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    • 10 Incredible Statistics About The Internet

      10 Incredible Statistics About The Internet

      The internet is an incredibly vibrant place always buzzing with incomprehensible amounts of activity. Its effect on humanity is probably proving to be greater than any previous technology because it connects us with everything and everyone in unprecedented ways. You’re probably well aware of just how much are you exposed to the internet, and how

    • 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

    • 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

    • Earn Money for Your Favorite Charities by Switching from Google to Goodsearch

      Earn Money for Your Favorite Charities by Switching from Google to Goodsearch

      If you search using GoodSearch, the company will donate 50% of the revenue they earn from your searches to the charity of your choice. You can choose from over one hundred thousand charitable organizations, including the National Constitution Center, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, and FreedomWorks. Each time you perform a web search using

    • 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

    • 5 Signs You Don’t Need a PC Anymore

      5 Signs You Don’t Need a PC Anymore

      Photo by kitschweb PCs are generally powerful, fast, and pretty comfortable to use, but they can also be expensive and burdensome to maintain compared to their nimbler mobile counterparts. This isn’t a yet another “PCs are dead” post. We recognize that there is a sizeable chunk of working populace who still need them for one

    • Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against Big Data

      Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against Big Data

      Organizations across the globe are amassing huge repositories of data on every living person on Earth. The data is collected by governments, non-governmental organizations, and private companies. These organizations then sell or trade this data to other organizations who may then trade or -sell it again. In addition, this data is often held insecurely, which

    • 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

    • Why Stagnation of CPU Performance is Not a Big Deal

      Why Stagnation of CPU Performance is Not a Big Deal

      There are various reports talking about the difficulties of scaling current CPU technologies upwards to meet the expected major improvements in speed. In a nutshell, the ongoing trends of adding more cores, and integrating various non-CPU system functions with the CPU are only going to get us so far, but they will fairly soon reach

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