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    • 10 Ways Facebook Subtly Changes Your Behavior

      10 Ways Facebook Subtly Changes Your Behavior

      Facebook continues to be the most popular social network, and has basically become as ubiquitous as telephones and televisions once were, almost as if a basic utility. Some actually find it strange when they find someone who isn’t on Facebook. But all that’s pretty obvious. What might not be as immediately obvious is just how

    • The Human Wildcard

      The Human Wildcard

      Human beings have many aces up their sleeves compared to other living species on Earth. In terms of our physical properties we seem to strike just the right balance of capabilities. Our weaknesses are typically compensated for by certain advantages in a very smooth and complementary manner. We are an evolutionary proof that the strongest,

    • 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

    • 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

    • 5 Technologies That Will Make Your Bad Habits Less Unhealthy

      5 Technologies That Will Make Your Bad Habits Less Unhealthy

      For one reason or another a lot of us have a vice or two, a habit that’s easy to acquire, difficult to get rid of, but kind of bad for us. This involves things like smoking, drinking, disorderly eating, lack of exercise, and similar. While this is sure to be a controversial suggestion there are

    • How to Compare Online Schools

      How to Compare Online Schools

      Most institutions of higher learning only seriously compete with one or two other schools. Students often wish to attend a school near home, so the decision is often based on geography instead of educational quality. In addition, many public schools charge much higher rates of tuition to students from other states than they do to

    • Why Everyone Should Use a VPN

      Why Everyone Should Use a VPN

      VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, connects computers and other devices using an encrypted connection. This means that all data travelling through such a network is unreadable to anyone who might intercept the data stream, making it as private as it would be if all of the connected devices resided within the walls of a

    • 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.

    • Imagine a world without language

      Imagine a world without language

      Language is something we take for granted, but when I start thinking about it it's a challenge just getting to define it, not to mention the very definition of language depends on language and the intricate relationship it has with our thinking and perception of reality. Language is actually a very dangerous tool. It is

    • 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

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