Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

August 20, 2018

Degree of * Leverage

datafireball.com -- Within Corporate Finance, there is a focus area where management optimize their cost structure. There are several key measurement to identify...

August 20, 2018 04:57 PM

Logitech Goes Vertical With Its Most Advanced Ergonomic Mouse

Business Wire -- Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the Logitech MX VERTICAL, its most advanced ergonomic mouse that combines science-driven...

August 20, 2018 03:12 PM

Logitech's MX Vertical turns the company's best mouse on its head

Tech -- The Verge - Logitech's latest mouse doesn't quite flip the idea of a mouse upside-down, but at a 57-degree angle off a desk, it's certainly closer...

August 20, 2018 03:02 PM

T-Mobile gets rid of robot system for customer service calls

PhysOrg.com -- T-Mobile is getting rid of that robotic voice on its customer service lines, the company announced Wednesday.

August 20, 2018 01:59 AM

10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

Mashable! -- If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.

Sure, the fear of coding can push you to...

August 20, 2018 01:24 AM

Chrome OS 'Campfire' Mode Could Run Windows 10 on Multiple Chromebooks

ExtremeTech -- New additions to the Chrome OS source code suggest this feature is nearing completion as "Campfire," and that it might come to a larger number...

August 20, 2018 01:21 AM

6 Chromebook apps you can download to improve your productivity

USATODAY.com Technology News -- Prep your Chromebook to take on work, school, and life.

August 20, 2018 01:17 AM

If your Pixel 2 XL has been lagging lately, you might get a free replacement

BGR -- If you've been experienced consistent lag on your Pixel 2 XL, you might not be the only one. We learned that in recent weeks, when two prominent...

August 20, 2018 01:12 AM

August 19, 2018

Internet of Things technology can boost classroom learning and bridge gender divide

Life -- EurekAlert - The use of Internet of Things devices in the classroom can have major educational benefits and appeal to both genders if designed...

August 19, 2018 11:49 PM

10 Best Calendar Apps to Get Your Life Back on Track

Life -- Lifehack - The success of our day is largely dependent on the quality of our planning. Not to miss out anything in their todos, some people prefer...

August 19, 2018 11:44 PM

AmateurLogic 120: Raspberry Pi for PC & Mac

AmateurLogic -- AmateurLogic.TV Episode 120 is now available for download. George installs Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac. Tommy visits John Amodeo on the...

August 19, 2018 11:36 PM

Samsung May Suspend Operations at China Mobile Phone Factory: Electronic Times

U.S. News -- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is considering suspending operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China due...

August 19, 2018 11:25 PM

Internet Grows to 339.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2018

Business Wire -- VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the second quarter of 2018 closed...

August 19, 2018 11:23 PM

Best Buy Acquires GreatCall, a Leading Connected Health Services Provider

Business Wire -- Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), a leading technology products and services provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement...

August 19, 2018 11:21 PM

How to Use REGEX Formulas in Google Sheets

Web Marketing -- Distilled - Handling big sets of data to analyse is quite normal if you work in SEO. On a regular basis, either in Google Sheets or Excel, I...

August 19, 2018 11:07 PM

What is Edge Analytics?

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - IoT devices are aiding brands in their quest to gather data in new and inventive ways. But with 55 billion IoT devices predicted...

August 19, 2018 11:06 PM

China will send a rover to the far side of the Moon in December

BGR -- The United States and Russia aren't the only two nations working hard at realizing their space-faring dreams. China has quickly ramped up its...

August 19, 2018 10:59 PM

Google's Pixelbook is back down to its lowest price

BGR -- Whether or not you're about to go back to school, we have a killer deal that you're definitely going to want to take advantage of. Remember back...

August 19, 2018 10:58 PM

It sure looks like a Pixel Watch will launch alongside the Pixel 3 phones

BGR -- The Pixel 3 phones aren't going to be the only products that Google launches this fall, considering what we've witnessed in previous years. We...

August 19, 2018 10:53 PM

If your Pixel 2 has been lagging lately, you're not alone

BGR -- Google this fall will launch the Pixel 3 series, which includes Google's own iPhone X clone, and it's likely the phone will soon become one of...

August 19, 2018 10:51 PM

The cheapest new 2018 iPhone will still crush Android flagships

BGR -- Apple will introduce its new 2018 iPhone models about a month from now. We already know we're looking at three distinct devices again, and we...

August 19, 2018 10:51 PM


Infosec -- Verisign - Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately...

August 19, 2018 10:37 PM

RPA: re-engineer first, really?

Enterprise -- UiPath - A question that clients ask often is "should we re-engineer our processes before we implement RPA or automate the processes...

August 19, 2018 09:41 PM

Google is reportedly launching its own smart display later this year

Tech -- The Verge - Google has already given its blessing for third-parties to make Assistant-powered smart speakers with displays, but the search giant...

August 19, 2018 07:05 PM

Here's everything we know about the Fitbit Charge 3

Tech -- Digital Trends - Fitbit is reportedly launching another fitness tracker -- the Fitbit Charge 3. The new wearable is expected to include a touchscreen...

August 19, 2018 07:03 PM

Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year

Tech -- TechCrunch - The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services - those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet -...

August 19, 2018 07:02 PM

Engineers have made a new type of lithium battery that won't explode

Tech -- Digital Trends - While statistically rare, the lithium-ion batteries used in mobile devices have been known to burst into flames. Researchers...

August 19, 2018 07:01 PM

Best Buy just spent $800 million on GreatCall, the company that made the JitterBug phone

Tech -- The Verge - Best Buy announced late yesterday that it has acquired GreatCall,the company behind the JitterBug phone for seniors, for $800 million....

August 19, 2018 03:41 AM

August 17, 2018

Turn the pages on your Kindle remotely with Arduino

EE -- Arduino Blog - As seen here, Alex Mikes enjoys reading his Kindle in bed at night, but prefers to use a stand rather than hold it in his hands....

August 17, 2018 07:36 PM

A Beginner's Guide to Microcontrollers

EE -- Adafruit Industries - A very handy Instructable by jenfoxbot discusses many of the dozens of microcontrollers available for people considering...

August 17, 2018 07:22 PM

August 16, 2018

Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up the entire internet

BGR -- Google's Chrome browser is the most popular web browser on the planet by a massive margin. According to market research firm Net Applications,...

August 16, 2018 11:14 PM

Apple's cheap new MacBooks look like they'll arrive in time for Christmas

BGR -- Apple quietly refreshed its top of the line MacBook Pro models a few weeks ago, but the company did not release any updated MacBook or MacBook...

August 16, 2018 11:04 PM

Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me) | Mary Maker

Life -- TEDTalks Videos - After fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child, Mary Maker found security and hope in the school at Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp....

August 16, 2018 10:42 PM

Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Ever wondered what auroras look like from space?

August 16, 2018 10:39 PM

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Beta

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The long-awaited LMDE update is finally (really) on the way!

August 16, 2018 04:36 PM

Back to school cybersecurity: hints, tips, and links for a safer school year

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - It's that time of year again when parents are slowly gearing up for a new school term. Some schools have a strict policy...

August 16, 2018 04:19 PM

Android Pie Brings Adaptive Battery, Neural Networks API 1.1 and More

Enterprise -- InfoQ - Google has released Android Pie. Android Pie brings display cutout support, Neural Networks API 1.1, Magnifier widget, Adaptive Battery,...

August 16, 2018 03:58 PM

Fitbit's Charge 3 might include a full touchscreen and new smartwatch-like features

Tech -- The Verge - Fitbit's rumored Charge 3 fitness band might include some upgrades taken directly from the company's smartwatch work. Android Authority...

August 16, 2018 03:16 PM

August 15, 2018

Breaking News: Chrome OS Rolled Back To Version 67

Chrome Unboxed -- Just one week ago, Chrome OS 68 was released to users around the globe. In what has become an expected rollout, many devices were left out of...

August 15, 2018 07:20 PM

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Google's new Android 9 Pie release has plenty of fresh features and interface changes, but one of the software's most significant...

August 15, 2018 06:36 PM

Fitbit's upcoming Charge 3 to sport full touchscreen, per leak

Tech -- TechCrunch - This appears to be the Fitbit Charge 3 and, if it is, several big changes are in the works for Fitbit's premier fitness tracker...

August 15, 2018 06:18 PM

Amazon update for older Fire TV devices helps keep you safe from malware

Tech -- Digital Trends - In June, some users of older models of Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices found themselves targeted by malware, but new...

August 15, 2018 06:13 PM

Google says a fix is coming for fast-charging problems with original Pixel and Pixel XL

Tech -- The Verge - Google is currently testing a software fix that will fully restore the fast-charge functionality of its 2016 Pixel smartphones after...

August 15, 2018 06:13 PM

August 14, 2018

Google Voice updated with new icon, contacts tab, and improved do not disturb

Tech -- The Verge - Google is starting to pay attention to Google Voice again after making the calling service part of its business-focused product suite...

August 14, 2018 08:53 PM

25 Android smartphone models contain severe vulnerabilities off the shelf

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Researchers say that the swathe of bugs impacts major vendors.

August 14, 2018 06:47 PM

Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last Friday, the Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3. This is a major update to TLS 1.2, the security...

August 14, 2018 06:35 PM

Google may launch two Pixelbook 2 laptops in October

Tech -- Digital Trends - Google may have a new Pixelbook design to show off in just a few weeks, with a new rumor suggesting two variations on the new...

August 14, 2018 06:30 PM

Lenovo made a super thin laptop for people who travel for work

Tech -- The Verge - Lenovo is adding two new notebooks to its Thinkpad line: the Thinkpad P1 and P72. The former is smaller than Lenovo's earlier workstation...

August 14, 2018 06:28 PM

Security researchers found a way to hack into the Amazon Echo

Tech -- TechCrunch - Hackers at DefCon have exposed new security concerns around smart speakers. Tencent's Wu HuiYu and Qian Wenxiang spoke at the security...

August 14, 2018 06:27 PM