Charging Our Devices With Our Clothes

Posted on 9/28/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech trends

Remember when shirts, pants, and vests were just items of clothing? That's changing as society becomes more and more dependent on its smartphones, tablets, and iPods. Nowadays, inventors are developing clothing that won't just keep you fashionable; it'll charge your gadgets.

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Commerical Antivirus Software Is Not Really Protecting Our Computers

Posted on 9/26/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in security

Most of us think it’s vital that you keep your antivirus software up-to-date. This is how we can protect our systems from viruses. Recently MIT's Technology Review published an article that disagrees with this “given” we have all lived by.

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Ereaders Are Growing in Popularity

Posted on 9/21/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins

You're shopping for a new e-book reader. The good thing is that this technology is growing in popularity. Consequently there are many choices for how you can spend your e-reader dollars.

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Immortality May Be Right Around The Corner

Posted on 9/19/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech trends

Does the idea of living forever sound good to you? Or do you worry that you'd quickly run out of things to do? After all, how many superhero movies or walks to the park can someone really stand? This may be a moot point. Ray Kurzweil, a famed scientist and author, anticipates that in just 20 years scientists may have discovered a way to let us live forever.

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The Future of Helper Robots

Posted on 9/14/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech trends

Here's what we dreamed of as children: jetpacks, entire meals that came in pill form, time travel, and, needless to say, helper robots. That last concept was particularly interesting: What human wouldn't desire a robot to make their bed for them in the morning, go to work for them if they didn't feel like making the commute, or vacuum the living room rug when they'd rather put up their feet and watch television?

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Military Developments That Have Real World Application

Posted on 9/12/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech trends

The military is constantly working to develop new technologies. You might believe these only have military applications but many of these military technologies have real world uses.

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How to Successfully Deploy Windows 7

Posted on 9/7/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft

Windows 8 will almost certainly hit the market later this year, but an amazing number of businesses have not even deployed Windows 7 yet. This may be a vital thing for businesses to do because as of April 2014, Microsoft will no longer support for Windows XP. So companies will need to upgrade to Windows 7, at a minimum, should they still want to receive formal support from Microsoft.

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Protect Yourself Against Hackers: Two-Factor Authentication

Posted on 9/5/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in security

Being hacked is a thing many people are concerned with these days. A recent story ran on slate.com about Matt Honan’s, a writer at Wired Magazine, experiences of being hacked. Last month all of the data on his iPhone, iPad, and Macbook was erased, and his Google account and Twitter were hijacked. The hacker then used his Twitter account to publish racist and obscene comments. This makes it blaringly obvious that anyone can get hacked.

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