Personal Tech

In this section we include anything on the consumer-related side of technology. Also see gaming.




People often associate AI with big, profitable corporations, but they're not the only ones using it. Charity and humanitarian organizations...

4 AI Advances That Will Benefit Charity and Humanitarian Services


We need more and more information to be productive citizens of the 21st century. The internet is the best way to get it.

Why I Don't Believe In a Tech Sabbath


We all want to protect our private information when browsing online, but how possible is it, really? Here we take a look at different types...

Internet Browsing and Security - Is Online Privacy Just a Myth?


Phone hacking is a widespread problem that is expected to grow with the increasing prevalence of smartphones. Fortunately, there are many...

Could Your Smartphone Be Hacked?


The latest changes in NIST password requirements are welcome changes for both users and administrators: no more special characters, and no...

Simply Secure: Changing Password Requirements Easier on Users


If you've got aching wrists, stiff shoulders or are developing a hunchback, it's time to set up an ergonomic workstation. Here are some...

Beat Injuries With These 4 Computer Ergonomics Tips


The latest in mobile development has brought several smartphone industry life cycle issues to the fore. Here are a few things that the...

5 Issues That the Mobile Device Industry Needs to Solve, Pronto


Have you seen the figure MTBF on computer and electronics packaging? Chances are, it doesn't mean what you think it does.

What Mean Time Between Failures Really Means


Application software - better known as 'apps' - are seemingly everywhere and being used for everything. But what exactly is an app, and...

An Introduction to Application Software


Online privacy and security are big concerns these days, but protecting yourself online is easier than you might think.

5 Ways to Go Undetected Online


We can only guess what the future of technology holds, but history suggests that if you're looking for future facts, you might just find...

Astounding Sci-Fi Ideas That Came True (and Some That Didn't)


Much has been written about the automation of the automotive manufacturing process and the resulting loss of jobs. But there's another side...

Buying a New Car ... Er, Computer


If the gaming industry can deliver on the potential of some of these trends, the future looks bright.

The Most Important Trends in Gaming


The spread of malware online has made many people fear attachments, apps and even web pages. Find out what kind of malware is out there and...

Malicious Software: Worms, Trojans and Bots, Oh My!


Can't tell an RTS from an FPS, or an MMORPG from an RPG? Get your answers here!

From Friendly to Fragging: A Beginner's Guide to Video Game Genres


For better or for worse, the impact of technology has never been more obvious than in the music industry.

Technology and Music: From Records to Digital Recordings


The first digital divide was financial - separating those who could afford modern technology from those who could not. However, we are now...

The Digital Divide: A Technological Generation Gap


Technology is making groundbreaking progress in devices to assist those that are disabled.

5 Technological Innovations that Seek to Enable the Disabled


Schools are more high tech and advanced than ever. Technology can be a great way to engage students, but the schools and students without...