Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

June 26, 2019

Here's how mouse support could change the way you use your iPad

Tech -- The Verge - When Apple announced iPadOS earlier this month, no-one from the company made mention of a major new feature: mouse support. Apple...

June 26, 2019 03:12 PM

Is 4 GB the Limit For The Raspberry Pi 4?

EE -- Hackaday - So you've rushed off to your favourite dealer in Raspberry Pi goodies and secured your shiny new Raspberry Pi 4. Maybe you're anxiously...

June 26, 2019 03:09 PM

June 25, 2019

Hackers are stealing years of call records from hacked cell networks

Tech -- TechCrunch - Security researchers say they have uncovered a massive espionage campaign involving the theft of call records from hacked cell network...

June 25, 2019 08:58 PM

Galaxy S10 updates have made its night mode just as good as the Pixel's

Tech -- BGR - Google has yet to achieve the same mass market appeal with its Pixel line as Apple has with the iPhone or Samsung has with its Galaxy S...

June 25, 2019 08:57 PM

Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton on building a computer for industrial users

Media -- The Next Web - The Raspberry Pi foundation today announced the launch of its latest model - the Raspberry Pi 4. This pocket-sized computer isn't...

June 25, 2019 05:22 PM

A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

Life -- Phys.org - A voice-recognition feature can be easily found on mobile phones these days. Oftentimes, we experience an incident where a speech...

June 25, 2019 04:37 PM

Could a Raspberry Pi be your next desktop PC?

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is a powerhouse that has features you'd expect to find in an entry-level desktop PC. Could this...

June 25, 2019 03:52 PM

Why it may not make sense to wait for Atlas, the likely next Pixelbook

Tech -- About Chromebooks - With Google not considering Intel's newest processors for Chromebooks yet, the next Pixelbook, aka: Atlas, won't likely offer...

June 25, 2019 03:32 PM

U.S. Navy is working on making its fleet invisible to computerized surveillance

Tech -- Digital Trends - The U.S. Navy's ever-innovative Office of Naval Research is working on a way to turn the United States military fleet invisible....

June 25, 2019 03:30 PM

You can download the first iOS 13 public beta on iPhone and iPad right now

Tech -- BGR - The future of Apple's mobile operating system has arrived for everyone who wants to test it today, as the first public beta for iOS 13...

June 25, 2019 03:28 PM

Raspberry Pi 4 Launches With More Powerful Processor and 4K Video

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The Raspberry Pi 4 offers a more powerful processor, 4K video output, and additional connectivity options.

June 25, 2019 03:27 PM

Apple to unveil details of massive Seattle expansion at big new office complex in Amazon's backyard

Tech -- GeekWire - Apple is making an announcement with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at the 333 Dexter building location in Seattle. (Miller Hull Partnership...

June 25, 2019 03:22 PM

Echo Show 5 review

Tech -- TechCrunch - The Echo team must have started sweating when the Lenovo Smart Clock was announced during CES. Deep inside Seattle's Day One building,...

June 25, 2019 03:20 PM

Snoopy Come Home: The Search for Apollo 10

EE -- Hackaday - When it comes to the quest for artifacts from the Space Race of the 1960s, few items are more sought after than flown hardware. Oh...

June 25, 2019 03:08 PM

'Green' Alternative Fuel Set for First In-Space Test

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Satellites love hydrazine - a type of space propellant - but it's toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle....

June 25, 2019 03:02 PM

Should Slack-Like Chat Clients Replace Email?

Slashdot -- This week the New York Times' Style section asked an interesting question. "Slack wants to replace email. Is that what we want?"

The company...

June 25, 2019 02:46 PM

Chrome 'Has Become Surveillance Software. It's Time to Switch'

Slashdot -- "You open your browser to look at the Web. Do you know who is looking back at you?" warns Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler:


June 25, 2019 02:45 PM

Microsoft Azure experts are averaging $130K a year; get their skills for $19

Media -- The Next Web - Knowing how to use Azure, then construct, grow and secure a truly scalable cloud network is the heart of this training bundle....

June 25, 2019 02:43 PM

Trump Shifts to Talk of Air Force One

U.S. News -- Trump's longtime fascination with airplanes has made him intent on putting his stamp on the next version of Air Force One - right down to the...

June 25, 2019 04:42 AM

Foxconn Emerges Top Smartphone EMS In India: Report

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Foxconn led the EMS manufacturing in India with a 63 per cent share HiPad, with a 12 per cent stake, ranked second among...

June 25, 2019 04:36 AM

Google will no longer make tablets, but Chrome OS lives on

Media -- The Next Web - In case you were holding out for a Google or Pixel-branded tablet, I've got some bad news: the company is no longer interested...

June 25, 2019 04:35 AM

NASA selects Lockheed Martin-CU team as one of three finalists for deep-space mission

Denver Post -- Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been selected to design two small spacecraft for a deep-space mission led by the University of Colorado-Boulder...

June 25, 2019 04:23 AM

How AI Can Help with the Detection of Financial Crimes

Think -- Knowledge@Wharton - AI can have a significant impact in data-rich domains where prediction and pattern recognition play an important role. But...

June 25, 2019 04:19 AM

NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs

Life -- Phys.org - Harmful algal blooms can cause big problems in coastal areas and lakes across the United States. When toxin-containing aquatic organisms...

June 25, 2019 04:15 AM

Beta-Test the Google App to Share Search Results More Easily

Life -- Lifehacker - Android: How do you normally share search results from Google with your friends? I confess, I've never copied-and-pasted the gigantic...

June 25, 2019 04:15 AM

June 24, 2019

Apple recalls MacBook Pros over fire risk

Enterprise -- CRN - Affects laptops sold between 2015 and 2017.

June 24, 2019 07:29 PM

Astronauts injured on lunar surface could be saved with this ESA device

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - While Mark Watney in The Martian had to be rescued as part of an elaborate and death-defying effort on Mars, engineers at...

June 24, 2019 06:25 PM

Brydge C-Type: The Best Wireless Keyboard For Your Chromebook

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - It's no secret that accessories - both wired and wireless - made specifically for Chrome OS devices are few and far between....

June 24, 2019 05:13 PM

Chrome OS 76 will disable Crostini Linux backups by default

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Although the Linux backup and restore of a Crostini container is working well for me on a Chromebook, the Chromium team feels...

June 24, 2019 05:07 PM

Google Assistant Could Arrive On All Chromebooks In Late Summer

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - It has been just shy of two years since we discovered the addition of the Assistant Key to what would become Google's Pixelbook....

June 24, 2019 05:07 PM

This is how much American drivers use their phone in the car

Tech -- Mashable - We just can't stay away from our phones, even in the car.

The drive safety app Drivemode looked at driving data from 2.7 million...

June 24, 2019 04:56 PM

Bill Gates on making "one of the greatest mistakes of all time"

Tech -- TechCrunch - At a recent event hosted for founders by the venture firm Village Global, one of its most prominent investors, Bill Gates, sat down...

June 24, 2019 04:56 PM

Chrome OS 75 mounts third-party Android cloud storage to the native Files app on Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Using OneDrive, a NAS, or some other cloud storage with your Chromebook? Chrome OS 75 will make it easier to access that...

June 24, 2019 04:55 PM

The next Falcon Heavy launch is arguably the most exciting one to date

Tech -- Popular Science - A Falcon Heavy demo mission SpaceX's next Falcon Heavy launch is set for Monday, and it will undoubtedly be the Falcon...

June 24, 2019 04:46 PM

Raspberry Pi 4 Just Released: Faster CPU, More Memory, Dual HDMI Ports

EE -- Hackaday - The Raspberry Pi 4 was just released. This is the newest version of the Raspberry Pi and offers a better CPU and more memory than...

June 24, 2019 04:44 PM

Premier Farnell Announces Launch of Ground-breaking Raspberry Pi 4 Computer

Distribution -- Element 14 - Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, today announced the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Computer, the most powerful...

June 24, 2019 04:04 PM

Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google and PayPal have been strategic partners for some time. The companies in 2017 announced that PayPal would become a payment...

June 24, 2019 02:30 AM

Use Your Pixelbook As A Quick Charge Battery Pack In A Pinch

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Over the past two weeks while I was away in Germany, I had the opportunity to visit lots of places and take a staggering amount...

June 24, 2019 02:30 AM

NASA's Mars 2020 rover just got shiny new feet

Tech -- BGR - A rover without its wheels can't do much roving at all, so the recent addition of fancy new wheels to the Mars 2020 rover is pretty exciting...

June 24, 2019 02:28 AM

Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight

Tech -- TechCrunch - Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday's Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society's LightSail 2...

June 24, 2019 02:27 AM

Twilio Welcomes Jeff Immelt to Twilio Board of Directors

Business Wire -- Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, is pleased to welcome Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of General Electric...

June 24, 2019 01:26 AM

Apple voluntarily recalling batteries on MacBook Pro notebooks due to safety risk. What to do

Media -- USATODAY - Tech Top Stories - Apple announced a voluntary recall of certain 15-inch MacBook Pro mostly sold between between September 2015 and...

June 24, 2019 12:47 AM

10 Growth ETFs to Buy for Backside Protection, Too

Life -- Kiplinger - Growth exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are as straightforward as they sound: They're portfolios of growth stocks.

By definition, a...

June 24, 2019 12:21 AM

RockOn! and RockSat-C: Launching Student Experiments to Space

Life -- NASA Image of the day - At 5:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 20, 2019, a 40-foot tall rocket carrying 28 student experiments (measuring acceleration,...

June 24, 2019 12:20 AM

June 23, 2019

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age: UBC study

Life -- EurekAlert - Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found....

June 23, 2019 11:46 PM

Gmail confidential mode is not secure or private

Infosec -- ProtonMail - Without end-to-end encryption, Gmail confidential mode is little more than a marketing strategy. Learn why privacy experts call...

June 23, 2019 11:38 PM

Senior Program Manager, Security and Privacy

Enterprise -- GoogleCloud - If your company recently switched to Chrome OS, use these tips to get up to speed.

June 23, 2019 11:27 PM

New Raspberry Pi add-on: Now you can monitor air pollution indoors and out

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Pimoroni's Enviro+ Raspberry Pi hat lets you start to measure the quality of air around your home.

June 23, 2019 11:18 PM

Three quarters of mobile apps have this security vulnerability which could put your personal data at risk

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Researchers find that both iOS and Android apps have insecure data storage - and that could lead to passwords, financial information...

June 23, 2019 11:16 PM

Vivaldi to give abusive sites the middle finger with built-in ad blocking

Enterprise -- The Register - Same digit could be extended at Google as browser chaps 'evaluate the situation'

Amid Google's huffing and puffing over ad blockers,...

June 23, 2019 11:01 PM