Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Trust technology, but always verify!

In the computer world, we take to heart a former President’s phrase of “Trust, but verify”.

Too many times we’ve come into situations where computer users believe one thing, but further examination reveals another.

That’s why at Computer Wrangler when we set up backups for instance, we take the time to verify that what’s supposed to be getting backed up is actually getting backed up.  You can pay a zillion dollars for backup but if it’s not selecting the right files, it’s not worth much.  Or that antivirus you paid for, but it’s now a half year out-of-date because it was never activated and your PC is infected.  Perhaps your new, supposedly-fast laptop doesn’t seem much faster than the old one just because one check box wasn’t checked.

We get the big picture, the bonus is we’re also about the details.

That’s why when we troubleshoot any particular issue, we methodically take the time and extra steps to make sure that all will be well when we walk out the door.

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Does the new Xbox = Big Brother?

It’s a double-edge sword.  With the rapid changes in technology, as we’ve mentioned before, privacy is probably taking the biggest hit.  The upcoming Xbox may be taking things a bit too far.

It contains a technology called Kinect which has been described by Forbes as being so sensitive it can detect a person’s heartbeat.  Voice commands allow navigation of different screens across many media sources simultaneously and that’s pretty cool.  You can finally ditch the remote!  But given that a voice command wakes it up, it has to be in an “always on” mode.  In other words, it’s listening at all times.  Which leads us to question what “standby” means for its motion-tracking camera.

To go a step further, the Xbox continuously records the information it receives which means data about you is able to be warehoused, and ultimately sold to other companies.  Already the Xbox is defined in Australia as a surveillance device and in Germany has been called a monitoring device under the guise of a gaming console.

Now something like this is a boon for advertising since the data bank accessible will be that much richer and targeted ads that much more accurate.  So that’s good for businesses that adapt to it.  On the other hand, the secondary effects of this technology and the ones to follow might be something of which you’d like to be aware.  Imagine having this Xbox in your break room where staff might be discussing confidential info about an upcoming bid or proposal?

Computer Wrangler can be your guide through the emerging technology jungle and help protect your business.  We do it every day.

Happy computing!

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Voice Recognition

Where the tech world is headed is voice recognition.  What does this mean?

Yes you’re already able to ask Siri where the closest Thai restaurant is and how to find your way to some Google map location.  But that’s expected.

What it means is that you’ll be able to stop pounding out massive text on your keyboard.  You can just say it.  This technology is already here.  In fact, it’s been here for probably over a decade or more.  And it’s gotten really, really good.

What it does is convert speech to text.

We see this as the answer to the less than optimal keyboard operations on tablets and smaller devices.  We also see it as a natural extension of our interactions with technology.

Highest recommended?  Dragon Naturally Speaking.  And they have specialized modules geared toward your industry.

Price?  Maybe $100-500, depending on your needs.  It’s well worth it.

Hmmmm…. are we thinking holiday gifts??

Happy computing!

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