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Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade. Prior to that, he had over 10 years of experience as a software engineer. Catch me on Reddit as GaryExplains.

Gary's Posts

Introducing the Gary Explains YouTube channel

There are so many areas of technology that Gary would like to cover, but they aren't directly related to mobile. Introducing the new Gary Explains YouTube Channel...
by Gary Sims1 week ago

Android P security: snooping forbidden

As well as a whole raft of new features, Android P also includes some substantial security improvements including blocking apps from recording your secretly, warnings about older ...
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago

What is a blockchain? – Gary Explains

If you have heard of Bitcoin then you have probably heard of the blockchain. But what is a blockchain? And how does it work? Please, let me expain.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago

Qualcomm launches its new AI Engine, works on existing Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm has launched a new brand to encapsulate its current Machine Learning offerings. The Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine can be used to provide "AI-powered user ...
by Gary Sims4 weeks ago

How easy is it to capture data on public free Wi-Fi? – Gary explains

You should always exercise caution when connecting to open Wi-Fi hotspots. But here is the question, just how easy is it to capture data on public free Wi-Fi?
by Gary SimsFebruary 14, 2018

Arm’s new chips will bring on-device AI to millions of smartphones

Arm's Project Trillium is a platform that will allow devices to detect objects and use machine learning to recognize them.
by Gary SimsFebruary 13, 2018

Why GPL violations are bad – Gary explains

The thing about open source software is that it is equally a social contract as well as a legal agreement. That is why companies that break the open source "contract" are immoral and unjust.
by Gary SimsFebruary 6, 2018

IoT security – what you need to know (Gary explains)

IoT has been in the news recently after the DDOS attack on Dyn. It highlighted the problems with IoT security. But what is the problem? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsJanuary 25, 2018

Display showdown: AMOLED vs LCD vs Retina vs Infinity Display

With Samsung's Infinity Display and the iPhone X's Super Retina HD making headlines, what do all these terms mean, and is AMOLED better than LCD?
by Gary SimsJanuary 6, 2018

‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’: New CPU vulnerabilities affect most smartphones and computers

Fundamental vulnerabilities in CPU design expose billions of devices to malware and data theft. Here's what you need to know about Spectre and Meltdown.
by Gary SimsJanuary 4, 2018
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