Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

September 19, 2017

Porsche's all-electric Tesla rival could cost less than $100,000

The Verge -- While automakers have been not-so-quietly making promises to catch up to the likes of Tesla when it comes to electric vehicle range, a sports...

September 19, 2017 05:44 PM

This is why you shouldn't use texts for two-factor authentication

The Verge -- For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking - and this morning, they showed what it looks like...

September 19, 2017 05:42 PM

Google really can't wait to sell you the Pixel 2

BGR -- Okay, Google, we need to talk. I get it that your biggest smartphone rivals have already launched a bunch of exciting devices that will likely...

September 19, 2017 05:39 PM

iPhone 8 and X are so much more powerful than any Android phone, it's kind of ridiculous

BGR -- Apple's new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and tenth-anniversary iPhone X were finally made official last week, putting an end to months of leaks and...

September 19, 2017 05:39 PM

Smartsheet's new tools automate mundane tasks, as survey shows benefits and threats of automation

GeekWire -- Project and work management company Smartsheet is holding a big customer event this week, and using the occasion to announce a new suite of tools...

September 19, 2017 05:35 PM

Amazon reportedly tried to poach Satya Nadella, and Microsoft is happy it didn't happen

GeekWire -- Microsoft's renaissance in recent years may have never come to pass if Jeff Bezos had his way. In a wide-ranging profile of Microsoft CEO Satya...

September 19, 2017 05:32 PM

Look Beyond the Digital Workplace to Our Digital Society

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - Digital workplaces do not exist in isolation - they are part of a much bigger picture.

Frank Buytendijk, Gartner Fellow in Gartner's...

September 19, 2017 05:31 PM

iPhone 8, iPhone X vs Android flagships: Speed tests say it's not even close

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Apple's new A11 Bionic chip is by far the highest-performing system on the market.

September 19, 2017 05:17 PM

Salesforce upgrades Einstein AI suite's crystal ball

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Since introducing its Einstein suite of artificial intelligence features a year ago, Salesforce.com Inc. has been regularly making...

September 19, 2017 05:16 PM

Raytheon BBN Technologies Chief Scientist Craig Partridge inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

Military -- Raytheon BBN Technologies Chief Scientist Craig Partridge was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for designing critical email and IP routing...

September 19, 2017 05:15 PM

Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones w/Google Assistant Will Arrive Sept. 22

Chrome Unboxed -- By now, you've likely heard the news that we will soon see headphones on the market equipped with the Google Assistant. Already out in the wild,...

September 19, 2017 05:11 PM

Sounds of Silence: What's coming to Google Chrome in 2018

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Google will strangle most auto-playing audio in early 2018 when it issues Chrome 64, the upgrade expected to ship Jan. 21-27,...

September 19, 2017 05:04 PM

10 best smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still trumps Apple iPhone X

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Apple recently announced the new 2017 iPhone lineup, but even its best can't surpass Samsung's latest Galaxy Note.

September 19, 2017 05:02 PM

Jump on AI bandwagon before it starts writing poetry, experts advise CIOs

Enterprise -- ITBusiness.ca - Get ready for artificial intelligence to take a leap forward and have a more important role in society and...

September 19, 2017 04:49 PM

Slack Gets Slice of SoftBank's $100 Billion Tech Bounty

Enterprise -- Talkin' Cloud - The financing round values the startup at $5.1 billion, up from $3.8 billion the last time.

September 19, 2017 04:46 PM

Why free VPNs are not a risk worth taking

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Here's a question. If you're not paying for your VPN service, where is the provider getting the money to run it? The answer might...

September 19, 2017 04:44 PM

September 18, 2017

GE's futuristic Sol is the first smart lamp with Alexa, and it was finally just released

BGR -- It seems like each day brings us closer to a future where anything and everything around us features integration with Amazon's virtual personal...

September 18, 2017 04:27 PM

Baidu Appoints Herman Yu as Chief Financial Officer

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- Baidu, Inc. (the "Company" or "Baidu") (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language internet search provider, today announced the appointment...

September 18, 2017 03:23 PM

It's now or never for wireless charging

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - 2018 will be the year wireless charging for handsets takes off, or it is destined to remain an oddity.

September 18, 2017 03:03 PM

AmateurLogic 108: Huntsville & A Bit of Everything

AmateurLogic -- AmateurLogic.TV Episode 108 is now available for download. A little bit of everything. George visits friends at Huntsville Hamfest, Tommy explores...

September 18, 2017 02:23 AM

Best VPNs for Simultaneous Connections and Multiple Devices in 2017

AddictiveTips -- Incorporating a virtual private network into your daily internet activities is easier than ever. There are hundreds of quality providers on the...

September 18, 2017 02:12 AM

Rolls Fixes Airbus A350-1000 Engine Glitch After Test Delay

U.S. News -- Airbus is set to start long-distance trials for its newest passenger plane after engine maker Rolls-Royce fixed a problem that...

September 18, 2017 01:16 AM

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Available in Stores and Online Starting Today Following Strong Global Preorder Sales

Business Wire: Hardware -- Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced the Galaxy Note8 will be available for purchase starting today at AT&T, C Spire, Sprint, Straight...

September 18, 2017 01:09 AM

September 17, 2017

Cord-cutting is happening faster than anyone predicted

BGR -- Cable companies are terrified by the onset of "cord-cutting," the term that analysts have attached to the trend of young people not wanting to...

September 17, 2017 11:34 PM

Top Apple blogger on the iPhone X's notch: 'Jony Ive either lost a bet or lost his mind'

BGR -- The iPhone X is the best thing that has happened to the iPhone since the iPhone. Yet all everyone seems to be talking about is that unsightly...

September 17, 2017 11:23 PM

Two mesh systems that put an end to terrible Wi-Fi are both on sale

BGR -- It's 2017 and the days of spotty home Wi-Fi are officially dead. Wireless internet used to be a constant source of frustration and struggle thanks...

September 17, 2017 11:21 PM

Well, NASA's Cassini is dead

BGR -- If you woke up this morning feeling a little down for a Friday, that might be because the entire scientific and space watching community is mourning...

September 17, 2017 11:20 PM

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is now in stores

The Verge -- Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has officially arrived and is now available through carriers' websites and in their physical stores. Some preorder customers...

September 17, 2017 11:09 PM

How to choose the best tablet for you

Popular Science -- Your ideal device is out there.

Stumped about which tablet to buy? This complete guide will make sense of software, specs, form...

September 17, 2017 11:08 PM

Here's Why You Should Embrace Multi-Account Web Browsing

Life -- Lifehacker - Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching...

September 17, 2017 10:50 PM

New ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 Gets Official Landing Page

Chrome Unboxed -- Possibly the most-anticipated follow-up of any existing Chromebook, it looks like the ASUS Flip C101 is getting very close.

September 17, 2017 10:40 PM

Picture In Picture Coming To Chrome On The Desktop

Chrome Unboxed -- When PIP showed up on Android, I thought of it as a neat trick, but nothing more. Since Android 8.0, however, I've found the feature quite a...

September 17, 2017 10:40 PM

New Chromebooks With Cellular Options May Be On The Horizon

Chrome Unboxed -- Chromebooks with cellular capabilities aren't a new thing. In fact, one of the oldest devices around was offered with 3G connectivity. The Samsung...

September 17, 2017 10:38 PM

iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8: The battle of the $1,000 smartphones

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Both Samsung (Galaxy Note 8) and Apple (iPhone X) have now launched their premiere smartphones, having set a new price point...

September 17, 2017 10:28 PM

Intel Drones Dazzle in the L.A. Sky with 'Wonder Woman' Light Show

Electronics -- Intel - Thinking back to how far we have come with drone light shows is surreal.

It's hard to believe that a hallway conversation...

September 17, 2017 09:44 PM

Netflix Develops Morse Code Search Option #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

EE -- Adafruit Industries - The Teleflix build from this summer's Hack Day is obviously the best one yet, as it uses a Raspberry...

September 17, 2017 09:42 PM

Raspberry Pi 3 - $28

Deals -- Slickdeals - Fry's.com has Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Project Board on sale for $28 when you apply your unique Email Promo Code...

September 17, 2017 09:37 PM

September 15, 2017

The Latest: NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Burns up Over Saturn

U.S. News -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn, ending a remarkable voyage of 20 years.

September 15, 2017 05:24 PM

Galaxy Note 8 was just released on the same day iPhone 8 preorders went live

BGR -- New Galaxy Note and iPhone versions usually go on sale around the same time every year. For the iPhone, it's usually a late September affair,...

September 15, 2017 04:59 PM

3 Cheaper iPhone X Alternatives You Can Buy Right Now

TIME -- Android phones with crisp, edge-to-edge screens and wireless charging

September 15, 2017 04:49 PM

How Apple's iPhone X Compares to the Best Smartphones Around

TIME -- Including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel

September 15, 2017 04:49 PM

Is IoT all about low-tech and simple APIs?

ReadWriteCloud -- IoT is all about low-tech and simple APIs, because you don't build software for IoT the same way you do for web apps, and here is why. Last week,...

September 15, 2017 04:44 PM

Best VPN for Chromebooks in 2017: Bypass Censorship and Protect Privacy

AddictiveTips -- Google first introduced the Chromebook back in 2011. The low-powered, low cost laptop runs a version of Chrome OS as its operating system, providing...

September 15, 2017 04:25 PM

Internet Grows to 331.9 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2017

Business Wire: Internet -- VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name...

September 15, 2017 04:03 PM

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already selling out

BGR -- The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available for preorder right now, and they're already selling out. This wouldn't be a surprising news given...

September 15, 2017 03:58 PM

Seting Up Your Own Chat Network #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

EE -- Adafruit Industries - In this project, we will be showing you how to setup a Raspberry Pi IRC Server. An IRC server is perfect...

September 15, 2017 03:54 PM

Chrome will no longer autoplay content with sound in January 2018

VentureBeat - dev -- Google today announced Chrome is going to war with autoplay. Starting next year, Chrome will only autoplay a given piece of content when the...

September 15, 2017 03:52 PM

Read this before you buy the iPhone X through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

BGR -- iPhone fans looking to buy the iPhone X without having to pay for the handset upfront have many options to do so, with Apple's iPhone Upgrade...

September 15, 2017 03:39 PM

The world's best high-end Chromebook just got a big discount on Amazon

BGR -- Chromebooks burst onto the scene a few years ago, and their market share exploded thanks to the proliferation of entry-level, low-cost machines....

September 15, 2017 03:37 PM