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Is Computer Technology Killing The American Dream?

Is Computer Technology Killing The American Dream?

Okay, let me start off by saying I am very thankful for 21st century computer technology. Let most of you, I depend on it daily. But I read an article that made me think. Is computer technology killing the American Dream? I say this because things aren't what they used to be. Did you know that Millenialls are the first generation in US history to do worse than their parents? It's not their fault. But it's the world they were [...]

Uber Cleans House

Uber Cleans House: Starts With Twenty Firings

This decade, Uber causes a revolution in ride share and the way people go to and from. But there are setbacks. There are complaints of discrimination, harassment, even crime. Therefore, Uber cleans house: starts with twenty firings. All 20 lost their jobs because of harassment complaints. Also, they hired two executives to redo strategies. But it's not just angry customers writing letters. It's much bigger. Even former Attorney General Eric Holder is helping out. This started with former employee Susan [...]

Video Games Provide Benefits, Part Three

Video Games Provide Benefits, Part Three

It's 2007. I hardly played a video game in 10 years by this point. But this group introduces me to Halo. Hence, my love for gaming comes back. I wish it didn't leave in the first place. Here's how video games provide benefits, part three. In today's fast pace world, it's important to think on your feet and think fast. Gaming helps you do that. For instance, you play Halo. You have to think fast! Furthermore, this will improve memory [...]

Video Games Provide Benefits, Part Two

Video Games Provide Benefits, Part Two

As a teenager, I got in trouble over trading video games at school. Then Mom grounded me and took my gaming privileges away. She said, "I don't care if you never play video games ever". I know Mom meant well, but if she knew that video games provide benefits, part two. So this picks up where I left off yesterday. Here are some more benefits. One is creativity. In the old days, most video games did the thinking and planning [...]

Congress Web History

Could Someone Expose Congress Web History?

Several days ago, I reported congress passing a law that would kill Internet privacy. Many don't like this. But some others take action, or threaten to. Then there's Max Temkin. He's the founder of party game, 'Cards Against Humanity'. He threatened to reveal all of Washington's dirty little secrets. So could someone expose Congress Web history? But he doesn't want to stop there. Temkin also talked about buying the browser history of every Congressman. Then, he publishes it. He put [...]

Google and Howard

Google and Howard University Encourages More Diversity

For years, I discuss the lack of diversity in IT service and IT support and other tech fields. But one HBU (historically black university) works to change that. So is Google. Let's see how Google and Howard University encourages more diversity. Google and Howard University partner to build a leaning campus on Google's headquarters. Hence, they will call this campus Howard West. Their target is black engineering and computer science majors. But first, they will have to apply. They expect [...]

Cheap iPad

Cheap iPad: Apple Sales Modest, Accessible iPad

How much did you pay for your the latest iPad? Did you pay $800? Or did you pay $600? Then, you better sit down. Because Apple reveals their next move. It's a cheap iPad: Apple sales modest, accessible iPad. Apple expects this cheap iPad to go on sale next week. Yes, it will have a brighter screen, but that won't be the selling point. Because you can buy this iPad for as low as $329. That's right. Furthermore, this is [...]

Silicon Valley Exodus

Silicon Valley Exodus: One India Native Had Enough

Meet Napur Dave. On the surface, she lived the American dream. She had a ten year residency in the US. Then, she had an engineering job at Google. Dave had a nice apartment in Silicon Valley, the capital of IT support and computer repair. But recently, she  left Silicon Valley and moved back to her native India. The Silicon Valley exodus: One India native had enough. So, one reason is the expensive burden. Like most Google engineers, Napur Dave has [...]

Bitcoin's Comeback

Bitcoin’s Comeback: Worth More Than Gold

A few years ago, the digital currency Bitcoin was in trouble. In fact, it was the laughing stock of the computer repair and tech industry. But some stuck with it. And who laughs now? Bitcoin's comeback: Worth more than gold. So, I mean that literally. As of Friday March 3, one Bitcoin is worth $1,251. An ounce of gold is worth $1,234. Bitcoin's comeback puts this currency at an all-time high. Bitcoin's worth tripled in just one year. Furthermore, in [...]

Facebook's Struggle

Facebook’s Struggle: Employees Can Hardly Pay Rent

How would you like to work for Facebook? How awesome would it be to work at their Silicon Valley headquarters? This is the dream for many in IT support. But not so fast! Some insiders talk about Facebook's struggle: Employees can hardly pay rent. So how does this happen? Because the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley areas are the most expensive areas in the country. Rent is extremely high. In fact, it's so high engineers making over $100,000 a [...]

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