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Failing Forward: The Breakneck Advance of IoT Technology

Failing Forward: The Breakneck Advance of IoT Technology

There’s a good chance that, even if you don’t work in a tech-oriented industry, you’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Even if you haven’t, you’ve certainly felt its impact. The rise of integrated devices, from smart thermostats such as Nest to a wide assortment of...
What You Need To Know About Swift 4

What You Need To Know About Swift 4

In September, Apple released Swift 4.0, the latest iteration of its Swift programming language promising improved robustness and stability. While 4 is not as revolutionary as previous versions, lacking the massive selection of new features that came with Swift 2 or...
Green Energy Advances (Made Possible By Technology)

Green Energy Advances (Made Possible By Technology)

We live in an age where sustainability is recognized as a necessity to drive down long-term costs while diminishing reliance on fossil fuels. However, we’ve had something of a slow start when it comes to adapting in this way, and now, many companies have tried to fill...
What Most Don’t Know About Cryptocurrency

What Most Don’t Know About Cryptocurrency

Abstract and yet very much impactful, the rise of cryptocurrencies has made waves in many circles. Though Bitcoin is the most well-known cryptocurrency and the one that has achieved the most mainstream success, others such as Ethereum have become popular as well....
Technology as a Teaching Tool

Technology as a Teaching Tool

The modern classroom has, as with any workspace, been affected by the march of technology. One of the most prominent, or in some opinions, one of the most egregious, is the smart board. In the grand tradition of “smart” devices, smart boards allow educators to blend...
AR/VR: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

AR/VR: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have a highly symbiotic relationship. While the two technologies may often be lumped together, but there are a slew of differences that will affect how each is adopted in the future. Still, what’s good for one is often...
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

When it comes to new healthcare technology, it’s often better if progress is felt rather than seen outright. We don’t hear a lot about progress in this industry for several reasons; the first being the unfortunate reality that many hospitals and other care facilities...
The Impact of Technology on Civic Engagement

The Impact of Technology on Civic Engagement

Consider this picture: Five teenagers sit in silence on the grass at the community park on a bright summer day. Each one seems to be isolated in their own world as they scroll through countless posts on their phone. To the casual observer, this may seem like the worst...
The Rise of 3D Printing

The Rise of 3D Printing

It might be fun to 3D-print an exact, miniaturized replica of Jon Snow’s direwolf, but it’s considerably less entertaining to consider the long-term impact of the machine that produced it. Stay with me; for less than $1000, consumers can buy a 3D printer...