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People from the older generation feel that technology is taking over the daily lives of most people. In reality, they have a point. Here are four reasons why technology is taking over society.

Privacy: Now, most people do not have much privacy. Not only does the government intrude into citizen’s lives, corporations do too. When using the Internet or a cell phone, one will not enjoy any privacy.

Adventure: Now, when going to a new city, most people visit Yelp. While continue reading…

Living a long and happy life should be the goal of anyone. It is something that is born into us. As such, human beings have always sought to create technologies that will help us to prolong our lives and enjoy our time here on earth. Modern advancements in medicine and technology have made that completely possible.

The machines that are used today to keep people alive are far more advanced than those that were used in the past. It has meant that people are better able to live the types of lives they want continue reading…

Most internet-users today enjoy a relatively quick connection from any number of wired or wireless devices. Streaming music or chatting with friends on the other side of the world is now becoming second nature, but this was not always the case. During its infancy, the internet was a much different tool that was often restricted to universities and the ultra-rich.

Going all the way back to the 1950s, some of the world’s first computers were slowly being networked to one another in order to access information continue reading…

The recently released Amazon Kindle Fire has quickly turned into the biggest tablet competitor of Apple’s iPad.

Price is the biggest reason that the Kindle Fire is a challenger to the mighty iPad. The Fire comes out way ahead in this category, giving cost-conscious customers a tablet option that’s 200 cheaper than the lowest-end iPad (499).

So, the iPad cost 200-plus more, but what does that extra money buy you?

One of the biggest differences is the size of the screen. The Apple iPad screen measures 9.7 inches diagonally while the Fire’s screen measures 8.9 inches.

The iPad, sporting the “retina display,” also has a slightly better 2,048 by 1,536-pixel resolution. Contrarily, the Kindle Fire features a 1,920 by 1,200-pixel display, with features that adjust glare and color saturation. Despite the difference in resolution, many experts contend that the naked eye is unable to discern the difference in pixels between the two tablets.

But if you ask most people what they want to do with their tablet, they’ll say play games, listen to music and most importantly – visit their favorite website. This is where the Kindle Fire has limitations and the iPad excels.

While the Fire is only a Wi-Fi device, the iPad is capable of connecting to high-speed 4G cellular networks.

So, which is better?

It really depends on how you’re planning on using the tablet.

When you think about lap top computers, you might enjoy the idea of the thin, light-weight and powerful portable devices we have today. This was not the case more than three decades ago when the idea of a portable computer which can be used anywhere was first pioneered.

The first lap top computers were actually condensed computer systems that differed from the portable computers of the time. The previously portable computers were bulky “lunch box” styled computers that either had a monitor continue reading…

For the longest time photography had been a profession of people that had powerful cameras and fancy developing labs. These days almost everyone owns a digital camera of some sort. Digital cameras have allowed even a person will little camera knowledge to take great photos. This article will provide detail to explain the way digital cameras have changed the way photos are taken.
Digital cameras now allow people to take as many pictures as they want and not have to feel like pictures are being wasted. Another benefit to these cameras are continue reading…

Many people today take the medical advances for granted. They do not realize how much medicine has changed throughout the years. No longer must someone wonder constantly what is wrong with them. All that one needs to do today is head to a doctor’s office, and receive an accurate diagnosis. Medical equipment enables the doctor to look into a person’s body, pinpointing what could be causing pain and discomfort. The doctor does not need to perform surgery unless he knows for a continue reading…

The personal computer has sure made a long journey throughout the years. In its beginning life, the computer did not seem like a practical machine for individuals. No one would have even imagined that a computer would be found in homes. The reason being, no one thought that this device would be something that could be affordable by all. Today, though, there are rarely any homes without a personal computer. Whether it is an actual PC continue reading…

When one thinks of the first personal computers, they begin to envision a big, boxy like device. The first personal computers were bulky, heavy and not very appealing to the eyes. They were created in a manner that made them not ideal to be used in the home. In fact, many individuals did not ever think that these computers would become a household item. Personal computers were a pain to get turned on. It would seem to take forever for the welcome screen to finally load. Once that was loaded, getting an application or program to start up seemed to continue reading…