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March 26, 2015
by sjvn01
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Most popular US web browsers, according to the federal government

We finally have some clear, objective data on which web browsers and operating systems are the most popular in the United States. Thanks to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), we now know that over the last 90 days, … Continue reading

March 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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The best Chromebook ever: Google’s 2015 Pixel

I didn’t just buy Google’s new Chromebook Pixel. No, I bought the high-end model with the 5th-generation, 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-5500U processor with 16GBs of memory and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for $1,299. And, I’m not the only … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read “secured” web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the … Continue reading

March 2, 2015
by sjvn01
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How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook Simultaneously

Chromebooks are pretty darn handy. Even some hardcore Windows users now acknowledge that a Chromebook might be just what you need for work. But, as great as Chromebooks are, and as much progress as Google has made in getting “Web-only” … Continue reading