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AIM will be discontinued on December 15, 2017 - AOL Help

For 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger has been a challenger in the chat client software arena.  The service has had it’s share of good times and bad times, however, it has stuck around for quite a while showing that there were many people who still enjoyed to chat using an interface that was simple and […]

Free Bitcoin Giveaway

I am going to give away $50USD worth of Bitcoin/Satoshi tonight at Midnight CST.  I will choose one member of our site at random.  The only requirement is that you follow us on Twitter @thegeekzweb and sign up for a free account at Geekz NOTE – You must have a wallet that I can send funds […]

Travis Weaver to Give Away Bitcoin for Christmas

Well, it appears that one Travis Weaver (@TravWeav) has lost his mind over the holiday season and Bitcoin’s latest price surge.  Bitcoin is currently trading at just shy of $19,000 USD at the moment.  It is clear that this stunt has driven up the activity on his tweet, and his Twitter profile.  The question is, […]

Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 | Reuters

Facebook Messenger Kids requires parents to set up an account and approve their children’s contacts. Source: Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 In an attempt to grab a share of the adolescent chat client space, Facebook is introducing a messenger app for kids under 13.  As is clearly evident, their research shows […]

GoFundMe drops 5 percent personal crowdfunding fee - The Verge

Source: GoFundMe drops 5 percent personal crowdfunding fee and adds optional donations – The Verge This was welcomed news yesterday afternoon.  Our family is currently in the adoption process and we have looked at various avenues of fund-raising for the adoption and expected medical costs.  I was glad to see that GoFundMe has shifted its […]

FCC Set To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rules

Net Neutrality regulations were put in place to ensure that our service providers are nothing more than carriers of our data services. Over the years in which these regulations have existed, which began sometime in the early 2000s, providers have repeatedly disregarded them or used excuses to cover up their actions. It is clear that […]

Career Advice: Be Confident, Not Conceited

There are various schools of thought when it comes to how people want to be perceived in the workplace.  If you are too nice, then people might take advantage of you.  If you are too cruel, then no one will be able to work with you.  What is the right balance of attitude and personality […]

Kevin Rose Launches New Website

I first learned of Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) from watching The Screen Savers on TechTV in the US.  Kevin is still a young man, but I remember seeing this really young kid along with so many other talented geeks telling us about technology news and showing us cool ways of hacking things and how to build great […]

Data vs Insight: Which Do You Want?

I have many conversations with people on a regular basis regarding the collection, processing, and dissemination of data.  There are so many sources of data in our world today and each of these sources are so noisy and fighting for our constant attention.  From our smart watches to our enterprise systems, we have a need […]