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Ultimate Gaming High: NeweggTV, ASUS, and Friends to Set World Record for Highest Altitude LAN Party

Gamers and LAN party fanatics, get ready to be inspired! On June 23rd, a spirited-group of folks from ASUS Laptops, NeweggTV, Linus Tech Tips, and Tek Syndicate, all teamed up to climb the highest peak in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for a LAN party like no other. Expert witness Elizabeth Thompson, a PhD student in Atmospheric […]

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Outfitting the Mission to Mars

Apparently NASA consulted Pixar and the 1950’s for futuristic space suit designs. You probably know by now that NASA – and possibly other, private entrepreneurs – has its eyes on Mars as the new frontier for space exploration. As with all previous explorations outside Earth’s atmosphere, the technology involved takes a step forward each time. […]

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Tesla Motors, Inc. – Foolhardy Philanthropists or Inspirational Innovators?

In the spirit of moving not just their company forward, but the world as we know it, Tesla Motors, Inc., creators of some of the most advanced electric automobiles, decided to share their EV technology with… everybody!  What’s more, they’ve been in talks with BMW and other carmakers to share charging stations in Europe and […]

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Are Transhumanists Pushing Us into the Next Stage in Evolution?

#83987909 / gettyimages.com Still wearing your tech devices? Just implant them already. Or is that taking things a little too far? Technology has always extended human ability, making primitive people stronger or better somehow – weapons and tools, beasts of burden, writing, mathematics, etc. And what we now call “wearable tech” – everything from eye […]

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An Apple iHome Coming Soon?

Imagine it – you’re talking to your significant other on your iPhone – with your Bluetooth, of course – as you drive up to your house. You fumble with your garage door opener, then stumble into your house, reach for the light switch, turn off your alarm, turn the AC or heat on, open windows, […]

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Tom Wheeler and FCC to Decide Thursday on “Net Neutrality” Policies

The FCC has been going back and forth recently due to pressures from all sides regarding its Internet service regulations. The threat has been whether or not Internet Service Providers can allow high-paying companies “paid prioritization” – more efficient web trafficking at a cost that only very large corporations can afford. What does this mean […]

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Am I Dumb for not Owning a Smartphone?

It seemed like just yesterday when, in the late 80’s, I rode home from a soccer game with a teammate whose dad had a car-phone – I was in awe. When he stopped to use the ATM, I naturally called my mom (I was a little kid!) to tell her about it. I imagined I […]

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“Graphene” to Replace Silicon for 21st Century Technology?

Imagine a sheet of unbelievably strong, nearly transparent, conductive, flexible, and natural material – all while being almost 2-dimensional… It’s called graphene, and scientists are just now discovering its applications. Graphene is graphite, like in your old No. 2 pencils, but with atoms hexagonally linked together on a plane that’s only as thick as the […]

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My Spleen Hurts. Honey, Can You Print Me a New One?

Necessity is the mother of invention. Once upon a time, when a man needed a tool or utensil of some kind, he’d go into his woodshop or metal shop, tinker around for a while, and craft it. That was technology – the tools to carve out and construct what you needed. Now, we make machines […]

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ICANN – But for How Long? Should the US Relinquish Control of the Internet?

Update 4/10: News agencies reported today that “a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee” has decided to give this a second thought. They will work with unidentified international “stakeholders” to form a transitional plan. Transition to what? We don’t know either. Please standby. Original story below: Last month, news agencies were reporting the Obama Administration’s movement […]

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