Russia Stockpiling Drones to Spy on Protests

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Surveillance drones are being used by police departments around the United States of America to monitor situations that the government determines is in need of extra security. The success of these drones has caused those in the know to suspect that, in the future, more …continue reading

Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect Us Online?

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Scams, identity theft, and cyber-theft currently abound, all courtesy of the Internet. Is there anything that can be done to stop it and to protect us when we are online? What about the government; is it doing enough to protect us? Should it step up …continue reading

Little Printer: Rebirth of the Hard Copy

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Innovation in the printer industry has been stuck in a rut for a decade or more. In fact, it seems like, other than wireless printing and an increase in print quality, there has been nothing new in this arena. This is why, when I first …continue reading

Windows 8 Installation Problems Can Be Avoided

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MSDN and TechNet subscribers can now download the latest edition of Microsoft’s Windows 8 RTM. A similar version has also been made available to the general public for a 90-day trial period. However, this version of Windows 8 imposes specific restrictions and could pose problems …continue reading

Facebook to Provide Easy Access to Developers – Do You Approve?

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Anyone who has been using Facebook for a while knows that, since the company went public, there has been an avalanche of changes. One of these changes was immediately noticeable when we began to see a bombardment of unsolicited advertisements on our Facebook newsfeeds. However, …continue reading

Android Tips for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean

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The purpose of this guide is to help those who are newbies to either Ice Cream Sandwich or the latest Google Android operating system, known as Jelly Bean, to navigate through the many features offered on their device. For those who have been using an …continue reading

Five Reasons to Consider an Unlocked Android Phone

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For those of us who have been with any of the various US phone carriers on their contract plans, we are well aware of the restrictions and limitations that may apply. One can purchase a rather hot new phone design, at a reasonable price, providing …continue reading

Are You a New Android User? Security You Will Need to Protect Your Device

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While the Android phone has surpassed the Apple iPhone in popularity, the Android also comes packed with some hidden dangers.

If you are new to the Google Android playing field, you should take some precautions to protect your phone from some of the pitfalls that …continue reading

What is a Phablet? Will You Want One?

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“Phablet” is a word that you will be seeing more often as a new breed of hybrid smartphones makes its way to the marketplace. The term has been coined to describe a device that fills the gap between a cellphone and a tablet computer, taking …continue reading

One Teacher, One Classroom, One Amazing Computer Lab

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In today’s struggling economy, we find many US school districts strapped for funding which, in turn, places our children’s education at risk.

To address this issue and to ensure that students are able to garner at least basic computer concepts, one innovative teacher took matters …continue reading

The Underground Economy: Buying Fake Twitter Accounts

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An underground economy has probably existed since the days of the caveman, but today the Internet makes this economy quite lucrative for those who seek to deceive the uninformed or the gullible.

This issue was again highlighted last week when we learned that over 83 …continue reading

How Police Use Wireless Routers to See Through Walls

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Americans have installed and are using wireless routers in about 60% of their homes. The routers produce a wireless signal that can be used by the authorities to monitor human activities and movements inside a residence. The new technology can receive and decipher the results …continue reading

Is This Robotic Mosquito Real or Fake?

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One of the topics early Monday morning on one of the Google+ sites had to deal with mosquitoes. Not the puny, irritating, organic pests that fly around us during summer evenings, but a non-blood sucking kind that could be robotic. As the conspiracy theorists try …continue reading

How Google Has Helped America’s Brick and Mortar Businesses

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Surprising statistics indicate, according to Google, that Internet searches are actually contributing to the bottom line of brick and mortar businesses around the globe. In fact, Google’s statistics suggest that the average American alone will spend some $2000 a year, contributing to some $500 Billion …continue reading

American Red Cross Android Apps That You Need Now

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The American Red Cross has three free applications that every Android user should have on their phones. These applications are all available at Google Play and the best part is that all three applications are free. Before I explain to you what these applications do, …continue reading

HP LaserJet P1102w Product Review Using Budget Laser Print Cartridges

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It has been just about three weeks since my reliable, 10-year-old HP LaserJet 1000 finally printed its last page. Considering its age and the fact that I had sensed something amiss for about three months, I was not surprised when I smelled a faint electrical …continue reading

Will You Be Sharing Your Story with Facebook?

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Facebook holds a fascination for many, but how much of your personal life do you want others to read about? This is the question we are now faced with as Facebook is looking to get personal, real life stories posted on its new website. In …continue reading

Mobile Phone Problems Not Surprising

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It is amazing how attached we have become to our mobile phone units. In fact, it is amazing to me how far we have come from the old rotary phones of my youth. It is hard to remember the days when a telephone operator was …continue reading

Will a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) Be in Your Future?

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The CVT (continuously variable transmission) is becoming more popular as a replacement for the standard torque-converter transmission, but there are a few things that you should know before you run down to your local dealer and buy a vehicle with a CVT. These facts will …continue reading

Apple in China: Trouble Selling Paid Apps

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Remember the furor, a few years back, when it was alleged that you could buy a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows for as little as $2? As time went on, it seemed like, with our mounting dependence on China, allegations of pirated goods from the …continue reading

Microsoft Windows 8: Powered by the Cloud

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The long-awaited release of Microsoft Windows 8 is finally on the horizon. However, it was just a coincidence that I chose to write about Microsoft Windows 8 on August 1, 2012, which just happened to align with the day that Windows 8 was released to …continue reading

Microsoft Community Video Tips Campaign Starts Today

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Microsoft would like to invite you to participate in its Community Video Tips campaign which starts today, August 2, 2012, and will run until October 3, 2012. The campaign has an unusual twist to it in that Microsoft is actually looking for the best tips …continue reading

Should You Root Your Android Phone or Tablet?

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In the world of technology, there are two types of users. One user is satisfied with the way their device came to them from the manufacturer and has no intention of changing a thing. The second user, however, is the technology geek who wants to …continue reading

Google Nexus 7 Review (Goodbye, Amazon Kindle Fire)

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire was the first 7″ tablet that offered us a reliable device for a reasonable price tag. As a result, I was one of the first to order and on November 15, 2011, I received my Kindle Fire. Since that time, I have …continue reading

BookBook for Apple iPad – Deluxe Cover at a Fair Price

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Technology, technology: it is all around us and, with the exception of the technically challenged who continue to cling to their paper and pencils, it looks like the tablet computer has achieved its goal. In fact, the tablet’s accomplishments were best demonstrated about a week …continue reading

Can Microsoft Beat Lenovo’s IdeaPad with Docking Station Keyboard for $500?

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When Microsoft originally announced its intention to mass produce its Surface tablet computer system, it sent the technology world into a tizzy. However, the one question that the press and technology enthusiasts alike begged to have answered revolved around what could be expected in the …continue reading

How 3D Printing Could Change Our World

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When I first read about the future of 3D printing, I was amazed at how far we had come from the days of old. I know that when I purchased my first color printer all those many long years ago, (the early ’90s), it made …continue reading

Google Nexus 7: How Accurate Are Defect Reports?

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Are the reported defects surrounding Google’s new Nexus 7 true, or just something being rehashed for lack of something better to write about? This is the question I posed to Chris last Sunday afternoon when I suggested writing this article. My premise was that, if …continue reading

Print is Dead – Long Live the Web

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Last week something happened in the journalistic community that basically went unnoticed by anyone with Internet access. While the Nexus 7 was making news, rumors were swirling about an Apple iPad mini, and Amazon said it would be coming out with a full-sized tablet, no …continue reading

How Good is an $89.99 7″ Android 4.0 Tablet Computer?

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Let me explain how I came about to even thinking about buying or even using an $89.99 tablet computer — something about which I never before gave any thought. Like many of you who are reading this, I buy mainly brand name products such as …continue reading