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California’s Election System Gets an “F” in Computer Science

California’s Election System Gets an “F” in Computer Science

SANTA CLARITA, CA.  Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa), a citizen funded nonpartisan election oversight group, today released a statement concerning the September 7 news that 23,000 Californians suffered mistakes in their voter registrations due to technical problems at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Under the state’s New Motor Voter Program, the DMV procures […]

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

  by Paul Driessen Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking […]

Set up a second screen for your computer

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one. Double your display and spread out your apps. Nate Grant via Unsplash You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work.

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Amazon, Google and now Apple… as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” Apple — whose devices are usually […]

Good news! We’re probably not living in a computer simulation.

Good news! We’re probably not living in a computer simulation.

It’s virtually impossible. A perennial topic of science fiction, researchers stumbled upon the answer to the question of whether or not we’re secretly living inside of a computer. Depositphotos From Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Ship in a Bottle” episode, to the eponymously named computer system in the movie The Matrix, the idea that life […]

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser. Your internet history contains all of the browsing secrets you might want to hide. Pixabay Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the […]

When We Were Free to be Kids

When We Were Free to be Kids

  By Theodore P. Savas My son asked an interesting question during the endless summer that finally ended this week: “Papa, when you were a kid, what did you do in the summer?” How do you tell a 7-year-old who has almost everything that it was better way back when without almost anything? And that as […]

California adopts nation’s first energy-efficiency rules for computers

California adopts nation’s first energy-efficiency rules for computers

The California Energy Commission has passed energy-efficiency standards for computers and monitors in an effort to reduce power costs, sickness becoming the first state in the nation to adopt such rules. The regulations promise to reduce energy consumed by computers by about one-third, saving power customers about $373 million in utility bills by 2027, and […]

The bully in my computer — Windows 10 Update is getting aggressive

The bully in my computer — Windows 10 Update is getting aggressive

By Debra Tash It’s hard to believe a company like Microsoft has to resort to tricking users of its Windows product into upgrading to the latest version of their software.  Now I’ve heard good things about Windows 10, and I have no objection to upgrading, but it has to be on my timetable not some […]

BitWhisper

BitWhisper

by Avi Yariv   Hacking into computer systems in order to gain remote access to the data they store requires first and foremost communication. There are various methods and means designed to ’trick’ all sorts of communication protocols and standards, clinic thereby enabling the perpetrator to link up with the computer or and ’pump’ them […]

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