Internet-connected home security: What can go wrong?

Internet Connected Home Security Systems: What Can Go Wrong?

“What can go wrong?” is a blog series on the risks associated with using “Internet of Things” smart devices like phones, cars, webcams and voice control devices like Amazon Echo. Home monitoring and security systems sales are on the rise. “People are becoming more safety conscious,” says Rory Russell, owner, Acquisition and Funding Services (AFS), Kattskill … Continued


Voice Commands: What can go wrong?

Voice Command Devices: What Can Go Wrong?

 A blog series on the risks associated with using “Internet of Things” smart devices: phones, cars, webcams and voice control devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. What’s can go wrong if I get an Amazon Echo or a similar voice command device? Continuing on the potential dangers of Alexa, in this article we take an … Continued


5 apps you didn't know you needed

5 Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed

As an IT major, there are a lot of new programs that you have to learn and work with. Many students work with them for the first time at the iSchool. To help you out, here’s the five most essential apps you didn’t know you needed: Taiga Kan Ban Taiga kan ban boards helped me … Continued


What can go wrong? Android Security

Android Security: What Can Go Wrong?

What can go wrong if I order Pizza Hut from my Android device? Due to a well-publicized bug found in over 100 Android apps, when ordering Pizza Hut via the Android app the user’s password was exposed and easily could have been intercepted by a hacker. If you are like many people, you use the … Continued


amazon-alexa

Amazon’s Alexa: What Can Go Wrong?

A blog Series on the risks associated with using “Internet of Things” smart devices by Michael Wangerin What’s the worst that can happen if I get an Amazon Echo (Alexa)? This is a question that will rapidly evolve over time. Amazon appears to continuously be developing new features for the product, as Farhad Manjoo reported … Continued


Get on GitHub

Get on Github

I Did Not Thrive in IST263. Sure, HTML was straightforward enough. It was like the monochromatic storyboard sketch of web development, providing only what was necessary to push the project along. Of course, next came the oh-so-glamorous CSS, ready to jazz things up. This is already where things got a little disconcerting for me, mostly … Continued


The evolution of social media - Facebook

The Evolution of Social Media: Facebook

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004. Now, 13 years later, Facebook looks very different than it did when it started! How did Facebook start? Facebook was originally created just for Harvard University and was called “the facebook” where it only allowed Harvard University students to be members.  About a month after the initial launch the … Continued


Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think Normal Headphones has finally solved the problem!

Ever Heard of Normal Headphones? They are 3D Printed!

Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think Normal Headphones has finally solved the problem! What are Normal Headphones? Unlike any other headphone that I have ever seen or used, Normal Headphones are custom-fitted 3D-printed earphones that are made and manufactured in New … Continued


Tech Help Over the Holidays

Tech Help Over the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and we all know what that means – family, friends, and endless questions about grades, dating, and helping family members with technology. We all want to think that growing up attached to technology means we are amazing at fixing it, but here are a few tips for common issues … Continued


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Virtual Reality – The Future is Here

I believe you definitely would have heard or read about Oculus Rift and virtual reality (VR) in the past few months. Some believe that it is the next big thing, whereas some believe that it is just another passing fad. Whatever it is, VR has arrived and is here to stay. Do you know what Virtual Reality is … Continued