Facebook’s Election Protection Plan for 2020

If the weird and turbulent journey of social media this last decade has taught us anything, it’s that we probably shouldn’t believe everything we see or read. Social media has a lot to offer, but there’s a lot of dubious and deeply misguided (we’re looking at you, Farmville!) content out there.   For better or […]

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New 2019 Uber Safety Upgrades

Remember the days when traveling without a car required either an encyclopedic knowledge of local public transport or sufficient intestinal fortitude to endure that feeling of your shoes slowly congealing to the grimy taxi cab floor? Ride-sharing has changed all that! We live in a transportationally enlightened age. Uber and other rideshare services have obviously […]

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Net Neutrality 2017 – The Quest for Equal Internet for All

Want free access to the sites you love? Then you MUST care about Net Neutrality in 2017. Net Neutrality is under attack yet again. The current administration has announced plans to roll back the protections for a “Free Internet” erected by the FCC two years ago. Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 re-classified […]

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Filter Politics from Your Facebook Feed

Believe it or not, Facebook was once a place where you could connect with family and friends living all around the world and receive updates on their day-to-day lives? You could see how their kids were doing in school and read about how much fun they had on their recent vacation. We shared goofy pics […]

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Dirty Dozen IRS Scams

For those of you asking yourself: “What does a Nerds know about taxes?” the fact of the matter is, many IRS scams involve criminals using technology to find and swindle their victims. Although these particular Nerds do not know how to figure out your tax exemptions, we can help you avoid the most common and […]

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The Truth Behind Online Quizzes

Although it may be tempting to find out which Disney princess you are, online quizzes are often just pages designed to waste your time and keep you engaged so that internet marketers can expose you to advertisements or gather information about you. Certain online quiz websites actually maintain a profile about you, especially if you […]

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Identifying and Preventing Ransomware

Even the most savvy of internet users might have trouble defining what exactly ransomware is. Ransomware is very similar to malware in the sense that it gets onto your computer like a virus. Once there is ransomware on your system, the parasitic code encrypts your files, making them inaccessible to you. In order to regain […]

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Pet Tech: Gadgets for the Connected Pet

  For many of us, pets are like family. If you’ve ever wondered what Mittens is up to while you’re stuck at the office all day or worried that Fido hasn’t escaped the yard again, you’re in luck!   The latest in pet technology can help you stay connected with your beloved cat or dog. […]

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Apps to Help you Keep your Resolution

  January is usually the month of change, as the new year dawns many people set goals for themselves for the coming year and call them ‘resolutions’. Unfortunately, by the end of the month, many of us have already fallen off of the resolution bandwagon. The Nerds are here to share how technology can help […]

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How To Safely Dispose of Old Tech

When old tech is thrown out, it is known as eWaste. E-waste, or electronic waste, can be extremely harmful to the environment due to the materials that are used during the production of our gadgets. Once your old tech is dumped into a landfill or incinerated in a furnace, harmful chemicals such as lead, arsenic, […]

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