Lovin’ Code

407Hackers used to be viewed as people who only lived in the shadows, did wierd stuff, at wierd times just to prove they could.  As we’ve become more reliant on our devices and the network of networks some have become more destructive while others have begun using their skills to protect governments, business and individuals.  The Black Hat conference and DefCon gave the good guys a chance to issue a scary wake up call to the world that our lives online are extremely vulnerable and that security has to be designed into software and apps at the very beginning rather being left as an afterthought or something we’ll work on…later. [Read more…]

TV Everywhere

truman1TV bundles, fixed time TV shows are for old folks.  If you’re a millenial you’ve probably shaved or cut your TV part of the cable.  If you’re a Gen X/Yer you probably never knew fixed time TV ever existed and probably didn’t have a cable to cut (that was so cathartic!).  Entertainment – anytime, anyplace, any device – is consuming 60 percent of our important Internet capacity.  Delivering all that video content are networks, stations, studios, Netflix, Amazon, independent filmmakers, YouTube/Facebook/other stars to people on their Internet connected smart 4K TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones.  If you can’t find something you want to, enjoy, need to watch you ain’t trying.  Or you’re too busy creating the stuff.  Or your battery just died on your iPhone. [Read more…]