Motherboard Bits that Bite

A recent post by Bloomburg has recently gone viral, it reports that Amazon and Apple (A&A) were hacked by using compromised hardware manufactured in China. Allegedly, microchips the size of a pencil tip were embedded in the motherboard of thousands of servers used by A&A. These servers were made by a company called Super Micro.

The Right to Healthcare

Due to my own naivete, I am currently 1 of about 50 million uninsured Americans. I recently changed jobs and did not realize that there is a 3 month waiting period to be eligible for my employer’s insurance. Currently, 15.5% of the American population is without health insurance, that means about 1 in 7 people

No Strings Attached

Both Valve and Oculus recently announced that their wireless version of virtual reality is finally within reach. The VIve Wireless Adapter will cost you $299 in addition to the Vive VR headset ($499 for the Vive or $799 for the Vive Pro ) – and don’t forget about a powerful VR capable computer! However, I

Brave Browser

The Brave browser was built to reward content creators, block annoying ads and increase security while browsing the web. The idea is to allow advertisers and consumers to pay the content creators directly without going through a middleman. Google and Facebook currently take 73% of all ad dollars so a majority of the money is

Burger Bot

Today it’s a novelty to see a robot flipping a burger, or in this case, making the entire thing. However, in the future, we will see a reversal of these roles. It’s going to be a pleasant surprise to consistently find exactly what you ordered in the bag. Humans are prone to errors especially when

Virtual Realty

It’s 8 AM and you stop to talk to one of your coworkers before a meeting, after the meeting you finish the rest of your work and call it a day. At this point, most people would have to drive back home, but at eXp Realty you simply log out of the virtual world where

The Great American Streetcar Scandal

The internet always loves a good conspiracy, even more so when it’s true. A lot of people in the US realize that public transportation isn’t where it should be, especially when compared to other countries. Yet, it seems few know that there was a massive conspiracy to tear down the infrastructure of the public transportation

Learning to Learn the Guitar

I know a lot of technophiles that are into music so I’d like to share what I’ve learned during my guitar-playing journey. When I first started learning guitar I picked up an intro to guitar book and they had me playing sheet music right away. Rarely, did it sound anything like music and I gave

Decentralized Data Storage

Data-storage is a multibillion-dollar business and there are a lot of companies clawing their way into the industry. The key is making it secure, fast, and affordable – usually, you’re told to pick just one or two. As we push more data into the hands of the gatekeepers (Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook) we are relinquishing

Mesh Network

It’s 2014 and the Chinese government is beginning to censor the internet because thousands of pro-democracy supporters took to the streets to challenge limitations of voter rights. Usually, the loudest voices in this scenario would be quickly silenced, however, an app called FireChat is beginning to shift some of the power back to the people.