Christmas Tech Ideas

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The food is top-notch, the weather is usually decent (though I still prefer summer), and kids are starting to get excited about the upcoming Christmas season. Of course, it’s also traditionally the time for holiday sales to begin, and that means it’s time to start thinking about gift […]

Dogs That Text

Ever gotten a text from your dog? Top computer scientists are working to make that possible. Several years ago, a group of researchers from Georgia Tech began work on the FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations) project. The FIDO project takes the concept of a service dog to the next level, teaching a dog […]

These Robots Deliver

“They’re coming to get me!” That was the caption my college freshman jokingly texted several weeks ago when she took a picture of the newly debuted delivery robots roaming the Purdue University campus. About 30 food-delivery bots began scouring portions of the West Lafayette Campus in early September. The robots are a pilot program being […]

Emma M. Nutt Day

National Pie Day.  Left Hander’s Day. The first day of summer. Memorial Day. Every date on the calendar seems to have a special designation or event to recognize. Some celebrations may be better known than others, but not a day goes by that doesn’t have a unique designation. September 1st is no exception. That day’s […]

Download Speeds

There’s an old saying that “slow and steady wins the race. ” Those words of wisdom may be true about a lot of things, but internet speed is not likely one of them. At a time when homes have multiple devices connected to the internet and so much of our daily activity is internet-driven, slow […]