A veteran of the great console wars of the ’90s, Jovan honed his tech skills dissecting his father’s tools and gadgets. When he’s not busy imposing order and discipline on the KommandoTech cohort, he enjoys making music in his shed, playing JRPGs, and writing hard sci-fi. Jovan is a bona fide hardware surgeon capable of dismantling his laptop and putting it back together in a matter of minutes. With a couple of screws left over, of course.
China’s Bans Foreign Software and Hardware for Government PCs
Chinese government to dump foreign hardware & software by 2022   All government computers in China will be purged of foreign hardware and software in the coming three years. Ordered by the government in Beijing, the ban
DOJ repeals historic antitrust decree in film industry
The Justice Department has announced that it will review the Paramount Decrees, which are outlined in the 1948 settlement of a suit charging movie studios with monopolistic control over movie theaters. The Supreme Court ruled
Disney prioritizes ‘creative instincts’ when greenlighting projects
Netflix proudly describes itself as a data-driven company that relies on analytics to create TV content that will please subscribers. A glance at the company’s achievements demonstrates that the approach works. Nonetheless,
Hackers target 100+ nursing homes in ransomware attack
A ransomware attack has hit a tech services provider, locking more than 100 nursing homes out of patient records, payroll systems, and medication-ordering services. Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Virtual Care Provider notified cli
Microsoft releases developer guidelines for dual-screen apps
Microsoft doesn’t expect to ship its Surface Duo and Surface Neo before the 2020 holiday season, but it is already helping developers prepare software designed for two-screen use. Both the Duo and the Neo will feature Micros
Russia to ban sale of devices lacking Russian software
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, has approved legislation banning the sale of smartphones, computers, smart TVs, and other devices that do not have Russian software installed on them. The ban applies not only to Russian-made gear, but to electronics man
Commerce Dept. OKs Windows sales to Huawei, but not Android
Microsoft is one of roughly 70 companies granted a limited trading license with Huawei by the U.S. Department of Commerce.   The license was granted after the Commerce Department said in July that it would allow some manufac
Researchers develop tactile sensor based on vision tech
A tactile sensor that uses cameras instead of pressure pads to measure the force being applied to a surface has been demonstrated by researchers at ETH University of Zurich. The technology could service as the basis for soft r
Corsair Announces the iCue LS100 Smart LED Strips
Corsair Components has introduced a line of smart LED strips to provide ambient lighting for PCs and media installations. Corsair’s LS100 smart lighting strips use the company’s iCUE software to customize and synchronize l