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The expansion of the internet

The expansion of the internet

Dylan Mckenna

August 28, 2015

The internet, that thing that gets you through the day, is always expanding. In 1983, the internet was an experiment, the problem is that the experiment hasn't ended yet. Every device on the internet, like websites, mobile phones, and that box provided by your ISP (internet service provider) needs to ...

What is ‘Net Neutrality’?

What is ‘Net Neutrality’?

Dylan Mckenna, Digital Content Manager

March 20, 2015

We have all heard the words 'Net Neutrality' or the 'Open Internet', but what does that mean? In short, it's a term keyed to title the debate over whether or not Internet Service Providers (ISP) should be allowed to discriminate between services accessed via the Internet, and whether or not the Federal Communications Commis...

Google Fiber and the super internet

Google Fiber and the super internet

Dylan McKenna, Digital Content Manager

January 30, 2015

Trending this week on the interwebs was the announcement that Google will now offer its fiber-optic internet and television service in four new cities and their surrounding areas. The lucky municipalities include Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham. But what is so exciting about a company off...

Watch Cable TV without the equipment costs

Watch Cable TV without the equipment costs

Dylan McKenna, Digital Content Manager

January 16, 2015

Generally, when someone subscribes to cable television, the equipment costs is tacked on to the bill at the end of every month. Every one of those set top boxes that sit under your televisions at home are owned by your cable company. Of course the entertainment emitted from those boxes is only accessible...

All Hard Disk Drives are NOT the same

All Hard Disk Drives are NOT the same

Dylan McKenna, Digital Content Manager

December 19, 2014

In my last article, the differences between the standard hard disk drive and the solid state drives were discussed. To sum it up, if you have the money, the best bet for your laptop is a solid state drive. It’s faster, less vulnerable to impact, and lasts a bit longer as well. But if you are like most...

I’m all about that Solid State, no hard disks

I’m all about that Solid State, no hard disks

Dylan McKenna, Digital Content Manager

December 5, 2014

So far, SSD’s are still more expensive for their capacity compared to the spinning alternative. But there are some advantages to SSD’s that might make them worth the extra cost, and perhaps the good old hard disk drive (HDD) still holds some weight. As of writing this, a 2.5 inch 500 Gigabyte...

Your RMU Google account: To infinity and beyond

Your RMU Google account: To infinity and beyond

Dylan McKenna, Digital Content Manager

November 21, 2014

RMU uses something called Google Apps for Education. It allows schools to provide all of their students with an email account, a calendar and all those other apps available in the top right corner of Google.com, including Google Drive. Microsoft was the first to roll out large increases in cloud storage...

Group message on Android using Verizon

Group message on Android using Verizon

Dylan McKenna, Digital Content Manager

November 14, 2014

An iPhone group text can be an Android users worst nightmare. If us Android folks are honest for second, iPhones do have it better when it comes to texting. iOS was the first to adopt WiFi texting, and iOS was the first barrable group texting solution. If you are a Verizon customer and an Android...

Got a smartphone? Become an astrophysicist.

Got a smartphone? Become an astrophysicist.

Dylan McKenna, Technology Contributor

October 31, 2014

There are still quite a few things that science has yet to explain. You and your smartphone can help us cross one off the list. Ultra-high energy cosmic rays are crazy fast space particles that hit earth really hard. They have a kinetic energy of greater than 10^18 electronvolts to be specific. Scientists...

Phone battery charges in minutes, lasts for weeks

Phone battery charges in minutes, lasts for weeks

Dylan McKenna, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

What if you could charge your electric car in the same amount of time it takes to fill a normal car up with gas, and drive for hundreds of miles? What if you could throw your iPhone on charge for 5 minutes, and the battery would last for weeks? What if your laptop battery lasted longer than the laptop...