Nerd Knowledge

Nerd Knowledge: What is science, really?

April 10, 2019

Science is based on fact, not opinions or preferences. The methodology of science is designed to challenge ideas through exploration and experimentation.

Nerd Knowledge: What is the “Cloud”?

April 4, 2019

Cloud computing is ubiquitous these days. Even Sapulpa Times uses it!

Nerd Knowledge: How do meteorologists predict the weather?

March 27, 2019

Some of the first weather analysis and forecasting methods came from Aristotle around 2,400 years ago in 340 B.C. He organized his thoughts in a formal document titled “Meteorologica,”  in which he observed and distinguished Fire, Air, Water, and Earth as four elements that caused “events in this world.” Today, weather forecasting has come a […]

Nerd Knowledge: How does GPS even work?

March 22, 2019

At one time it was nothing more than science fiction. Now, GPS has become a staple of our everyday travel. But how does it actually work?

Nerd Knowledge: Keeping Track of Seniors

March 13, 2019

Recently, a 74-year-old man, who had wandered off, was found dead less than a block from his home. Had GPS tracking technology been in use, he might be alive today. Charles offers a number of devices to help with keeping track of your aging relatives.

Nerd Knowledge: Cyber Security for Seniors, Part Two

March 7, 2019

Older Americans are increasingly embracing the digital age. Nearly half of adults ages 65 and older now own Smartphones. The number of senior smartphone owners has quadrupled proportionately. Half of older Americans have broadband internet at home. With this increased access to the world wide web comes the increased risk of becoming a victim of […]

Prepare for Spring: Lightning 101

February 19, 2019

What is lightning? How is lightning produced? What causes thunder? How can you be safe during lightning?

Nerd Knowledge: DIY Home Security Options

February 13, 2019

With porch package thefts and car break-ins, home security is on everybody’s mind nowadays. In today’s Nerd Knowledge column, we’ll break out a few of the most cost-effective ways of strengthening your home’s security.

Nerd Knowledge: Your new Smart TV may be spying on you

January 27, 2019

Through the years, I have had customers who were convinced their TV was spying on them. I remember one incident nearly 50 years ago when I worked for Sears. An elderly lady called in and said her set, which we had recently repaired, was spying on her. She told my boss that the “people were […]

Nerd Knowledge: Everything you ever needed to know about Bluetooth technology

January 24, 2019

Learn what Bluetooth is, how it works, and even how they created the ubiquitous Bluetooth logo.