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Comparing Today’s Technology to 2001: A Space Odyssey

Comparing today’s technology with the 1968 movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, reveals interesting parallels and contrasts. In some ways, almost two decades after the new millennium began, we have surpassed what the film makers imagined, but in others, we have quite

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Blu-ray vs. DVD: Is Blu-ray Worth it?

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While waiting in the grocery checkout a couple of years ago, I regarded a small display of movie DVDs, including Annie (2014). For some time, I had been considering purchasing the movie I had so loved in the theater, so

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7 Things to Know About Steve Gleason, Living With ALS

Last weekend, we watched the latest Netflix DVD.com arrival, Gleason. This documentary, about retired New Orleans Saints defensive back, Steve Gleason, is a love letter to his son, and so much more. It’s a story of courage, hope, and grit. Diagnosed

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7 Things to Know About Standing Rock and DAPL

The small whisper at Standing Rock in North Dakota and South Dakota, has become an alarm as conflicts between protestors and government officials continue to intensify. The matter at hand is complicated, with passionate arguments being made on both sides.

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7 Things to Know about Credit Card Fraud

The other morning, at breakfast, my husband received a text from our credit card company. He asked me how much my meal cost at a dinner I attended the day before. “It was free,” I said. He then realized that

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IP Lawyer Invests Time, Talent, & Resources in NWPA

Registered patent attorney Jonathan D’Silva moved to northwestern Pennsylvania in 2005, and he has no plans to leave anytime soon. In fact, he just began a new business venture there, and that’s also where you’ll find his two largest clients.

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Posted in Northwest PA, People, Technology, USA, World Affairs

Brain Gain in the Rust Belt

Brain drain has long plagued the Rust Belt, and many metropolitan areas, such as northwest Pennsylvania, have also experienced a dramatic drop in population over the past decade. Young professionals, like Sean Fedorko, are returning to northwest Pennsylvania, though, and

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Tech and the Art of Innovation   

  The following article appeared in the September 2015 issue of The Connector, a monthly e-magazine published by PR for People. Cathy von Birgelen, executive director of a technology-education organization in northwest Pennsylvania, started her career on the cusp of the digital

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7 Bits About Car-Battery Developments

The May 2015 Motorist from AAA contains an article on car batteries and the “electrifying developments” that are taking place in the automotive-battery industry. Here are seven bits of info about car batteries you might be interested in knowing. Lead-acid

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Buying a Hobby Drone? 7 FAA Safety Guidelines

Thinking about buying a drone for a new and entertaining hobby? Well, you’ll find lots of models to choose from. One with a camera can be yours for as little as $50. Fancy drones cost a lot more. Before you buy,

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