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8 Worst Security Breaches: Is Your Data Safe?

8 Worst Security Breaches: Is Your Data Safe?

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.The information age is made possible by the lightening-fast exchange of data, making that data today’s all-important currency. As precious as our personal and private data is today, it must be kept safe. Individuals can take action to safeguard our usernames, passwords, and personal information. [...]

Google Like a Pro

Google Like a Pro

It’s a familiar frustration for most of us: You type your precise, specific search terms into Google, and expect to find what you need on the first page. Instead, you’re faced with millions of search results, and the first few links are so off-the-wall unrelated you wonder if you mistyped something. But your search terms are [...]

In-Flight Wifi Could Save Businesses Billions

In-Flight Wifi Could Save Businesses Billions

When you’re taking care of business on the go, Wifi is a basic necessity. According to recent research, almost two thirds of Americans surveyed couldn’t imagine going a day without Wifi, and almost a third claimed they just couldn’t live without it. But the vast majority of the millions of Americans going on long-distance business [...]

Could Ad-blocking Destroy the Web?

Could Ad-blocking Destroy the Web?

Some Internet users don’t like advertising. Enter the concept of ad blocking or ad filtering. Ads can come in all shapes and sizes: text, video, animations, pictures, audio and pop-up windows. This dilemma has led some developers to create popular ad blocking extensions like Adblock Plus and AdBlock (the two efforts are not related). In [...]

Raspberry Pi: How to Get Started

Raspberry Pi: How to Get Started

Computers have come a long way since the mid-20th century, when they took up entire rooms and only programming geniuses could use them. In just the past few decades, computers have evolved so that we can carry them around with us as laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. And today, even smaller computers are available, like the [...]

Protect Your Bitcoins From Hackers and Thieves

Protect Your Bitcoins From Hackers and Thieves

The security of Bitcoin transactions is one of the main draws of the new digital currency. Each Bitcoin transaction is publicly recorded and irreversible, while individual identifying information is kept secure and practically untraceable. Yet, ironically, some of the qualities that make Bitcoin so secure also make the digital currency irresistibly attractive to thieving hackers. [...]

Using Cartoons to Kill Your Readers…With Humor

Using Cartoons to Kill Your Readers…With Humor

Those who want to write off cartoons as just another childish pastime haven’t heard of them as being an important part of a well-functioning web-content strategy. Whether you call them cartoons or comics, the use of illustrations to explain boring or complicated subject matter has seen proven results. Using cartoons sort of lightens the mood [...]

Real-Time Bidding: Everything You Need To Know

Real-Time Bidding: Everything You Need To Know

Real-time bidding or RTB is how ad inventory gets bought and sold, based on impressions. The whole operation can be likened to how financial markets work because RTB takes place on ad exchange platforms. This dynamic bidding process lets advertisers bid on the impressions; if the bid’s won, the buyer’s ad will be shown immediately [...]

The Lazy Webmaster’s Year Planner

The Lazy Webmaster’s Year Planner

Download Webmaster Calendar 2014/2015 (PDF) As a webmaster, you know there’s so much more involved in website maintenance than meets the eye. A successful webmaster’s to-do list is never ending. There’s marketing to be done: social media, guest blogging, sending email newsletters, and other regular tasks. You also need to interact with visitors by answering emails, replying [...]

Hacking Censorship: Countries Who Block Social Media

Hacking Censorship: Countries Who Block Social Media

Central to modern human experience is the free exchange of information throughout the world. Never has so much knowledge been at the fingertips of the average citizen, and while some stories that spread rapidly are fairly trivial, sometimes what’s being shared becomes deadly serious. The ability of a government to manage the information reaching its people is [...]

11 Eccentric Habits of Tech Geniuses

11 Eccentric Habits of Tech Geniuses

What would you do with your time if your self-indulgence was to run free, and money was no longer a consideration? History is filled with tales of successful people who were a little… quirky.  An entrepreneur’s ability to see brand new markets and opportunities takes a certain level of original thinking, and with that thinking comes unique [...]

How Much Does a Website Really Cost?

How Much Does a Website Really Cost?

Planning on starting a website? It’s true that a website can be free to start, but if you expect any kind of return for your efforts—whether it’s ad revenue, affiliate sales, or retail customers—the truth is you get what you pay for. What are all the hidden costs to starting a website, and how much can [...]

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Reddit

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Reddit

So you’ve moved beyond email, you’re a Google machine. You’ve seen most of Youtube, and every cat meme.  You’ve Yahoo’ed for years and while their news is fun, there must be a place for some real discussion. Where can you go to delve into topics, to make your online experience a touch less myopic?  Could [...]

Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news article. While it might seem like these big names are running the show when it comes [...]

Is Bitcoin Mining a Modern Gold Rush?

Is Bitcoin Mining a Modern Gold Rush?

In 1848, a humble American carpenter named James W. Marshall caught sight of gold shimmering in a California river. By the next year, the news of plentiful gold had spread around the world, and hundreds of thousands of people rushed to California from almost every continent on earth. Dubbed “Forty-Niners” after the first year of the California Gold [...]