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Coin: 10 Reasons It’s Not a Nightmare

Posted by Mario Stylianou Categories: Cybersecurity, Technology

Tom’s Guide published a piece called 10 Reasons Coin Card Could Be a Security Nightmare that starts off with a great summary of what Coin is but then goes on to excessively magnify the risks of using Coin and their likelihood. This alarmist piece does not accurately portray real usage and real risks of Coin, doing a disservice to  [ Read More ]

Despite a lot of searching online, I’ve had a hard time finding a high-resolution map of the New York City subway system. To its credit, the NYC MTA has a subway map on its website and has a downloadable, printable PDF. However, there’s no official high quality image file to work with (and no original  [ Read More ]

Google Glass Explorers Invitations Available

Posted by Mario Stylianou Categories: Technology

As most of you can tell, I’ve been beta testing +Google Glass since June. Google is expanding their pool of beta testers and I have two invites to give out. Purchase necessary. Let me know if you’re interested in one of them and why you would be a good fit by Saturday, November 9. Thanks! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/supermjr/posts/10102224794535768 Google+: https://plus.google.com/117730076110633798473/posts/Y9kyAbh31A2

$100 Android HDMI Dongle: Dell Project Ophelia

Posted by Mario Stylianou Categories: Technology

This new release by Dell signals a foray into a new market by a large and respected hardware manufacturer. The $100 Android HDMI dongle is a very appealing form factor for a variety of uses and several have been released in the past year given advances in hardware miniaturization and performance, reductions in cost, and  [ Read More ]

A leaked document from Staples shows that the Samsung Galaxy S4 AT&T release date will be April 26, 2013 and for Verizon it will be May 30, 2013. The T-Mobile release date of May 1, 2013 has been known for a while now. It’s worth noting that the document asks stores to prepare S4 reservation signage on  [ Read More ]

The Proofreader’s Paradox

Posted by Mario Stylianou Categories: Technology

On page four of a literary work is a reference to something that appears on “page five.” But the thing being referenced appears at the very top of page six. So I change the reference from “page five” to “page six.” All is good. But in so doing, because the word “six” is shorter than  [ Read More ]

Someone anonymously claims to have stolen Romney’s tax returns, sends data to Republican and Democratic leaders, and threatens to release the information publicly unless Romney pays $1 million. The U.S. Secret Service is looking into claims that this unknown person has hacked PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC) to obtained the tax returns of the presidential nominee and the  [ Read More ]

The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) has been used in DC. Not familiar with CMAS? It is a private-public partnership between the federal government and commercial cell phone carriers to send text message style alerts with important notifications that is prioritized over normal voice and data services to people based on their location (as determined by what cell  [ Read More ]

Checked your Facebook profile lately? Facebook removed your email account and swapped in an @Facebook.com email account. Here’s how to quickly fix it: Click “About” on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click “Edit” to change them. Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to  [ Read More ]

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook and other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation. And thus another entry in the saga of absurd laws relating to technology. To cover themselves,  [ Read More ]

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