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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 Coolest Gadgets Your Cat Will Love

      10 Coolest Gadgets Your Cat Will Love

      These gadgets aren’t for you human, they’re for your cat. Of course, since your cat can’t read you’re gonna have to do this. If you make your cat happy you’re likely gonna be happier too, so better pay attention now! We’ve picked out 10 cool gadgets we think your cat will love. 1. Pet Feeder

    • People Who Changed the World – Without Formal Education

      People Who Changed the World – Without Formal Education

      Famous scientists and inventors who dropped out of school changed the way we understand and perceive reality. They proved that imagination, hard work, and trusting your hunches are more important than formal education. Their inventions gave recreation and work to millions of people around the world. These famous scientists and tech people donated to charitable

    • 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

    • 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

    • How to Prepare for an IT Certification Exam

      How to Prepare for an IT Certification Exam

      As a preface to this article, I should admit that I am a certification junkie. I hold CCNP and CCDP certifications from Cisco, the MCSE certification from Microsoft, the CISSP from ISC2, and additional certifications from HP, Oracle (Sun), Checkpoint, TripWire, the ICSA, and several other IT organizations and vendors. These certifications have been very

    • 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 Tiny Gadgets that Pack a Huge Punch

      10 Tiny Gadgets that Pack a Huge Punch

      Wise men sometimes say that “less is more”, and looking at technological developments it would appear that one of the main goals is exactly that; to enable a lot more with a lot less. There’s one obvious example of a small gadget that packs a huge punch. It is your smartphone. It’s as powerful a

    • 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

    • 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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