Author: PCMech Staff

10 Awesome Facebook Pages for Science and Technology

Social media has created a new way to communicate with millions of people at the touch of a button. This has opened up a tremendous opportunity to share knowledge and bring attention to the latest trends. The US Government has taken full advantage of social media to promote its work in the science and technology field. Here are 10 government Facebook pages for Science and Technology you should be following: 1) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Want to be on the bleeding edge of “DARPA-hard” science and technology research? The DARPA Facebook page is heaven for nerds. The page...

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Google Fiber Goes Down in KC During World Series, Gives Customers 2 Days Credit

It was widely reported yesterday that Google Fiber had a service outage in its Kansas City market at a particularly bad time. It just so happened that Game 1 of the World Series was being played between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City when the outage occurred. The downtime lasted approximately 20 minutes to 3 hours depending on where the users were located. We're so sorry about the outage in KC. We know it couldn't have happened at a worse time, and we're working as quickly as we can to fix it. —...

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Google Fiber Review: A Customer Service Love Story

It was one of those moments we all dread. On Monday, I was in the middle of an intense game of Madden 2016 on Xbox Live when the game froze, followed by an ominous message: “The connection to your peer has been lost.” Usually, this means my opponent quit the game early, but this time was different. My Google Fiber was down. Over the last year, I can count on one hand how many times I have lost my connection to Google Fiber – and it has usually been resolved by a quick reboot of the network box. Again,...

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Growing Up with Technology: The Vision behind MammaTech

I was sitting in Kansas City International Airport waiting on a delayed flight to take me to Chicago when I heard something that caught my attention. A few rows down from me, three older ladies were chatting about the issues of the day when the topic of kids and technology came up. They expressed disbelief at the number of gadgets available to kids these days – everyone seems to have a tablet, cell phone, and various other devices at their disposal from birth, they said. The conversation quickly turned darker as they contemplated the all the negative things about...

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Announcing MammaTech.com – A PCMech Sister Network

Over the last several months, Timo and I have been working on ways to re-energize the PCMech community and capture the energy the do-it-yourself community had in its earliest days. One of those initiatives is to diversify our audience. As a result of that effort, we are pleased to announce the addition of MammaTech.com as a PCMech sister network. I approached Timo earlier this year about starting a sister site to PCMech to provide positive, engaging, and supportive content to mothers raising their kids in the digital age. Much like PCMech, we wanted to provide plain-English advice to support learning...

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