Category Archives: Technology

Drugstores CVS and Rite Aid Ditch Apple Pay as Payment Option

The Apple Pay system may be the latest in adds to the iPhone 6 and its future counterparts, but merchants aren’t yet biting on the up and coming technology – from Apple anyway. Nothing illustrates this as well as CVS … Continue reading

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Henry Ford Museum Buys Apple 1 Computer for $905000

Maybe you should have held onto your first computer, because if it happened to be an Apple-1, it could be worth nearly $1 million today. One of the earliest Apple computers ever made has just been sold for a record-breaking … Continue reading

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Tesla vs Car Dealerships: Why Michigan Might Not Allow Tesla to Sell Cars

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is sitting on a bill that would require all auto manufacturers to sell their products (cars) through franchised car dealerships. This is a battle being fought all over the country, and it all starts with an … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Debuts This Monday, but Will Anyone Notice?

The advent of technology has resulted in an indifference for, even discomfort with, face-to-face social interaction, and an almost desperate need for accessibility, efficiency and haste. The Tech Generation wants it all, now, without having to make eye contact with … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Suspends $600k Crowdfunded Anonabox Project

The popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, has suspended one of its campaigns after a controversy surrounding the prospective product. Anonabox was supposed to be a device promising an easy, anonymous alternative to regular browsing. An instant success, it far surpassed its original … Continue reading

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Why Michigan (and Other States) Want to Ban Tesla Car Sales

The ongoing battle over the direct-to-consumer selling of automaker Tesla continues. Tesla, in a bid for public support, has asked consumers for help in prompting Michigan Gov. Snyder to veto the bill. The idea behind the HB 5606 was to … Continue reading

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Saturn’s Moon Mimas Looks Like a Death Star but May Support Life

The number of cosmic orbs which have the potential of being “life-friendly” habitats continues to grow. The latest one to be added to this list is Mimas, one of Saturn’s moons. Scientists at Cornell University have observed the moon moving in … Continue reading

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Snapchat Ads Debut This Weekend, but They Promise They Won’t Be Creepy

Snapchat is barreling into the advertising age and will go live with paid ads on its site by the end of the weekend. These ads are guaranteed not to be “creepy.” To deliver on that statement, Snapchat ads will be … Continue reading

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New Apple iMacs Get Beautiful and Expensive 5K Retina Monitor

As the world eagerly awaited the release of new iPad Air 2, they found it overshadowed by Apple’s newest technology development – the 5K Retina monitor. This next generation monitor is 27 inches and includes some cutting edge technology. Apple … Continue reading

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Anti Tesla Bill May Ban Electric Automaker’s Sales in Michigan

In a report carried by Bloomberg News, changes in the 11th hour to the bill passed by Michigan lawmakers before their state legislative season ended might see sales and operations of the electric automaker Tesla Motors banned from their state. … Continue reading

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X-37B Orbital Mini Space Shuttle Plane Lands at Vandenberg after Secret Mission

After two years of being in orbit, the Pentagon’s very hush-hush space plane, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, touched down in Santa Barbara County, California. The plane landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday morning. It’s mission, though, remains mysterious. … Continue reading

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MasterCard’s New Biometric Credit Card Allows You To Pay With Your Fingerprint

With all of the credit card security breeches taking place, credit card issuers are looking at a number of ways to make payment transaction more secure. In this scramble, money exchange technology is reaching new heights most of us wouldn’t … Continue reading

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FBI Demands Apple and Google Build in Access to Your Encrypted Phone Data

Fairly fresh on the heels of the NSA spying scandal, FBI Director James Comey is now insisting that if companies such as Apple and Google don’t build in front door access for law enforcement to your data, criminals will get … Continue reading

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In a Disaster Area? Facebook Safety Check Tells Friends and Family You’re Okay

Fortunate enough to escape the tornado or hurricane that just hit your town? Facebook has just released Safety Check, a new feature that lets concerned people know you’re okay. Back in 2011, after the Japanese tsunami killed 15,884 people, Facebook’s … Continue reading

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Samsung Claims It’s Created Wi-Fi Speeds Five Times Faster than Current Speeds

Your Wi-Fi connection might be getting faster… a lot faster. Kim Chang Yong announced over the weekend that Samsung has been able to overcome the current barriers for the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology. As head of the … Continue reading

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Driverless Cars Will Be Available in the Near Future

With autopilot upgrades included in the Model S this year, Tesla continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in automotive design and driving. Highlights of the unveiling of the 2014 Edition Model S just a few days ago included … Continue reading

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Sidewinder Snakes Help Scientist Develop Robot to Conquer Sandy Slopes

The unpredictable, fast-paced world of technology has taken another turn for the strange and beautiful. Robot serpents, slithering pieces of metal made to mimic the movements of sidewinding desert rattlesnakes, have been created by scientists to aid search and rescue … Continue reading

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Snapchat Blames the Snappening Nude Photo Leak on the Users Themselves

It seems to be an occurrence that’s happening more and more often. Hackers were able to access photos (including nudes) which were never supposed to be seen by anyone but the individuals, and then they posted them on sites like … Continue reading

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Airports Take Extreme Precautions To Screen for Ebola Wasting Millions of Dollars

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died this Wednesday. After two weeks of intensive care treatment using experimental medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Liberian man passed away at … Continue reading

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Facebook’s New Advertising Feature Knows Exactly Where You’ve Been

Is Facebook getting creepier or cooler? On Tuesday the social media site released “Local Awareness Ads,” a new feature that advertises local businesses to users depending if they’ve been physically near that specific venue. The ad may show up on your … Continue reading

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