Category Archives : Technology

10 Cool E-Bikes – TechRepublic
23 Feb
3:09

10 Cool E-Bikes – TechRepublic

Far more eco-friendly than a car and safer than a motorcycle, electric bikes are gaining traction in the United States. Here are 10 of the newest e-bikes. Long popular in Europe, interest in e-bikes is growing in the United States among both cyclists and environmentalists. E-bikes are reportedly up to…

7 innovative products to protect you from the winter freeze
23 Feb
2:57

7 innovative products to protect you from the winter freeze

Frozen tundra-like conditions have piggybacked onto the ever-stressful struggles to distribute the COVID-19 vaccinations in the US. Here are seven items to help handle the bone-chilling cold. Image: iStock/eddtoro Distribution of the coronavirus injections may be slow-moving–or even at a leaden crawl in the country’s most populated state, California–but yet…

How cyberattacks can threaten colleges and universities
23 Feb
2:45

How cyberattacks can threaten colleges and universities

With the shift to remote learning, schools are facing greater security risks and smaller financial margins, says BlueVoyant. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have affected many individuals and organizations around the world. But one sector that’s been hit hard is higher learning. As education has moved from…

Coronavirus put digital divide in the spotlight, says Raspberry Pi Foundation
23 Feb
1:49

Coronavirus put digital divide in the spotlight, says Raspberry Pi Foundation

The computer maker says it is on track to deliver its 5,000th Raspberry Pi kit in March. Raspberry Pi teamed up with charities and community organizations to support disadvantaged UK schoolchildren.  Image: Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi has committed to distributing more of its low-cost computers to UK schools to support…

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2: The GUI features developers have been asking for
23 Feb
12:24

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2: The GUI features developers have been asking for

Microsoft’s WSL 2 is getting graphics support. Here’s how to get ready for it. Change is coming for WSL. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an important part of Windows 10. Using a version of Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualisation technology, it lets you run Linux as if it was…

Why non-human workers can increase security issues in your business
22 Feb
11:30

Why non-human workers can increase security issues in your business

Most organizations don’t give the same thought and attention to their non-human workers, such as bots, RPAs and service accounts, as they do human workers and identity lifecycles. Image: iStock/NanoStockk The term non-human worker conjures up several images. In this case, we’re talking about “non-living workers,” so no worries about…

Bring siloed data together to get the best of your edge computing capabilities
22 Feb
11:19

Bring siloed data together to get the best of your edge computing capabilities

Convincing management to buy into your plan is not easy, but a potential profit increase can change their minds. Image: metamorworks, Getty Images/iStockphoto The edge computing market is expected to grow from $2.8 billion to $9 billion by 2024. But leveraging edge technology for best business benefit—and convincing executive management…

Firefox Proton: How to experience the new design
22 Feb
11:05

Firefox Proton: How to experience the new design

The developers of Firefox have a refreshed UI in the works. Jack Wallen shows you how to get a sneak peek at what’s in store. Image: Jack Wallen I tend to bounce around from browser to browser, depending on my needs and some new feature I’m looking to test and…

Linux 101: What is the SUID permission?
22 Feb
10:50

Linux 101: What is the SUID permission?

In this Linux 101, Jack Wallen explains the SUID permission bit. Image: iStockphoto/Elena Kalashnik If you’re new to Linux administration, you’ve probably already started learning about file permissions. If I said “drwxrwxr-x,” you’d know what that meant. It’s simple: A directory with owner and group read, write, execute permissions, but…

Microsoft Office at 30: It’s popular because it’s boring
22 Feb
9:27

Microsoft Office at 30: It’s popular because it’s boring

Commentary: Microsoft has fended off challenges to its Office dominance for decades, but not through cutting-edge innovation. Image: Microsoft Thirty years later, we’re still dependent on Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office was first released in 1990, and while it hasn’t sat still, some of the “innovations” created to spur continued purchases…