Cell phone driving laws are based on junk science, ignore other distractions and drunk driving

Apr 15, 2016 @ 3:42 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Are you one of a majority of Americans that regularly uses a cell phone while driving? Many lawmakers and media are citing misleading statistics about the effectiveness of texting/cell phone while driving bans. Advances in technology mean more potential life distractions, but distractions have always been around in our daily lives. Education seems to be ….read more

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More Turtles Hit Airplanes than Drones: Stop Baseless Fear and Ignorance

Mar 19, 2016 @ 12:38 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

There were 198 airplane-and-turtle collisions, since 1990, according to the federal government’s own databases. Science and statistics (the facts) suggest that there is a wave of baseless mass hysteria articles trying to scare people about drones bringing down airlines. Many experts will also point out that all of the “near miss” reports remain unconfirmed and ….read more

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The Easy Setup Guide for RTL-SDR Trunking with One USB Dongle

Mar 06, 2016 @ 5:11 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

After researching the RTL-SDR software defined radio, we’ve determined the easiest way to setup the device on a Windows computer. There are multiple versions of the USB SDR, but this is the straightforward way to get the device working for digital trunking systems. It’s possible to turn a $20 device into a VHF/UHF scanner by ….read more

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How to Stop AVG from Collecting & Selling Your Personal Information

Sep 18, 2015 @ 2:40 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

AVG has released a new privacy policy that finally spills some of the details about what they are collecting. The new privacy policy can be interpreted as finally admitting that they are mining for your personal information. Your email address, search history, IP address, and other details are at stake. Many are unhappy about this ….read more

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Think Twice Before Allowing Automatic Updates

Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:24 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Technology is changing at such a fast pace that updates are occurring faster than ever before. However, serious risks exists for those that allow automatic updates without considering what they actually are. Some computer users learn the hard way, especially when they wake up the next morning after overnight updates caused system problems. Not all ….read more

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