Pitfalls of the Connected Home – ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard Never Took Off – Florida Couple vs Apple’s ‘Wifi Assist’ – BlackBerry back starting at $700 – Wear Your Safety
Oct23

Pitfalls of the Connected Home – ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard Never Took Off – Florida Couple vs Apple’s ‘Wifi Assist’ – BlackBerry back starting at $700 – Wear Your Safety

Pitfalls of the Connected Home (Part 2) In an effort to save money this summer, I tried painting the exterior of our home by myself. How hard can it be? Well, when I stood back and surveyed my work, it was completely uneven and mismatched. Some jobs, I learned, require a professional. The same lesson applies for trying to connect my home to the Internet. As I explained last week, the result was mostly a disaster. And based on readers’...

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Car Hack Techniques to Spread Malware – ‘Yelp for People’ App – Apple OS X El Capitan – Skype Translates Real Time – Apple Updating Privacy Site – Ad Blockers Tested – Eco Sulutions
Oct02

Car Hack Techniques to Spread Malware – ‘Yelp for People’ App – Apple OS X El Capitan – Skype Translates Real Time – Apple Updating Privacy Site – Ad Blockers Tested – Eco Sulutions

Car Hack Technique Uses Dealerships to Spread Malware OVER THE LAST summer, the security research community has proven like never before that cars are vulnerable to hackers—via cellular Internet connections, intercepted smartphone signals, and even insurance dongles plugged into dashboards. Now an automotive security researcher is calling attention to yet another potential inroad to a car’s sensitive digital guts: the auto dealerships...

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Thieves Aren’t Just Skimming Your ATM
Oct01

Thieves Aren’t Just Skimming Your ATM

Turns out thieves all around the country, as well as here in New Hampshire, are stealing our Credit Card and Debit Card information using Skimmers which they’re not attaching to the ATM door enclosures. Yesterday and today I appeared on NH1.com talking about the security...

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Humans vs. Machines – Hackers in the Pentagon and Tesla – Show Notes
Aug07

Humans vs. Machines – Hackers in the Pentagon and Tesla – Show Notes

Scientists Think They Know the Year Computers Will Render Our Brains Obsolete This week, the greatest minds in science and technology pleaded with the world to prevent an artificial intelligence “arms race” — an apocalyptic scenario in which terrorists would have access to highly advanced weapons like killer robots. The issue arose back in April when representatives from Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School wrote a...

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Siri and Apple Music – PC Makers Worst Quarter – the End of Windows Everywhere – Show Notes
Jul10

Siri and Apple Music – PC Makers Worst Quarter – the End of Windows Everywhere – Show Notes

Deal of the Day! From our friends at Amazon. Panasonic RP-BTGS10-H Premium Bluetooth Wireless Water-Resistant Open-Ear Headphones. 65% off. Today only. All The New Stuff You Can Ask Siri to Do with the new Apple Music Play different radio stations: You can ask Siri things like “Play beats 1,” “Play indie rock station,” or even start artist stations like “Play Mastodon station.” You can also customize what happens with those artist...

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Last-Minute Deals on Upscale Hotels – Mac OS Hack – Password Manager Hacked
Jun20

Last-Minute Deals on Upscale Hotels – Mac OS Hack – Password Manager Hacked

Texting bans for drivers not putting a dent in accident rates A study of accident rates indicates that the bans may not be having the desired effect, as accident rates may actually be increasing in some states that have enacted them. The study was done by the Highway Loss Data Institute, a nonprofit that is supported by auto insurers and has access to their data on accident claims. But accident rates are also influenced by a variety...

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