Category Archives: Technology

Verizon Finally Gives Customers an Opt-Out for Supercookies

With 125.3 million subscribers, Verizon Wireless is one of the largest wireless providers in the United States. Beyond subscribers, Verizon is said to operate “America’s Largest and Most Reliable Wireless Network,” which covers approximately 300 million individuals. Thus, when certain … Continue reading

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Unmanned Drones May Have a Major Impact on US Food Supply and Lower Prices

We are all quite accustomed to hearing about drones in the context of military and police activities. Drones or technically unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are a type of aircraft without a human pilot and have indeed been traditionally deployed for … Continue reading

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eSight Gives Legally Blind Mom a Chance to See Her Baby for the First Time

While some scientists and entrepreneurs invest in medical innovations such as stem cells and other such biologically based therapies to restore sight, others are focusing on technological breakthroughs to enable the blind to see. eSight is one such company focusing … Continue reading

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Google Glass No Longer To Be Developed By Google X and Stops Explorer Program

The 2002 Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex introduced a beautiful, futuristic world in which being ‘human’ was a liability. Set in the mid-twenty-first century in a fictional Japanese city, computer technology in this world had “advanced … Continue reading

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SpaceX Has Successful Falcon 9 Launch, but Boosters Fail to Land on Barge

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX as it is commonly known, is a “space transport services company” founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and current Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. In founding the company, Musk hoped to reduce the … Continue reading

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VeriFone’s New NFC Terminal Big Step to Universal Mobile POS Payments

VeriFone is an American corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. Founded in 1981, the company provides technology for transactions at the point-of-sale (POS), the “point” at which a retail transaction occurs between merchants and buyers. According to Wikipedia, VeriFone provides … Continue reading

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NASA’s Inflatable Heat Shield May Allow Travel to Mars in the Not So Distant Future

For years, a human-manned mission to Mars has been the stuff of dreams for science fiction writers and enthusiasts. The 21st century, however, might see the realization of these dreams as technological and engineering innovations promise to revolutionize our conceptualizations … Continue reading

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Facebook “Year in Review” Draws Complaints from Users

In a blog post published in 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “I’m the first to admit that we’ve made a bunch of mistakes…I also understand that many people are just naturally skeptical of what it means for hundreds of … Continue reading

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CFPB Fines Sprint $105 Million for Mobile Phone Bill Cramming Fees

Can you read your cell phone bill? There are a lot of people who can’t, and it has nothing to do with their ability to read. It’s because some phone bills are intentionally confusing. Why would phone companies want you … Continue reading

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Sony Hackers Threaten Employees and Their Families

If we have learned anything over the last few years, it is that hardly anything is hacker proof. But when a media giant like Sony gets hacked, all bets are off. And this hack threatened not only the company’s employees, … Continue reading

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Twitter Plans to Monitor Your Mobile App Downloading Activity

Would you be willing to let Twitter know all the apps you download onto your mobile phone? Twitter recently disclosed its plan to monitor mobile app-downloading activity among its users. The social media company is trying to devise new marketing … Continue reading

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Apple Partners with (RED) for Black Friday to Spread AIDS Awareness Through Apps

With all the talk about Black Friday this week, it’s not a surprise Apple is also jumping on the Black Friday boat, but the company is adding a philanthropic twist. They have decided to celebrate the holidays by launching a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Enlists K5 Robot Security Guards in Sign of the Future

It seems science fiction has actually met reality with robots being latest additions to the security force at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Microsoft has enlisted the robots, known as K5s, to help ensure safety on campus. There’s no artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Russian Hacker Site Leaks Footage from 70000 Webcams Around the World

There is a strong warning from both US and UK governments for people to shut off their webcams. For the last few weeks, the Russian hacking site, Insecam, has hacked more than 70,000 webcams in living rooms, bedrooms, exterior settings, … Continue reading

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Google Contributor Blocks Ads on Sites You’re Willing to Financially Support

Google has launched a beta test to see how many internet users would be willing to pay $1 to $3 per month to block ads on each of their favorite websites. The test is for a new Google program called … Continue reading

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Barbie Computer Engineer Doesn’t Know Much about Programming or Computers

Barbie has done it all – from aerobics instructor, to veterinarian, to astronaut, to police officer. So, in this burgeoning start-up culture, it only made sense for Barbie to try her hand at, you guessed it, computer engineering. Mattel recently … Continue reading

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15 Eco-Friendly Remodeling Ideas Every Homeowner Should Consider

By Paul Kazlov If you’re looking to make some improvements to your home, it’s very important to consider how these upgrades can help your space be more eco-friendly and more energy-efficient. Not only does using sustainable or recycled materials, or … Continue reading

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Is Intel’s MICA Smart Bracelet Worth the $495 Price

What do you get the tech-lover who has everything? Perhaps the new Intel MICA will fit the bill. MICA stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory. MICA is a wearable piece of technology that allows its wearer to access the internet, … Continue reading

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AT&T Ends Permacookies Cellphone Data Tracking but They Still May Be Collecting It

When has a company crossed the line? Well, how about when the public backlash is so intense, it leaves everyone in the virtual world avoiding the topic? Permacookies is the latest in communication device scandals, but what no one seems … Continue reading

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AT&T Allows Consumers to Opt Out of Supercookie User Tracking

Smartphone tracking systems are geared to track consumers for more targeted marketing. This sounds somewhat like the CIA undercover. Some major carries have programs such as this, and so does Google and other internet search engines and email providers. Many … Continue reading

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