Sunday, September 25, 2011
Gadgets in the Kitchen—Is it a Good “Mix”?
Preparing your own meals is an ability everyone should develop; even us geeks. With the economy as it is and the ever-increasing attention we’re all paying attention to our diets, you can save money and eat healthier by simply preparing your own meals.
But what is a geek to do?
The only gadget I used in the kitchen was the microwave, but by using the resources I’m about to share, I went from eating only nuked frozen foods to eating healthy meals I prepared myself.
In this TechTip, I’m sharing my kitchen resources for geeks.
“…Always make sure to wipe down your device with a germ-killing cleanser when using it in the kitchen!”
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Sunday, September 18, 2011
To Tablet or Not to Tablet?
The Tablet PC cometh! In the last 24 months, we have seen a wave of major OEM manufacturers release tablet PCs along with the highly popular Apple iPad 2!These next-generation mobile devices have no doubt helped with our digital lifestyle but several questions should be considered from its arrival: Is it going to replace my notebook/desktop computer? Should I drop the cash just to stay up-to-date with technology? What can I do with a tablet pc?
“…The key is to determine how much of a tablet PC’s utility would be beneficial for your personal or business purposes.”
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
What are Bitcoins?
Bitcoin is a digital peer-to-peer currency system that provides a decentralized method for performing transactions.
Bitcoins (BTC) are also the name of the unit of currency. The Bitcoin protocol is based off a paper by Satoshi Nakamoto called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” that is designed to allow monetary transactions between users without a central authority like a bank or services like PayPal.
Avoiding a central authority allows you to be anonymous, can lower the cost of transactions, prevents your account from being frozen, and lowers the entry barrier for new users. Of course, without a central authority, that leaves nobody to make sure users are not counterfeiting or double-spending their money, right? The Bitcoin protocol protects against this using its peer-to-peer technology to verify each transaction and make sure only the authorized users are transferring their own bitcoins.
“…When you make a transaction, it is announced to everyone on the network, so everyone knows your wallet made a transaction to another wallet to prevent double-spending.”
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