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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

From Porn Sites to Starbucks Wi-Fi, CPUs Are Getting Hijacked to Mine Cryptocoins

Gizmodo--It’s one thing to wake up and discover that you missed the boat on a cryptocurrency boom that’s making a handful of people very wealthy. It’s another thing to find out that your computer is making someone else rich while it gives you poor performance and jacks up your electricity bill. With the spread of cryptojacking, that infuriating scenario is happening to more people.
December 14, 2017 Go to Gizmodo

Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password

The Hacker News--This Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Easily Steal Your Apple ID Password
October 11, 2017 Go to The Hacker News

iPhone 8: Apple’s Middle Child

WSJ--Where does the shiny new iPhone 8 fit in when there’s a flagship iPhone X and cheaper iPhone 7 models for sale?
September 27, 2017 Go to WSJ

30 Things Wrong With Bodega, the Most-Hated Startup In America

CityLab--Why do tech wizards hate being human?
September 14, 2017 Go to CityLab

With Torrent Sites Facing the Heat, Pirates Get Creative

NDTV Gadgets360.com-- As crackdown on torrent sites continues around the world, people who are pirating TV shows and movies are having to get a little more creative. Cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Kim Dotcom's Mega are some of the popular ones that are being used to distribute copyrighted content, according to DMCA takedown requests reviewed by Gadgets 360.
September 07, 2017 Go to NDTV Gadgets360.com

This VR cycle is dead

TechCrunch--"...the war is no longer trying to discover who is Betamax and who is VHS, now they’re just trying to ensure that high-end VR doesn’t turn out to be LaserDisc."
September 03, 2017 Go to TechCrunch

How I replicated an $86 million project in 57 lines of code

Medium--When an experiment with existing open source technology does a “good enough” job
August 30, 2017 Go to Medium

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

CNET--Before you decide to sell your unwanted iPhone, consider finding other ways to put it to good use.
August 26, 2017 Go to CNET

FCC is reconsidering its speed threshold for broadband access

Light Reading--The very definition of consumer broadband service is evolving, and not just because the FCC is reconsidering its speed threshold for when Internet access legally becomes broadband access.
August 25, 2017 Go to Light Reading