Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

August 17, 2018

Turn the pages on your Kindle remotely with Arduino

EE -- Arduino Blog - As seen here, Alex Mikes enjoys reading his Kindle in bed at night, but prefers to use a stand rather than hold it in his hands....

August 17, 2018 07:36 PM

A Beginner's Guide to Microcontrollers

EE -- Adafruit Industries - A very handy Instructable by jenfoxbot discusses many of the dozens of microcontrollers available for people considering...

August 17, 2018 07:22 PM

August 16, 2018

Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up the entire internet

BGR -- Google's Chrome browser is the most popular web browser on the planet by a massive margin. According to market research firm Net Applications,...

August 16, 2018 11:14 PM

Apple's cheap new MacBooks look like they'll arrive in time for Christmas

BGR -- Apple quietly refreshed its top of the line MacBook Pro models a few weeks ago, but the company did not release any updated MacBook or MacBook...

August 16, 2018 11:04 PM

Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me) | Mary Maker

Life -- TEDTalks Videos - After fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child, Mary Maker found security and hope in the school at Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp....

August 16, 2018 10:42 PM

Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Ever wondered what auroras look like from space?

August 16, 2018 10:39 PM

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Beta

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The long-awaited LMDE update is finally (really) on the way!

August 16, 2018 04:36 PM

Back to school cybersecurity: hints, tips, and links for a safer school year

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - It's that time of year again when parents are slowly gearing up for a new school term. Some schools have a strict policy...

August 16, 2018 04:19 PM

Android Pie Brings Adaptive Battery, Neural Networks API 1.1 and More

Enterprise -- InfoQ - Google has released Android Pie. Android Pie brings display cutout support, Neural Networks API 1.1, Magnifier widget, Adaptive Battery,...

August 16, 2018 03:58 PM

Fitbit's Charge 3 might include a full touchscreen and new smartwatch-like features

Tech -- The Verge - Fitbit's rumored Charge 3 fitness band might include some upgrades taken directly from the company's smartwatch work. Android Authority...

August 16, 2018 03:16 PM

August 15, 2018

Breaking News: Chrome OS Rolled Back To Version 67

Chrome Unboxed -- Just one week ago, Chrome OS 68 was released to users around the globe. In what has become an expected rollout, many devices were left out of...

August 15, 2018 07:20 PM

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Google's new Android 9 Pie release has plenty of fresh features and interface changes, but one of the software's most significant...

August 15, 2018 06:36 PM

Fitbit's upcoming Charge 3 to sport full touchscreen, per leak

Tech -- TechCrunch - This appears to be the Fitbit Charge 3 and, if it is, several big changes are in the works for Fitbit's premier fitness tracker...

August 15, 2018 06:18 PM

Amazon update for older Fire TV devices helps keep you safe from malware

Tech -- Digital Trends - In June, some users of older models of Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices found themselves targeted by malware, but new...

August 15, 2018 06:13 PM

Google says a fix is coming for fast-charging problems with original Pixel and Pixel XL

Tech -- The Verge - Google is currently testing a software fix that will fully restore the fast-charge functionality of its 2016 Pixel smartphones after...

August 15, 2018 06:13 PM

August 14, 2018

Google Voice updated with new icon, contacts tab, and improved do not disturb

Tech -- The Verge - Google is starting to pay attention to Google Voice again after making the calling service part of its business-focused product suite...

August 14, 2018 08:53 PM

25 Android smartphone models contain severe vulnerabilities off the shelf

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Researchers say that the swathe of bugs impacts major vendors.

August 14, 2018 06:47 PM

Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last Friday, the Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3. This is a major update to TLS 1.2, the security...

August 14, 2018 06:35 PM

Google may launch two Pixelbook 2 laptops in October

Tech -- Digital Trends - Google may have a new Pixelbook design to show off in just a few weeks, with a new rumor suggesting two variations on the new...

August 14, 2018 06:30 PM

Lenovo made a super thin laptop for people who travel for work

Tech -- The Verge - Lenovo is adding two new notebooks to its Thinkpad line: the Thinkpad P1 and P72. The former is smaller than Lenovo's earlier workstation...

August 14, 2018 06:28 PM

Security researchers found a way to hack into the Amazon Echo

Tech -- TechCrunch - Hackers at DefCon have exposed new security concerns around smart speakers. Tencent's Wu HuiYu and Qian Wenxiang spoke at the security...

August 14, 2018 06:27 PM

littleBits Acquires DIY, Adds Streaming Content to Its Powerful Hardware Platform for Learning and Invention

PR Newswire -- littleBits, the inventor of the electronic building block, today announced its acquisition of DIY Co., maker of the largest online learning community...

August 14, 2018 06:04 PM

August 13, 2018

Report: Google may add Windows 10 support to Chromebooks

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Google LLC may be planning a surprise move in supporting Windows 10 on Chromebook laptops, at least according to an analysis...

August 13, 2018 04:55 PM

Baidu founder confident to beat Google if it returns to China

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Google, which exited the Chinese market in 2010 due to government censorship, is rumored to be returning to the country with a censored...

August 13, 2018 04:51 PM

Hack causes pacemakers to deliver life-threatening shocks

Ars Technica -- Researchers criticize device maker Medtronic for slow response.

August 13, 2018 04:27 AM

Vacation on a space station? It can be yours for $55 million

USATODAY.com Technology News -- Axiom Space is now accepting reservations for their 'First Commercial Space Station,' led by NASA's former ISS Manager Michael Suffredini.

August 13, 2018 03:57 AM

Argonne among 10 recipients of competitive grant for ultrafast science

Argonne National Laboratory -- Argonne among 10 recipients of competitive grant for ultrafast science

August 13, 2018 03:52 AM

Linux Apps Coming To Older Braswell Chromebooks

Chrome Unboxed -- The addition of Linux apps to Chrome OS via the Crostini Project seems to be expanding at an exponential rate lately. Google has been content...

August 13, 2018 03:27 AM

Blue Origin's lunar lander program wins a share of NASA's 'tipping-point' tech awards

GeekWire -- NASA is awarding $44 million to six commercial partners to support "tipping-point" technologies that range from lunar landing capabilities to...

August 13, 2018 03:27 AM

China Smartphone Units Drop by 6% YoY while Average Selling Prices Grow by 15% in 2Q18, IDC Reports

Think -- IDC - According to preliminary data of the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the Chinese smartphone market shipped...

August 13, 2018 03:23 AM

Mary Ross: A Hidden Figure

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Who was Mary Ross? Another 'hidden figure,' a mathematician and engineer.

August 13, 2018 02:05 AM

40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus

Life -- NASA Image of the day - 40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus

August 13, 2018 01:16 AM

August 12, 2018

Smart wristband with link to smartphones could monitor health, environmental exposures

Life -- EurekAlert - Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable...

August 12, 2018 11:50 PM

Nine reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is best for business

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The Note series has always had an enterprise focus and this year's Note 9 is no exception to that strategy. Improvements have been...

August 12, 2018 03:34 AM

Samsung DeX 101: Turn a Galaxy phone into your primary computer

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Samsung's Galaxy smartphones are extremely powerful, and with the DeX platform, these phones can power a desktop experience that...

August 12, 2018 03:33 AM

New Pixel 3 XL leak shows large notch, USB C headphones

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Two months out from the likely launch date of Google LLC's latest Pixel smartphones, a video featuring a pre-release unit has...

August 12, 2018 03:29 AM

5 best Chromebooks for school in 2018

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - These work for anyone else who want a top-notch laptop.

August 12, 2018 03:24 AM

Android Pie Is Filled with AI

Enterprise -- TechNewsWorld - AI plays a big role in Android 9, the latest version of Google's mobile OS. Called "Android Pie," it is designed to learn...

August 12, 2018 03:21 AM

Many Android devices ship with firmware vulnerabilities, researchers find

Tech -- The Verge - Asus, Essential, LG, and ZTE have all vowed to patch security flaws found by mobile security firm Kryptowire, according to Wired....

August 12, 2018 02:38 AM

Mophie vs. Belkin vs. Anker vs. iOttie: Who has the best wireless charging pad?

Tech -- Digital Trends - Ever since wireless charging for the iPhone was introduced almost a year ago, an influx of different wireless chargers have...

August 12, 2018 01:45 AM

Airbus just flew its Zephyr solar aircraft straight into the record books

Tech -- Digital Trends - A solar-powered Airbus aircraft has broken the record for the longest continuous flight. The Zephyr S stayed aloft for nearly...

August 12, 2018 01:44 AM

How the Samsung Galaxy Watch stacks up against the Apple Watch Series 3

Tech -- The Verge - Alongside the Note 9, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch, the newest addition to its line of wearables which ended with the Gear...

August 12, 2018 01:42 AM

Sony's 10″ Digital Paper Tablet is an ultra-light reading companion that needs to do more

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last year I had a good time comparing Sony's DPT-RP1 with the home-grown reMarkable. They both had their strengths and weaknesses,...

August 12, 2018 01:33 AM

Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on review

Tech -- Digital Trends - Samsung's new smartwatch -- the Galaxy Watch -- is a successor to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport. The key new feature? The processor...

August 12, 2018 01:30 AM

Moment is the first to outfit the Galaxy Note 9 with photography lenses

Tech -- Digital Trends - Well, that was quick. Moment lenses already support the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, thanks to new cases that launched almost...

August 12, 2018 01:29 AM

5 features we love on Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

Tech -- Digital Trends - Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is finally here, and it's bigger and better than ever. We've rounded up a short list of our favorite...

August 12, 2018 01:13 AM

August 10, 2018

How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Tech -- The Verge - Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 has been announced, and if you want a big, powerful Android phone that can run Fortnite exclusively for...

August 10, 2018 05:37 PM

Caseology Announces Top Protection Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 9

PR Newswire -- Caseology prides itself in creating top of the line protective mobile cases for every experience, and it proudly announces its flagship line...

August 10, 2018 05:28 PM

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on review

Tech -- Digital Trends - The Galaxy Note 9 is here, and it's jaw-dropping how much tech Samsung has outfitted inside this phone -- granted, it's one...

August 10, 2018 04:54 PM

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Galaxy S9: Which is right for you?

Tech -- Digital Trends - With a veritable galaxy of smartphones to choose from, it can be tricky to find the right one. Samsung's current flagship trio...

August 10, 2018 04:48 PM