Internet Protocol

1.) Rules that set the standard of how data is sent over the Internet.

2.) Specific selection of numbers that identifies each computer; part of Internet Protocol. Computer equivalent of a mailing address.

3.) The earlier sets of numbers generally identify the country and region that the device belongs to, then the sub-network of that region, and finally the device.

4.) 32 bits.

5.) Over four billion.

6.) IPv4 has four sets of numbers, or 32 bits, while the IPv6 has eight sets of numbers, and 128 bits.

7.) IPv6 is needed because there was not enough IP addresses to accommodate for every device in the IPv4 system.

8.) IP packets are small pieces of data of an overall command sent through the Internet to different IP addresses.

9.) IP packets are the data that is sent to IP addresses.

10.) DNS system is used to connect web addresses with the corresponding IP address, which is necessary to connect computers to the correct Internet destination.


Data concerns in this new digital age have been around for years now. Privacy issues, especially surrounding location services, have been ongoing debates around the world. The article focused on the Accuweather app, a common weather app used by many cell phone users. The app enables the user to have the option whether or not they want their location settings turned on or off for the app, however, this option is not as transparent as it seems. The location settings are always on no matter which option the user selected and this data is used in different ways than what the app tells the user. This is true for many different companies and shows that no data is private.
The second article focuses on the ease of which people can track any person's daily routines or movements, all based upon the mobile advertising on their cell phone. The University of Washington did a study on this technology or method and the result is quite frightening. The accuracy of the tracking was found to be wi…

Human Microchip Implants

The first real uses of microchip implants in humans have all been for commercial use. A Swedish technology company along with its sister company in the United States have been the forerunners in this new technological pursuit. Replacing key cards with implants as an efficient and effective alternative has been their main purpose so far. In doing so this cuts down on employee hassle and the chances of a forgotten key card. One implant can unlock a car door, a smartphone, a main entrance to a company location, an office door, or even pay for lunch at the cafeteria; that convenience cannot be beat. One of the concerns that surround the implants are the security of them; it is known in the tech world that implants are fairly simple to hack and overtake. The main answer to these security questions has been that the implants are encrypted, but little information beyond that vague statement has been given. The ability to skew the original purpose of the implant without the wearer knowing is …

Everyday Algorithm

1.       Grab a toothbrush 2.       Run sink water 3.       Place toothbrush under water 4.       When damp 5.       Grab toothpaste 6.       Squirt a small amount on toothbrush 7.       Place toothbrush in mouth 8.       Begin to brush back and forth across teeth 9.       If sufficiently cleaned 10.              Stop brushing 11.              Rinse mouth 12.             Put away toothbrush 13.     Else continue brushing
14.              Return to line 8

3D Printing

Conceptually 3D printing is not too different than regular printing. Take a digital file and convert it into a physical artifact. 3D printing merely takes this idea and brings another dimension to it, literally. A 3D printer is sent a 3D model from a computer, this model can be created by 3D modeling software or can be scanned using a 3D scanner. Then the model must be sliced, or divided into a large number of horizontal layers, and then sent to the printer for creation. The digital model is then created by the continued layering of these slices, which is known as an additive process. 3D printing may not be a technology necessarily used every day by the average consumer, but it is a readily accessible resource available to the masses.
Industry could be changed dramatically with the help of 3D printing. It would help cut down costs of materials as it generally uses less than more standard mechanical processes. It's not only plastics that can be used in printing, but also various me…