Category: Brendan Spaar

Flying down the highway – a dream come true?

How many times have we been stuck in traffic and wished there was a way to get around the gridlock? If you’ve ever driven (or tried to) on GA 400 around Atlanta, you know what I mean. During the busiest commute times, you creep along in traffic so slowly that your GPS goes into pedestrian …

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What we can learn from the hitchBOT social experiment

Brendan Spaar reports on the latest on hitchbot from Philidelphia

Those that say that Canadians are too nice and trusting were proven correct over the weekend when a social experiment conducted by a Canadian group came to an end in the United States.  This group of Canadian researchers developed HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot, that was designed to travel from one destination to the next with …

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Supernatural tech support is actually a high paying job

Brendan Spaar does not believe that witches will protect computers

Have you ever felt like your computer was possessed?  Many computer users, including Brendan Spaar, sometimes get the feeling that glitches in their gadgets are outside of their control.  Some users go to great lengths to protect their data from corruption or theft including placing bible verses on their computer screens, saying a prayer before …

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Cloud computing killed the Infrastructure star

Brendan Spaar is a cloud engineer from Atlanta Georgia

If you  have been following technology trends for the last 3 years like Brendan Spaar has, you will notice that companies are outsourcing all of their infrastructure into the cloud.  Outsourcing once was a term used to describe moving labor overseas for cheaper more competitive cost.  Now it is not only the labor that is …

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Boeing Dreamliner 787 software could cause a software plane crash

brendan spaar warns about airplane crashes on facebook

Everyone is afraid of a terrorist crashing an airplane that they are flying on.  While this is a real threat, we should also be mindful of the software that controls these same airliners.  Brendan Spaar has learned that new airplanes rely on software now more than ever to control their flight.  Some pilots merely babysit …

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Samsung Galaxy may use retina authentication technology

Brendan Spaar has used retina scan technology

Do you remember how last year both Apple and Samsung wowed everyone with the ability to log into your phone using your fingerprint?  Well shortly after the Apple iPhone 5S was released hackers figured out how to trick the fingerprint scanner and all bets were off.  This year Samsung is toying with technology that would allow …

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Live long and prosper Leonard Nimoy

Science fiction geeks all around the world are in mourning today as they learned that Leonard Nimoy aka Spock is dead.  You may remember Nimoy playing the role of the pointy-eared half Vulcan in Star Trek.  He reprised his role in the recent JJ Abrams directed sequel movies.  What some of you may not remember …

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Albertsons hacked. Credit card info stolen.

As if the widely known hack involving Target stores last year wasn’t bad enough.  Now Albertsons and SuperValu grocery stores are reporting that they have been hacked and about 228 stores were impacted.  The security breach occurred between June 22nd and July 17th and only impacted stores in in Southern California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, …

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Texas Grandmother allegedly threatens construction workers with shotgun

And now for a little low-tech news.  A grandmother in Channelview Texas, a suburb of Houston, was none too pleased with the construction going on near her home.  Construction workers called 911 when she came out of her home and allegedly threatened them with a 12-guage shotgun.  Eleouise Adcock, the 90 year old great-grandmother, was …

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Did Microsoft just kill TechEd?

Tech enthusiasts around the globe were in shock today as Microsoft announced that it will no longer host its annual TechEd conference.  In a blog posting on the company’s social hub, Channel9, Microsoft says about the termination: “you talked and we listened.” Brendan Spaar wonders who actually asked for the end of TechEd.  In place of …

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