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Posted December 06, 2017in Tech Talk

Tech the halls

Tech gifts that don’t require taking out a home equity loan With technology and gadgets having woven themselves into the very fabric of our collective existence, it would seem that gift buying would be easier than ever. Walk the aisles of your favorite electronics section, pick up a few gizmos,

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Posted November 01, 2017in Tech Talk

21st-century ears

Headphones have come a long way. From decades of contraptions like soup cans on the end of a metal headband to tiny, wireless hearing-aid-like ear inserts, the innovations continue to astound. Most everyone has his or her preference, and while audiophiles may tell you there’s only a few headphones truly

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Posted October 04, 2017in Tech Talk

Phone innovation is over

Nothing Apple announced is awe-inspiring Oh, my word, did you see what the new iPhone can do? It can wirelessly charge! It allows users to create custom emojis! You can edit screenshots! It has a processor five times as fast as lightning! The screen goes all the way to the

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Posted September 06, 2017in Tech Talk, Uncategorized

Your phone’s extinction-level intelligence

Automation is an incredible gift to modern society. The most menial of tasks have been passed off to soulless robots and machines. No more drilling holes in license plates or tightening screws on car chassis after car chassis. While a godsend to industrial production, automation has also killed hundreds of

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Posted August 02, 2017in Tech Talk

Snap and the IPO gamble

Sports gambling is illegal in almost every state, and even the states where it is legal, it is highly regulated. For many, sports gambling is seen as a predatory evil that preys on the weak-willed and hurts society as a whole; others view betting on sports as a way to

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Posted July 05, 2017in Tech Talk

The future is tinkering

It may not seem like the sexiest of tech innovations, but printer ink cartridges have just sent a shockwave through the tech history. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on whether or not Impression Products could legally take the sold and

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Posted June 01, 2017in Tech Talk

Facebook of the future

Every spring, the world’s tech giants hold their annual developer conferences and use their moment in the limelight to proselytize their version of the tech future. This spring, the most bombastic version of the tech future came from Facebook, whose CEO said, in so many words, that the end of

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Posted May 03, 2017in Tech Talk

Be careful, the Internet is watching

You may not have realized this, but for the last month, and every month going forward, your web browsing history has been packaged and sold. In two disgustingly fast weeks in late March, both houses of the United States Congress and President Donald Trump sold you out. Both Iowa senators

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Posted April 05, 2017in Tech Talk

Be proactive, protect your devices

Integrate passcode and fingerprint combo for access and register for locating software Stop what you’re doing and activate the baked-in device tracking tools available to you on your devices, and download some extra security measures while you’re at it. Sometimes in our never-ending tech excitement and device worship, we forgo

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Posted March 01, 2017in Tech Talk

Only the paranoid are truly alone

A common misconception of the First Amendment is that the constitutional right to freedom of speech applies in all situations. People who have this belief live a backward life and think they can be as crass as they wish, wherever they desire, and there will be no repercussions. In terms

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