Communications

The Trouble With Travel: Hotel WiFi

As I have mentioned previously, I travel a lot for work as a sales engineer.  I am all over the US visiting customers and most of my stays are at least one night, if not for close to a week.  That means I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms and working on both […]

Cutting the chord...Why are people doing it?

Source: eMarketer Lowers US TV Ad Spend Estimate Cord Cutting Accelerates   What cord you ask, well it’s the cord to their cable providers. According to eMarketer, a leading research firm out of New York, by the end of 2017, 22.2 million Americans will be cord cutters. That number is up 33% from 2016’s total of […]

AIM will be discontinued on December 15, 2017 - AOL Help

For 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger has been a challenger in the chat client software arena.  The service has had it’s share of good times and bad times, however, it has stuck around for quite a while showing that there were many people who still enjoyed to chat using an interface that was simple and […]

Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 | Reuters

Facebook Messenger Kids requires parents to set up an account and approve their children’s contacts. Source: Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 In an attempt to grab a share of the adolescent chat client space, Facebook is introducing a messenger app for kids under 13.  As is clearly evident, their research shows […]

FCC Set To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rules

Net Neutrality regulations were put in place to ensure that our service providers are nothing more than carriers of our data services. Over the years in which these regulations have existed, which began sometime in the early 2000s, providers have repeatedly disregarded them or used excuses to cover up their actions. It is clear that […]

Career Advice: Hoarding vs Helping

One subject I felt I really wanted to share on the subject of career advice is information hoarding. In my career I have seen all types of people with so many different personalities. One personality type that I have never worked well with is information hoarders. There are some people who feel their value is […]

Voice Assistants and Smart Homes: Who's watching and listening?

I have been reading articles across the Web over the last few months pertaining to connected home assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.  People are stirring up a range of emotions related to espionage and wiretapping.  It appears that everyone is concerned about willingly placing a wiretap in their home.  For a search giant, […]