E-waste & Refurbished Phones

E-WASTE Gargantuan multinational corporations have created a disaster for the environment in the manufacturing and distribution of the modern smartphone. Landfills the world over are packed with electronic waste that contains toxic components that are found in all common smartphones. When recycled, 75 pounds of gold and over 35,000 pounds of copper can be recovered from 1 million cell phones alone. The problem is, only about twenty percent of e-waste actually is properly recycled, and due to the excessive amount of lead found in e-waste, if it is released into the environment it can cause real damage to us by…

Is the iPhone X still worth it?

When Apple released the iPhone X in 2017, it was a big, new idea for the smartphone market. So much so that Tim Cook said it was “the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone.” Even if you’ve never used an iPhone before, it’s still a good thing. There have been a lot of changes in the industry in the last six years. You might be able to find a new model on a store shelf, but buying a refurbished one is the best way to go now. As we review the iPhone X’s most important features, you can make…

Why Blockchain Matters to You

            In today’s world every business one way or another has used computing technology. Even farmers who sell their produce on the side of the road end up putting that cash into the bank. The bank uses computer technology to keep track and protect individuals’ private information. Blockchain will allow for the protection of information being forged while on the same token tracking any and all data with the use of open ledgers. Blockchain allows information to be agreed among peers to validate all of the data through a consensus. Even allowing data to be replicated in a trusted manner…

Top 5 3D Printers for Personal Use

The emergence of 3D printers has created massive new opportunities for creators, engineers, and anyone else with a curious mind and a touch for technology. Recently, 3D printers have been used to create protective gear and medical devices concerning the coronavirus pandemic. 3D printers are quickly finding their ways into homes, workshops, classrooms, and offices, and their presence is likely to increase.  The range of opportunities created by 3D printing technology has created a diverse market for 3D printers with varying purposes, designs, and capabilities. Prices vary as well: some 3D printers are offered for a few hundred dollars, while…

Why You Should Care About 5G

What is 5G?  5G is the fifth installment of wireless network technology connecting wireless devices, like smartphones and tablets, to cellular networks. It is the next generation of mobile broadband that will replace or build upon your existing 4G LTE connection.  Each previous generation of mobile broadband technology has made room for vastly expanded communications and social media networks, as well as waves of new products utilizing the technology. The jump from 3G to 4G, for example, saw noticeably faster data transfer speeds (or latency) made available to a much larger consumer population; as a result, data clouds, mobile streaming platforms, digital…

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