Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Latest Firefox Release is Faster than Ever

With the introduction of the new Firefox Quantum browser in 2017 we changed the look, feel, and performance of our core product. Since then we have launched new products to complement your experience when you’re using Firefox and serve you...

/ May 21, 2019

Competing without a Marketing Budget: When All You Have is a Product

This is a story about the power of a good landing page, PR efforts, and marketing strategy. The refreshing twist here is that instead of explaining how I did all of these things amazingly well, I’ll walk through how my...

/ May 17, 2019

The Ongoing Fiasco and Mysterious Afterlife of QuadrigaCX

I’d say you were a little late to the cryptocurrency party if you haven’t heard about the ongoing catastrophe that’s been QuadrigaCX these past six months. QuadrigaCX was (note the past tense) Canada’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange. During last...

/ May 12, 2019

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s...

/ May 5, 2019

10 OOP Design Principles Every Programmer Should Know

The Object-Oriented Design Principles are the core of OOP programming, but I have seen most of the Java programmers chasing design patterns like Singleton pattern, Decorator pattern, or Observer pattern, and not putting enough attention on learning Object-oriented analysis and design....

/ May 5, 2019

Watch Rocket Lab launch its second orbital mission of 2019 late tonight

Fast-growing launch provider Rocket Lab is launching its second orbital payload of the year late tonight by our reckoning, early in the evening at the launch site in New Zealand. It will carry three experimental satellites to low Earth orbit,...

/ May 4, 2019

Ledger Users Just Dodged a Bullet. Or Did They?

On April 25, Ledger cast a tweet to warn its users of a dangerous malware that replaces the Ledger Live application through a “fake update.” This incident highlights a critical flaw faced by most popular hardware wallets like Trezor and Ledger....

/ April 29, 2019

Sending severed heads, and even more PR DON’Ts

This week, I published a piece called the “The master list of PR DON’Ts (or how not to piss off the writer covering your startup).” The problem, of course, with writing a “master list” is that as soon as you...

/ April 28, 2019

Top 10 skills of developers in 2019

Top 10 Skills of Developers in 2019 A decent developer is a huge rarity. The problem is not even in the poor knowledge of programming language, but in an integrated approach. The modern developer should not only comprehend, but also integrate...

/ April 28, 2019

Huawei Still Has Friends in Europe, Despite US Warnings

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned US allies in February against using technology built by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, going so far as to suggest the US might stop sharing intelligence with countries whose communications infrastructure rely on Huawei’s...

/ April 26, 2019

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas, announced it has raised money from a SoftBank initiative. HAPSMobile,...

/ April 25, 2019

Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

President Donald Trump tweeted invective at Twitter again this morning, but this time Jack Dorsey took the conversation off-platform to the White House. In other news, a controversial US Census question creates some strange bedfellows, and a “blockchain bandit” is...

/ April 24, 2019

10 Most Used Nginx Commands Every Linux User Must Know

Nginx (pronounced Engine x) is a free, open-source, high-performance, scalable, reliable, full-featured and popular HTTP and reverse proxy server, a mail proxy server, and a generic TCP/UDP proxy server. Nginx is well known for its simple configuration, and low resource...

/ April 23, 2019

John Legend Is Your New Google Assistant—Listen for Yourself

Google started an unusual artificial intelligence experiment this month. If you instruct its Siri-style virtual assistant to “talk like a Legend,” it will speak in a simulacrum of the smooth sound of Grammy-winning crooner John Legend. The singer helped demonstrate...

/ April 22, 2019