Final Fantasy XV: The Biggest Game Leak

By Stephen Kota / November 29, 2016

Official Release Date: November 29th 2016 The official release date for the much-anticipated fifteenth installment of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XV, is November 29 of this year. The release date hasn’t, however, stopped gaming stores in Peru, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere from breaking the street date and selling the game early to eager…

The Hidden Cost of Online Video Gaming: How Much You Pay, per Hour, to Game Online

By Stephen Kota / November 18, 2016

Have you ever wonder about how much you are paying to play online gaming in your rural community where the only viable options include point to point wireless, satellite internet (not a viable choice for head-to-head video games) or 3G and 4G LTE wireless? Well, join me for some data driven dollars and sense information.…

Data & A Movie: How Streaming a Movie on Your Tablet Can Cost You up to $28

By Stephen Kota / November 10, 2016

For folks who have transition to country living, watching your favorite movie(s) is just not that simple anymore. You must now consider the cost of the actual rental plus the cost of your allocated monthly block of data from your satellite internet or wireless internet service provider. A typical streaming rental will put you out…

Smart Car Security: New Encryption Protocols Let Self-driving Cars Decide How to Thwart Attacks

By Stephen Kota / November 5, 2016

Self-driving cars rely on internet-connected computing systems to navigate from place to place. These sophisticated systems allow the car to, among other things, respond immediately to map updates, but being internet-connected also makes these vehicles vulnerable to cyber attack. To protect self-driving systems, engineers at Google Brain – Google’s artificial intelligence division – recently built…

The 10 Dangers of Self-Driving Cars & How Engineers Are Solving Them

By Stephen Kota / November 4, 2016

Designers, engineers, investors, and technology experts all agree that self-driving cars are the next step in the natural progression of automotive technology toward better, safer vehicles. That doesn’t mean, however, that the transition will be seamless. Here are the ten challenges that builders of self-driving cars are still grappling with: Cars are weapons. Whether they’re…

How to Secure Your Internet of Things Devices from Hackers

By Stephen Kota / October 30, 2016

More people are using the Internet of Things (IoT) than are taking adequate security measures to protect their devices from breaches, according to research by the Berkeley Research Group (BRG). The BRG found that 85% percent of organizations use the IoT in their operations, but just 10% of organizations have an IoT security strategy [1].…

Car Hacking Development: Hackers Take Remote Control of a Tesla

By Stephen Kota / October 28, 2016

A few weeks ago, the independent security research team Keen Security Lab managed to hack into the autopilot mode of a Tesla Model S and take control of the vehicle from a computer as far as 12 miles away. Researchers at Chinese-based Keen Security Lab spent several months uncovering multiple vulnerabilities that put the Tesla…

Internet Connected Farm in a Shipping Container?

By Stephen Kota / October 18, 2016

Can you imagine an internet connected farm in a shipping container? If Farmville wasn’t enough to convince you that there is a lucrative intersection between internet-connected technology and farming, let Freight Farms do the talking. This AgTech Start-up builds climate controlled shipping containers for hydroponic growing projects. Farmers can monitor and control the internet-connected, hydroponic…

Synching Devices on Wireless Networks: How Mobile Broadband Can Support the IoTs.

By Stephen Kota / October 9, 2016

Synching – synchronizing multiple devices to share information automatically – is a basic feature of the high-volume device network known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT synchs (or connects) devices like watches, cars, suitcases, computers, phones, headphones, heating systems, and home security systems so that the user can automate or control everyday items…

AgTech Advancements Use Mobile Broadband to Grow Crops

By Stephen Kota / October 5, 2016

Despite the pastoral vision of farmers many city people hold, agriculture has always been a dynamic, innovative industry. Luddites work with age-old agricultural techniques – like, for example, altering the genome of a crop gradually by taking seeds from only the best specimens for replanting – that constantly push the field of agriculture forward. While…

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