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Is The Smartphone Dying

Is The Smartphone Dying? Some Experts Think So

I read an interesting statistic. Around 77% of Americans now own a smartphone in 2017. In 2011, just 35% of Americans of Americans had smartphones. But some say this isn't good. Furthermore, others say the smartphone will be dead in five years. Is the smartphone dying? Some experts think so. So, some argue smartphone makers are running out of new ideas. Hence, in five years, there will be no more innovation. Think about it. Smartphones can do almost everything today. [...]

Tech Apocalypse

Tech Apocalypse: Why Are Tech Billionaires Prepping?

Nobody is immune to the troubles of today's world. Hence, not even those in computer repair and IT support. No, not even tech billionaires and leaders. In fact, many of them already flee a potential tech apocalypse. So as I write this, there are tech billionaires and Silicon Valley leaders buying land in New Zealand. PayPal founder Peter Thiel is one of the main tech leaders. He bought a 477-acre estate in New Zealand's Southern Alps region. Furthermore, this estate [...]

The New Blackberry Keyboard

The New Blackberry Keyboard: Genius or Failure?

In the mid-2000s, the Blackberry was the premier cellphone. Then, in 2007, the smartphone came along. So this was the beginning of the end of the Blackberry era. Now, it is making a comeback. But let's talk about the keyboard. The new Blackberry keyboard: genius or failure? They call the new Blackberry the KeyOne. The debate is the keyboard. The new Blackberry keyboard looks just like it did 10 years ago. But I must admit. the new phone looks very [...]

Waymo Sues Uber

Waymo Sues Uber: Who Is Right?

Ever hear of Waymo? Waymo is a child company of Google. Also, Waymo dedicates itself to the Google self-driving car. Waymo has also been in a lawsuit with Uber. Waymo sues Uber: Who is right? So, Waymo sues Uber as of February 23, 2017. Waymo claims Uber stole secrets about their self-driving car moves. Then the suit focused on Anthony Levandowski, a former Google employee. He now works for Otto, a trucking company Uber bought. The lawsuit claims he downloaded Waymo's [...]

Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310: Good Idea or Just Nostalgia?

Next week, the Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. So what does this have to do with US, or Boston computer repair? Rumors have it HMD Global, Nokia's parent company, plans to release the Nokia 3310. But should they? The Nokia 3310: Good idea or just nostalgia? Hence, for those too young to remember, let me explain this phone. Nokia released it in fall 2000, before the smartphone era. They shaped it like a candy bar. [...]

Coding Kids

Coding Kids: Sony Inspires The Next Generation

Technology is our future. Guess what? Children are also our future. So how do we maximize this potential? Sony might have the answer. Coding kids: Sony inspires the next generation. Sony's new toy is Koov. These are Lego-style blocks. But these blocks teach kids about computer coding. Hence, these blocks could train them into coding kids. Consequently, this all came from Sony Global Education. Koov also teaches kids how to make robots. Unlike Lego blocks, Koov blocks have sensors. These [...]

Microsoft's New Update

Microsoft’s New Update: Introducing Redstone 3

The IT service industry can be a funny thing. When Windows 10 came out in July 2015, they promised us no Windows 11, 12, 13, or any Windows number. Windows 10 was it. But they didn't say anything about updates. This is Microsoft's new update: Introducing Redstone 3. Microsoft's new update is the fourth update since July 2015. In November 2015, we had November Update. Then, in August 2016, Microsoft gave us Anniversary Update. In April 2017, they're going to [...]

Verizon and Yahoo Merger

Verizon and Yahoo Merger: It’s Worth Less

For months, Yahoo looked for a merger. Well, let's face it, they looked for someone...anyone to buy them out. But Verizon answered that call. However, that call will be less. Let's look at the Verizon and Yahoo merger; it's worth less than you think. So, Verizon will acquire Yahoo for $350 million less than the original agreement. Maybe it's because of the Yahoo email breaches. But the Verizon and Yahoo merger is still happening. Verizon even takes some blame for [...]

Bill Gates' Bioterrorism Warning

Bill Gates’ Bioterrorism Warning

Just about everyone in the tech industry, from computer repair to IT support, owes a debt to Bill Gates. But if you don't know, he created and led Microsoft for many years. He's still active in the tech world and philanthropy today. Bill Gates' bioterrorism warning is chilling to the bone. Bill Gates spoke at a Munich Security Conference in Germany last week. As he took the mic, he stated bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war. Then he [...]

Unskippable Ads

Unskippable Ads: Say Goodbye, 30-Second Ones

You're about to watch your favorite You Tube show. It could be a family show or it could be a tutorial on laptops fixed. But a commercial appears for 30 seconds. You press the skip button. Then you realize the skip button says, "Video will play after this ad". So you have to wait 25-30 seconds for this ad . But that's going to change. Unskippable ads: Say goodbye, 30-second ones. Starting in 2018, You Tube will no longer have [...]

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