Is your Information Superhighway in the middle of a traffic jam? Networking Info! While we often talk about your internet connection’s speed, what about your home network? Is it congested with everyone streaming music and video? Do you wonder where all your bandwidth went to? What can you do? Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they take this listener question about your networking and what you can do to improve it!
To heck with cables! What about wifi? WiFi Info! Glad you asked. We continue with our talk about home and office networking with regards to wifi. There’s some real alphabet soup in this area, so what does it mean? Why does it change? What’s important? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this and more plus take your calls!
We’re scoring our 2017 predictions! Scoring 2017 – Part 1 But first? We go over the now notorious, infamous, and slightly overblown CPU exploits called Meltdown and Specter affecting ALL modern computer processors. It doesn’t matter if you’re running Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, or anything else – if you’ve got a modern CPU? You’re vulnerable. Ish. After that we talk start scoring our predictions from the beginning of 2017! How did we do? Lets find out!
Scoring our 2017 predictions! Clearly, we’re not psychic. Scoring 2017 – Part 2 We continue on with our scoring of our 2017 prognostications, and we’re having fun with it. Some groans to be had, some “we were right but wish we were wrong,” and some “we were wrong and that’s okay.” Its life! How did we do? Listen in!
Have you heard about KRACK? The KRACK Attack all That? It stands for Key Reinstallation AttaCK, and its a security problem that’s been all over the place this past week. How bad is it? How concerned should you be? We’ll talk about it and what you should do!
Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 1 Microsoft has started the release of Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update! What does that mean? What’s in it? Jonathan, LD, and Sam go over that! Prefer to read what’s in there? https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/windows-10-fall-creators-update-lots-of-small-changes-and-maybe-the-revolution/ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/17/whats-new-windows-10-fall-creators-update/#_edn2 https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/141660/comes-windows-10-fall-creators-update http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-microsoft-is-thinking-differently-about-hardware-and-software/
Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 2 We continue with a second hour discussing Windows 10 and the Creator’s Update! Also, Alert Internet Surfer Art called and asked Sam where he gets so much of his information! With some poking and prodding we got some of his favorite reading sites: arstechnica.com anandtech.com neowin.net tomshardware.com thurrott.com windowscentral.com hawaiipublicradio.org wikipedia.org wired.com polygon.com gamasutra.com He’s been reading some of these sites since 1998, back when he was in college. This doesn’t cover everything he’s read over the years, including magazines, books (For Dummies books are favorites), taking classes, or talking to folks who knew lots of cool stuff. We hope you’ll find some new sites to enjoy!
Computer Price Check! Its time for our shopping show! There’s a lot of great deals out there right now, so if you’re in the market for a new computer? Its a great time to buy! More than that, Intel and AMD are getting fired up with some excellent computer processors so you have better options than before! So, what’s good on Maui? Jonathan and LD went around and found what’s at Officemax and Costco that’s ready for you to take home today!
Chip Wars. Ryzen versus Coffee Lake CPUs are the brains of your computer: doesn’t matter if its a desktop or a laptop, a Windows PC or a Mac, your machine has a CPU! Intel has been the industry leader since, well, there was an industry! Perpetual second place AMD sometimes surprises everyone, and their new Ryzen chips are offering tremendous performance for an excellent price. Is it for you? And how is Intel reacting? Most importantly, does any of this matter for you?
Special Peripherals! Accessibility! When you need help using your computer, what do you do? Accidents happen, injuries build up, and difficulties arise – what is out there to help? What can you do? A few things mentioned on the show: https://www.mousemitt.com/ http://www.bilila.com/foot_mouse_slipper_mouse https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html