Frank Lenk


Frank LenkeEducated as a mechanical engineer, Frank Lenk has been covering technology and entertainment media since the early days of the digital revolution. His software and game reviews have appeared in national newspapers, in major US and Canadian magazines and on television. He is the author of several books, the most recent being “Music Online,” published by Macmillan/CDG.




Last Updated: 07/19/2017 03:02:32 PM EST

265 Article(s)

Rogers Launches Connected-Car Service

Rogers Launches Connected-Car Service

Rogers Communications has announced a new Smart Drive service for car owners, allowing them to track the activities of the family car.

Frank Lenk Published: 07/19/2017 03:02:32 PM EST

 

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Internet Day of Action Demands Net Neutrality

Internet Day of Action Demands Net Neutrality

Sites all across the Internet today are carrying banners warning users that net neutrality is under threat, and that the information they value could be relegated to ‘slow lanes' if neutrality rules are not upheld or strengthened.

Frank Lenk Published: 07/12/2017 04:15:11 PM EST

W3C Approves DRM as Part of Web Standard

W3C Approves DRM as Part of Web Standard

Against strong opposition, the World Wide Web Consortium has announced its approval of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a standard intended to allow easier incorporation of Digital Rights Management (DRM) protected content into Web pages.

Frank Lenk Published: 07/11/2017 06:24:56 PM EST

Avira: 1 in 4 Malware Detections Come from Ad Networks

Avira: 1 in 4 Malware Detections Come from Ad Networks

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG has announced that it's adding ad-blocking into its browser extensions. The move is based on a finding that "nearly one out of every four detections" of online threats were traceable to five advertising networks.

Frank Lenk Published: 07/06/2017 02:08:55 PM EST

Uber Founder Kalanick Steps Down as CEO

Uber Founder Kalanick Steps Down as CEO

It's being reported that Uber founder Travis Kalanick has relinquished his post as CEO of the company. Details are hazy so far, and no replacement has been announced.

Frank Lenk Published: 06/22/2017 12:39:44 AM EST

Report Casts Doubt on EU Appliance Energy Efficiency Labels

Report Casts Doubt on EU Appliance Energy Efficiency Labels

A group of European environmental agencies has released a report indicating that EU appliance energy-efficiency testing standards are out-dated, failing to take into account real-world consumer behavior, and showing overly optimistic results.

Frank Lenk Published: 06/21/2017 02:05:02 PM EST

E3 2017: Microsoft Launches Xbox One X

E3 2017: Microsoft Launches Xbox One X

At the E3 games show in Los Angeles yesterday, Microsoft Corp. finally unveiled the much-rumored upgrade to its Xbox One game console. Formerly known as "Project Scorpio," it's now officially the Xbox One X, touted as "the most powerful console ever made."

Frank Lenk Published: 06/12/2017 03:30:07 PM EST

New HP Omen X Gaming PCs & Accessories

New HP Omen X Gaming PCs & Accessories

HP has launched a new series of ‘Omen by HP' gaming products, said to be "re-designed and re-engineered from the ground up." Products include a new Omen Desktop, and Omen X Compact Desktop, an accessory backpack, two new laptops, two new monitors, a keyboard, mouse and headset.

Frank Lenk Published: 06/09/2017 11:09:23 AM EST

Google I/O: Upgrades for Daydream, Photos and Assistant

Google I/O: Upgrades for Daydream, Photos and Assistant

Part two of our report on Google's I/O 2017 conference in Mountain View, California, focuses on improvements in Google's cloud services, virtual reality offerings and device-specific flavors of Android.

Frank Lenk Published: 05/19/2017 04:29:37 PM EST

Google I/O: Android Gets New Capabilities

Google I/O: Android Gets New Capabilities

Google's I/O 2017 conference in Mountain View, California, has ended today. As usual, it included a slew of announcements, ranging from enhancements to existing products, to more futuristic expansions in cloud services and data analytics.

Frank Lenk Published: 05/19/2017 04:08:44 PM EST

New TRENDnet DVR Surveillance Kits

New TRENDnet DVR Surveillance Kits

TRENDnet has launched a new line of standalone DVR Surveillance Kits, offering a DIY solution for homes and business, with video, storage and management included.

Frank Lenk Published: 05/04/2017 12:13:54 PM EST


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