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Trump’s Truth Social Hacked Within Hours of Announcement

Trump’s Truth Social Hacked Within Hours of Announcement

Donald Trump announced a new social media platform, slated to open next year, and reporters started to create fake accounts named after the previous President and Vice President. I find it shameful that they participated in the news story, instead of reporting on it...

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Best Buy Puts PS5 Purchases Behind a Paywall

Best Buy Puts PS5 Purchases Behind a Paywall

In a move to make more money, Best Buy is now locking some of the more coveted purchases behind their Totaltech membership at $200 a year. Sure, there are other features to it, like discounts, expanded warranty and return periods, as well as free delivery and...

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Miami mayor wants to pay city workers with bitcoin | TheHill

Miami mayor wants to pay city workers with bitcoin | TheHill

Miami's mayor has an idea of becoming a crypto-capital, by dealing in bitcoin for any and all who desire. Employee's, residents, and even holding it on the balance sheet are of interest to Mayor Suarez. I like the idea of enabling it as a currency, but I am also...

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Overview effect – Wikipedia

Overview effect – Wikipedia

William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk, finally made it to space this past week. Upon his return to earth, and even from videos in space, it seems that he was speechless, and sometimes almost incoherent until moving forward. it was clear that he experienced something...

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Elon Musk announces Tesla to move headquarters to Austin

The last carmaker in California drove a lot of business to the Golden State... and is now driving away for a new destination. Elon Musk has been pushing much of his work out of California, with massive efforts regarding SpaceX in Southern Texas, and now Tesla...

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Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate committee

Ironically, Facebooks next smallest story this week was dwarfed by that outage. A whistleblower appeared before a Senate panel, begging them to stop the unhealthy issues of addiction, women's self image disruption, and more. The FB response was to deny everything and...

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Why Was Facebook Down on 10/4? Was Facebook Hacked?

Facebook lost an estimated $60 million in 6 hours... just a minor hiccup for users of of the social media platform, Instagram, and more. Why did it happen? In short, someone made a big mistake during a test of stability. It wasn't even supposed to be testable, but the...

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Microsoft return to U.S. offices delayed indefinitely

Microsoft return to U.S. offices delayed indefinitely

In an ongoing story, on Thursday, while the President stated most everyone needs to be vaccinated, Microsoft pushed back their return to office from October 4th, to indefinite. This continuing pushback indicates that this major player (with 181,000 FTEs), is joining...

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Apple Events – Apple

Apple Events – Apple

Apple's next event is coming in just a few days. Keith M. Sedor will be joining us on next weeks show to give his thoughts and opinions regarding the announcements.Watch the latest Apple keynote stream, and check out the archive of special event announcements for our...

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Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Here it comes. Windows 11 is just a month away; October 5th. October 5th brings the most boring version of Windows yet. Minor coats of paint, it contains little changes here and there which look like Chrome OS or Mac OS. I've been working in Windows since before most...

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Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Here it comes. Windows 11 is just a month away; October 5th. October 5th brings the most boring version of Windows yet. Minor coats of paint, it contains little changes here and there which look like Chrome OS or Mac OS. I've been working in Windows since before most...

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New Facebook app moves workplace meetings to VR – Axios

New Facebook app moves workplace meetings to VR – Axios

Facebook brought forth a new idea to bring VR to our homes, in the form of us using it to work from home. Current Oculus Quest 2 users will be able to join in conference rooms and the hardware will track movements and try to bring together a realistic world. I'm not...

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T-Mobile Confirms Major Hack, More Than 40 Million Impacted

T-Mobile Confirms Major Hack, More Than 40 Million Impacted

Another hack of millions of current and past customers. The name could have been anyone. T-Mobile is just the latest in what is going to be an ongoing story where the characters are changed, but the plotline doesn't. Hackers recently came out claiming to have stolen...

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40 Years Later: What Was it Like to Use an IBM PC in 1981?

40 Years Later: What Was it Like to Use an IBM PC in 1981?

40 years ago the IBM PC (Model5150) was introduced. Along through my life, I've had occasion to work on a few of these Model T's of the computer world. It represented state-of-the-art of the day, but is laughable by today's standards. The CPU was one core running 4.77...

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How to Use Apple FaceTime on Android or Windows

Apple's lock on Facetime is being loosened, and now you can send a link to someone to Facetime via a webpage. It's a day late and even though it's free, about $10 short. It's about time that we can communicate via one of the more common names in the industry. I've...

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Pegasus malware story

Pegasus malware story

I'm not quoting any news articles this week on Pegasus. What I found as I search further behind the scenes is a large series of borderline anti-Semitic articles about an Israeli company that makes law enforcement software that was used by someone else in corporate and...

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HOOD | Robinhood Markets Inc. Stock Price & News – WSJ

Robinhood made news earlier this year with the interruption of trading of GameStop and other stocks on their platform. They claimed at the time it was to protect investors and more, but the same customers remembered this week when the Robinhood IPO happened. Within...

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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

The simple reboot has been with us for ages. If you're having a problem, restart, and the system will reset to it's normal conditions. This is now being pushed as a tool against various phone attacks, simply because most of the attacks do not contain methods to...

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Learn to switch off, says pope in first appearance at …

The Catholic Church has stated before, through Pope's Francis and Benedict, and their priestly infrastructure, that man should learn how to disconnect from tech. This has been covered in many of the Protestant churches as well, and I would hope that we all take pause...

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How fast is Windows 11 | PCWorld

How fast is Windows 11 | PCWorld

There was some concern about the Windows 11 performance, but the latest benchmark comparisons indicate there is little to fear. PC World has released some numbers that indicate that the differences in power will be minimal. This will be exciting for people who wish to...

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Windows 365 Cloud PC | Microsoft

This past Wednesday, Microsoft announced Windows 365. If you're familiar with Office 365, a cloud based platform for the popular Office software suite, this is the same concept, but for the operating system. Where it differs is that you'll pay for access to your...

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End Of An Era: NTSC Finally Goes Dark In America | Hackaday

End Of An Era: NTSC Finally Goes Dark In America | Hackaday

Do you have an old-fashioned tube TV? Up until earlier this week, there were still a few more TV stations broadcasting in the old fashioned NTSC format. They were small LPTV stations that had an exemption from the major transition most stations had to make years ago....

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