The Verizon Network Extender: Still crappy after all these years.

The Verizon Network Extender: Still crappy after all these years.

Despite more than three years in the market, Verizon's Network Extender hasn't improved ... at all.

08/01/15

The StageFright Vulnerability: Maybe the greatest Android vulnerability (so far)
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The StageFright Vulnerability: Maybe the greatest Android vulnerability (so far)

Android's StageFright Vulnerability is epic and a huge warning about what's ahead.

07/29/15

Ultimate guide to Raspberry Pi operating systems, part 1

Ultimate guide to Raspberry Pi operating systems, part 1

Since we published a roundup of 10 Raspberry Pi operating systems the number of choices has exploded.

07/28/15

4 great Gmail tips you might not know about
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4 great Gmail tips you might not know about

A short list of useful Gmail hacks that are surprisingly useful

07/25/15

Don't count on getting your stolen idevice back with Apple's Find My iPhone
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Don't count on getting your stolen idevice back with Apple's Find My iPhone

Don't count on getting your stolen idevice back with Apple's Find My iPhone

07/25/15

Today's Lesson: Input devices; in the beginning was the keyboard ...
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Today's Lesson: Input devices; in the beginning was the keyboard ...

Punched cards, paper tape, keyboards, mice, trackpads ... but what next? And can it be righteous?

07/18/15

Mobirise: A free, simple, drag and drop mobile responsive Web site builder
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Mobirise: A free, simple, drag and drop mobile responsive Web site builder

I just discovered a free tool called Mobirise for building mobile and responsive Web sites that is, I think, quite excellent and definitely worth checking out.

07/18/15

Apple Watch: Success by any other product would, for some, smell sweeter

Apple Watch: Success by any other product would, for some, smell sweeter

The fact is that success with high-tech products is always far more complex than a single measure … which brings me to the wave of articles this week declaring that the Apple Watch is becoming a failure.

07/15/15

The Swann DriveEye Ultra dash cam: Great gadget but where's my meteor?
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The Swann DriveEye Ultra dash cam: Great gadget but where's my meteor?

Dash cams are actually a very good idea no matter where you live, and Swann’s DriveEye Ultra, a 3 megapixel HD dash cam, is a product that techies will lust after.

07/10/15

Zinstall: Making Windows migrations and upgrades painless (even for Windows 10!)
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Zinstall: Making Windows migrations and upgrades painless (even for Windows 10!)

Zinstall has found a way to offer a Windows10 upgrade and migration service for those unlucky users priced at the same $199 that Windows 10 itself costs. Yep, Zinstall WinWin 10 includes a Windows 10 Pro license as well as performing...

07/10/15

Endless: A computer the rest of the world can afford
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Endless: A computer the rest of the world can afford

Designed for developing economies, the Endless computer (which runs Linux) aims to deliver affordable and useful computing

07/08/15

Question: What is cooler than a giant robot with dangerous weapons?
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Question: What is cooler than a giant robot with dangerous weapons?

or pure awesomeness you can’t beat the idea of giant robots with titanic weapons trying to destroy each other. While such scenarios are way cool in blockbuster movies, giant robots battling it out in the real world takes the geek...

07/06/15

Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero
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Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero

The problem for many users is that most Linux distros pose a steep learning curve simply because they’re habituated to the way Windows looks and feels and most distros don’t look or feel anything like Windows. If this is the kind of...

07/01/15

QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow.
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QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow.

The Network Attached Storage market has never been hotter and when you look at the latest crop of NAS products you can see that all of the vendors are really upping their games. I’ve recently been testing an excellent example from...

06/29/15

Curb: Home power monitoring comes of age
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Curb: Home power monitoring comes of age

I just received my electricity bill and, to my annoyance (and horror) the bill is just over $100 more than the previous month! I have mostly LED lighting and lots of home automation controlling everything possible and I seem to...

06/22/15

7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization in Linux easier.

06/18/15

How to install Debian Linux 8.1 in a VirtualBox VM

How to install Debian Linux 8.1 in a VirtualBox VM

There are so many Linux distros available now that it’s hard to choose the one that will be the best for your purposes, but unless you’re looking for something with a specialized focus, Debian Linux has to be one of the best.

06/18/15

FCC to AT&T: “Unlimited means unlimited”
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FCC to AT&T: “Unlimited means unlimited”

AT&T to pay a $100 million fine for abusing the dictionary

06/17/15

Baseball, hacking, and security
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Baseball, hacking, and security

What is the probability of a baseball player hitting a home run? 9.43%, at best. What are the chance your organization being hacked? For most of you, damn nearly 100%.

06/16/15

The Linux AIO project: All of a distro's desktops in one ISO
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The Linux AIO project: All of a distro's desktops in one ISO

Linux AIO combines all of the desktop environments available for each distro and wraps them up in a disk image for a “live” system

06/15/15

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