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Posted July 23, 2014in Tech Talk

Do it yourself with 3D printers

Everyone has that one gadget in the house that runs perfectly for years and then unexpectedly falls apart. It might be the disc tray on your Blu-ray player or the ceiling fan that pops a screw. For me it was a waffle iron that snapped its hinge in the middle

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Posted July 16, 2014in Tech Talk

Long live King Content

Of all the innovations and gifts Bill Gates gave the world of technology, the one that has crossed over more than any other is the idea that “Content is King.” Written as part of an open essay in 1996, Gates’ proclamed that in order to succeed in the burgeoning online

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Posted July 09, 2014in Tech Talk

Tech that crosses the line

In today’s world, technology is inescapable. When we’re not spending our working hours staring at computer screens, our eyes are fixed on TVs, tablets and the ubiquitous smartphone. This environment is the reason so many companies want a piece of the action. It seems every business wants to build an

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Posted July 02, 2014in Tech Talk

Spend money to make money

Continuous growth is the demand of every shareholder and blight of every company. Everyone from CEOs down to mailroom clerks wants to rake in profits as much as investors, but failure to recoup bigger and bigger profits can quickly kill their job and reputation. How do companies bring in new

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Posted June 25, 2014in Tech Talk

Breaking the law

Why is it so many cool technologies force you to break the law? Force might be a little much, but at the very least, cloud storage, social GPS, web-based DVR, web video platforms and many, many more new technologies put users in situations to make illegal choices, and so many

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Posted June 18, 2014in Tech Talk

The death of the console

With more platforms than ever before, entertainment dollars are stretched thin these days. Everything from live entertainment and cable television to smartphones and physical media such as DVDs are fighting for a piece of your expendable income. In this entertainment tug of war, few industries are struggling to hold their

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Posted June 11, 2014in Tech Talk

Conference call

With almost a season-like quality to it, the tech industry follows a cycle. New products are released in late summer, research and development throughout fall and winter, and spring and summer is all about hype. So what is the hype medium of choice? Giant conferences. Since the release of the

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Posted June 04, 2014in Tech Talk

Learn not to be scared

There are two layers to the Internet as we know and love it: the observer side where you visit websites and interact with others digitally, and the observing side, where tracking code and browser cookies allows content providers to analyze your online behavior. As nerdy as it sounds, for every

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Posted May 28, 2014in Tech Talk

Don’t get Angry (Birds)

Some of you are sharing far too much information online. I’m not talking about pictures of your post-workout abs or nauseating details of your child’s bowel movements. No, this over-sharing is most likely a complete oversight on your behalf. Chances are, on a routine basis you are sharing your exact

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Posted May 21, 2014in Tech Talk

Celebs should follow Dr. Dre’s Beats

Becoming a celebrity opens a lot of doors. Suddenly you’re being paid to attend parties, stay in hotels, drive fancy cars — basically every opportunity you can imagine is handed to you. There is however one notable exception, and that is success in the tech world. A-list missteps include Justin

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