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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?
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.
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website...
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID
Using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Sign In To Your New Amazon S3 Account. Page 5.
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.
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 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.
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
What is Chronemics?
Find out about Chronemics, the study of time in communication, and its relationship to the technology of the future.
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.
Arduino Thermostat Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a home thermostat using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Arduino?
A profile of Arduino, the open source microcontroller platform
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
5 Examples of Biomimetic Technology
Find out more about how scientists and designers are using nature as inspiration for technologies of the future.
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
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT...
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Arduino RFID Projects
Check out the following projects integrating Arduino with the near field communication format RFID
5 Applications of Augmented Reality Technology
Here are 5 interesting uses for augmented reality, an important technology of the future.
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.
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?
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.
Will Google Become the Apple of Emerging Markets?
Android One is a project from Google that aims to raise the bar for user experience in entry-level smartphones. Will this move cut Apple off?
Gantt Chart
Gantt charts are used to illustrate the start and finish dates of tasks that make up a project.
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?
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.
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
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.
This Project is Teaching Students to Build...
The iGEM foundation is building a catalog of biological parts and empowering students by running contests in the field of synthetic biology.
Ride Sharing Technology
LEarn more about how technology is changing car ownership, and allowing customers to use cars in dynamic, on-demand ways.
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.
Startup Profile: WhatsApp
Learn more about the mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Will it become the de facto replacement for SMS?
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 Robotics Projects
Arduino provides a great introduction to the world of robotics. Check out these Arduino based robot project ideas.
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.
SMS Gateway
The SMS Gateway allows messages to be moved in and out of the SMS communication system.
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.
EyeTrackShop
EyeTrackShop provides a platform for webcam based eye tracking studies. The technology is used to analyze exactly where on a computer monitor a user is gazing. Page 3.
Top 10 "As A Service" Solutions
Virtually any kind of technology service will be available off-premises or in the cloud. This list uses
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.
Apple is Finally Betting Big on NFC Payments....
Apple is making a big bet on NFC mobile payments with Apple Pay; this is an area that even Google has struggled with. Can Apple beat Google in NFC?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access.
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.
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!
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: 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.
Google Has Built a VR System out of Cardboard
Google had a surprising unveiling at its latest I/O Conference: a virtual reality system made out of cardboard. Find out why Google Cardboard is more than just a stunt.
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 Executive's Guide to Tablets
This article is written to bring an executive up to speed on tablet technology.
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.
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 Twitter Projects
Find out more about Arduino projects that integrate with the popular social media site Twitter
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.
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?
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.
8 Steps to Deploy a Web App Using Google App...
How to Activate Your Google Account for App Engine
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
Valve and the Console Wars
Valve Corporation has grown from a game developer, to a game distribution giant. Next they want to take on Microsoft and Sony for your TV. Find out how inside.
What is Kinesics?
Learn about kinesics, the use of gestures and body language, and how it relates to the design of new technology.
Square Inc.
A profile of rising payment startup Square Inc, and its importance in the evolution of payment systems and culture.
Warren Buffett has Literally Bet a Million...
Longbets.org allows users to place wagers on outcomes that are years in the future. Why might this be a good practice for the tech industry?
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?
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!
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.
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.
Infrastructure BSS
Infrastructure BSS is part of the 802.11 wireless network standard.
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.
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.
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.
BeagleBone Black vs Arduino
Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the popular hardware prototyping platform Arduino
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 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.
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.
Voice Commands on Mobile
Why Has Mobile Voice Command Software Been So Disappointing? Find out more Inside
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.
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
CloudBerry S3 Explorer Review
Review of CloudBerry S3 Explorer - a tool that allows you to manage your Amazon S3 infrastructure.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Tech Company Profile: EyeTrackShop
Tech Company Profile: EyeTrackShop (Eye Tracking Technology)
What is Proxemics?
Find out more about Proxemics, the study of human spaces, and how proxemics may shape the design of new technology.
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?
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?
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.
Marketing a Web Startup
Once you've built a tech startup, how do you draw a customer in? Learn strategies for using technology to build a startup audience here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is Haptics?
Learn about haptics, a field of study that creates computers that can communicate with you through your sense of touch.
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.
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.
Stardock Fences
Stardock Fences - Desktop Organization for Windows
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 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.
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?
The Internet of Things
Glossary Definition of the Internet of Things
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?
JSON
JSON is the acronym for JavaScript Object Notation.
Apple is Throwing its Weight Behind the...
Apple has just fired its opening salvo in the next technology war: the battle for your household. Will Apple control all of your household devices?
Why Did Apple Buy Beats Electronics?
Apple recently acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion. But this acquisition is very different to any other that Apple has made in the past.
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!
Home Automation Technology
Learn more about technology for automating the systems of your home, and the trends that are shaping this industry.
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
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?
Tech Company Profile: Social Intelligence
Social Intelligence provides services that allow employers to screen current and prospective employees in terms of social media content.
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.
5 Twitter Add On Services
Here is a look at 5 Twitter Tools you won't want to do without.
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?
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?
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?
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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