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No other industry can compete with information technology in the race to produce as much jargon as possible. We explain it in plain english here.




Ambient intelligence is technology that surrounds you, and can affect you without you even realizing it. The rise of ambient intelligence...

The Awakening of Ambient Intelligence


Life imitates art, and technology imitates nature. It often seems that nature and technology are at odds, but these technologies seek to...

5 Nature-Imitating Technologies


Technology can be an unpredictable field, especially when doing research. These tech pioneers may not have gotten the results they expected...

5 of Technology’s Most Beautiful Mistakes


Technology rules today's society, and if you can't keep up, you might get left behind. Stay up to date by learning about these tech terms

Tech Terms You Ought to Know


The virtual currency Bitcoin has had more than its 15 minutes of fame recently. What exactly is bitcoin and is all of the attention it’s...

What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?!


In the tech field, there's a lot of jargon that's totally unfamiliar to those who don't call themselves geeks. How many of these acronyms...

10 Tech Acronyms You Must Know


SLAs may be dense, awkward documents, but they play a big role in how third-party vendors offer services to corporations and businesses....

What You Should Know About Service Level Agreements


If you must have the latest shows without paying for them, there are less legal ways to get them. But use them at your own risk

How to Cut the Cord - Illegally


Cut the cord and experience the future of TV guilt-free. We provide all the options out there for downloading, streaming and OTA

How to Cut the Cord on Cable TV - Legally


Geeks are often credited for their brains, but they also excel in matter of the heart - at least in the media

INFOGRAPHIC: A Brief History of Geek Romances


Are you just a plain, run-of-mill geek, or have you transcended to uber-geek status? Find out here

INFOGRAPHIC: The Geek's Guide to Becoming an Uber-Geek


These certifications have proved their worth by consistently helping IT pros achieve a six-figure paycheck

Top 5 Highest Paying IT Certifications and How to Get Them


Past visions of our future are influencing today’s technology. These six classic pieces of Star Trek hardware made the jump from flight of...

6 Star Trek Technologies That Became Reality


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


Find out how a business can keep its social media presence from going to the Dark Side

Jedi Strategies for Social Media Management


SOPA could impact the Internet in a massive way. Here's what you need to know

SOPA and the Internet: Copyright Freedom or Uncivil War?


These terms gained traction in 2011 and will probably get bigger in 2012

The Top 10 Tech Buzzwords for 2012


The major stumbling block for virtual currencies has been security, but this cryptocurrency thinks it has the answer. Learn all about...