Following up on Predictions for 2018 in Tech

On New Years Eve, 2017, we wrote an article with predictions for the 2018 year in tech.  Now that the Halloween has passed and we are in the midst of the end of the year Holiday season, now's a good time as any to reflect on those predictions, and see what we got right, and … Continue reading Following up on Predictions for 2018 in Tech

The First Recorded Cyberattack

Twins Francois & Joseph Blanc were men ahead of their time. They are quite possible the first people to hack technology in order to commit insider trading, and they got away with it! We’re talking about two guys who hacked the top-of-the-line highest tech communication networks in the world at the time they hacked it: Napolean’s … Continue reading The First Recorded Cyberattack

Wearables and Smart Watches: a Follow Up

  A few months ago, this blogger here at burgerfried wrote a post about wearable technology. Apparently, the fine folks at Reviews.com saw our post and contacted me about plugging an article of theirs reviewing smart watches, which for a nascent tech blogger like myself, should be considered an excellent opportunity to expand. However, if you … Continue reading Wearables and Smart Watches: a Follow Up

Travel Destinations for Escaping Technology and Recharging Your Inner Batteries

I know this is a tech blog, and I’m a computer nerd who spends most of my waking hours behind a screen, but every once in a while, it’s healthy to give your eyes and brain a rest and breath some fresh air. One of my passions is traveling, and I’ve been fortunate enough to … Continue reading Travel Destinations for Escaping Technology and Recharging Your Inner Batteries

Protecting Your Systems Against Social Engineering

No matter how technically secure we set our devices, systems and accounts to be, there is always a human component to any cyber security protocol. Hackers and bad actors recognize this, and often times resort to manipulating users who have access to these systems to provide the information necessary to enter through the front door. … Continue reading Protecting Your Systems Against Social Engineering

What Not to Post On Social Media

Many of the tips this blog provides are active measures to protect yourself from cyber security threats. However, sometimes less is more. You can be super secure with your security setup, then blow it all away by oversharing on social media. Here's a list of items you should avoid posting on social media sites like … Continue reading What Not to Post On Social Media

The Gap Between Technology and the Law

It is illegal for a potential employer to ask you about your religion, race, ethnicity or national origin while conducting a job interview. Discriminating against your application based on the results of those queries would be an absolute violation of your rights. However, there is nothing stopping a potential employer from looking you up on … Continue reading The Gap Between Technology and the Law

Immigration and the Talent Gap

Hello French Fries! As I have alluded to in previous posts, there is a gap in available talent in the tech industry. While it's a good thing for workers like me who can command a higher salary due to the economic theory of supply and demand, for the industry as a whole it's a drag … Continue reading Immigration and the Talent Gap

Why You Should Cut the Cord

Hello French Fries, I'm experimenting with different post formats, so today I'm going to give you a couple reasons as to why you should cut your cords and ditch cable and landline phones.   1.) Your wallet will thank you You do not need me to tell you that cable is expensive. When I moved … Continue reading Why You Should Cut the Cord

5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Sports

Hello French Fries, Today I'm going to do something different. Since the NFL playoffs are now in full swing, and since I am crunched for time, I'm going to do a fun post detailing 5 ways technology has influenced sports. 1.) Instant Replay: Like many technological innovations, Instant Replay started with the military. Two weeks … Continue reading 5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Sports