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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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Posted October 08, 2014in Tech Talk

Nothing says romance like a smartphone

When marketing works, it really works. “Got Milk?” “Just Do It.” “Save Money. Live Better.” These slogans not only drilled their way into the brains of millions of Americans, they sold billions of products. In 2008, Apple — a company renowned for its design and branding — joined the pantheon

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Posted October 01, 2014in Tech Talk

Television: slowly forging into the future

The best thing about technology is it has virtually no ceiling. As great as your smartphone or laptop is right now, in five years it will look like a dinosaur. The annual evolution of computer technology has practically become a celebrated ritual at this point. However, that revelry quickly morphs

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Posted September 24, 2014in Tech Talk

Apple wasting time with iWatch

Apple’s iWatch looks beautiful. It is a stone cold fact that cannot be denied. The problem comes when you try to nail down its purpose. We’ve all heard the old chestnut “necessity is the mother of invention.” After you take a good long look at the iWatch, there is no

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Posted September 17, 2014in Tech Talk

Put down your phone and read this

How long are you willing to wait for a website to load? Five seconds? Ten seconds? Good God, don’t let it happen to me… 15 seconds! Over the last two decades, researchers have found the duration of the American attention span to be dwindling and dwindling. It’s gotten so bad

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Posted September 10, 2014in Tech Talk

Viva La Revolution Free

Since the turn of century, when the Internet began consuming our attention spans, we’ve all been champions of “Revolution Free.” Napster started the uprising with free music, content aggregators such as Google News and Huffington Post stoked the flames with free news, torrent services gave us entertainment, and social networks

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