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Posted April 20, 2016in Tech Talk

Twitter tackles live-streaming with the NFL

  Tech has a unique way of sharing a glimpse of the future before a device, software or service comes to the market — ideas that somehow miraculously develop into non-fiction innovations. Star Trek alone had the precognition to foresee tablets, on-call limitless entertainment, mobile translators and needleless syringes, a.k.a.

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Posted April 13, 2016in Tech Talk

Wearables are not (yet) a thing

  When a new computing platform emerges, the initial reaction is similar to that of a 4-year-old on Christmas morning. At the age of 4, kids have reached the cognitive capability to anticipate the importance of Christmas morning but not the ability to discern between a stellar gift and an

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Posted April 06, 2016in Tech Talk

Don’t get up; it’s just the iPhone SE

  Usually around early spring and early fall, technophiles start brimming with excitement. If the seasons are about to change, you can safely bet your house that the big manufacturers in technology are about to unveil the next iteration of their flagship smartphones. Firms roll out the red carpet for

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Posted April 01, 2016in Tech Talk

Google Glass out. Google Lens in.

    Visit any major tech website this week, and there’s a good chance its top story has to do with virtual reality. Once a ’90s geek pipe, virtual reality seems to be ready for primetime in all avenues of home entertainment. Gaming, movies, concerts, sports, pornography — every type

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Posted March 23, 2016in Homepage Cover Story, Tech Talk

The cloud keeps the content coming

How many times have you found yourself complaining about the limited amount of space on your phone? Across the planet, billions of smartphone users have encountered this frustrating experience. If you can get past your personal frustrations for a second, consider the firestorm of rage the companies that power the

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Posted March 16, 2016in Tech Talk

The dream ends for Meerkat

Not everyone gets to work his or her dream job. Generations of children went through years of school dreaming of becoming an author. They read every book they could get their hands on and earned degrees in English from their favorite liberal arts colleges — only to work in financial

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Posted March 09, 2016in Tech Talk

The FBI can take our smartphones from our cold, dead hands

How far are you willing to go for security? Pay for the largest military in the history of the world? Suspend your right to legal protection and the Fourth Amendment?  Hand over your personal data to the government? Vote for Donald Trump? Well, if you’re American, the first half of

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Posted March 02, 2016in Tech Talk

Customer experience is about to become a cable priority

Some things in life are painfully inescapable. If you’re a parent, at some point you inevitably become your child’s nemesis. No matter how friendly you are with your boss, on occasion you will see him or her as a brainless stooge. Finally, if you are a cable subscriber, without fail,

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Posted February 24, 2016in Tech Talk

Will Yahoo! firesale Tumblr?

Going-out-of-business sales are a bargain shopper’s dream. If you’ve done your homework and strike at just the right time, a penny-pincher can walk away with deals that are absolute steals. While cheapskates and moneygrubbers live for these big scores, so do businesses. Whether it’s mega-banks swooping in during the financial

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Posted February 17, 2016in Tech Talk

The divine Musk of failure

Failure is a part of life. At some point, we all have to deal with it. Depending on when you encounter it for the first time, losing can either be devastating or formative. The most recent example came from Super Bowl 50. Heading into the game, the Carolina Panthers’ offense

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