Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

August 18, 2019

See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - Linux on DeX is an Android app for select Samsung phones and tablets that allows users to run a full desktop Ubuntu experience...

August 18, 2019 10:59 PM

Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons

Media -- Fox - Tech - The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that...

August 18, 2019 10:56 PM

Firefox fixes "master password" security bypass bug

Infosec -- Naked Security - The bug's in Firefox, but our advice is worth reading whether you use Firefox or not.

August 18, 2019 08:33 PM

How to teach kids about electronics through sewing

Tech -- Popular Science - Simple projects like this winking rabbit are a great way to start kids off with electrical-sewing projects. (Ji Sun Lee/)If...

August 18, 2019 01:52 AM

Google Play design overhaul is rolling out and it looks awesome on a Chromebook

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Back in June of this year, plenty of news outlets reported on a new, overhauled, Material-designed Play Store waiting in the...

August 18, 2019 01:52 AM

Latest Windows 10 update is causing random reboots and can break Visual Basic

Tech -- Digital Trends - The latest update for Windows 10, made available on Tuesday this week, includes patches against two critical vulnerabilities....

August 18, 2019 01:51 AM

Why Almost All of Your Zippers Have the Letters "YKK" on Them

Life -- Reader's Digest - One of the 30 things you probably never thought about (until just now) is the fact that most of your jacket and handbag zippers...

August 18, 2019 01:50 AM

What's new in Chrome OS: better audio, camera and notifications

Life -- Google - The Keyword - This August, audio controls, the camera app and notification management have improved on Chromebooks.

August 18, 2019 01:38 AM

'Interplanetary Shock' Seen for 1st Time

Life -- Live Science - A team of four NASA spacecraft finally caught sight of a phenomenon scientists have been hunting for years: an interplanetary...

August 18, 2019 01:17 AM

One year, two trips around sun for NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Life -- Phys.org - Since NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the sun-while the daring solar explorer...

August 18, 2019 01:05 AM

NASA's Spitzer spies a perfectly sideways galaxy

Life -- Phys.org - This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but it's actually an entire galaxy...

August 18, 2019 01:05 AM

August 17, 2019

Galaxy Note 10 Plus: Some things I like and others I'm not so sure

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A few thoughts after using the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus for 24 hours.

August 17, 2019 10:46 PM

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review

Tech -- TechCrunch - It's true, you've got the Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone. When the device hit the scene at IFA 2011, large screens were...

August 17, 2019 09:20 PM

Amazon cuts $52 off this Samsung Galaxy 10.1-inch tablet for the whole family

Tech -- Digital Trends - Normally priced at $330, you can grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch 128GB Wi-Fi tablet now for only $278 and enjoy $52...

August 17, 2019 09:09 PM

Northrop Grumman to build its OmegA rocket at NASA's VAB as first commercial tenant

Tech -- TechCrunch - NASA is celebrating alongside Northrop Grumman at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as the latter becomes the first commercial partner...

August 17, 2019 08:05 PM

At a Glance: Raspberry Pi 4 Review

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The Raspberry Pi Foundation's single-board computers have garnered quite a bit of fanfare over the last decade due to the product's...

August 17, 2019 07:59 PM

August 16, 2019

Kaspersky Products Leak Everything You Do Online, Straight Through Incognito Mode

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Kaspersky Labs does not enjoy the best reputation. The company has been linked to Russian intelligence, the Department of Homeland...

August 16, 2019 10:07 PM

Voice Assistants Bring AI to the Workplace

Enterprise -- Information Week - More enterprise organizations are experimenting with AI-based voice assistants to boost internal efficiencies, but it will...

August 16, 2019 07:05 PM

What are the most popular freelance tech skills among US employers?

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - Freelancing website Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the most popular skills in the US freelance job market.


August 16, 2019 06:31 PM

Slack touts 'announcement channels' for team update broadcasts

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Slack admins can now designate any channel to be used for announcements only, a move aimed at minimizing distractions and ensuring...

August 16, 2019 06:02 PM

Samsung unveils new midrange Galaxy A10s: Dual cameras, 4,000mAh battery

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - After the Galaxy Note 10 launch, Samsung unveils the bottom end of its popular mid-range Galaxy A lineup.

August 16, 2019 05:23 PM

Microsoft's Windows is falling apart, says Google (and Bill Nye)

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Windows is old and tired. Switch to a Chromebook. This is the new jaunty, Bill Nye-fronted message now coming from Google.

August 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Hidden gestures you didn't know about make switching Google accounts so much easier

Tech -- BGR - Many people who use Google services have more than one account, which means they always have to pay attention and use certain apps with...

August 16, 2019 05:20 PM

Microsoft's latest Surface updates are causing CPU and Wi-Fi issues

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is working to fix CPU throttling on the company's latest Surface...

August 16, 2019 04:36 PM

Asus ChromeBook Flip C434 review

Tech -- Digital Trends - The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is a very well-built and attractive laptop for its price. It's more than fast enough for Chrome...

August 16, 2019 04:21 PM

August 15, 2019

WebKit's new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

Tech -- TechCrunch - WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple's Safari browser, has announced a new tracking...

August 15, 2019 06:20 PM

VMware says it's looking to acquire Pivotal

Tech -- TechCrunch - VMware today confirmed that it is in talks to acquire software development platform Pivotal Software, the service best known for...

August 15, 2019 06:18 PM

Virtual desktops finally come to Chrome OS

Tech -- The Verge - The latest version of Chrome OS is rolling out to Chromebooks now and it comes with a lot more...

August 15, 2019 06:08 PM

Sierra Nevada picks the future Vulcan rocket to fly its mini-spaceplane to orbit

Tech -- The Verge - Private space company Sierra Nevada Corporation announced today that its mini-spaceplane,...

August 15, 2019 06:06 PM

What's new with your Chromebook? Chrome OS gets dedicated new features site

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Chrome OS release notes are a handy way to see what's new when your Chromebook receives an update. Unfortunately, the information...

August 15, 2019 05:56 PM

Chrome OS 76 brings a fix to a bug that has plagued tablet mode for nearly a year

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - We're feverishly working through all the changes in Chrome OS 76, looking for all the new features that will enhance user experience...

August 15, 2019 05:40 PM

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails Again, Casting Doubt on Launch Plans

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The European Space Agency (ESA) is hoping to launch a new ExoMars mission to the red planet next year, but the future of that mission...

August 15, 2019 04:59 PM

Orange Pi Zero2 mini PC supports Android & Linux, measures 2.2 inches wide

Tech -- Liliputing - About three years after launching a tiny single-board computer called the Orange Pi Zero, the folks at Shenzhen Xunlong are introducing...

August 15, 2019 04:52 PM

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get a new font for faster reading

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google today announced that it is bringing a new font to Docs, Sheets and Slides that was explicitly designed to improve reading...

August 15, 2019 04:49 PM

The Galaxy Note 10+'s Display Is Practically Perfect, but Does That Matter Anymore?

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Ever since Apple unleashed the term "Retina Display" upon the world, smartphone manufacturers have been laser-focused on improving...

August 15, 2019 04:48 PM

Google steals a page from Apple's playbook for new 'Switch to Chromebook' ad campaign

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Throughout the history of Chromebooks, Google has tried multiple ways to use ads to help spread the message surrounding the...

August 15, 2019 04:48 PM

Bill Nye Pimps Chromebooks in Brand New Video Ad

Tech -- OMG! Chrome! - Bill Nye, aka 'The Science Guy', stars in a new Chromebook ad aimed at persuading people to 'switch to Chromebook' from Windows...

August 15, 2019 04:46 PM

Google Rolls Out Password-Free Logins for Android Users

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Throughout all of modern computing history, passwords have been the primary method of securing data. The problems with passwords...

August 15, 2019 04:35 PM

Galaxy S11 or Note 11 might get crazy new tech that can recharge a battery in minutes

Tech -- BGR - Real-life Galaxy Note 10 tests have already shown that the phone's 25W battery charging tech is faster than 30W chargers from competitors....

August 15, 2019 04:35 PM

How Artist Jeremy Mayer Makes Sculptures Out of Old Typewriters #ArtTuesday

EE -- Adafruit Industries - Wired shared this video on Youtube! Artist Jeremy Mayer has dedicated himself to transforming mechanical typewriter parts,...

August 15, 2019 04:31 PM

August 13, 2019

K-cup maker CEO says single pods in the US will be recyclable by end of 2020

Media -- CNBC - Business - "It's part of a bigger program to make sure that our environmental footprint is down," CEO Bob Gamgort says.

August 13, 2019 08:06 PM

How Cloud-based Data is Empowering the Digital Workplace

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - We are seeing the major technologies driving the digital workplace, including artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing...

August 13, 2019 07:47 PM

How to do two-factor authentication like a pro

Tech -- Popular Science - "Where did I leave the spare key to my email account?" is a phrase you can actually say.

August 13, 2019 05:47 PM

Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic

Tech -- TechCrunch - Six years after Yahoo purchased Tumblr for north of $1 billion, its parent corporation is selling the once dominant blogging platform....

August 13, 2019 05:45 PM

Intel's NUC roadmap includes mini PCs for gaming, workstation, and mainstream use

Tech -- Liliputing - We recently learned that Intel's upcoming Quartz Canyon NUC would be the company's first workstation-class mini-desktop computer,...

August 13, 2019 04:21 PM

Notebooks with Intel's 10th-gen "Comet Lake" chips are on the way

Tech -- Liliputing - The first laptop with a 10th-gen Intel "Ice Lake" processor went on sale last week. But we could see more computers with 10th-gen...

August 13, 2019 04:20 PM

Lucidworks raises $100M to expand in AI-powered search-as-a-service for organizations

Tech -- TechCrunch - If the sheer amount of information that we can tap into using the internet has made the world our oyster, then the huge success...

August 13, 2019 04:20 PM

Galaxy Note 10 has a huge advantage over other Android flagships, and you might not even realize it

Tech -- BGR - Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 last week, and the phone is exactly what we thought it would be. We're looking at a brand new design...

August 13, 2019 04:19 PM

The iPhone 11's most controversial new feature might also come to the iPad

Tech -- BGR - It's a bit bizarre that there's already so much controversy surrounding an iPhone that's going to look almost exactly like its predecessors....

August 13, 2019 04:19 PM

TP-Link cancels plan to add Apple HomeKit support to its smart plugs

Tech -- The Verge - TP-Link no longer plans to update its Kasa smart plug with support for Apple's HomeKit system, despite announcing plans to support...

August 13, 2019 04:18 PM