Category: To The Geek Life

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I Just Tried 5G for the First Time: Here’s What It Lets You Do

By Philip Michaels Senior Editor,Tom’s Guide

WAILEA, Hawaii — The kickoff of Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit today (Dec. 4) had one clear message: The future of wireless networking is 5G, and the future is now.

“I don’t have to ask you anymore to imagine 5G,” Qualcomm’s Alex Katouzian told summit attendees as he previewed the 5G-ready Snapdragon 855 processor.… Read Full Article

Google is one step closer to replacing Android with something even more exciting

By Chris Smith @chris_writes, BGR

It’s no secret that Google is working on a third operating system that might someday replace both Android and Chrome. Called Fuchsia, the new OS would solve the problem of Android fragmentation while simultaneously allowing Google to run it on a bunch of different types of devices, from smartphones to tablets and computers, but also smart home gadgets, smartwatches, and other gadgets.… Read Full Article

Why Google Chrome Is Poised to Swallow the Whole Internet

By Eric LimerPopular Mechanics

From Popular Mechanics

In 2015, with Internet Explorer a dead browser walking, Microsoft stepped back into the web browser wars with the speedy new Microsoft Edge. Built around a revamped and tuned-up version of the engine that powered Microsoft’s web browsers since the late 1990s, Edge was meant to challenge the Google’s hegemonic Chrome, potentially sparking a new browser war from which surfers everywhere would benefit.… Read Full Article

In the closet in the White House: The tortured history of the gay man who touched off the purge of gays in government

By Michael Isikoff Chief Investigative CorrespondentYahoo News

In the annals of presidential directives, few were more chilling than a document signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in April 1953. Crafted during the height of the Cold War, Executive Order 10450 declared that alongside Communism, “sexual perversion” by government officials was a threat to national security.… Read Full Article

St. Louis Missouri. History, Landmarks & Vintage photos

By John Sarkis, of Kirkwood Missouri USA

November 13, 1875 – 143 years-ago yesterday, the head of Internal Revenue’s Southwestern District was convicted for his part in the “Whiskey Ring” scandal.

Over 300 people would be arrested, & 86 government officials would be indicted in the scheme to defraud the government out of millions in tax revenue and funnel the funds to political campaigns.… Read Full Article