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

Best Apps for Weight Loss and Fitness

There's an old adage that says "Summer Beach Bodies start in February". Since it's the beginning of March, what better time to go start trimming the fat then now? I've started a strict diet and exercise regemin, and being the techie that I am, I've done some research recently on apps that would assist me … Continue reading Best Apps for Weight Loss and Fitness

Creating a Bootable Disk on an USB to Install Operating Systems

  Remember when you required a whole box of floppies to contain the Windows Installation files? Thankfully, those days are over. Our data storage and transportation technologies have vastly improved over the past decade or three, and now you can create a bootable disk on your single, pocket sized thumb drive. Here is a two-step … Continue reading Creating a Bootable Disk on an USB to Install Operating Systems

Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication

It's becoming more common place to see suggestions or requirements for two-factor authentication from various pieces of technology, apps and sites. Often displayed with the shorthand 2FA, Two-Factor Authentication is an increasingly popular security method that requires two points of authentication from the user in order to grant them access. There is an obvious explanation … Continue reading Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication

Best Video Games of All Time

Video Gaming goes hand in hand with technology. Many graphical and processiong power advancements the gaming industry develops become more mainstream in the rest of the tech world as technology is diffused across industries. Most avid gamers have their favorite games that they have played. The list below contains my favorite console games that I've … Continue reading Best Video Games of All Time

Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

I grew up in the 1990s and consider myself a child of that decade. It was a crazy time to be a kid, what with the catchy advertising campaigns, questionable food choices, forgettable fads, and total disregard for fashion. So here is a nostalgia-infused list of the most groundbreaking trends in tech in the 90's, for … Continue reading Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

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

The Gap Between Technology and the Law

It is illegal for a potential employer to ask you about your religion, race, ethnicity or national origin while conducting a job interview. Discriminating against your application based on the results of those queries would be an absolute violation of your rights. However, there is nothing stopping a potential employer from looking you up on … Continue reading The Gap Between Technology and the Law

NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

When it comes to password policies, most organizations have similar rules about what qualifies as a good password. Normally, they require a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case, lower case, numeric and special characters, cannot be one of the five most recent passwords used, and have a maximum age ranging from 30-120 days depending … Continue reading NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

Why Survival Skills and Knowledge of the Wild are Necessary in the Technological and Nuclear Age

Is American society prepared to handle the fallout from a nuclear attack? There was a false alarm over the weekend in Honolulu, which sent many Hawaiians into a panic. The alert was sent out over smart phones, televisions, radios and other forms of personalized tech, and was reportedly triggered with the accidental push of a … Continue reading Why Survival Skills and Knowledge of the Wild are Necessary in the Technological and Nuclear Age