Posts in Category: tech

3 Hidden Google Features That You Probably Didn’t Know About

As a regular user of Google’s indispensable search offerings you’d be inclined to think you’re quite familiar with most of its features. Prepare to be disappointed. There’s an endless sea of hidden Google features that most people are strangers to. How about yourself? Did you know about these three gems, for instance?

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How To Properly Use “Cloud” In A Sentence

The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group hosts “Hillversations” to discuss cloud computing issues with industry experts and develop resources to ultimately educate the public and members of Congress in these matters. Gartner Research Director Katell Thielemann was a key speaker at the gathering earlier this week.

Getting “the cloud” right

Addressing federal employees, Theilmann attempted to dispel five massive misconceptions about the concept once and for all. The quintessence of her talk was:

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IPv4 Is On Its Last Legs In The US, Experts Give It ‘Till Summer

IT experts warn that the pool of IPv4 addresses left unused is rapidly running dry for America. Sandra Brown, president of IPv4 Market Group, says the prices for IPv4 addresses are going to soar.

IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol version 4. The standard dates from the late ’80s when it was naively assigned only a few billion addresses as 32-bit integers. Now that they’re running out, Internet-reliant businesses are being forced to

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I’d Hate To Be Trapped In This Thing

People who camp regularly know that keeping food and drinks cold is as easy as improvising a cellar fridge by digging a hole in the ground. The deeper you go, the cooler it gets. But if you need to store half a ton of groceries without them touching soil and vermin, Dutch company Weltevree promises to offer the ideal solution.

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Vivaldi Browser Will Make You Forget About Firefox and Chrome Forever

Aside from phones, web browsers are perhaps our most personal tools. A browser needs to be 100% customizable if you want to make it truly yours, but sadly that’s not the case with the ones available today. Many people sometimes resort to using two browsers to get the best of all worlds. But there is one new contender that promises to live up to everyone’s expectations for the first time in browser history.

Promoted with the tagline, “a browser for our friends,” Vivaldi is the brainchild of former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner. Along with a dedicated engineering team, he achieved what can be considered the most customizable and usable browser yet.

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Here’s Why Americans Spent $22 Billion on Video Games in 2014

Despite being decades old, games and computer entertainment in general never seems to fade away. In fact, if the latest developments are any indication, demand for complex interactive virtual worlds is on the rise, and we may soon find ourselves spending much of our time in simulated environments.

But let’s talk present day. To draw a clearer picture of the computer and video game industry as a whole, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) conducted a study on more than 4,000 American households to determine things like who plays video games, who buys the hardware and the content, what types of games are played most often, how interacting with games affects our brains, etc.

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Earth Day Is Cloud Day

Going green usually translates into extra spending, but there’s one particular field where taking the eco-friendly route can actually become profitable – cloud computing. Plus, you get that warm fuzzy feeling deep down inside that you’re doing the right thing.

In light of Earth Day, I’d like to talk about protecting Mother Nature by moving server-dependent operations to the cloud – as opposed to maintaining an on-premise server in a dark room of your establishment.

Photo by Luca Micheli on Unsplash

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