Pirates of the Healthcare System

Ransomware is not a new cyber security threat, but it is becoming increasingly prevalent. The way ransomware works is that an infected computer becomes locked or files are threatened to be deleted if the computer owner does not pay the ransom. Sometimes the threats are only threats and some clever digging can find the infection and purge it, but other times the threats are real and will erase or steal important files. This is becoming a major issue in the healthcare industry. Read More

The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence is on the Horizon

Artificial intelligence has been talked about for decades. Taking life originally in science fiction in the form of robots and holographic beings, it has been slowly becoming a real possibility for the world.

Some mediums portray AI as a beneficial asset to humanity, as such in cases like the movie Bicentennial Man or the video game series Halo. These AI help humans by reducing the need for humans to work or by helping them with calculating immensely complex mathematical calculations. Read More

VoIP or Traditional Landline?

How long have you had your home phone line? Ten years? Twenty? More? Do you constantly fear the charges for making out of state, or even out of county calls to people you know and love? Do you dread having to deal with making calls to clients for your business, knowing that a long call will cost far too much? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) may be the answer to all your worries. Read More

The Most Significant Cyber Threat: Ransomware

There are a number of different viruses on the web, from annoying browser jackers to damaging trojans, but the biggest threat out there is ransomware. Ransomware viruses will hold your computer hostage for a period of time during which you have to either cut your losses at the expense of your data or pay the virus owner whatever they are demanding to relinquish your computer. There are many different types of ransomware, but the best way to get rid of any of them is to never get them in the first place. Read More

Mobile Pay at the Pump

We’ve all had a time where we need to get gas and it’s pouring rain outside and the wind rips through our shirts, chilling us to the bone. We get out of our vehicle and fumble through our pocket or purses looking for our wallet, our fingers not responding to the commands we give them due to the biting cold of the wind. We grab the wallet and pull out our bank card, fumbling to insert it into the reader and carefully pressing the buttons to enter our PIN without messing it up. Finally it’s all ready, we turn on the pump and place our hands in our pockets for warmth while the gas fills our tank. Read More

Are Women Better Coders?

GitHub is an online service that is used to share open source programming with other users of the service all over the world. It is an excellent platform through which developers can share and collaborate on ideas to build software, programs, apps, games, and more. And recent studies of GitHub’s user generated code quality has revealed that women tend to write better code than men. Read More

What is the Future of GPS Technology?

GPS is a well known and widely used technology nowadays. For a time, it was limited to the military and NASA, then we got bulky devices we could sit in our car and have it direct us with various chirps and beeps. Next, the GPS devices in cars became smaller and could talk, then they were integrated into the car itself. Now, we pretty much just rely on our smartphone to guide us. So what’s next? Read More

Leaps and Bounds: 32­Core Processors Will Soon Be A Reality

The technology sector is always advancing. The first computer ever, called the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), was announced in 1946 and heralded as a “giant brain” by the press. This computer weighed 27 tons, took up 1800 square feet of space in a large room, consumed 150 kilowatts of power, and ran on a single core 100 kilohertz (kHz) processor. In the very near future, we will have computers running on 32­core 3­gigahertz (GHz) processors. It would take 960,000 ENIAC computers to equal the power of computers coming out in the near future. Read More