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    • 12 More Projects That Could Change The World

      12 More Projects That Could Change The World

      This is a follow up to 10 Projects That Are Building The Future, published over six months ago, showcasing another 12 projects that could change the world in various ways. Some are potentially revolutionary, and others represent a logical, but significant, evolution. Some offer a promise of a better future, while others might be downright

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 11 Google Chrome Features You Might Not Be Aware Of

      11 Google Chrome Features You Might Not Be Aware Of

      Google Chrome is currently the most popular web browser in the world. It has a simple and intuitive user interface that made it stand out, and it works pretty well out of the box. Most people probably don’t delve into its settings or explore its features beyond superficial day to day use, but it’s actually

    • How to Remove Information from Background Check Websites

      How to Remove Information from Background Check Websites

      It seems as though the more daily life becomes inter-connected with the Internet, the more that our personal information is available to just about anyone who wants it. Forget about National Security Agency conspiracy theories, the real danger to keeping our private lives to ourselves are the various commercial data collection warehouses that exist throughout

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

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