Category: Technology

Some things are better left unexplained

IT pilot fish at a large organization is supporting a server-based application -- one that keeps falling over."We started experiencing issues with communication between devices and server," says fish. "The application would just stop. The fix was to restart a stopped service on the server."The issue was soon occurring ...

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No Parking Zone

This city's IT department has hired a contractor to help out on the help desk for a few months, and that's surfacing some longstanding problems, reports a pilot fish on the inside."The contractor is backfilling for a help desk technician," fish says. "He will be here for two to six months. HR wants to give him a ...

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8 movies to stream this week for FREE

Every week, we put together a list of free movies to watch on The Roku Channel. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we hand-picked 8 films you can watch at home with your significant other. No trekking to the theater or overpriced popcorn here! If you don’t have The Roku Channel yet, click here to add the ...

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Why Apple needs HomePod to be as safe as houses

I’ve been using a HomePod system this week. I’m planning to write more about it, but today I wanted to discuss what everyone considering connected smart home devices should think about first: privacy and security.Your life on view Smart home devices communicate with each other.They also communicate with their ...

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Throwback Thursday: Old PCs never die — we hope

Pilot fish at this big distribution center is called in to investigate a PC in the shipping area that -- according to the trouble ticket -- is "making a loud noise.""When I arrived, I found an ancient PC with a monochrome monitor that was hooked up to a similarly ancient dot-matrix printer," says fish. "All of this ...

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Consumer Reports Got it Wrong

Consumer Reports issued a report saying that Roku TVs and players are vulnerable to hacking.  This is a mischaracterization of a feature. It is unfortunate that the feature was reported in this way. We want to assure our customers that there is no security risk. Roku enables third-party developers to create remote ...

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