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I was reading over CNN and ran into this little gem. If you thought your boss or company was bad about micromanaging and trying to squeeze every last drop out of you possible, remember that things could ALWAYS be a LOT worse! [url=http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/opinion/greene-corporate-surveillance/index.html?hpt=hp_t4]Full Article[/url] The Hitachi Business Microscope. "The device looks like an employee ID badge that most companies issue. Workers are instructed to wear it in the office. Embedded inside each badge, according to Hitachi, are "infrared sensors, an accelerometer, a microphone sensor and a wireless communication device." "Hitachi says that the badges record and transmit to management "who talks to whom, how often, where and how energetically."" "It tracks everything." I read over the entire article. A workplace with CCTV + Audio can be unnerving I think, but with this thing is just plain scary. . All
Hi, Pleeeese could you help me out with this printer of mine! It just wont print. I've been using it for a few months with no probs but since I changed the cartridges, apart from five or six pages from the web, it dosen't print anything, dead as a doornail. All the print jobs are queing but one is trying to delete and is stuck, it won't cancel. I've also noticed that next to it's name on the control panel, it has (Copy 1), is this OK? I've tried diagnostics which had corrected it for that one time but has made no overall difference. Can you help? It's an HP Deskjet 1050 J410 series.
The Verge [img]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/9785079/win8leak5_1020_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg[/img] 32 inShareMicrosoft’s first update to Windows 8.1 has leaked today on various file-sharing websites ahead of its March debut. The early build includes a number of changes that Microsoft is making to improve the keyboard and mouse experience in Windows 8.1. The most obvious change is a new title bar for Microsoft’s Windows 8-style apps, allowing you to close, minimize, and snap apps to appear side by side with a mouse. It occupies a small amount of space at the top of all "Metro" apps, and it appears to be included as more of a helpful option for mouse users to quickly navigate through apps. Similar improvements have also been made to the Start Screen, where right-clicking on Live Tiles now produces a context menu with options to resize, unpin, and more. Microsoft is also bringing the [url=http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/25/5344066/windows-8-1-update-1
Whenever I go to the Intellicast.com weather site, a second tab pops up advising me to go to appround-dot-us and download something to make the PC run or stream faster. I use Webroot anti-virus, which immediately blocks any forced downloads, but I have a suspicion that something might have been downloaded that triggers the second tab to appear. I searched Control Panel, but couldn't find anything. No issues when not using a browser, but I do get this pop-up when using either Firefox or Chrome. Forgot to mention that the pop-up tab takes me to this web site: www-dot-.mypcbackup-dot-com, by means of this URL:www-dot-lpcloudsvr302-dot-com/725A482A73486B6671742822343A614E.. Sometimes an ad for something called "Lightspark Player Pro" pops up in yet another tab. Has anyone here encountered this virus? Thanks, Roy
More changes to come! [b]From the Verge[/b] [img]http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/9772325/windows81handson1_1020_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg[/img] inShareMicrosoft is once again planning to alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the software giant originally released Windows 8.1 last year with an [url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/16/4229900/windows-8-1-boot-to-desktop-option]option to bypass the "Metro" interface[/url] at boot, sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to[i] The Verge[/i] that the upcoming update for Windows 8.1 will enable this by default. Like many other changes in Update 1, we’re told the reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users. We understand the latest internal builds of Windows 8.1 Update 1 have the boot-to-desktop option enabled by default, a change that [url=http://wzor.net/13050.html]Wzor noted[/url] earlier today. The update is still in develop
National Change your Password Day is coming up this Saturday. If you haven't changed your passwords in a while, now is the time to do so (just like you check the batteries in your smoke detector every year :) I'm as guilty as the next person of not managing my passwords well, so I'll be taking this opportunity to finally install a [url=http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C7_PasswordManagement/CH7_PasswordManagement.htm]password manage[/url]r. Here's a couple good resources for password management: [url=http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/436610-seven-security-steps-to-take-on-national-change-your-password-day-february-1st]Seven security steps to take on National Change Your Password Day (February 1st)[/url] [url=http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/01/start-2014-right-with-these-security-to.html]Start 2014 Right With These Security To-Do's[/url]
Hey everyone! I have a gigabit router and download speeds of 100Mbps (on a wired connection). I have a desktop that is 50 feet to the left and then one story higher than the router. I know I can't expect a full 100 down speed without being directly wired to the router, but which of these would give me a faster speed? The powerline adapter where one is plugged into the wall and router, and the second one is plugged into the wall and computer; or just a USB wireless N adapter? Thanks :D Shran
Here's a nice list of alternatives: [url=http://resources.intenseschool.com/now-that-logmein-is-no-longer-free-what-are-some-free-alternatives-available/]http://resources.intenseschool.com/now-that-logmein-is-no-longer-free-what-are-some-free-alternatives-available/[/url] Any others that you've found?
Hi all, Your friendly Andorian again :D. I have a second computer, and it just flat out will not turn on. At all. I don't mean it won't boot up, I mean it won't even power up. When I plug in the power source, the power light blinks orange, but that's all it does, even if I don't actually press the power button, as soon as I plug it in it just blinks orange every second or so. I've checked the bios battery, and all the cables, nothing is loose or missing. Any ideas? Thanks, Commander of the Kumari :D
[i][u]Summary: CryptoLocker has infected an estimated 250,000 victims, demands an average $300 payout, and is trailing millions in laundered Bitcoin. Dell SecureWorks' new paper sheds light on the unstoppable ransomware[/u].[/i] Dell SecureWorks estimates that CryptoLocker has infected 250,000 victims. The average payout is $300 each, and millions in laundered Bitcoin have been tracked and traced to the ransomware's money runners. Spreading like wildfire from offices to homes, it arrives in email attachments (or over infected networks) to aggressively encrypt all files on a system (including mapped drives, Dropbox files, and all locally connected, network-attached, or cloud-based storage) - while an ominous onscreen timer demands payment within 72 hours. Mess with the files or decline to pay and forget about ever opening your files again. To date, no one has successfully defeated CryptoLocker. The Windows-only ransomware has held rapt the attention of malware fetishists since its f
If you think you receive a lot of unwanted email each day, spare a thought for Hotmail user David S. Peck of Fresno, California. He’s the owner of an email account that received thousands of unwanted messages, as Gmail went down for a few hours last week. As Sarah Perez from [url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/24/gmail-glitch-is-causing-thousands-of-emails-to-be-sent-to-one-mans-hotmail-account/]TechCrunch reported[/url], a bizarre glitch in Google’s search results meant that users hunting for Gmail could find themselves sending an email to Peck’s Hotmail address instead. Clicking on the “Email” link in the Google search results for “Gmail” took Gmail users directly to a compose message form, pre-filled with Peck’s Hotmail address. In time, Google confirmed that the bizarre bug was not related to the [url=http://mashable.com/2014/01/24/gmail-down-012414/]downtime[/url] which affected Gmail and Google Plus on Friday, but the timing seems unfortunate. Especially for David S Peck, who
Hi'ya peeps! I've just got a Kobo Touch e-reader (£30 through the Money Saving Expert website!) and have been trying to connect it to the web but don't know which password to use, there is a password and a passphrase on the router and (as instructed by Virgin help) I've tried putting the passphrase (wireless settings) in but it dosen't accept it; not sure if I should try the password (super hub settings) in case I somehow muck things up. Yet again, any help would be brill. :@
Hi everyone, My Dell laptop is now needing a new battery but I cannot for the life of me find the info that I need to purchase one. I do have info that I thought would be enough but when I enter these when searching for my particular battery I always get 'no results found' etc. Using the Dell system info I have: battery name GK2X60 manufacturer name LGC-LGC2.2 type LION battery serial number 27782 designed capacity % 36 current charge %
[b]The "fastest ever" broadband speeds have been achieved in a test in London, raising hopes of more efficient data transfer via existing infrastructure.[/b] Alcatel-Lucent and BT [url=http://www3.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLd4x3tXDUL8h2VAQAURh_Yw!!?LMSG_CABINET=Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2014/News_Article_002988.xml]said speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved[/url] during their joint test - enough to send 44 uncompressed HD films a second. The test was conducted on a 410km (255-mile) link between the BT Tower in central London and Ipswich. However, it may be many years before consumers notice any effect. But the breakthrough is being seen as highly important for internet service providers (ISPs), as it means a greater amount of information can be sent through existing broadband infrastructure, reducing the need for costly upgrades. "BT and Alcatel-Lucent are making more from what they've got," e
I'm BACK! I wasn't sure where to post a question about my wife didn't have her little green checkmarks, and I did. I went to the Automated Agent at the bottom of the home page, and they not only made several suggestions, but they FIXED the problem. That does bring up a good question, where is the proper place to go with questions?
"3D Systems announced a deal with Hershey's Thursday to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other edible products." "In a statement, 3D Systems said making printers that print chocolate is a good way to help the relatively new technology go mainstream. Hershey sees it as a great delivery system for its products." [url=http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/16/technology/3d-printer-chocolate/index.html]Full Article[/url] As an occaisonal amatuer homemade chocolate maker, I love this idea! I do believe I have finally found a 3D printer that I REALLY crave! :)
I keep getting a pjijtcutre of a camera and scanner on my bar at the bottom. It says: interactive services detection. No matter how many times I close it, it pops back up. I have run webroot several times on several days. It does not catch anything. The details say: program or device reqesting attention message titile: mirosoft visual C++Runtime Library program path: C:windowssystem32spoolsv.exe recived: today Any ideas what the heck is going on?
The massive [url=http://www.cesweb.org/]International CES[/url] trade show in Las Vegas wraps up tomorrow, but most major tech sites have already selected who they think are the big winners in each major tech category. Digital Trends is one such tech site. You can check out their full list of winners [url=http://www.digitaltrends.com/ces/best-of-ces/]here[/url], but I'll also include a few brief highlights based off their selections below. [list] [*]LG seems to be a Digital Trends favorite at CES 2014, taking top honors in their 'Home Theater (Video)' and 'Computing' categories. DT were particularly impressed with the company's 77-inch curved OLED TV, calling it 'simply the most awesome TV we've ever seen'. Likewise, the LG Ultra PC took top honors in the 'Computing' category thanks to its ultra-slim profile, light weight, and 1080p IPS display, among other features. [*]While there were many smartphone announcements, none were from the major players like Samsung, HTC, or Moto
2014 is upon us! As we said goodbye to 2013, we posted our top security predictions for the new year on our Threat Blog (you can [url=http://www.webroot.com/blog/2013/12/31/top-consumer-security-predictions-for-2014/]read them[/url] here in case you missed it). These predictions, coupled with all the [url=http://www.webroot.com/blog/2013/12/27/cybercrime-trends-2013-year-review/]new malware trends[/url] we saw in 2013, can only mean one thing for the average user - you need to make security a top priority in 2014...Here are 10 security resolutions to follow through on this year. Cheers! [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/7861iD8F90268BF3E9C1D.jpg[/img] (Source: PCMag) [list] [*][b]Create stronger passwords.[/b] Last October's [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Security-Industry-News/Adobe-Hacked-Credit-card-information-potentially-exposed/m-p/59117#M2309]massive Adobe breach[/url] reiterated why your password should never be som