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.

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?

Iphone picture two

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?

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

social media

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”

Andres Carrascos 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

Auto Technology

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

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

Image credit: Clean Energy Corporation

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?

Art, vandalism, social media and technology

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

Wallet with cash and credit cards

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

News and Journalism

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

Highway...of Information?

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

Medical Instruments

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?

Cell Phones

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]

Seven Reasons Why You Should Use Solar Energy for Your Office

Solar Power Panel

There’s no doubt about it – traditional energy sources like oil and coal are facing a number of challenges. And alternative sources such as solar power, once viewed as a thing of the future, today pose as the only ethical, long-term option for many. Through eliminating the need to rely on large amounts of costly fossil fuels – and contributing to the deterioration of our planet as a result of using them – alternative sources of energy is a responsible way to generate power.… [Read more]

Top 5 environmentally friendly cars in 2014

Environmentally Friendly Cars

In recent years, car manufacturers have increased their production of hybrid vehicles; revitalising the motoring industry with a range of powerfully dynamic yet environmentally efficient vehicles. Here are five of these cars, which provide an environmentally friendly motoring option without depriving drivers of power or stylistic elegance.

1- Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt has rapidly become the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the US, and for good reason.… [Read more]

Top 5 reasons why you should consider an electric car

Electric Car

Today’s society is becoming more and more focused on personal improvement. Whether it is your house, your computer or your career, our technological society is ever developing and ever improving. Naturally then this mantra has extended to the world of cars. As we become more informed of the environmental damage of fossil fuels and their decreasing availability, car manufacturers have begun to produce more energy efficient vehicles.… [Read more]

A Big Step Forward in Cloud Security and Internet Privacy


A landmark decision in New York is setting a precedent for intellectual property on the internet. Judge Robert Sweet in Manhattan, overseeing the ongoing case of Debra Schatzki v. Weiser Capital Management, found that stealing data stored in the cloud from a business competitor constitutes a crime.

Weiser Capital was found liable for downloading confidential information about over 12,000 of Schatzki’s clients during proceedings in early December.… [Read more]

Bridging the Digital Divide: Google Fiber Is Closer Than You Think

Major ISPs and Google Fiber's lead

Will the nation see a bridge over its digital divide? When will cities that aren’t part of a metropolitan statistical area with more than several million people have access to the technology they need? We’re moving in that direction; on August 15, 2013, Google confirmed that Provo, Utah will be the second city after Kansas City to get Google Fiber, with Austin, TX not far behind.… [Read more]

Identity Theft and Immigration Reform Intersect

Identity Theft

Imagine trying to file your five-year-old daughter as a dependent, only to find that she was “making too much money.” Or your child being denied Medicaid because he had wages reported on his social security number. That’s happened to six-year-old Carter Andrushko. His Social Security number was used at an OB/GYN’s office. An illegal immigrant was using his number for years before he was born, racking up all sorts of medical bills.… [Read more]