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Wikileaks Says Your TV Can Spy On You – Is It True?

This week marked another one of those Wikileaks data dumps, and this one’s got consumers in a panic. In a nutshell, Wikileaks says that thanks to some CIA and MI5 hi-jinks, your TV can spy on you. And so can your phone, your computer…pretty much any device with a microphone or videocam. But is it […]

Amazongeddon II: Checking Amazon Server Status

#Amazongeddon II, The Force Stays Asleep, happened today. In other words a bunch of Amazon’s servers went down, resulting in a temporary interruption in Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, other Amazon services, and an interruption or slowdown in service for lots of other sites whose software also resides on those servers. I’ve written about checking Amazon […]

Disney Infinity Game Ends in 2017

This week Disney announced it is discontinuing its Infinity videogame in a gradual phase-out, and has scheduled a final shutdown in March of 2017. If you’ve got this game in your household, it’s a good idea to stop investing in any more game-related purchases now. And if you’ve been thinking about buying the game or […]

Wrap Your E-Z Pass In Foil Before Returning It

People who use those automatic toll road payment gizmos: today’s post is for you.     An exposé carried out by the news team at WIVB4 in New York revealed that when consumers mail their E-Z Passes back for a replacement, update or for any other reason, the E-Z Pass continues to log toll roads […]

Date Change & 3rd Party Repairs Can Kill Your iPhone

Many consumers have recently learned the hard way that doing either of these two things is a great way to render your iPhone useless.   Changing Your iPhone’s Date Back To 1970 Or Earlier Will NOT Load A Retro Apple Theme… …but it will kill your iPhone. Wired had this to say about it: The […]