Tech Thursday

Steve Jobs: His Legacy – Tech Thursday
I have been trying to write this story for hours now. It’s not hard to talk about someone like Steve Jobs and recite facts about him. Yes, he pioneered how we consume digital content and how we buy our digital music as well as how we use computers and much more. And while it could be considered corn…
Tech Thursday – Are Fax Machines Zombies? Because They Won’t Die.
So last time I checked the calendar, it was 2011. The 21st century. New technology is being developed all the time to improve on older tech or replace it. Some say my beloved hobby of Ham Radio is old and outdated, yet it proves it's worth when disasters, like Irene happen. Then, there is tech …
Tech Thursday – Pandora Radio Goes Public
Yesterday, one of the Internet's most popular websites, went public on the stock market and joined many other tech and dot coms with a very big net value associated with it. Pandora Radio watched it's stock trade at around $20 at it's height during the day, making it worth $3 Billion …
Tech Thursday – Sony Music Japan Hacked
It seems that Sony has incurred the wrath of hackers these past few months. First it was the PlayStation Network, where PS3 owners can connect their consoles and play others in online games, as well as purchase music and games. Now, Sony's music division is under attack from hackers. The attack…
Tech Thursday – Can an App Fix Parking Problems?
While I was in Troy recently, I drove around the block where a store I go to was located, about 5 times looking and hoping for someone to pull out and leave an opening I could get into. If I had this app before I got to the street the store I visit was on, I could have known where to park before I g…
Tech Thursday – Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
When it came to my mom, choosing a gift for her was really tough. Giving her something she wouldn't use was always a constant fear. So here are 3 ideas to hopefully help spark more ideas on what you could get Mom or the mother of your children, for this coming Mother's Day.
Tech Thursday – Sony’s PSN Hacked: Customer Data In The Wild!
This has not been a good year so far for Sony. First their main encryption key for the PS3 was broken and then the data on how to do it was released on the Internet. Now Sony has announced that their PlayStation Network, has been hacked and customer's personal info may have been stolen.
Tech Thursday – Music from the Cloud by Amazon
There’s an old adage that “Everything old is new again.” Take a look at fashion and the reboots of TV shows and movies. It almost like we’re all stuck in a rut for a good new idea. Amazon now seems to be in that group too with their Cloud D…
Tech Thursday – C-3P0 Drafted by The Military?
When the military goes to a foreign country, because of war or just to help, they need to speak the language. And training troops on a large scale is expensive and in most cases impractical. So they needed a solution, and like many others, they found it in science fiction.
Tech Thursday – Mercury Rising: Photos from 1st Rock
Little is known about the surface of the 1st planet in our solar system. One thing we do know, is that when you stand on the day side, the Sun is hot enough to melt lead. That right there is a bad sunburn waiting to happen. But the Messenger spacecraft is now in orbit above Mercury taking photos and…

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