Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Which walls do you prefer?

This past week or two I’ve had the fun of playing with my new Google Nexus 7 tablet. I can now read all of my books and news feeds without having to either remain in bed or drag my laptop to the deck. What impressed me even more was how simple the setup process was, and the environment that was...
August 10th, 2012 | Technology | Read More

Why I Disabled AdBlock

Once upon a time, one of the biggest frustrations I experienced as I browsed websites attempting to find cheat codes for my Sega Genesis was that of pop-up ads. It seemed like every other website I went to attempted to sell me something through a large, sometimes not-quite-on-screen pop-up ad. I never...
July 20th, 2012 | Ethics, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

The Grad Student Unplugs: The Internet vs. My Homework

After one semester as a graduate student, I realized while the internet could be my servant, but it was rapidly becoming my master. Having instant access to unlimited YouTube videos, LA Times stories, my school’s library archive, and a news feed of everything my friends were thinking – it...
July 3rd, 2012 | Blogging, Culture, Education, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

Microsoft’s Surface: The Tablet to Compete with the iPad

If you had eavesdropped on any of the conversations I’d had this last week about technology, it was probably about Microsoft’s future. With their unveiling of SmartGlass at E3, Windows 8′s Release Edition, and my general love of their Windows Phone platform, there was a lot to talk...
June 19th, 2012 | Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

Microsoft vs. Apple: Things Just Got Interesting

Okay, I admit the title is a bit misleading: the ‘war’ between these two tech giants has been interesting for years. The developments over the last week, however, warrant some commentary. I’ve already argued that our mobile and desktop experiences would be converging, and it seems that...
June 12th, 2012 | Culture, Featured, Gaming, Media, Technology | Read More

Windows Phone 7: Why I Left My iPhone

I seem to still be finding my niche for blogging here at Evangelical Outpost. I’ve become the local guru on hip-hop, which doesn’t surprise me too much. Looking through my history, the only other topic I’ve written enough about to warrant a conclusion about my interests would be technology.
April 27th, 2012 | Culture, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

Video Games, Intelligence, and…Happiness?

I was going through my usual blogroll, which includes the ever useful and interesting site Lifehacker, when I came across this post. A defense of video games? Being a gamer myself, I couldn’t help but click through, to see what sorts of arguments were going to be put forward.
April 24th, 2012 | Culture, Ethics, Featured, Media, Philosophy, Technology | Read More

More Cell Phones than Humans in the US

Apparently, there are now more cell phones than humans in the United States. Frankly, I was a bit surprised. I suppose I shouldn’t be, what with many people in business carrying a phone for their job in addition to their personal phone. I guess I’m just surprised because I still know some...
October 13th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

RIP, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs has died, just a few days short of the first-ever “Steve Jobs Day”.
October 5th, 2011 | Media, Technology | Read More

The Next iPhone: On the Love of Technology

In case it isn’t already clear, I’m definitely a fan of technology. In fact, I probably read about technology more than I read about most other things, with the exception of philosophy (since I am a graduate philosophy student). Later today, Apple will announce it’s next iPhone–whether...
October 4th, 2011 | Featured, Media, Religion, Technology | Read More