Following up on Predictions for 2018 in Tech

On New Years Eve, 2017, we wrote an article with predictions for the 2018 year in tech.  Now that the Halloween has passed and we are in the midst of the end of the year Holiday season, now's a good time as any to reflect on those predictions, and see what we got right, and … Continue reading Following up on Predictions for 2018 in Tech

The First Recorded Cyberattack

Twins Francois & Joseph Blanc were men ahead of their time. They are quite possible the first people to hack technology in order to commit insider trading, and they got away with it! We’re talking about two guys who hacked the top-of-the-line highest tech communication networks in the world at the time they hacked it: Napolean’s … Continue reading The First Recorded Cyberattack

Wearables and Smart Watches: a Follow Up

  A few months ago, this blogger here at burgerfried wrote a post about wearable technology. Apparently, the fine folks at Reviews.com saw our post and contacted me about plugging an article of theirs reviewing smart watches, which for a nascent tech blogger like myself, should be considered an excellent opportunity to expand. However, if you … Continue reading Wearables and Smart Watches: a Follow Up

Travel Destinations for Escaping Technology and Recharging Your Inner Batteries

I know this is a tech blog, and I’m a computer nerd who spends most of my waking hours behind a screen, but every once in a while, it’s healthy to give your eyes and brain a rest and breath some fresh air. One of my passions is traveling, and I’ve been fortunate enough to … Continue reading Travel Destinations for Escaping Technology and Recharging Your Inner Batteries

Best Language Learning Apps

Technology has had a global effect on humanity, bringing peoples and communities who are geographically distant closer together. Through instant communication and easing the diffusion of ideas, tech has helped give rise to Walt Disney’s ideal of a small world after all. However, even when we can instantly communicate with the far corners of the … Continue reading Best Language Learning Apps

Chatrooms and Politics

No matter where political philosophies reside on the left-right spectrum, we can all agree that we live in energetically charged political times. The rise of right wing reactionary political factions in Europe and America, reenergized and emergent left-wing factions in Latin America, Canada and Europe, growing desperate Islamic dissatisfaction in the Middle East and Africa as … Continue reading Chatrooms and Politics

Tech Tip: How to Exclude a Domain from a Google Query Return

On any given day, there are over 3.5 billion search queries conducted through Google's search engine (or one query daily for every two people on earth).  Sometimes, however, we might want to filter the results to give a better targeted return for the search we are conducting. Even though I've discussed boolean search logic in … Continue reading Tech Tip: How to Exclude a Domain from a Google Query Return

State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Every year, except for the first year of a new president's term, the President of the United States makes an address to a joint session of congress reporting on the status of America's economy and detailing his or her's administrations policy goals for the upcoming year. This address is called the State of the Union. … Continue reading State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Tech Tip: How To Spot and Identify Fake News

Since fake news today is mostly disseminated through the internet, the 10 steps listed below can be applied to many aspects of determining if a site is legitimate, beyond just fake news. 1.) Do an eyeball test. Does the website have a clean and professional looking design? If there are advertisements, are they located in … Continue reading Tech Tip: How To Spot and Identify Fake News

Why You Should Cut the Cord

Hello French Fries, I'm experimenting with different post formats, so today I'm going to give you a couple reasons as to why you should cut your cords and ditch cable and landline phones.   1.) Your wallet will thank you You do not need me to tell you that cable is expensive. When I moved … Continue reading Why You Should Cut the Cord