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Distracted Driving from Your GPS?

As I was driving the other day and using my phone as a GPS, I thought about how similar it was to texting and driving. You’re looking up and down from your phone, you’re reading text on it, and you … Continue reading

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Apple’s iBook application

In this article, Kovach talks about the new “iBook” app that Apple has released. It’s a tool where people can self-publish their works and sell them in the Apple iBooks store. However, the catch is that after using iBook and … Continue reading

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The Future of IT

During Laura Patterson’s presentation, I couldn’t help but think how complicated everything was turning out to be. As we acquire more and more data each day, we need to be capable enough to know how to handle it and what … Continue reading

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Social Media Games

As I was playing Tiny Tower yesterday, I was thinking about how similar it was to Farmville. You have floors of your tower that take a certain amount of time to build and restaurants, retail stores, and recreational facilities that … Continue reading

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Data Center Failures

During Hurricane Sandy, many data centers were damaged and/or without electricity. The aftermath of the hurricane is evidence of just how quickly a disaster, whether it is natural or man-made, can come and destroy the complex structures that humans have … Continue reading

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Processing Lab: Fire Mapping

By: Sharon Lee & Ben Levy For our processing project, we made a simple activity that consists of containing fire within walls. Once the fire is contained, it will build up and the temperature will get higher and higher. As … Continue reading

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Middleware in the Apache Server

A server for hosting websites has many layers. First is the web server software that deals with connecting to the internet, listening for requests for a website, and running some program to fulfill its request. The program has to know … Continue reading

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