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    • 15 Tools That Make Encryption Easy to Use

      15 Tools That Make Encryption Easy to Use

      In addition to simply exercising common sense when posting things about yourself online encryption is the most powerful tool we have for protecting our privacy and security. It doesn’t rely on rules and regulations to protect your privacy, or any other form of trust in third parties to take up the cause for you. Instead

    • 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

    • 4 Amazing New Memory Technologies Coming This Decade

      4 Amazing New Memory Technologies Coming This Decade

      There’s a whole slew of new memory technologies coming up, all of which could be on the market within just three years, and all of which promise tremendous improvements in speed, capacity, and power efficiency. Those of us tech savvy enough to at least know we have DDR3 memory in our machines might expect DDR4

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 8 Star Trek Technologies We Actually Use

      8 Star Trek Technologies We Actually Use

      In the half-century since Star Trek first fired up the popular imagination, a number of the technologies depicted in the franchises tales have since become commonplace. Let’s take a look at 8 Star Trek technologies that we can actually use today.

    • 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

    • 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

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