Your passwords have already been stolen

It’s safe to assume that your passwords have already been stolen and if you’re not using 2-factor authentication for email, Facebook and the like that your accounts will be broken into sooner or later. Fact: Passwords alone are no longer effective. This is something both sides of the aisle can agree upon. 2014 went down […]

Magnetic computing could become a reality

The future could see us with a┬ásuper computer in our watch. In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level of energy dissipation possible under the laws of thermodynamics. The findings, to be published Friday, […]

Li-Fi — 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi – a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) – in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, the potential for this technology to change everything about the way […]

Inside Apple’s perfectionism machine

As we looked over the pieces of MacBook, examining the tiny logic board and usual speaktenna, Ternus encouraged me to lift the lid of the completed MacBook he’d placed before me. I placed the edge of one finger on the base to hold it in place and started to lift the lid. Ternus told me […]

discoveryd Clusterfuck

discoveryd Clusterfuck. From time-to-time Safari wouldn’t load sites and computers wouldn’t connect when they should. This article seems to explain why my home network, all Apple gear, doesn’t always seem to work. I tried his suggestion, shutting everything down and re-starting and it seemed to fixe some of the problems.

AirPort Utility 5.6.1 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Some years ago now I set the transmit power of my Time Capsule to 25%, yet with various updates to the Airport Utility, the ability to reset that to something different was lost. The result? I crippled wireless network. The solution in the past was to continue using Airport Utility 5.6, but with the upgrade […]