Aug 08 2016

Hulu’s Free Streaming Service Is No More

image_thumb Hulu’s Free Streaming Service Is No More

Unless you’re living under a rock, streaming content is becoming big business. Depending on who you ask, streaming content is a threat or it isn’t. If you’re looking at streaming content from the large networks, streaming content is not that big of a deal. If you’re on the side of the Cord Cutters, streaming content is a huge deal; and that market is very competitive.

Hulu recently announced that is going to be doing away with its free streaming service. Going forward, if you want to use Hulu, you’ll have to use their premium services with ads or without; roughly 8 dollars and $12 a month respectively.

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Jul 12 2016

VPN’s Are Good, And Not All VPN Users Are Pirates

image_thumb VPN's Are Good, And Not All VPN Users Are Pirates

This morning, an article popped up indicating that PIA [Private Internet Access] was discontinuing service in Russia because of new laws that they passed. The new law indicated that VPN servers operating in Russia must maintain an activity log on all users for the duration of a year.

I think the most part, they’re probably upset that they can’t see what these the VPN users are doing over the Internet; whether able to access, what they’re downloading and what services they’re using.

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Jun 28 2016

Understanding the Basics of Probability Theory and How it Applies to Advanced Technology

image Understanding the Basics of Probability Theory and How it Applies to Advanced Technology

People’s fascination with today’s technology usually stems from the high-end smartphones and the wide-ranging power they provide. In a way, modern advancements spurred the birth of a highly competitive market, featuring gadgets that encompass a gamut of areas in human inquiry. You have programs, or apps, on Tom’s Guide that predict the weather. Also, there are the likes of Spotify that provide music for free. Furthermore, there are those ultra-popular social media apps that eat up a lot of society’s time in the process. Basically, the sky is the limit when it comes to technology.

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Mar 16 2016

Consumers Deserve To Have Encryption And Privacy

img_56e8b0c7e7af7 Consumers Deserve To Have Encryption And Privacy

As of late, I’m finding the whole discussion about encryption to be quite intriguing.  It seems that most people in technology  value of the idea of encryption and privacy to be pretty high.  No one wants a stranger to be able to come along and eavesdrop on your conversation, look at your data or your daily habits.

Ever since the revelations of Edward Snowden and the excessive spying by the NSA and other government agencies,  and countries,  consumers have been very concerned about their privacy.   The best way for consumers to protect their privacy  is to utilize encryption.

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Mar 14 2016

Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

img_56e772781a0fc Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire.

The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera; being able to both make and receive calls. Microsoft browsers Internet Explorer and Edge, will only be able to chat for right now.  As a roadmap for the Wire, users will be able to create and leave group conversations as well as block users in the near future.

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