4G: Ten Times the Speed with Twice the Risk?

By |May 16th, 2014|Categories: Mobile/Wireless Devices, Security, Tech News, Virus Alerts|Tags: , |

Time and chance overtakes us all, especially when it comes to technology. But the latest and greatest iterations aren’t always a steady stream of improvements on both ends, and can sometimes create new issues in the place of old ones.

This situation rings true when it comes to mobile phones. Ten years ago, consumers could safely place a call—albeit a slower one with less reception coverage—without worrying about putting their identity at risk. Today, consumers are likely checking Facebook, watching a video and surfing the web, in addition to making calls on improved networks. However, broadcasting information over a network using the same communication standards as the Internet may come at a price. That’s right, 4G uses the World Wide Web to transmit data, giving hackers more opportunities to intercept sensitive information.

4G is an important evolution providing amazing bandwidth enabling mobile users to stream music, […]

GammaTech’s Durabook R8300 is 13.3 Inches of Rugged Laptop

By |February 25th, 2014|Categories: Tech News|Tags: , , |

Posted 02/25/2014 at 11:47am | by Paul Lilly

A tough laptop for outdoor types

If your daily work space is on a mountain top or some other tough terrain, an Ultrabook may not be what you need. Instead, GammaTech offers a line of rugged systems, including its new Durabook R8300, a 13.3-inch notebook that’s certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G and IP64 specifications. It can withstand drops, getting wet, dust, temperature fluctuations, and other variables that are likely to occur in hostile environments.

The 13.3-inch laptop comes standard with an Intel Core i7 3555LE or Core i5 3437U mobile processor. It has two DDR3 SO-DIMM memory slots with support for up to 32GB of RAM, quick-release HDD storage capability, a mini-card slot for wireless LAN, USB 3.0, and other amenities.

“It is easy to produce a computer that works well in a climate-controlled environment, […]

Best Buy Marks Down First Generation Surface Pro 128GB to $500

By |January 31st, 2014|Categories: Tech News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Posted 01/31/2014 at 9:40am | by Paul Lilly

Sale ends on Saturday

It hasn’t even been a full year since Microsoft launched its first generation Surface Pro for $900, a price tag that undoubtedly scared off more than a few buyers. When we tested the Surface Pro, we came to the conclusion that it has “more than enough power for any casual computing need,” though cheaper and lighter solutions made it a tough sell. If pricing is all that held you back, take note that Best Buy is currently selling the original Surface Pro for $500, which is $400 off its original retail price.

Finding first generation Surface devices selling for less than the original retail cost isn’t exactly a difficult task, but as far as sale prices go, this is the lowest we’ve seen the Surface Pro with […]