Tag Archive for tech

Cloud Laptops

Whether you realize it or not, if you have an email address, you are using “Cloud” storage; if you purchase anything online or use Google Docs (to share information) you are using “Cloud” storage.

The Next Windows Generation

FTR Zen JL15The current tech buzz is all about the next Microsoft operating system, Windows 10 (no, you did not miss 9…it never existed and the reasons don’t really matter now). What is important is what Windows 10 offers as a departure from what most PC users already know and are accustomed to. The official release date is July 29th so in advance, here are some key features for those non-Apple users:

IoT = The Internet of Things

The “Internet of All Things” is part of our daily lives and becoming more so. Some previous articles have been about the many ways that software applications are being employed and the newest hardware available.

Gear up for Gizmos

Whenever a new year rolls around, the tech industry eagerly awaits the popular Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s event broke all attendance records and no wonder, with breakthrough technologies being launched left and right.

Stock Market Indicators

One aspect affects everyone uniformly: CyberCrime. By this we mean any form of malware, botnet, phishing, virus, hacker or identity thief that invade our lives – and they are everywhere.

Open Source Content Management System (CMS)

At the beginning of the World Wide Web, back in the early 90’s, all websites were created using handcrafted HTML code. Not only did it require a certain amount of skill, but also managing large websites was a very difficult task.

21st Century Carrier Pigeons

The word “Drone” has come a long way from merely defining ‘a male honey bee’ or a ‘robot in general.’ Today ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’ is its most common association – just ask certain governments how they have been using them for spying purposes. Notwithstanding, some innovative young companies have taken it to the next level and made their drones accessible to the public with prices as low as about $100 (€75).

No More Cable Spaghetti!

Without a doubt one of the most annoying nuisances for all of us who use computers (laptops and towers) is the endless spaghetti of cables needed to run these devices: to connect monitor to tower, power supplies, mice, webcams, external speakers and anything else you might want to use (then comes finding the correct port in which to insert the cable). First of all the manufacturers design these cables in lengths they deem the most practical….but to the user in many cases they are far too long. Then if you choose to connect to the internet with an Ethernet cable you have just added one more thing to trip over or to have the dog chew.

Help for ‘Baby Boomers’

As the ‘Baby Boom’ generation ages, along with white hair, aches and pains may come some additional handicaps such as difficulty in seeing, hearing, and the ubiquitous arthritis.

Science Fiction to Reality = C.E.S. 2014

Las Vegas is known mainly for casinos and ‘quickie’ marriages, but once a year tech-makers present their newest, most advanced and innovative products to whet our appetites. This year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) made a huge push in 10 areas.