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About Peter Suciu

Peter Suciu is a freelance writer and has covered consumer electronics, technology, electronic entertainment and the fitness sports industry for more than 15 years. In that time his work has appeared in more than three dozen publications including Newsweek, PC Magazine and Wired. His work has also appeared on Forbes.com, Inc.com, Cnet.com, and Fortune.com. Peter is a regular writer for redOrbit.com.

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Google And Facebook Want You – Surely This Isn’t Real (And It’s Not)

Apr 09, 14 Google And Facebook Want You – Surely This Isn’t Real (And It’s Not)

Posted by in Technology

Another week, another obvious – yet potentially enticing – phishing scam. This latest one popped up in the last few weeks and it has all the signs of being absolutely fake – so why are people falling for it. “Work from home for Facebook or Google,” and “You’ve been selected to work for eBay.” This “Job Offer” scam isn’t new, it has just evolved.

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Dig For History And You Might Find Trouble

Apr 07, 14 Dig For History And You Might Find Trouble

Posted by in Science

There is an old saying about visiting historic sites – you should only take pictures and leave only footprints. A 91-year old man, Donald Miller, is now being investigated for a collection of artifacts that he reportedly acquired over at least eight decades.

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Girl Scout Cookies Under Attack by Food Nazis

Apr 03, 14 Girl Scout Cookies Under Attack by Food Nazis

Posted by in Health

Is nothing sacred anymore? NPR called out the late winter/early spring tradition that is Girl Scout cookies. You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones that are sold for only a limited amount of time and often eaten in bulk.

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The Green Movement Could Mean A New Dark Age

Mar 29, 14 The Green Movement Could Mean A New Dark Age

Posted by in Science

We are on the verge of a new dark age! It won’t be like the so-called “dark age” that followed the fall of the Roman Empire in Western Europe where learning is lost, where there was little centralized government and where civilization basically headed backwards.

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Is Europe Sleepwalking To War Again?

Mar 28, 14 Is Europe Sleepwalking To War Again?

Posted by in Lifestyle

One hundred years ago, Europe was at peace. While there have been two wars in the Balkans in the prior two years, there hadn’t been a war between the major Europe powers since 1871 during the Franco-Prussian War – save for a brief conflict between Italy and the Ottoman Empire for control of Libya.

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Climate Isn’t Weather, Except When It Is

Mar 14, 14 Climate Isn’t Weather, Except When It Is

Posted by in Natural Science

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” recently told Rep. Marsha Blackburn that climate and weather aren’t the same thing. Nye, who appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, said, “Climate is the big picture. Weather is day to day.” Bill Maher was impressed by that statement and the audience applauded. Take that, “climate change deniers.”

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Microsoft Hopes Titanfall Will Boost Sales Of Xbox One

Mar 12, 14 Microsoft Hopes Titanfall Will Boost Sales Of Xbox One

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming, Technology

The clash of the titans began last fall when Sony released its PlayStation 4 video game console followed shortly by the arrival of Microsoft’s Xbox One. Each system has seen respectable sales, but Sony has reportedly taken an early lead. Microsoft now is pinning its hopes on this week’s Titanfall.

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VoIP Allows Athletes And Spectators To Stay Connected With Home… At What Cost?

Feb 15, 14 VoIP Allows Athletes And Spectators To Stay Connected With Home… At What Cost?

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

Sochi isn’t likely a place most Americans knew about prior to the Winter Olympics. The city is still remote and while not exactly off the grid, it isn’t someplace easy to connect with the outside world. The terrain makes finding a cell signal difficult. Fortunately ,the alternative has been VoIP services such as Skype.

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Iranian Gunboat Diplomacy Almost Laughable

Feb 14, 14 Iranian Gunboat Diplomacy Almost Laughable

Posted by in Lifestyle

As a student of military history, I’m quite familiar with the concept of “gunboat diplomacy,” a phrase coined in the latter half of the 19th century. This involves the use of intimidation by threat or use of military force. The key is that it is a threat, but it needs to be backed up by actual military force or else you just...

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Who Does Boycotting The Olympics Really Hurt

Feb 10, 14 Who Does Boycotting The Olympics Really Hurt

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Recently a relative posted on her Facebook page that she would be “boycotting” the Olympics. No, she wasn’t actually heading to Sochi, but she noted that this would be the first time she wouldn’t even watch the games on TV. She said she had to do so because of Russia’s stance on gay rights.

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