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Tech Tuesday – The Internet Survives the Japanese Quake

Redundancy was built into the Internet from the start. It's primary purpose was to survive a nuclear attack and keep information flowing. And is has done this many times during past disasters, and the Japanese earthquake is no exception. In fact, in a matter of a few hours it was back up to normal traffic levels.

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Tech Tuesday – From Dos 5 to Windows 7 in 10 minutes

The Windows operating system is over 30 years old. In those 30 years, Windows has had it's share of innovations and setbacks. Sometimes it's been a big convoluted mess. This video shows someone who, using virtual machine software, upgrades a virtual PC starting with Dos 5 and going through the entire Windows family of OSes up to the current version Windows 7.

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Photo by Fotopress/Getty Images
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The Dethroned Spam King Returns to Society

For nearly 7 years, Robert Soloway was the scourge of the internet. Sending nearly 10 trillion spam emails to innocent inboxes all across the internet. In 2007 he was indicted, arrested and in 2008 plead guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and a host of other charges that landed him in jail, and the title Spam King by federal prosecutors.

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Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images
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Tech Tuesday – Build Your Own Watson Computer

I’m sure many geeks out there watched the game show Jeopardy as Watson, a computer cluster built by IBM, took on and wiped the walls with two Jeopardy champions. I found it amazing and wanted to know if I could build my own Watson. I can, and here’s how you can too.

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Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Nintendo via Getty Images
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Tech Thursday – The Legend of Zelda Turns 25!

Do you remember the glory days of video gaming? The Nintendo Entertainment system, Coleco-vision,  The Atari 2600? All classics and bring a smile to many adults faces when they remember the hours spent playing their favorite games. One of those classic games is celebrating 25 years. So get your TriForce and hookup with Link to save Princess Zelda of Hyrule!

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Tech Tuesday – Spam Is Going Down, But Smart Phone Malware Is Rising

It’s a well know business mantra, that you go where the people or money are, and cyber criminals are doing just that. They’re following innocent victims away from their email and computers, and going to smart phones and mobile devices.

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Star Wars Alumni Make Apperance in Star Wars: Clone Wars Animated Show

One of my favorite TV shows is Star Wars: Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. I watch it for many reasons. The animation, the stories and just to relive being a kid. A recent announcement about the show has made me now go “fanboy” over the show, and my fiance’ may reconsider marrying me for her own sanity.

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Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Tech Thursday – Tax on Your Cell Phone At All Time High

It’s no big secret that New York has some of the highest taxes in the country. Property, sales, and income to name a few. But a new report also shows that New Yorkers pay more than 20 percent of their wireless bills in taxes and fees thanks to outdated and duplicated surcharges.

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