USA Today takes a look at why iPhone screens crack so easy. There’s a reason so many of us are cracking phone screens seemingly more than ever. They don’t make them like they used to. As smartphones got bigger, yet thinner, they’ve become “super fragile and easy to break,” he says. “The new ones are…
Month: May 2019
What’s with all the tornadoes?
The number of tornadoes per outbreak is increasing, but explaining why isn’t so easy. There are two main ingredients that help tornadoes form: atmospheric instability, typically from a buildup of moisture and heat in the atmosphere, and wind shear, which refers to changing wind speed and direction with height that lifts air up and contributes…
Intel to release overclocking tool
Intel is planning to release the Performance Maximizer – a new, free way to bring added performance to your system. Confidently add performance to select 9th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Performance Maximizer. This hyper-intelligent automated processor overclocking tool examines your processor’s individual performance DNA and programs personalized settings for custom overclocking made simple….
The real cost of cutting the cord
USA Today has posted an article discussing what streaming companies don’t want you to know about the real cost of cord cutting. But like most great things in life, cutting the cord is complicated. There are so many streaming options that it’s hard to settle on only one or two. Do it wrong, and cord-cutters…
New FireFox Update Offers Better Cryptomining Protection
The new release of FireFox is faster, with better protections built in. In August 2018, we shared our adapted approach to anti-tracking to address growing consumer demand for features and services that respect online privacy. One of the three key areas we said we’d tackle was mitigating harmful practices like fingerprintingwhich builds a digital fingerprint that tracks…
The moon is shrinking
The moon may look stable, but it is shrinking…but it’s pretty miniscule. As its interior continues to cool and contract — it’s believed to have slimmed down by about 150 feet over the last few hundred million years — our solitary natural satellite is being rocked by moonquakes and its brittle, pockmarked crust crisscrossed by…
New ‘Minecraft Earth’ to be like Pokeman Go
A new Minecraft is coming out. A new game, “Minecraft Earth,” coming this summer for mobile devices (Android and iOS), uses augmented reality – à la “Pokémon Go” – to let you find objects in real-world locations and place objects from the game there, too. For more, check out this USA Today story.
Record set for deepest dive…and finds trash
“Explorer and businessman Victor Vescovo descended 35,853 feet into the Pacific Ocean, breaking the record for deepest dive ever. At the very bottom, he found colorful rocky structures, weird critters and the ever-pervasive mark of humankind — plastic.” For more, check out this NBC News story.
Security vulnerability: Intel “yes”, AMD “no”
Looks like a pretty nasty vulnerability is affecting Intel processors, but not AMD. From Intel – First identified by Intel’s internal researchers and partners, and independently reported to Intel by external researchers, MDS is a sub-class of previously disclosed speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities and is comprised of four related techniques. Under certain conditions, MDS…
Free TV with Pluto TV
If you don’t mind throwback sitcoms, vintage movies, reality shows and nature specials, Pluto TV is an option. Pluto TV, one of a group of free, advertising-supported platforms with a sprawling library of reruns and old movies — and a clear-cut sales pitch. For more, check out this NBC News story.