Today in New York, Google is expected to announce its next generation of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) and is invite-online, and fortunately that’s only if you PHYSICALLY want to be there. However, for the rest of us peasants, Google will be streaming the entire show online via its YouTube channel so we can can follow along (and the show will be archived for watching later on your own schedule). Continue reading “Watch Google’s Reveal of the Google Pixel 3 (and LIKELY More Devices) RIGHT HERE!”
Today, at 1pm ET/10am PT, Google’s (likely) going to tell us about Android N details, Android VR, Chrome, self-driving cars, chatbots, and all that other fun stuff they have in store for us this year — and beyond.
Continue reading “Watch the 2016 Google I/O Keynote Right Here (UPDATE: It’s Over)”
Think about this for a second: it’s entirely possible that your five-to-ten year old laptop (you know, the one that’s currently gathering dust in your desk drawer) has more horsepower than a Chromebook with the highest-of specs the market RIGHT NOW! This is good news, as this means that you can take that old laptop out of retirement and make it run a lightweight operating system like Chrome fairly quickly and efficiently. Continue reading “Got An Old Laptop? Turn it into a Chromebook for FREE!!”
If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account (AND YOU SHOULD), how about looking into plugging in a verified USB stick for extra security? Mainly because you can carry it wherever you go and, unlike your phone, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. Plus, Google says that it offers better protection against phishing attacks, and now YOU can set one up! Continue reading “Now You Can Use A USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail…”
A nostalgic Google researcher named Christian Stefansen decided to flex his C and C++ coding skills and built a fully functional Commodore Amiga 500 emulator in Google’s Chrome browser. So, go ahead and try the realistic software here; you’re in for some good, geeky fun, with “something like 400,000 lines of code,” or something like that. The Amiga emulator was built with Native Client, a C and C++ sandbox for Chrome, which is one of the browser’s lesser-known features.
Continue reading “Relive the 80s With This Amiga Emulator for Chrome”
In this month’s technology-themed episode (thanks to the encouragement from my buddy Jessica Brown of Allahweh’s Domain) of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the computer-on-a-stick phenomenon.
Continue reading “Computers-On-A-Stick – Doc’D #22”
Our passwords need to be secure, complicated, while being easy-to-remember. However, with the number of services that we use that utilize passwords, it’s common that many people use the same password for each service and/or use “1234,” “abcd” or “password” as a password — which you SHOULD NEVER DO — and put ease of memory over security. That’s why I stopped keeping a grid of multiple unique and complex passwords for each service and started using LassPass. LassPass is a freemium password management service that aims to resolve the password fatigue problem I mentioned earlier by centralizing user password management using the cloud through a web interface, browser plugins and apps and bookmarklets. Continue reading “LastPass is FREAKING AWESOME (and you should be using it)!”