What is Project Fi?

Project Fi is a new mobile phone carrier offering from Google. Since I signed up for the invite-only service back in March 2015, Project Fi has become available to the general public, and has emerged as a cost-effective and reliable alternative to traditional carriers like AT&T and Verizon.

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, and you aren’t completely happy with your current mobile plan, then Project Fi is probably worth a look.

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Buying a New Computer: a Guide (Updated)

Buying a computer is no easy task, and with the cost of many of the machines out on the market today, you want to make sure you’re making the right purchase so you don’t blow your money on something that stops working for you within a year.

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They’re Not Searching; They’re Going to Yelp

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“When people want to find a place to go to dinner, they’re not searching; they’re going to Yelp.

– Steve Jobs, Apple Chairman and CEO (April 8, 2010)

I don’t always begin a blog post with an iconic quote from the visionary Steve Jobs, but when I do, it’s because I think that the guy was really on to something. Continue reading “They’re Not Searching; They’re Going to Yelp”

Net Neutrality, Technology, and the Democratization of Knowledge

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Net neutrality is the issue at the center of debate over the fate of the Internet. Tech giants like Facebook and Netflix are battling with service providers like Comcast and Verizon over “fair use” of that precious Internet resource: bandwidth.

It’s easy to forget that the Internet wasn’t always congested with millions of kitten videos and other bandwidth-hungry forms of streaming entertainment, and at one point it’s main usage was actually for sharing information. Continue reading “Net Neutrality, Technology, and the Democratization of Knowledge”

Agbogbloshie – A Toxic E-Wasteland

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Often times I find that clients prefer to buy new computers rather than pay for costly repairs on old, broken computers.

And who could blame them? When you consider the low cost of buying a new laptop or printer, buying a new device and tossing out the old one is an easy decision for most people.

But the decision of how best to dispose of old devices should not be made lightly, as improper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) has extremely harmful effects on the environment – particularly in developing countries.

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