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    • 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

    • 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

    • Is Transhumanism Building a Dystopian Nightmare?

      Is Transhumanism Building a Dystopian Nightmare?

      Transhumanism is a movement that typically both predicts and advocates the evolution of human beings beyond our current biologically determined limitations whereas humans gradually transcend into what can be termed “transhumans”. It deals with research and development of technologies which could augment human capabilities, but also technologies which indicate the advent of intelligent machines whose

    • 5 Online Schools That Make Learning Programming Superfun

      5 Online Schools That Make Learning Programming Superfun

      Photo by HackNY With Codecademy launching the Code Year project, and the subsequent launch of Code.org non-profit, there has been a growing movement of people saying that everybody should learn how to program, and even that programming should be included in the new definition of literacy for the 21st century. Considering how much we depend

    • 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

    • 15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      Since the first commercial operating system (OS) was released featuring a GUI, computer owners have been searching for ways to improve their computer’s performance. Despite the continued and rapid improvement in computer hardware speed, end users continue to look for ways to improve performance. This is especially true for users of the popular Windows OS

    • 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.

    • 7 Fun Yet Productive Ways to Kill Boredom on The Internet

      7 Fun Yet Productive Ways to Kill Boredom on The Internet

      Photo by Richard Eriksson It’s actually pretty strange how can anyone in this day and age be bored when there is an overwhelming number of ways to get entertained, and just as many ways to discover new things, and explore various interests. That some people still occasionally, or even often, profess to be “bored” probably

    • Escaping The Walled Gardens In The Clouds

      Escaping The Walled Gardens In The Clouds

      After going through a bunch of OS X Mountain Lion reviews I have to say I can’t wait to get it onto my Mac. For the most part the devil’s in the details; all the little things that accrue to form what I expect to be a better user experience. Besides all of the little

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