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4 myths — and facts — about online security

By | 2017-03-27T15:47:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|News|

Use strong passwords and don't go to sketchy websites, and you'll protect yourself online, right? Well... That's a good start. But it's not quite that simple. A new report from Pew Research details some of American's biggest misconceptions about cybersecurity. Myth 1. Emails are always secure Fewer than half -- 46% -- of people said

Chip magic: Exciting new developments in semiconductors

By | 2017-03-27T15:47:14+00:00 March 26th, 2017|News|

Sometimes, it just takes a challenge. After years of predictable and, arguably modest, advances, we’re beginning to witness an explosion of exciting and important new developments in the sometimes obscure world of semiconductors—commonly known as chips. Thanks to both a range of demanding new applications, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and

Customizing Chrome’s New Tab page

By | 2017-03-27T15:47:14+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News, Tech Tips|

Chrome’s New Tab page can be rather handy if you frequently visit the same sites although as with most software, its default configuration may not be ideal for all. Google has baked in some basic customization options for those looking to personalize the new tab page and there’s plenty more manipulation to be had if

Bringing the Cloud Home

By | 2017-03-22T09:21:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|News|

Over that past 7 years one of the hottest subjects has been “Cloud Computing”.  If you or your company has been considering what your next IT evolution will be, the idea of moving to the cloud has most likely been a part of that discussion. The idea of using pooled computing resources has been a

Tech giants including Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft are supporting Google’s battle with FBI

By | 2017-03-16T15:04:59+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|News|

While large tech firms spend a lot of time at each other’s throats, there are those occasions when they unite over a mutually beneficial cause – usually in the form of a joint amicus brief filed in court cases. It happened during Apple’s battle with the DoJ, Donald Trump’s immigration ban, and Microsoft’s fight against

‘Tis the Season for Phishing Scams

By | 2017-03-27T15:47:14+00:00 March 20th, 2017|News, Tech Tips|

In this day, it is common knowledge that there are bad guys on the internet who will attempt to trick you into parting with your money either directly or indirectly.  This is routinely called phishing. These cyber-criminals don't take time off for the holidays and will in fact ramp up their phishing attempts in the

Exploding headphone battery burns woman during flight

By | 2017-03-27T15:47:14+00:00 March 19th, 2017|News|

It seems there are still rare instances of exploding batteries causing harm. Following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year and numerous examples of hoverboards catching fire, we’re now hearing of a woman whose battery-powered headphones exploded on her face while she slept during a flight. The unnamed Australian resident was traveling from Beijing to

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