Tech Tips

Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality vs Mixed Reality

The line between the virtual world and reality continues to break down, providing awe inspiring experiences that, not so long ago, could only be found in the imagination of sci-fi writers. Virtual Reality (VR) has been the “next big thing” for several years, but its time to shine has finally come. VR is a way…
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Mission Soccer Balls for Belize Schools

I'll be going on Mission 14 to the Stann Creek District in Belize to take school supplies to schools in need.  This will be my 7th Mission with Rotary, and we help between 20-25 schools with each trip.  We send a 40' container down with books, chairs, tables, computers, book shelves, play mats, and toys.…
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2019: Year of Ransomware

This year at the Transform 2019 - GrayMatter’s annual Industrial Intelligence Conference - which took place at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, ransomware was the lead discussion. It is said that over the past decade energy, water and waste water systems, food and agriculture, chemical, commercial facilities and transportation systems are among the top commonly targeted corporations for…
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Microsoft Excel Shortcuts

Here are some shortcuts that you can use to maximize your workflow to maintain an efficient Excel experience. General Program Shortcuts Press: Ctrl+N: To create a new workbookPress: Ctrl+S: To save a workbookPress: F12: To open the Save As dialog boxPress: Shift+F11: To insert a new worksheetPress: Shift+F9: To calculate active worksheets Press: Ctrl+Z: To undo an actionPress: Ctrl+Y: To redo an…
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FaceApp Security Concerns

After going viral, users are being urged to delete FaceApp – the popular app that will take a photo and use several filters to adjust the image. The Russian-made app is posing security concerns due to the terms of service giving them rights to access and use your data! Upon downloading this app, the user…
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CPU War: AMD vs. Intel

Your CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of your computer. If you’re into the PC gaming scene or have shopped for a new desktop or laptop within the last decade, you’re no stranger to the nomenclature; i3, i5, i7 and the most recent – i9. If you’re not sure what these designations mean, check…
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Password Protection

A well-structured password is critical in protecting your security and identity while online. Two-factor authentication is a free feature which can be enabled on some of your most important accounts – banking, social media, etc. This technique adds one extra step to your login process but provides you with powerful protection against cyber crime. If…
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Tips to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

Over time, clutter begins to accumulate your hard drive. The main culprit (if you have mechanical hard drive) is fragmentation. Clearing these types of files can be critical to your system’s performance. Restarting your computer regularly (but not too often!), can resolve performance issues but that alone may not do the trick. Often, there are…
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Website Safety

With the times becoming more and more digitized, we cannot often afford to avoid a medium that encompasses so much of our news and communication. The internet has become engrained into our culture, but despite the many advantages it has, there is one major drawback: hacking. You open yourself up to being “hacked” every time…
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ZombieLoad – A Microarchitectural Data Sampling Vulnerability

Researchers from Graz University of Technology have recently discovered a flaw in the microarchitecture of Intel’s chipset. ZombieLoad, which exploits a vulnerability in Intel’s hyperthreading technology as an attack vector, allows third party agents to execute code on your machine without your knowledge or consent. While ZombieLoad cannot be remotely executed on your machine (meaning,…
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