Author: Ben Warner

Ben is an independent filmmaker, writer, and online content developer. He currently co-hosts and produces the weekly vodcast “FiST Chat,” dedicated to bringing insightful and entertaining discussions on all things film, science and technology. You can also see Ben as the co-host of the web series “Food Discoveries,” exploring various culinary experiences from around the world. Ben is the founder of production companies Digicosm and Small Wave Films, and has produced and directed numerous short films, feature films and documentaries since the late 1990s. When he’s not working, Ben indulges his love of traveling, food, technology, cinema, and music.

Windows 8.1: An Excellent Update, But Not A Seamless Installation

Windows 8.1: An Excellent Update, But Not A Seamless Installation

Windows 8.1 is an excellent update to its predecessor in many ways. It introduces, or re-introduces, a number of features that were missing and sorely ...
Windows 8.1: What Windows 8 Should Have Been All Along

Windows 8.1: What Windows 8 Should Have Been All Along

Microsoft has released Windows 8.1, the first major update to its current operating system, and they've addressed many of the issues users had with th ...
Gravity: A Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Film Showcasing The Dangers Of Space

Gravity: A Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Film Showcasing The Dangers Of Space

Alfonso Cuaron’s new sci-fi film Gravity is not only a groundbreaking film that effectively showcases the dangers of outer space, it is also a piece o ...
Take Ergonomic Action And Stay Healthy While Using A Computer

Take Ergonomic Action And Stay Healthy While Using A Computer

The personal computer has become one of the most widely used productivity tools on the planet since its inception a few decades ago. It has become so ...
Does Microsoft Need To Let Go Of Bill Gates To Survive?

Does Microsoft Need To Let Go Of Bill Gates To Survive?

Beginning in the 1980s, and cemented in the 1990s, Microsoft became the dominant tech player in the computer industry, largely thanks to its Windows a ...
‘Control Alt Delete’ And Other Tech Fails That Are Widely Accepted Now

‘Control Alt Delete’ And Other Tech Fails That Are Widely Accepted Now

Having used Windows computers for years, I never really questioned why you have to press the 'Control Alt Delete' buttons in order to bring up the log ...
Biometric Security: Is Authenticating Identity With Fingerprints Safe?

Biometric Security: Is Authenticating Identity With Fingerprints Safe?

Apple appears very confident with the notion of authenticating your identity via fingerprints by including the technology in their flagship smartphone ...
New Techniques Being Implemented To Battle Movie Piracy

New Techniques Being Implemented To Battle Movie Piracy

The next time you go to the movie theater, there may be a camera next to the screen recording your actions. What is the purpose of this camera? To cap ...
Measure The Quality Of Your Sleep With The Sleep Cycle App

Measure The Quality Of Your Sleep With The Sleep Cycle App

Smartphones seem to be able to do just about anything these days, but when a friend of mine suggested the Sleep Cycle app for my iPhone, I had to do a ...
Future Of Retirement: The Elder-Care Robot That Will Look After You

Future Of Retirement: The Elder-Care Robot That Will Look After You

How would you feel about a robot looking after you in your elderly years? With an estimated 1.5 billion people expected to be over 65 by 2050, we woul ...
Constant Connection To The Virtual World Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Constant Connection To The Virtual World Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Mobile devices, and their ability to keep us connected 24/7, have invaded all facets of our lives. These devices have brought us incredible convenienc ...
How To Get All Your Exercise In Only 3 Minutes A Week

How To Get All Your Exercise In Only 3 Minutes A Week

Think of the amount of time you will save if your weekly exercise routine could be condensed down to 3 minutes a week. Sound ridiculous? Apparently no ...
Future Of Cinema Is On Demand While Movie Going Becomes Less Practical

Future Of Cinema Is On Demand While Movie Going Becomes Less Practical

With the rapid pace of technological progress, the future of cinema, it seems, is in on demand and streaming content. The explosion of mobile and inte ...
Why iOS7 Is A Solid Update But Not An Evolutionary One

Why iOS7 Is A Solid Update But Not An Evolutionary One

iOS7 was announced by Apple last week, and it proved to be divisive. Many people were happy with the flat and stark visual changes made by Jony Ive an ...
Technology Fans Are Like Sports Fans Jeering At The Opposition

Technology Fans Are Like Sports Fans Jeering At The Opposition

Technology fans can often be some of the most vocal and die-hard supporters of their adopted gadgets, devices and computers. For those that are really ...
Xbox One First Impressions: Is It Already Outdated?

Xbox One First Impressions: Is It Already Outdated?

So, Microsoft has released the new Xbox, the Xbox One. Is it the leap forward over the previous Xbox that it needs to be, or has Microsoft dropped the ...
The Windows 8 Start Button Is Making A Comeback

The Windows 8 Start Button Is Making A Comeback

The Windows 8 start button is making a comeback! Or so the rumors suggest. Business and every-day Joe users of the world’s most widely used operating ...
Two Computers In One: The Value In Installing Windows On Your Mac

Two Computers In One: The Value In Installing Windows On Your Mac

The prevailing wisdom is that Macs cost more than Windows PCs. Looking strictly at costs in the store, you would have to agree with that. However, giv ...
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