Category: Science & Technology

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Apple Gets Tech Support Against DOJ

  Multiple Companies have come out in support of Apple’s battle with the US Justice Department. Amazon, Cisco, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Twitter and Yahoo are among the companies supporting Apple in its battle over iPhone encryption.   Apple Many don’t understand why Apple can’t just break the...

New Kid on the Block: Is Periscope the New “Hot App?”

My friend just introduced me to this new smartphone application called “Periscope,” and I must say, the first impressions I had were “slightly weirded out” and “slightly not-impressed.” Similar to the collaborative live streaming feature on Snapchat, Periscope allows anyone from anywhere in the world to live stream what they’re...

How to Know Robots Will Take Your Jobs

In the ’80s we fantasized about the robots coming for our lives. Sentient futureware hurtled through time to kill the most important of us and cement their cold mechanical future.  In the ’90s we fantasized about the robots coming for our minds. Post-apocalyptic Hugo Weaving using internet virtual reality to...

Tidal

Is Tidal Worth It? The Run Down

For the past 30 days, I’ve been a subscriber to Tidal, the new music streaming service launched by Jay-Z and a host of other partner artists back in March. Despite Jay’s best efforts to keep the focus on “restoring the value to music” and a more fair compensation model for creatives, writers...

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Let Me Know When You See Your Apple Watch

  In dissecting Apple’s new toy, there are still many defects attached to it that make spending that much money on it undesirable. From tech reviewers considering it to be a constant distraction throughout the workday, or the simple fact that it is quite unresponsive and slow a majority of...

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The Apple Watch Is Not All It’s Hyped Up To Be

  Today, I make proud all my former IT professors in the iSchool over at Syracuse University. As I tap into my inner information technology professionalism, I delve into the most talked about newest piece of technology: The Apple Watch. April 8th marked the first release of reviews from multiple...

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ In The World

  GEORGE ORWELL ON LANGUAGE Language provides us the rewarding ability to communicate. We form words and sentences to convey our ideas and emotions emphatically and simply, yet proper language has now become nearly archaic. Words are abbreviated for lack of patience, grammar is sheer nuisance, and emojis replace our true emotional...

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Broadband: How And Where The GOP Lost It’s Way

Two bedrock principals of Republican ideology are state’s rights and free markets. However in the current landscape of corporate controlled broadband access, these two pillars are at odds. Many states have limited broadband choice by blocking competition and granting monopolies. The Obama administration through the FCC seeks to improve competition by...

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Microsoft Leads on Flat Design

  Design and Microsoft are far from synonymous, making the latter’s early arrival to the flat design party all the more surprising. Questions remain as to whether flat design is the long-term future of user interface design. As more and more services and companies are embracing this trend, flat design...