Computers

Why a Chromebook May Just Make Perfect Sense

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Has Google’s Chrome OS-based Chromebooks caught your eye and now you’re considering one? We’ll walk you through what you need to know – what’s great, the limitations and how it compares to a traditional Windows, Mac or Linux laptop. Of course, in the end your own requirements should drive your decision, but there’s a good chance you may […]

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Announcing our book on Computer Password Security!

We are proud to announce that the geeks, yours truly – Doug and Khalid, have written and published their very first book. We saw a great need for a single source of compiled information and advice that the average computer user could follow to improve and secure their online accounts and passwords. Being in the […]

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Gift Guide for Geeks

Do you have someone on your gifting list with particular taste in all things Geek?  If so, the Geeks have your gifting playbook depending on your level of investment (how much money do you want to spend?).  Below are some great gift ideas under $50, under $100, under $200 and over $200 but you can […]

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Review: Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker

Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker System

Kinivo sent the Geeks a sample of the Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker system which is a 2.1 speaker system designed for computers, smartphones and tablets for testing. I’ve tested the Kinivo speaker system using Bluetooth from a Mac, iPhone, iPad and Samsung S4 as well as NFC on the Samsung S4… yes, Bluetooth AND NFC. […]

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Passwords Are Not Broken, but How We Choose Them Sure Is

By Bruce Schneier, author of recent book, Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security I’ve been reading a lot about how passwords are no longer good security. The reality is more complicated. Passwords are still secure enough for many applications, but you have to choose a good one. And that’s hard. The best way […]

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Book Review: The Practice of Network Security Monitoring

Book cover - Network Security Monitoring

Some more geek entertainment from No Starch press! The full title of this book is: The Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response. The Practice of NSM, as it’s abbreviated in the book, was written by the CSO of Mandiant, Richard Bejtlich, who also blogs at TaoSecurity. So what is Network Security Monitoring? First, […]

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Why the Microsoft Surface Will Leave iPad Users Drooling

Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft recently unveiled its Surface tablet, a sleek in-house design running Windows 8 and soon to be available in two models: Surface and Surface Pro. The basic model will run Windows RT, a lighter, tablet-oriented version of Microsoft’s new OS that focuses on Metro apps, while the Surface Pro will run full-fledged Windows 8. While […]

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Will Microsoft’s Surface tablet live up to the hype?

Microsoft Surface tablet

It’s not everyday that you see a positive headline about Microsoft from the tech industry. But when Microsoft revealed its long rumored about tablet, the Surface, tech analysts and industry reporters were quick to praise it as device worthy of the software giant. That’s good news for consumers, because there could certainly stand to be […]

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Review: Mobee Magic Bar

Wireless keyboards clean cords up around your workstation but tend to lose batteries at the worst times. Mobee Technologies created Magic Bar to work with Apple Wireless Keyboards and even the Apple Magic Trackpad. The Magic Bar is the World’s first inductive charger for the Apple Wireless Keyboard (and Magic Trackpad) and provides an eco-friendly […]

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Review: Empower Laptop Power Adapter

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Small electronics manufacturer, Jacobsparts, sent us one of their very own power adapters to test out. We tried out an Empower AC Adapter Model JA-90-CD on an HP G62 laptop over a few weeks. The Empower are nicely priced replacements for OEM power adapters and feature long cables (12 ft total between the AC and […]

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