Google's New OnHub Router Promises Seemless Wireless Integration
Aug19

Google's New OnHub Router Promises Seemless Wireless Integration

As if Google hasn’t been in the news enough lately, they have just released word that they have plans to fix the common hatreds of WiFi use with a new router that improves wireless internet quality. For many of us, spotty WiFi connections in our homes and offices are an absolute nightmare. Whether we’re just laying down to binge watch new episodes of our favorite TV show on Netflix, trying to play the latest online video game or...

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Google Releases Project Sunroof to Help Homeowners Decide on Solar Power
Aug17

Google Releases Project Sunroof to Help Homeowners Decide on Solar Power

In today’s latest blog post, Google announced that they have unleashed their latest tool, Project Sunroof, in the San Francisco, Fresno and Boston areas to help homeowners decide whether or not investing in solar is a great idea for them. Project Sunroof incorporates the same technology that Google Earth uses, making it easily able to calculate your roof’s solar energy potential without even going on your roof. In the blog post Carl...

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DropBox Adds USB Two Factor Authentication to Prevent Data Breach
Aug14

DropBox Adds USB Two Factor Authentication to Prevent Data Breach

Last week news broke that DropBox as well as other cloud data storage providers were at risk of a Man in the Cloud attack. Yesterday, Dropbox responded to these threats by making security improvements via adding a USB two factor authentication system. Traditionally, many users favored using two factor authentication with DropBox via cell phone – a user would login and have DropBox send a text that contained a security code to the...

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Trillions of Bytes of Data Exposed – Are Your Databases as Secure as You Thought?
Aug14

Trillions of Bytes of Data Exposed – Are Your Databases as Secure as You Thought?

The latest news trend seem to have something in common – is your data really as secure as you thought? In their latest report Switzerland-based digital security company BinaryEdge states that default configuration settings of databases may leave you at greater risk that first thought. A newer database provider, MongoDB, was analyzed and BinaryEdge found that over 39,000 Mongo instances failed to have any type of authentication...

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Caught Again! Lenovo Found to Stick New Windows Laptops with Unremovable Bloatware
Aug12

Caught Again! Lenovo Found to Stick New Windows Laptops with Unremovable Bloatware

Usually, if you find some sort of bloatware or crapware on your computer you can simply uninstall it and not worry about it again. However, Lenovo has been silently sticking bloatware onto new laptops for years now that is not only an inconvenience but also impossible to remove. As Chris Williams explains, even if the hard drive is wiped or the bloatware is uninstalled Lenovo will secretly reinstall it without you ever knowing a...

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