Articles by Dennis Hitzeman

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Tech Talk: Just give me the prize

On Oct. 4, 2004, test pilot Brian Binnie piloted the Burt Ratan designed, Scaled Composites built spaceplane SpaceShipOne to an altitude of 70 miles to win the first Ansari X-Prize of $10 million for the…


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Twelve things you didn’t get for Christmas

Sometimes, Christmas gifts can be a little predictable, and for the technophile, boring as well. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. There’s a whole world of amazing technology out there just waiting to…


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2012 review: Not half bad

That is, about half good I went into the theater expecting 2012, starring Jon Cusack and Amanda Peet, to be awful in that colossal sort of way reserved for truly bad movies. I already had…


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Now it’s your turn

This quarter, I have been writing about ways to make the Internet more useful than it sometimes appears to be. Aside from all of the great and informative sites and tools that are available, there…


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I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

Many people talk about how the Internet gives everyone access to vast amounts of information; however, few people talk about how hard it can be to find that information. Fortunately, Internet search companies are developing…


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Reading the e-book way

With all the talk about e-books in the media, you would think that print reading is about to go extinct. A quick review of the e-book world, however, shows an idea just in its first…