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.
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, executives in charge of the new Disney+ streaming service say they woul
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 clients of the attack the day after it was discovered. About 20% of the co
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 Microsoft’s foldable-screen technology that allows apps to expand to full w
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 manufactured by other countries.
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 manufacturers to resume sales to the Chinese telecommunications giant, previou
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 robotic skins or prosthetics that use computer vision algorithms instead
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 lighting effects. The $120 LS100 starter kit includes a controller, t
Patent Application Provides Apple Watch Wristband Preview
Smart wristbands may be on the menu for Apple Watch users in the near future. A patent filing discovered by intellectual property watchers at Patently Apple shows that the company is developing a wristband with multiple electromyography sensors embedded into it.  Physicians use EMG sensors to
AMD launches $49 Athlon CPU with integrated GPU
AMD has introduced the Athlon 3000G, a dual-core, quad-thread processor based on its Zen+ architecture. The processor comes with integrated Vega 3 graphics and 4 MB of L3 cache. The chip has its own cooler and support for DDR4 RAM up to 2,933 MHz. A minor performance boost over AMD’s previous v
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