Is The Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Feature Secure?

There is a flaw to the Samsung Galaxy S8 that is worrisome for end-users. After the Galaxy Note 7 battery issue, this latest Samsung offering has a lot to live up to. According to many reviewers it has exceeded expectations for the design and functionality, but not for security.

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The Tech Predictions For 2017 Series – Augmented Reality

Welcome back to the Tech Predictions for 2017 Series. Augmented Reality (AR) has been getting a lot of press lately. For that matter, so has Virtual Reality (VR), with the announcement of VR gaming systems at January’s Consumer Electronics Show and the release of programs using this technology. VR is a computer system that offers an immersive experience to the user – picture Star Trek’s Holodeck. On the other hand, AR is less understood, in spite of its vast potential to improve user experience and integrate technology with everyday life.

Google Search Hacks

The Google search engine has become commonplace in nearly every American’s home, even entering our vernacular as a verb. We’ve all heard it in response to a question at some point – Google it. But Google is so much more than a search engine. Below you’ll find tips and tricks for using Google to make your life a little easier and perhaps even a little brighter.

The Digital Wallet Takeover: The Tech Predictions for 2017 Series

In this episode of our Tech Predictions for 2017 Series, we take a closer look at financial technology from how digital wallets work to how hosting institutions keep your information secure and what you can do to further protect your information. If the term “digital (or virtual) wallet” sounds unfamiliar, it is still very likely you’ve heard of Apple Pay or Samsung Pay, the two applications leading the digital wallet market. The premise is simple: input your credit card or bank account information to your phone, and when the phone is presented to a device that accepts this form of payment, your account is debited, no cash or card required. As convenient as this sounds by cutting the number of cards and the amount of cash you carry, many consumers are reluctant to adopt this new technology, mostly due to security concerns.

A Smart What? The Tech Predictions for 2017 Series: Internet of Things

Welcome to 2017 and the next installment in our series on tech predictions for the year. You may have heard about the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The CES is one of the largest events showcasing the latest gadgets and advancements that will soon become available to the public. It’s become the first glance at the latest in Internet of Things. IoT is better known as all of the smart devices that are making your environment more connected to your phone or tablet. These items are growing in popularity, and items such as the Google Home Voice Command Device have even made the news. IoT are fun and advanced items, but are they for you?

The Tech Predictions for 2017 Series

2016 has been a whirlwind in all sectors, not the least of which was technology. From the death of the headphone jack to the Pokémon Go phenomenon, the abilities of our devices have grown by leaps and bounds. As we bid farewell to a year that has been at times both exhilarating and terrifying, here is a look at what we can expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

Thunderbolt 3: “The Port of the Future”

Thunderbolt 3 was originally released in 2015, but its immense power has only been fully recognized more recently. When Apple released their 2016 MacBook Pro featuring only Thunderbolt 3 ports, there was much controversy as to if now was really the time for that. In fact, many still have their doubts. But since then, over a dozen other systems have been released featuring Thunderbolt 3 ports. Including several models by companies like Dell, HP, and Acer. So what are the real benefits of Thunderbolt 3? Why should you go to the trouble to use this “One cable that rules them all”? Well we have 5 reasons.