We use machines and systems to solve problems and assist us by performing specific tasks. Here we discuss how low- and high-level technology affects our ability to control, communicate within, and adapt to our environment.

The Advantages of The IoT for Small Businesses

Patterns from the past show that technology advancements tend to benefit big businesses, often eliminating the need for small businesses. It’s no wonder, then, that small businesses have been historically averse to embracing expensive technology in the way big businesses do. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the exception to this norm. From everyday operations to tracking inventory, small businesses can take advantage of the versatility that the IoT provides to finally level the playing field with the big guys.… [Read more]

Reasons to Outsource Mobile App Testing

If you are running a business, then chances are you have at least looked into developing a mobile app. If you haven’t, then you are missing out. The field of mobile apps is exploding. It is huge. If you don’t have an app for business, then you are losing out on reaching a large group of customers.… [Read more]

The Latest Innovations in Engineering Technology

Many individuals are offset by the complexities of modern engineering. It is a tough subject to take on without guidance and thus has a tendency to confuse the average person. Luckily, we do not need to completely understand the specifics of engineering in order to reap the benefits of the workers who engineer products. The industry is rapidly changing and investing in technology that will shape the coming future.… [Read more]

What You Need to Know About Cloud Security, Before it Rains

Recent information security breaches are nothing to write home about. While hackers stole personal information on millions of users, we’ve become accustomed to similar breaches like those that hit Target and Sony.

Regardless of the amount of information that is stored in a particular cloud, security should remain a top priority for IT managers and companies around the country.… [Read more]

Agriculture Becoming More Tech Savvy, Day By Day

Farming has progressed quite a lot in the last few years and is still progressing in leaps and bound but the industry is facing unprecedented challenges. The population is growing steadily, the climate becoming more unpredictable and the area of arable land is limited in supply. By 2050 it is expected that the population of the world will grow to 9.6 billion people, shooting the demand for food by a whopping 70%!… [Read more]

Inbox Intrigue: Biggest Email Scams of the Past Year

Email scams are a regular part of our junk boxes today, and security companies continue to try to invent more sophisticated programs to separate the good emails from the bad. Unfortunately, email spammers are very effective at getting around these safeguards and tricking people into giving away their information. In general, every time you are asked to give out your information, your ears should perk up, and you should become more vigilant.… [Read more]

Learning the Background Story of International Telecommunication Companies

Many people around the world take mobile technology for granted. It is nothing for them to make a phone call on their cell phone or connect their mobile device to wireless Internet. However, in some parts of the world like Afghanistan, mobile technology is a new and much appreciated innovation that helps make people’s daily lives easier and more convenient.… [Read more]

How Does Touch ID Really Work?

Newer Apple devices like the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 allow users to unlock the Home screen with a fingerprint instead of a passcode. Those unfamiliar with the new Touch ID technology may wonder how it works and how secure it really is. What happens if your fingerprint won’t read? How likely is the sensor to break?… [Read more]

Are Online Sales Overtaking Your Retail Revenue?

Online sales are increasing as people’s lives continue to become more hectic and busy. Shoppers are less inclined to take the time to visit a retail store if they can get those same items online. The time it takes to drive to your store, look for the items they want, and wait in line to purchase them often isn’t a worthwhile for today’s busy consumer.… [Read more]

5 Ways to Market Yourself on the Internet

In today’s world, it’s not enough to have a strong resume and cover letters on paper ready to hand to potential employers. Thanks to the advantages of the Internet, you can market yourself vastly improving your career opportunities while making it easier for employers to find and hire you based on evident talent. Examples such as Charles Phillips’ profile are essentially online resumes that can be accessed by virtually anyone at any time.… [Read more]

Andres Carrasco’s Findings: “Soy Today, Hunger Tomorrow”

Genetically modified crops have always been a source of heated debate. Many people and organizations are actively trying to ban these crops from being grown. You, too, may have some strong views on it. Studies have revealed that there IS something wrong with GMO (genetically modified organism) crops. A major study has revealed the herbicide used for it should be a major cause of concern.… [Read more]

Auto Technologies: Changing How We Drive

The basic fundamentals of a car haven’t changed in 50 years. Automatic transmission, rear differentials, and fuel injectors have been around for a long time. Those technologies have improved incredibly over the years, but they’re all features we now consider standard.

The real breakthroughs in the auto industry now happen inside the cabin — or under the dash, to be specific.… [Read more]

How the Face of American Universities are Changing with Modern Technology

American universities have always been leaders when it comes to college education. People from around the world come to study at American universities because of the prestige, challenge, and opportunities available. As the modern world continues to embrace technology, American universities have been quick to respond and adopt these technologies wherever they exist. However, as with all things, the trick is to adopt technology in a way that promotes students to become creators and not simply users of technology.… [Read more]

A Primer: 5 Interesting Solar Panel Facts

Solar panels are a great invention, a perfect source of renewable energy that can help decrease our carbon footprint. If you don’t know much about how they work, this primer is a chance for you to get educated.

Solar energy produces no pollution whatsoever.

Many things cause pollution. For example, there are emissions from manufacturers, cars and other fossil fuel burning machines, cleaning products, painting supplies and a range of other things.… [Read more]

Is Technology Ruining Our Relationships?

Banksy, a notorious and admired urban graffiti artist, created a mural in Bristol, U.K. that shows two people, presumably a couple, hugging and looking at their respective cellphones over each other’s shoulders.

The mural has the world talking. The mysterious artist isn’t known for vandalism but rather social commentary—art that becomes political discussion. And this unsolicited public artwork asks: “Is social media making us antisocial?”

We Can’t Multitask

Nielsen, the leading global information and measurement company (and the company best known for dishing out television ratings), reports that smartphones are changing our daily routine.… [Read more]

Tips for Protecting Yourself from Credit Fraud

Credit card fraud occurs every day, as hackers are always on the lookout for ways to steal your personal information. In fact, it is estimated that nine million Americans are victims of identity fraud every year, and many of these individuals have their credit card information stolen as well. Even if you only use your credit cards to shop at major retailers, you can still become a victim.… [Read more]

Smartphones and Journalism: The Future Is Mobile

When you think of what a smartphone can do for a journalist, you probably think of a voice recorder that will record thoughts and audio interviews, a built-in video cam that can record live events and a high-resolution camera that can take photos on the run. However, there are many more smartphone tools that journalists use today that are indispensable.… [Read more]

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

With all of the controversy swirling around the topic of Net Neutrality, it can be hard to know what to trust and what to take with a boulder-sized grain of salt. For an issue that threatens to impact almost every aspect of our increasingly electronic daily lives, Net Neutrality remains relatively obscure, and thus ripe for manipulation and disinformation.… [Read more]

How ISO 14644 Works: A Look at the Standard Guiding the Sterilization of Medical Equipment

Codified rules are important in the medical industry because of the harm that mistakes can bring about. Scientists have known since the late 1800s that bacteria can cause complications and even death in patients. For sterilization methods, the standard is ISO 14644. This standard lays out the guidelines for clean rooms, the methodology for proper sterilization and the techniques for measuring contamination.… [Read more]

What Is Shaping Our Cell Phone Design?

Consumer usage of social media and other applications has shaped smartphone development in many ways. A recent report by Nielsen shows that Americans spend about 29 percent of their total smartphone usage on social media and about 18 percent of their time playing games. Phone manufacturers have quickly adapted their designs to accommodate the demands of modern consumers.… [Read more]