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50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, human beings walked on the Earth's moon for the first time. I was born too late to watch it all unfold live, but here's how it looked. All the great photos of man on the moon July 20, 1969 are of Buzz Aldrin, because Neil Armstrong
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Top Browsers in 2015

If you thought the Desktop vs. Mobile vs. Tablet entry was cool, you'll love this one. Here are the browsers used by visitors to this site in 2015: Chrome - 39.29%Safari - 29.33%Internet Explorer - 12.60%Firefox - 9.19%Android Browser - 2.40%
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Algorithmic Awareness in Facebook

Did you know your Facebook news feed was determined by a proprietary algorithm? Facebook looks at your level of engagement with the friend, the perceived value of the content, a whole bunch of stuff... then determines what it will serve up to you on your news feed. I've hated this
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Windows Ain't So Bad

Prior to four years ago, my work machine always ran Windows. At home, I usually had a desktop running Ubuntu Linux, but the laptop was Windows XP for a solid decade. Then, I was issued a MacBookPro, and quickly learned to enjoy OS X. What I liked best about the
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The Apple Watch Isn't For Me

I'm not an Apple guy. We all know an Apple guy or two, in fact, you might be one. Some people get very excited about all things Apple and consume Apple's latest technology with religious fervor. I'm not that guy. Apple's introducing a watch. Appropriately enough, they're calling it the
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The Apple Store

I have a work-issued MacBook Pro I've been using since 2011.  It's the machine I use when I need to do heavy lifting, and lately it's become rather sluggish. I'm not an Apple guy, so I didn't really know the process.  Silly little me hopped on his bike during lunch
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Top Browsers in 2013

2013 was the year of the Mac with a big change in the browser rankings. Here are the browsers used by visitors to this site in 2013: Safari - 27.83%Chrome - 25.10%Internet Explorer - 18.08%Firefox - 13.14%Android Browser - 7.04%There
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7 Tips for Online Shopping

I never buy anything unless I really, really need it.  Most recently that's meant biking gloves and a rake.  But my wife was recently in need of maternity pants, and hit the web in search of a deal. Here are her 7 tips for online shopping, which originally appeared on
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Feedly Wins My Google Reader Heart

Back in March, Google announced they were shutting down Google Reader on June 30.  I'd call myself a power user of Google Reader, so I started looking at alternatives. I'm pleased to announce that Feedly has won the battle to replace Google Reader.  In fact, in some ways, Feedly is
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