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Is the GORUCK GR1 a good bag for business travel and as a laptop bag? General

The GORUCK GR1 Backpack for Business Travel

GORUCK is a company that makes several products targeted to “rucking” – which is walking or hiking for distance with a loaded backpack. The GORUCK GR1 backpack is their main product. It’s a tough, versatile, and good looking backpack that is considered a premium product. Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces (SF) physical training, so you’d expect this backpack to be too “tactical”…

Western Digital Gold Edition Hard Disk Drive - an excellent choice when you need performance, reliability, and mass storage sizes for lots of room General

Hard Disk Drives – Bigger and Cheaper Than Ever – Thanks to Helium

Hard Disk Drives Are Now Available in 10TB and 12TB Capacities – For a Reasonable Cost In the battle for maximum I/O performance Solid State Drives (SSD) have handily won the war, but spinning disk hard drive technology is far from dead – in fact, it’s better than ever. Thanks to new technology such as helium sealed hard drives, the capacities are higher than…

Equifax Data Breach – What to Do About Identity Theft

What to do about the Equifax Breach and Potential Identity Theft As you’ve probably heard, this week Equifax Inc. (one of the “big-three” credit bureaus) announced a cybersecurity incident that involved a data breach of 143 million U.S. consumer records. The information that was exposed includes: names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers, amongst other things. Some credit card…

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OpenDNS and Quad9 – Protect your home network for FREE

Use OpenDNS for Free to Increase Network Security and Block Adult Content On Your Home Network Are you looking for a free and effective way to improve the security of your home network? How about protecting your family from adult content such as pornography, and mature themed websites such as gambling and alcohol? OpenDNS, and other Domain Name System (DNS) services like it, can…

Green Padlock - Symbolizing the security of using HTTPS on your website General

HTTPS Everywhere

Using HTTPS Everywhere I recommend all websites use https. That includes your personal blog, small company marketing sites, as well as web applications and e-commerce websites. What is HTTPS? As I explained in my article for small business: “It is HTTP delivered through a secure, encrypted connection. When you visit a website protected by HTTPS, the first step is your web browser and the…

Netgear CM500 Cable Modem - DOCSIS 3.0 16x4 channel General

Top 3 Reasons to Own Your Cable Modem

Why you should own your Cable Modem (or at least consider it) Did you know you can own your cable modem as opposed to leasing an outdated model from your Internet Service Provider? It’s true, all the major home Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will gladly lease this equipment to you for years at a time, for about $10 a month. That really adds up…