Five times the Internet fooled the world

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The Internet may be a smorgasbord of interesting facts but you should know by now that you cannot believe everything you read on the Web. Sometimes people are out to fool the world and have a laugh at our expense. Here are five examples of when the Internet took the world for a ride: The Blair Witch Project (1999) The Blair Witch Project is a 1990s horror film that centers around three student filmmakers. They go on a hike in the woods of Maryland to … Continue reading

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Top 7 TED talks on technology

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TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide people with a deeper understanding of the world while simultaneously providing free knowledge on a range of topics across all cultures. Its most popular initiative is TED Talks that are easy-to-understand videos taken of presentations by speakers from all kinds of disciplines and backgrounds. These speakers share ideas and projects they are knowledgeable and passionate about with the aim to educate. Topics range from biology and sociology to statistics and interpersonal relationships. … Continue reading

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8 movies tech geeks will love

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It is difficult to say if it is movies that inspire technological advances or whether art is simply imitating life itself. Whatever the case may be, technology will certainly continue to inspire and progress as the years go by. We’ve gathered some of the best tech-related movies, from as far back as the 1980s to the current day, for you to enjoy. WarGames (1983) Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy A young would-be hacker accidentally accesses a top secret, military supercomputer that enables its users … Continue reading

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Hacktivists: Rebels with a cause

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In July 2015 a group of hackers called The Impact Team hacked into Avid Life Media’s websites, two of which include the controversial Ashley Madison website (a dating site where people go to have extramarital affairs) and Established Men (a human trafficking/prostitution website for rich men). The hackers threatened to release all of the users’ private, sensitive information (including credit card information and photos) to the public if all of the sites weren’t shutdown. Unfortunately for the users of these sites, Avid Life Media did … Continue reading

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The top 7 tech channels on YouTube

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YouTube makes it possible for anyone to have access to the best and latest information available. Tech channels have grown tremendously on this video sharing site with millions of people watching and subscribing every day. Here are some of the best YouTube tech-related channels for getting your daily fix and helping you to research your next purchase: Unbox Therapy (https://www.youtube.com/user/unboxtherapy) The Unbox Therapy channel has high quality, clear videos with a knowledgeable host that is passionate about the tech he shows. Presented by Lewis Hilsenteger, … Continue reading

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Most talked-about tech industry controversies

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The tech industry has brought us many great inventions that have made our lives easier and better. It has also seen a number of controversies that caught the attention of the world. Here are some of the biggest scandals to come out of the tech industry: Sony BMG copy protection rootkit In 2005 Sony BMG (a record company) came under fire for their use of deceptive, illegal and harmful copy protection measures on approximately 22 million CDs. Every CD had two pieces of hidden software … Continue reading

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Most anticipated tech announcements still to come in 2015

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We are already in the middle of 2015 – but there are still six months of amazing tech surprises that lie ahead of us for this year! Here are updates, announcements and releases from the tech world that are set to arrive in the second half of 2015. Windows 10 Windows 10 has been called the last version of the operating system ever. Microsoft is moving towards a “software as a service” system with the (rumoured) July 2015 release. Major releases of Windows every few … Continue reading

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Unusual uses for nanotechnology

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“Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, subatomic or supramolecular scale. The word ‘nano’ in nanotechnology means very small or minute.” Despite its out-of-this-world background, nanotechnology can be extremely useful to the everyday Joe (or Jill) on the street. Here’s how. Quicker phone charging How frustrating is it that in this day and age we still struggle with smartphones that have batteries that don’t last long and take too long to charge? Scientists from Ramat Gan in Israel are now using nanotechnology to … Continue reading

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