Many artists are so busy with being artists that the whole creative professional side of things is scary. There’s a lot out there! Ranging from art thieves to NFTs and more, it enough to make you want to hide your brushes and sculpting tools. Digital Art w/Ben – Part 2 We touch on these subjects with Mr. Ben, our resident artist, teacher, and all around smooth talkin’ favorite guest!
How many web browsers are out there? A lot, actually. Comparing Browsers So, when if you’re ever unhappy with a browser, why stay? As such, knowing how to change browsers is a good thing! Changing will get easier in Windows 11. Eventually. https://www.neowin.net/news/a-welcome-change-on-windows-11-choosing-a-default-browser-gets-a-bit-easier-with-build-22509/ Get Firefox! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Get TOR! https://www.torproject.org/ Get Chrome! https://www.google.com/chrome/ Get Opera! https://www.opera.com/ Get Vivaldi! https://vivaldi.com/download/ Get Brave! https://brave.com/download/
Video chat, video conferencing, and online conferencing is pretty normal now. Work, school, friends and family, folks who never thought they’d be doing it are now! Video Conferencing So, we revisit the topic with some tips and tricks from our experience over the past year!
Its shopping scam season! Shopping Scams – Part 1 While its scam season all year, the seasons change. Ready for holiday goodies for friends and family? Well, gotta be safe when you’re doing it! We talk about shopping scams this hour! https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/online-shopping-scams-are-more-likely-than-you-think-heres-how-to-avoid-them-this-season/ar-AAQ7Ff6 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds
Got a router? Yes you do! Routers 101 Whether or not you know it, its part of your home network. Maybe its built into the modem you got from your ISP or its a separate piece of hardware. Regardless, its something you need to take care of, and we talk about that!
Do you like to live dangerously? Do you want to be on the exciting, cutting edge of technology? Windows 11 and Beta Software Well, the way you do that is by using software and operating systems that are under development. They go by several different names: alphas, betas, developer previews, previews, early access, and other cheerful terms. What can you expect? Headaches, incomplete features, the worst stability, and more. We’ll talk about that.
Did you know that Anthony Bourdain – who passed away in 2018 – can be heard in a new documentary? Well, its not really Anthony. Deepfakes Rather, his voice was created using an AI to generate a recreation of it. Work from beyond the grave, as it were. https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016838440/ai-brought-anthony-bourdains-voice-back-to-life-should-it-have https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice?utm_source=pocket-newtab https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57842514
Are you afraid of being hacked? Of getting scammed? Of getting a virus that’ll eat your computer and your cat? Opening an email that’ll melt your brain? FEAR Let’s talk about fear and computing.
Its a news buffet sort of day! News Buffet! California passes an amazing broadband plan – https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/california-passes-historic-plan-for-statewide-open-access-fiber-network/ REvil goes silent – https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57826851 Got a car? Or other electronic device? This is possibly good news for the near future… https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/07/tsmc-signals-global-chip-crunch-may-be-easing/
Are you ready for more malware? Nope, neither were we. Kaseya, Malware, and REvil stuff But, alas, here we are. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/code-huge-ransomware-attack-written-avoid-computers-use-russian-says-n1273222 https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/07/03/ransomware-attack-before-holiday-leaves-companies-scrambling/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/up-to-1500-businesses-infected-in-one-of-the-worst-ransomware-attacks-ever/