Technology

Since the dawn of civilization, the desire to control populations has ever been on the tongue of tyrants. Despite the efforts of kings and dictators total control was, and remains, impossible.

The inherent free will of all people denies the power that central institutions have craved for so long, but that does not mean they have stopped trying. The tyrannical kings of old are gone, but their quest for control lives on.

In an age of unprecedented technological advancements a new push for control is rising; one that does not consist of guns or swords, but of computers and mass…


In today's age, digital tracking has become an integral part of using the internet. Companies like Google and Microsoft monitor every search, every key stroke, and every mouse-click you perform to sell to advertisers in the hopes you will buy their products. While it is necessary to have advertisers to financially support a free internet, having tech giants watching your every move can be terrifying. On top of that, advertisers are not the only ones exploiting personal data; hackers, scammers, and ransomware are always looking for opportunities to take advantage of your digital information for their financial gain. …


The global internet contains nearly the entire sum of all human knowledge at our very fingertips; however not all data is as easily accessable as others, and as users navigate the digital landscape there can be malicious forces stalking your every move. Whether by government restrictions or hackers stealing personal data, there is always someone trying to hinder your access to the unlimited data available online.

Some solutions to these issues of security and information freedom are via the use of “VPN”s and “Proxy Servers”. While both can be used to protect your privacy and view restricted content, they go…


Technology

Whether due to high price, logistical issues, or getting caught up in bureaucracy, new technology can face roadblocks while integrating into a population. One nefarious roadblock in this process is the issue of Scalpers.

New improvements in technology are being made faster than ever in today’s modern age. With computers becoming faster and cheaper every year, there will always be some new innovation that people can expect to buy.

When it comes to the advancement of technology within a population there is one major hurdle that must be overcome: integration. Integration of new technology can be a lengthy process and multiple factors come into play, such as price, production speeds, and marketing.

Smartphones are an example of a well integrated technology; over the course of the last two decades nearly every single person in…


When you think of the word “hacker” you might think of some sketchy dude in a hoodie typing lines of code in a darkly lit room, but hacking is typically a lot less intense and can even be relatively easy given you know what you are doing.

The word “hacking” can have many meanings depending on the context of its use, but for this scenario we will say hacking is ‘gaining access to something you are not supposed to see’. …


Bitcoin, along with the entire cyrpto market, recently went through one of the largest crypto crashes since their inception. Bitcoin alone went from an all time high of $64k per coin, to a low of $30k; over 50% value lost. At the time of writing this, Bitcoin has recovered to $34k per coin, but the damage done is still prevalent. So why did this crash happen, and what does this imply about the reliability of decentralized cryptocurrencies into the future?

Why It Crashed

The crash can mainly be attributed to two highly influential sources in the cryptocurrency world: China and Elon Musk. …


Moore’s Law is the observation that computer chips will double in transistor density every two years, and halve in cost. Although this trend has held up until recent times, some scientists were beginning to worry that Moor’s Law would stagnate as transistor density was optimized in emerging tech.

IBM, in recent news, has demolished these doubts with the unveil of their 2 nanometer chip technology. But what exactly is a 2 nanometer chip, and how have scientists been able to achieve this cutting edge tech, and what does this mean for future computing power?

What Does 2nm Mean?

Companies typically do not quantify the…


With over 155 million consoles sold, the Playstation 2 is the most popular console of all time, and for good reason. Many timeless classics and nostalgic games have been played on the PS2 throughout the decades, and with the modern development of digital emulators (like PCSX2) these games can live on forever into the future.

What exactly is an emulator? To put it simply, an emulator is a computer program that mimics a gaming console using your computer’s hardware. The more modern the console, the more difficult it is to emulate due to the heavy burden it puts on hardware…


“Quantum Computers” are the supposed ‘computers of the future’. Capable of out-calculating even the fastest current systems, this bleeding edge tech has promised to bring a new age of computing power to the world; but how much of it is true, and how much is media hype? While quantum computers have already been proven to be faster than conventional computers, science journalists greatly exaggerate the current state of this tech and its application. So what do quantum computers look like today and do they live up to the hype?

Current Progress

Quantum computing uses qubits (vs bits in normal computers) to calculate…


Bitcoin is the worlds leading cryptocurrency, with a value of nearly $60,000 per coin at the time of writing this article. With new coins being mined every single day, and a steadily increasing value, mining Bitcoin must be the secret to becoming a cyrpto millionaire overnight… right? Well, not exactly. The act of mining Bitcoin is something almost anyone can do, but is a lot harder than the average person can reasonably invest in due to its highly competitive scene and the expensive hardware required to get coins. …

Stephen Pelzel

Computer Engineering student at NOVA Community College. Coder, gamer, & tech enthusiast.

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