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    • Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      I am pleased to announce a new feature here at The Tech-FAQ: practice exams for IT certifications. We have released our first practice exam, 70-410 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012. This practice exam will help our site visitors achieve the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSM certifications from Microsoft. Each time you take the practice

    • 7 Green Gadgets That Will Save You Money

      7 Green Gadgets That Will Save You Money

      Do you ever wish you could find even more, easy ways to go green and still save money? Thanks to modern technology, you can. We scouted around for some of the best new contraptions out there and found lots of nifty gadgets that will help both the planet and your wallet. Here’s a listing of

    • 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

    • Top 10 Things to Look for When Buying a Smartphone

      Top 10 Things to Look for When Buying a Smartphone

      If you’re buying a smartphone you’re probably making a choice that you will live with for at least the next two years. So it is important to make an informed decision, taking into consideration your needs and desires as well as the basic characteristics that differentiate between a good smartphone and a bad one at

    • The Value of IT Certifications

      The Value of IT Certifications

      With unemployment currently worse than at any time since the Carter recession more than thirty years ago, many individuals are looking at IT certifications to help them get hired, earn raises, or even just keep their current positions. But does that strategy pay off? We’ll take an in-depth look. The Benefits of IT Certifications IT

    • IT Certifications vs. College Degrees

      IT Certifications vs. College Degrees

      Which is more valuable, an IT certification or a college degree?  While the answer to that question depends upon many factors, we can learn a great deal by examining the specifics. Obviously, not all IT certifications are the same and not all college degrees are the same. The most common IT certificate is the MCSE

    • 10 Reasons Why Geeks Are Now Cool

      10 Reasons Why Geeks Are Now Cool

      Let’s get one thing straight. Geeks were always cool, the masses just had to realize it! And that’s so not coming from a geeky author, I swear! But seriously, that geeks are kind of cool, to the point of non-geeky people wanting to become geeks and accepted by other geeks, isn’t exactly big news anymore.

    • Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux

      Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux

      Zorin OS caught my attention through an attractive web site and an interesting video presentation. It is based on Ubuntu Linux and its aim appears to be to offer a friendly user experience to everyone, including those coming from Windows and Mac OS. The way it is presented implies the kind of professionalism that I

    • 6 Cheaper Superphones You Probably Didn’t Know About

      6 Cheaper Superphones You Probably Didn’t Know About

      If you want a powerful high end smartphone you probably think you’ll have to shell out well over $500 dollars or get yourself locked into a hefty two year contract. Understandable considering that phones that get the most attention by tech media, and get most advertised by their respective companies, at least in the west,

    • Tech-FAQ Manifesto

      Tech-FAQ Manifesto

      The Tech-FAQ Manifesto 1.1 The Basic Principles of a Transhumanist Individualist We love technology. We embrace it as part of who we are or aspire to be. We recognize human history as that of constantly increasing co-dependence and co-evolution with technology, perpetually replacing the old paradigms with the new ones. We see a universe of

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