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Burning Credit Card by Frankie Leon 0

An idea to make phone scams and skimming markedly dangerous for the scammer

Last week my phone exchange was hit by a series of calls spoofed claiming to be from our local electric service with threatening notices of

October 16, 2018 Editorials

Fed up with phone spam? Block unknown callers.

I’ve been on the Do Not Call Registry since its inception, and I use Should I Answer which works pretty well to give me some

October 16, 2018 Editorials
Streaming nature 0

Thoughts from an old guy on going from Cable/Satellite to streaming

When I was a kid I had three channels, five after the sun went down. Most of my pre-20’s I had six or seven channels

September 13, 2018 Editorials, Pocketables
Fortnite 0

What if Epic wasn’t just being greedy? A potentially overlooked question of Fortnite multiplatform distribution

The narrative being presented is that Epic Games decided to not go through Google Play as they didn’t want to give Google 30% of their

August 28, 2018 Editorials
Cutting the cord 1

Finally cut the cord after years of nibbling at it

I’ve mentioned before I’ve been in the world’s longest cord-cutting endeavor. This was complicated previously by being on an ISP that was throttling the crap

August 28, 2018 Editorials

My August, an IoT month of fails

I’ve been taking notes on how badly the Internet of Things has been lately. Partially due to the Bitdefender Box 2‘s propensity to update at

August 27, 2018 Editorials, IoT
Pocketables Logo 0

Flat slick Qi wireless charging pads, not so great it turns out

I’ve reviewed a bunch of wireless charging pads. Performance varies a bit between them but I’ve discovered one thing with the horizontal flat ones with

August 03, 2018 Editorials
Generic Mobile payment thing 9

Five and a half years of NFC phone payments, still it’s a rarity

2012 Google Wallet with NFC was out and usable on the HTC EVO 4G LTE, ISIS, a badly named competitor was active as well. October

July 19, 2018 Editorials
Magnetic charging cable 0

Magnetic charging cable or wireless Qi charging?

A couple of weeks ago another Pocketables author picked up some magnetic charging cables and I was considering abandoning my hopes and dreams of Qi

July 17, 2018 Accessories, Editorials

Badly needed: turn off hotword detection in smart assistants

If you’ve got kids and a voice assistant, you’ve probably got various attempts at them activating things like Google Home, music, turning on a light

June 21, 2018 Editorials
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