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Three Mind-Blowing Wonders of Wearable Tech

April 14th, 2014 . by Admin

Wearable technology is touted as the future of electronics, fashion, fitness, and business. As the industry expands, wearable tech devices will increasingly target specific aspects of work and lifestyle, with products designed for managing finances and schedules, or enjoying sports and music. In this sense, wearable tech reflects the functionality of the now mundane smartphone [...]

Hot Gadgets, Cool Tech: SXSW Interactive 2014 Wrap-Up

March 18th, 2014 . by Admin

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival—an Austin, Texas tradition since 1987—draws big crowds every year with its unique blend of music, film, stars big and small, and technological innovation. The 2014 show was no exception, combining celebrity spectacle with high-profile speakers and high-tech gadgetry. SXSW has a well-earned reputation as an incubator of new musical [...]

High Tech Meets High Society at the Luxury Technology Show

March 10th, 2014 . by Admin

What happens when the cutting edge of tech meets bottomless pockets? Quite a few things, actually—including the production at least one slightly unnerving robot—but one of the more interesting is the Luxury Technology Show, organized and presented by event production and promotion company RAND Luxury. The company’s well-known for their luxurious and ostentatious events and [...]

Collapse: Mt. Gox and the Future of Bitcoin

March 3rd, 2014 . by Admin

Despite an increasingly prominent profile in the media sphere, Bitcoin remains something of a mystery to the general public. While folks may have heard of the virtual currency, it’s generally in connection with its explosive growth or its associations with various scandals (including the seizure of $28 million in Bitcoins during the FBI’s takedown of [...]

Google Glass Carves a New Path in Tech Support

February 24th, 2014 . by Admin

If Google Glass and its users seem to be to be everywhere—especially in the media—it’s for a good reason: people can’t stop talking about Glass. The company’s much-lampooned guide to responsible use of their latest innovation might inspire a few giggles, but in joining the long list of articles and posts already dedicated to Glass, [...]

New gTLDs Offer a Glimpse of Tomorrow’s Internet

February 3rd, 2014 . by Admin

Even if they’re not well-versed in the precise terminology of domain hierarchies, almost everyone who’s ever been online recognizes generic top-level domains. Also known as gTLDs, these extensions add the familiar “.com,” “.net,” etc. to the URLs we enter while browsing. This once-modest pool of “after the dot” domains is about to undergo a major [...]

Bitcoin-Friendly Web Hosting

September 30th, 2013 . by Admin

You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to purchasing Web hosting. Credit cards, PayPal, checks, and money orders enjoy wide acceptance. And with the rise and spread of Bitcoin—a new kid on the economic block that’s billed as “the world’s first decentralized digital currency”—hosting providers are slowly coming to embrace it as a [...]

The Life of Ken Brill

August 8th, 2013 . by Admin

With the tragic loss of Mr. Brill to cancer, both the IT industry and the global tech community have lost a true innovator and champion. Mr. Brill was responsible for the creation of data center standardization, and was rightly known around the globe as “The Father of Data Centers.” After starting his career in power [...]

5 Things You Might Not Know About Your TOS

May 16th, 2011 . by Jonathan

Since TwitPic’s recent controversy over its terms of service, which saw the company backtrack from an aggressive TOS that prevented its users from reselling photos they had uploaded to the service, a great deal of new attention has been focused on the contracts and agreements we sign every time we register with a new service. [...]

Google Adds Site Speed to Google Analytics

May 13th, 2011 . by Claire

Google has announced it’s adding a site speed test to its Analytics product. Users can break down this information by page accessed, browser type and other variables. It’s well worth setting up the site speed test on your own domain. Why Use the Site Speed Test? There are lots of  ways to test your site’s loading [...]

Could the Death of RSS Harm the Web?

May 11th, 2011 . by Claire

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, helped blogging to explode. It made updates quick and easy to find. In fact, an RSS feed technically determined whether a site was a blog or not. But RSS has proven to be controversial and has been phased out by some sites. RSS Problems While RSS can’t be blamed for [...]

Are One-Page Sites Making a Comeback?

May 1st, 2011 . by Claire

In the early years of the web, websites were difficult to build. Many existed on a single page, or were uploaded purely as experiments. When blogs (or ‘weblogs’) started to crop up, the one-page site was left behind. But is the one-page site on its way back? One-Page Sites and Site Builders Dotster’s Instant Website [...]

PSN Down: Another Strike Against the Cloud

April 27th, 2011 . by Jonathan

Around the time that Amazon’s Cloud services began to have its lengthy downtime, another popular service went down as well – the PlayStation Network (PSN). Used by millions of PS3 owners to play games online, download digital content and connect with friends, the PSN has been, for many, a core part of the PS3 experience. [...]

The Day the Cloud Died: Amazon’s Outage

April 22nd, 2011 . by Jonathan

Sometime around 1:41 AM PDT Amazon began to notice high error rates in its Elastic Block Storage and connectivity issues with reaching Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances at its Virginia datacenter. Unfortunately for Amazon and the companies that rely upon it, the problem was not quickly resolved and many woke up the next morning to [...]

Westboro Baptist Church Hit By DOS Attack

March 28th, 2011 . by Claire

The Westboro Baptist Church is best known for its controversial picketing of military funerals, its anti-gay slogans and its recent contentious victory at the Supreme Court. Needless to say the church has made a lot of enemies online, including The Jester (th3j35t3r), a ‘hacktivist’. The Jester took it upon himself to silence the Church’s infamous God [...]

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