Technology Archives

Schrodinger’s Keylogger in Chinese Mechanical Keyboard

MantisTek GK2 Mechanical Keyboard

There was this recent news of a model of mechanical keyboards made in China that turned out to have keyloggers illicitly installed in it. Of course, this is scandalous on a potentially global scale due to Chinese products becoming more ubiquitous in the tech space. It’s easy enough to assume that whatever comes out of that place is full of cooties that will make your computer cry out in pain whenever you plug it in. (more…)

Sony Alpha A5000 — A Workhorse for Content Creators

Sony Alpha A5000 Mirrorless Camera

Why would anyone even bother with the Sony Alpha A5000 when updated models like the A6300 and the A7000 are available? Just because the A5000 is no longer the latest model, it doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful. In fact, I think the comparison actually make the A5000 position in Sony’s mirrorless camera lineup much more secure now as an entry-level option. For all intents and purposes, it’s should still be a good bang for your buck. (more…)

VR Porn and Our Filthy Cyberpunk Future [NSFW]

VR Porn logo

Got the idea to write about this from articles on Fusion and Mashable regarding VR porn, although it took me a while due to trepidation of posting something this NSFW here. With both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive coming out at this time and how they can change the way we consume media within the next decade or so, VR porn is inevitable. As the first NSFW post on this website, here’s a crazier direction in writing by talking about what some in my Facebook friends list may find abhorrent, which is exactly what I’m going for. (more…)

The Peculiar Aversion to Hotkeys

Keyboard logo

For once, here’s a post written about a pet peeve of mine. If you’re not into reading other people’s rants, then you may want to close this. This is about people who like to do things the hard way on computers. Instead of pressing Ctrl-Shift-Esc to open Task Manager, they would press Ctrl-Alt-Delete and click on Open Task Manager. Instead of Shift-Delete to permanently delete files, they right-click on the file and click delete, then click Yes to send to Recycle Bin, then right-click on the Recycle Bin and click on Empty Recycle Bin and click on OK to empty the Recycle Bin. (more…)