Hometown Heroes: Top community colleges for a tech career

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News flash: college is expensive. Statistics from the College Board show that tuition prices have increased dramatically over the past few decades. The country’s student loan debt has ticked past $1.4 trillion, and this number continues to rise by $2,858 every second. For an increasing number of students, a 4-year degree simply isn’t the best option. But college cost isn’t … Read More

2017 Best Cities for Young IT Professionals

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Another spring graduation is in the books, and that means one thing: you did it! You aced your finals and defended your thesis. You made great friends and unforgettable memories. Now, you’re ready to bring everything you learned on campus into the real world. But where to start? According to personal finance experts at The Balance, it takes college graduates … Read More

8 Tech-First Libraries from Ohio to Oregon

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The advent of the internet has given us many things — cat videos, Instagram filters, instantaneous pizza delivery. But most importantly, the internet has revolutionized the way we access information. These days, Wikipedia is the de facto encyclopedia, and Google turns up search results faster than you can say “Dewey Decimal System.” So, what happens to libraries in the digital … Read More

Top 12 cities to launch your tech startup

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So you want to start a tech business. The three most important factors to consider? Location, location, location. No, this isn’t a real estate scheme. There’s a lot more to launching a startup than picking out office space. But location is certainly something to think about if your plans are bigger than your parents’ basement. That’s why we went searching … Read More

What makes an internet connection slow down?

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Is your internet connection moving slower than usual? Your average speeds may be affected by a number of factors, which can vary depending on the type of internet service you subscribe to. Stay with us to learn more about common causes of internet slowdowns. Neighborhood web traffic Some types of internet service are more vulnerable to bandwidth congestion. At high-traffic … Read More

4 Technology Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2017

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This is the year. You’ll kick that bad habit. You’ll save more and spend less. You’ll try that crazy soup cleanse. Whatever your goals, January 1st brims with promise. New year, new you, right? Turns out that once the ball drops on Times Square, it’s tough to make those resolutions stick. While 2017 may not be the year you fall … Read More

Social Engineering: The Human Hack

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When we think of hackers, we think of black gloves and dark basements, voice scramblers and glowing green numbers. But this image is increasingly more sci-fi flick than real-life threat. The cybersecurity industry has stepped up its game. Computer code can be fortified, programs protected, systems defended. Humans, on the other hand, have defects that can’t be patched up with … Read More

Internet vs. the World Wide Web

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In casual conversation, “internet” and “World Wide Web” are usually taken to mean the same thing. In reality, they’re quite different. The World Wide Web is just one of many methods that allow us to access information on the internet. Stay tuned, we’re about to get technical. The internet isn’t an enigma. It’s a physical infrastructure. This massive global network … Read More

5 Essential Apps for Working Smarter Remotely

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Whether you’re a telecommuter, a business traveler, or merely take the occasional sick day, knowing the right apps and services can make working remotely much smoother. Get friendly with these five must-have resources, and you’ll be ready for whatever your work life throws at you.   Lugging a full-size scanner around isn’t super convenient. Thankfully, Scanner Pro can do the … Read More

Which Type of Internet Service is Best for you?

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Speed, reliability, availability, affordability. There’s a lot to consider when selecting internet service for your home. Lots of options lead to lots of questions. And since every home is different, there’s more than one right answer. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of popular internet services, from satellite to DSL. DSL uses your telephone line to simultaneously deliver … Read More