2023 Columns

An interview with ChatGPT, 2/3/23

CES 2023: 'the great reconnection,' 1/27/23

The theatrophone visits the US, 1/20/23

Nineteeth-century 'Paris Wonder,' 1/13/23

One hundred-year-old predictions, 1/6/23

2022 Columns

Time keeps flowing like a river, 12/30/22

The Computer Moves In', 12/23/22

The Santa Colonel, 12/16/22

The cassette player we walked around with, 12/09/22

Telephone cable connects voices across the Atlantic, 12/02/22

Human voices bridge the Atlantic, 11/25/22

Twirling the familiar dail, 11/18/22

Welcome to the World Wide Web, 11/11/22

Minnesota welcomes the radio revolution, 11/04/22

Radio continues to 'Roar,' 10/28/22

The birth of radio's 'Roaring Twenties', 10/21/22

The first to break the sound barrier, 10/14/22

Keep those 'shields up' against cyberattacks, 10/07/22

Mayor dials the first long-distance telephone call, 9/30/22

Transatlantic 'lightning' communications, 9/23/22

Vintage electronic calculators, 9/16/22

Those were the days, 9/9/22

Dawn of the ATM, 9/2/22

Reminiscing, 8/26/22

A journey to the center of the Internet, 8/19/22

Revolution of the planets, 8/12/22

NASA and its IBM computers, 8/5/22

The first to debug a computer, 7/29/22

OXO for the win, 7/22/22

A busy year in computing, 7/15/22

The first space station was a 'brick moon,' 7/7/22

Telstar satellite accomplishes a historic first, 7/1/22

The SIGSALY secret, 6/24/22

A visionary and an internet pioneer, 06/17/22

The Consumer Electronics Show, 06/10/22

The start of the VCR era, 06/03/22

Choosy software developers choose 'GIF,' 05/27/22

Remembering early online social media, 05/20/22

The ancestor of computer-aided design, 05/13/22

Statista computing statistics and more, 05/06/22

Memories inside the boxes, 04/29/22

Someday, all computers will work like this, 04/22/22

Visiting the past and the present, 04/15/22

The missing 'LINC' ancestor of the personal computer, 04/08/22

It was no 'April Fools!,' 04/01/22

Beyond the Earth's atmosphere, 03/25/22

The quietest room on Earth, 03/18/22

We were here, 03/11/22

Apple's 'Magic Keyboard,' 03/04/22

The 'defense calculator' and 'electric brain' from IBM, 02/25/22

'I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that,' 02/18/22

'It was an outstanding accomplishment,' 02/11/22

What's my line?, 02/04/22

Cerf, Kahn, and Englebart, 01/28/22

Bright red telephone boxes, 01/21/22

Nothing runs like an autonomously driven 'Deere', 01/14/22

The new roaring '20s, 01/07/22

2021 Columns

A look into the future and the past, 12/31/21

A Christmas Eve message from the moon, 12/24/21

‘The Santa Colonel’, 12/17/21

The world looked up into the night sky, 12/10/21

Laser optical communications in space, 12/03/21

More internet users and faster data speeds, 11/26/21

Several pathways and venues to our news, 11/19/21

Submarine cable successfully installed, 11/12/21

Days of playful banter and camaraderie, 11/05/21

The evolution of electronic device miniaturization, 10/29/21

To boldly go and make some history, 10/22/21

The Internet archive: a digital library of everything, 10/15/21

NASA launched 63 years ago, 10/8/21

I want to put a ding in the universe, 10/1/21

NASA's space program has a local connection, 9/24/21

Zeitgeist: the spirit of the times, 9/17/21

First to reach the moon, 9/10/21

International Space Station continues to serve, 9/3/21

Next up: 6G, 08/27/21

The chronicles of computing, 08/20/21

Time keeps flowing like a river, 08/13/21

Houston, we have an email, 08/06/21

Twitter turns the big one-five, 07/30/21

Time to de-clutter, 07/23/21

The internet and its future, 07/16/21

The stone pillars of social media, 07/09/21

Tesla: Smartphone predictions and more, 07/02/21

HIstorical first web page lost and found, 06/25/21

NASA’s Gemini OBC was a vital key, 06/18/21

Bell Labs: discoveries and innovative technologies, 06/11/21

US government website tracks the numbers, 06/04/21

'Light guiding' through water and glass, 05/28/21

A president's 'rapid responses' via T-Mail, 05/21/21

‘Space debris surrounds our planet’ 05/14/21

How about a nice game of chess?’ 05/07/21

The computing world was our oyster, 04/30/21

And best wishes from this side of the pond!," 04/23/21

Apollo 12 meets Surveyor 3 on the moon16/21

Where no spacecraft has gone before, 04/09/21

This digital computer is a 'Whirlwind,' 04/02/21

Noteworthy accomplishments and creations, 03/26/21

Apollo 11 left these messages in the Sea of Tranquility, 03/19/21

Preserving historical audio recordings, 03/12/21

The Mundaneum’s version of Google, 03/05/21

Long live the laptop computer, 02/26/21

No end in sight for the internet's growth, 2/19/21

Personal computing 'got real' during the 1970s, 2/12/21

A smarter shopping cart, 2/5/21

Playing chess brought back memories, 1/29/21

'We were young, and we were risk-takers', 1/22/21

We use it with every email, 1/15/21

Predictions for the future, 1/8/21

As we move ahead, 1/1/21

2020 Columns

'Snoopy' is still traveling through space, 12/25/20

I saw it in Popular Electronics’, 12/18/20

Hearing this still gives me chills, 12/11/20

Childhood toys can be worth a fortune, 12/04/20

President Eisenhower's message from space, 11/27/20

"Uh oh. What's happening here?', 11/20/20

The brightly shining warning light, 11/13/20

Save some history at the Internet Archive, 11/06/20

Computer picks the presidential winner, 10/30/20

First telegraph transmission across the Atlantic, 10/23/20

NASA's 'Voice of Launch Control', 10/16/20

Picture this, 10/09/20

The ‘EEN-ee-ack’ computer, 10/02/20

'It's going to revolutionize the computer market', 09/25/20

'Will you enter and sign in, please?', 09/18/20

Satellite broadcast of the Elvis Hawaiian concert, 09/11/20

The 'Early Bird' is still the word, 09/04/20

Fly me to the moon, 08/28/20

The 'radio newspaper' experiment, 08/21/20

Here comes the sun, 08/14/20

Follow the fiber-optic light, 08/07/20

Building a 'Quantum Internet, 07/31/20

Software remaining robust and functional for a century, 07/24/20

Internet statistics midway through 2020, 07/17/20

Chess Grandmaster versus Turochamp, 07/10/20

Fourth of July US patents and the Seaview, 07/03/20

Reminiscing and Bristol's Big Hex Machine, 06/26/20

Milwaukee: home of the first typewriter, 06/19/20

The modern information age: binary ones and zeros, 06/12/20

Is there anybody out there?, 06/05/20

The BBS community: ancestor of online social media, 05/29/20

The day a squirrel interrupted the internet, 05/22/20

Smelling aromas from images in a movie, 05/15/20

Pioneering power solutions, past and present, 05/08/20

COVID-19 transmission and tracing methods, 05/01/20

Increased reliance on internet and telecom services, 04/24/20

The internet and 'home computing' in the '70s, 04/17/20

Computing tablet envisioned long ago, 04/10/20

Why is he talking into a brick?, 04/3/20

Remembering the Brainerd Lakes Area, 03/27/20

The new normal: working from home, 03/20/20

A transistorized supersonic digital computer, 03/13/20

Project Ozma: The search for ET, 03/06/20

Local US Patent holders, 02/28/20

Coronavirus concern cancels major tech tradeshow, 02/21/20

YouTube celebrates its 15th anniversary, 02/14/20

Holding the internet in your hands, 02/07/20

Past 'future predictions' gone awry, 01/31/20

The bold look of technology, 01/24/20

Technology during the '20s, 01/17/20

CES unveils the latest technology, 01/10/20

We begin the new 'Roaring '20s,' 01/3/20

2019 Columns
Our decade of Google search, 12/27/19

Remembering Jessica's question, 12/20/19

'This thing went to space,' 1213/19

'The Mother of All Demos,' 12/6/19

Please deposit one quarter, 11/29/19

Pilgrims begin a new world with some help, 11/22/19

Future technology will be magical, 11/15/19

My hometown's first city website, 11/8/19

MIT 'SuperCloud' analyzes the internet, 11/1/19

The internet turns 50, 10/25/19

Portable jukebox put 1,000 songs in our pocket, 10/18/19

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 10/11/19

A quantum leap in computing supremacy, 10/04/19

The world's largest computing processor chip, 09/27/19

MIT research results in 3D printing improvements, 09/20/19

Apple hosts its 'special event' from Cupertino, 09/13/19

Billions of dollars lost in cyber scams, 09/06/19

A lot happens in an 'internet minute,' 08/30/19

Videotelephony: sometimes technology gets it right, 08/23/19

The Hollerith Census Machine, 08/16/19

Remembering the TRS-80 and the Altair 8800, 08/09/19

Cables have something important to communicate, 08/2/19

Networking using an AI computing chip in our brain, 07/26/19

Eagle is at Tranquility, 07/19/19

'Eagle, you are go for powered descent', 07/12/19

Take an occasional online break, 07/05/19

Smartphones becoming the first choice for online access, 06/28/19

First privately-financed sub-orbital space flight, 06/21/19

The Apollo 10 mission and Snoopy's fate, 06/14/19

Luna 15 nearly got the 'scoop' on Apollo 11, 06/07/19

Surveyor confirms a solid surface for Apollo lunar landing, 05/31/19

The Cuban Missile Crisis establishes the 'hotline,' 05/24/19

Our 'common information space,' 05/17/19

'LO' and behold: a historic internet milestone, 05/10/19

Digital news and educational computing devices foretold years ago, 05/03/19

Next-generation GPS satellites operational by 2022, 04/26/19

Internet statistical data, projections, 04/19/19

Following the mysterious internet cable, 04/12/19

Rotary switches and front-patching cables, 04/5/19

Reminiscing: demolition of the old grade school, 03/29/19

The symbol used in every email, 03/22/19

Web's inventor expresses apprehension, 3/15/19

Proposal for the web began 30 years ago, 3/8/19

Mobile Worldwide Congress: 'Intelligent Connectivity', 3/1/19

Solar employment brightly shines in Minnesota, 2/22/19

Severed submarine cable 'digitally isolates' South Pacific country, 2/15/19

Changes to over-the-air TV signals, 2/8/19

Data centers connect us to the world, 2/1/19

Nostalgically recalling CES2007, 1/25/19

CES: A1 and 5G will transform our future, 1/18/19

Number of internet, digital device users continues to increase, 1/11/19

Some prognostications and 5G for the New Year, 1/4/19

2018 Columns

Saying goodbye to 2018, 12/28/18

Christmas greetings from the moon, 12/21/18

Are you really Santa Claus?, 12/14/18

Today's gifts become tomorrow's treasure, 12/7/18

The story of Winsted Lake's submarine cable, 11/23/18

'Routine test' crashes Facebook, 11/16/18

Hey, universe, we'll leave the light on for you, 11/9/18

'The Mark of Zettabyte,' 11/2/18

Bendix G-15: a 'personal computer' from 1956, 10/26/18

Social media and wireless phones: the statistics, 10/19/18

Continuing the celebration of NASA at 60, 10/5/18

NASA turns the big six-oh, 9/28/18

Looking back at Cerf, Kahn, Engelbart, and internet chronicles, 9/21/18

Next generation smartphones will use 'Gorilla Glass 6', 9/14/18

Sending supplies and people into space using a space elevator, 9/7/18

Protecting products, data, and the internet via crypto-technologies, 8/31/18

Espresso overpowered my laptop, 8/24/18

Reminiscing and waving the American flag, 8/17/18

It happens in an internet minute, 8/10/18

Technology 'eyes' sleeping employees, 8/3/18

Eliza: The electronic psychotherapist, 7/27/18

Collecting the entire world's knowledge, 7/20/18

Food app provides nutritional information, 7/13/18

The Y2K apocalypse fear of 1998, 7/6/18

New US supercomputer is fastest on Earth, 6/29/18

Computers versus humans: from chess to a debate, 6/22/18

YouTube continues to grow, 6/15/18

From multiplication facts to STEM, 6/8/18

Digitizing the Vatican Library, 6/1/18

Internet nostalgia, 5/25/18

Looking back at lifecasting and the internet,' 5/18/18

Looking inside Facebook's 'Pandora Box,' 5/11/18

'Lightning messages' helped Lincoln win the Civil War 5/4/18

Cybersecurity required to prevent 'war games,' 4/27/18

TESS to search the stars for exoplanets, 4/20/18

Xerox could have owned the computer industry, 4/13/18

Experience history and nostalgia – read newspaper archives, 4/6/18

A message from the founder of the Web, 3/30/18

Apollo 17 landing site to be visited using 4G technology, 3/23/18

Buying a computer in the ‘90s, 3/16/18

5G, high-tech showcased at Mobile World Congress, 3/9/18

Future 5G technologies showcased at world conference, 3/2/18

Internet, broadband use is rising, 2/23/18

Web's creator and others concerned about internet, 2/16/18

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud, 2/9/18

Apps sold for mobile devices generating billions of dollars, 2/2/18

A glimpse into the future: meet Sophia, the intelligent robot, 1/26/18

The most influential technology show on the planet, 1/19/18

Consumer Electronics Show and 'Cloi, the rebellious robot,' 1/12/18

Increasing internet speeds by a thousandful, 1/5/18

2017 Columns

Crossing the bridge into 2018, 12/29/17

Why NORAD tracks Santa's journey, 12/22/17

Let's go see and smell a movie, 12/15/17

Pre-web: The BBS online community thrived, 12/8/17

Upsurge in holiday shopping spending, 12/1/17

Serious gaming started 45 years ago, with Pong, 11/24/17

North Korea's internet is a 'walled garden,' 11/17/17

Technology captures bygone voices of indigenous Californians, 11/10/17

A driverless bus, are you ready?, 11/3/17

Trustworthy, reliable information available at the public library, 10/27/17

Meet Emma, the robotic masseuse, 10/20/17

Bell Labs: A history of pioneering innovations, 10/13/17

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, 10/06/17

'Traveling companion' orbits Earth 60 years ago, 09/29/17

Contributors recognized by Internet Hall of Fame, 09/22/17

California hosts mobile technology conference, 09/15/17

Anniversary of the first computer 'bug,' 09/08/17

IBM's '5-in-5' predictions for 2022, 09/01/17

Back in the Brainerd Lakes area, 08/25/17

Telephone switchboard cords and ‘CORD’, 08/18/17

The 35th anniversary of the compact disc, 08/11/17

FirstNet: An internet express lane, 8/4/17

Implanting microchips in humans, 7/28/17

Prolonged internet disruption proved costly, 7/21/17

'Wayback Machine' for the web, 7/14/17

Why Facebook ads are personally appealling, 7/7/17

Coping with middle-age downsizing, 6/30/17

China hosts Asia Consumer Electronics Show, 06/23/17

‘Cyborg dragonfly’ equipped with sophisticated electronics, 06/16/17

Apple announces new software and product updates, 06/09/17

You’ve lost your cell phone – now what?, 06/02/17

Global internet approaching 50 percent, 05/29/17

Massive cyberattack made us 'WannaCry', 5/22/17

20th anniversary: Chess Match of the Century, 5/15/17

Are outer space particles damaging our smartdevices?, 6/8/17

I've switched back to Windows, 5/1/17

Watson and AI confront the Internet of Things, 4/24/17

The first online 'coffee cam': XCoffee, 4/17/17

Recognizing hand gestures as a smart controller, 4/10/17

Viewing live internet statistics, 4/3/17

School buses with Wi-Fi: A good idea?, 3/27/17

ICANN-58 meets in Denmark, 3/20/17

Next generation 'quantum' computer announcement, 3/13/17

Mobile World Conference enamored with wireless 5G, 3/6/17

NASA's laser in space to 'carry' communications, 2/27/17

A 'personal computer' from the 1950s, 2/202/17

Artificial intelligence: Legal concerns, applications, 2/6/17

Still remembering 'The Computer Chronicles', 2/13/17

An emergency 'shutoff switch' for autonomous robots, 1/30/17

FM radio begins shutting down - in Norway, 1/23/17

IBM's new '5 in 5' prognostications, 1/16/17

Consumer Electronics Show celebrates 50th year, 1/9/17

Predictions and robotics for 2017, 1/2/17

2016 Columns

Time does go by faster as we age, 12/26/16

Bots using loT as backdoor for hack attacks, 12/19/16

Forrester's 'Whirlwind' televised 65 years ago this week, 12/12/16

Reducing unsolicited telemarketing robocalls, 12/5/16

It started with Pong, Odyssey, OXO, and Spacewar!, 11/28/16

Consumer online chat/text surpasses voice interaction, 11/21/16

Bristol's "Big Hex Machine', 11/14/16

'Fabulous electronic machine' surprisingly picks presidential winner, 11/7/16

Is there 'control' over the Internet?, 10/31/16

Your story: Broadcast it to a worldwide audience, 10/24/16

Astronauts leave special silicon disc on the moon, 10/17/16

Connecting society, creating the future, 10/10/16

'Trustable' real-time internet statistics, 10/03/16

Exploring the 'physical' side of the internet, 9/26/16

Artificial Intelligence: A good or bad thing?, 9/19/16

The iPhone 7: ‘Hit the Road, Jack!’, 9/12/16

'Star Trek' first aired 50 years agao this week, 9/5/16

Multi-gigabit speeds using 'wireless fiber', 8/29/16

Candadian city using 'game changer' progressive web app, 8/22/16

Netherlands "Internet of Things' rollout begins, 8/15/16

Is it time for another CNN/YouTube debate?, 8/8/16

Positioning part of 'the cloud' underwater, 8/1/16

Preparing for the next-generation wireless network, 7/25/16

Any limits to supercomputer processing speed?, 7/18/16

A fast-moving 'tide' is crossing the Atlantic, 7/11/16

Independence Day, US patents and a yellow submarine, 7/4/16

London Technology Week: predictions for 2036, 6/27/16

Fiber optics: Information 'packed into light', 6/20/16

Celebrating 10 years of Bits & Bytes, 6/13/16

Behind-the-scenes fun with Facbook Live: Part Two, 6/6/16

Behind-the-scenes fun with Facbook Live: Part One, 5/30/16

A 'GPS' for undersea vessels, 5/23/16

Sometimes technology gets it right, 5/16/16

US Navy launches autonomously-controlled ship, 5/9/16

Geneva hosts 'Exhibition of Inventions', 5/2/16

Solar-powered telegraphs during: 'The Carrington Event', 4/25/16

Facebook hosts F8 conference, 4/18/16

CEO answers questions about delivery drone, 4/11/16

First US community receives autonomous drone deliery, 4/4/16

Cuba and the Internet, 3/28/16

Appreciating memorable moments online, 3/21/16

'Shoebox-sized' satellites may provide free Internet, 3/14/16

Turks and Caicos Islands hold Internet Governance Workshop, 3/7/16

Barcelona hosts Mobile World Conference, 2/29/16

'Happy Unplug from Technology Day!', 2/22/16

Wolfram/Alphas's 'computational knowledge engine', 2/15/16

Earth-orbiting space debris surrounds us, 2/8/16

US Air Force: Cyberspace weapon system operational, 2/1/16

Twitter crashes: Suffcient online mayhem occurs, 1/25/16

Future 'Internet of Things' includes cognition, 1/18/16

2016 CES doesn't disappoint, 1/11/16

Looking back 100 years, 1/4/16

2015 Columns

Thoughts about this past year, 12/27/15

'Are you really Santa Claus?', 12/21/15

'Popular Electronics' from December 1958, 12/14/15

Send your own spaceship to the moon, 12/7/15

US House: 'The Internet of cars', 11/30/15

The father of digital logic, 11/23/15

Could you give up using Facebook?, 11/16/15

Someone impersonated my Twitter account!, 11/09/15

Concern grows over vulnerability of undersea cables, 11/2/15

The Internet's first crash, 10/26/15

Smartphone shopping inside 'brick-and-mortar- stores, 10/19/15

Get your rover to the moon and collect $20 million, 10/12/15

Facebook crashes: Users flee to Twitter, 10/5/15

Collaboration over the 'Internet of Things', 9/28/15

AI and super-intelligent robots: A threat?, 9/21/15

Apple's 'jumbo-sized' iPad Pro, 9/14/15

'We'll send it via drone delivery', 9/7/15

NASA: Orion will take us to Mars, 8/31/15

Renowned Czech and Polish inventors, 8/24/15

Drones to provide Internet service, 8/17/15

Bumps in the road: A new source of energy, 8/10/15

Solar-generated power: All sunshine?, 8/3/15

Technology, scientists, and funding may find extraterrestrials, 7/26/15

FCC addresses US citizens traveling to Cuba, 7/20/15

Gigantic robots to battle one-on-one, 7/13/15

Early Bird still soars, 50 years later, 7/6/15

'Liftoff! We have a liftoff!', 6/29/15

My computer crashed; and so did I, 6/22/15

World Wide Developers Conference 2015, 6/15/15

Moms surveyed about kids and technology, 6/8/15

We've become immersed in technology, 6/1/15

Thanks Snoopy - are you still out there?, 5/25/15

IBM's first large-scale electronic computer, 5/18/15

Senior assistance via Apple iPads, 5/11/15

Gemini's onboard digital computer, 5/4/15

Real-time government website analytics, 4/27/15

Creating software to last 100 years, 4/20/15

When computers became 'personal', 4/13/15

M-commerce, smartphones, and a train, 4/06/15

A 'Super' White House Science Fair, 3/30/15

Communicating with computers, 3/23/15

Stratasys 3D Printer creates realistic dental models, 3/16/15

Barcelona hosts MWC 2015, 3/9/15

A YouTube for kids, 3/2/15

'Project Ara' moves forward, 2/23/15

Can a machine play chess?, 2/16/15

FCC redefines Internet broadband speeds, 2/9/15

Incredible inventions and bold predictions, 2/2/15

Noteworthy January patents, 1/26/15

Saving Earth's information, 1/19/15

Consumer Electronics Show 2015, 1/12/15

2015: We have arrived, 1/5/15

2014 Columns

2014: Springboard into the future, 12/29/14

Santa is a 'high-tech' jolly old elf, 12/22/14

The Internet keeps us better informed, 12/14/15

She discovered the first computer 'bug', 12/8/14

Report states Internet use is up in world, 12/01/14

China's Silicon Valley Fair, 11/24/14

Futuristic predictions for 2064, 11/17/14

They're here: Autonomous retail serice robots, 11/10/14

'Smartening up' submarine communication cables, 11/3/14

A mysterious, yellow electronic symbol, 10/27/14

Sign language performed by human-like Android, 10/20/14

Google Glass and smartphones: Invasion of privacy?, 10/06/14

LTE Direct: The digital sixth sense, 10/06/14

Diamonds may support Earth's space elevator, 9/29/14

Ant-sized chips may connect the 'Internet of Things', 9/22/14

Apple hosts its 'Special event', 9/15/14

The Woz may be right, 9/8/14

A rose by any other name(from Oct. 17, 2011), 9/1/14

'What's My Line?' lives online, 8/25/14

Sapphire display screens coming, 8/18/14

Taking a pill to learn Shakespears, 8/11/14

Supporting our Internet freedom, 7/28/14

New object recognition technology is here, 7/21/14

Audible text via FingerReader, 7/14/14

Wearing a glove to learn skill sets, 7/7/14

The federal cloud computing plan, 6/30/14

Military GPS replacement technology, 6/23/14

From global to 'local' warming, 6/16/14

Apple's 25th developer conference, 6/9/14

2014 White House Science Fair, 6/2/14

Search engines: Information concerns, 5/26/14

The Internet's future, 5/19/14

Rooms immersed in SurroundWeb, 5/12/14

NETmundial 2014, 5/5/14

Space telescope will see 'MOIRE' of us, 4/28/14

Picturephone shown a half-century ago, 4/21/14

Stretchable electronic patches, 4/14/14

Transitioning the Internet to IPv6, 4/7/14

Kickstarter: A community funding new ideas, 3/31/14

Print and television sources still dominate, 3/24/14

Incredibly fast 5G approaching, 3/17/14

The Web celebrates a birthday, 3/10/14

Mobile technology highlights from Barcelona, 3/03/14

Information content from 'out of this world', 02/24/14

Meet ERWIN: The empathetic robot, 02/17/14

Online social media experiences, 02/10/14

RoboEarth: An Internet for robots, 02/03/14

Business needs to keep pace with growing online population, 01/27/14

Brightly streaking across the sky, 01/20/14

It's a yearly happening, 01/13/14

Holographic display technology 'floats', 01/06/14

2013 Columns

As we leave 2013 behind us, 12/30/13

NORAD tracking the 'Big Red One', 12/23/13

Holiday message sent from outer space, 12/16/13

Global Internet, mobile-broadband numbers climbing, 12/09/13

Will 'Lego-like' smartphones catch on?, 12/02/13

Thankful for technology, too, 11/25/13

Newer cars vulnerable to hackers' 'mystery gadget', 11/18/13

The Internet: a venue for animal-human communication?, 11/11/13

Computer projected 1952 presidential winner, 11/04/13

Apple introduces brand-new smart devices, 10/28/13

A deep-sea Internet system, 10/21/13

Bite into this: A smart tooth, 10/14/13

YouTube's royalty-free soundtracks, 10/7/13

Pioneering computer and its programmers, 9/30/13

Going online using cellphones, 9/23/13

Newest Apple iPhones unveiled, 9/16/13

Bop: A pioneering smoke detector, 9/9/13

It's like driving an iPhone, 9/2/13

Where's our Jetson's trash-collecting robot?, 8/26/13

NASA to use 3D printer in space, 8/19/13

What is the Internet evolving into?, 8/12/13

Cerf: 'The Internet will not collapse, 8/5/13

Remy promises to speed up the Internet, 7/29/13

NASA close Windows on ISS, 7/22/13

Douglas Engelbart: A visionary ahead of his time, 7/15/13

Discovering your personal analytical profile, 7/8/13

Project Loon: Internet network in the sky, 7/1/13

Tianhe-2 is 'King of supercomputers', 6/24/13

Smart robotic toy cars and more at WWDC 2013, 6/17/13

Our curiosity about life on Mars, 6/10/13

A Mars visit via the Fitzgerald Theater, 6/3/13

First 'laptop' computer shown 30 years ago, 5/27/13

Future mobile communication devices, 5/20/13

Modern 'Mood Ring' sensing technology, 5/13/13

Will you wear Google Glass?, 5/06/13

IBM developing powerful solar parabolic dish, 4/29/13

Digital Public Library of America opens, 4/22/13

Futuristic self-building programmable materials, 4/15/13

First cellular telephone call made 40 years ago, 4/8/13

Internet's high-speed network replaced with dial-up modems, 4/1/13

US Internet-attached devices exceeds one-half billion, 3/25/13

The 'Granny Cloud' and SOLE encourage learning, 3/18/13

Learning via the hole-in-the-wall, 3/11/13

Corning's illustrious history with glass, 3/04/13

Next generation GPS satellites launching soon, 2/25/13

3D printers create unique items, 2/18/13

Nanotechnology: Let's get small, 2/11/13

Are we entering a technological singularity?, 2/4/13

DLD 2013: Cyber warfare and content distribution, 1/28/13

CES 2013: Technology for entertainment and health, 1/21/13

2013 CES showcase basks in technology, 1/14/13

Google doodles surprise and delight us, 1/07/13

2012 Columns

Reflections from this past year, 12/31/12

IBM's futuristic predictions revealed, 12/24/12

We are immersed in online social media, 12/17/12

The remarkable SSD, 12/10/12

Industrial Internet' may be the third wave, 12/03/12

Titan the world's 'fastest supercomputer in existance', 11/26/12

Finding the 'physical' Internet, 11/19/12

In search of the Internet, 11/12/12

A look at past voting methods, 11/05/12

Apple shrinks the iPad, 10/29/12

Google's Zeitgeist 2012, 10/22/12

The next evolution in cloud computing: TransOS, 10/15/12

Japan's Consumer Electronics Show, 10/08/12

Storing information for millions of years, 10/01/12

Next-generation wireless will be called 'WiGig', 09/24/12

Web Index 2012 rankings released by its founder, 09/17/12

Movements in the air controls computer interaction, 09/10/12

A look at significant technological achievements, 09/03/12

Considering the greatest technological achievements, 08/27/12

NASA's most advanced planetary rover, 08/20/12

Apple co-founder's warning on cloud computing, 08/13/12

Top social media website rankings, 08/06/12

GPS system save time and frustration, 07/30/12

Kasparov plays historical chess program, 07/23/12

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council initiative, 07/16/12

I finally have a MacBook computer, 07/09/12

How many core processors are needed to recognize a cat?, 07/02/12

New surface tablets to compete with Apples iPad, 06/25/12

Apple keynote address doesn't disapoint, 06/18/12

Is Facebook becoming boring?, 06/11/12

Express yourself: Wear flexible, organic electronics, 06/04/12

IBM's predictions from 'five in five', 05/28/12

Telematics tracks motorists driving habits, 05/21/12

Our tweets are being archived, 05/14/12

Webby's awarded for Internet excellence, 05/07/12

Technology taken from the classroom to a C-130 Hercules, 04/30/12

Technology, content creators meet at NAB, 04/23/12

The next 'Fantastic Voyage' will send Cyberplasm, 04/16/12

New tablets and a 1994 video prediction, 04/09/12

Are our brains becoming technologically 're-wired?', 04/02/12

Gorilla Glass: The King Kong of display screens, 03/26/12

My quest for a new computing device, 03/19/12

The new iPad delivers impressive bells and whlstles, 03/12/12

Barcelona hosts 2012 Mobile World Congress, 03/05/12

Volunia vies to be the 'search engine of the future', 02/27/12

Launching signals from an aerosol spray can, 02/20/12

The allure of vintage British 'telephone boxes', 02/13/12

International conference confirms technology's direction, 02/06/12

Conference/expo was educational, entertaining, 01/30/12

2012 International Consumer Electronics Show breaks record, 01/23/12

2012 International CES hosted in Las Vegas, 01/16/12

'Star Trek' medical scanner soon to be reality, 01/09/12

Chocolate company's 1912 predictions for 2012, 01/02/12

2011 Columns

Looking back at this year's highlights, 12/26/11

Yes Jessica, Santa Claus uses computers, 12/19/11

Teen's interactions using online social networking sites, 12/12/11

Google's dominance of online searches continues, 12/05/11

Tablet computing use is flourishing, 11/28/11

Medical robotic devices show great promise for society, 11/21/11

How many apps are on your mobile device?, 11/14/11

Microsoft's 'Kinect Effect' for real-world applications, 11/07/11

They could have owned the computer industry, 10/31/11

Licklider's vision: an 'Intergalactic' computer network, 10/24/11

Smell-O-Vision II: Coming soon to a nose near you, 10/17/11

Apple: No iPhone 5 - Hello iPhone 4S, 10/10/11

First artificial space satellite launched 54 years ago, 10/03/11

Microsoft shows developers Internet Explorer 10, 09/26/11

Microsoft reveals Windows 8, 09/19/11

IBM 'cognitive' computing chip emulates human brain, 09/12/11

Creating physical objects using 3D printer technology, 09/05/11

SPIDER technology on a chip will speed up the Internet, and more, 08/29/11

'Rock-like' optical disc will store digital data for 1,000 years, 08/22/11

Unique method to verify US population first used in 1890, 08/15/11

Robot is given the ability to apply 'acquired learning', 08/08/11

More adults are using online video-sharing sites, 08/01/11

China's Internet online population reaches 485 million, 07/25/11

Google+ bursts forth onto the online social networking scene, 07/18/11

China's improved version of 'big brother' fixes more eyes onto its citizens, 07/11/11

Apple's original computer's first public appearance, 07/04/11

Saving the past inside an Internet archived library, 06/27/11

Facebook still dominates – but sees its user traffic dropping, 06/20/11

Apple parts the iCloud, reveals the sunshine, 06/13/11

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference opens this week, 06/06/11

Tablet wars heating up with introduction of HP's TouchPad, 05/30/11

Are we now entering into the 'post-PC' era?, 05/23/11

'Carry anywhere' portable tablet computer envisioned years ago, 05/16/11

Integration within social media networks attracts potential customers, 05/02/11

Internet user trends are significantly changing, 04/25/11

Las Vegas hosts National Association of Broadcasters Show, 04/18/11

Commodore 64 is tanned, rested, and ready for a comeback, 04/11/11

Computing ingenuity led to the creation of 'XCoffee, 04/04/11

Minnesota Historical Society website rich in historical photo's, 03/28/11

First Twitter message was typed five years ago, 03/21/11

Early history of electronic video gaming still fascinates, 03/14/11

There is room for all of our data inside the cloud, 03/07/11

Mobile World Congress was a success in Barcelona, 02/28/11

Computer History Museum chronicles an incredible journey, 02/21/11

Mr. Watson, come here, play 'Jeopardy!', 02/07/11

Macworld 2011 'celebration' showcased new products, 01/31/11

Internet URL address-shortening services are useful, 01/24/11

CES 2011 does not disappoint its largest turnout, 01/17/11

44th Consumer Electronics Show takes place in Las Vegas, 01/10/11

Future technology predictions...from the past, 01/03/11

2010 Columns

Google's Chrome notebook finally arrives, 12/27/10

Tech highlights: 2000-2010, 12/20/10

Holiday gift ideas for the tech-minded, 12/13/10

Utilizing the Internet during US - S. Korea military exercises, 12/06/10

Web Summit 2.0 provides unique Internet forum, 11/22/10

Futuristic robots are not the stuff of science fiction anymore, 11/15/10

Apple, Microsoft and some time-traveling, 11/08/10

Saying good-bye to yesterday's technology can be hard to do, 11/01/10

Adventure: sending an iPhone and video camera to the edge of space, 10/25/10

Finding safe online social networks for the kids, 10/18/10

The White House is going solar – once again, 10/11/10

Consumer tech device necessities are shifting, 10/04/10

College bans all Internet social media access for one week, 09/27/10

One Gbps Internet speed is a reality in Chattanooga, 09/20/10

Pew reports increased Internet usage by adults 50 and over, 09/13/10

Bloom Box parallels 'The Burden Water Wheel', 09/06/10

Keep the Internet equally accessible for everyone, 08/30/10

'Attention-grabbing' YouTube facts and figures, 08/23/10

Apple is peddling the iBike design, 08/16/10

Available Internet IP addresses are nearly exhausted, 08/09/10

Facebook friends remember the old grade school, 07/26/10

Many businesses and individuals still use Windows XP, 07/19/10

Connected 'Smart-Cars' capable of reporting our driving activies, 07/12/10

Future use of desktop computing is in the clouds, 07/05/10

The Web is evolving from static to Semantic, 06/28/10

High Twitter usage causes 'over capacity' downtime delays, 06/21/10

Will YouTube offer live video streaming soon?, 06/14/10

Google's Chrome OS will be set inside the clouds, 06/07/10

Concerns about personal online privacy growing, 05/31/10

Diaspora versus Facebook gaining momentum and dollars, 05/24/10

Effects of Gulf oil spill tracked by University students, 05/17/10

Online social networks started years ago, 05/10/10

The Green Economy wants us 'Boomers', 04/26/10

As Earth speaks, will anyone ever hear us, 04/12/10

Geolocation is the new tech buzz word of the year - so far, 04/05/10

Linking our vehicles to an 'informational' superhighway, 03/29/10

FCC seeks 'ultra-high-speed' link to all communities, 03/22/10

Next-generation Internet backbone is about to throttle up, 03/15/10

From the 60's to the FCC asking us about broadband us, 03/08/10

New research says Google/Internet enhances our intelligence, 03/01/10

Our communities lay claim to US patent fame, 02/15/10

Apple ends the suspense and presents the iPad, 02/08/10

NASA's 'Spirit' has now become a stationary correspondent, 02/01/10

Cyber war! Google reacts to attacks on Gmail accounts, 01/25/10

2010 Consumer Electronics Show via live-streaming, 01/18/10

We are off and running with the launch of Nexus One, 01/11/10

It's officially rumored: Google's new computer to arrive late this year, 01/04/10

2009 Columns

2000-2009: the decade personal technology soared, 12/28/09

2009: The year of tweeting, streaming, applications, and social networking, 12/21/09

Futuristic visual search application 'Google Goggles' is released, 12/14/09

Discovering digitized e-Books via Project Gutenberg, 12/07/09

The holiday shopping season is upon us(again), 11/30/09

Space shuttle Atlantis send-off includes NASA sponsored 'Tweetup', 11/23/09

Preserving today's digital memories for future generations, 11/16/09

Have you checked your Facebook settings?, 11/09/09

Google wants us to catch its new 'wave', 11/02/09

Exploring the Internet nourishes our brains, 10/26/09

Microsoft releasing Windows 7 this week, 10/19/09

Famous fathers of (fill-in-the-blank), 10/12/09

Europe drives effort for an online 'library of libraries', 10/05/09

Solar power may eventually be directly 'beamed' to earth, 09/28/09

Project Icarus journeys to the edge of space, 09/21/09

100 megabytes per second from the moon, 09/14/09

40 years ago today for the first American bank ATM opens for business, 08/30/09

Some back-to-school gift ideas, 08/24/09

Denial of service attack shuts down popular social networks, 08/17/09

Is Apple the next big player to enter the online search engine market?, 08/10/09

On this day in 1977 Radio Shack announces the TRS-80 computer, 08/03/09

We are using the Internet more during the current recession, 07/27/09

Will Google's new Chrome OS end up turning into rust?, 07/13/09

Sometimes we just need a break from our online social networks, 07/06/09

In this instance, MEMs' the word, 06/29/09

Please give a warm welcome to our new perceptual robotic friends, 06/22/09

No static when using Internet radio, 06/15/09

Microsoft launches the 'Bing' searrch engine, 06/08/09

Next iPhone version will soon be available, 06/01/09

Using iTunes store application for tracking plane flights, 05/25/09

'Intelligent' computational knowledge search engine to make its debut, 05/18/09

An @ symbol by any othe rname is also sweet, 05/11/09

New K3 wind and solar 'tribrid' device worth looking at, 05/04/09

Minnesota's collection of rich history is being preserved, 04/27/09

Cellular is moving from third to fourth generation, 04/20/09

Google's secret hardware is revealed, 04/08/09

Intel launches powerful new processor chips, 04/06/09

Is the future of computing in the clouds?, 03/30/09

The sun provides more then just warmth, 03/23/09

More and more 'faces' are joining Facebook, 03/16/09

'Father' of the Internet sees many challenges ahead, 03/09/09

Windows 7: Is this finally the right one?, 03/02/09

Are you a friend on Facebook yet?, 02/23/09

Google testing new 'PowerMeter' application, 02/16/09

IBM to build fastest computer on the planet (again), 02/9/09

The Vatican launches its own YouTube channel, 02/2/09

Mini 'netbook' computers are all the rage, 01/26/09

Be on guard against Internet thieves, 01/19/09

42nd CES shines despite economic slowdown, 01/12/09

Remember: digitize before February 18th, 01/05/09

2008 Columns

2008? Let's look forward to 2009, 12/29/08

Does Santa Claus use a computer?, 12/22/08

We were green and lifecasting in 2008, 12/15/08

Dance the night away and create some electricity, 12/08/08

December holiday shopping ideas, 12/01/08

Feeling frustrated when technology breaks down?, 11/24/08

YouTube has quantity, but Hulu provides mainstream quality, 11/17/08

Did you see the CNN hologram?, 11/10/08

Robotic 'ants' may colonize Mars, 11/03/08

Exploring the 'Computer History Museum', 10/27/08

Apple's new MacBook incorporated a 'glass multi-touch pad', 10/20/08

Welcome to the 21st century dad, 10/13/08

Next generation fiber optic cable crosses the Pacific Ocean, 10/6/08

Is 'search technology' helping us think better?, 9/29/08

Taking 21st century technology back to the 1800s via 'Steampunk', 9/22/08

DEMO '08 provides a venue to separate the hype, 9/15/08

Computer virus makes its way into earth orbit, 9/8/08

Students will need 'STEM' for their future careers, 9/1/08

'Government made easy' is their mission statement, 8/25/08

Gotta keep searchin', searchin', 8/18/08

Our govenment has its own 'private' Wikipedia, 8/11/08

Google scans over one trillion indexed pages, 8/4/08

NASA can see clearly now using the Hyperwall-2, 7/28/08

Remembering a futuristic information pioneer, 7/21/08

NASA teams up with a robot named WALL-E, 7/14/08

Quantum computing is closer to reality, 7/7/08

Surprising information about you is 'out there', 6/30/08

My computer crashed and so did I, 6/23/08

Try catching this speedy Roadrunner, 6/16/08

Canadian lab is 'shaping' the future of computing, 6/9/08

Graduates will need to use all their skill sets, 6/2/08

Making online purchases less stressful, 5/26/08

Livecasting and forecasting the Internet, 5/19/08

Study the galaxy using the WorldWide Telescope, 5/12/08

Add your Apple computer to the 'collective', 5/5/08

Why the rush to upgrade from Windows XP to Vista?, 4/28/08

Cell phones may soon be your tourist guide, 4/21/08

What happened to the 'paperless' office?, 4/14/08

The Internet responds to 'Earth Hour', 4/7/08

'Twittering' is becoming popular over the Internet, 3/31/08

Future phone devices will use nanotechnology, 3/24/08

Does modern technology control us?, 3/10/08

Internet enters its third stage of growth, 3/3/08

Socially interacting computer appears on the scene, 2/25/08

Robotics League competes at Mall of America, 2/18/08

Vulnerable cables lay beneath the sea, 2/11/08

Language translations on the Internet, 2/4/08

Web sites available for 'mature' Internet surfers, 1/28/08

The grocery shopping cart gets 'computerized', 1/21/08

Are voters more informed using the Internet?, 1/14/08

This seadragon is indeed magical, 1/7/08

Bits and Bytes
Mark OlligMark Ollig
Mark is our local Internet guru. He writes a column about the Internet and new technology.

2007 Columns

Goodbye 2007, 12/31/07

As 2007 comes to an end . . . we look back, 12/24/07

Importance of practicing safe computing, 12/17/07

Recalling a Christmas without the 'high-tech', 12/10/07

Remember the BBS 'Culture', 12/03/07

Does the USA "control" the Internet?, 11/26/07

Microsoft operating system updates, 11/19/07

Watch TV and Google for directions at the gas pump, 11/12/07

The next big thing? Pico projectors, 11/5/07

Japan shop offers unique techno products, 10/29/07

To boldly go where no Internet has gone before, 10/22/07

Stopping car thieves via a satellite signal, 10/15/07

Bell labs. . . a history of inventions, 10/8/07

‘American memory’ library is open 24-7, 10/1/07

Laptops to overtake desktops by 2010, 9/24/07

Are we becoming web couch potatoes?, 9/17/07

Ninth grade prank 25 years ago made history, 9/10/07

Martian surface harbors earthly intelligence, 9/3/07

25th anniversary of the compact disc, 8/27/07

Nano-engineered ‘paper’ battery created, 8/20/07

2008 will see start of ‘WiMax’ revolution, 8/13/07

Microsoft ‘surfaces’ with a new type of computer, 8/6/07

YouTube takes center stage during debates, 7/30/07

You’ve got spam . . . now what?, 7/23/07

So many passwords so . . . so little time, 7/16/07

Broadband connection growth is slowing, 7/9/07

Wireless electricity arriving soon, 7/2/07

Vintage Bits and Bytes, 6/25/07

Do computers contribute to global warming?, 6/18/07

Paper, plastic, analog or digital?, 6/11/07

We need more broadband, Scotty, 6/4/07

Here’s how it all works, 5/28/07

‘Life’ found on the Internet, 5/21/07

Interactive world history timeline . . . online, 5/14/07

IBM: A ‘five in five’ prediction, 5/7/07

Remembering “The Computer Chronicles,” 4/30/07

Do you have a Bluetooth?, 4/23/07

Google beta tests free voice directory assistance, 4/16/07

Isn’t one Internet network enough?, 4/9/07

A visit to the National Archives, 4/2/07

The inventor of today’s e-mail, 3/26/07

The latest in science and technology news, 3/19/07

Without wires: accessing the Internet, 3/12/07

Is ‘Wikipedia’ a credible source for research?, 3/5/07

McCarthy’s ‘lost magic’ found on the Internet, 2/26/07

What will computer technology look like in 50 years?, 2/19/07

Whooda thunk it?, 2/12/07

Internet information overload?, 2/5/07

China’s Internet use and IPv6 technology, 1/29/07

Highlights from the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show, 1/22/07

40th anniversary for Consumer Electronics Show, 1/15/07

Looking at some new gadgets, 1/8/07

Here comes 2007, 1/1/07

2006 Columns

Looking back at 2006 and “The Tech 2006 person of the year award,” 12/25/06

Some very merry high-tech holiday gift ideas, 12/18/06

From something old to something new, will just a byte of data do?, 12/11/06

The real inventor of the World Wide Web, 12/4/06

100 million websites and counting, 11/7/06

Microsoft ready to release “Vista,” 11/20/06

President Abraham Lincoln . . . the first “high-tech” president, 11/13/06

Why not vote over the Internet?, 11/6/06

Keep the Internet equally and fairly open to all, 10/30/06

Good-bye to analog broadcast TV, 10/23/06

Google buys number one video-sharing site, 10/16/06

Some bits and bites for you, 10/9/06

Here come some new tech-gadgets, 10/2/06

News delivered to your computer, 9/25/06

What’s next? How about RFID?, 9/18/06

Why Wi-Fi?, 9/11/06

August marks the 25th anniversary of the PC, 9/4/06

Time to clean your computer?, 8/28/06

The solar system’s new neighbors, 8/21/06

Why schedule a call to yourself?, 8/14/06

Remembering the past is fun too, 8/7/06

Not peas in a pod mind you . . ., 7/31/06

Did you Google today?, 7/24/06

Critical fixes for Windows released, 7/17/06

Finding your ancestors, 7/10/06

The past is prologue: from BBS to Blogs, 6/12/06

1998 Columns

Who's behind all of this technology?, 8/17/98

Language translations on the 'Net, 8/10/98

Interplanetary Internet?, 8/3/98

Learning at Learn2.com., 7/27/98

Year 2000 a complicated issue for computer users, 7/20/98

EarthWatch Web site, 7/6/98

You're being watched, even on the Web, 6/29/98

Polls and PCs, 6/22/98

The Microsoft cat-and-mouse game, 6/15/98

Weather on the Internet, 2/23/98

TDSNET vis ISDN lines, 2/16/98

Internet 2: the 'next' generation is coming, 2/9/98

Speedier Web access, 2/2/98

Games on the Internet, 1/26/98

A look back and ahead, 1/12/98

1997 Columns

Questions about the Internet, 12/29/97

A Web site for seniors, 12/22/97

A personal experience, 12/15/97

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