Aside from the mildly inflammatory title, the BYOD scene presents a number of worries to admins and security folks at firms that allow employees to bring their own e-tools to work. Think for a second what you’re allowing: a device that isn’t under your total control, and is probably used just as poorly as the average worker-bee’s home computer to come into your business and … Continue reading BYOD: Bring your own downfall
I’ve got mosquito bites all over and I’m not really enjoying it. Keep that in mind while I grump my way through the news. After 25 years, Microsoft gets a new Logo. Sure, it’s not “Metro” but it looks like it. ಠ_ಠ 25 years after birth, Microsoft has decided that it needs a new logo. According to the Seattle Times, the new logo design is supposed … Continue reading Roundup: The Rebranding
I’ll start ya off with a cartoon that involves learning and math and stuff. Unity will be supported – and support – Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Yessir, the Unity game engine will work on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This is awesome because WP8 has taken kernel cues from Windows 8 and will truly support multi-core processing, allowing games like those … Continue reading Roundup: Mathmagical Cartoons
I enjoy doing helpdesk stuff most of the time. Not all of the time, though. Amazon unveils Glacier, super cheap data archive service. This isn’t your average cloud service, but rather a service focused on rarely-accessed data. It comes as cheap as a penny per Gigabyte per month. The idea is to bundle your files into one archive, then upload it for retrieval when needed. The archives are … Continue reading Roundup: IT Fun
Hey, it’s a roundup! Big deal, move along. Samsung/Apple Jurors to fill out pre-made forms to clarify judgement. This is a novel idea, but still very strange. Samsung and Apple are supposed to agree on a single form (agree? Yeah, ok, that’s worked well so far) to give to jurors at the end of the trial. The form, in essence, asks what patents have been … Continue reading Roundup: Garbage Man
It’s been an odd week. Team Fortress Mann vs Machine was released, and it’s quite fun if you can find a match. The Engineering Team behind Curiosity did an AMA. While simultaneously being smart, witty and awesome, these engineers went fairly in-depth about the Mars rover Curiosity, including what programming language they use, and what their favorite tool on the rover is. Hint, it’s … Continue reading Roundup: Week of Wonder
Day 1 I played with Pinterest at work, mainly working my way around it for the first article. I went to lunch at my favorite pub and tried to fiddle with it more via my phone’s app, Pinspiration, but I couldn’t really do what I wanted because I hadn’t set it up right yet. It’s like joining Reddit and the default subreddits being knitting, … Continue reading Chris on Pinterest.
Sorry I missed a few days. Actually, I’m not. I took some time off of work and decided I would actually spend time away from the computer! Amazing. Heart of Coppola from Brian Carroll on Vimeo. US Hypersonic bird dies a fiery death. Sadly, it probably won’t re-birth itself from the ashes, as I’m sure they’re spread over miles of the Pacific Ocean. The X-51A, … Continue reading Roundup: Missing Links
I’ve got a few days to get myself interested in Pinterest. It’s not working. Anyway, we had a great podcast with Victoria Rae Black this weekend, check it out. Motorola being slashed apart by Google. Motorola Mobility, who was recently purchased by the Googs, announced today that they will be slashing 20% of their workforce in a move to slim down the company. Also mentioned … Continue reading Roundup: Not very pinteresting
Good morning! It’s my second day of dicking about with Pinterest – which I spelled wrong in the entire first article and no one corrected it – and I’m sort of ambiguous about it. I finally got some interesting content on there last night, but it takes a while. All the best Science Fiction books, free! War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, Vonnegut, Wells, … Continue reading Roundup August 10, 2012
Pinterest just opened it’s doors to everyone, and because Ray hates it so much, I’m going to try it. Yes, I’m going to try Pinterest. I’ll give it a week for sure, then write some more about it. For now, I’ll give my initial impressions on what it can offer me, a 27 year old former Marine with a love for tech, cars, motorcycles and … Continue reading The Masculine Side of Pinterest: an experiment
Good morning! It’s a great day to be a Doctor Who fan, except for the fact that we’re all waiting for this next season to start. I’m getting antsy. Samsung wants nothing to do with RIM. Surprise! Samsung, super successful Android and Windows Phone handset maker, wants nothing to do with RIM. Apparently some rumors were spreading that Samsung was going to buy the company, … Continue reading Roundup: August 9, 2012
Today is another beautiful day for tech news, even though I’m being bombarded with users who need the help desk to check their wires. iPad violently attacks poor Taiwanese teen, smashes face. Everyone loves technology, but what happens when it doesn’t love you back? Apparently, an Apple iPad ganged up with gravity to wake a sleeping Taiwanese teenager up by punching her in the grill, … Continue reading Roundup: Face Eating Zombie iPad!
At the most recent Blackhat conference, the high-end information security meeting, mobile devices were put to the test with false certificates. Microsoft Exchange allows for IT departments to remotely lock or wipe devices, assuming the certificates check out. Well, that’s the theory. According to Peter Hannay, a security researcher, iOS and Android are both susceptible to a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack, allowing a hacker to send a … Continue reading Windows Phone 7.5 beats iOS, Android in false certificate, MitM attacks
Good morning, dudes and dudettes. I’ve started the roundup early, so be prepared to have your face filled with news. Sponsor a Zombie from Timothy W. Stevens on Vimeo. Day-Z becomes standalone. Day-Z, the incredibly popular mod for the Arma II combat simulator from Bohemia Interactive, has been given the green-light by Bohemia for stand alone development. Arma II is a pretty realistic shooter that’s … Continue reading Roundup: Standalone Zombies