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Digital comics are thriving

Tablets are hot, and the market for these mobile devices has become a crowded one. Ethan Gach, a columnist for Forbes, recently wrote that Walmart alone sold more than 1.4 million tablets during its November Black Friday sales event. But retailers are not the only ones benefitting from the tablet boom: As Gach writes, so […]

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Stopping credit-card fraud with high-tech

Do you feel safe when using your credit cards at retailers? Do you feel less safe after retailer Target reported that hackers stole the data on 40 million consumers who used their credit cards at Target stores across the country? Here’s some good news: CBS Minnesota recently reported that new technology could make such credit-card […]

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When tech failed in 2013

The past year was not without its major tech disasters. And the Telegraph newspaper wasn’t shy about trumpeting them. In its year-end look into the biggest tech failures of 2013, the Telegraph focused on three miscues that really showed how tech can backfire when it’s not properly tested or monitored. The healthcare fiasco Pres. Obama […]

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Tech companies rattled by NSA spying

What do the leaders of the nation’s biggest tech companies think about the NSA spying program? Many of them are concerned that spying revelations are hurting their business and, by extension, the entire economy of the United States. They explained this to Pres. Obama during a recent meeting held at the White House. The Washington […]

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When it comes to tablets, what will $38 get you?

Remember when tablets that were priced under $100 were a big deal? Now tablet makers are selling their products at prices much lower. The big question, though, is if these budget-priced tablets are worth the money. Time Magazine recently looked at this question, evaluating the new Ubislate 7Ci tablet from Datawind. What’s interesting about this […]

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The obsolete hospital, courtesy of new tech?

Will technology soon make hospitals obsolete? It may sound impossible. But according to a recent report from CBS Atlanta, an international study on technology and health discovered that a majority of people around the world believe that traditional hospitals will be obsolete thanks to tech advances. Intel study The CBS Atlanta story covers a survey […]

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IBM’s tech predictions

Five years is a very long time in the tech world. That’s why so many look forward every year to IBM’s predictions on where technology is going the next five years. Forbes columnist Greg Satell recently wrote a column looking at IBM’s latest five-year predictions. What’d he discover? Some pretty interesting stuff. Schools get smarter […]

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Is Microsoft ready to trash Windows 8?

Microsoft’s Windows 8 hasn’t received much love, from either users or the tech press. It’s no surprise, then, that rumors are swirling that Microsoft is ready to kill Windows 8 and start from scratch with its next version of the operating system. Woody Leonhard, a writer for the website of InfoWorld, recently had a look […]

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How tech can make workers happier

New technology has made workplaces more efficient. It’s easy, for example, for workers to use video conferencing technology to hold meetings with their fellow workers across the globe. But new tech may also leave employees feeling isolated. All things considered, new communication technology has eliminated much of the face-to-face aspect of the business world. But […]

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Want simple tech? You’re in luck

Technology makes life easier. That’s undeniable. Yet it can also add to the stress we face every day. Thankfully, technology will become a little more consumer friendly in 2014. At least that is what the Christian Science Monitor newspaper projected in a recent story. Overwhelmed by data? The Christian Science Monitor story pointed to some […]

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