Snapdragon 855 and 8cx Qualcomm announced the Snapgradon 855 and Snapdragon 8cx in early December at their annual Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The 855 is a smartphone processor and the 8cx is a new chip for laptops running Windows or ChromeOS. Qualcomm has the 835 and 850 being used in Windows ultrabooks to provide […]
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In this episode of Serious About Tech, I talk about the new phones, foldable devices, and wearables announced recently. So this episode is a different format than previous podcast episodes because I basically compiled a bunch of news from the last month or so and talked about it. Let me know if you like or […]
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Microsoft released some new Surface-branded devices on October 2, 2018 at a low-key event in New York City, and I brought Colin Smith from the Universal Windows podcast to talk about it. What was released was the following: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. About the Guest Colin Smith […]
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Microsoft’s Surface Go Microsoft released a new tablet on July 10, 2018, called the Surface Go. It is a smaller device than their larger Surface tablets and laptops, while maintaining their great quality look and feel. The Surface Go is priced at $399 for a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, or $549 for […]
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Bezel-less phones are definitely the newest trend in the smartphone industry. More and more smartphone manufacturers are making phones with smaller and smaller bezels. Because of this craze, Apple and other phone companies have put a notch into the display in order to house the many sensors and front-facing camera that we still need. Having […]
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Cellphone Carriers, Part 2: CDMA and GSM are very different technologies, but also have some things in common. LTE is the newer wireless standard that is now widely adopted worldwide. Asus Dual-screen laptop At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus announced the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580. This laptop is an ultrabook that has top-of-the-line […]
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Cellphone Carriers, Part 1: Recent Changes Recently, US carriers have went “unlimited.” However, they still throttle speeds down, or only give so much LTE data before throttling to 2G or 3G speeds. Speeds on LTE in the US have improved overall in the last few years, with T-Mobile leading the speed jumps. The other carriers […]
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Mobile World Congress – New Phones From February 26 to March 1, with some companies’ announcements outside that time-frame, Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, California. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus The day before Mobile Word Congress, Samsung announced their new Galaxy phones: the S9 and S9 Plus. These phones are much like […]
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We now know who’s behind the Mirai Botnet. What is a botnet? It is a network of compromised IOT devices and unsecured computers and routers that is controlled by a few central servers that hackers use to attack more devices, and eventually take down other networks and websites through a DDOS attack. The Mirai botnet […]
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Google announced new devices on October 4. These include the Pixel 2 phones, Pixelbook, Home Mini, Home Max, and Google Clips camera. Google Pixel Phones The new Pixel 2 smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, were products from this event most waited for. The new phones run Android 8.0 Oreo […]
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Cortana and Alexa… Friends? Cortana and Alexa are now able to talk to each other, giving you cross-compatibility from Echos to Windows PCs. You can say to Alexa, “Alexa, open Cortana”, and you can give commands that Cortana will understand. The same works with Cortana, “Hey Cortana, open Alexa.” iPhone X Apple announced the […]
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Sorry for not having an episode in July. I have been very busy (but haven’t we all?). Bose headphones may spy on you through the Bose app. Bose was caught collecting data about what you listen to with your Bose wireless headphones. They could do this because of their app, which users could use […]
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I have been wanting to have someone on the show, so I asked Jim Collison to come on to Serious About Tech! to talk about teenagers using technology. Teenagers should be using technology in more than a consumption manner. Most teens is this day and age only use technology as a consumer. Most do […]
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Announcements We want to know what you want us to talk about! Send us feedback. Windows Creators Update The Windows Creators Update is an update for Windows 10 that will bring 3D Paint, game mode, and extra privacy settings to Windows. It will come in mid April 2017. LastPass LastPass had a security […]
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