Tech Wrap-Up 8-27-2018. Wrapping up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, and detail expands) and by the number of impressions they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
1. What to look out for when buying a Chromebook (Android Police)
Everyone wants a cheap laptop. Chromebooks come in all shapes, sizes, and power, and not all of them are cheap. Android Police provides some good buying tips if you’re in the market for one. They advise would-be owners to look at the support life for the model you’re considering, CPU’s to avoid, and Android app support.
2. WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages (Ars Technica)
When considering VPN’s, it becomes critical to separate the wheat from the chaff. Your privacy and security are at stake after all. Ars Technica describes WireGuard as a new type of VPN. Not only is this VPN surrounded by good buzzwords like free and open source, it’s easy to use, easy to maintain, and more secure than other offerings. This piece tops 2000 words and digs into the details.
3. Is machine learning overhyped? (Chemical & Engineering News)
C&EN answer the question in the first two sentences. The views presented in this article are from chemists who participated in surveys about machine learning. It covers some history of drug companies adopting machine learning, materials research, reaction discovery, and how chemists need to evolve to get the most out of it.
4. How to manage your digital read-it-later list—before it’s too late (Popular Science)
If you have time constraints, you probably set aside content you stumble upon to read when time permits. Popular Science suggests techniques for making the process manageable. Covered are apps like Pocket and Instapaper to help you get organized, along with tips on how to get the most out of them.
For the past year and a half, some Asian funds tend to invest at an earlier stage in crypto then they have in the past. U.S.-based funds also appear to be focusing more on Asia. Less restrictive regulations in some Asian countries give their markets an advantage.
It looks like Apple has some new iPhones coming in September. Three to be precise. The introduction of the new iPhones will help Apple diversify their size and price offerings. One of the phones may be 6.5 inches making it the largest iPhone ever if true.
7. Hating the wrong tech people for the right reasons (Tech Crunch)
Hate is such a strong, ugly word. Why is so much hate directed at tech leaders like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos? With great power comes great responsibility, and the article suggests that perhaps the dark feelings are misdirected.
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