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Posted December 17, 2014in Tech Talk

Have the Trolls inherited the Internet?

What makes America so great? Without hesitation, you should have answered, “the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.” The Declaration states that each and every American is afforded the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution institutes the right to bear arms, protection from illegal search

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Posted December 10, 2014in Tech Talk

Technology feeds out discount price addiction

In 1963, when Andy Williams recorded “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” he must have immediately recognized it was an instant holiday classic. What he couldn’t have known is, starting the day after Thanksgiving, his voice would come to fill every elevator, mall and superstore until the end

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Posted December 03, 2014in Tech Talk

Microsoft fights through its tablet failures

One of the best qualities of being human is the ability to change one’s mind. Well, after two months of experiences that are simply irrefutable, I must admit that the newest iteration of Microsoft’s Surface tablet is an exceptional mobile device. One year ago I spent two weeks test-driving the

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Posted November 26, 2014in Tech Talk

Today’s tech lies become fact tomorrow

For anyone with the slightest inkling of technological know-how, one word sends a shiver down the spine: “enhance.” In the fictitious worlds of television shows and movies, no image or security footage is so far gone that it can’t be enhanced to near crystal-clear clarity. Sure, there are image restoration

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Posted November 19, 2014in Tech Talk

The importance of being socially cool

There are two things that launch upstart social networks from nothing to necessities: a feature that isn’t offered anywhere else, and being cool. While coming up with an original social network feature seems nearly impossible, being cool and maintaining can be much harder. Friendster, MySpace, and even America Online —

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Posted November 12, 2014in Tech Talk

Meet the Smartphone: your new wallet

Anyone can point out the revolutionary technological advancements in the past 50 years — the personal computer, the cell phone, the Internet. The real trick is picking out the slow-burning tech gems that will one day change everything. The most glaring example might be the potential digital wallet that will

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Posted November 05, 2014in Tech Talk

Yahoo! fighting for its profitable life

“On a long enough timeline the survival for everyone drops to zero.” That paragon of pessimism comes courtesy of Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club,” and the disturbing wisdom of the phrase can be applied to pretty much everything. Your career, your life, our planet — all of it will one day

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Posted October 29, 2014in Tech Talk

Google Fiber, the superhero ISP

Americans have a fantastic talent for yielding to malfeasance. Political shenanigans, continually rising college tuition, highway traffic jams, movie spoilers — these things and many more eventually become a fact of life to which we all acquiesce. As far as tech grievances go, as products evolve many annoyances are cleared

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Posted October 22, 2014in Tech Talk

Convert a computer into a TV with Plex

It appears within 10 years the Internet will be one giant television. Every major Web entity is creating video content. Connections are slowly climbing to speeds that will easily stream virtually anything. It seems the only obstacle without a clear path to get around is organization. How will users be

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Posted October 15, 2014in Tech Talk

King of the creatives

Everyone likes to feel like he or she is creative. Whether you’re a photographer, an accountant or a plumber, artistry can found in practically any vocation. Still, the common definition of creativity looks to visual and auditory mediums such as paintings and jazz for the truly talented, and if one

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