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Q-WER-TY, it's easy as 123, as simple as do re mi: that could be the lyrics of Jackson 5's song if it were made around 1870 with the famous keyboard disposition, ha! The story dates back to the typewriter period and the problems of "playing the literary piano" in a snappily and dainty way. It seems that Christopher Sholes, one of...
History teaches us that there was a time where there weren't machines that reproduced huge quantities of info. Looking back to the past, we can recall the monks in the Middle Age that had the incredible and tedious task of writing and transcribing barely one or two copies of each paper to save the heritage and advances like it was...
Angus McGywer was a popular television show in the 80s, where they used a variety of tools to help Mcgywer and his friends escape from dangerous situations. Back in the day, McGywer was the epitome of cool to a large section of the American population. People marvelled at his abilities and his ingenuity in saving his skin through cool gadgets. Many...
If you ask anyone in my small circle of friends, which rideshare company they prefer, most of them would most likely say Uber taxi app. Uber a household name, and has been for a while. When you think of cheap taxi innovation, the Uber ride-share is the first concept to come to mind because, simply put, it was the first. This is not the...
Like many other gadget-addicts, I love my Apple iPhone 7. It is an extension of me and it holds so much information that I need on a daily basis, I'm not sure if I could get through a normal day without it. Apple's new device performs many basic functions - phone calls, texts, web browsing, etc., but I did wonder...
The battle between robots and humans has been every scientist's dream no matter their field of specialty. It has been a raging debate ever since technological advancements started being made and the issue was made more realistic by Hollywood in many science fiction movies. Great minds have joined in the discussion, including Stephen Hawking, who predicted machines would take over the world...
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As long as we have discussed traveling to Mars, the topic of creating a second Earth has been in the discussion as well. By terraform Mars, or creating a more stable environment for humans, on Mars' surface, we would essentially be cloning our own planet. Scientists have argued for both sides over the years. From the climate change procedure to the...
Solar energy, the energy harnessed from the sun using a variety of different technologies, has been at the forefront of innovation for years. Researchers are constantly coming up with new ways to retain the Sun's energy. While solar panels seem to have been around for quite some time now, they aren't as widely utilized as one would think. So why...
The Stradivarius Myth: Just imagine if today’s medicines remained unchanged from those of 1713, our smartphones were just the same model with few changes similar to the first Graham Bell's in 1892, or if the planes that took us around the globe today were identical to those flown in 1903. This what basically what a group of scientists is telling...
Useful Gadgets for Low Temperatures and Snow
Winter often occurs beyond the tropics. Humanity was not designed for the colder weather. Case and point; we mostly have hairless bodies, bones and artifacts of the early man being discovered in central Africa, one of the hottest places on the planet. Population and migration pushed people beyond the tropics and man had to rely on his wit and gadgets to...

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