Flying the Security Compromised Skies

According to the FBI, Chris Roberts, a security researcher with One World Labs, may have successfully intruded into the flight system of a passenger jet and did it while it was in flight. Roberts claims he’s done it, but he maintains that it’s only been done in a simulated environment. This much is clear — the FBI took notice of and paid close attention to … Continue reading Flying the Security Compromised Skies

Apple Releases Watch Band Design Guidelines, OKs Straps from Third Parties

The Apple Watch has been a device that’s been shrouded in mystery. How does the heartbeat monitor work? (Not very well if you have a sleeve tattoo.) Do I need to use it with an iPhone? (No. No you don’t. Sarcasm doesn’t come across well on blogs, does it?)  How long does the battery last? ( Well enough for most, not enough if you like … Continue reading Apple Releases Watch Band Design Guidelines, OKs Straps from Third Parties

Is Tesla’s Powerwall a Wonderwall?

Tesla Motors released the Powerwall yesterday, an in-home battery appliance will allow people to live off the grid by being able to store renewable energy sources. Or, if they live on the grid, to store it from solar cells or windmills and use it during peak hours (or store from the utility while it while energy’s cheap and use it when it’s expensive). If these Powerwalls … Continue reading Is Tesla’s Powerwall a Wonderwall?

Tesla Motors to Launch Home Batteries; Internet Speculates the Details

Tesla Motors may be expanding its business into your home. The company is expected to unveil a line of home batteries later today for use with solar panels, which the company’s CEO Elon Musk also has interest in through SolarCity, his photovoltaic installation outfit. Most media outlets agree on the broad strokes of what tonight’s announcement will be about (big, big batteries for home use, … Continue reading Tesla Motors to Launch Home Batteries; Internet Speculates the Details

Apple Watch Stands Up to the Internet’s Attempts to Drown it

Officially, the Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7, which in plain English means that showering, being in the rain or washing your hands with the the device should be ok, but swimming with the watch would be a bad idea. Or would it? As with all things on the internet, people want to take it just a little bit farther. In this … Continue reading Apple Watch Stands Up to the Internet’s Attempts to Drown it

Apple Watch Makes its Way to Consumers; Available in “Boutiques”, But Not Apple Stores

After months of anticipation, the Apple Watch is being delivered to those who pre-ordered the device in the US and eight other countries. The Apple Watch wasn’t available for purchase through the Apple Store — sales were done through online pre-orders — but curiously, it is available for purchase through select “boutiques” in high-end retailers designated by the company. Apple fans who hadn’t pre-ordered the … Continue reading Apple Watch Makes its Way to Consumers; Available in “Boutiques”, But Not Apple Stores

China’s Biggest Phone Manufacturer is Chinese — Now it Faces the Same Foe as its Competitors

You’ve probably never heard of Xiaomi but they’re a pretty big deal in the market most tech companies are eyeing pretty hard. Nope, this market isn’t the US. Its China. The reason why Xiaomi draws a big blank for most people outside of China is because the company does pretty well selling strictly within its boarders in the Middle Kingdom. The company’s been in business … Continue reading China’s Biggest Phone Manufacturer is Chinese — Now it Faces the Same Foe as its Competitors

Apple Watch: Not a Review

April 10, midnight Pacific time,  rolled around and the Apple faithful around the world fired up their browsers so they could get an Apple Watch. It’s something of a conditioned behavior for the company’s fans on product pre-orders: Apple shuts down its online store hours before the event and when the appointed hour on the appointed date rolls around, they hit reload over and over and over again until … Continue reading Apple Watch: Not a Review

Apple Watch Sells Out; No Delivery Estimate for Models with Modern Buckles and Leather Loops

Didn’t pre-order that Apple Watch last night? Hope you like waiting because they’re all sold out. As of April 10, 2015 10:12 Pacific Time, black is back baby, with the Space Black Apple Watch hitting your door in June, at the earliest. Ordered a Space Gray Apple Watch Sport in either size — or any Sport model? Same delivery date. If you’re interested in an Apple Watch in … Continue reading Apple Watch Sells Out; No Delivery Estimate for Models with Modern Buckles and Leather Loops

Apple Watch and Retina MacBook Reviews Are In

In a matter of days, you’ll be able to make your own decision as to whether the Apple Watch is the real thing or hype. That is, if you can schedule an appointment, get your online pre-order in time and if the model you want is available for delivery on the 24th. Or maybe you’re in the market for a new laptop. In which case, … Continue reading Apple Watch and Retina MacBook Reviews Are In