Technology

Developing home-energy infrastructure

Developing home-energy infrastructure

Science & Environment, Technology September 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

By Rylan Bledsoe Modern technology offers endless solutions to society’s energy needs. We must only choose to harness them. Last week’s column focused on large-scale electrochemical energy storage. The method, developed by David Sadoway at MIT, uses a bimetallic alloy (Mg-Sb) and a mixture of metallic salts to create aRead More

Harnessing electrochemistry with Earth-abundant materials

Harnessing electrochemistry with Earth-abundant materials

Science & Environment, Technology August 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

By Rylan Bledsoe All over the world people are changing the climate of the energy industry. National figures show the installed price per watt of solar energy is dropping. Yet, major energy companies are not adopting renewable energy sources at substantial rates. Many communities still rely on fossil fuels becauseRead More

Tennesseans warned of “ID Spoofing” phone scams

Tennesseans warned of “ID Spoofing” phone scams

News, State News, Technology June 19, 2015 at 1:08 am 0 comments

By Kevin Walters Your phone rings, you check the caller’s number and discover the number dialing your phone belongs to you. This unusual scenario isn’t your phone’s fault. Instead, it’s a ploy known as ID Spoofing, and it’s a trick perpetrated by criminals using Caller ID cloaking technology to maskRead More

Internet scams

Internet scams

News, Technology May 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm 0 comments

By Jean Smith While people may chuckle and joke about receiving emails from the Prince of Nigeria—who needs you to send him money to secure an inheritance—Internet scams are happening all over the world every single day. And for those who are victim to them, they are nothing to laughRead More

Discover Tennessee trails and byways

Discover Tennessee trails and byways

Technology January 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Android apps have launched By Amanda Stravinsky Sign in to Google Play today or visit TnVacation.com/Travel-Apps and download all 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways and the Civil War 150 free, interactive Android apps. The project was a collaborative effort between app developer Designsensory, the Tennessee Department of Tourist DevelopmentRead More

Auction fraud on the internet

News, Technology December 18, 2014 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Internet auction fraud occurs in several ways, but the most common is the failure to deliver the purchased item. Internet auction fraud involves non-delivery, misrepresentation, triangulation, fee stacking, black-market goods, multiple bidding, and shill bidding: Non-delivery involves the seller placing an item up for bid, but the item is neverRead More

Sony computer hack lets loose several illegal copies of its films online

Sony computer hack lets loose several illegal copies of its films online

Technology December 5, 2014 at 10:48 am 0 comments

As you read this story, you may think you are experiencing a bit of deja vu, but I would like to assure that this is not the case. Sony, which was already the victim of a huge hacking scandal in 2011, is once again the victim of a mass invasionRead More

E-cigarette popularity soars among teens

E-cigarette popularity soars among teens

Bits & Bytes, Opinion, Politics, Technology November 18, 2014 at 1:57 am 1 comment

A recent government study revealed teenage electronic cigarette use has tripled since 2011. On November 13, the Center for Disease Control released data from its National Youth Tobacco Survey given to approximately 18,000 adolescents. According to the survey, 46 percent of high school students—the equivalent to several million—have tried someRead More

Bits & bytes: Amazon Echo, the virtual assistant home speaker

Bits & bytes: Amazon Echo, the virtual assistant home speaker

Technology November 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

By Kimberly Toillion On November 6, Amazon surprised everyone by revealing what could be a revolutionary new gadget. Imagine Apple’s Siri taking up residence in a nine inch speaker and voilà, I introduce you to the Amazon Echo. The word “introduce” is used because Amazon Echo actually has a name.Read More

Microsoft Band on sale before iWatch

Microsoft Band on sale before iWatch

Technology November 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

By Kimberly Toillion Microsoft threw its hat in the wearable device ring on October 29 when the company began selling a smartwatch-like gadget called the “Microsoft Band”. Was this move strategic or merely a coincidence? The product launch is in time for this holiday season and just months before longtimeRead More