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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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Posted May 14, 2014in Tech Talk

Learn a foreign language with Duolingo

Learning a foreign language can be tough — really tough. Just ask the thousands of graduating high-schoolers who only took two years of Spanish or French to meet the requirement of Iowa’s three public universities. For years technology has been trying to soften the education gap in the foreign language

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Posted May 07, 2014in Tech Talk

How BASIC gave laymen power

On the list of ground-zero major benchmarks in computer history is Alan Turning, the man first conceived of algorithms who helped develop computer science with The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (famously created at Iowa State University) and the invention of readable programming code. Computer programmers celebrated one of these innovation’s 50-year birthday

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Posted April 30, 2014in Tech Talk

Web wars come down to court rulings

The last few months have been extremely tumultuous pertaining to the future of the Internet. Prior to a federal Appeals Court ruling in January, all Web content was legally required to be treated the same: Streaming video needed to be loaded on users’ computers at the same speed as someone

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