Thanksgiving is gone, Black Friday is over and even Cyber Monday is back there over the horizon. No denying it, the Holiday Season is here. But just as tax season brings a wave of specialized spam and scams, so do “the most wonderful time of the year.” In addition to the usual onslaught from botnets and … Continue reading Spam Spam Spam
Twitter, which has had its critics over its inability to police online harassment, is trying to step up its game in protecting its users from abuse — while still promoting free speech. In a company blog post this week, the bird-themed microblogging service announced new weapons in the defensive arsenal. The post reads, in part: “Because … Continue reading More Gear for the Troll-Whapping Toolbox
Sometimes we just have to get a lot of writing done in a short amount of time and we don’t want distractions. Maybe it’s your family holiday newsletter, a big work report, a 50,000-word novel for NaNoWriMo, or a thesis or dissertation. Stuff needs to get done. Full-featured word-processing programs are around to handle everything from a grocery list … Continue reading Words Without Toolbars
As you may have heard, the United States of America is holding a presidential election next month. In fact, the election is already happening in many states, where early voting has begun. Want to get in ahead of the crowd? Early voting often allows you to avoid long lines and crowd hassle on Election Day, … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Vote Early
The crisp fall air has returned to the Northeast, as do memories of sipping apple cider in front of a roaring fire. Unfortunately for some, the only fire around was coming from their replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones… On this week’s episode, El Kaiser and J.D. wrangle the week’s headlines, including the latest from … Continue reading PTJ 208: Safety Patrol
Samsung threw in the towel this week on the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after the replacement version of the device also proved a little too hot to handle for some customers. But while the drama with the Galaxy Note 7 was very public, not every product with a safety hazard gets such media attention. If … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Recall Center
“Hey, where’s all those Batmans going on 11th Avenue?” Mass Invasion maestro Janifer Cheng stops by on her way to the New York Comic Con extravaganza to share her thoughts on cosplay and other convention fun with El Kaiser and J.D. (who is moderating three panels at the expo this weekend herself). In the news segment, we … Continue reading PTJ 207: Show Time
It’s that time of year: The massive New York Comic Con exposition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side is THIS WEEK. To celebrate, Janifer Cheng, host of The Mass Invasion blog and podcast dropped by Pop Tech Jam HQ to share some cosplay tips and other insights for attending one of … Continue reading Badge In!
This week’s episode of Pop Tech Jam has been pre-empted by Monday’s presidential debate and its audio aftermath. We apologize for the short notice and hope to be back Jamming next week!
What’s your sign? It might not be what you think. Hey, don’t blame us, blame NASA. On this week’s episode the Dynamic Duo go through the week’s tech (and geek) news; J.D. fills us in on a certain bird-themed micro-blogging service that’s had quite a busy past few weeks; and El Kaiser gets his rant on. http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep206.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading PTJ 206: The Age of Ophiuchus