Passing of the Tech Torch

Passing of the Tech Torch

According to recent consumer tech associations, they believe that the Chinese tech market will outsize the US tech market within 2 years respectively. A market insider Gary Shapiro ...

Tech Explains the Delegate Race

Tech Explains the Delegate Race

Those of us that have been following the current race for United States party nominations for president have likely found a lot of the twists and turns of this epic competition rat ...

American Tech Industry Urges European To Protect Encryption

American Tech Industry Urges European To Protect Encryption

The stage that has come to the fore in recent months in the American tech world has put encryption front and center as being the story of the year. In the United States of America ...

Passive Cloud:  The Greener Future of Wi-Fi

Passive Cloud: The Greener Future of Wi-Fi

Today countless teams of Electrical Engineers are posed with the solving the same, yet until now seemingly unsolvable problem: how to innovate WiFi technology so as to avoid batter ...

Self-Driving Cars Face Stormy Weather

Self-Driving Cars Face Stormy Weather

Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since their first test-drives in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...literally. They've slowly been test driven in a variety of contexts ...

Zuckerberg’s Internet Lasers

Zuckerberg’s Internet Lasers

Zuckerberg's internet.org project has attracted a lot of attention since its conception in mid 2013. The 31-year-old billionaire behind Facebook hopes his research and development ...

HIV Clinic Fined for Data Breach

HIV Clinic Fined for Data Breach

The UK based Bloomsbury Patient Network has been fined 250 pounds for mistakenly revealing the identity of HIV-positive patients in a group email. The Bloomsbury Patient Network is ...

Passing of the Tech Torch

According to recent consumer tech associations, they believe that the Chinese tech market will outsize the US tech market within 2 years respectively. A market insider Gary Shapiro, who is also CEO at the Consumer Technology Association, and the shows organizer said that the nation of China's consumer technology market could soon overtake that of the worlds largest economy. He says that "the US is still big ...

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Tech Explains the Delegate Race

Those of us that have been following the current race for United States party nominations for president have likely found a lot of the twists and turns of this epic competition rather confusing, especially when it comes to attempting to deciphering strange political systems involving how and why delegates are rewarded to presidential hopefuls after primaries and caucuses have been decided. For example, many ...

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American Tech Industry Urges European To Protect Encryption

The stage that has come to the fore in recent months in the American tech world has put encryption front and center as being the story of the year. In the United States of America the F.B.I demands that companies such as Apple help them de-crypt and unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, which has spurned a national conversation. After the hysteria that has erupted in the European theater most ...

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Passive Cloud: The Greener Future of Wi-Fi

Today countless teams of Electrical Engineers are posed with the solving the same, yet until now seemingly unsolvable problem: how to innovate WiFi technology so as to avoid battery drain. This problem seems to only be exponentiating given that more and more devices not only have access to the cloud but it is increasingly the case that they exclusively access the cloud and have little to no device derived s ...

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Self-Driving Cars Face Stormy Weather

Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since their first test-drives in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...literally. They've slowly been test driven in a variety of contexts besides their sunny home in Mountain View, California. Their next level training occurred in Austin, Texas,  and Google just announced on Wednesday that their autonomous cars' third round of adventures will be in Kirkland, Washing ...

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Zuckerberg’s Internet Lasers

Zuckerberg's internet.org project has attracted a lot of attention since its conception in mid 2013. The 31-year-old billionaire behind Facebook hopes his research and development team, The Connectivity Lab, will create new ways to bring web access to the billions of people who have been left out of the internet age. Not that all people who don't use the internet lack the infrastructure; many lack the funds ...

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HIV Clinic Fined for Data Breach

The UK based Bloomsbury Patient Network has been fined 250 pounds for mistakenly revealing the identity of HIV-positive patients in a group email. The Bloomsbury Patient Network is supposed to provide information and support for patients have been found to be HIV-positive. Unfortunately, in two separate occasions that took place in 2014, staffers at the BPN sent out emails to their members with up to 200 ot ...

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The History of the Modem

A modem is a device made for sending digital data over a phone line. "Modem" is actually a contraction of the words modulator-demodulator. Modulation is so important for this device because the sending modem must modulate digital data into a form of information compatible with a phone line, whereas the receiving modem demodulates the phone-line-compatible date back into digital data. For a little perspectiv ...

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How to Make a CPU

Believe it or not, your CPU (or central processing unit) came from sand. More specifically, CPU's are constructed out of the silicon that makes up about 25 percent of all sand. Silicon (found naturally in the form of silicon dioxide) is actually the second most abundant chemical element found in the Earth's crust, the most abundant element being oxygen or O2. Accordingly, sand must be procured in large quan ...

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Discrepancies Between US and European Data Protection Causes Rift

Early this month, an agreement was reached between the United States and the European Union regarding American companies handling the personal data of overseas citizens. This agreement created a "Safe Harbor" for U.S. companies by establishing that a U.S. company could simply give its assurance that it would properly protect the data of Europeans (and would need no other form of certification). Promises are ...

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