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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux

      Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux

      Zorin OS caught my attention through an attractive web site and an interesting video presentation. It is based on Ubuntu Linux and its aim appears to be to offer a friendly user experience to everyone, including those coming from Windows and Mac OS. The way it is presented implies the kind of professionalism that I

    • The Human Wildcard

      The Human Wildcard

      Human beings have many aces up their sleeves compared to other living species on Earth. In terms of our physical properties we seem to strike just the right balance of capabilities. Our weaknesses are typically compensated for by certain advantages in a very smooth and complementary manner. We are an evolutionary proof that the strongest,

    • Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      I am pleased to announce a new feature here at The Tech-FAQ: practice exams for IT certifications. We have released our first practice exam, 70-410 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012. This practice exam will help our site visitors achieve the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSM certifications from Microsoft. Each time you take the practice

    • 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

    • 5 Technologies That Will Make Your Bad Habits Less Unhealthy

      5 Technologies That Will Make Your Bad Habits Less Unhealthy

      For one reason or another a lot of us have a vice or two, a habit that’s easy to acquire, difficult to get rid of, but kind of bad for us. This involves things like smoking, drinking, disorderly eating, lack of exercise, and similar. While this is sure to be a controversial suggestion there are

    • 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

    • 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

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