Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

April 10, 2014 7:42 pm
nasdaq:

Phil Libin CEO of Evernote - ‘Silicon Valley is filled with people who believe they can rule the world without owning a tie’ #foundersNY @evernote (at NASDAQ MarketSite)

nasdaq:

Phil Libin CEO of Evernote - ‘Silicon Valley is filled with people who believe they can rule the world without owning a tie’ #foundersNY @evernote (at NASDAQ MarketSite)

April 9, 2014 10:45 pm
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Here’s the article I’m guessing everyone has actually been looking for in regards to the Heartbleed issue.  It is understandable that not all sites have reported their status as doing so prior to patching the vulnerability increases their risk of attack.  Nonetheless, please look here for the list of sites who are now secure and who you never had to worry about.  It is important to change your passwords on these sites and any others where you used the same password as they may have been taken.

7:09 pm April 8, 2014 10:39 pm
Urgent security update

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…

I’m guessing most people have heard about this by now.  This is an issue on the server-side so don’t change your password unless instructed by that site to do so.  Changing it before they have patched the issue just leaves your new password equally vulnerable.

April 7, 2014 11:43 pm
"Humans now are trained to scan for the most important bits of information and move on, like how we read online. But that’s not how you’re supposed to read Moby Dick, or Middlemarch. Longer sentences require concentration and attention, not a break to check Twitter every 45 seconds. The Internet, and how it has changed our reading habits, is making it difficult for people, particularly young people, to read classic works of literature because our brains are trained to bob and weave from one piece of writing to the next. And 600 pages is just so many pages, you know? Pagination is like, the worst thing to happen to my life, and without a “Read All” option? Melville definitely needed a UX developer."
9:14 pm 6:26 pm
analyticisms:

Not too surprising but interesting to see which social networks are mostly mobile.

analyticisms:

Not too surprising but interesting to see which social networks are mostly mobile.

12:15 am April 6, 2014 11:05 pm
thisistheverge:

Exclusive: this is Android TV Google’s plans for the living room come into focus with a simple TV interface, apps, and games

The end of the article says it perfectly, unless there is direct integration with Chromecast, as in it gets this skin, I’m not buying. I’m not getting Roku or any of the other set-top boxes, why would I shell out for this?

thisistheverge:

Exclusive: this is Android TV
Google’s plans for the living room come into focus with a simple TV interface, apps, and games

The end of the article says it perfectly, unless there is direct integration with Chromecast, as in it gets this skin, I’m not buying. I’m not getting Roku or any of the other set-top boxes, why would I shell out for this?

April 3, 2014 9:57 pm
futuramb:


Forget Innovation, Who Is Your Chief Disruption Officer? Patrick Hanlon, forbes.com
I am sit­ting in the back seat of a taxi­cab in New York City. The traf­fic is Mid­town, stuck bumper to bumper.
“Every­thing is turned upside down!” the cab­bie shouts, pump­ing his arm up and down in the air. “Five years ago it was not like…

A relevant and increasingly important question… And maybe a title to remember for the future “CDO - Chief Disruption Officer”

futuramb:

Forget Innovation, Who Is Your Chief Disruption Officer?
Patrick Hanlon, forbes.com

I am sit­ting in the back seat of a taxi­cab in New York City. The traf­fic is Mid­town, stuck bumper to bumper.

“Every­thing is turned upside down!” the cab­bie shouts, pump­ing his arm up and down in the air. “Five years ago it was not like…

A relevant and increasingly important question… And maybe a title to remember for the future “CDO - Chief Disruption Officer”

(via emergentfutures)