Author Archives: Tony Ciotti

Star Trek Meets SeaQuest in Real Life Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact Yet Again

I love this kind of stuff. Now, it was trippy enough for me when I was a kid watching Star Trek use their wireless communicators, only to grow up and have a smartphone that I can actually use to make … Continue reading

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How Important is Detail inTechnology? Top Tech Blunders of the World Show the Value of Perfection

Everyone remembers the Y2K scare, right? When doomsayers predicted the near end of the world because computers weren’t properly programmed to roll over from 1999 to the year 2000?

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YouTube Does the Screen Name Boogie Video Service Wants People to Use Their Real Names in Comments

Anonymity and the Internet have been a long-time couple since the earliest days of the information age. Now, they may not be married, but they are more like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn — they’ve been together so long, they … Continue reading

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Could the iPad Mini Be The Hot Holiday Item?

As if there was ever any doubt, Apple now owns the holidays. Since the debut of the iPod, Apple has found a way to debut a new product almost every holiday season that has people lining up at the Apple … Continue reading

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Thinking of Getting a New Android Phone? You Might Want to Think Again — The Malware is Coming!

The Android is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, so of course, it was just a matter of time before spammers and advertisers found a way to hijack it for their purposes.

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Remember When Computer Memory Cost $$$$$? Google Enters the Cloud Storage War

I remember back in the day when I had what was then considered a top-of-the-line computer. It was an IBM compatible PC with 64K of RAM and a whopping 40 megabyte hard drive. Oh, and it had a 300 baud … Continue reading

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Got Skype? Better Learn How to Speak in Code

The goose flies at midnight. The cake is in the oven. Spy phrases can be fun, and you can make them mean anything. In fact, “John has a long mustache” was a real code phrase, one of many broadcast to … Continue reading

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Apple’s Apps Might Have Bruise Why It Should Matter to Us

Apple’s App store has a few app developers crying foul.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts No Cash? Just Text it to Me

For all those people prone to losing their cell phones, I have some bad news. The cashless society is coming and it will all be tied to your phone.

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The Internet Police Are For Real – And They’re Teenagers

I don’t know about most people, but when I was in a kid in school, no one liked the tattletale. Snitch, rat, narc — we had all kinds of words for them. Today, however, some large media companies are now … Continue reading

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