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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.
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.
NoSQL: An Overview of NoSQL Databases
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.
Excel Front End to 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.
How to Deploy a Web App Using Google App Engine
How to Activate Your Google Account for App Engine
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website...
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID
Arduino Quadcopter Projects
Check out these project ideas for creating an unmanned aerial vehicle using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
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.
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?
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT...
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
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.
Applications of Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is technology that combines virtual reality with the real world. Augmented reality evolves as computing power increases.
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.
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?
Arduino Thermostat Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a home thermostat using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Future Trends in 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.
The Executive's Guide to Tablets
This article is written to bring an executive up to speed on tablet technology.
Arduino Motion Sensor Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a motion sensing device from the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
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?
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?
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.
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. Page 3.
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.
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.
5 Examples of Biomimetic Technology
Find out more about how scientists and designers are using nature as inspiration for technologies of the future.
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 is Chronemics?
Find out about Chronemics, the study of time in communication, and its relationship to the technology of the future.
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.
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.
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.
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 RFID Projects
Check out the following projects integrating Arduino with the near field communication format RFID
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
What is Arduino?
A profile of Arduino, the open source microcontroller platform
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.
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!
Using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Create a New Bucket. New Tech. Page 6.
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?
Startup Profile: WhatsApp
Learn more about the mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Will it become the de facto replacement for SMS?
5 Applications of 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.
How to Store Data in Google App Engine
Google offers a number of different options for storing data on its cloud platform App Engine. Find out more about the different possibilities here.
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.
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
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.
Startup Profile: Snapchat
What is Snapchat, and how has it grown to a billion dollar tech company in only a few years? Find out more about this mobile social app.
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.
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.
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.
SMS Gateway
The SMS Gateway allows messages to be moved in and out of the SMS communication system.
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.
5 Applications of Augmented Reality Technology
Here are 5 interesting uses for augmented reality, an important technology of the future.
Square Inc.
A profile of rising payment startup Square Inc, and its importance in the evolution of payment systems and culture.
What Can You Buy With Bitcoin?
Bitcoin has received a lot of attention from the media, but how well does it work as a practical currency? Find out what things you can buy with Bitcoin.
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?
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
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!
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.
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.
Top 10 "As A Service" Solutions
This article is a survey of "as a service" solutions. It's important for you to have a basic understand of the services available so you can make informed decisions when looking for cost saving or new technology. While this is not a deep dive into any one solution, it should serve as a list of possibilities. I have also includes a sampling of vendors that provide the various services.
CloudBerry S3 Explorer Review
Review of CloudBerry S3 Explorer - a tool that allows you to manage your Amazon S3 infrastructure.
Gantt Chart
Gantt charts are used to illustrate the start and finish dates of tasks that make up a project.
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?
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.
Stardock Fences
Stardock Fences - Desktop Organization for Windows
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.
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.
3D Printed Objects
Take a look at the wide range of objects that can be created with the latest generation of 3D printers. Some of these objects may surprise you!
Offline Reading Apps
Take a look at a number of options for offline article reading. These apps could prove to be the productivity tool that helps you manage information overload in today's connected workplace.
5 Emerging Market Tech Trends to Watch
Emerging markets are driving new tech innovations. Find out more about important trends in technology in service of emerging markets
Office Collaboration Tools
Online office collaboration tools may be the killer app for this generation, at least from a business perspective. Collaboration tools are turning into social software for the workplace. We are seeing collaboration move from a company’s data center to the cloud to make it easier for teams from different companies and possibly even different cultures to interact.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Ride Sharing Technology
LEarn more about how technology is changing car ownership, and allowing customers to use cars in dynamic, on-demand ways.
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.
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?
Arduino Robotics Projects
Arduino provides a great introduction to the world of robotics. Check out these Arduino based robot project ideas.
BeagleBone Black vs Arduino
Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the popular hardware prototyping platform Arduino
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
The Arduino Shield
Arduino Shields are an important way to expand the capabilities of the Arduino platform and get the most out of your Arduino project. Find out more about shields within.
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?
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 Tools to Make Online Collaboration Easy
Learn more about free and inexpensive online tools for collaborating on documents online. Here are 5 great online collaboration tools.
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.
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.
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.
Arduino Twitter Projects
Find out more about Arduino projects that integrate with the popular social media site Twitter
The Lifx Lightbulb
Learn more about the Lifx lightbulb, a successful Kickstarter project for a new smart lightbulb.
Will Ferrari’s Dashboard Be Designed by...
Apple CarPlay is beginning to appear in 2014 model cars. What does Apple's latest move into car technology mean for the auto industry?
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?
CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access.
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.
Tech Company Profile: EyeTrackShop
Tech Company Profile: EyeTrackShop (Eye Tracking Technology)
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.
What is Proxemics?
Find out more about Proxemics, the study of human spaces, and how proxemics may shape the design of new technology.
The Netflix Turnaround
Netflix has encountered a lot of difficulties of late, but in the last few years, Netflix has bounced back and beaten Wall St. expectations. Find out more about the Netflix turnaround.
Startup Profile: TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit is looking to develop a new type of commerce by providing a platform to help you get tasks done. Find out more about the future of social commerce.
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!
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.
Ustream Watershed Live Streaming Video
There is a lot of flexibility built into the Ustream Watershed Platform. You can broadcast a live event with nothing more than an internet connection and a web cam. This option uses your browser as the broadcaster.
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.
GitHub and Building Your Tech Resume
GitHub has emerged as a great resource for the technology jobseeker. Find out more about what GitHub means for the tech industry.
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 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.
3D Copying Technology
3D copying is a natural extension of the concept of 3D printing, adding object scanning techniques to allow users to replicate physical objects. Will this technology reach the mainstream and become a prevalent home device? Find out more inside.
What is Adaptive Architecture?
Adaptive Architecture is showing promise as being a significant cost save in IT projects. Learn more about this technology and its uses here.
What is BeagleBone Black?
The new BeagleBone Black has gained a lot of attention in the world of hardware development. Will it become the next great prototyping platform?
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 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?
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.
Tech Startup Profile: Sendoid
Tech Startup Profile: Sendoid (Peer to Peer File Transfer)
Collective Intelligence: Technology and the...
What is collective intelligence? It is a human concept that has been empowered by technology and may be set to work on the worlds toughest problems.
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.
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!
The Future of Commerce
Technology is shaping the way we transact with one another, and how we pay for things. What will the future of commerce look like?
Infrastructure BSS
Infrastructure BSS is part of the 802.11 wireless network standard.
Apple’s Affordable iPhone
A lot of speculation is surrounding Apple's release of the iPhone 5C, a device that some feel will be a budget iPhone. What are the industry trends that have led to this strategic departure for Apple?
5 Second Screen Apps that Make TV Interactive
The second screen has become an important phenomenon in TV technology. Find out about popular mobile apps that are powering the second screen.
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
Google Instant Search: Behind the Scenes
Google Instant Search: Behind the Scenes
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?
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.
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.
Linux Media Centers
If you are looking for an affordable alternative to commercial media centers why not build your own? Find out more about Linux based media centers.
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.
What Do Facebook’s Acquisitions Mean?
Facebook has made many acquisitions in its short history, including one of the biggest purchases in history. What do they tell us about Facebook's future?
Will the Next Big Social App be Anonymous?
The new mobile app Secret offers the promise of anonymously sharing your thoughts with friends. Will it become the next big social network?
Apple and Mobile Payments
Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5 surprised many with the absence of Near Field Communications (NFC). Has Apple missed an opportunity in mobile payments?
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?
Jawbone and BodyMedia
What does Jawbone's $100 million acquisition of BodyMedia mean for the future of fitness devices?
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.
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.
What is Kinesics?
Learn about kinesics, the use of gestures and body language, and how it relates to the design of new technology.
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?
Rich Media Advertising
As consumers of the web and mobile apps become inundated with advertising, marketers are turning to rich media technology to engage with customers. Find out more about rich media advertising inside.
The Future of Mobile Advertising
Mobile Advertising is an area of huge potential, one that is seeing a fast influx in attention and capital. Up to now, mobile advertising models have mimicked traditional online model, but the future holds many new developments. Find out more inside.
The Leading Edge of MIT Research on Collective...
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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.
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?
Voice Commands on Mobile
Why Has Mobile Voice Command Software Been So Disappointing? Find out more Inside
Twitter Bootstrap
Twitter Bootstrap has become a popular tool for front end design on the web. Find out more about Bootstrap and whether its right for your next web project inside.
Daily Deals: A Mini "Daily" Bubble?
The daily deal market launched Groupon which is the fastest growing company ever. However, the industry is already seeing signs of over-saturation and even decline. This article looks at the daily deal business including the new technology used by businesses in this space.