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Google ups the ante with Chrome OS

Google Ups the Ante With Chrome OS

In response to the roll out of Windows 10 on many of Microsoft’s netbooks, Google has upped the ante on their own offering of netbooks (called Chromebooks). In order to compete with the sleek new interface and usability of Windows 10 Google is releasing a new and improved Chrome OS. Google embraced the concept of

20 Aug 2015
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smartwatches are hackable

Smartwatches Are Hackable

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. A good portion of that number will be wearable devices; specifically smartwatches. Smartwatches have been gaining popularity in the last year as a convenient wearable device that connects the

30 Jul 2015
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CYOD is the new BYOD

CYOD Is The New BYOD

According to a new study by CompTIA, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is a trend on the downturn. The survey conducted in April and May of 375 U.S. IT professionals in various private businesses found that 53% allowed no BYOD, up significantly from 34% in 2013. The BYOD findings were published recently in a comprehensive CompTIA report, “Building Digital

16 Jul 2015
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electronic frontier foundation 2015 privacy report

The EFF 2015 Government Privacy Report

The EFF released its latest Who Has Your Back report based on 5 basic criteria that included: Follows Industry Accepted Best Practices Tells Users About Government Data Demands Discloses Policies on Data Retention Discloses Government Content Removal Requests Pro-user Public Policy: opposes backdoors We’ve combed through the report and created an easy-to-read e-book featuring the

02 Jul 2015
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Google and Gmail officially roll out Undo Send email function

Google Officially Rolls Out the Ability to Undo Sent Emails

Everyone has experienced moments when they wish they could undo a sent email. Those moments where an email was sent to the wrong recipient, contained misspelled a word or name, or accidentally said something they wished they hadn’t. Starting this week, Gmail account holders will have the option to cancel the delivery of an email

25 Jun 2015
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How to encrypt your USB flash drive using TrueCrypt software

How To Encrypt Your USB Flash Drive Using TrueCrypt

USB flash drives are great for transporting files and documents. On the other hand, the small size and ease of mobility also has disadvantages. Thumb drives are incredibly easy to forget in the USB port and they’re small enough to fall out of—or be taken from—your pocket or bag unnoticed. Because theft or human error

18 Jun 2015
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Tips to Avoid Malicious Phone Apps

Tips to Avoid Malicious Phone Apps

The smart phone has become the go-to device for talking, texting, web browsing, picture taking, and even banking. Millions of phone applications (Apps) are downloaded daily to enhance the individual experience and cater to the users many needs. However, just as viruses invade computers, phones are also a prime target for malicious programs that are

11 Jun 2015
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Biodegradable computer chips made from wood

Tree Tech | Biodegradable Computer Chips Made From Wood

In the US, about 10 million tons of new electronics entered the market in 2012. According to a recent study the United Stated topped the chart in terms of e-waste generated per resident at a staggering 65.5 pounds of e-waste produced per person each year. In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices has

04 Jun 2015
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The rise of virtual reality for consumers

The Rise of Virtual Reality for Consumers

The concept and invention of virtual reality as we know it was starting development in the late 50’s and early 60’s, 20 years ago virtual reality was in its consumer adoption infancy. One of the first attempts at mass market consumer VR was Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. While there are numerous theories about why the Virtual

28 May 2015
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Windows as a service with windows 10

New Beginnings for Microsoft | Windows 10 Isn’t the End

Since September 2014, Windows 10 has been the talk of the Microsoft OS world. Opting to skip Windows 9, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be the “last Windows”. Contrary to initial belief, this marks the beginning of a new side of Microsoft OS, not the end. Introducing Windows as a Service While all

14 May 2015
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