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5 Super Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could...
PowerPivot for Excel is an add-on for Microsoft Excel. PowerPivot allows users to work with very large data sets and conduct analysis that was previously only available with enterprise BI software. This article shows 5 useful things you can do with PowerPivot for Excel.
SMS Gateway: From Email to SMS Text Message
All of the major wireless carriers offer an SMS gateway which allows text messages to be sent in and out of their wireless network. One of the typical uses of the SMS gateway is the forwarding of email to a mobile device and vice versa.
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website...
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID
5 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners
Have you recently acquired a popular Raspberry Pi, or are on the fence about it, and unsure where to start? Check out 5 projects you can pick up relatively easily for this popular computer technology.
5 Easy Arduino Projects for Beginners
If you are interested in exploring Arduino and understanding its capabilities, here are 5 project ideas for beginners that can provide inspiration for your dive into this exciting technology.
How to Connect Microsoft Excel to an SQL Server
This article will show you how simple it is to configure an Excel spreadsheet with a connection to SQL that you can provide to your users.
What is Chronemics?
Find out about Chronemics, the study of time in communication, and its relationship to the technology of the future.
What is Arduino?
A profile of Arduino, the open source microcontroller platform
Near Field Communications (NFC)
Near Field Communication (NFC) is an emerging technology that is based on a set of wireless technologies designed to communicate over very close distances. Near Field Communication (NFC) is contactless technology that operates at a range of about 4 centimeters.
What is the Future of 3D Printing?
3D Printing holds a great deal of promise for the future. How will this technology develop over time, and what will it become?
BeagleBone Black Projects for Beginners
The BeagleBone Black is gaining popularity as a hardware protoyping platform. Here are 5 projects that can get you started programming on this device.
Arduino Project Ideas
These five project ideas combine the Arduino platform with an array of technologies from across many disciplines. These projects will stretch your abilities as a developer, and really underscore the power and versatility of the Arduino.
Enterprise Project Management Using Microsoft...
Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management solution involves 3 pieces of software including Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
Oculus Rift Features
The Oculus Rift is a highly anticipated virtual reality gaming device. Find out what features are causing it to be seen as a potential game-changer in the tech world
An Overview of NoSQL
NoSQL is designed for distributed data stores for very large scale data needs. Think about Facebook with it's 500,000,000 users or Twitter which accumulates Terabits of data every single day.
All You Wanted to Know about Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is technology that combines virtual reality with the real world. Augmented reality evolves as computing power increases.
5 Examples of Biomimetic Technology
Find out more about how scientists and designers are using nature as inspiration for technologies of the future.
What Tech is Coming From the Emerging Market?
Emerging markets are driving new tech innovations. Find out more about important trends in technology in service of emerging markets
Top 5 Office Collaboration Tools
Explores the top 5 office collaboration tools including Microsoft Sharepoint, IBM Lotus Notes, Google Apps Premier Edition, Jive Software, and Open Text.
Arduino Thermostat Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a home thermostat using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct is a specification that allows devices to connect to one another without the need for any type of wireless access point. W-Fi Direct is governed by the Wi-Fi Alliance who has has promised that Wi-Fi Direct fixes all of the things that Bluetooth was unable to do. The Wi-Fi Alliance released the Wi-Fi Direct Specification this month and we should begin seeing Wi-Fi Direct certified devices later this year.
Review of Bre.ad - URL Shortening and Promotion...
Bre.ad is a URL shortening tool with an interesting twist. During the URL redirect, you stop off on a
5 Practical Tips For Your Tech Resume
Tips for your tech resume including Start with the Basicsume, Tailor Resume for Each Job, Focus on Results, Deal With Employment Gaps and Provide Supporting Documentation.
What is Haptics?
Learn about haptics, a field of study that creates computers that can communicate with you through your sense of touch.
Arduino RFID Projects
Check out the following projects integrating Arduino with the near field communication format RFID
5 Ways to Use Green Technology
Technology can create some dramatic strain on our precious natural resources, but some innovative companies are using technology to help save our environment. Find out more about the most dramatic uses of green technology.
Games for Raspberry Pi
While originally intended as an educational device, the Raspberry Pi has emerged as a surprisingly capable gaming computer. Here's a rundown of the best gaming options for the Raspberry Pi.
5 Easy Project Ideas for Arduino Quadcopter
Check out these project ideas for creating an unmanned aerial vehicle using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
Arduino Motion Sensor Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a motion sensing device from the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
Check Out the Company that is Beating Facebook...
Facebook is a globally dominant force in social media, but there is at least one important market where Facebook is being beaten: Meet the Facebook of Russia
Arduino and Mobile Phone Projects
An exciting feature of Arduino is its portability. Find out more about projects that integrate Arduino with mobile device technology inside.
Bitcoin and Digital Currencies
Bitcoin has managed to persevere and grow where many other digital currencies have struggled and failed. Will Bitcoin become the standard currency for digital transactions?
PowerPivot for Excel - Dimension (Lookup)...
Adding dimension or lookup tables to your PowerPivot for Excel data set will enhance your analysis. It will provide alternative groupings without a lot of work.
10 Fun Tech Gifts for Under 50 Bucks
There is still time to get the perfect gift for the geek in your life. Check out 10 tech gifts for Christmas 2011 for under $50.
Raspberry Pi Displays
While the Raspberry Pi comes with two default options for connecting a display, many hobbyists have created a number of other display projects for visualizing their RPi. Check out a few Raspberry Pi display projects here!
Top 10 "As A Service" Solutions
Virtually any kind of technology service will be available off-premises or in the cloud. This list uses
After the Touchscreen, The World of Tech...
Interfaces are constantly evolving. The touchscreen replaced the mouse and keyboard. What replaces the touchscreen?
Startup Profile: WhatsApp
Learn more about the mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Will it become the de facto replacement for SMS?
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT...
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
5 Applications of Natural Language Processing...
How will NLP shape the future of the tech world? Find out more about this important branch of Artifical Intelligence research
Arduino Lock Devices
Using Arduino as a method for opening doors using remote commands is one of the simplest introductory projects for Arduino. If you are looking to get started with Arduino, check out these projects!
Amazon AWS vs Azure
Amazon Web Services is the leader in cloud computing, but Microsoft is making a big move into the space with Windows Azure. Which service is best?
Data Scientist: It's Becoming Cool to be a Data...
A Data Scientist is a computer oriented scientist with experience in data mining, analysis, visualization and predictive modeling as it relates to very large volumes of data. The primary job of a data scientist is to bring together related and unrelated data and turn it into information to support decisions and exploit opportunities.
The Executive's Guide to Tablets
This article is written to bring an executive up to speed on tablet technology.
5 Fitness Tracking Devices
Fitness is a difficult thing to master, and a number of companies are looking to use technology to help you achieve your goals. Check out these 5 devices aimed at making you a fitter, healthier person.
5 Applications of Augmented Reality Technology
Here are 5 interesting uses for augmented reality, an important technology of the future.
The Oculus Rift Can Do More Than Just Games
Virtual reality is undergoing a renaissance, but the possibilities of VR are not just for games. Here are some apps for Oculus Rift that go beyond gaming.
The Xbox HDMI Passthrough
The Xbox One will bring a number of new features to the new generation of gaming console. One feature is an HDMI passthrough that allows cable boxes to be viewed through the Xbox. Find out what this means for Microsoft's Xbox strategy.
Raspberry Pi Wearable Computers
While Google Glass is capturing a lot of recent media attention, Raspberry Pi might be an alternative to offering wearable computing at a fraction of the cost. Check out these Raspberry Pi wearable computing projects here.
Arduino vs Netduino
Arduino has become so popular that it has spawned a number of projects that extend it. Netduino is a popular example; Which one is right for you?
Enterprise Project Management
Demand Management is about having a unified view of all demand for projects in your organization so you can align and prioritize the requests with the needs of your organization. It also provides a way to control the life cycle of the demand process.
Arduino and Home Automation
One very dramatic application of Arduino technology is to use it to control home systems such as lighting, appliances and even your thermostat. Find out more about how Arduino can be used to automate your home here.
Does Technology Foster Political Engagement?
The MIT Center for Civic Media explores the intersection of politics and technology. Here are some of the ways that tech continues to shape our political landscape.
The Next Frontier of Programming May Be Our DNA
DNA is beginning to show signs of being programmable, just like the binary code in computers. Here's the latest from the world of DNA programming.
Rails vs Django
Rails and Django are two popular web frameworks, each with positives and negatives. Which tool is best for your web application project?
Using Tech to Become Superhuman
The technology that we can use to overcome our limitations is getting better all the time. Here are some of the ways humans are using tech to overcome evolution.
The Science Behind Intuitive, Natural Technology
How do technology makers create intuitive, natural technology? Find out more about the growing demand for natural user interfaces.
The Airbnb Verified ID
Airbnb is now requiring some of its user base to provide a verified government ID in order to keep using the site. What does this mean for Airbnb and for privacy on the Web in general?
CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access.
Where Are Technology Interfaces Headed?
The MIT Fluid Interfaces Group explores what a future of more natural, flexible tech interfaces may look like.
Creating Computers That Can Understand Emotions
The MIT Affective Computing Group is exploring the way that technology can intersect with emotion. The computers of the future may convey emotion to us.
Advantages of Scala, the Programming Language
Is Scala poised to become the next popular programming language? Find out more about Scala with this look at some of its benefits.
Understanding Big Data
For those looking to understand the true substance of big data behind the media hype, here is a collection of articles that touch upon various themes in this growing and evolving domain.
The Amazing Technology Behind Google’s...
Google's amazing self-driving car makes use of a set of concepts called SLAM technology: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. Learn more about SLAM here.
8 Steps to Deploy a Web App Using Google App...
How to Activate Your Google Account for App Engine
Tech Startups - Y Combinator is the New Model
Y Combinator is a new kind of tech startup incubator. Y Combinator invests seed money, provides expertise, and most importantly, makes connections for startups.
PowerPivot 2013 New Features
PowerPivot for Excel 2013 has a number of new features for prospective data scientists, find out what new options make it such a powerful tool.
5 Augmented Reality Toys
One of the most noticeable applications of augmented reality has been in toys, and though designed for kids, these toys may offer some glimpses into the future of how we interact with technology. See 5 interesting applications of AR in toys inside!
Making Sense of Big, Interconnected Data
The MIT Macro Connections Group works to make large amounts of data more easily understood by humans.
Here are Some of the First Apps for Google's...
Google's Project Tango may be an early look at new ways of interacting with tech. Here's a look at some of the first apps for this new device.
3D Printing Overview
3D Printing is a rapidly evolving field, one that is growing in importance and impact in the tech world. Get up to speed with the various major topics in 3D printing with this collection of articles.
The Raspberry Pi Media Center
The Raspberry Pi may be a cheap alternative to the traditional media center device. Check out these projects to find out whether the Raspberry Pi will be your media center of choice.
What's Next in Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is undergoing a renaissance, and it is developing in many different areas. Here is a collection of articles that look at what's next in VR.
HTML5 vs. Flash - Who Will Win?
HTML5 vs. Flash is a keen debate among tech enthusiasts. Will the new web standard make Adobe Flash obsolete?
What is Kinesics?
Learn about kinesics, the use of gestures and body language, and how it relates to the design of new technology.
Using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
A content delivery network like Amazon's S3 can help your website scale when under temporary demand spikes. Large files are delivered from the S3 infrastructure.
Tech Startup Profile: Instagram (Burbn, Inc.)
Instagram (Burbn, Inc.) is a tech startup company that focuses on mobile application development. They have developed an iPhone photo sharing application called Instagram.
Google Chromecast vs Apple TV
Find out how Google's latest offering in the TV space stacks up against Apple TV. Is Chromecast worth a look, or will it suffer the same fate as Google TV?
How to Setup Amazon's Identity & Access...
Amazon recently announced the availability of AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) support for CloudFront. IAM was launched in 2010 and included S3 support. AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) enables you to have multiple users within an AWS account.
Tech Company Profile: Baidu
Baidu has risen to dominance in the world of search in China, and is now exerting more financial force overseas. Find out more about this tech giant here.
The MIT Media Lab is a Good Place to Look for...
The MIT Media Lab has been exploring the frontiers of tech for decades. Here is a look at some of the labs that are now discovering the tech of the future.
LAMP Stack Being Targeted by Microsoft WebMatrix
Microsoft WebMatrix is a light weight web development platform that includes the a web server, database, programming model and a deployment tool. The tool itself is really a utility that pulls together various components required for web development.
Arduino Twitter Projects
Find out more about Arduino projects that integrate with the popular social media site Twitter
Startup Profile: Shapeways
Find out more about Shapeways, a company started in 2007 that has now become one of the premier marketplaces for 3D printing
PERT Chart
A PERT chart shows an illustration of a project as a network diagram that consists of numbered notes that represent events and milestones.
How Will We Know that Computers are Intelligent?
The Turing Test is a well known concept in the history of computer science. What does the Turing Test mean for the future of artificial intelligence technology?
Could Artificial Intelligence Spell the End of...
The headline seems grabbed right from science fiction, but in reality many notable figures are concerned that AI poses a major threat to humanity.
What is Proxemics?
Find out more about Proxemics, the study of human spaces, and how proxemics may shape the design of new technology.
Tech Company Profile: Social Intelligence
Social Intelligence provides services that allow employers to screen current and prospective employees in terms of social media content.
What is the Sharing Economy?
Learn more about the sharing economy, and how new technology is powering new models of ownership.
Twilio
Twilio is an Infrastructure as a Service that aims to make phone systems accessible to web developers. Find out why services like Twilio will be important for web technologies of the future.
BeagleBone Black vs Arduino
Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the popular hardware prototyping platform Arduino
HTML5 vs. Flash: The Battle for Rich Media
Comparing HTML5 with Flash is like comparing apples and oranges. HTML5 is a specification and Flash is software. HTML5 is the new specification for Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) which is the language of the web. Flash has owned rich media on the web for more than a decade and has become virtually ubiquitous. The battleground for the debate between HTML5 and Flash is rich media. Page 2.
Why PostgreSQL has Stuck Around
PostgreSQL has long been second to the far more popular MySQL database management software. But is PostgreSQL becoming gaining in popularity?
Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus
Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus is part of Microsoft’s internet-scale cloud computing and services platform and is hosted in Microsoft’s data centers.
New Features of the Latest Oculus Rift
Crescent Bay is the name of the latest prototype from Oculus Rift that was released in a surprise announcement. Check out some its key features.
Gantt Chart
Gantt charts are used to illustrate the start and finish dates of tasks that make up a project.
Projects for Creating Your Own Virtual Reality
Virtual reality projects are becoming increasingly accessible for beginners. Here are the most accessible platforms for developing on virtual reality.
OnLive Game System Review
The OnLive Game System (they call it a MicroConsole) sells for $99 and comes with a MicroConsole, a wireless controller and the necessary cables. OnLive is a cloud based streaming gaming service and has been around since mid-2010. To put it simply, the OnLive service basically streams video very similar to Netflix. It just happens that the video is from a game instead of a movie.
ITIL
ITIL is an acronym for the Information Technology Infrastructure Library. ITIL is a widely accepted approach to IT service management and includes best practices.
5 New Features in Android KitKat
Find out more about the latest features now available in version 4.4 of Android, Google's mobile operating system.
BeagleBone Black vs Raspberry Pi
Has the Raspberry Pi found a rival? Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the Pi in the battle for supremacy in embedded Linux
Home Automation Technology
Learn more about technology for automating the systems of your home, and the trends that are shaping this industry.
Amazon Web Services Market Share
Amazon Web Services has very quietly grown from a side-business of the e-commerce giant to a dominant force in the world of cloud computing. How did Amazon establish such a commanding market share, and what does this mean for the future of cloud computing?
3D Printer Manufacturers
3D printing has exploded in popularity over the last few years. Who are the big players in this industry that are poised to be the beneficiaries of the popularity of 3D printing?
Tech Company Profile: Alibaba
Find out more about e-commerce giant Alibaba. How will this Chinese tech firm exert increasing control over the global tech landscape in years to come?
Has Valve Quietly Built a Better VR System than...
Oculus Rift has been grabbing all the headlines in the world of virtual reality, but has gaming giant Valve covertly built a VR system that's superior?
Why Tech Companies are the New TV Studios
More and more technology companies are entering the field of original content creation. Are tech companies the new answer to the traditional TV studio?
Some of The Biggest Companies in Tech are Vying...
Apple, Google, Microsoft, all of these companies have designs on being the central repository for health data.
BeagleBone Black Overview
BealgeBone Black has gained a lot of attention for its flexibility and power as a hardware platform. Find more info on it with a collection of articles.
Startup Profile: Uber
Uber is a transportation tech startup that has recently grabbed a lot of headlines with a $258 million investment from Google Ventures. Find out more about this tech startups.
Mobile Devices that are Aware of their...
Google's Project Tango offers some big advancements in how mobile devices will interact with their surroundings.
MakerBot: A 3D Printer for the Home
3D printing has become a topic of great interest in tech circles, and MakerBot Industries is looking to bring it to the masses. Will the MakerBot Replicator spark the next desktop publishing revolution?
Secondary Video Game Markets
How has the rise of used video game markets affected the video game industry, and what measures are game makers taking to capture profits from this phenomenon?
The Arduino Uno
The Arduino Uno is a popular Arduino format that has become the de facto standard choice for beginners. Find out what makes this format so popular here.
What is Powering the Maker Revolution?
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Can Computers Exceed Human Intelligence?
Ray Kurzweil is a well-known futurist who wrote extensively about the possibility of superhuman computer intelligence. Here's a summary of his thoughts on strong AI.
Near Field Communications and Mobile Payments
Near Field Communications (NFC) is a technology that has been discussed for some time as the catalyst for mobile payments. Is NFC ready for prime time?
Custom Cases for Raspberry Pi
One of the first tasks for a hobbyist after buying a new Raspberry Pi is to figure out how to protect it. Check out a few options for both store bought and DIY Raspberry Pi Cases here!
Scaling Websites with Node.js
Node.js is a platform that promises scalable, performant websites using server side JavaScript. Is it the right technology for your next web project?
An Overview of Bionic Technologies
Technology and humanity are melding like never before. Here is a look at the ways that cyborgs are moving from science fiction to reality.
Tech Company Profile: Tencent
Learn more about the diverse Chinese Internet giant Tencent, and the company's wider impact on the global tech industry.
The Open Compute Project
The Open Compute project is an open source foundation being led by Facebook to increase transparency in the world of data center infrastructure. Find out more about the project, and its impact on the tech industry.
CloudBerry S3 Explorer Review
Review of CloudBerry S3 Explorer - a tool that allows you to manage your Amazon S3 infrastructure.
Is Online to Offline the Next Trend in...
Online to Offline commerce shows promise at being the middle ground that will allow many markets to transition into E-Commerce. Find out more about O2O.
Phone Gesture Control
Gestures appear to be taking an ever larger role in how we interact with technology. Find out more about how the latest handset designs are innovating with gesture interfaces and what this means for the industry.
The Nest Thermostat and Interface Design
The Nest Thermostat represents an innovation in interface design, and shows a pathway towards amazing opportunities for future innovation for savvy technologists. Find out what makes this technology so important.
Arduino: An Overview
A collection of articles providing a comprehensive overview of Arduino, the microcontroller development platform. Topics range from a description of Arduino to projects and applications that can be made with the technology.
How Artificial Intelligence May Make a Huge...
Is Deep Learning the key to unlocking the most challenging and expensive process in treating disease?
What is the Singularity?
The singularity is a dramatic idea that has been much discussed both in technology circles and in pop culture. But what is it exactly? Find out more about the singularity, and its impact on the world of technology here.
How New Technology Causes Disruptive Change
The pace of development in technology is increasing, and we are moving at an ever faster rate. Find out more about the law of accelerating returns.
The Forbes 400 From Technology
There are 48 people from the technology industry that made the Forbes 400 Richest People in America.
Should You Trust Apple with your Health Data?
Apple is making a big move into healthcare with its new HealthKit. Will it be relegated to fitness trackers, or will it hold your sensitive health data?
The Twine WiFi Sensor
The Twine WiFi sensor allows for many of the interesting features of an Arduino, packaged into a sturdy box with a solid web interface. Find out more about this technology here!
Ride Sharing Technology
LEarn more about how technology is changing car ownership, and allowing customers to use cars in dynamic, on-demand ways.
5 Data Visualization Tools for the Web
Find out about data visualization tools for the web. How can you present large data sets in an appealing way to people using web technologies?
Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Big Data has become a somewhat controversial term in the media given its overuse and being hailed as the next big thing. But what are the real substantive challenges that big data is looking to address and what does it mean for the industry?
What are Smart Watches?
Smartwatches are a new phenomenon that have generated a lot of interest in the tech community. Find out more about what they are and why they are important for mobile computing.
Startup Profile: Duolingo
Duolingo is a language learning site that is using technology to create a way to acquire a new language for free. How is this possible? Find out more here.
Why Are Important Figures in Tech Scared of AI?
The notion of an artificial intelligence that is superior a human's seems like something from science fiction. But figures like Elon Musk are worried about just such a reality.
5 Twitter Add On Services
Here is a look at 5 Twitter Tools you won't want to do without.
The Mobile OS Market
In the world of mobile operating systems, two clear winners have emerged; what would it take for a third mobile OS to make an impact on a market dominated by Android and iOS?
What Nature Can Teach Us About Design
We are entering an era where good design may no longer be a matter of taste, but a matter of good data collection
Nginx: A Lightweight Web Server
Nginx has very quickly grown from humble beginnings as the work of one programmer to powering some of the largest sites on the web. Find out more about Nginx and why it is important to the tech industry.
Indie Game Economics
Indie Games have had a strained relationship with video game console makers over the years. This culminated in a PR debacle for Microsoft around the Xbox One. Find out more about Indie Games and their place in the video game industry inside.
How to Build an Artificial Intelligence
How does one build an artificial intelligence system? Take a look at the conceptual framework behind many AI systems.
5 Tech Tools to Boost Your Productivity
Looking for ways to work smarter using technology? check out these tech tools to help you with your day-to-day tasks.
Startup Profile: Stripe
Find out more about tech payment startup Stripe. Will it unseat PayPal for online payments supremacy?
The Top Quantified Self Apps
Quantified Self applications offer the promise of a better life by helping you track the data of your existence. Find out more about the QS movement!
The txtr beagle: A \$13 E-Book Reader
A startup company out of Germany has surprised tech media by introducing an e-book reader that is set to cost only $13. Can the txtr beagle challenge Amazon's Kindle for dominance over the e-book market?

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