Many people wonder how to recycle their old computer equipment when it becomes so much electronic waste (or e-waste). With the advent of numerous mobile devices and the rapid development of technology, a lot of waste is produced. Be it from defunct devices, or broken ones, the peoples' constant need for new stuff creates a lot of spare parts and, namely, junk. [caption id="attachment_1864" align="alignnone" width="681"] Old computers quickly become so much massive junk.[/caption] Environmental regulations make it illegal to dispose of electronic waste in the trash. Furthermore, one should refrain from this solely because it is so destructive to the environment. Silicon boards and other computer "chips" are manufactured with a lot... --..
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Nowadays just about all new computers, tablets, and smartphones come with a wireless technology built in called Bluetooth. Bluetooth allows for your device to sync up wirelessly to another device within 30 feet’s distance. Any LA computer repair expert can help you with all the technical details, but this article will cover the basics...
EarpiecesThis type of wireless connection has many different functionalities in the real world, but one of the most common uses is for earpieces used in tandem with smartphones. As there are still a lot of unknowns... --
Since their initial concept, development, and implementation, computers and computer services have come a long way in only 70 years. Aside from the technology advancing in simply its own accord, these developments have shaped the world into what it is today and has ushered in the "Information Age." [caption id="attachment_1857" align="alignnone" width="640"] Early computers took up a lot of space[/caption] The computer went from research equipment in a massive warehouse to a device that can be held in one hand. Communications and infrastructure improved along with the hardware, putting the world in the position it is in today: one of instant data access, greater education, an endlessly developing encyclopedia on the internet, and... --..
Knut has the worst luck, and he just doesn't understand it. He has a liquid spill to deal with on his notebook and now he is hating life. After all, you walk into almost any coffee shop anywhere and every single table is occupied by someone typing away on a laptop while they munch their scones and drink their coffee. You’d think it would happen to more people. He spilled his coffee all over his laptop. It’s a disaster, of course. And it is so easy to prevent. Just a few easy steps. The easiest solution, of course, would be to never have anything consumable close to the computer ever. No water or... --..
December 15 2009, a picture was taken of Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon's mother, along with the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg outside the Home Office in Westminster. The two were there to protest against the extradition of McKinnon to the US on charges of computer fraud. Eight years earlier, McKinnon had hacked into Pentagon and Nasa networks repeatedly using the name "Solo." [caption id="attachment_2309" align="aligncenter" width="640"] picture via The Daily Record[/caption] McKinnon sufferes from Asperger's Syndrome and was living with his girlfriend in 2001 in a flat in north London. He was suffering through a bout of depression being without a regular job, and he spent most of his time alone in a room on his computer. Upon... --..
Fars News Agency, a semi-official Iranian news network reported Sunday that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps recently breached the security and hacked into 29 websites, all of which are affiliated with US espionage networks. They stated, "The hacked websites acted against Iran's national security under the cover of human rights activities." It did not disclose any details of the attacks. The 29 websites involved were identified in a statement released on a website operated by the Revolutionary Guards. The Internet has been used by Iranian opposition groups before, specifically by those who contested the results of last year's elections there in order to organize demonstrations and share information about protests and arrests. The Revolutionary Guards are a... --..
Skinput is a system from Carnegie Mellon's Chris Harrison that monitors acoustic signals on your arm to translate gestures and taps into input commands. Just by touching different points on your arm, hand, or fingers you can tell your portable device to change volume, answer a call, or turn itself off. Even better, Harrison can couple Skinput with a pico projector so that you can see a graphic interface on your arm and use the acoustic signals to control it. Courtesy of slashdot.com... --..
A federal judge on Monday ordered the Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on its students to stop activating the cameras in school-issued MacBook laptops. According to the original complaint, Blake Robbins was accused by a Harriton High School assistant principal of 'improper behavior in his home' and shown a photograph taken by his laptop as evidence. In an appearance on network television last Saturday, Robbins said he was accused by the assistant principal of selling drugs and taking pills — but he claimed the pictures taken by his computer's camera showed him eating candy. Also on Monday, the company selling the software used by the school district to... --..
The world's largest mobile phone carriers say they're joining forces to make it easier for software developers to write apps that will run on as many phones as possible. The "Wholesale Applications Community" announced Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is an attempt to retake the initiative from phone makers like Apple and Nokia, which have applications stores of their own. Google is also building a significant store for its Android software. U.S. carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA are... --..
[caption id="attachment_2073" align="alignnone" width="640"] The United States Capitol Building[/caption] The House passed a new cybersecurity bill with an overwhelming majority vote. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, H.R. 4061 has a number of interesting provisions. Representative Michael Arcuri, a Democrat of New York who sponsored the bill called cybersecurity the 'Manhattan Project of our generation' and estimated the US needs 500 to 1,000 more 'cyber warriors' every year in order to keep up with potential enemies. The new bill 'authorizes one single entity, the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to represent the government in negotiations over international standards and orders the White House office of technology to convene a cybersecurity university-industry... --..