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 www.topSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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 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, […]


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.


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.


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.


How To Set Up An Email Out Of Office Responder In Outlook

16th July, 2014

What happens when you combine a two week vacation with a busy work life? You’ll have a giant project when you return home: emails! Wait – why not automate some of it for you?


5 Ways To Get Productive With Microsoft OneNote

14th July, 2014

Do you feel the need for an offline organization tool that also exists on the web? Surprisingly, Microsoft has come up with the perfect solution – OneNote.


5 Windows 7 Features You Didn’t Know Existed

10th July, 2014

Windows 7 contains many little-known features. Here we highlight the more impressive ones that could boost your productivity and deepen your love for Windows 7.


Don’t Trip Over Yourself: 5 Group Email Behaviors to Avoid

9th July, 2014

Crafting a good email isn’t easy, and it’s an art that few people are able to perfect. Group emails isn’t any easier. These tips should help to enhance your messages.