commands to their browser. The Google Voice Search Hotword extension is available now in the Chrome Web Store. If the user wants to use voice commands, all they have to do is use the “OK Google” hotword first.
Are we on the heels of a technological revolution in the air? Between the recent changes in the FAA restrictions and this news about Gogo Talk & Text, the things they are a changing. Although this is not the first time a in-flight calling has made it’s presence known, it seems to be the first time it’s actually going to be successful. Now, with Gogo’s Text & Talk service, travelers will be able to use in-flight WiFi to make calls and send and receive text messages.
D-Link, a global leader in connectivity for home and business, has just provided free, no-fee cloud storage to thousands of D-Link 11AC Wireless Router owners. The mydlink SharePort app lets users plug any USB storage device into the router’s USB port for instant and personal cloud space. The free mydlink SharePort app is compatible with iOS more »
Satechi, a manufacturer of electronic gadgets and accessories, has their latest travel accessory available to purchase now. The Smart Travel Router and Adapter is ideal for professionals or those who frequently visit different countries. Personally, I’m not a fan of the typical multi-national outlet adapters. There’s multiple pieces to keep track of, and it may more »
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 »