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Three Alternatives To Your Bad Password

One password to rule them all

Passwords are hard to remember and often insecure, but biometrics offer unique and secure passwords…

By Patrick Austin

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

5 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

With these tech tools, there's no way you'll miss goals in 2015

No excuses. These tech tools will help you stay on track with your goals for…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

By Patrick Austin

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Sony’s “The Interview” Pulled From Theaters After Terror Threat

The big movie chains have cancelled showings due to hacker threats

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Thanks to terror threats by hackers who leaked confidential information about Sony, the company’s…

By Patrick Austin

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T-Mobile’s Newest Plan Saves Your Data For Later

The company will roll over unused data every month

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T-Mobile is going to start treating your data a lot more like rollover minutes.

By Patrick Austin

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Where to Watch Makes Legal Movie Viewing Easy

The MPAA project is an interesting attempt at curbing piracy

Where to Watch is the MPAA’s attempt at helping consumers find content legally and through…

By Patrick Austin

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Facebook is Building a LinkedIn Killer

Facebook For Work could usurp LinkedIn for busy professionals

Facebook could be releasing a LinkedIn competitor called Facebook at Work, and use it to…

By Patrick Austin

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YouTube’s New Music Key Is Ad-Free Music

It's a Google Play Music subscription with videos

YouTube Music Key offers ad-free music videos, and a Google Play Music subscription, something hinted…

By Patrick Austin


Tech Tip of the Day: Should You Buy a Smartwatch?

No ... well, not yet

Smartwatches for Android phones are already here, and Apple’s own Watch is on the way.…

By Patrick Austin

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You Can Be Netflix’s Professional Instagrammer

Travel the world and use some hashtags, #Grammaster

Netflix is asking Instagram users to apply for a chance to become the company’s resident…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter’s Favorite Feature Could Get You Fired

Is the company turning favorites into retweets and exposing your privacy?

Favorites were always available on public Twitter profiles, but never seen in timelines. (Image credit:…

By Patrick Austin

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11 Venture Capital Sources Taking Notice of Black Tech Founders

Forums and funds that target minority entrepreneurs

These venture capital sources are targeting minority tech founders. Check them out.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Get The Most From Your Contacts

Tinyblu app can help you keep your network under wraps

Tinyblu’s reminder system will help you offload your check-ins and keep in contact with coworkers,…

By Patrick Austin

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design

Airbnb's redesign serves as example of what not to do when rebranding

Airbnb’s newest logo, Bélo, violates a few core principles of logo design, but with a…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

Google’s Women Techmakers initiative is giving women and minorities interested in programming three months of…

By Patrick Austin

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Developers Still Finding Higher Revenue On iOS

There may be more Android users, but iPhone owners are the ones spending cash for apps

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If you’re a beginning developer struggling to choose a mobile platform, your wallet may…

By Patrick Austin

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King’s College Takes Bitcoin To School

A college degree, satellite TV, even pizza---all can be purchased with virtual currency

King’s College is the first accredited institution to accept bitcoin for tuition payment.

By Patrick Austin

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Top 4 Things To Expect From Amazon’s Smartphone

On June 18, Amazon could announce a phone with 3D as its defining feature

Amazon’s teaser trailer for its June 18 product announcement is more than likely its rumored…

By Patrick Austin

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Get a Moto X For $100 Off

The company's been sold to Lenovo and stripped of many patents, but Motorola's flagship phone is still a fan favorite

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

By Patrick Austin

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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