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Peter Vogel

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Teacher | Network Admin | Journalist | Technology Enthusiast | CERN HST2011

Occupation: Teacher: Physics, Information and Commmunications Technology; Journalist; Network Administrator; Amateur Radio Operator

Followers: 51,624

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Russell Bateman16,736testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
NASA3,047,354Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008295  
Peter Vogel51,624Canada celebrates its 145th birthday. Events take place in most communities across the land. The time shown is for fireworks shows that will take place in major centres.  (In case you are wondering, this is just a blatant excuse to test Google's new Event feature)Canada Day2012-07-01 22:30:0054  

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2017-02-06 15:07:37 (20 comments; 8 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

How Google fought back to protect one of the Internet's most well-known security sites.

If you are into security, you know the name Krebs. Now we have the story about how Google took the Krebs site into protective custody, as it were.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/how-google-fought-back-against-a-crippling-iot-powered-botnet-and-won/

Most reshares: 11

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2017-02-04 18:23:12 (3 comments; 11 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 


Now this is cool.

via +Michael Cooke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ1hF_-cubA&sns=tw

Most plusones: 37

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2017-02-15 00:54:31 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Proud to have son presenting at RSAC today.

Proud father to have son @domvogel presenting a session at the big RSA Conference in San Francisco today.

https://www.rsaconference.com/


Latest 50 posts

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2017-02-20 04:24:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

This video clip will have you rethinking everything you know about robots.

Quite entrancing.

https://www.facebook.com/techcrunch/videos/10154657938667952/

This video clip will have you rethinking everything you know about robots.

Quite entrancing.

https://www.facebook.com/techcrunch/videos/10154657938667952/___

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2017-02-19 20:56:40 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

SpaceX pulls off successful launch from historic launch pad.

Sends Dragon spacecraft on journey to deliver supplies to International Space Station. And successfully lands Falcon rocket back on ground.

http://www.space.com/35760-spacex-rocket-launch-landing-success-nasa-pad.html

SpaceX pulls off successful launch from historic launch pad.

Sends Dragon spacecraft on journey to deliver supplies to International Space Station. And successfully lands Falcon rocket back on ground.

http://www.space.com/35760-spacex-rocket-launch-landing-success-nasa-pad.html___

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2017-02-18 15:45:47 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

The human mind and quantum physics.

Is there a link? Fascinating piece.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170215-the-strange-link-between-the-human-mind-and-quantum-physics

The human mind and quantum physics.

Is there a link? Fascinating piece.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170215-the-strange-link-between-the-human-mind-and-quantum-physics___

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2017-02-17 23:59:31 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Businesses stockpiling Bitcoin in case they are hit with ransomware.

Kaspersky Lab, estimates that a new business is attacked with ransomware every 40 seconds.

Yes, you read that correctly. Here's why.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article133394179.html

Businesses stockpiling Bitcoin in case they are hit with ransomware.

Kaspersky Lab, estimates that a new business is attacked with ransomware every 40 seconds.

Yes, you read that correctly. Here's why.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article133394179.html___

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2017-02-17 03:55:43 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Google steps up its Chrome warning for potentially malicious sites.

Note that "dangerous" warning on this fake PayPal site.



Google steps up its Chrome warning for potentially malicious sites.

Note that "dangerous" warning on this fake PayPal site.

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2017-02-16 20:40:03 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Apple tries again to take on Amazon, Roku, others.

With a fifth generation of its Apple TV streamer.

Let's face it, streaming TV is still a bit of the wild west. Some channels work today, and are nowhere to be found tomorrow.

Want to watch CNN on your Roku streamer? Good luck with that? I am in Vancouver BC. Want local stations on your streamer? Again, good luck with that. You might find one channel.

And think of how many actions are needed to switch channels on your streamer's remote.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-16/apple-vowed-to-revolutionize-television-an-inside-look-at-why-it-hasn-t

Apple tries again to take on Amazon, Roku, others.

With a fifth generation of its Apple TV streamer.

Let's face it, streaming TV is still a bit of the wild west. Some channels work today, and are nowhere to be found tomorrow.

Want to watch CNN on your Roku streamer? Good luck with that? I am in Vancouver BC. Want local stations on your streamer? Again, good luck with that. You might find one channel.

And think of how many actions are needed to switch channels on your streamer's remote.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-16/apple-vowed-to-revolutionize-television-an-inside-look-at-why-it-hasn-t___

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2017-02-16 03:00:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Facebook takes a shot at the jobs-resume business which is largely monopolized by Microsoft's LinkedIn.

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-adds-job-listings-to-take-on-linkedin-glassdoor-2017-2?op=1

Facebook takes a shot at the jobs-resume business which is largely monopolized by Microsoft's LinkedIn.

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-adds-job-listings-to-take-on-linkedin-glassdoor-2017-2?op=1___

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2017-02-15 16:35:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Munich may revert to Windows / Microsoft after decade running Linux.

Decision not without controversy.

Reversion would occur in 2021.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-champion-munich-takes-decisive-step-towards-returning-to-windows/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=387160

Let's just say that it is not coincidental that Microsoft moved its German headquarters to the Bavarian city.

Munich may revert to Windows / Microsoft after decade running Linux.

Decision not without controversy.

Reversion would occur in 2021.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-champion-munich-takes-decisive-step-towards-returning-to-windows/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=387160

Let's just say that it is not coincidental that Microsoft moved its German headquarters to the Bavarian city.___

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2017-02-15 14:49:58 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

An even nicer satellite orbital data viewer.

http://apps.agi.com/SatelliteViewer/

Thank you +Ted Driver for this one.

An even nicer satellite orbital data viewer.

http://apps.agi.com/SatelliteViewer/

Thank you +Ted Driver for this one.___

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2017-02-15 06:28:19 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Stuffin.space

Yes, Stuff In Space. Wonderful resource. For years I have used JTrack3D, a NASA resource site, to show satellite orbits, particularly geosynchronous orbits, to my Physics 12 classes.

Unfortunately, NASA shut down JTrack3D, and, over the past year, another excellent replacement, ISat, has also disappeared.

This evening I learned about stuffin.space. Tomorrow I will once again be able to demo satellite orbits to my students!

http://stuffin.space 

Stuffin.space

Yes, Stuff In Space. Wonderful resource. For years I have used JTrack3D, a NASA resource site, to show satellite orbits, particularly geosynchronous orbits, to my Physics 12 classes.

Unfortunately, NASA shut down JTrack3D, and, over the past year, another excellent replacement, ISat, has also disappeared.

This evening I learned about stuffin.space. Tomorrow I will once again be able to demo satellite orbits to my students!

http://stuffin.space ___

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2017-02-15 06:27:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Stuffin.space

Yes, Stuff In Space. Wonderful resource. For years I have used JTrack3D, a NASA resource site, to show satellite orbits, particularly geosynchronous orbits, to my Physics 12 classes.

Unfortunately, NASA shut down JTrack3D, and, over the past year, another excellent replacement, ISat, has also disappeared.

This evening I learned about stuffin.space. Tomorrow I will once again be able to demo satellite orbits to my students!

http://stuffin.space

Thanks to +Michael Vogel for finding this resource for me.

Stuffin.space

Yes, Stuff In Space. Wonderful resource. For years I have used JTrack3D, a NASA resource site, to show satellite orbits, particularly geosynchronous orbits, to my Physics 12 classes.

Unfortunately, NASA shut down JTrack3D, and, over the past year, another excellent replacement, ISat, has also disappeared.

This evening I learned about stuffin.space. Tomorrow I will once again be able to demo satellite orbits to my students!

http://stuffin.space

Thanks to +Michael Vogel for finding this resource for me.___

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2017-02-15 00:54:31 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Proud to have son presenting at RSAC today.

Proud father to have son @domvogel presenting a session at the big RSA Conference in San Francisco today.

https://www.rsaconference.com/


Proud to have son presenting at RSAC today.

Proud father to have son @domvogel presenting a session at the big RSA Conference in San Francisco today.

https://www.rsaconference.com/
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2017-02-14 03:05:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Near-record close for Microsoft (MSFT).

Bringing its market cap to just a shade under $500 billion.

Microsoft and Apple have a combined current value of almost $1.2 trillion.

Near-record close for Microsoft (MSFT).

Bringing its market cap to just a shade under $500 billion.

Microsoft and Apple have a combined current value of almost $1.2 trillion.___

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2017-02-13 21:32:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Bitcoin a little more grown up?

The valuation still swings wildly, compared to major currencies, but the magnitude of those swings is diminishing.

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-02-13/bitcoin-might-just-be-growing-up

Bitcoin a little more grown up?

The valuation still swings wildly, compared to major currencies, but the magnitude of those swings is diminishing.

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-02-13/bitcoin-might-just-be-growing-up___

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2017-02-13 21:17:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Record close for AAPL on iPhone 8 optimism and record order of OLED screens from Samsung.

Puts the market cap at just under $700 billion. 

Record close for AAPL on iPhone 8 optimism and record order of OLED screens from Samsung.

Puts the market cap at just under $700 billion. ___

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2017-02-13 20:59:56 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The changing face of journalism: and the success that the NY Times is finding on the digital front.

Perhaps its a Trump presidency spillover, but the NYT is slowly reinventing the face of journalism.

Here's how.

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/new-york-times-digital-journalism/

The changing face of journalism: and the success that the NY Times is finding on the digital front.

Perhaps its a Trump presidency spillover, but the NYT is slowly reinventing the face of journalism.

Here's how.

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/new-york-times-digital-journalism/___

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2017-02-13 15:19:18 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Google Maps rolls out Lists.

Save and share favourite places. Appearing on Android and iOS today.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/13/google-maps-lets-you-save-and-share-favorite-places-with-launch-of-lists/

Google Maps rolls out Lists.

Save and share favourite places. Appearing on Android and iOS today.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/13/google-maps-lets-you-save-and-share-favorite-places-with-launch-of-lists/___

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2017-02-13 05:16:35 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Cleaning out the basement.

A Compaq Presario 433 Model 200. Well, the original box. The unit itself is still upstairs, fully functional. At the time it was quite the all-in-one unit. It was a unit that came out as a crossover between MSDOS and Windows, and it included something called Tabworks. Notice that 3-year warranty. Check out the third photo with some of the key specs.

Cleaning out the basement.

A Compaq Presario 433 Model 200. Well, the original box. The unit itself is still upstairs, fully functional. At the time it was quite the all-in-one unit. It was a unit that came out as a crossover between MSDOS and Windows, and it included something called Tabworks. Notice that 3-year warranty. Check out the third photo with some of the key specs.___

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2017-02-13 01:30:48 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Washington State's Mount Baker as seen from Vancouver

Here are a couple of shots of Mount Baker, taken just moments ago, near sunset, looking east towards the mountain from here in British Columbia, looking over the Langley, BC area.


Washington State's Mount Baker as seen from Vancouver

Here are a couple of shots of Mount Baker, taken just moments ago, near sunset, looking east towards the mountain from here in British Columbia, looking over the Langley, BC area.
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2017-02-12 19:30:42 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Want to see the International Space Station pass overhead?

Class A pass of the #ISS over #Vancouver today (February): 5:53 PM, 4 min, W to E. Look straight up at 5:55 pm. There it will be. Very bright.

http://www.isstracker.com/



Want to see the International Space Station pass overhead?

Class A pass of the #ISS over #Vancouver today (February): 5:53 PM, 4 min, W to E. Look straight up at 5:55 pm. There it will be. Very bright.

http://www.isstracker.com/

___

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2017-02-12 15:53:32 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Given up on proxy VPN services for your Netflix hit from other countries?

TurboBeacon may do the trick. Canadian startup says Netflix can't block its device.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/netflix-turbobeacon-unblocking-crackdown-1.3976891

Given up on proxy VPN services for your Netflix hit from other countries?

TurboBeacon may do the trick. Canadian startup says Netflix can't block its device.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/netflix-turbobeacon-unblocking-crackdown-1.3976891___

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2017-02-12 05:32:56 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Quantum entanglement and the freedom-of-choice loophole.

A mind-bending look at a new experiment designed to test entanglement.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/spooky-action-at-a-distance/516201/?utm_source=fbb

Quantum entanglement and the freedom-of-choice loophole.

A mind-bending look at a new experiment designed to test entanglement.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/spooky-action-at-a-distance/516201/?utm_source=fbb___

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2017-02-12 05:15:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

It's Doctor Tim Cook now. And, yes, AR is a big deal he says.

The Apple CEO picks up an honorary doctorate and follows up with a Q and A with 1100 students in Glasgow. Here's some of what he had to say.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/apple-tim-cook-boss-brexit-uk-theresa-may-number-10-interview-ustwo-a7574086.html

It's Doctor Tim Cook now. And, yes, AR is a big deal he says.

The Apple CEO picks up an honorary doctorate and follows up with a Q and A with 1100 students in Glasgow. Here's some of what he had to say.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/apple-tim-cook-boss-brexit-uk-theresa-may-number-10-interview-ustwo-a7574086.html___

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2017-02-10 19:34:47 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 


Samsung's Chromebook Pro gets a thorough review.

Weak point: Android apps. Other than that, the reviewer loves the machine, due on shelves in April.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/samsungs-chromebook-pro-a-thoughtful-marriage-of-android-and-chrome-os/


Samsung's Chromebook Pro gets a thorough review.

Weak point: Android apps. Other than that, the reviewer loves the machine, due on shelves in April.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/samsungs-chromebook-pro-a-thoughtful-marriage-of-android-and-chrome-os/___

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2017-02-10 18:50:14 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Music streaming is a tough business. Pandora's revenue up 17% YoY.

Shares sink 4% though.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/09/pandora-falls-4-on-earnings-news/

Music streaming is a tough business. Pandora's revenue up 17% YoY.

Shares sink 4% though.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/09/pandora-falls-4-on-earnings-news/___

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2017-02-10 14:55:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gets a thorough review.

Weak point: Android apps. Other than that, the reviewer loves the machine, due on shelves in April.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/samsungs-chromebook-pro-a-thoughtful-marriage-of-android-and-chrome-os/

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gets a thorough review.

Weak point: Android apps. Other than that, the reviewer loves the machine, due on shelves in April.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/samsungs-chromebook-pro-a-thoughtful-marriage-of-android-and-chrome-os/___

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2017-02-09 18:12:58 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Google combines teams from YouTube Music and Google Play Music.

Goal may eventually be a single music app and a simplification of Google's confusing music landscape.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/8/14547842/youtube-music-google-play-music-merge-combine

Google combines teams from YouTube Music and Google Play Music.

Goal may eventually be a single music app and a simplification of Google's confusing music landscape.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/8/14547842/youtube-music-google-play-music-merge-combine___

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2017-02-09 18:06:30 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Be skeptical of those mobile VPN apps.

Very skeptical.


https://www.wired.com/2017/02/beware-mobile-vpns-arent-safe-seem/ 

Be skeptical of those mobile VPN apps.

Very skeptical.


https://www.wired.com/2017/02/beware-mobile-vpns-arent-safe-seem/ ___

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2017-02-09 02:40:49 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

The looming threat of #smartphone #ransomware.

It's pretty rare for now though.

http://www.consumerreports.org/digital-security/smartphone-ransomware-a-looming-threat/

The looming threat of #smartphone #ransomware.

It's pretty rare for now though.

http://www.consumerreports.org/digital-security/smartphone-ransomware-a-looming-threat/___

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2017-02-09 02:12:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Is consumer VR today's 3D TV?

Anecdotal evidence suggests concern about the adoption of VR services may be warranted.

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-closing-200-oculus-best-buy-pop-ups-poor-store-performance-2017-2?op=1

Is consumer VR today's 3D TV?

Anecdotal evidence suggests concern about the adoption of VR services may be warranted.

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-closing-200-oculus-best-buy-pop-ups-poor-store-performance-2017-2?op=1___

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2017-02-08 18:36:03 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

30 years ago today, Canadian astronomer Ian Shelton spotted a supernova.

It was a momentous discovery.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/30-year-anniversary-supernova-1987a

30 years ago today, Canadian astronomer Ian Shelton spotted a supernova.

It was a momentous discovery.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/30-year-anniversary-supernova-1987a___

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2017-02-08 14:50:04 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Android apps for Chromebooks.

Especially those in education domains. A guide to what we know so far.

http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.ca/2017/02/android-on-chromebooks-here-are-some.html

By +David Andrade

Android apps for Chromebooks.

Especially those in education domains. A guide to what we know so far.

http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.ca/2017/02/android-on-chromebooks-here-are-some.html

By +David Andrade___

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2017-02-08 14:33:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Facebook launches Community Help, an expansion of its Safety Check.

Going live today in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India.

http://www.recode.net/2017/2/8/14544518/facebook-safety-check-update-community-help

Facebook launches Community Help, an expansion of its Safety Check.

Going live today in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India.

http://www.recode.net/2017/2/8/14544518/facebook-safety-check-update-community-help___

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2017-02-08 14:26:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Spotify and AccuWeather team up to produce weather-attuned music content and playlists.

Yes, you read that correctly. So no sambas while it is snowing outside, and expect "Listen to the rhythm of the pouring rain" by The Cascades more often here in the Vancouver area.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/07/spotify-and-accuweather-team-to-match-music-mood-and-monsoons/

Spotify and AccuWeather team up to produce weather-attuned music content and playlists.

Yes, you read that correctly. So no sambas while it is snowing outside, and expect "Listen to the rhythm of the pouring rain" by The Cascades more often here in the Vancouver area.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/07/spotify-and-accuweather-team-to-match-music-mood-and-monsoons/___

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2017-02-08 05:09:19 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Forget smartphones. The big growth is in feature phones.

Really? What is a feature phone, you ask? Read on.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-07/smartphones-have-an-unexpected-new-rival

Forget smartphones. The big growth is in feature phones.

Really? What is a feature phone, you ask? Read on.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-07/smartphones-have-an-unexpected-new-rival___

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2017-02-07 23:43:45 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

CryptoLocker in the form of a Canada Revenue Agency email.

Better act fast, the email says, or you could lose 3-25% of your monthly earnings. Lots of grammatical issues. And the option to unsubscribe!

What do you get when you click through? Well, a screen inviting you to take action and view that tax invoice and then the payload is dropped, a Word doc file. You need to enable macros to execute the payload program, and that's it. Your files are encrypted and you receive a demand note to have them unlocked.

Or, as in my case, you look at this on a Chromebook and wonder who falls for this stuff!


CryptoLocker in the form of a Canada Revenue Agency email.

Better act fast, the email says, or you could lose 3-25% of your monthly earnings. Lots of grammatical issues. And the option to unsubscribe!

What do you get when you click through? Well, a screen inviting you to take action and view that tax invoice and then the payload is dropped, a Word doc file. You need to enable macros to execute the payload program, and that's it. Your files are encrypted and you receive a demand note to have them unlocked.

Or, as in my case, you look at this on a Chromebook and wonder who falls for this stuff!
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2017-02-07 05:12:00 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

What you need to know when considering LED lighting for your home.

Light temperature, dimming, fixture type. It can get tricky.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/five-things-to-consider-before-buying-led-bulbs/

What you need to know when considering LED lighting for your home.

Light temperature, dimming, fixture type. It can get tricky.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/five-things-to-consider-before-buying-led-bulbs/___

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2017-02-07 01:23:35 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

The shady side of smart TVs.

FTC levies a punitive fine (well, technically it is a no-fault settlement) on Vizio for collecting highly specific data through its smart TVs, without the owners' consent.

Case is seen as a test and a warning to manufacturers.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/6/14522582/vizio-ftc-lawsuit-tv-viewing-habits-tracking-privacy

The shady side of smart TVs.

FTC levies a punitive fine (well, technically it is a no-fault settlement) on Vizio for collecting highly specific data through its smart TVs, without the owners' consent.

Case is seen as a test and a warning to manufacturers.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/6/14522582/vizio-ftc-lawsuit-tv-viewing-habits-tracking-privacy___

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2017-02-06 15:07:37 (20 comments; 8 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

How Google fought back to protect one of the Internet's most well-known security sites.

If you are into security, you know the name Krebs. Now we have the story about how Google took the Krebs site into protective custody, as it were.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/how-google-fought-back-against-a-crippling-iot-powered-botnet-and-won/

How Google fought back to protect one of the Internet's most well-known security sites.

If you are into security, you know the name Krebs. Now we have the story about how Google took the Krebs site into protective custody, as it were.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/how-google-fought-back-against-a-crippling-iot-powered-botnet-and-won/___

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2017-02-06 00:24:42 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft tries another tactic to take on Chromebooks.

Windows 10 Cloud. Yes, a cloud-based OS that could allow the company to compete with the wildly successful Chromebook platform.

https://mspoweruser.com/early-version-of-windows-10-cloud-leaks/

Microsoft tries another tactic to take on Chromebooks.

Windows 10 Cloud. Yes, a cloud-based OS that could allow the company to compete with the wildly successful Chromebook platform.

https://mspoweruser.com/early-version-of-windows-10-cloud-leaks/___

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2017-02-05 21:59:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Amazon email scam.

I'll get on this right away! Looks somewhat believable. Check out the screen shots. The bottom line is the credit card details. Fill that in and you are done!

By the way, that long URL ends with "payforgoodjob.net".


Amazon email scam.

I'll get on this right away! Looks somewhat believable. Check out the screen shots. The bottom line is the credit card details. Fill that in and you are done!

By the way, that long URL ends with "payforgoodjob.net".
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2017-02-05 03:23:41 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Mike Elgan's security worries of the week.

Several of these you've seen me mention in this space over the past month or two. Here's his take on the likes of Meitu, Family Tree Now and digital finger prints.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3165397/security/5-shocking-new-trends-threaten-your-personal-data.html

Via +Darren Yung

Mike Elgan's security worries of the week.

Several of these you've seen me mention in this space over the past month or two. Here's his take on the likes of Meitu, Family Tree Now and digital finger prints.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3165397/security/5-shocking-new-trends-threaten-your-personal-data.html

Via +Darren Yung___

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2017-02-04 18:23:12 (3 comments; 11 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 


Now this is cool.

via +Michael Cooke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ1hF_-cubA&sns=tw


Now this is cool.

via +Michael Cooke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ1hF_-cubA&sns=tw___

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2017-02-03 19:06:05 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Google takes action to halt Gmail use on older operating systems and Chrome browsers.

General Gmail use will be affected, starting February 7, on machines running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or older versions of Chrome.

According to the release from Google, this action is being taken for security purposes. However, the release also says that Gmail may revert to a simplified version on such machines.

More here:

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/030217/you-wont-be-able-to-use-gmail-from-february-8-confirms-google.html

Google takes action to halt Gmail use on older operating systems and Chrome browsers.

General Gmail use will be affected, starting February 7, on machines running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or older versions of Chrome.

According to the release from Google, this action is being taken for security purposes. However, the release also says that Gmail may revert to a simplified version on such machines.

More here:

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/030217/you-wont-be-able-to-use-gmail-from-february-8-confirms-google.html___

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2017-02-03 15:03:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Staggering employment growth at #Amazon.

More than 30% in 2016 alone.

The growth alone, in 2016, is greater than Microsoft's entire workforce. And to think that five years ago the total employee count was just 32000.

http://www.geekwire.com/2017/amazon-soars-340k-employees-adding-110k-people-single-year/

Staggering employment growth at #Amazon.

More than 30% in 2016 alone.

The growth alone, in 2016, is greater than Microsoft's entire workforce. And to think that five years ago the total employee count was just 32000.

http://www.geekwire.com/2017/amazon-soars-340k-employees-adding-110k-people-single-year/___

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2017-02-02 21:33:41 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Amazon dips on earnings miss.

It's been quite a ride. Today's quarterly report has the stock down in after-the-bell electronic trading.

Amazon dips on earnings miss.

It's been quite a ride. Today's quarterly report has the stock down in after-the-bell electronic trading.___

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2017-02-02 14:43:53 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

This morning's email bank scam.

Supposedly from TD Commercial Asset Management. The email refers to an expiration of an authentication device and a need to resynchronize. Instruction are provided in an attached PDF. The link in the PDF points to a .ru domain.

Check out the relevant screen shots.



This morning's email bank scam.

Supposedly from TD Commercial Asset Management. The email refers to an expiration of an authentication device and a need to resynchronize. Instruction are provided in an attached PDF. The link in the PDF points to a .ru domain.

Check out the relevant screen shots.

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2017-02-02 03:40:52 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

American Express email scam.

Usual scam. Your account was used elsewhere and by someone other than the cardholder. Here the reference is to China. The unwitting reader is directed to "visit here" to "safeguard" the account. As the screen shots show, the reader is then directed to provide the usual card information, along with typical security question answers. The scammer in this case is using the somewhat believable domain "fraud-americanexpress.com." That domain was registered today, as you can see in the WhoIs record. 

American Express email scam.

Usual scam. Your account was used elsewhere and by someone other than the cardholder. Here the reference is to China. The unwitting reader is directed to "visit here" to "safeguard" the account. As the screen shots show, the reader is then directed to provide the usual card information, along with typical security question answers. The scammer in this case is using the somewhat believable domain "fraud-americanexpress.com." That domain was registered today, as you can see in the WhoIs record. ___

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2017-02-01 23:50:37 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

FB spikes after the bell on earnings report.



FB spikes after the bell on earnings report.

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2017-02-01 20:16:59 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Apple closes in on all-time high.

After earlier references to "peak-Apple", and of news about iPhone production cutbacks, it seems that Apple is not the has-been some analysts were claiming. To be sure there is still uncertainty over the Apple Watch, and iPad sales continue to decline, but Apple's cash hoard is bigger than ever. 

Apple closes in on all-time high.

After earlier references to "peak-Apple", and of news about iPhone production cutbacks, it seems that Apple is not the has-been some analysts were claiming. To be sure there is still uncertainty over the Apple Watch, and iPad sales continue to decline, but Apple's cash hoard is bigger than ever. ___

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