Serious About Tech!

Where we get serious about technology in news, reviews, and discussions.

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Serious About Tech is a technology website and podcast. It is where we, meaning Zachary Webb and others, get down-and-dirty with technology in news, reviews, and discussions.


Latest posts:

Bezel-less Smartphones – Episode 10

Bezel-less phones are definitely the newest trend in the smartphone industry. More and more smartphone manufacturers are making phones with smaller and smaller bezels. Because of this craze, Apple and other phone companies have put a notch into the display in order to house the many sensors and front-facing camera that we still need. Having […]

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Episode 9 – Cellphone Carriers, Part 2: The Technology & Asus’ Dual Screen Laptop

Cellphone Carriers, Part 2: CDMA and GSM are very different technologies, but also have some things in common. LTE is the newer wireless standard that is now widely adopted worldwide. Asus Dual-screen laptop At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus announced the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580. This laptop is an ultrabook that has top-of-the-line […]

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Episode 8 – Cellphone Carriers, Part 1 & T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Cellphone Carriers, Part 1: Recent Changes Recently, US carriers have went “unlimited.” However, they still throttle speeds down, or only give so much LTE data before throttling to 2G or 3G speeds. Speeds on LTE in the US have improved overall in the last few years, with T-Mobile leading the speed jumps. The other carriers […]

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Episode 7 – Phones from MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress – New Phones From February 26 to March 1, with some companies’ announcements outside that time-frame, Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, California. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus The day before Mobile Word Congress, Samsung announced their new Galaxy phones: the S9 and S9 Plus. These phones are much like […]

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Episode 6 – the Mirai Botnet & Spectre and Meltdown Attacks

We now know who’s behind the Mirai Botnet. What is a botnet? It is a network of compromised IOT devices and unsecured computers and routers that is controlled by a few central servers that hackers use to attack more devices, and eventually take down other networks and websites through a DDOS attack. The Mirai botnet […]

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Episode 5 – New Google Devices; KRACKing WiFi

      Google announced new devices on October 4. These include the Pixel 2 phones, Pixelbook, Home Mini, Home Max, and Google Clips camera. Google Pixel Phones The new Pixel 2 smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, were products from this event most waited for. The new phones run Android 8.0 Oreo […]

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Episode 4 – Cortana and Alexa… Friends? The iPhone X and the Equifax Breach

  Cortana and Alexa… Friends? Cortana and Alexa are now able to talk to each other, giving you cross-compatibility from Echos to Windows PCs. You can say to Alexa, “Alexa, open Cortana”, and you can give commands that Cortana will understand. The same works with Cortana, “Hey Cortana, open Alexa.” iPhone X Apple announced the […]

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Episode 3 – Bose Headphones may spy on you, Why have a website, and Apple’s WWDC

Sorry for not having an episode in July. I have been very busy (but haven’t we all?).   Bose headphones may spy on you through the Bose app. Bose was caught collecting data about what you listen to with your Bose wireless headphones. They could do this because of their app, which users could use […]

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Where are the summer episodes?

You may be wondering when I am going to record and release the episodes for July. I have show notes ready for one episode, so I may record it this week. If I don’t, it is because I am very busy with summer activities. I am also looking for a guest to come on and […]

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Episode 2 – Teenagers and Technology with guest Jim Collison

  I have been wanting to have someone on the show, so I asked Jim Collison to come on to Serious About Tech! to talk about teenagers using technology. Teenagers should be using technology in more than a consumption manner. Most teens is this day and age only use technology as a consumer. Most do […]

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