Archive for December 3, 2019

Gryphon Online Safety Releases The Lowest Cost Mesh WiFi Security Router

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 3, 2019 by itnerd

Gryphon Online Safety, Inc. today announced the commercial launch of its new product the Gryphon Guardian, the lowest known entry cost in the market at $119 for an all-in-one mesh WiFi security router and parental control system, making online security and digital parenting accessible to all. Gryphon Guardian is mesh compatible with the original Gryphon. The company is offering an early bird 30% off special through December 31, 2019 direct from Gryphon Online Safety: https://gryphonconnect.com/gryphon-guardian/

Gryphon Online Safety wants to help families protect all of their homes’ devices from hacker intrusions, malware threats, to prevent kids from being exposed to inappropriate content, and to equip parents with tools to promote healthy screen time for their children. The company’s purpose is to help each person reach their full potential by creating an online environment that is safe, reliable, and enjoyable.

Gryphon Guardian weighs 6.5 ounces and can fit in the palm of your hand at 4″ x 4″ x 1.5″.  It is a smaller, more affordable version of the original Gryphon with all of its features. Its estimated Internet coverage reaches over 1800 square feet, using advanced gigabit WiFi AC1200 dual band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) technology with 2×2 MU-MIMO. Gryphon Guardian comes with WPA3 security and six months of Gryphon’s Advanced Internet protection. The product also allows consumers who own the original Gryphon to expand their Gryphon WiFi network with daisy chain mesh support. The original Gryphon is not required to operate the Gryphon Guardian or vice versa.

Gryphon is co-founded by John Wu, a key inventor of MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot, and Arup Bhattacharya who led the MiFi software team and was also head of engineering at PortalPlayer (sold to NVIDIA) where they developed the media chips that powered the iconic Apple iPods. As parents, they were fed up with the traditional parental controls available, and sought out to build the best possible parental control system. It turned out that the best place to control the internet is the one box in the home where the Internet is distributed—the WiFi router.

Gryphon Online Safety develops the only online safety system on the market that provides: parental control; malware and ransomware filtering for all internet-connected home devices; intrusion security for all IoT devices; and fast internet via an all-in-one mesh WiFi router. Gryphon’s intelligent WiFi security and parental control internet platform includes service add-ons:

  • Gryphon HomeBound™ – mobile service/utility app that allows up to five smartphones to be virtually protected and managed on the Gryphon network even if switched to cellular data or using a different WiFi network in or outside the home; and
  • Advanced InternetProtection, including patent-pending AI Intrusion Detection System and malware filtering powered by ESET Technology.

For more information on Gryphon, visit: https://gryphonconnect.com

#KeyboardGate Isn’t Going Away For Apple As They Will Have To Face A Class Action Lawsuit

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 3, 2019 by itnerd

If Apple thought that the release of the 16″ MacBook Pro with a new keyboard design that they’ve dubbed the “Magic Keyboard” would start to put an end to the issues that the problem prone Butterfly keyboard has caused them, they are figuring out that they’re wrong on that front. Reuters picks up the story of what happened on Monday:

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California said Apple must face claims that its troubleshooting program did not provide an “effective fix” for MacBook design defects, or fully compensate customers for their out-of-pocket expenses while seeking repairs.

You can bet a bunch of Apple lawyers are huddled up at Apple Park trying to figure out how to make sure that this never gets to trial seeing as by changing the keyboard design back to the tried and true scissor design in the 16″ MacBook Pro, the company has all but admitted that the Butterfly keyboard is a problem that they cannot fix. A fact that is highlighted Apple customers who have these dodgy keyboards have replaced as many as four of them without their keyboard issues going away. Face it, Apple is in deep trouble here because they decided to choose design over reliability. And they’re likely about to learn a very painful and expensive lesson.

Review: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Luxury – Part 2

Posted in Products with tags on December 3, 2019 by itnerd

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Under the hood of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade Luxury has a stout 3.8 L V6. And by stout I mean that it has 291 HP and 262 pound feet of torque. It’s mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission and power goes to all four wheels via Hyundai’s HTRAC AWD system which gives you the ability to select what terrain you are on to make the most of its capabilities. This combo made for effortless driving. Especially on the day I returned it when it snowed heavily and I switched the HTRAC AWD system to snow to make sure that I stayed safe on the road. It would do things like come off the line, pass slower cars, merge onto the highway and the like with ease and without the need to push it hard. The transmission was also smooth shifting and always picked a gear to keep the engine in the sweet spot.

The effortless nature continues in how well it drives. While I would not say that you should carve up some back roads in this vehicle, it is very easy to drive and gives you the feeling that it is a lot smaller than it is. It’s also surprisingly nimble as well with a decent turning radius given how big this vehicle is. While some sporty drivers would wish for some more road feel via the steering wheel, I seriously doubt that you’ll find any reason to complain about the driving dynamics.

There’s a number of driving modes on tap that range from Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Smart. I kept it in the latter which is allowing me to get 12.8 L/100 KM in terms of fuel economy at the moment. That’s not bad and I think it is going to get better as the week goes on. It also has an automatic engine stop/start system to get you some additional savings in fuel. Like most of these systems, it is defeat-able if you don’t like it as like most of these systems it does turn off the HVAC system along with the engine. But I left it activated during the week that I had it.

Tomorrow I will discuss the interior which can be described as “beyond impressive” for the most part. Tune in tomorrow to find out what I mean by that.