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A Future Without Fear

Moors Law anticipated the world we live in today, it is an observation which states that “the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years”. This has profound implications for the speed at which new technologies can emerge, become a disruptive force on all scales of human life and rise to dominance. Our regulatory systems, economies, laws are increasingly ill-equipped to cope with the pace of change. Ben Hammersley, technologist, author, broadcaster and editor-at-Large of Wired Magazine takes a look at this issue and provides strategies for approaching the future and how we think about it.

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Related reading: Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development

The MakerBot Replicator2 3D Printer

Makerbot unveils not one but two new 3d printers the MakerBot Replicator2 and MakerBot Replicator2x 3D printers. At last high resolution 3d printing is available for the maker community or just about anyone else that wants to print their digital designs.

More Info: http://www.makerbot.com/replicator2-press-assets/

Buy It Now: http://store.makerbot.com/replicator2.html

Ebongeek Visits The LTG Wireless Weekly: iPhone 5 Impressions

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In today’s show, we talk iPhone 5, its new features, what it lacks and a little bit on iOS 6.
We have Ken Harrell from Ebongeek.com join us as he is a huge Apple user; his impressions are most surprising.
Hosts: Tony Hannides, Radford Castro & Sean Wilburn
Guest: Ken Harrell

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Avoiding Mondays Internet Blackout

It’s a fear that strikes terror in hearts of internet users everywhere the dreaded “Internet Blackout”. It seems the DNS Changer Virus/Malware is out to get you me and every other user on the net on Monday July 9TH 2012 at least according to the FBI.  Why is DNS important? The DNS system is what allows computers on the internet to convert user friendly names like Ebongeek.com to IP addresses that computers can understand. Systems infected with  the DNS Changer Virus/Malware redirects users to bogus websites. If you want to see if your system is infected use the links below. This is not the first nor will it be the last such threat, it’s part of modern life in a high-tech world. So are we headed toward an apocalyptic net crash?, probably not but there is no harm in taking precautions.

Checking for DNS Changer on Windows 7

Checking for DNS Changer on Windows XP

Checking for DNS Changer on Checking OSX