Mr. Robot

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If you’re a geek like myself then you have probably seen many television shows that fall flat dealing with the topic of cyber security in this day of the Internet of things. Two shows that I watched were Scorpion and CSI Cyber and both of them made me laugh. I mean listening to the cast speak all the correct buzz words and having flashing gadgets does not make a great, or even good television series. If you have not seen either of these shows, give the following trailers a watch. Scorpion Trailer CSI Cyber Trailer Mr. Robot With the release …

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Rip DEFCON videos from YouTube

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Have you never attended DEFCON and want to watch hours upon hours of conference talks? You could always go the the DEFCON YouTube playlist and click your way around the hundreds of videos or you could download the videos. You could go search for a addon or extension for your favorite browser or search the myriad of software options. Downloading videos from YouTube can be simple, complex, free, or costly depending upon your experience, time, and resources. Years ago, I purchased a MacBook Pro and I also started learning more about Linux distributions such as Kali and Ubuntu. Moving away …

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Shooting water landscapes with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM lens

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Recently I picked with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras and I must say that I could not be more pleased with this lens. Now I must warn you that this is not a low cost lens by any means and the cost is $1,349.00 from Amazon. I set out to see if I could find this lens at a cheaper price and I learned that Canon sets the price and what I found was many vendors had the exact same price. Yes I could have possibly turned to eBay, but I …

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Geeks and nerds need a hobby

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For years my wife has told me that I need a hobby and step away from the computer. I decided that I would take up photography and after a bit of research, as well as speaking to others, I decided on purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens as my entry into digital photography. I also picked up an additional telephoto lens which was the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras. One thing that I am very quickly learning …

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PlayLater: A Digital Video Recorder For PlayOn

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PlayLater is a digital video recorder that gives you the freedom to record your favorite online videos and enjoy them on your schedule. As more and more of you are getting your favorite shows online, we felt that it was high time the rest of your entertainment technology caught up. After all, the same reasons that apply to recording TV shows and movies in the old world apply to the new world, right? Convenience, access, and frankly — sometimes you don’t have an Internet connection available and that shouldn’t bar you from watching your favorite shows. The future of entertainment …

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