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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

Medium--Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. And yet, after
December 23, 2017 Go to Medium

From Porn Sites to Starbucks Wi-Fi, CPUs Are Getting Hijacked to Mine Cryptocoins

Gizmodo--It’s one thing to wake up and discover that you missed the boat on a cryptocurrency boom that’s making a handful of people very wealthy. It’s another thing to find out that your computer is making someone else rich while it gives you poor performance and jacks up your electricity bill. With the spread of cryptojacking, that infuriating scenario is happening to more people.
December 14, 2017 Go to Gizmodo

Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password

The Hacker News--This Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Easily Steal Your Apple ID Password
October 11, 2017 Go to The Hacker News

iPhone 8: Apple's Middle Child

WSJ--Where does the shiny new iPhone 8 fit in when there’s a flagship iPhone X and cheaper iPhone 7 models for sale?
September 27, 2017 Go to WSJ

Using Let's Encrypt with IIS on Windows

--Let's Encrypt is a new open source certificate authority that promises to provide free SSL certificates in a standardized, API accessible and non-commercial way.
September 20, 2017 Go to article

30 Things Wrong With Bodega, the Most-Hated Startup In America

CityLab--Why do tech wizards hate being human?
September 14, 2017 Go to CityLab

With Torrent Sites Facing the Heat, Pirates Get Creative

NDTV Gadgets360.com-- As crackdown on torrent sites continues around the world, people who are pirating TV shows and movies are having to get a little more creative. Cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Kim Dotcom's Mega are some of the popular ones that are being used to distribute copyrighted content, according to DMCA takedown requests reviewed by Gadgets 360.
September 07, 2017 Go to NDTV Gadgets360.com

This VR cycle is dead

TechCrunch--"...the war is no longer trying to discover who is Betamax and who is VHS, now they’re just trying to ensure that high-end VR doesn’t turn out to be LaserDisc."
September 03, 2017 Go to TechCrunch

How I replicated an $86 million project in 57 lines of code

Medium--When an experiment with existing open source technology does a “good enough” job
August 30, 2017 Go to Medium