All Posts By: Sara

What Is the Internet of Things (IoT), Anyway?

Chances are good you’ve heard the term “Internet of Things” or “IoT” recently, but what are people talking about? Well, you may be surprised to know that this term isn’t that new at all. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary Online added the term back in 2013, along with “twerk” and “selfie.” According to the site, […]

How Modern Technology is Changing Sports

The sports industry is set to grow to $80.3 billion by 2022 in North America alone. Sports franchises have naturally sought to protect their athletes and to grow their revenue in a highly competitive market. Many have looked to technology to optimize the fan viewing experience, train their coveted star athletes, and to insulate themselves […]

Love and Tech: Before the Information Age

A look back at how people used technology to find love before the age of laptops and smartphones There was a time, not terribly long ago, when what people thought of when they heard the word “tinder” was a material suitable for starting a literal fire. Dating in the information age has pushed the etymological […]

Will Article 17 Kill the GIF?

Imagine if, every time you wanted to use a GIF or screenshot, you had to ask its copyright owner’s permission to post the content. In the European Union, this may soon be the case. On March 25, the European Parliament approved Article 17 (formerly known as Article 13), which requires online platforms to police copyrighted […]

The Evolving CAPTCHA

Remember when solving CAPTCHAs was child’s play? The first CAPTCHAs were puzzles that asked you to identify distorted letters and numbers to prove you were a human being. They were a mere annoyance on the path to websites you wanted to visit or payments you wanted to make. However, today’s CAPTCHAs are more challenging than […]