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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

    • 6 Cheaper Superphones You Probably Didn’t Know About

      6 Cheaper Superphones You Probably Didn’t Know About

      If you want a powerful high end smartphone you probably think you’ll have to shell out well over $500 dollars or get yourself locked into a hefty two year contract. Understandable considering that phones that get the most attention by tech media, and get most advertised by their respective companies, at least in the west,

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • How to Compare Online Schools

      How to Compare Online Schools

      Most institutions of higher learning only seriously compete with one or two other schools. Students often wish to attend a school near home, so the decision is often based on geography instead of educational quality. In addition, many public schools charge much higher rates of tuition to students from other states than they do to

    • These 7 Fitness Gadgets Will Help You Stay Motivated

      These 7 Fitness Gadgets Will Help You Stay Motivated

      Getting into shape is one of the most difficult goals to achieve since it seems as though there are an endless amount of roadblocks that stand in the way of achieving fitness goals. There is work, kids, parties and the temptation to eat an unhealthy meal at seemingly every street corner in existence. The key

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