Data Centers in China to Increase in 2015

With nearly 1.4 billion inhabitants, China leads the world in Internet traffic. It is also the second largest market for San Francisco-based CloudFlare. The online security and performance company has been working to build 12 new data centers within mainland China. The goal is to expand their global network and launch local service beginning in […]

The ‘End’ of the Internet? What Two-Tiered Service Actually Entails

Despite mounting opposition, the Federal Communications Commission recently made a mark on the years-long net neutrality debate by endorsing a two-tiered internet system. Some are decrying this decision as the literal end to an open and free internet, while others claim that it will increase quality for all users. What is certain is that implementation […]

Geek In The New Year

Geek Ethicist Santa

It’s almost 2014. We are finishing our holiday shopping, planning New Year’s events and getting ready to feast on all the good food of the season. I’m no Isaac Asimov–his predictions for 2014 were remarkably accurate and his writing was incredible–but I’ve got a few predictions of my own for 2014 and beyond. Some trends to […]

Digital Erasers: The Next Big Money Maker

If I were making investments, I’d invest heavily in tattoo removal. No one has figured out a perfect removal process, but when someone does it will make millions. And robotexting: when is someone going to invent a robotexting app that will text my wife/mother/brother so I don’t have to? “Sure, Honey! I’d be happy to […]

You Paid For It, Now Use It!

As a web or graphic designer, you know that content is king. While most clients have specific designs in mind and provide the graphics, there are times when you need to supply content.  Looking for more sources of high quality photographs and images? This post is for you!

Taming the Trolls

Taming The Trolls

What are trolls? Why do they flame? These are important questions. We’ve discussed the pros and cons of a comments section and now, as promised, we will explore the research surrounding online comments and methods for dealing with flaming trolls. While there really is no concrete demographic for trolls, certain characteristic behaviors are exhibited by […]

Google Vs. Death: Has Google Finally Met Its Match?

Google announced its plans to vanquish death and, oddly enough, not too many people were surprised. The company who has mastered the search algorithm, addressed Internet security and tackled world-wide connectivity seems unlimited in its potential. Google’s new, lofty goal was not just taken seriously but heralded by Time magazine who both lauded and mocked the […]

The Internet of Things: 5 Reasons It Matters

Hold up–what is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Let’s break it down, for those slightly less tech-savvy: “it’s socialization of everything, from simple everyday devices to industrial devices,” explains Internet of Things Council member, Michael Koster. Wikipedia further defines the Internet of Things as “uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure.”  Techopedia puts it […]

Floating Internet? Google’s Project Loon and Internet for All

There are places in the United States—yes, here in the good old US of A—that still do not have consistent, reliable access to the Internet. How is this possible? Remote locations with rough terrain lack the towers necessary to support cell service, much less Internet.  High speed Internet access is just now conquering cities, but […]

Paula Deen’s Lesson: Keep Your Personal Beliefs Out of Business!

Unless you haven’t turned on your television or computer or listened to people’s conversations in the office or on the street, you’ve heard about chef and TV personality, Paula Deen’s latest troubles. Most people agree it was well-deserved as examples of racist behavior surfaced and the Food Network and, as of today, one of her […]

Why They Killed Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz

This will be the question of our decade. Swartz’s father claims the government killed him. Many journalists assert Swartz’s brain chemistry and circumstances killed him… Baloney. Certainly his depression, added to the pressure of a high-profile lawsuit, created the perfect mix of pressure that Swartz needed to kill himself, but don’t delude yourself that it […]