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Over the last couple of days we have talked about the expected push from the copyright lobby for harsher laws and longer copyright periods (not to mention more control over the internet). This is a campaign that has been going…
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Although the war for a free and open internet has fallen out of the front page news there are still rumblings about it going on in the background as the MPAA, RIAA BSA and other organizations gear up for another…

Intel Vs. ARM; RISC against CISC all over again…

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The rise of the ARM architecture has been a meteoric one and came as something of a shock to many of the mainstream players in the mobile industry. The concept for the ARM based SoC (System on Chip) is pretty…

To migrate or not to migrate to open source

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  Since Microsoft Office price per seat per year for businesses is around $75 two public administrations in the German cities of Freiburg and Munchen decided to switch to OpenOffice. One of them went well while other one did not…

Intel to Kill Off The Desktop? Not Likely

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Yesterday there was a flurry of news posts with dire warnings that Intel would soon be removing the ability to upgrade your CPU. The news talked about the future of Intel CPUs and their associated sockets after Haswell.  When we…

Show Me the Money

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Android has a bigger market share than iOS, so a bigger pool of potential users should mean that Android apps drive more revenue, right? Not necessarily.

Brand Power Spills Over Into the Games We Buy…

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Although this is not a new or novel concept we are seeing companies begin to use the power of branding to make their games more attractive to the consumer. The concept really started many, many years ago when software companies…

The Private Cloud; because there is safety in numbers

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The Cloud is something that we have not been supportive of for a long time and for many reasons. You see the same companies that warn us, on almost a daily basis, how dangerous the internet is are now asking…

Cellular Battery Life: How to Prolong It & Which Phones Do Best

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Cell phone battery life is one of the biggest complaints for users. You might keep chargers plugged in to your computer, your car, and the outlet by your bed, but if your phone is constantly busy recharging, you're missing out…
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You know that place in your living room where the sound from the television or the music from your stereo is just right?  Where, if you’re anything like me, you find yourself leaning toward it, ever so slightly, during the…

Nothing Ruins Your Day Like a Dunked Gadget...

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Anyone who has ever dropped their cell phone or tablet knows the cringe that crosses their face before the device even makes its landing. That dreaded grimace doesn’t get any better when the beloved gadget ends up in a puddle,…

Star Wars Episode... 7?

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A fan of the 'Force'? Well, you now have reason to rejoice! Or maybe to shudder. Disney has bought out Lucas Films, giving them exclusive rights to the Star Wars franchise. They paid about 4 billion dollars to acquire Lucas…

Passwords: A Common Sense Introduction

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Ever have your e-mail account broken into, or your Facebook page vandalized because your 'friend' was able to guess your password? Even if you haven't, here are some basic tips to making your online accounts more secure and less vulnerable…

Opinion: Yahoo News is Irrelevant

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Once nearly ubiquitous, Yahoo has been losing ground to more successful companies such as CNN, FOX, and other media outlets. This might just be due to their lack of variety in stories. True, they have several different sections, like sports,…

Physical Media Is A Thing Of The Past

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As netbooks, tablets, and smaller computer like devices are introduced to the market, they all tend to have one thing in common: the lack of reliance on physical software media. In ages past (a decade or two), one had to…

Windows 8 is Here!... Now What?

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The tablet wars are going to get very interesting now that Microsoft has pushed out Windows 8 and their “design point” device the Surface RT. Already this morning there are multiple articles about this new OS and hardware from both…

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