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  • Addressing the Nuclear Elephant in the Room

    Addressing the Nuclear Elephant in the Room

    Alan M. Milner
    Whether we like it or not, we cannot live without nuclear energy
  • Study Finds Most Teens Text While Driving

    Study Finds Most Teens Text While Driving

    johnnyrobish
    A satirical look at current events and politics!
  • Co-founder of Virtual Reality Jaron Lanier Wants a Mulligan

    Co-founder of Virtual Reality Jaron Lanier Wants a Mulligan

    Alan M. Milner
    Jaron Lanier is a genius. That is an indisputable fact. He's one of the smartest people on the planet. He's one of the people who invented virtual reality but now he wants a Mulligan.
  • My i-Genie

    My i-Genie

    Jonathan Wolfman
    "No Problem!"
  • How to Create  and Publish Podcasts on BindleSnitch

    How to Create and Publish Podcasts on BindleSnitch

    Alan M. Milner
    Step by step instructions for how to create and post podcasts on BindleSnitch.
  • WordPress Hacks:  Removing the Block Editor Nag Screen

    WordPress Hacks: Removing the Block Editor Nag Screen

    Alan M. Milner
    If you are a WordPress administrator, or even just a user, you have probably noticed this nagging message every time you begin a new post in the back end of your WordPress theme: "This post type is set to use …
  • Tech Companies All-In on Blockchain Technology

    Tech Companies All-In on Blockchain Technology

    Howard Heinhertz
    With cryptocurrencies becoming a serious asset for investors, the concern has shifted from viability to protecting the accounts and transfers of owners. It is estimated that as much as 25 percent of all cryptocurrency is susceptible to hacking, and this …
  • A Short History of Adblockers  and Their Effect on Us

    A Short History of Adblockers and Their Effect on Us

    Alan M. Milner
    The interesting thing about ad blockers is that they don't actually block most advertising. They are specifically designed to block display advertising - and they can only block display advertising when the advertising copy
  • Microsoft Removes Apps Connected with Cryptojacking

    Microsoft Removes Apps Connected with Cryptojacking

    Robert Pannier
    Microsoft was forced to remove eight programs from their app store after being notified by Symantec that these programs likely contained malicious malware that could be used in cryptojacking, which has now become the leading cybersecurity threat globally.
  • Tired of Robocalls? Time to #MakeEmDeaf

    Tired of Robocalls? Time to #MakeEmDeaf

    Robert Pannier
    While the cellphone has helped to make life a whole lot more convenient, it has also introduced one of the most annoying consequences – the robocall. Everyday, millions of people across America receive automated calls related to insurance, credit cards, …
  • I am not important enough to be paranoid – and neither are you

    I am not important enough to be paranoid – and neither are you

    Alan M. Milner
    I am not important enough to be paranoid. In fact, I’m not important enough to pay attention to myself. I don’t even read the stuff I post online. Why should I? No one else does. The idea that we are …
  • Stephen Hawking Feared A.I. and Genetic Upgrades

    Stephen Hawking Feared A.I. and Genetic Upgrades

    Frank Benjamin
    In Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking gives his final statements on a number of pressing technological issues that were troubling him toward the end of his life, and for which he wanted to to go on record …
  • Cryptojacking: The Newest Trend in Computer Crime

    Cryptojacking: The Newest Trend in Computer Crime

    Frank Benjamin
    The newest trend in among hackers and other denizens of the dark underworld of the internet is something called cryptojacking, which is the practice of using your computer and your electricity to produce bitcoins for someone else by hacking into …
  • Facebook Using Downvote to Flag Bad Comments

    Facebook Using Downvote to Flag Bad Comments

    Mark Campbell
    Facebook downvote button is being tested by the social networking giant, and the same has been made available to a few users. The button is not used on the posts, rather its objective is to flag offensive comments.
  • How Hacked Sex Robots Could Murder People

    How Hacked Sex Robots Could Murder People

    Mark Campbell
    Artificial intelligence researchers warn of the security risks posed by internet-connected robots which could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people, a cybersecurity expert has warned.
  • Big Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in Sweden

    Big Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in Sweden

    Frank Benjamin
    Epicenter, a Swedish incubation center for start-up companies, is injecting microchips into volunteer employees that enable them to pass through security barriers, log onto to protected computers, and purchase items in the canteen just by waving their hands across a …
  • Mercedes Replaces Robots with Humans on the Production Line

    Mercedes Replaces Robots with Humans on the Production Line

    Mark Campbell
    from The Christian Science Monitor Chalk up a win for humanity. Mercedes-Benz is hiring  humans to replace robots on the production line of its plant in Sindelfingen, Germany. When it comes to assembling highly customized autos, robotic workers can’t yet match …
  • Google’s ‘smart cloth’ going into Levi Strauss products

    Google’s ‘smart cloth’ going into Levi Strauss products

    Mark Campbell
    Google’s newly announced “smart cloth” will be woven into Levi Strauss products beginning in 2016. Google’s quest to have one of its smart products in every consumer’s pocket has now grown into a quest to outfit everyone with the actual pockets themselves. …
  • Facebook’s Giant Drones to Enhance Internet Connectivity

    Facebook’s Giant Drones to Enhance Internet Connectivity

    Frank Benjamin
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed Thursday that the social media giant has successfully tested unmanned aircraft that it intends to use to bring Internet connectivity to remote communities. The company’s project, run in conjunction with Internet.org, aims to bring into …
  • Revisiting Breastfeeding and Jade Beall’s Photography

    Revisiting Breastfeeding and Jade Beall’s Photography

    Mark Campbell
    On March 24th Jade Beall, the creator of A Beautiful Body Project, posted on Facebook saying, “I was just told that ‘women actively breastfeeding in photos’ are completely allowed on FB! I would love to be free from censoring my breastfeeding …
  • Microsoft to bid Farewell to Internet Explorer?

    Microsoft to bid Farewell to Internet Explorer?

    Mark Campbell
    Microsoft announced recently that it will be soon parting ways with the classic Internet Explorer brand and will eventually replace it with a newer browser, which is currently referred to as Project Spartan these days. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s head of marketing, …
  • Google Glass Not Quite Dead Yet

    Google Glass Not Quite Dead Yet

    Chuck Podhaisky
    Google may have shut down its Explorer program and stopped sales of Google Glass, but the controversial wearable technology isn’t dead yet. That’s according to Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, who told the Wall Street Journal Google’s Nest division will …
  • Benevolent Browsing with new browser?

    Benevolent Browsing with new browser?

    Mark Campbell
    For anyone who has wanted to make a difference, but does not know how to start, a web search engine called www.goodsearch.com may be a great answer.  Although many people may not consider using the internet as the most charitable activity, it is now possible to generate …
  • Virtual Dating in…. Old-Fashioned Dating Out?

    Virtual Dating in…. Old-Fashioned Dating Out?

    Mark Campbell
    When it comes to finding true love or even companionship nowadays, singles all across the world are relying more on the World Wide Web to help further improve and expand their dating prospects. Some dating websites, such as Plenty of …
  • Retail Industry to Take a Dip With New Handy-Dandy Chip

    Retail Industry to Take a Dip With New Handy-Dandy Chip

    Mark Campbell
    American consumers across the United States will soon have to part ways with their traditional magnetic strip credit cards in exchange for cards containing high-tech microchips that will ultimately prevent thieves from stealing such personal information as PIN and social …
  • Motion Control Devices are a Step Toward The Internet of Things

    Motion Control Devices are a Step Toward The Internet of Things

    Faye Barton
    Ira Levin’s eerie and magical world of The Stepford Wives is an excellent illustrative example of The Internet of Things. The story depicts people living in homes that have been outfitted with refrigerators which are able to track the freshness of the …
  • Amazon Prime Swoops in When Netflix Drops the Ball Offline

    Amazon Prime Swoops in When Netflix Drops the Ball Offline

    Faye Barton
    Streaming media became a household commodity after the 1995 New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game was streamed online by ESPN SportsZone and Progressive Networks. Since then, streaming media appears to have spawned its own subculture, with the reigning king …
  • Artificial Leaves May Produce Oxygen for Future Eco-cities

    Artificial Leaves May Produce Oxygen for Future Eco-cities

    Faye Barton
    The Earth’s air quality has been deteriorating for decades.  Everyone knows that, just as almost everyone knows that the deforestation of the world’s rainforests has played…and continues to play…a major role in the degradation of the atmosphere. During the early 1970’s, the …
  • Google’s Problems Only Begin With the Search Bots

    Google’s Problems Only Begin With the Search Bots

    Frank Benjamin
    There is a problem with the search “bots,” the automated programs that search engines like Google use to scan the internet from moment to moment.  The problem is that they are not human and, because they are not human, they …
  • Modular Cell Phones May Change How We Buy Technology

    Modular Cell Phones May Change How We Buy Technology

    Faye Barton
    Mobile devices have become an essential part of everyday life for most people but, with the exception of a small percentage of specialized devices, they tend to be dangerously delicate for items with such high price tags. As a fail-safe …
  • The Net Neutrality Imbroglio Heats Up

    The Net Neutrality Imbroglio Heats Up

    Frank Benjamin
    An article in PC World, dated today, reports that a conservative activist group, American Commitment, has launched a massive petition campaign demanding that the FCC refrain from imposing regulations on the Internet to prevent “the government from taking over the …
  • Auto Lenders Put Kill Switches Into Cars

    Auto Lenders Put Kill Switches Into Cars

    Frank Benjamin
    That innocuous looking device (above) on the dashboard under the steering column is a new kind of kill switch, but this kill switch can actually take your car away from you, instead of letting you keep it.  Auto lenders are …
  • Apple Mania Ensues Again

    Apple Mania Ensues Again

    Frank Benjamin
    Apple mania is spreading across the land again and, as much as we would rather ignore it, we  are going to add to the hoopla, if only for the hoopla of deriding it.  A visit to several Florida malls over …
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