Working in 2018 inevitably means working with the internet, and with it comes working with internet slang, abbreviations, and acronyms. If you didn't grow up with internet-enabled devices, especially if it was the time before smartphones, you probably aren't even aware of just how many acronyms are used today on the internet. To further muddy the waters, you also have the heaps and heaps of industry-specific jargon.

Acronyms are a necessary evil, as they help people to convey idea...
Thursday November 15th, 2018Read More
Armor Techs has been in business for over 15 years, and each year we come across some of the same hurdles when communicating with our current and potential clients. In order to facilitate this, and to hopefully remove a lot of the confusion when it comes to the services we provide, how they work for you, and how our processes work overall, we've decided to put together a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

These questions and answers should give you a general guideline to how our...
Tuesday November 13th, 2018Read More
Tech has become a part of nearly every aspect of our lives. This is no different when it comes to the world of sports. While there are many devices on the market to boost performance and training, we will narrow our scope today to sports watches; specifically, ones that are best for triathlons. We will first talk about what to look for in a watch and what functionalities are important for them to have for the swim, cycling, and running components of a triathlon. We will also take some time to ta...
Thursday November 8th, 2018Read More
What a month October 2018 was: Facebook had another breach; Google was caught not disclosing their own, and in reaction shuts down the consumer service for Google+ (and it's 2 users). And hey, turns out there's a scandal brewing about these tiny "spy chips" found in Chinese manufactured servers used by US tech companies. All of these events are doing their best to unearth a question that has probably never been adequately answered by these tech giants (though it is unfair to sa...
Tuesday November 6th, 2018Read More


INTRODUCTION

A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks. Still, even with today’s state of the art systems, it is often frustrating having to talk to stilted computerized voices that don't unde...
Thursday November 1st, 2018Read More
At this point in 2018, we've all heard of the blockchain. We've seen companies hopping on what some are calling a trend, from Long Island Iced Tea Corp changing its name to Long Blockchain Corp and even Kodak adopting blockchain technology. But the question on most of our minds (besides, how we can retire by following this same trend in blockchain—or why exactly I'm talking about blockchain at this point in the year) is, "What exactly is blockchain?" This question bec...
Tuesday October 30th, 2018Read More
Is it really a Dark Web?

Well, first of all, not really. It's been called many things, the dark web, the private web, the anonymous web, the Tor network, the onion network, they all are the same thing. And while some of the names like The Dark Web have connotations of nefarious doings and black markets best left to summer blockbuster movies, the concept itself was created for the benefit of the users.

As a whole, our society wasn't exactly ready for what a global network like the i...
Tuesday October 23rd, 2018Read More


Introduction

Everyone using a PC nowadays knows how important it is to have some sort of antivirus installed. The question usually comes up, but which one should I install? Should I pay for antivirus software? Do I need to install more than one? Well, we hope to answer some of those questions here and also give you a couple of options on what we recommend to install. Those being Avira, Avast, and Bitdefender.

Avira



Avira is one of the top free antivirus software out now. It has ...
Thursday October 18th, 2018Read More
What Is the Difference between Text, Font, and Typeface?

Typefaces are important to designers because they can make or break a design. When creating a design, you have to be aware of who your target audience is and what you are designing for. If I am designing a sports car logo, then I’ll use a sans-serif typeface, not a bubbly one. One of the major problems, when talking about type, is when people mix up the terms text, font, and typefaces. These three little words have very different ...
Tuesday October 16th, 2018Read More
Illinois, May 2018



Let's set the scene. I have just dropped my fiance off at the airport early in the morning and won't see her again for three months. I get home after the drive to O'Hare, and I pull up my laptop to start off my weekend with a game or maybe just some social media and I see it:

"Working on updates. Don't turn off your computer, this will take a while."

To the message's credit, it wasn't wrong. It did take a while. It sat like that f...
Thursday October 11th, 2018Read More

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