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Why I Strongly Dislike Being on My Smartphone

Just because they’re taking over the world, it doesn’t mean that everyone has to love them. Look, I’m not about to go on a tangent of why smartphones are toxic or anything like that. Yet, I can say without a moment’s hesitation that I prefer to be using my smartphone as little as possible. Perhaps

Big Brother

Big Brother is Watching You…

“Big Brother is watching you.” So says George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984. If you’ve never read it, now seems like the perfect time, with our current reality eerily mirroring Orwell’s tale of surveillance. Yesterday Russia announced turning to facial recognition software to tackle the spread of coronavirus, while authorities worldwide are taking advantage of the

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Netflix and YouTube Reduce Streaming Quality for 30 Days

Following unprecedented use of the internet during the coronavirus pandemic – more people are working from home than ever before – Netflix and YouTube announced they would be reducing the streaming quality of videos to avoid straining already stretched services. Although neither have expressed concerns about their networks being maxed out, and internet service providers

Flu Season

A Future of Seasonal Social-Distancing, to Be Concurrent with COVID-19 and Flu Season

The challenge of penning something about Tomorrow first brought ideas about futuristic Hall & Oates Revivals for a Demolition Man-esque society. But that all took a back-burner as the realities of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) drew more media attention. COVID-19’s headlines are showcasing a fundamental shift internationally in the conduct of day-to-day life. I thereby

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Is Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror Our Eye Opener?

The series particularly caught my attention after I watched the first three episodes of season 5 of Black Mirror. It was a rough night, and I needed to unwind so I logged into Netflix and clicked on “Striking Vipers,” and that was the beginning of my Black Mirror craze. The episode opens our eyes to

Tunisia Olive Oil Field

Olive Oil Giant Uses Blockchain to Combat Fraud

In response to rising fraud, a Tunisian olive oil company has decided to use blockchain technology to provide their customers with an unprecedented level of transparency. CHO is one of the leading olive oil providers in Tunisia. With help from IBM, customers can now pick up a bottle of their olive oil, scan the tag,

Ashley Baker

Battling Lyme Disease with Ashley Baker

Trent Lapinski interviews Ashley Baker, a songwriter and artist, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease just over a year ago. In this episode we discuss her diagnosis, her advocacy work trying to raise awareness, and the controversy that surrounds Lyme disease. For more info on Lyme disease, please read my article Hacking Chronic Lyme Disease

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Companies Sporting a Rainbow Version of Their Logo for Pride Month

You’ll no doubt have noticed, this month being #PrideMonth, that many companies have swapped out their usual logo for a more colorful one to show their support for the LGBT (or whatever you prefer to call it) community. While I certainly support everyone’s right to live however the hell they would like to live, I’ve

Hacking Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Lyme disease is an antibiotic resistant “super bug” infection that has become a Worldwide epidemic. Here is everything I’ve learned so far while battling this horrible disease. First and foremost, I am not a doctor. As a researcher and journalist, I have read several dozen medical related books, hundreds of medical research studies, and researched