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Posted April 22, 2015in Tech Talk

Amazon, boldly searching where others have before

If science fiction has taught us anything, education will likely be pointless in the future, as computers will know everything. Whether it’s as far off as “Star Trek” or as immediate as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” computers will handle all the tough issues while we’re simply along for the ride.

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Posted April 15, 2015in Tech Talk

Can you escape your online ecosystems?

Depending on your shopping disposition, iKEA is either the worst or best storefront in the history of time. Best because it has more options for home decor than any store on the planet; worst because all those options make it the size of three Wal-Marts put together, and it’s built

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Posted April 08, 2015in Tech Talk

Tidal looks to crash the streaming world

Premium technology is the specter all developers long for, but few have achieved. Luxury is easily attainable. Six-figure cars and stereo systems pack in pricey, high-end technology but require stringent upkeep. Premium means a steep price tag but not the excessive maintenance necessary for ownership. Apple builds premium consumer devices,

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Posted March 31, 2015in Tech Talk

Apple hits the open road

Is there a more terrifying company in the world than Apple? Sure, the company offers bulletproof devices, intuitive software that seems to know what you want before you do. And yes, it is continually two steps ahead of the technology market. The thing is, those same qualities are a nightmare

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Posted March 25, 2015in Tech Talk

HBO Later seems a better fit

Among the all-time colossal missteps in business, the biggest might be Coca Cola passing on the opportunity to buy Pepsi in the early 20th century. Sometimes the fate of one organization can be written in its failure to identify the true potential of the competition. An example would be Blockbuster

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Posted March 18, 2015in Tech Talk

Split the check the high-tech way

More than anything else, the tech industry desperately wants into your wallet. Sure Amazon, and other online retailers are major online stops for purchasing gifts and other goods, but that’s only the first piece of the pie. Amazon is the unquestioned e-commerce king, and whoever takes them down is

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Posted March 11, 2015in Tech Talk

FCC to the Net Neutrality rescue

In case you haven’t heard, the last couple of weeks have been pretty big concerning the future of the Internet. Net Neutrality, a term that means everything and nothing, depending on your web literacy, was for all intents and purposes cemented in the Federal Communications Commission’s book of regulations. The

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Posted March 04, 2015in Tech Talk

Bloatware, or a rose by any other name

Life is full of add-ons. You make a purchase, and if it’s big enough, some retailers toss in extras. Everything from a side of fries to a new set of tires could be considered an add-on. This same principle exists with tech purchases, but those extras are anything but delicious

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Posted February 25, 2015in Tech Talk

The tech shortcuts to musical super-stardom

Chasing the dream of being a musical superstar is dangerous. Comparatively, a 2013 NCAA study of athletes chasing the pro dream found one in 50 Division I college football players will be drafted into the NFL, and one in 75 Division I basketball players will get drafted by the NBA.

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Posted February 18, 2015in Tech Talk

Think twice before logging on to Wi-Fi

Horror films are commonly built around characters that do things that seem destined to fail disastrously. Whether it’s the 1958 horror classic “The Fly” about a scientist whose teleporter crosses his DNA with a fly, or next week’s “The Lazarus Effect” about researchers who concoct a method to reanimate recently

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