VIDEO: What Is The Cloud & How Can You Keep Your Data Safe In The Real World?

At URTech.ca we are pretty serious about tech and tech these days includes “the cloud”.  The problem is that most people really don’t understand what “the cloud” is and so this video will quickly clear up any questions you have: Ok… that was pretty damn funny and is most places “safe for the office” but the question remains of what is the cloud… seriously.   The simplest and very correct way to explain “the cloud” is…

Anatomy of an Attack: How Apple & Amazon Got Servers With Chinese Hacking Chips

Today Bloomberg reported that Apple and Amazon were (are?) using servers with an extra chip that hacks their data at the hardware level making it virtually impossible to detect.  From a technical perspective we wanted to know how this could happen, and so here is the explanation. A secretive part of the Chinese military infiltrated a chip manufacture and embedded code right in the “Baseboard Management Controller” (BMC).  The BMC is used to have direct…

$199 Amazons ‘Kindle Fire’ Android Tablet Is Released But NOT To Canadians, Brits, Germans, French…

…But Canadians hoping to get their hands on Amazon’s hotly anticipated Android tablet will have to keep waiting. The device will launch November 15th in the United States — and the U.S. alone.  …International availability was not discussed… …The device looks strikingly similar to another 7-inch tablet, Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry PlayBook. And that may not be a coincidence, either. Former Engadget editor and gdgt founder Ryan Block claims the Kindle Fire was designed…