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Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Telephone Scammers Get Tricky By Recording “Yes,” Using It Against You

What’s old is new again. In the days before the internet, scammers frequently weaponized the telephone, but now, that’s considered old school. While telephone scams still exist, they’re not nearly as common ...

Privacy Concerns Over Microsoft Data Sharing

Microsoft hasn’t been making many friends, thanks to its rather invasive data collection policies. In fact, the sheer amount of data the company collects on you via Windows 10 is nothing short ...

Will Your Laptop Battery Last As Long As They Say?

If you have a laptop, you’ve probably noticed that your laptop’s battery doesn’t seem to last as long as the manufacturer says it will. Maybe you just figured you were a power ...

Lost Your Car? Google Maps Might Help

Google Maps has, for years now, been the savior of directionally challenged people everywhere, and it just got even better. Thanks to a new update that was made without fanfare, it will ...

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows Vista April 11

If you’re one of the relatively few people still using Windows Vista, you should know that the OS is on life support. As of April 11, Microsoft will no longer be providing ...

Concerns Over SmartHome Eavesdropping Have People Worried

With all its potential, the Internet of Things has problems. The single biggest one of these relates to privacy. This came into sharp focus last year when a smart TV producer revealed ...

Your DNA May Be Next Place Your Data Is Stored

The next big thing is going to be really small, at least if Microsoft has anything to say about it. They’ve been experimenting with storing data in what some might call the ...

Recent Major Website Outage Was Caused By A Simple Mistake

Last week, Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) suffered an 11-hour outage that resulted in dramatic slowdowns and complete unavailability of more than 100 large internet retailers and a number of the web’s ...

Auto Company Apps Are Making It Easier For Car Thieves

Another week, another big problem for the Internet of Things. This time, it’s smart cars and the apps that surround them. There are an increasing number of apps available for a growing ...

Amazon Cloud Goes Down, Causes Outages Across The Internet

In recent years, an increasing number of companies have migrated to the Cloud for cost-saving reasons, but today, we got a painful reminder of the limitations and risks associated with doing that. ...