Bad Things Come in Small Packages; Good Things Come in No Packaging at All We at Tech Essentials had been hoping to have at least a one-week respite from any talk of COVID, and we were sooo close this week…until I saw an article about a British mathematician who calculated that, based on there being two […]
Let’s Ring in a New Era of Privacy? The German philosopher, Hegel, wrote (and I’m paraphrasing here) that history is merely a never-ending series of reactions to reactions. Once a thing is done, there is an inevitable reaction to it and then a reaction to that and so on.
How to Say ‘Leave Me Alone’ without an ‘Opposite Shock’ A year ago, there was a sudden “shock” to the world that caused mass disruption in people’s normal routines, forcing an uncomfortable behavioral change for most. This pandemic-induced shift to an isolated work-from-home (WFH) routine should become a shibboleth once vaccines flow freely. But perhaps […]
Your Face is Your Password Biometric data may soon be replacing passwords on a large scale. We’re not just talking about fingerprints. Google, Samsung and Apple, among others, are working to integrate eye scans, face and head shape, voice recognition and even body movement into their security features. The new iPhone 8 will offer some […]
Most technology (software and biotech) entrepreneurs and R&D engineers that toil over pioneering true innovation have come to know Alice. Alice is quite moody, and those that have invested buckets of sweat and their cash savings into creating new innovation in America now pray that Alice’s moodiness does not someday cause all of their hard […]
Bitcoin has Forever Expanded the Market of Currency Speculators, Perhaps the Fundamental Change that will Support Crypto-Currencies into the Future Main street is certainly paying attention to Bitcoin, as just days after it dropped precipitously, it bounced to new highs — incredible highs. And, with people comforted that they can sell their Bitcoin and convert […]
5-Star Reviews for Sale! As Tech Essentials readers hunker down for holiday online shopping, it’s a good time to remind you what to consider before you make that final click to purchase. Do you trust the reviews you read online and believe all the comments when they are all overwhelmingly positive and the product has hundreds of […]
The Thrill of a Live Experience Why do humans prefer live events vs. recorded ones, even though recorded, tape delayed or on-demand events provide the same sensory experience?
2018 was a busy year in the cyber world; in particular, in the areas where we focus — messaging security, privacy compliance, e-delivery and eSign productivity.
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