Monthly Archives: November 2015

Install Greenhouse | Expose Political Corruption

Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress and highlights key election races. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size […]

Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach Source: Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach

When children are breached—inside the massive VTech hack | Ars Technica

I suspect we’re all getting a little bit too conditioned to data breaches lately. They’re in the mainstream news on what seems like a daily basis to the point where this is the new normal. Certainly the Ashley Madison debacle took that to a whole new level, but when it comes to our identities being […]

Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose […]

Facebook quizzes: What happens to your data? – BBC News

Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry? Source: Facebook quizzes: What happens to your data? – BBC News

On path to extinction: 6 smartphones with a stylus sidekick

For better or worse, the stylus may very well be on its path to extinction, saved only by Samsung’s ultra-successful Galaxy Note line of phablet devices. Indeed, what was once a smartphone staple is now barely seen accompanying them on their journey from manufacturing plants, to retailers, to consumers’ homes. And it’s almost entirely touchscreen’s […]

Digital Death and Afterlife Online Services List | The Digital Beyond

The Digital Beyond maintains this list of online services that are designed to help you plan for your digital death and afterlife or memorialize loved ones. These services come in all flavors including digital estate services, posthumous email services and online memorials. Source: Digital Death and Afterlife Online Services List | The Digital Beyond

Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to find out | ZDNet

The Get Windows 10 app lets you register for a free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. But it also keeps a list of potential upgrade issues you might need to deal with. Here’s how to check your own compatibility report Source: Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to […]

Keeping Mac OS and data on separate drives | Macworld

It is. In the past you’d copy your Home folder to the other drive and then point to it via symbolic links but that’s no longer necessary. When setting up your new Mac I’d do this. Source: Keeping Mac OS and data on separate drives | Macworld

How to make your own Fusion Drive | Macworld

It isn’t too difficult to make your own version of Apples Fusion Drive, and it can give you a nice speed boost without taking away from storage. Source: How to make your own Fusion Drive | Macworld

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