December 14, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding its monthly meeting today regarding a controversial plan to repeal net neutrality protections which were passed during Former President Barack Obama’s presidential term. According to Fortune, it is likely that the...

December 14, 2017

What is Internet Addiction?

Internet addiction is an impulse or control disorder. Users who are addicted to the internet may have emotional attachments to online “friends” or their online activities. Internet addiction has been compared to gambling. Internet addicts may...

September 21, 2017

Last week, Apple held their annual “Special Event” but for the first time it was held at the Steve Jobs Theater. Due to online leaks (and common sense), it was widely known that Apple would announce the newest version of their world dominating iPhone. What didn’t circu...

September 13, 2017

At the beginning of every season, we naturally tend to change up our wardrobe or sometimes feel the need to give in to the latest trend. While impulse shopping may seem like a harmless pastime, it can quickly tank your budget. According to Finder, a personal finance co...

April 7, 2017

We all are familiar with Google’s doodles – the fun and surprising changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of artists, pioneers and more. What you may not know, is that some of the doodles on Google are a part of an annual com...

April 6, 2017

While many people may be worried or confused about the latest regulations dealing with Internet Service Providers (ISP) and our digital privacy, there are some important things to know to understand the facts.

To begin with, this past week (March 28), members of Congres...

March 13, 2017

Amazon released a statement saying a mistyped command is what caused a widespread outage in its cloud computing service on Tuesday, February 28. This server failure disrupted websites across the Internet for hours.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) p...

February 2, 2017

It’s time for round two of cellphone stand life hacks. Last week I tried out two binder clip cellphone stand life hacks which you can check out here. I found two knew cellphone stand hacks. One of them uses nothing but sunglasses while the other uses an old cassette bo...

January 24, 2017

Robotic Nurse Assistant

One problems nurses face constantly is the possibility of injuring themselves while lifting a patient during an emergency or a fall. Robotic Nurse Assistants, also known as RIBA, prevent these situations. The robot can lift up or set down a human...

January 17, 2017

It’s 2017 and there is no better way to welcome the new year than to reflect and appreciate the awesome slate of games that were given to us last year. 2016 was a great year for gaming, but these three games stood in a tier of their own.

Game of the year: Overwatch (PS4...

November 13, 2016

Samsung is recalling about 2.8 million top-load washing machines in the U.S. due to reported impact injuries, according to Reuters. The company is no stranger to recalls in 2016. In September, Samsung issued a global recall for over 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphone...

November 1, 2016

Twitter announced on Thursday, October 27 that in the coming months, they will be shutting down Vine, a social media platform in which users can upload and share six-second looping video clips. The platform launched in 2013, but Twitter acquired Vine from co-founder, R...

October 14, 2016

The world’s largest radio telescope began operation in late September in Beijing, China. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, named FAST, dwarfs the previous world's largest single-dish radio telescope: The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Accor...

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