Monthly Archives: July 2016

PSA: Download Windows 10 by 6AM ET or pay full price

                This is it, everybody: Last call for a free Windows 10 upgrade. Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will stop pestering you to claim your free Windows upgrade and start charging you for it. If … Continue reading

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The internet’s Ice Bucket Challenge funded a medical discovery

Internet sensations can do more than just trigger fond memories or confusion… sometimes, they might just lead to a vital cure. Some of the $100 million-plus in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge (the viral video-fueled awareness campaign for ALS, … Continue reading

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Why the Metric System Is So Important

Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America. Those are the only three countries left in the world that don’t use the metric system. Ted-Ed traces the history of the metric system (thank you French Revolution) to show how important … Continue reading

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SysAdmin Day | System Administrator Appreciation Day

July 29, 2016 – 17th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your … Continue reading

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SPC Engineering Technology Students Receive AutoCAD Certification – Engineering, Manufacturing & Building Arts

Congratulations to six SPC engineering technology students who received their AutoCAD User Certification in June.  These students proved their commitment by attending a two hour boot camp prep class on Saturday mornings for about two months.  Their instructor, Mr. Steven … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s Classic Mini is a tiny NES with 30 games

That dusty old NES in your attic might be rife with nostalgic memories, but it’s a pain to drag out of its box whenever you get the hankering for a rousing game of Super Mario Bros. 3. Nintendo totally gets … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Download: Free Windows 10 update running out of time | BGR

Look, we’re going to level with you: there are definitely some valid reasons to skip the update to Windows 10. Maybe you’re on a work PC and your IT department hasn’t authorized the update. Maybe you have some crazy custom … Continue reading

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Solar road technology comes to Route 66

Solar Roadways’ dreams of sunlight-gathering paths are one step closer to taking shape. Missouri’s Department of Transportation is aiming to install a test version of the startup’s solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center … Continue reading

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Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right

People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights violation to take it away. That’s … Continue reading

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