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Tech Focus: Stick it to the Man With DuckDuckGo.com

Tech Focus: Stick it to the Man With DuckDuckGo.com

Stick it to the Man With DuckDuckGo.com The more the public reads about Google and their package of services, the more suspicious people are becoming, and rightfully.  Often people surf the web through their browser and don’t even realize that […]

by · March 11, 2017 · Tech Focus
Tech Focus: Fiverr.com — The Next Big Thing

Tech Focus: Fiverr.com — The Next Big Thing

Fiverr.com, the Next Big Thing The freelance marketplace website fiverr.com was recently in the news due to (previously profiled) Youtube star PewDiePie landing into some hot water due to his (mis)use of the sites services. Apparently, “PewDiePie” (Felix Kjellberg) paid […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Tech Focus
Tech Focus: The Slow Death of Twitter

Tech Focus: The Slow Death of Twitter

Twitter appears to be going the way of betamax, laserdisc (although laserdisc has been making somewhat of a comeback, at least among the more hip of the Brooklyn hipsters), the dodo bird and myspace.com.  Or, to be slightly less hyperbolic, […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: Facebook New Technology Undercuts Old School Media

Tech Focus: Facebook New Technology Undercuts Old School Media

The recent event in Chicago, which many are calling a historic hate crime, sheds light onto Facebook new live broadcast feature that allows users to stream live over the internet directly to the social media’s users. For those who might be unaware […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Crime, Tech Focus, Technology
Tech focus: Resident Evil

Tech focus: Resident Evil

Capcom’s “Resident Evil/Biohazard” Pleases Fans of Franchise Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom has pleased fans of the “Resident Evil” franchise with its latest title in the series.  The simple title, “Resident Evil/Biohazard” appears to be a nod to […]

by · January 28, 2017 · Entertainment, Gaming, Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: ‘Nintendo Switch’ Launches Worldwide March 3rd

Tech Focus: ‘Nintendo Switch’ Launches Worldwide March 3rd

By Rob Giuffre Last week Nintendo (NTDOY; $25.78) held their official launch presentation for their newest gaming machine: the Nintendo Switch Console. This newest offering from Nintendo is set to join Microsoft’s (MSFT; $62.74)  Xbox One and Sony’s (SNEJF; $30) […]

by · January 21, 2017 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: AMD Impresses with New Lineup

Tech Focus: AMD Impresses with New Lineup

Advance Micro Devices (AMD) Impresses with New Lineup Intel is a household name in America.  Advance Micro Devices (AMD)?  Not so much.  However, AMD is looking to change that with its new lineup of CPUs (Ryzen “Zen”), video cards (Radeon) […]

by · January 14, 2017 · Tech Focus
Tech Focus: The Rise (and Maybe Fall) of YouTube 

Tech Focus: The Rise (and Maybe Fall) of YouTube 

Rumors of YouTube’s downfall have been taken seriously by its content creators and users.

by · December 31, 2016 · Tech Focus
Tech Focus: The Rise of the YouTube Star-Making Machine

Tech Focus: The Rise of the YouTube Star-Making Machine

  by Rob Guiffre Never mind the internet bubble.  Or the housing bubble.  Two, three, four or five years ago was the time to get in early on YouTube. YouTube – the Google-owned video service – has exploded in growth […]

by · December 24, 2016 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: Fake News

Tech Focus: Fake News

By Rob Giuffre We live in an age where technology has made the dissemination of information as seamless as the human thought process itself.   People can literally connect their computers to the internet and broadcast their own personal stream of […]

by · December 18, 2016 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: Linux OS – Part 2

Tech Focus: Linux OS – Part 2

Tech Focus: Linux Part 2 Last week, a reader asked:  “I first heard about Linux back in the 90’s and the big selling feature was that it was safer and less prone to viruses and hackers.  Is this true?” In short, […]

by · November 19, 2016 · Tech Focus
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Tech Focus: The Mini NES Classic Is A Hit

Nintendo Mini NES Classic Flying Off the Shelf The Mini NES Classic is sold out just about everywhere.  The $60 device covered and reviewed last month, has quickly become the hot gift this holiday season. Some game reviewers are accusing Nintendo […]

by · November 13, 2016 · Business, Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: Break Away from the Two-Party Operating System

Tech Focus: Break Away from the Two-Party Operating System

Break Away from the Two-Party System By Rob Giuffre No, we aren’t talking about the Democrats and Republicans.  We are talking about consumer-level desktop computer operating systems (OS). For the past 30 years or so two companies have dominated the […]

by · November 12, 2016 · Tech Focus, Technology
Saturday Tech Focus: A Library Card and a Tech Dream

Saturday Tech Focus: A Library Card and a Tech Dream

A Library Card and a Tech Dream Over the past week, I had the pleasure of having two separate extended conversations with tech professionals.  One is a network administrator for the New York City Department of Education; the other, a […]

by · October 29, 2016 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: Is Russia Really Behind Cyber Attacks and Seeking to Meddle in the U.S. Election ?

Tech Focus: Is Russia Really Behind Cyber Attacks and Seeking to Meddle in the U.S. Election ?

Is Russia’s Vladimir Putin Really Meddling in the U.S. Election? Did Russia really hack the Democratic National Committee?  Is Russia meddling in the U.S. election? The short answer: that’s the official story, but most likely not really.   As Wikileaks releases […]

by · October 22, 2016 · Tech Focus