Nextcloud screenshot (self-hosted cloud drive software)

Cloud Drive Providers Won’t Respect Your Privacy? There’s An App For That

I haven’t been using cloud storage providers much (just for a few things that aren’t important like cat photos) for multiple reasons: They won’t respect my privacy. They aren’t secure enough (usually no end-to-end encryption, despite it being simple concept, they just don’t want to do it!). Considering the leaks and hacks associated with using…

A Raspberry Pi single board computer

Raspberry Pi Power Requirements: What Size Battery Does A Raspberry Pi Need?

The power requirements of a Raspberry Pi computer are dependent on the model and usage. However, you must size your power source to accommodate the Raspberry Pi’s highest possible power usage. Afterwards, you can worry about how long your Raspberry Pi battery will last per charge. The use of a 5 Volt lithium-ion battery pack…

3D rendering of a network over planet Earth

LinkedIn: Blockchain Is The Most In-Demand Hard Skill

I have had my eye on blockchain for a few years, and came across a number of articles claiming that blockchain is a farce and that it doesn’t provide any benefits (I wrote about some of its benefits if you’re curious). Fast forward to the past few months, i’m seeing more positive articles about blockchain —…

Automotive inverter

Bestek 150W Inverter Review (MRI1511AU)

The Bestek MRI1511AU 150W power inverter is a 12VDC to 120VAC inverter (it takes 12 Volts DC from a battery and outputs 120 Volts AC for devices that require that) for cars (cigarette lighter inverter). It also provides 5V USB outputs to charge phones, tablets, cameras, and similar devices. Accuracy Of Claims: Is This Inverter…

A 120mm LED-backlit PC case fan

Thermaltake Luna 12 Review: A Quiet 120mm Case Fan

The Thermaltake Luna 12 is a 120mm (4.7-inch) axial case fan for PCs. It is twice the size of many of the case fans you’ll see in a typical microATX PC. However, that results in a greater airflow-to-noise ratio (or greater airflow-to-audible noise ratio). At its maximum speed, the Luna 12’s noise level was barely…

A smartphone (Samsung Galaxy A20s)

Got A New Android Phone? Turn On These Crucial Security Settings

If you purchased a new phone with Android 9 (also called Android Pie), you should turn on the following security settings to protect your online privacy and to help reduce the risk of hacking or identity theft. Turn On Auto Factory Reset And Lock Network Settings If you use your phone as much as most…

Smartphone with a lock and key on it

Introduction To Cryptography

Cryptography is something that we all depend on at least indirectly (it protects your online banking activity and your credit card information, passwords, and other sensitive information), but it is a complex topic and having to navigate around it as a beginner is always unpleasant. Cryptography is one of the most crucial facets of cybersecurity.…

Oculus VR headset

Facebook Is Building An Operating System

Facebook has tasked developers with the challenge of building their own operating system (OS). The company has been expanding its offerings and building experience outside of its original niche — social networking. One of which is VR — a budding industry that is likely to take off massively in the future as it provides highly…