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The Food and Drug Administration has okayed the use of a telemedicine robot in hospitals. It’s called the RP-VITA, and manufacturers iRobot and InTouch Health promise that it will allow doctors to communicate with and treat patients from thousands of miles away. Continue reading

This might seem incredible for those of us who have run into problems printing off a long document, but a Dutch architect named Janjaap Ruijssenaars plans to construct a home using a 3D printer to make the components. Continue reading

Experts researching password cracking warn that the programs used by hackers are getting smarter and smarter. But there is a pretty simple way to help block hackers… Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Pro Coming February 9

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Microsoft says the much-buzzed-about Surface Pro tablet will be in stores starting February 9. Touted as a tablet/laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro will retail starting at $899 and will be available in 64GB and 128GB models. Continue reading

When you buy an album as Amazon, they will now give you a free digital copy. The company is even offering free digital copies of music purchased 15 years ago. It’s called AutoRip and here’s how it works… Continue reading

2013 International CES: Let’s Get Weird

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

There’s no question that CES gives us an opportunity to take a look at new and exciting technologies. CES also has no shortage of items that will raise your eyebrows… or are just plain weird. So let’s take a look at the stranger of side of this year’s CES. Continue reading

The past couple of years has seen a rise in the idea of the self-driving car. So there were shows put on to display these new wonders of technology at CES, right? Wrong. Continue reading

If you have a smartphone, laptop, or portable media player, chances are you’ve come in contact with Gorilla Glass at some point. This year Corning unveiled its “third generation” glass — Gorilla Glass 3. So what’s so special about Gorilla Glass 3? Continue reading

TV technology was at the forefront of new items displayed at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. In fact, the big innovation featured this year was that of 4K, or Ultra HD, televisions. So what exactly is a 4K/Ultra HD television, you ask? Continue reading

In The News 01-11-2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Straight from Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 – one of the world’s largest technology and electronics shows in the world. Every year some of the biggest names in technology introduce brand new products and innovations. This year was no different as we saw new items primed and ready for the consumer market. Continue reading

In The News 12-27-2012

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

It looks like Facebook is making some changes to its messaging system, and it could cost people to use some new features. “Pay Facebook!? That’s outrageous! It’s supposed to be free!” you say? Well you would be right and luckily the new changes are not going to affect a majority of Facebook’s users. Continue reading

In The News 12-14-2012

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen… it’s back. By “it”, I’m referring to Google Maps’ return to Apple’s iOS devices this past Wednesday. Apple ditched Google’s map app back in September and opted to use its own mapping app. Unfortunately this move brought on a lot of criticism, especially since Apple’s mapping app was less than amazing. Much less. Continue reading

In The News 11-30-2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The numbers are in and it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 8, the newest version of the operating system family, is off to a solid start. The quick start may not come as a big surprise, considering that the release date of October 26 came just before the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

In The News 11-23-2012

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Facebook may be slowing down soon, but for good reason. The world’s number one social network announced in a blog post recently that it plans to move all North American users to a more secure connection. The catch? This more secure connection has a tendency to be slower. Continue reading

Xbox 720? It’s about time!

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Looking for rumors about Microsoft’s new game console? Here’s a start! Continue reading

In The News 11-16-2012

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Google Fiber is finally here. What is Google Fiber, you ask? Earlier this week Google launched a fiber network offering internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps in Kansas City, Kansas. On top of that, they’re offering the new high speed for only $70 a month. Both the speed and price tag beat out most traditional Internet Service Providers. Continue reading

Ouya

Monday, November 5th, 2012

What’s an Ouya? Well, it’s a $99, open-source video game console built on the Android OS with some pretty high-ideas. It plugs right into your TV, and get this: all the games are free to play! Continue reading

In The News 11-02-2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We’ve already shared with you news of the new Microsoft Surface Tablet, which boasts a scaled-down version of Windows 8 called Windows RT, the new iPad Mini, and the updated iPad this month. Looks like the month of October wasn’t finished with tablets, however. Continue reading

In The News 10-26-2012

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

October 26 – the release of Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows 8, is finally upon us. The 26th also marks the release of Microsoft’s new tablet, the Surface. In case you’re wondering – this is a big day for Microsoft. Continue reading

In The News 10-19-2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

It’s looking like October will wind up being the month of brand new tablets. Two of the biggest names in computer technology, Apple and Microsoft, are both either releasing or announcing new tablets in the last week and a half of this month. Continue reading

In The News 09-21-2012

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Apple made their most recent big move earlier this month by announcing the new iPhone 5. The mobile device boasts features such as a new 4-inch retina display screen, an updated A6 processor chip, a brand new (and smaller) dock/USB connector, and probably the most exciting feature for most consumers – 4G LTE connectivity. Continue reading

Laser Vision: Bionic Eye A Reality

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Have you seen science fiction movies where the hero (or sometimes the villain) has an eye replaced or augmented with a laser? This may have been crazy science fiction for some, but it also represented a dream for those who had lost the ability to see… Continue reading

In The News 09-07-2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Apple announced this past Tuesday that it will be holding an event on September 12. Most people believe this will be the event the new iPhone 5 will be announced, especially after the invitation shows the number 12 casting a shadow that looks like the number 5. It has already been widely expected that Apple would announce the new phone in September and the event looks to confirm everyone’s suspicions. Continue reading

In The News 08-31-2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

A federal jury handed down a verdict last Friday recommending that Samsung pay Apple over $1 billion in damages. The jury stated that Samsung was guilty of “willful” patent violations on numerous mobile devices. The jury also did not suggest Samsung should get any payment for its counterclaims against Apple for patent infringement. Continue reading

In The News 08-17-2012

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

For those of us who haven’t been looking to the stars these last couple of weeks, some big news has happened at our closest planetary neighbor. NASA’s Curiosity rover landed successfully on Mars on August 6 to the joy of many NASA scientists as well as people that want the question “is/was there life on Mars?” answered. Continue reading

In The News 08-03-2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

If Dick Vitale were part of the broadcast crew, he’d say “It’s the OLYMPICS, baby!” It’s also no secret that with our ever-advancing technological world, the Olympics are keeping up to date with their own use of technology. So let’s take a look at this week’s news in technology from an Olympic point of view… Continue reading

In The News 07-27-2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Apple released its latest version of OS X, named Mountain Lion, earlier this week. Mountain Lion boasts a lot of new features and is attempting to help bridge the gap between desktop Macs and Apple’s mobile devices. Continue reading

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