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Beres Marrast

Christ Follower, Full-time husband, Physical Therapist and part-time tech enthusiast for the fun of it.

DOJ Announces Interim Rules for Use of Genealogy Sites in Criminal Investigations

The use of genetics in criminal investigation continues to become both more commonplace and more accurate as researchers continue to reap the benefits of the pivotal human genome project that made many of these advancements possible.  The use of genetic forensics has not only been a reliable tool in closing …

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Is Amazon Really the Death of Brick and Mortar Retail?

It’s no secret Amazon has become the go-to e-commerce titan and continues to disrupt multiple industries daily.  Estimates say Amazon is pulling billions of dollars from traditional retail stores and maybe (in part) responsible for the recent rapid decline of brick and mortar store sales. While there is plenty of evidence …

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Renowned Computer Scientist Expresses Doubts in Darwinian Evolution

In a recent interview with Stanford’s University’s Hoover Institution, famed computer scientist and Yale professor David Gelernter expresses his major doubts about Darwin’s theory of evolution. Gelernter’s part in this panel is, in many ways, a further expanding on thoughts given in an essay published back in May, where Gelernter describes Darwinism as, “. …

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Billy Graham on Technology and the Human Condition

It’s been a little more than a year since the passing of the venerable evangelist Rev. William J. Graham Jr.  With a steadfast consistency in his faith and message, Billy Graham’s impact during his 66 years of ministry was enormous. Graham’s reach and influence for the sake of the gospel …

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How One Man Spent One Week in Virtual Reality

That’s 168 hours of sleeping, eating, and working all inside a computer-simulated world. Jak Wilmont, co-founder of the VR content studio & community, Disrupt has taken on the challenge to spend a full week living in virtual reality and documenting his experience. We’ve previously discussed briefly some of the implications of extended reality (augmented and virtual …

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Fast Food, Big Data and the Marketplace of Convenience

What do companies like Netflix, Uber and Amazon all have in common? Among other things, these companies are market disruptors whose heavy use of technology to shorten the gap between commodity and consumer has made them leaders in their respective areas. As once emerging trends in technology become expected staples in the market, the …

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Foldable Smartphones, the Next Innovation Race in Mobile?

Even though the base technology has been around for some time, only recently has foldable touchscreen phones been commercially available. Both Samsung and Huawei have announced plans to release foldable devices in the near future while Apple’s recent patent filings are fueling rumors of their own foldable device in the works. Even Motorola (owned by …

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Blackberry: The Rise and Fall of an Innovator

As a small Canadian tech startup back in 1984, Blackberry Limited (formerly known as Research In Motion) in about 15 years time, grew to an undeniably iconic $20 Billion multinational telecom giant, only to steadily decline to being worth $1.20 billion with little to no noticeable commercial presence today. From laying the foundation …

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The Unspoken History of Abortion In the U.S.

New York’s recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act, expanding abortion rights in the state is arguably the most aggressive state legislation to date addressing this issue. Prior to this law, NYS loosely followed the precedent set in 1973 by the Roe v. Wade decision, making abortions legal only in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. …

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Engineer Designs the Ultimate Payback for Package Thieves

If it’s never happened to you, consider yourself lucky as more than a third of Americans report being a victim of some form of package theft (according to Shorr Packaging). Xfinity home came to a similar number when doing their own costumer survey on the issue. At the very least …

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