Ryan Dube

Joined December 2008

Ryan Dube is a freelance writer, an Electrical Engineer and an SEO expert. His writing focuses on science and tech investigations. Visit him at TopSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Feel free to contact at ryandube@makeuseof.com

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Ryan's Latest Posts

it-support

5 Things Users Tell IT Support and What They Really Mean

1 day ago

Sometimes what people tell you they need, isn’t always what they really need. Sometimes, you just have to know better.

fanbox-alarm

What Is Fanbox And Can People Really Make Money With It?

2 weeks ago

Fanbox bills itself as a “social experiment”, where people can apparently earn thousands of dollars. How they earn it isn’t clear. Is Fanbox luring people by enticing users with online earning opportunities?

sending-emails

3 Quick Ways To Send Emails Without Getting Distracted By Your Inbox

8th September, 2014

You try your best to stay on task, send your email, and get out, but an hour or two later you realize, you’ve been sucked in by the black hole of your email client.

tesla-energy

The Tesla Theory: Who Will Win The Race For Wireless Power?

5th September, 2014

No dusty cables around the house. That’s the promise of wireless power. While the idea seems ridiculous and nearly impossible, you may be surprised to learn that wireless power is fast becoming a reality.

electronic-cigarettes-future

The Electronic Cigarette Debate: Are They The Future Of Smoking?

4th September, 2014

If I told you that you could smoke two packs of cigarettes a day and no longer face health risks, would you believe me? Well, that might very well be the case.

wikibot

Could Programs Like Wiki Bot Ever Produce All Internet Content?

3rd September, 2014

Today, the world of linguistics and artificial intelligence is in the development stage of “bot” authors. At present, Wikipedia and Associated Press both now use robots to write online articles.

brainwaves

Tapping Brainwaves: Will Our Brains Soon Be Hackable?

29th August, 2014

With recent developments in brainwave sensing technologies, the idea of a future where a person’s brain can be hacked is a worthy one to consider. Will it grow into a security threat?

computers-spinal-cord

Researchers Show How Computers May One Day Bypass the Spinal Cord

26th August, 2014

One day computers will allow people who are paralyzed to walk again. With the success of Japanese researchers last week, controlling the human body with a computer is not very far down the road.

google-search-future

Here’s What Google Search Will Look Like in 10 Years

21st August, 2014

Google started as a student project. Today, it straddles our lives. It’s growth gives us the clue that in 10 years, the search engine will probably look nothing like it does today.

futurecity

What A Futuristic City Of 2040 Will Look Like

20th August, 2014

We don’t need a crystal ball to show us what cities of the future will look like. Imagination and CGI are doing their bit, and today’s fringe technologies that could be commonplace tomorrow.

internet-things

Why The Internet of Things Is The Biggest Security Nightmare

14th August, 2014

One day, you arrive home from work to discover that your cloud-enabled home security system has been breached. How could this happen? With Internet of Things (IoT), you could find out the hard way.

russian-hacking-gang

Russian Hacking Gang Captures 1.2 Billion Credentials: What You Should Do

7th August, 2014

What do you get when you cross a dozen Russian criminal hackers with 420,000 websites with an SQL injection vulnerability? You get 4.5 billion compromised user records in the hands of those hackers. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Hold Security of Milwaukee, Wisconsin discovered a database filled with stolen credentials. Alex Holden, […]

automation-sensor

Tech Jobs of the Future: What To Study If You Want a Cool Job Tomorrow

30th July, 2014

If you’re a student and looking to land a good technology job of the future, understanding the direction of technology will help you position yourself to succeed, and figure out what to study to get there.

holodeck

Your Own Holodeck: Will The Star Trek Fantasy Become a Reality?

28th July, 2014

Will advances in virtual reality technology make the Star Trek holodeck a common room in every household in our near future? The “holodeck” fantasy is getting much closer to reality than you may think.

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Will a Sign Language Translation App Ever Become a Reality?

23rd July, 2014

Is it possible that a sign language translation app will ever be invented? The reality is that it’s being developed right now.