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Libraries Are Still Relevant in Modern Times

By | Aug 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Did you know smoking used to be allowed in libraries? Since banning smoking, the downfall started and now libraries are nearly a thing of the past. And for more false beliefs of modern libraries, visit a local branch today. With so much information available…

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According to Facebook Data, the ‘LOL’ is Dying

By | Aug 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

“LOL” is dying. That is, according to Facebook data released last week that explored the expression of e-laughter by Facebook users. Looking at posts and comments posted to the social network in the last week of May, Facebook was able to identify the most…

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6 Tips for Job Security in the Age of Automation

By | Aug 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Should you be worried about losing your job to robots or automated technology? If not, then maybe you should be. I mean, we’re now living in an age where artificially intelligent robots have the ability to recognize faces and human emotions, and where more…

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Watch This Short Video on the History of Copyright

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

I really hate having pull quotes on this (and, similarly, hate much more that it’s something from Confucius) – because, well, that’s a bit trite and I really don’t like having to this – but I think it’s apropos when thinking about the state…

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Why Would AI Want to Harm Humanity?

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

I’m very interested in the state of artificial intelligence (AI) these days and how people are choosing to pursue the technology. There’s an ongoing debate that’s constantly swaying back and forth: one side is in firm agreement that we should pursue AI to the…

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Tinder Had a Dramatic Twitter Meltdown Last Night

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In case you guys missed it, Tinder was an absolute mess last night. Like a person who’s been dumped over text, Tinder did what every Millennial mess-up would do after a breakup: tweet about their frustrations. As a response to newly-published article in Vanity…

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Watch the Sad Global Transition from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Internet and the way we use it has changed in the last 15 years. What once used to be a much more simple community of AOL Instant Messenger users and nascent hackers has quickly evolved into a global network of Facebook addicts, email…

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Beyond Just Functional: Adding Fun to Office Furniture

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Imagine leaving a business meeting and literally gliding down a slide to reach your desk. It may sound like some wacky innovation from a Roald Dahl story, but it’s actually what’s been happening in offices around the world. Many modern offices are even starting…

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Here’s What Happened When Apple Fans Were Tricked Into Using Android

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

What happens when a bunch of Apple fans are tricked into using Android OS on an iPhone? Well, as shown in a recently-made prank video created by some Dutch humorists, Apple fans end up loving anything purportedly by and from Apple. In an article…

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The New Age of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

By | Jul 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

To build a mobile app, the first thing to decide used to be which platform to target first. But now, with the right tools, apps can be developed once to run on every platform. Everyone has heard that promise before. Cross-platform mobile app development…

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When Immigration Meets Technology

By | Jul 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

When Juanita arrived in America just after New Years in 1998, she didn’t think she would be staying. She went to America for school and fully intended to return to Buenos Aires after she finished. Even the best-made plans can get derailed when life…

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Use This Simple Tool to Figure Out if Your Significant Other is Cheating

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Over the weekend, Ashley Madison – the online personals and dating website targeted at married people and those in committed relationships – had the personal information of its users taken by hackers. And, if I were one of the approximately 37 million users on…

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Google’s Artificial Intelligence Speaks, and She’s a Woman

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and all around academic bad ass. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s one of the smartest human beings to ever exist. You already knew that though. What you maybe didn’t know is that he’s…

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Study: Most People Okay with Robots in the Workplace

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Would you be cool with having a robot as a coworker? Well, it may soon be time to start considering such a reality. According to a recent survey conducted by the U.K.-based Expert Market, 70 percent of managers would consider using a robot on…