All posts by C. Jennings

Charles Jennings is the owner and senior consultant of Charles Jennings & Associates, a technology solutions and risk mitigation firm located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.In 1978, after graduating from Irondale Senior High School in New Brighton, Minnesota, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller.Charles returned to school in 1983 attending Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota focusing his studies on the growing field of Computer Programming and Operations.While attending school, Charles maintained a 4.0 grade point average, volunteered as a lab assistant, and graduated with “Highest Honors”.Now, after 30+ years of experience in the Computer and Technology industry, 15+ years as a Private Investigator and Security Consultant, and 12+ years of experience managing Event Logistics, Mr. Jennings blends his knowledge and experience to help you more effectively manage your business resources, contain or lower your costs, and reduce your risk exposure.

Bumblebees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform

by Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch

There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Why not hitch a ride on something that already flies all day? That’s the idea behind this project that equips bumblebees with sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and collect data on the fields they visit.

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“Planet X”: Astronomers are about to locate the mysterious celestial body

by BadAstro, Disclose.tv

Planetologists have obtained detailed photos of the areas in space in which, from a hypothetical point of view, the mysterious ninth rogue planet of the solar system is located.

According to US astronomer Michael Brown, the photographs will help to discover the giant planet.

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Three Ways to Speed Up a Slow Computer

by Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics

There are a few simple things you can do that might help

Computers, like humans, all eventually become old and slow. That inevitable truth won’t help you fix the problem though. And even if you don’t want to actually go out and buy new hardware—a new computer, a bigger hard drive, additional RAM, etc.—there are a few things you can do that will get results. 

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There’s a Scientific Reason Why Puppies Are So Cute You Want to Eat Them

by Samantha Lauriello, Health

“You’re so adorable, I could just eat you right up!”

Have you ever looked at a puppy and said, “You’re so cute, I just want to eat you” (you know, in your best high-pitched dog mom voice)? Or felt the need to pinch a baby’s cheeks because they’re just so freaking precious? Yep, us too, and there’s actually a name for this intense response to adorableness. It’s called cute aggression.

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MIT researchers create a robot houseplant that moves on its own

by Rachel England, engadget

This will all be fine.

Despite our best intentions, keeping a houseplant alive can be a struggle for a lot of us. But that vague wave of sadness you feel when you end up unceremoniously dumping your potted pal in the bin is about to reach a new and slightly disturbing level, as researchers from MIT have found a way to use robotics to tap into plants’ human-like characteristics.

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Microsoft confirms plan to rebuild Edge browser using Chromium on Windows 10

by Zac Bowden, Windows Central

Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium

Microsoft today confirmed plans to rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium, in a move designed to improve web performance and app availability across platforms. Windows Central reported earlier about the shift in strategy and now it is official.

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If Earth’s orbit is so crowded, why don’t we see space junk in photos of the Earth?

by Mary Beth Griggs, Popular Science

IT’S A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space, Popular Science gets questions about why, if there’s so much garbage in space, we don’t see an orbital landfill circling our planet in pictures of the Earth. Continue reading If Earth’s orbit is so crowded, why don’t we see space junk in photos of the Earth?