Your art as a professional with Mr. Ben! (1/15/22 Part 2)

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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!

Are You Ready To Change Browsers? (12/4/21 Part 1)

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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/

Its Shopping Scam Season! (10/30/21 Part 1)

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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

Not Ready for Prime Time: Betas, Previews, and Early Access (9/11/21 Part 2)

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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.

The Ethics of Deepfakes (8/7/21 Part 1)

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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

News Buffet for lunch! (7/17/21 Part 1)

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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/

REvil and Kaseya: Big Money in Malware (7/10/21 Part 1)

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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/