Technology

Steve January 11, 2022

Hotel Chain Switches To Chrome OS To Recover From Ransomware Attack (therecord.media) Posted by BeauHD on Tuesday January 11, 2022 @06:20PM from the embracing-the-cloud dept. A Scandinavian hotel chain that fell victim to a ransomware attack last month said it took a novel approach to recover from the incident by switching all affected systems to […]

Steve January 11, 2022

US electricity generator operators have scheduled 14.9 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity to retire during 2022, and the vast majority of those scheduled retirements – 85% – are coal-fired power plants, reports the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) today. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Volvo Cars has announced it will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3rd generation digital cockpit technology to help power its infotainment system. Together with Google’s Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS), this upgrade will mean a faster infotainment system offering an ecosystem of features for future drivers of the Polestar 3, Volvo’s forthcoming electric SUV, and other upcoming […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Somewhere in a Venn diagram that includes Turkish bath houses, refugee camps, and outdoor music festivals exists the American truck stop. In concept and execution, it’s a business model that has endured for decades – but the coming wave of electric semi trucks will present different challenges than a gas pump and shower, and challenge […]

Steve January 11, 2022

With each new robot vacuum I review, the technology gets better. It’s no longer okay to just clean the floors – a robot vacuum needs to do much more. The question for a review now becomes, “Will this check off all the boxes for new technology?” That’s what I set out to find out in […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Apple, Google, and other brands offer parental controls for devices and wireless networks. However, kids keep finding ways around parental control settings, which puts them at danger. As a parent and an informed electronics consumer, you need to know how children are getting around parental controls so you can put additional measures in place to […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Under the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, government contractors will be under enhanced accountability for implementing cybersecurity measures and reporting breaches and incidents. The DoJ’s unveiling of the initiative comes in response to criticism of current department security protocols, which have often wavered across the board and permitted cybersecurity-related fraud through a […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Is Microsoft’s Surface Go line of tablets designed for hardcore computer users? Absolutely not. That is OK though. Not everybody is a gamer or enthusiast. Look, some of us just need to get basic work done. And so, an affordable computer with meager specifications, such as the Surface Go, can be a wise purchase. After […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Everyone knows that Facebook collects data on people online and then uses this to tailor content and advertising. Exactly how it does this remains something of a mystery, however. Mozilla has partnered with non-profit newsroom The Markup for what it’s calling the ‘Facebook Pixel Hunt’ to find out how Meta tracks people across the web […]

Steve January 11, 2022

Want to run the full Ubuntu desktop on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB of RAM? Well, now you can. Ubuntu already supports the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB and 8GB versions (and has done since the Ubuntu 20.10 release). Now the team building the distro plan to go further by supporting the Raspberry […]

Steve January 11, 2022

On October 5, 2021, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 11, which began as a slow, phased rollout, expected to reach all eligible devices by the middle of 2022. But a Windows launch isn’t the end a process — it’s really just the beginning. As with Windows 10, Microsoft continually works on improving Windows 11 […]

Steve January 11, 2022

The launch of a major Windows 10 update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as one of Microsoft’s feature updates (such as Windows 10 version 21H2) is released, the company quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features. […]

Steve January 11, 2022

The Foxconn-backed MIH “open source” EV platform project took significant steps towards being able to offer a complete, modern vehicle solution by forming an alliance with the AI experts at Autoware Foundation. The move will help accelerate the development of an integrated ADAS solution for the platform. It’s a move that makes sense for Foxconn […]