Alexandra Boghosian Alexandra Boghosian was born and raised in New York City. She is currently a research assistant in the Polar Geophysics Group at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
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Tech Tuesday: Where are the Women in Tech?

By Alexandra Boghosian
By Alexandra Boghosian

Last weekend I saw the movie "Jobs," about Steve Jobs and the tumultuous times of Apple. I could not help but notice the lack of women in the movie. What does Apple look like today for women? What about other tech giants?

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Gmail Inbox Categories, and How to Undo Them

By Alexandra Boghosian
By Alexandra Boghosian

Google decided that it would partition your inbox for you into four categories, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums. I might go so far as to be outraged by Gmail’s fascist presumption that everybody’s mailbox can be neatly organized into perfect little pristine boxes. Here's how to undo those categories.

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Google Like a Millennial

By Alexandra Boghosian
By Alexandra Boghosian

“How do young people find information so fast on the internet?” a reader wrote us about conducting an online search. “How do they readily find answers to complicated questions? What’s their technique?” Our tech writer, Alexandra Boghosian, answers the nuts and bolts of online searching.

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Troubleshooting 101 For “Not Computer People”

By Alexandra Boghosian
By Alexandra Boghosian

Before you go on a random clicking spree, make sure you’ve saved your work so that you can get it back should anything go wrong (like you accidentally delete the entire novel you’ve been writing). It might even help to write down the problem on paper so that you can do some semi-targeted clicking rather than randomly tapping your index finger.

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My Computer Hates Me

By Alexandra Boghosian
By Alexandra Boghosian

I suspect that women utter this helpless phrase, "My computer hates me," more frequently than men do, thereby putting themselves in passive roles when it comes to technology.

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