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 13, 2014 8:32 pm
5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

Even without Heartbleed this are pretty good suggestions.

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.

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 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 8:42 pm
This Is What You Build to Juggle 6,000 Tweets a Second | Enterprise | WIRED
March 27, 2014 12:08 am
5 More Tech Companies Ready to Supercharge Your Virtual Reality

techheat:

In the wake of Facebook’s deal to acquire Oculus VR, we take a look at what other major tech companies have planned for your virtual future. …

Via Mashable

I can only hope that the renewed interest in virtual reality is proof that the 90’s are making a comeback.

March 25, 2014 9:19 pm March 24, 2014 11:51 pm
The Tech Behind the Search for Flight MH 370

A look at some of the techniques we use today for large-scale recoveries like this.

11:47 pm
Spotify Winds Down App Directory To Focus On External Ecosystem | TechCrunch