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    • Why Built-In Optical Drives and HDDs No Longer Make Sense

      Why Built-In Optical Drives and HDDs No Longer Make Sense

      Optical Drives As far as optical media such as DVDs and CDs go we seem to have entered at least the beginnings of a phase out stage that previously befallen the floppy disk. I would actually argue that this was in effect for a while now, but it was a silent trend. Nobody really seemed

    • Space Colonization and Free Market Essential to Sustainable Growth

      Space Colonization and Free Market Essential to Sustainable Growth

      Here’s a yet another seemingly far fetched piece by yours truly, talking about such things as choosing between the potential destruction of all humanity and evolving endlessly into a god like race. Intrigued? I’m obviously not the only one to think in such dramatic and marginal terms. In addition to the hordes of nerds entertaining

    • The Rebirth of Linux

      The Rebirth of Linux

      There were quite a few words on the death of Linux on the desktop lately, but people have been saying that for a long time now. Even I talked about it at one point. In some ways Linux is dead, if you judge a liveliness of a platform by how much relevance it has to

    • 5 Reasons Why Tesla Motors Will Conquer The World with Electric Cars

      5 Reasons Why Tesla Motors Will Conquer The World with Electric Cars

      Tesla Motors is relentlessly working to make electric vehicles the absolute future of personal transportation. They’ve made them cool. They’ve made them viable, and they’re conquering the world. This is why they will succeed. 1. Elon Musk: Not Your Run of The Mill Entrepreneur To understand the success and drive of Tesla Motors we’ve got

    • Earn an IT Degree Online

      Earn an IT Degree Online

      The price of tuition at American colleges has increased 498.41% since 1986, while the overall inflation rate during that time has been only 115.06%. In simple terms, the cost of a college education has increased more than four times faster than the rate of inflation. Americans currently owe over one trillion dollars in student debt.

    • Technologies That Can Help Protect Your Privacy

      Technologies That Can Help Protect Your Privacy

      In a previous article on privacy we’ve established what it is, how does digitally networking our world affect it, and in a nutshell, why should we care. We established that the best way to ensure your privacy is through technological means, and in this article I offer an overview of what such technologies are. What

    • In Defense of Technology Lock-In

      In Defense of Technology Lock-In

      I’m going to do the unthinkable. I am going to actually defend the practice that many consider “anti-competitive”, the practice of so called “vendor lock-in” often employed by technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft. In a nutshell the practice of lock-in involves building pieces of technology that work only in certain predefined circumstances and

    • 10 Ways a “Dumb” Phone is Better Than a Smartphone

      10 Ways a “Dumb” Phone is Better Than a Smartphone

      When we shop for a mobile phone these days most of us will probably look for a smartphone with a big shiny touch screen, and a bazillion apps ready to go from the app store. Carriers and mobile shops as well as the tech media are certainly helping this trend. Everybody talks about smartphones and

    • 5 Online Schools That Make Learning Programming Superfun

      5 Online Schools That Make Learning Programming Superfun

      Photo by HackNY With Codecademy launching the Code Year project, and the subsequent launch of Code.org non-profit, there has been a growing movement of people saying that everybody should learn how to program, and even that programming should be included in the new definition of literacy for the 21st century. Considering how much we depend

    • 15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      Since the first commercial operating system (OS) was released featuring a GUI, computer owners have been searching for ways to improve their computer’s performance. Despite the continued and rapid improvement in computer hardware speed, end users continue to look for ways to improve performance. This is especially true for users of the popular Windows OS

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