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Jordan is Typing… (Scary Tech)



I don’t use Facebook a lot. At most, I may check my page about two times a week, if that. Recently, my best friend from college had a baby and I’ve been trying to follow the pictures and updates, so I’ve started to use the site a bit more.

A few days ago, I was talking to my friend on the chat. Bored, I was browsing through my contacts with the little green dot beside their names. Most of them were people I had known from high school, the small few I had picked up during college, and the even smaller group I worked with. There was one name that stood out to me, though. Jordan.

I knew Jordan from my freshman year of college. We were in the same history class. Through the course of the semester, we became fast friends. During our time in undergrad, the two of us slowly drifted apart. At the end of last year, however, Jordan was killed in a car accident. He was a great guy.

When I saw that his profile was online, I didn’t think much of it at first. I had a cousin that passed away a few months ago due to cancer, but his wife keeps his profile up for some reason. I think she’s still grieving the loss.

I clicked on Jordan’s name, and immediately I could see a small message history we both shared from over a year ago. His profile picture was of him wearing a birthday hat at my ex-girlfriend’s party. I’m pretty sure he was drunk.

The last message I sent him was from April 6, 2012:

“I’m going to bed….talk to u tomorrow.”

But I didn’t. Even though Jordan and I became estranged, we still had lunch when we could and kept up with each other via Facebook. But life took over. I graduated last May and moved out-of-state to take a job. Jordan stayed behind, and he died in December just after Christmas. I wasn’t able to make it to his funeral.

As I scrolled through our messages, small font appeared at the bottom of the chat window:

“Jordan is typing…”

My heart skipped a beat. I thought maybe I was imagining it, but I heard the message alert sound. I watched the text appear.

“Jordan: Hey”

I froze. My brain went into overdrive. It took me a moment to get my fingers working.

“Me: Who is this?”

Jordan began typing.

“Jordan: its me lol”

My pulse was racing.

“Me: Who? Is this Jordan’s sister?”

There was a pause.

“Jordan: It’s me man”

Jordan was typing.

“Jordan: how are you doing?”

I went to Jordan’s profile to make sure that it wasn’t spam. The only thing I saw were posts from Jordan’s friends from a year ago, saddened by his death.

A new message popped up.

“Jordan: u still there?”

I clicked out of the window and stared at my computer screen for a few moments. After thinking about it, I opened the chat window back up.

“Me: is this someone who has hacked Jordan’s profile?”

“Jordan: no its me lol”

I thought it over.

“Me: prove it.”

For a few minutes, the chat was silent. I thought that maybe I had spooked the person enough to get them to leave me alone.

Then a new message appeared.

“Jordan: in our history class freshman year you had a crush on the girl sitting in front of us but u were too scared to talk to her so you tried to invite her to a party and she said no. you swore me not to tell anyone and I didn’t…”

I almost threw my computer out the window. There was an icy chill that stabbed me in the gut. Jordan was right; I swore him to secrecy in the face of my brutal rejection, and he never told anyone. As far as I know.

“Me: You’re lying.”

“Jordan: I swear I’m not.”

“Me: Jordan died.”

Jordan began typing. Then stopped. I waited.

Jordan never replied.

I unfriended Jordan’s account and put it out of my mind. Frankly, I was a little pissed that Jordan had actually told someone about my incident in history class after all.

That was a few days ago. This morning, I woke up to a friend request. When I opened it up, it was from Jordan’s old profile. I ignored it.

An hour later, (1) New Message:

“Jordan: hey…”

Getting pissed, I replied:

“Me: leave me alone or I will report you.”

“Jordan: it is me I swear”

“Me: Jordan died a year ago!”

Nothing. I was about to block him, just as the new message appeared:

“Jordan: yes I did…i need to tell u something”

Something about those words made me uneasy. I blocked the profile anyway and erased the messages.

A few hours ago, I was video chatting with a friend, when the connection started to fizzle out. Expecting it to be my webcam, I logged in and out and started it back up. When I did, the grainy screen took on a life of its own. I was staring at Jordan’s face. It was a pre-recorded message that I had never seen.

Jordan was sitting in his messy apartment. I could make out the ratty carpet I had spent many drunken nights on. There was a Christmas tree in the background.

“I know we haven’t talked much lately, Peyton, but I hope you get this.” My chest felt tight. Peyton. That’s me. My name.

“You’re probably off in the big city doing your own thing, and I know you’re busy, but you should come down for a visit—”

There was a crash off to the side of the screen. Jordan turned around. I watched his front door fly open. Jordan stood up. The video was shaking. It froze. Raised voices cut in and out. In pixelated frames, I watched a shadow enter Jordan’s apartment. Then the screen went blank and my webcam shut off.

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Top 5 Tech Companies To Work For In 2018




Only a few out of every odd organization can furnish its representatives with the chance to state that they take a shot at items that have changed the world. In any case, with regards to the tech area, numerous can make the claim.

Facebook did it with online networking, Apple with the cell phone and Google with its internet searcher, and that is to give some examples. These and different disruptors keep on transforming everything from how we function, to how we shop and mingle, or even choose where we will eat at night—in the process producing colossal incomes and, now and again, contentions.

Subsequently, the opposition to work for the absolute best tech firms is savage. Notwithstanding, these associations are similarly as focused with regards to drawing in top ability. A critical methodology here is making the best encounters for their representatives. Think liberal remuneration bundles, significant investment opportunities, remarkable grounds, amazing advantages (housetop canine parks, anybody?) and—obviously—the energy of chipping away at forefront items.

So which tech organisations are pulling in front of the rest with regards to worker fulfilment? Our information researchers took advantage of our database of in excess of 18 million business surveys and did the math to present to you the rundown of the overall best tech organisations to work for in 2018.

5. SAP

Year founded: 1972

Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany

Number of employees: 88,500+

4. Google

Year founded: 1998

Headquarters: Mountain View, CA

Number of employees: 75,606+

3. Facebook

Year founded: 2004

Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA

Number of employees: 23,165+

2. Adobe

Year founded: 1982

Headquarters: San Jose, CA

Number of employees: 17,000+


Founded: 1999

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

Number of employees: 25,000+

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Top 3 Smart Watches For 2018




Smart watches are the new accessory that adds convenience to your daily life. In addition, it represents a good status quo along with a various features. You can stay connected to important updates, notifications and news all the time.

Apart from this, they look cool to wear. So without further ado, here are top 3 smart watches that you must look out for in 2018

Apple Watch 3


Apple watch series 3 is the best smart watch to get your hand on. The hardware is super quality material with novel features. For instance, the LTE connection is awesome; but keep an eye on the battery as it consume a ton of energy. Available with 1.53” OLED display, S2 dual core processor, the watch is available in 8GB and 16 GB storage variants. Equipped with NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, this IPX7 rated watch comes with wireless charging and a battery life of 18 hours.

Ticwatch E


Ticwatch E is relatively small and new brand to the smart watch universe. However, this is the best android watch that you can buy on the market today. It has a built-in GPS, accurate heart rate sensor and great design. Available at a low price, this watch supports both iOS 8+ and Android 4.3+ too. With a storage capacity of 4GB, Ticwactch E lasts up to 24 hours and charges via a magnetic connecting pin. The watch has an IP67 rating making it ideal for fitness enthusiasts and can be connected to Wi-Fi via Bluetooth 4.1.

Samsung Gear Sport


Available with Tizen OS, the smart watch is compatible with iOS and Android phones. It is one of the best premium quality smart watches available in the market today. It has 50m waterproof capability and comes with an in-built GPS. Built to attract fitness freaks, who love to have a smart watch while swimming, Gear Sport is one the best smart watches to look out for from Samsung.

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Top 5 Tech Predictions For 2018




After a surprisingly strong 2017, our collective attentions now turn to the New Year, here’s a reasoned look at some key themes that are expected to drive important advances in the tech industry in 2018.

1: Artificial intelligence


Practical advancements in artificial intelligence will start to enable a relative form of computing with some of our devices, particularly smartphones and smart speakers. As a part of its evolution, AI will provide smart virtual assistant almost like the Wi-Fi network and data we use on a smartphone. Voice-controlled devices will work in harmony with facial recognition and biometric devices. Online content generation will become spontaneous and automatic; medical field will see applications and devices run by AI too.

2: For Semiconductors, 2018 will be an year of positive surge


In 2018, several additional new chip architecture announcements having much wider use of computing accelerators across a variety of devices and applications are likely to develop at a very faster rate. This year will see a tremendous amount of attention focused on these newer types of more specialized semiconductor chips right from data centers to consumer gadgets. A sizable portion of software development, R&D, and overall focus in 2018 is going to be directed towards game-changing new components that will complement new technology and innovations.

3: Edge Computing will transforms the Cloud and Subsume IoT


In 2018, Edge computing will see its working in real time. Earlier the benefits of edge computing were extrapolated and promises were made which promised a more connected and intelligent tech device world. IoT will be an integral part of Edge computing as it enables Cloud to perform at a much faster rate allowing radical changes with features of scalability and lower cost.

4: 5G Drives New Types of Competitive Connectivity


Inspired by 5G, connectivity will see an upscale improvement. The ability to have a consistent connectivity experience, regardless of location, the number of devices connected to a source and other factors that commonly limit speed or quality of connections will be resolved with 5G.

5: Voice Computing


Voice computing is inspired from voice-based personal assistants that are internalized into today’s smartphone. As an extension to the technology, wide range of device including TV and vehicles use voice-based technology too. The goal is to use personal simultaneously across multiple platforms by combining functionalities that can be triggered by voice activation. In short, devices in future will function with voice commands, as machine learning will provide the capability of changing voice commands to machine language and vice versa.

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