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Electronic Cigarettes – A Comprehensive Introduction

Smoking is an incredibly common habit with the number of smokers currently getting close to 1 billion. It’s also one of the most dangerous habit’s that one can have, it kills more then 480,000 people annually. However because it’s such an addictive habit and many people enjoy the feelings it brings them the incentive to quit isn’t high enough. Couple those things with the fact that going through nicotine withdrawal is a terrible feeling and you can see why the number of smokers keeps increasing not decreasing. Now what if I told you there was a solution to quitting that didn’t make you quit doing the thing you love and allowed you to keep getting the nicotine that you enjoy? Enter the electronic cigarette.

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My Adventures Into the Prism – A Google Glass Rant

Preface

I was recently chosen by Google to enter their Explorer program for Google Glass. Being as interested about computers as I am I obviously jumped at the chance that Google had given me and dropped the 1500 USD they were asking for the device. I waited anxiously for the next week for the device to arrive to me (It had to be shipped to a US address than shipped internationally otherwise this process would have only been a few days at most). The day the device came I anxiously drove home to unbox the device and put it on. This post will be a recap of what my first week with glass from unboxing till today.

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Google Glass – The Truth About Your Privacy

Introduction

I joined the Google Glass Explorer program a few months back joyful at the opportunity to get my hands on a new piece of technology to both use as a development tool and also just to experience. Let me just say using Glass is like nothing you have experience before. As an explorer I’ve already demo’d the device to what I would hazard to guess is a little under 100 people and the large majority were fascinated, captivated, and thoroughly grateful for the chance to experience the technology; So why all the hate in the news?

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Google Nexus 5 – Fixing Modem/Cellular Issues on 3/4G Networks

Hey guys Ian here, I pretty much sorted all of these issues on my device so I figured I would let you guys know how to go about fixing most of them.
My theory about the problem has to do with carrier support for fast dormancy on your cellular provider. For those of you that don’t know this is feature
essentially helps your phone and the network preserve your battery life and data consumption when it’s not currently being used. However if you
r network
does not have this feature enabled and your phone has it enabled it can cause all sorts of wacky effects to occur.

There really isn’t anything the carriers can do to fix this issue it’s a problem with Google. They don’t give you the ability to shut it off within ANY
stock menu. There is no USSD code, menu, or APN setting to get this to work the method that I’m posting is the only way to do this I believe.

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RFID – Growing Concerns in the Real World

Introduction

RFID is becoming more and more prominent in people’s day to day lives. For those of you that do not know, RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, it’s small, cheap, and cost effective for companies to implant in products. We use RFID for many things including credit cards, hotel room keys, NFC payments, basic smart cards, and much much more. You would think that based on the fact that we use it to transmit so many different types of sensitive information there would be security measure in place to protect users from potential attackers, however that assumption would be wrong.

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