Archives for December 2011

Unintended Consequences of Tutoring Seniors

Anyone working with computers and the Internet for any time bumps up against the Law of Unintended Consequences. Geekdom is full of examples. However, we seldom think of it as applying to moral decisions — particularly moral decisions involving tutoring seniors in computer …continue reading

12 Social Media Resolutions for 2012

The new year is always the perfect time to start over; out with the old, and in with the new. Millions across the world are making plans to lose weight, start new routines, and end bad habits. Just because you happen to be addicted to …continue reading

Is the Galaxy Nexus Ready to Take out the iPhone?

To iPhone or to Android? That is the question. That’s been the question for the last couple of years, and with webOS out and BlackBerry taking a way backseat in the smartphone race, it appears that this will remain the question for new smartphone buyers …continue reading

What Are the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones?

Recently, LockerGnome community member Björn Lundgren asked Chris Pirillo what the best noise cancelling headphones are within the 100-400 Euro price range. (Björn actually asked which ones were “extra nice,” but we’ll just go ahead tell you which ones are the best.) In …continue reading

Books Vs. E-Books

Gadgets such as the Kindle and Nook have changed the way we think about books to a great degree. It’s been said that less and less people are reading books as the result of the content-rich environment we live in courtesy of sites like YouTube …continue reading

Top Tech News and Controversies of 2011

We’ve been through a roller coaster of a year; everything and anything that could have happened in the tech world did. We lost a very influential leader and companies are having it out for one another all over the place. Big tech news is happening …continue reading

How to Give Your Home Office a Steampunk Look

Steampunk is one of the more popular artistic themes currently being applied to modern home offices. The mixture of technology, science, and vintage antiquities makes steampunk all the more appealing to many geeks.

Steampunk itself is a popular genre of science-fiction commonly referred to as …continue reading

Best iPhone Apps for Students

This week, most high school and college students are enjoying a much-deserved break before the next semester (or quarter) begins. If you have a new iPhone this year, you may not realize the plethora of apps that can actually help you study better — and …continue reading

Would You Invite a Predator into Your Home to Have Dinner with Your Children?

If the answer to the above question is “no,” why would you let your children surf the Internet unsupervised? In other words, your job as a parent is a full-time job and means being involved with your children to the point of protecting them from …continue reading

How (and Why) to Back Up Your Data

I, like most people, like to think of the work that I do on my computer as pretty important to me. As a result, losing that work, be it a thousand lines of fresh source code, new graphics that took my art-inept self hours to …continue reading