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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.
What is Arduino?
A profile of Arduino, the open source microcontroller platform
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.
What is Chronemics?
Find out about Chronemics, the study of time in communication, and its relationship to the technology of the future.
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.
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?
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website...
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
8 Steps to Deploy a Web App Using Google App...
How to Activate Your Google Account for App Engine
5 Examples of Biomimetic Technology
Find out more about how scientists and designers are using nature as inspiration for technologies of the future.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Arduino Motion Sensor Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a motion sensing device from the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
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.
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT...
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
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?
Top 10 "As A Service" Solutions
Virtually any kind of technology service will be available off-premises or in the cloud. This list uses
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!
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.
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?
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.
Arduino Thermostat Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a home thermostat using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
Arduino RFID Projects
Check out the following projects integrating Arduino with the near field communication format RFID
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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 Applications of Augmented Reality Technology
Here are 5 interesting uses for augmented reality, an important technology of the future.
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.
After the Touchscreen, The World of Tech...
Interfaces are constantly evolving. The touchscreen replaced the mouse and keyboard. What replaces the touchscreen?
CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access.
The Executive's Guide to Tablets
This article is written to bring an executive up to speed on tablet technology.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
How to Predict the Future of Technology
Where is technology going? Predicting the future of tech presents many challenges.
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.
What is Haptics?
Learn about haptics, a field of study that creates computers that can communicate with you through your sense of touch.
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?
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.
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.
The Internet of Things
Glossary Definition of the Internet of Things
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.
Arduino Twitter Projects
Find out more about Arduino projects that integrate with the popular social media site Twitter
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.
5 Tech Centers Outside of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley remains the most well known tech center in the U.S., but it isn't the only place startups are emerging from. Here are 5 lesser known cities that are hotbeds of tech innovation.
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!
Will Flipboard Become a Curation Marketplace...
Mobile app Flipboard has found success as a content platform, particularly for the iPad. Find out more about Flipboard's history and future as a curation platform.
Gantt Chart
Gantt charts are used to illustrate the start and finish dates of tasks that make up a project.
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.
Making Sense of Big, Interconnected Data
The MIT Macro Connections Group works to make large amounts of data more easily understood by humans.
Will Amazon Bring 3D Printing to the Masses?
Amazon has formed a partnership with a number of 3D printing companies to offer a market for 3D printed goods. Is 3D printing ready for the mainstream?
Startup Profile: WhatsApp
Learn more about the mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Will it become the de facto replacement for SMS?
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.
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.
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?
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
Mobile Devices that are Aware of their...
Google's Project Tango offers some big advancements in how mobile devices will interact with their surroundings.
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?
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.
Where Are Technology Interfaces Headed?
The MIT Fluid Interfaces Group explores what a future of more natural, flexible tech interfaces may look like.
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.
Will Computers in the Future Have Physical...
We have come to rely on the multi touch screen as the default choice for most tech devices. But will future tech have tangible, physical interfaces?
Square Inc.
A profile of rising payment startup Square Inc, and its importance in the evolution of payment systems and culture.
How Technology Will Change Our Understanding of...
People are using technology to hear in colors, and see using sound.
Human Exoskeleton Technology is Now on the Market
Many tech companies are developing exoskeleton technology to augment human movement. Exoskeletons may be powering the soldiers of the future.
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?
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Big Data Examples
Big Data is a term that has been used frequently in the tech media, causing some to dismiss it as an overused buzzword. But there are firms right now who are using big data technology to create tangible results. Here are some examples of big data success in industry.
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?
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.
Apache Hadoop
Hadoop is a name that has become synonymous with big data. What is Apache Hadoop, and how is it being used in the world of big data?
New Game Consoles
Video games consoles is a notoriously difficult market to enter, and many companies have attempted an entry only to fail. Why are so many companies looking to enter the video game market with new consoles this year? Find out more inside.
CloudBerry S3 Explorer Review
Review of CloudBerry S3 Explorer - a tool that allows you to manage your Amazon S3 infrastructure.
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?
Are Gaming Consoles Here to Stay?
The newest generation of gaming consoles are facing declining sales, and increasing competition from many different threats. Are gaming consoles a lasting innovation, or on the way out?
Subscription Commerce
A new model of online retail is emerging to provide important discovery services for the overwhelmed consumer. Find out more about subscription commerce.
BeagleBone Black vs Arduino
Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the popular hardware prototyping platform Arduino
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.
What is Kinesics?
Learn about kinesics, the use of gestures and body language, and how it relates to the design of new technology.
Google Street View Treks
Google Street View Treks is a new feature that brings street view to exotic locales that can't be reached by car. Find out more about the features that Google is building into its latest version of Google Maps.
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?
How to Get Started in Data Science
Data Science projects are a great way for beginners to the field to gain experience in this growing industry. Here are some of the best current options.
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.
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.
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?
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.
5 Great Kickstarter Technology Projects
What are some of the best tech innovations to start life as a Kickstarter project? Learn more about some great Kickstarter tech stories here.
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.
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 is the Sharing Economy?
Learn more about the sharing economy, and how new technology is powering new models of ownership.
This MIT Lab is Using Tech to Eradicate...
This MIT lab is creating augmented humans, fusing human movement to sophisticated technology. Find out about the MIT Biomechatronics Group.
Win 10 Million Dollars by Building a Reusable...
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Is Leap Motion Pinning its Hopes on Oculus Rift?
The Leap Motion controller may enjoy some new success as a complementary product to the well-funded Oculus Rift. Find out about this new partnership.
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.
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.
Data Science Learning Resources
Data Science and Big Data are concepts that have become very popular in the tech community. For those looking to learn more about this domain, there are a number of great resources at your disposal.
Technology May Allow Us to Diagnose Our Own...
The Scanadu Scout is the first in a wave of products that will popularize the idea of measuring your own complex health data. Learn more about the Scout.
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.
How Artificial Intelligence May Make a Huge...
Is Deep Learning the key to unlocking the most challenging and expensive process in treating disease?
Skeumorphic Design
Skeumorphic design is a concept that has received a lot of attention because of Apple Computers. What is Skeumorphism, and how has this trend shaped the tech industry?
Dropbox For Developers
Find out more about developing for Dropbox, the popular online file sharing service. Available tools, enterprise focus, and a growing community of developers.
Ride Sharing Technology
LEarn more about how technology is changing car ownership, and allowing customers to use cars in dynamic, on-demand ways.
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.
What Happens When Computers Become Smarter than...
The singularity is a concept that has major implications on the world of technology, particularly artificial intelligence. Will computers be smarter than humans?
Is Google Trying to Kill the Mobile Carrier?
Google has now become a mobile carrier. What does this project from the tech giant mean for the telecom industry?
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?
What Will Computing Technology Be in the Future?
Here is a collection of articles looking at some various aspects of the future of technology. From DNA computing to the singularity, the future of tech is explored.
Tech Company Profile: Social Intelligence
Social Intelligence provides services that allow employers to screen current and prospective employees in terms of social media content.
The Quantified Self Movement
The Quantified Self movement has brought together hardware and software to use data to make you a better person. Can personal metrics help improve your life? Find out more here.
Will Razer Create the “Android” of...
Oculus Rift seems poised for major success. Razer appears to be adopting an open source approach to VR. Can Razer become the Android to Oculus' iPhone?
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.

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