Over the last few decades, the way that data is stored has evolved faster than just about any form of technology. What used to take large rooms to hold can now fit in one’s fingertips. The pace is increasing, particularly in just the last few years. A decade ago, it wasn’t uncommon to pay hundreds… Continue reading The history of data storage costs
It’s a gadget-overload world. Society and advancing technologies are making us more gadget heavy than ever, by far. It’s not even close. A recent study showed that we carry 2.9 gadgets on average. To put that into perspective, we have more gadgets on us at any one time than most of have arms. Smartphones are… Continue reading Are we carrying too many devices?
The rise of gadgets easily available to the workforce combined with the growing trend towards mobile offices (unless you work at Yahoo, of course) has made the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) a common practice in business, particularly for small businesses. It saves money. People are more comfortable using devices of their choosing. It’s practical almost all the… Continue reading Is BYOD the unstoppable flaw in small business tech?
The Internet serves as a hub of the world, providing entertainment, connection, and goods and services. By 2015, online retail is expected to be worth $279 billion. In United States, while Internet is an important resource, it’s not readily accessible to everyone. Ten percent of Americans don’t have access to basic broadband because of where… Continue reading Why American internet is lagging
Today, we operate in a computer world where speed is graded by megabytes and gigabytes per second in data transfer alone. That doesn’t even go into the amazing computational speeds. Nearly 60 years ago, such speeds could not be comprehended, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have fast machines of their own. Take the 705… Continue reading The 705 Electronic Data Processing Machine from 1954 was surprisingly fast
Next to computers, tablets, and smartphones, our cars are often the most technologically-challenging item that we deal with on a daily basis. Every model year brings out new gadgets and gizmos that are designed to enhance, adapt, and often-times engage with other technologies that we carry with us. Tablets are used as owners’ manuals. MP3… Continue reading Should car dealers focus on technical expertise instead of price and gimmicks?
Leaks often hit the press in an effort to change the reality of the news. They can be an effective way of drumming up more interest than a story really deserves and if BusinessInsider’s report is to be believed, that’s exactly what happened with the Monster.com/LinkedIn rumors that were circulating today. Initially, the story on… Continue reading Did Monster leak LinkedIn buyout rumors to spark interest?