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Changes to Google Reviews

If you are familiar with Google Reviews, it is the star-rating that shows up under business listings on Google search results.  I’ve included a screenshot below.  Google allows anyone with a Google account to rate businesses, between 1 – 5 stars, and to leave reviews.  In the past, a business always needed 5 reviews before… [more]

Online Tools For The Online Job Hunt

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Online Job Hunt

As most of us have experienced, job hunting (and hiring) have become a whole lot easier and also a whole lot harder since the prevalence on the online application has taken over. On the one hand, you no longer get the opportunity to make that positive first impression when handing in your resume. On the… [more]

“Open the pod bay doors, HAL”: A Look at Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Machine Learning

The phrase Artificial Intelligence sometimes gets a bad rap – think murderous robots, coldly logical machines outpacing and out-thinking their creators – but the reality is AI is already all around us and improving our daily lives. If you’ve had Google autocomplete a search query for you, or Netflix suggest your next binge-worthy show, had… [more]

7 Things You Never Knew You Could Buy Online

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Plot Of Land On The Moon

Every year I see lists of gift ideas for the “person that has everything” and usually they are a little disappointing, so I am setting out to break the mold. Whether you are pondering what to bring to the company gift exchange, really trying to trying to impress someone, or just out of ideas, I’ve… [more]

2016 in Meme

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2016 in Meme

With elections news plastering every news outlet and social media feed across America, for well over a year, last month we had a refreshing reprieve in the form of the affable, relatable Ken Bone. In case you missed it, Ken Bone was the guy in the red sweater sitting in the front row of the… [more]

The Big Deal About Big Data

Big Data

Shortly after Pokémon Go took the United States by storm, a news story broke saying that anyone who had logged in to the game using their Google account had given the creators of the app full access to their Google account. According to Google, this literally means “the application can see and modify nearly all… [more]

Comeback Technology

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Record Player

They’re BACK! It’s hard to hack a typewriter and nobody dreams of empty bookshelves. Even as we barrel ahead to new heights every day technologically speaking, there has recently been a huge movement of re-embracing old favorites for some very sound reasons! Here are a few shining examples: Flip Phones Imagine a cell phone that phone that doesn’t crack when it is… [more]

Virtual Reality: Now a Reality

Virtual Reality

Flying cars, hover-boards, and virtual reality have long been the fodder of movies and legends, always proclaimed to be “about 20 years in the future”. The difference is: virtual reality is finally here, and I believe it has the potential to change everything! There has been much speculation about what virtual reality – “VR” for… [more]

3D Printing For Dummies

3D Printer by MakerBot

From prosthetic limbs to car parts, 3D printing is changing the world and promising (or threatening) to make traditional mass-manufacturing obsolete! The more affordable 3D printing becomes, the more accessible it becomes to the masses, and, consequentially, the more endless the possibilities seem. Practically speaking, this revolution is still in its infancy. I have only… [more]