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Snapdragon 855 and 8cx, should 5G matter to you, and what to expect at CES 2019 – Episode 14

Snapdragon 855 and 8cx Qualcomm announced the Snapgradon 855 and Snapdragon 8cx in early December at their annual Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The 855 is a smartphone processor and the 8cx is a new chip for laptops running Windows or ChromeOS. Qualcomm has the 835 and 850 being used in Windows ultrabooks to provide […]

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New Microsoft Devices with Colin Smith – Episode 12

Microsoft released some new Surface-branded devices on October 2, 2018, at a low-key event in New York City, and I brought Colin Smith from the Universal Windows podcast to talk about it. What was released was the following: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. About the Guest Colin Smith […]

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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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