OTC Meeting Agenda – 7/14/2018
Location: Papillion Sump Library
Time: about 0915-0920 pending setup
> General Interest Tech News [Greg]
> Home Security Systems Setup & Info [Dennis E.]
> Setting Up a NUC mini form-factor PC [Trudy]
> Club Drawings [Trudy & Dennis F]
Worth watching . . especially if you set youtube for hidpi (1080p) . .
The new MintBox Mini (4th gen) offers a great price and warranty. It features a new Intel Quad-Core Celeron and 8 Gigs of ram for $349.oo.
These units are built to last 10-15 years. I’ve seen the prior version in operation at Omaha LUG and it’s fast and totally SILENT. We already have two club members happily running very similar systems.
OMG! Blog re 4th Gen MintBox Mini
This post will update a previous post about the same topic, but includes the latest info. WPA3 is a substantial improvement over the current WPA2 ecosphere.
It features 4 Main new or improved functionalities:
- Privacy on Public WiFi Networks
- Protection against “Brute Force” attacks
- Easier connection to “Non-Display” computing devices (aka, Amazon Echo & many similar IoT type of hardware)
- Higher Security for Gov, Defense and Industrial (& Business) organizations
When will it be available . . . ?? Hardware and software updates slated for release starting in 4q 2018 (although some devices from last half of 2017 are already wpa3 capable — but not activated).
HTG Article re WPA3
Interesting video and link to OMG article.
What may intrigue some folks with extensive photo collections is the option to search/find photos via names assigned to faces . . . as demo’ed here:
OMG!! Article on Shotwell’s Face Recognition Capability
“Archiving” your most irreplaceable data is . . . not the same as “Backing Up” your data. Read the short but useful article below the graphic to get a clearer understanding about the distinction(s).
HTG Article about “Archiving” your Records