Clinton-era Internet...

Saying the Internet has grown “a lot” since its inventors created it some 20 years ago would be a gross understatement. Tim Berners-Lee built the first web page on August 6, 1991, and dedicated it to providing info on the World Wide Web project. Today, there are 4.49 billion web pages in the...

Why Microsoft Window...

It may be 2015, but the vast majority of businesses and companies worldwide still rely on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for their computing solutions. And when Microsoft phases out regular support for its old software on July 14 — meaning no more patches and updates — a shocking...

IBM Introduces New I...

Today, cloud-based storage services are becoming increasingly prevalent in numerous industries, with cloud equipment alone projected to reach $79.1 billion by 2018. However, in order to keep these systems cost-effective, cloud service broker companies and their clients are beginning to test...

North America Having...

Canada is having trouble dealing with daily cyber attacks from state-sponsored hackers, according to internal reports obtained by the Star. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s (CSIS) heavily censored “threat overview” stated “state-sponsored” hackers are...

Throughout New York City, Rooftops Gradually Get Greener May15

Throughout New York ...

Studies have shown that a significant majority — 88% — of homeowners view their homes’ exterior as one collective entity rather than the sum of its parts. Apparently, those in charge of some of New York City’s most prominent buildings and landmarks seem to think so,...

UC Student Creates N...

A graduate student from the University of California, Merced (UC Merced) recently developed an encryption system designed for smart phones that send and retrieve sensitive data from cloud services. UC Merced’s website reports that Mehdi Bahrami, a student in the School of Engineering,...

Ductless Technology:...

As more homeowners across the U.S. are finding out about the benefits of ductless heating and air conditioning, a rapidly-growing number of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) companies are adding ductless technologies to their product offerings. According to the Air...

IBM Teams Up With Io...

IBM has recently announced it will work with a software development company in order to make it easier for its clients to make their own web and mobile apps. V3.co.uk reports that the software company Ionic has just partnered with the computer giant to make app development more accessible to...

South Portland Evaluating Proposal to Add Six 60,000 Above Ground Storage Tanks May11

South Portland Evalu...

The city of South Portland, Maine is debating whether to permit a liquefied petroleum gas tank farm, taking into account a series of regulations that could potentially hamper those efforts. The Forecaster reports that several city officials are determining if the city can allow six...

BitTorrent Lays Off ...

On Thursday, popular file transfer service BitTorrent announced that it has laid off 40 of its 150 employees in an attempt to refine and focus its business goals. Fast Company reports that the recent layoffs aren’t out of character for the file transfer protocol (FTP) service. The...

Texas Medical Board Bans First-Time Prescriptions Over the Phone May05

Texas Medical Board ...

Texas residents will see a major change in the way telephone prescriptions are granted after a ruling from the Texas Medical Board (TMB). The Dallas Morning News reports that on April 10th, the board ruled against the practice of issuing prescriptions to unknown patients over the phone....

With Air Conditioning Use on the Rise, More Heat-Trapping Chemicals Enter the Atmosphere May05

With Air Conditionin...

Over the last few decades, air conditioning manufacturers have been gradually phasing out ozone-depleting refrigerants like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), replacing these chemicals with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). But even as air conditioners are designed to...

Could Robots Take Wa...

California startup Fetch Robotics has recently announced the creation of a pair of robots designed to make product packaging and shipping more efficient. Named Fetch and Freight, the robots are small enough to be used in warehouses that may not be able to be optimized for larger systems....

Vaping Competitions Heat Up with the Help of Sponsors and Large Cash Prizes Apr27

Vaping Competitions ...

Turns out that electronic cigarettes are good for more than acting as a substitute for smoking — they also lead to what some may liken to an extreme sport. In the world of “cloud chasing,” simply using an electronic cigarette isn’t enough. Cloud chasers, as...

For the First Time in 75 Years, the FDA May Be Able to Regulate the Cosmetics Industry Apr22

For the First Time i...

For about 75 years, the federal government has not updated its regulations of ingredients in cosmetic and personal-care products, but should new legislation pass, the Food and Drug Administration will be required to evaluate and report on the ingredients of such items as lipstick and...

Repent Ye Websites: ...

Monolithic search engine Google updated its algorithm on April 21, which may not sound like that big of a deal, but the change could actually wind up reshaping consumer behavior on a massive scale. That’s why many in online marketing have dubbed the update: “Mobilegeddon.”...

Overwhelming Amount ...

Both retailers and consumers love local search, and there’s new evidence to prove it. According to new data released by Google, the amount of “near me” searches has surged 34 times what it was in 2011, and has almost doubled since last year. “Consumers aren’t...

Annual Verizon Cyber...

Considering the number of high-profile data breaches that have affected the POS systems of multiple major commercial businesses within the past couple of years, it’s no surprise that cybersecurity is more problematic than ever before. But the findings of Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach...

Kim Kardashian May N...

In a recent promotional video for her reality TV series, Kim Kardashian reveals that she may need a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure commonly used to treat uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and abnormal uterine bleeding by removing the uterus. The heavy revelation comes as...

Colorado City Counci...

The Brush, CO City Council is looking at new ways to boost home construction in the area while simultaneously reducing the number of vacant lots in the city. The solution has come from several recently approved incentives that will help entice buyers to the city. New residential home builders...