Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Acquiring preemptive knowledge about emerging technologies is the best way to ensure that we have a say in the making of our future.” — Catarina Mota

“Acquiring pree…


“Computers get better faster than anything else ever. A child’s PlayStation today is more powerful than a military supercomputer from 1996.” — Erik Brynjolfsson

“Computers get …

“We’re putting all of our energy into making it right. And we have already had several software updates. We’ve got a huge plan to make it even better. It will get better and better over time. We screwed up. That’s the fact.”


Apple Maps was always destined to fail… no amount of updating can fix that – face the facts Apple.

“We’re putting …

4 Reasons Not to Install Predator

Predator is a chunk of software designed exclusively for Windows – and perhaps those who want the novelty of acting like Agent 007. But, in all honesty, that is this software will ever be – a novelty. And, correct me if I’m wrong, a novelty is simply something that seems great at first, but slowly wears off to become something of a nuisance the more you use it.



Now your probably wondering what Predator does, or why it is a novelty. Well… remember how in all of your crime show movies the protagonist has a USB drive or some other key that they simply plug in their computer to unlock it… well that’s what Predator is. It stores a small file (or key, as it likes to call it) onto your USB, and when that file is not longer located on that USB then it locks your computer. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? It also disables the keyboard, mouse and other hardware for a period of time when the USB is removed. And to top this all off, if you somehow lose your USB drive, then you can manually access the computer by typing in a password by enabling the keyboard by pressing the spacebar numerous times. Oh, did I forget to say that it logs all entries and play an alarm if the password is incorrectly put in?

Still sound cool? Well…

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Have you ever had the feeling where you wish you had another computer, perhaps just to test things on or install viruses for the fun of it? I sure know as hell that it would be useful to have. Perhaps you might have wanted to download Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview, you were so close to hitting that download button until you read the fine print, something along the lines of having to reinstall windows at a later date? Continue reading