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#DeleteFacebook Movement Gathers Steam

Picking your way through Facebook's privacy settings and tightening down what you want to share and protect is a first step, recommended Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT Deleting the Facebook app from phones and tablets, and instead signing in through a browser, offe...

New Raspberry Pi Packs More Power

All of the improvements fit onto the same footprint as the original Pi 3, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT The new hardware is otherwise physically identical to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2. It comes with four USB 2.0 ports, a 40-pin GPIO heade...

Fitbit Highlights Versatility in New $200 Smartwatch

Avoiding the smartwatch label will work well for Fitbit, suggested Charles King,principal analyst at Pund-IT "Rather than pitching itself as a maker of smartwatches, Fitbit instead appears to be positioning the Versa as a platform for cost-effectively extending the capabilitie...

White House Video Game Violence Discussion Fails to Move the Needle

Past attempts to link video games and violence have failed, because the arguments have been baseless or inconclusive, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The White House meeting on Thursday isn't likely to change that, he told TechNewsWorld. "It's a bit like ask...

NICE Alliance Aims to Get Smart Cameras to Play Well Together

"The companies involved have the smarts and stature needed to blend technological and manufacturing innovations," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "If it delivers what its members promise, NICE could have a significant impact on future intelligent camera market...

Red Hat Adds Zing to High-Density Storage

The Red Hat/Azul partnership is significant for two reasons, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. First, it expands the options available to Red Hat customers for supporting their JBoss Data Grid deployments to include substantial in-memory resources via Azul Zin...

Apple Plans Healthcare Clinics as Employee Perk

Depending on their performance, the Apple and Amazon programs' ripple effect could be felt especially in the tech industry, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "They could spark similar programs, but it mostly depends on the size of the vendor," he told TechNewsWo...

SentinelOne Debuts Unified OS Threat Protection

"SentinelOne's partnership with Microsoft aims to challenge the roles that third-party vendors such as Symantec, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab have held for years in detecting and securing computing endpoints against viruses and other exploits," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

Google Offers New Mobile Story Tech to Publishers

"The size of smartphones and other mobile devices makes consumption of traditional print and similar media somewhat challenging," observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "The quick popularity of Snap and Instagram stories suggest these technologies offer better a...

Critics Love HomePod’s Sound but Rap Its Smarts

The absence of the HomePod's seamless support for non-Apple music services will put a damper on interest on the part of serious music listeners, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "If you're an Apple fan who mainly wants a Siri-activated solution to stream Apple M...

Former Execs Team Up to Fight the Tech Addiction Monster

On the other hand, the center's concerns appear a bit misguided to Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, who argued that social media has been blamed for human behavioral issues. "I believe CHT's argument misses the boat in a couple of key ways," he told TechNewsWorld.

Skype Comes to Linux in a Snap

The Snap distribution model appears to be a success. Snap's distribution model for new software versions is particularly valuable for widely diverse users and devices, like those utilizing open source solutions, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "Plus, its rol...

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Aim to Untangle Employee Healthcare Knot

"Since the three together have over 1 million employees, potential solutions could range from simply leveraging those numbers to gain favorable rates from HMOs to more aggressive moves, like creating their own network of caregivers," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT...

Free Linux Tool Monitors Systems for Meltdown Attacks

SentinalOne's Blacksmith tool is interesting for a couple of reasons, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "The inherent complexities of the issue are delaying effective fixes," he told LinuxInsider. "With that in mind, having access to a free, effective tool for...

Batteries in New iPhones Could Have Shorter Life Spans

If wireless and fast charging are leading to more frequent fill-ups and reduced battery life span, then it's more than just an Apple problem, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "Since battery design is relatively constant and most vendors include fast and wireles...

Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings

"This a logical conclusion for the Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP)Project that Google launched in 2016," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "The point of that effort was to speed Web browsing processes and download results for mobile device users with a mechanism Go...

Google Device Bug Chokes Home WiFi Networks

The problem should be relatively easy to fix via a software update, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "If Google addresses the problem in short order," he told TechNewsWorld, "customers will quickly put it behind them." ...

Massive Intel Chip Security Flaw Threatens Computers

Intel and the Linux community appear to be doing everything they can to help people understand and address the issue via software patches, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "The current patches are not perfect solutions," he told LinuxInsider, but given the se...

Germany Cracks Whip Against Hate Speech on Social Media

"It's impossible to say what unintended consequences might arise from Germany's new law, so it will be important for officials there to stay on top of the situation and make adjustments as they become necessary," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT However, "it's i...

Tech to Watch in 2018: Cryptocurrency, AI, Wearables

"The [current] form factors are simply too limited to justify what continue to be premium prices for smartwatches and high-end fitness trackers," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT "But healthy sales of Amazon's Echo and Google Home [suggest] we're reaching a tipp...

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