What can go wrong? Android Security

Android Security: What Can Go Wrong?

What can go wrong if I order Pizza Hut from my Android device? Due to a well-publicized bug found in over 100 Android apps, when ordering Pizza Hut via the Android app the user’s password was exposed and easily could have been intercepted by a hacker. If you are like many people, you use the … Continued


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Amazon’s Alexa: What Can Go Wrong?

A blog Series on the risks associated with using “Internet of Things” smart devices by Michael Wangerin What’s the worst that can happen if I get an Amazon Echo (Alexa)? This is a question that will rapidly evolve over time. Amazon appears to continuously be developing new features for the product, as Farhad Manjoo reported … Continued


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Get on Github

I Did Not Thrive in IST263. Sure, HTML was straightforward enough. It was like the monochromatic storyboard sketch of web development, providing only what was necessary to push the project along. Of course, next came the oh-so-glamorous CSS, ready to jazz things up. This is already where things got a little disconcerting for me, mostly … Continued


The evolution of social media - Facebook

The Evolution of Social Media: Facebook

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004. Now, 13 years later, Facebook looks very different than it did when it started! How did Facebook start? Facebook was originally created just for Harvard University and was called “the facebook” where it only allowed Harvard University students to be members.  About a month after the initial launch the … Continued


Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think Normal Headphones has finally solved the problem!

Ever Heard of Normal Headphones? They are 3D Printed!

Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think Normal Headphones has finally solved the problem! What are Normal Headphones? Unlike any other headphone that I have ever seen or used, Normal Headphones are custom-fitted 3D-printed earphones that are made and manufactured in New … Continued


Tech Help Over the Holidays

Tech Help Over the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and we all know what that means – family, friends, and endless questions about grades, dating, and helping family members with technology. We all want to think that growing up attached to technology means we are amazing at fixing it, but here are a few tips for common issues … Continued


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Virtual Reality – The Future is Here

I believe you definitely would have heard or read about Oculus Rift and virtual reality (VR) in the past few months. Some believe that it is the next big thing, whereas some believe that it is just another passing fad. Whatever it is, VR has arrived and is here to stay. Do you know what Virtual Reality is … Continued


I Made the Switch from Apple to Android – Here’s Why

I Made the Switch from Apple to Android – Here’s Why

I’ll confess. I once was an Apple iPhone user, but I’ve switched to Android. That’s not something a lot of people do, I recognize. But I now believe that Android fits my life, and assists me in my daily needs, better than iOS can, and I’m unlikely to switch back. Years ago, when I went … Continued


World Series Blackout: Game 1 Crash a Tech Failure

If you are a big fan of baseball you were probably tuned into Game 1 of the World Series, which aired live this Tuesday from Kansas City. New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals. It is a big series, best of 7 games, the winner getting to the be the champion of the 2015 World Series. For … Continued


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YouTube Red: What’s With This New, Ad-Free Subscription Deal?

October 28 (today) is the launch date of a new YouTube subscription service called YouTube Red. It’s a monthly subscription-based version of YouTube aimed to give viewers “the ultimate YouTube experience.” So what does $9.99 a month get you with YouTube Red? 1. Ad-free videos Now, I will be the first to admit that ads at … Continued