People driving down a particular neighborhood street in California are treated to a spectacular Chrismas light show which includes a piano and giant guitar that are synced to the music from all six of the Star Wars episodes. A music teacher turned his house into a viral video and of course, the instruments are even playing the real notes. Some cool features include dueling light sabers on the roof top and a TIE fighter battle scene with smoke. The music teacher says his neighbors are very supportive however I wonder if they are really feeling like the Griswold’s neighbors. Amazing what you can do with technology and an unlimited power bill.
If you feel like there’s a trend towards subscriptions these days, you may be right. From Netflix to Spotify, online media providers rely on the subscription model to monetize digital content while providing a relatively ad-free environment. The popularity of these services proves that consumers are willing to pay for a seamless experience, but would this extend to the world of web ads? Google seems to think so.
Here are some quick tech gift ideas for the holiday season or any time of the year. I am sure there are many other ideas out there depending on budgets and personal interests.
Facebook Messenger isn’t the only feature that the social media giant feels is worthy of a standalone app anymore. Fans of the social network can now download Facebook Groups, an app that lets users stay connected with their Facebook groups and join new ones. If you’ve ever felt that the groups feature of the site was underused then this app is a great way to put it on center stage. As soon as you launch the app, you’re presented with a list of groups you currently belong to, with the ones you view more frequently appearing on top.
Years ago we could have never imagined this kind of storage space in a single drive, 8 Terabytes! Seagate is now shipping these drives in a 3.5″ form factor for only $260 USD. It is a bit slower than many SATA drives at 5900 rpm and 150 MB/sec. The average SATA is 7200 rpm and SSDs have average speeds over 500 MB/sec.
Many people fall into two groups when it comes to Internet security: those who don’t care about it or those who care a little too much. While reaching a happy medium may seem difficult, it’s a task that’s very doable as long as you bother to stay up to date with current vulnerabilities. Past and recent news tells us that our webcams are vulnerable to hacking, so you’re probably wondering how seriously you should take those warnings. Should you be worried?
More and more inanimate objects are being added to the list of devices that we interact with and every year we are this much closer to having a fully responsive smart home. Integrating voice recognition in the different devices we use is a step forward that will transform our homes – and our lives – even further.
The numbers are in: 4K TVs are a hit this holiday season. Sales have been steadily picking up over the last few months, but the great deals offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday pushed them to new record highs. But should you run out and buy one?
When it comes to WiFi signals, the routers many of us have in our homes today are hampered by barriers such as walls and other electronic devices that interfere with the signal. Because of this, routers never quite deliver the speeds manufacturers claim they’re capable of, especially when multiple devices are involved.
In a recent announcement, Samsung Electronics claims to have solved this problem by developing new technology, and get this – this new tech will boost WiFi speeds fivefold!
Mozilla Firefox is a great browser that has long remained at the top in the battle of Internet web browsers. It is very fast when it comes to speed and has plenty of great downloadable add-ons and customizable options in its arsenal as well.
While it’s already great as is, a little tweaking and knowledge of a few shortcuts will give you a buttery-smooth Firefox browsing experience. Read on to find out how you can maximize your use of this open-source browser.