About Eric Sharpe

Eric Sharpe is a tech entrepreneur, inventor and creative soul. He enjoys soccer, traveling across the world and thwarting hackers on a daily basis.
31 07, 2013

Google Fiber: Net neutrality no more

By | July 31st, 2013|Technology, Web|0 Comments

A few months ago, Google became an ISP with the release of Google Fiber, promising ultra fast speeds and most importantly, net neutrality. What is Net-neutrality Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging based on users, content, site, platform, [...]

29 07, 2013

Microsoft allegedly working on a Surface watch

By | July 29th, 2013|Microsoft, Technology, Windows|0 Comments

Star Trek fans rejoice! Rumor has it that Microsoft is working on a Surface-based watch, inspired by one of Scotty's many gadgets I wish I had. Rumors first started flying about last April, when The Wall Street Journal claimed that the company had already contact Asian suppliers about getting parts together for the new project. The [...]

29 07, 2013

Asus releases world’s smallest router

By | July 29th, 2013|Review, Technology|0 Comments

As the new trend of "the smaller, the better" evolves, Asus has officially released the world's smallest router. Following Apple's sleek designs, their new router is pretty much a god-sent for world travelers, the all-in-one gadget includes a router+Wifi combo, all wrapped up in a little package the size of a USB stick. The Asus [...]

21 07, 2013

Biolite Campstove: Charge your gadgets while boiling water

By | July 21st, 2013|Technology|0 Comments

Introducing one of the coolest, eco-friendly gadgets in recent times - or quite possible ever: Biolite's Campstove. If you're a world-traveler or avid hiker, this one's for you. This cool gadget doubles as a campstove and a gadget charger, letting you remain in touch wherever you go (that is, assuming you have reception!) Using BioLite's patent-pending [...]

20 07, 2013

How to clear Graph Search history

By | July 20th, 2013|Facebook, Technology, Web|0 Comments

With Facebook Graph Search officially rolling out to all English-speaking users in the past week, the new tool provides a more optimized way of connecting to others. But with a new tool that looks up people based on their photos, events, check-ins and likes, privacy has become a concern for many. While Facebook claims that [...]

18 07, 2013

NSA contributed to Android code

By | July 18th, 2013|Government, Technology, Web|0 Comments

In the midst of one of the biggest scandals in US history, it has been reported that the National Security Agency contributed to code in Android OS. This comes to no surprise, as major technology companies, including Microsoft and Google, have been cooperating with the NSA for years.  But are they really exploiting your OS [...]

17 07, 2013

A beginner’s guide to organizing code

By | July 17th, 2013|Web|0 Comments

When coding and integrating different languages in a project, it can become confusing and messy to keep track of what's what. A single .js file for small web app alone can contain over 500 lines of code - imagine when you start writing larger and bigger projects. The best advise I can give any beginner [...]

2 07, 2013

Good Guy vs Bad Guy – Which one would you rather be?

By | July 2nd, 2013|Apple|0 Comments

First and foremost, my apologies on an incredibly delayed blog post. The SharpeyTech Team has been away enjoying our first few weeks of summer vacation. In the past few weeks I've been thinking a lot about business, most specifically,  business etiquette. What's proper, what's not, and the extent one will go to to get ahead [...]

6 05, 2013

Canada Revenue Agency to tax bitcoins

By | May 6th, 2013|Technology|0 Comments

Good guy Canada apologizes (or not) to all BitCoin users! Just in time for tax season, Revenue Canada has made it clear that BitCoins will most certainly have to pay taxes on the digital currency. BitCoins are an online currency - a digital form of payment, if you must. . Originally designed as a virtual currency [...]

30 04, 2013

The first URL ever is back online!

By | April 30th, 2013|Technology, Web|0 Comments

In the early 90s, Tim Berners-Lee led a group of programmers at CERN in a project that revolutionized the world. This project was the World Wide Web. In 1993 the WWW team wrote an advert for the web that appeared in Tagung Deutsches ForschungsNetz. “To find out about WWW: telnet info.cern.ch [a command you would type into your network-enabled computer] This will give you the very basic line-mode interface. Don’t be disappointed: use it to find out how to install it or more advanced graphical interface browsers on your local system.” 21 years later, the first website to ever exist has been brought back to life. The site is being hosted using the archive that is hosted on the W3C site. The early website includes various gems about the newborn worldwide web project, such as Berners-Lee recommending: If you have a serious server then it may last longer than the machine on which it runs, ask your internet domain name manager to make an alias for it so that you can refer to it, instead of as “mysun12.dom.edu” as “info.dom.edu” for example, or “www.dom.edu”. This will mean that when you change machines, you move the alias, and people’s links to your data will still work. As well as restoring the first URL, CERN also wants to rifle through early web servers to see what it can find and the preserve the data for posterity, turning the first webpage into a historical account of how the net as we know it now started. This little bit of history has been brought back for all of us to experience. Take a minute or two to check it out, you won’t be disappointed. “The matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.” Thank you, CERN! […]

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