The Problem With AMP

AMP, Instant Pages and similar convenience features are nothing but a gilded cage. “Make no mistake. AMP is about lock-in for Google. AMP is meant to keep publishers tied to Google. Clicking on an AMP link feels like you never even leave the search page, and links to AMP content are displayed prominently in Google’s news carousel. This is their response to similar formats from … Continue reading The Problem With AMP

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

Gorilla Glass 5 should be in widespread production by the time this is posted that has superior qualities, but it’s still interesting to note the production and use of Sapphire in our technology. “Once valued only as a gemstone, sapphire is now an engineered material with a wide variety of industrial uses. These two article have concentrated on its use in mobile devices for everything … Continue reading The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

[Guide] Budget Home Server Upgrade (Pt. 3): NAS Follow Up

Time for an update – It’s been more than 3 years now since I set up my Dell T5500 home server in it’s current form and in short, it’s been running like a dream. Just one of the RAID drives failed over time, which I’ll outline below, I will also go into detail about the current hardware setup and VM services running, the addition of … Continue reading [Guide] Budget Home Server Upgrade (Pt. 3): NAS Follow Up

We Are Hopelessly Hooked

On technological addiction in our age, the problem of our time. I think we reached peak human in 2015 sometime, from there it was all downhill. “Of course, posting to Facebook or Instagram also contributes to the global accumulation of FOMO. What Eyal describes, without seeming fully to appreciate it in human terms, is a closed cycle of anxiety creation and alleviation. What are others … Continue reading We Are Hopelessly Hooked

Controlling vehicle features of Nissan LEAFs across the globe via vulnerable APIs

An older article from about 12 months ago, but still interesting nonetheless. I’m writing this now in Jul/2016, and by the time it gets published in Jan/2017, I’m certain that there will be multiple high-profile remote security breaches in cars (like the Jeep one from last year). Automobile manufacturers are notoriously bad at in-car technology, but are desperate to add the latest tech and apps, … Continue reading Controlling vehicle features of Nissan LEAFs across the globe via vulnerable APIs

This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’

Think of how insecure the average computer is, how quickly software stops getting security updates and the constant battle to keep it from being compromised. Then imagine the lowest common denominator, far simpler and less secure ‘smart devices’ that are treated as disposable appliances and updated as such, but with the same internet and local network access as computers. The security of your network is … Continue reading This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’

Reminisciences Of An Adtech Operator

Great read from an advertising insider who has since had an attack of conscience. “In order for things to become better, two kinds of behavior change are required. One is where the advertising technology industry creates a safe and efficient environment where advertisers can invest on media, without being affraid of further alianeting internet users, or supporting large scale cybercrime and espionage. The other is … Continue reading Reminisciences Of An Adtech Operator