Tony Klees

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Name: Tony Klees
Date registered: February 20, 2012

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  1. The New Definition of “Pay Phone” — April 21, 2012
  2. Come Clean: Athletes and Steroids — April 19, 2012
  3. 100 Years Later: The Demise of the Titanic — April 17, 2012
  4. The Landline Before Time — April 14, 2012
  5. Bite Your Tongue, Ozzie! — April 12, 2012

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The New Definition of “Pay Phone”

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, most major transactions in the future won’t be made in person with cash or credit. Instead, the smart phone revolution will continue to grow as a “mobile wallet,” fully capable of making a variety of mobile payments through applications such as Google Wallet and …

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Come Clean: Athletes and Steroids

  The question I always have surrounding the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and baseball is why players don’t immediately come clean about their indiscretions. For example, pitcher Andy Pettitte was named in the infamous Mitchell Report of 2007, where players where publicly identified for the past usage of PEDs. A few days later, Pettitte confronted …

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100 Years Later: The Demise of the Titanic

As many of you know, Sunday marked the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful plunge into the Atlantic Ocean in what is still considered to be the most famous ship disaster in history. The story is well documented – around 2,200 passengers and crew members set sail on April 12, 1912 on the RMS Titanic’s …

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The Landline Before Time

People are finally saying goodbye to the days of wrapping curly phone lines from room to room. Recently, AT&T sold off its Yellow Pages services, yet another sign that landlines are a dying breed as a popular means of communication. Obviously, with the technological boom of the 21st Century and the introduction of smart phones, …

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Bite Your Tongue, Ozzie!

Ozzie Guillen's latest choke may cost him a chunk of money - if not his job.

The Miami Marlins knew what they were getting when they hired Ozzie Guillen. A brash, no-nonsense lightning rod with a propensity to blurt whatever happens to be on his mind at any particular moment. But in a recent interview with Time magazine, he professed his admiration for longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, stating that he …

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A Unified Korea and the American Demise

The death of Kim Jong-Il may have been predicted well before his passing in December 2011.

While Kim Jong-Il’s death in December 2011 was widely considered as unexpected, a video game may have prophesized the passing of the North Korean leader almost a year in advance. In THQ’s Homefront, Kim dies in early 2012, less than a month later than his actual death. While this news doesn’t necessarily seem groundbreaking, there …

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Google’s Vision of the Future

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Imagine being able to see applications in the third dimension, right smack dab in front of your face. It was only a matter of time before virtual reality became a way of accessing all the information a smartphone or computer could.  That time is officially here, or at least, it will be soon. Google has …

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October Madness – The Extra Wild Card

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  Major League Baseball is a business model unlike any other major sport in North America. From 1995 to 2010, the world’s premier baseball league and its revenue grew a staggering 400 percent, going from a “humble” $1.4 billion-a-year enterprise to a massive $7 billion powerhouse. Even during the economy dip of 2009, MLB still …

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The Internet’s Facelift

Technology is obsolete. Right when you think you have the newest gadget on the market, it becomes yesterday’s news in a flash. Right when you think the internet couldn’t get any faster, scientists reveal a newer wave of internet technology. According to IBM, a powerful new radio telescope capable of generating more data in a …

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A Fallen Genius: Turing and the Computer

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are historically noted as the geniuses behind the technology that produced modern-day computers. Imagine if they had developed these innovations during the 30s. That would be incredible, right? Well, the events that shaped the computer world actually began in 1936, when an English mathematician named Alan Turing introduced his plans …

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