Hardware

Monday links

Half of all exploits target JavaOnce upon a time, Microsoft was the favorite target of malware developers. As Microsoft improved the defenses in its software, though, cybercrooks moved on to easier pickings. Adobe was a prime target for a while, but Adobe followed Microsoft’s lead and made its software more secure as well. According to […]

Quote of the week

Simplicity is also a key draw for Chromebooks. They just work, assuming you have an Internet connection available, and stay out of your way far better than Windows PCs and the Linux netbooks of old.—Brad Chacos at PCWorld

Monday links

Here’s 10 things I did before I wrote this blog post title. What happened next will shock youWhat a crap title, eh? Just the worst. But this kind of linkbait garbage is rampant on our internet – that’s yours and my internet, people – and we’re promoting their chicanery by spreading their links—Scott Hanselman makes […]

Monday links

Is the Internet a Mob Without Consequence?The immediacy and fast pace of the Internet can be magical. But when someone makes a comment that the masses disagree with, a mob with 140-character pitchforks can develop in seconds and the Internet can become terrifyingly bellicose—At the New York Times, Nick Bilton writes about mob violence on […]

Monday links

When Google closes the Nest deal, privacy issues for the internet of things will hit the big timeGoogle intends to buy a connected thermostat that knows when you’re home and where you are within it. Given Google’s quest to index all the world’s information, this deal should jumpstart the conversation about privacy and the internet […]

Monday links

How Bluetooth 4.1 and BLE Will Drive New InnovationBluetooth 4.1 and its revolutionary low-energy function (BLE) will find its way into fitness gadgets, medical devices, connected home, retail stores, and more—Tim Bajarin at PCMag Is 2014 the Year of the Connected Home?Claire Cain Miller writes at the New York Times Bits blog about the future […]

Monday links

A Lexicon of the Internet, Updated by Its UsersAt the New York Times, Jenna Wortham writes about the Urban Dictionary Let go of that laptop: the ultimate guide to making a tablet your main computerThe “laptop killer” of tablets has yet to emerge, but you can still configure a slate that puts your laptop out […]