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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thousands of businesses have been negatively affected by Comcast’s outage   Thousands of businesses across the nation have had their operations put on hold as Comcast’s Xfinity phone service suffered a massive outage. Along with affecting the thousands of companies that largely rely on landline access, the service interruption also affected some 911 services. The […]

Why we recommend and support VoIP   As a business owner, one of the last things you want to worry about is your phone system. For that reason, many businesses continue to use whatever phone system they have always used, even as costs go up and it no longer meets their needs.  You no longer […]

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 […]

Amazon’s Alexa recorded this family’s conversation and sent it to a contact.   Using technology to handle the running of our homes has always carried the inherent privacy concerns that come with having devices that are attuned to always listen to conversations going on around them. Does the loss or potential loss of our privacy […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]