Server 2012: Stuck at “Updating your System 8%”

Server 2012: Stuck at “Updating your System 0%” The Scenario: One of my Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard servers installed a large number of updates +200 all at once (so unfortunately I’ve no idea which one caused this problem). The Problem: After the reboot the server was stuck on the start-up splash screen stating “Updating your system 8%”. I tried the following Waiting several hours Rebooting […]

Top 10 Most Useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

In this post I’ll share some of my favorite keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows 10 more efficiently. Keyboard shortcuts are useful because they allow you perform tasks that would otherwise require you to move your hand away from the keyboard. Some of the shortcuts here work in all versions of Windows, while others are unique to Windows 10. The list isn’t by any means […]

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks | Ars Technica

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks Researchers detect barrage of exploits targeting potentially millions of devices. Dan Goodin – 11/28/2016, 11:21 PM Online criminals—at least some of them wielding the notorious Mirai malware that transforms Internet-of-things devices into powerful denial-of-service cannons—have begun exploiting a critical flaw that may be present in millions of home routers. Further Reading How one rent-a-botnet army of […]

AirTV Player with OTA tuner ready for prime time at CES 2017 – CNET

AirTV Player with OTA tuner ready for prime time at CES 2017 After leaking it in mid-December, Dish Network today officially launched its new AirTV brand with a streaming box and optional over-the-air (OTA) dongle that are “optimized for Sling,” the company’s other service for streaming everything except OTA TV. The AirTV Player in an Android-powered box that combines the ability to stream online video […]

Drone Buying Guide: Everything You Need to Know – Toms Hardware Guide

Drone Quick Tips So you’ve decided it’s time to slip the surly bonds of Earth and fly. What’s the best drone to help you touch the face of heaven? That depends on three things: budget, experience and what you want to do once you’re up in the sky. Buying a cheap toy drone is a great way to learn to fly without spending a fortune. […]

HP Sprout Pro G2 debuts at CES 2017 with a built-in 3D scanner – CNET

While I, personally, don’t have any use for a computer with a built-in 3D scanner, I have to admit that the HP Sprout G2 is pretty damn cool. It houses both a 2D and 3D scanner, as well as a projector, cameras and touch mat (with stylus) for scanning and manipulating the objects you’ve scanned. The computer is kind of like an all-in-one stop for […]

Best of CES 2017: The Show’s 10 Coolest Designs | WIRED

BEST OF CES 2017: THE SHOW’S 10 SHARPEST DESIGNS FOR A DESIGN lover, CES can be a—how should we put this—challenging experience. Several hundred vendors from around the world fill not one, but two convention centers on the Las Vegas Strip with every gadget you can imagine—and a few you can’t. (Like, say, a dental floss dispenser with a microchip. Seriously.) The sheer quantity of […]