Tech Talk

Safe online shopping

Tech Talk #217–Nov 25, 2023 With Black Friday, Cyber Monday (who names these things), and all the traditional non-holiday related reasons for shopping, many people will fire up their computers, tablets, and phones and head online and engage in some e-commerce. Here’s how to be safe while filling your online shopping cart. HTTPS The #1 tip for safe online shopping is to only shop on sites using HTTPS encryption. You know, that little lock symbol

Renewable energy storage, energy sources during a blackout

Tech Talk #216–Nov 11, 2023 Renewable energy isn’t always available; think no wind or at night. And sometimes renewable energy sources produce more electricity than there is a demand for. The solution is storing energy until it’s needed. Batteries are an energy storage system that stores energy until it’s needed. Whether it’s for a cell phone, to start your car, or to power a house or a neighborhood, batteries are how we store energy until

Resetting passwords

Tech Talk #215–Oct 14, 2023 When your password suddenly won't work with a website or email address, there is usually a "Forgot password" link. The site may want to send a code to your phone or your recovery email address, or you'll get asked for answers to your security questions. Sending you a text with a reset code is a great way to reset passwords. It 'proves' you're you because you have your phone, plus