Posts by Courtney Hecktus

What the 3D Printer Taught Me

How I imagined a 3-D printer worked before this article: Someone went out and got a fresh new stack of computer papers from Staples Someone sitting at a computer designed some sort of cool object A magical printer took the paper and BAM; made it into said cool object …that’s about it. I realize that’s not saying much for my knowledge of the technology, but I’m willing to put myself

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The S’more: A Fireside Classic, Re-born

You know that smell that officially means its sweet summertime? Ahh…you know what I’m talking about; that smoky, story-filled aroma that wafts along dirt roads and quiet lakes. It’s the one that brings back nostalgic memories of growing up at the cottage and hearing your first ghost story. Oh yeah, it’s the campfire. And what better way to ring in the best pastime of the summer, than to welcome it

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Quick Pics Get Into Politics

If you don’t have this app, you’ve at least heard of it. It is America’s fastest growing smartphone app and its premises is either devotedly loved or passionately hated by the smartphone population. There is no in between. Snapchat was launched in 2011, and has grown considerably from its 127 users in the first month. As of August 2014 there were 100 million monthly active users involved with the app,

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Vacation Preparation: Road Trip Snacks for Every Rider

With the sorely-missed warm weather finally rolling in, people are preparing for trips to the cottage, family vacations and long awaited- drives with the windows down. Ah yes it all sounds so exciting, until the classic hollering of “Are we there yet?” and “I’m hungry!” start to boom in from the back seat. Did you prepare for that moment? Were you banking on the soggy burger stop an hour away

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Flying in Style: New Technology for Airports

I found myself heading to the airport for my third flight of the year a few days ago. Let’s be clear about one thing: I do not enjoy airports. The anxiety of luggage restrictions, lines and security was more than enough for me to handle, even though I knew I only packed a laptop, a guitar and the lunchable my sweet mother packed me for a snack (Yes, I’m 27).

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