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… Continue reading Passwords Are Not Broken, but How We Choose Them Sure Is
The Changing Age of Entertainment: Bringing the Cinema Home
With fuel costs seemingly constantly on the rise, the cost of movie tickets and snacks, it’s understandable why some people are looking to get their movie entertainment without leaving home. So what are the options today for kicking it on your own couch? Streaming and Rental Services Options like Netflix and Redbox make it simple… Continue reading The Changing Age of Entertainment: Bringing the Cinema Home
Best Buy Closing 50 Stores
Best Buy announced in March it would close 50 stores across the country and has already closed stores in Kansas City, Mo., and Scottsdale, Ariz., according to a statement released by the company. Prior to this weekend, Best Buy had already notified five stores in Minnesota and a San Antonio store they would be closing.… Continue reading Best Buy Closing 50 Stores
Is 2012 the Year of the 3D Printer?
It looks like 2012 could be the year the 3D printer breaks out. As prices creep down towards $1,000 per unit, 3D printers are now within the reach of small design companies, and it may not be long before they’re in all our homes too. But is it time to buy? Here are three things… Continue reading Is 2012 the Year of the 3D Printer?
The iPad as a Gaming Console
The impossibility of technology can often be well…seemingly impossible. There has been some talk about OnLive. I say some because many have deemed what OnLive claims to be able to do impossible. Many gaming sites such as EuroGamer don’t believe it is possible, but with the testing of an avid gamer on Popular Science, Dan… Continue reading The iPad as a Gaming Console
Stay Smart About Personal Finance With These Smartphone Apps
If you have a smartphone, you already know how useful it is in a myriad of ways. Personal finance is such an integral part of our daily lives; make sure you’re harnessing the power of your phone to keep track of expenses, budgets, and investments. It’s a lifeline in today’s fast-moving world. Whether you are… Continue reading Stay Smart About Personal Finance With These Smartphone Apps
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon: Their Smartphones with the Best Specs
In the last few years the smartphone market has exploded. New devices seem to come out on each network nearly every month. In general, a good strategy for buying a new smartphone is to buy the highest spec smartphone available at the time in hopes of not being too obsolete until you get another upgrade.… Continue reading AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon: Their Smartphones with the Best Specs
Bring Your Office into Your Bed with Your Laptop
It is becoming increasingly common for people to use their laptops in bed when they telecommute. When asked why they bring their laptops in bed, people have a variety of reasons. Some will say, “I’m lazy.” Others simply prefer to lie down while watching their favorite movies online. Still, even more say that they bring… Continue reading Bring Your Office into Your Bed with Your Laptop
Will Microsoft Spoil the Skype Home User Experience?
So what will Microsoft do with Skype now that they’ve paid a staggering $8.5 billion for the Internet-based communications company? Are you worried that your free video conferencing service will die at the hands of Bill Gates’ former empire? The Internet is rife with our patents and rumors regarding what Microsoft plans to do with… Continue reading Will Microsoft Spoil the Skype Home User Experience?
Why Hasn’t 3D-TV Taken Off?
Technology has the ability to enrich our lives and at a furious pace of change. It used to be true that a new product, especially one of an electronic genre, would require as much as one generation, or about twenty years, to be fully absorbed into the mainstream of life. Radio, television, and even personal… Continue reading Why Hasn’t 3D-TV Taken Off?