Thoughts: Surface Laptop Studio

On the 22nd of September 2021, Microsoft hosted an online event where they showed off their all-new hardware. One of those new devices was the new Surface Laptop Studio. Some love the design, some hate it, but I try to explain it.

Creating a Friendlier Windows Hello Setup

By now, we should have all received the news: Passwords are no longer enough. With faster and more powerful devices in the hands of determined cybercriminals, and the relative ease in which even "secure" password policies can be compromised by phishing attacks, the costs now outweigh the benefits of using predictable and vulnerable passwords. The... Continue Reading →

Is Password Hash Synchronisation safe?

I’ve seen a lot of confusion around this feature, and some people pointing at it as a weak point in identity security because they believe the synchronised content can be intercepted, replayed, or otherwise compromised. I’m here to say, this is not the case at all. I'm going to make this blog post really short:... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Gamification and Game-based Learning

According to Karl Kapp (2012, pp. 10), an Instructional Design Doctorate and widely published author on the topic of learning and instruction, “Gamification is using game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning, and solve problems” (Kapp, 2012). Gamification, or games based learning (GBL) as referred to when utilising actual... Continue Reading →

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