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Windows. This One Goes to Eleven.

The weather is changing, you've gifts to wrap, events to plan. This time of year is a busy one for a lot of us, but what's this? A holiday gift from Microsoft? It's time once again to lose your...

 

Fight For Your Right.

That sickening sound of your phone hitting the concrete. Most of us have been there, experienced the horrible moment when you reach down to turn over your device to see if you've been lucky enough to...

 

Technology. It's Not Just For Christmas.

Somehow, it’s that time of year again. The holiday shopping season is upon us and with that comes the challenge of finding meaningful gifts for the ones we care about. With the landscape so vast for bluetooth trinkets and WiFi kitchen appliances,...

 

Tech Space

Everyone’s favorite platform to share thoughts, opinions and photos of your kids holding pumpkins has been around for a minute, it’s fair to say. Facebook originally launched in 2004 and opened up to anyone over the age of 13 with an email...

 

Brand Loyalty and Technology

Are you Apple or Android? It's a simple question that's now deeply engrained within the acceptable realms of what we ask new acquaintances. This loyalty extends well beyond simply the manufacturer of...

 

Demystifying Quantum Computing

Future technologies are cool, but they're daunting. Physics is cool, but it's vast. So what happens when we combine the two into a revolutionary new way for computers to process vast amounts of data...

 

Laptop, Desktop, Whichtop?

The day has arrived to treat yourself to a new computer. Your old one’s dutifully limped along for half a decade, obediently assisting you with your tax return and playfully withholding the mute button during Zoom calls. That testy spacebar and...

 

Reality, But Better

It’s always exciting to me when the benefits of a certain technology are easy to see. Why one laptop might be better than another laptop for example, can be difficult to grasp when all you want to do with it is write emails and order dog food. Feat...

 

Facebook Down? Angry Emoji

Confusion swept the nation last week. People everywhere were forced to resort to primitive, caveman-esque pastimes such as finding patterns in the clouds and watching Hulu. For six seemingly endless...

 

Passwords, Pins and Memorable Things

Unforgettable, that's what you are. Your password, I'll bet, is something you forget all the time though, right? Well you're not alone, as the majority of us have had to hit that shameful "I've...

 

Technology Faux Pas

We are without question living in the digital age. A whopping 85% of Americans now own smartphones, and 92% of households own a computer of some kind. That’s an amazingly broad scope for a plethora of creativity, information sharing, keeping in...

 

Cryptocurrency: Cryptic? Not Really!

It's made the news for having celebrity advocates, international uptake and acceptance, and being a hot topic for investments. You can't hold it in your hand, but you can buy a car with it....

 

Held to Ransom(ware)

There you are, going about your business, working away on your spreadsheets or your photos. It's a productive day so far, you've gotten lots done! Suddenly, a popup appears on your screen. This popup...

 

AI: How Obedient Is That WiFi Toaster?

Artificial intelligence. It conjures up images of science fiction movies, killer computers and curiously Austrian Terminators, doesn't it? If we give a machine the ability to think for itself, surely...

 

Using The Share Button Responsibly

Actions, as we know, have consequences. But what if we never see those consequences? What if something we think is totally harmless was actually further reaching and more of a snowballing disaster...

 

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud.

While the rain-bearing variety has been in short supply here up until lately, a very different type of cloud thrums away out of sight. It doesn’t keep crops green or reduce our risk of fires, but it does enable us to operate businesses in a modern...

 

Breathe In. Breathe Out. Hit Send.

Email etiquette. It’s simple, right? Tap out something relevant, informative or witty on your favorite screen-toting device and fire it over the internet to whomever’s eyes you hope it might reach. Signed, sealed, delivered. Are there really...

 

Does Your Toaster Need WiFi? Perhaps.

The Internet of Things, or IoT. This is what we call the ever-growing list of household items which have gained internet connectivity in recent years. The benefits are easy to see, with smart...

 

The Work From Home Revolution

There aren't many pleasant things we can take away from the recent pandemic. The ways in which it tested us were further reaching than we could have imagined. One silver lining to this particularly gr...

 
 By Richard Noble    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Technology and My Cat

Pet ownership. Of all the things which have come a long way in the last few decades, this might be my favorite. As people, we're able to enjoy all of the wonderful advances which ameliorate our days a...

 
 By Richard Noble    Opinion    July 21, 2021

How Much Screen Time? Avoiding Digital Burnout.

The connected world in which we live is great, isn't it? Email in your pocket, books on your tablet, movies just a tap away on your television. But how much is too much when it comes to these... Full story

 

Chips With That? The Chip Shortage & Its Ramifications

Unless you've been sleeping, you'll have noticed the world has been a mess over the last eighteen months or so. Bu,t as we make more and more headway in our pursuit of a return to normalcy, why can't...

 
 By Richard Noble    Opinion    July 7, 2021

The Fear Surrounding Technology

As a technology professional of over 15 years, I can wholeheartedly assure you that your phones, smart devices and televisions are not listening to your conversations. Well, other than when they are....

 

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