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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Google Ads

Have you ever wondered why particular ads show up when performing a Google search?  Do they seem on-target? Way off base?  Perhaps a tad creepy?  Google’s latest feature, Why These Ads? aims to answer these questions and increase ad transparency. With Why These Ads? you can learn why a particular advertisement is being shown...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Get Fit & Healthy

We use technology for just about everything. Reading, researching, working, playing games, communicating, cooking, traveling, and more.  It’s no surprise then that technology can also play a part in getting fit and healthy. Maybe those autumn pounds are already creeping on or maybe you never got around to losing last holiday season’s weight gain...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Remembering 9/11

This past Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks which claimed over 2700 lives.  The events of 9/11 and the subsequent days are said to have changed the world.  Yet, the world has also changed for other reasons over the past decade, the least not being due to technological...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Pinboard.in

I was never an avid Delicious user.  I rarely even used my internet browser’s built-in bookmarking feature.  When I needed to save something I found online I copied, pasted and emailed myself a link.  It was horribly time consuming and my poor email organization practices meant I lost track of many items I had...
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Tuesday Tech Trends with Tara: Storify

The internet is flooded with real-time streams of information from the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the many other social media platforms which allow people from around the globe to provide eye witness accounts and information on any topic imaginable.  These streams of information can be valuable to journalists gathering crucial eye witness accounts,...
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Tuesday Tech Trends with Tara: Twitter

I know I said this blog would be about emerging trends, and having recently celebrated its 5th birthday Twitter is hardly new anymore, but I often get questions about Twitter.  Well, really.  Its one question asked again and again: “You use Twitter?” To the uninitiated, Twitter looks like a shorter version of the Facebook...
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