Archive For The “Technology” Category

Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the…

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

Why conspiracy theories are necessary Youtube has launched a campaign to delete and ban videos that promote “conspiracy theories” that trend against mainstream acceptance and news media coverage. But is that a wise thing to allow? Conspiracy theories keep the American public aware of instances when conspiracy theories are actually a reality By Ray Hanania…

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Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

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Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

Opinion: Apple is Big Brother By Ray Hanania In 1984, Steve Jobs and Apple made a promise to free the minds of the mindless and change the way we would communicate … But in the 34 years since Jobs and Apple unveiled the Macintosh Computer during the Super Bowl in 1984, symbolically destroying Big Brother…

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Rod Blagojevich getting revenge against political foes

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Rod Blagojevich getting revenge against political foes

Rod Blagojevich getting revenge against political foes Most people believe former Governor Rod Blagojevich is guilty of misconduct in office, but there are just as many who believe that the punishment was excessive and driven by the hatred that Illinois’ Democratic establishment had against him. Blagojevich was arrested in 2008, prosecuted and convicted. The judge,…

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com The social media “question” site Quora.com recently pushed me to join so I did. I thought it might help with columns I write. You post a question and strangers answer. I posted a question this week that apparently Quora didn’t like. Why haven’t the Arabs done more to protest against President…

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

Holidays today are not like holidays of the past It was so much better in the “old days.” Movie theaters were more enjoyable and traveling on airlines and even cruises were simpler. We knew what we were getting upfront for the single cost we paid. Today, traveling is a gamble, and going to the movie…

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Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us

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Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us

Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us We were told that computers were supposed to make our lives more efficient, and save us time and money. They have done none of that. Instead, they are ruining our lives, costing us a fortune and contributing to a society driven by anger and emotion. By…

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Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones

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Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones

Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones Apple forced to acknowledge it intentionally is disrupting service on older iPhones, but they are telling us they are doing that only because they care about us. They said the old phones might shut down because of degradation in the lithium battery. It…

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees Netflix raised fees, again. But if they want to keep me as a loyal subscriber, they need to be loyal to me and produce some kickass programing. Dropping Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” is a major blow, and the garbage they are offering the wake of another favorite,…

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses Recent updates by Apple and Microsoft Windows have resulted in slowdowns and bugs and crashes for users of other software that use their platforms, but some people think that both companies are using their automatic, updates to slow down older software and technologies to force users to…

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