DARPA’s $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics is risky, but could pay off big time   Concerned that the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances […]

There is hot debate over the necessity of ejecting USB devices before removing them. Which side are you on?   Popular Science decided to heat up the summer by stirring the pot. They published an article titled Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out? This led to fierce […]

Printers, IP phones and IP cameras among devices vulnerable to attack   A 10-year-old security flaw has left nearly a half-billion Internet of Things devices vulnerable to cyberattacks at businesses worldwide. The web exploit causing all of the trouble is called DNS rebinding.  It’s an attack first disclosed at the RSA Conference in 2008. It’s […]

Features from both the iPad Pro and iMac Pro make an appearance in the 2018 MacBook Pros.   The 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch releases offer upgraded configurations with 8th generation Intel processors. The MacBook Pros also feature more cores than before: a maximum of six cores in the 15-inch model, up from […]

Does your business have a ‘no internet’ backup plan?   It is vital for every business to strategically and proactively prepare for network failure. When internet connectivity goes down, productivity, business operations, profits, POS systems and customer satisfaction can suffer irreparable loses. Having a backup system, also called a network failover, will save you time […]

Billed as the one-size-fits-all cable, USB Type-C isn’t up to snuff   Once seen as the one-size-fits-all answer to our cable woes, USB Type-C has yet to live up to the promises that were made. While USB Type-C was supposed to unify power and data deliver with display and audio connectivity, the USB Type-C can’t […]

Intel is expecting a 2020 release of the discrete GPUs   During a recent analyst event, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated that Intel will have its first discrete graphics chips available in 2020. A few previous rumors have suggested a launch was forthcoming at CES 2019 this coming January, but that timeline was never suggested […]

Regular maintenance helps your computer perform at its best.   Just like a car, regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep your computer functioning at its very best. While basic computer maintenance isn’t difficult, it’s often overlooked. 1.) Dust Removal. The easiest and most vital maintenance a computer needs performed is a thorough cleaning. […]

Where to go to listen to and remove what Amazon’s Alexa has recorded in your home.   Amazon’s Alexa is always listening for wake words. As was previously discussed in a prior blog post, one family found out the hard way that not all of what Alexa is listening to are things you want her […]

The FBI has issued a recommendation for everyone to reboot due to malware   **Please be advised that if you’re using a CradlePoint router from RHYNO, you are already protected and don’t need to worry. We’ve already taken care of everything; your security and privacy were not compromised. Hackers have switched their focus and have […]