By now, you’ve probably heard about the “WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” virus. It was released Friday, May 12th and quickly spread to over 57000 machines in over 150 countries. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of “WannaCry” is that it’s still growing. Security analysts were able to discover a kill switch on Saturday; however, this has only slowed the spread – i.e. you are still as risk. “WannaCry” is being called the biggest ransomware outbreak the Internet has ever seen. Read more
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The presidential election in the United States certainly brought some new issues to the debate podium. From unprecedented discussions on cybersecurity to the feasibility of building a very large wall, it was certainly an atypical election. But the topic that has endured through 2017 has been the prevalence– and menace– of “fake news”. Read more
This year Mother’s Day falls on May 14th, 2017. Don’t want to buy your darling Mom yet another bouquet of flowers? Get her something that will last a little longer (and trump your sibling’s gift). Click on the images below to find out more! Read more
You might have heard rumors that Mac computers do not get viruses. Is this fact or fiction? Read more
These 4 new technologies are changing the way we interact with our planet. Click the images below to find out more about these incredible innovations! Read more
Did you know, 50 millions computers (that’s 423 000 tons of junk) are trashed each year in the US? Even more atrocious is the fact that less than half of these are recycled properly. While it is true that some of these computers are real duds, there are certainly some steps you can take at home to help you keep that computer in working order– and reduce e-waste in the process. Read more
This year, our planet will once again come together for Earth Day (April 22nd, 2017) to turn off our lights, visit our local farmers’ markets and recommit to recycle more this year. But this year, Earth Day feels a little more urgent. Climate change is an unprecedented threat to humanity’s collective survival and it is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to make some big changes in the way we interact with our planet. Is technology the solution we’ve been waiting for? Read more
Montreal just got dumped with almost 30cm (that’s about a foot for our American readers) of snow in 24 hours. Add 100km/h winds to the mix and we’ve got a perfect recipe for a snowday. Schools are closed, flights are grounded and some public transportation isn’t running. Today is one of those days where it may be safer to work from home instead of trekking through mother nature. With almost 70% of companies offering some sort of telecommuter policy, working remotely is a fast-growing trend in the modern day work environment. Read more
Think you’re the only one who feels “technically illiterate”? Think again. Even the professionals make mistakes! On Tuesday February 28th 2017, you might have noticed some of your favorite websites were acting strangely. No, it wasn’t your imagination and no, it wasn’t foreign hackers.
It was a typo.