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Google backtracks on search results design

Google backtracks on search results design

Earlier today, Google<a href=”https://twitter.com/searchliaison/status/1220768238490939394?s=21″> announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers, and the press over the way in which search results display were made to look like ads. Google makes money when users of its search service click on ads. It […]

Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

This month has seen a whole lotta hand waving and sky-is-falling-caliber rhetoric, but the reality is much more prosaic. If you aren’t running a major network (and thus aren’t susceptible to the imminent problems with Remote Desktop Gateway, the Citrix network bugs or the whopping 334 patches in Oracle), there’s been little reason to install this […]

What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?

What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?

If you’re interested in learning about the history of the computer industry or even if you just want to figure out how to lead an enterprise technology company, then you should take a look. The Computer History Museum I think millions of computer users will have heard of the Computer History Museum, a world-class institution […]

10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

If you regularly use a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone or tablet, there are several Android apps you can install that can seamlessly link the flow of information between the two. For instance, you can start a quick note on your phone, then finish it later on your Windows 10 PC, or you […]

Google’s Dataset Search comes out of beta

Google’s Dataset Search comes out of beta

Google today announced that Dataset Search, a service that lets you search for close to 25 million different publicly available datasets, is now out of beta. Dataset Search first launched in September 2018. Researchers can use these datasets, which range from pretty small ones that tell you how many cats there were in the Netherlands […]

Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad

Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad

Time is supposed to make technology better. The idea is simple: With more time, humans make newer, better technology and our lives improve. Except for when the opposite happens. Google is a good example of this. I’ve been harping on the matter for a while now. Google mobile search, in case you haven’t used it […]

Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

The big patching problems this month fell at the feet of admins who had to deal with an unholy mess of pressing exposures: Fixing the holes in Microsoft’s RD Gateway (CVE-2020-0610; see Susan Bradley’s Patch Watch, paywalled); dealing with Server 2008 R2 systems that booted to Recovery mode after installing the January patches; scrambling to […]

The 20-minute Android tune-up

The 20-minute Android tune-up

Ah, the beginning of a new year: What better time to clean up, start fresh, and make sure your various work spaces are primed for productivity? Making your physical desk presentable is all on you (seriously, pal, would it kill ya to do a little dusting once in a while?), but when it comes to […]

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