Computer Internals 101 So, its computer buying season with school starting soon! So, when you’re out looking for a new computer, you’re going to be faced with all these parts and names and specs and OH MY GOODNESS WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Californ-aye-ay! California Privacy There are times that when California passes a law it affects the rest of the country. Why? Well, its got a LOT of people, and its economy dwarfs that of many countries. So, when they decide to pass a law it can be pretty significant. Such as privacy laws. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, many cellular providers and more don’t seem thrilled by this. But why? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/california-approves-privacy-rules-opposed-by-isps-and-tech-companies/ https://www.mobileworldlive.com/featured-content/top-three/telecoms-players-blast-california-privacy-rules/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-privacy/california-lawmakers-approve-data-privacy-bill-opposed-by-silicon-valley-idUSKBN1JO35Y?il=0
Time for a Net Neutrality update! Net Neutrality Update The Net Neutrality repeal has hit the books. What does that mean? What could it mean? What can you do? SHOULD YOU PANIC? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this to help bring you up to speed with what’s going. Ready for more? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fccs-net-neutrality-order-was-just-published-so-now-fight-really-begins https://act.freepress.net/call/internet_nn_cra_senate_house/?source=front-slider https://5calls.org/
We’re still here! Yay! And we’re prognosticating for the upcoming year! Looking toward 2018 – Part 2 Jonathan, LD, and Sam go around the table and come up with almost 20 of their best guesses for the upcoming year. New tech? Prices? Trends? Malware? Oh my!
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!
State of Malware – Part 1 What are the baddies up to? What’s the newest malware going around? Are there oldies getting an update and making the rounds again? Join Jonathan and LD as they talk about the current state of malware!
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!