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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.
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website...
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID
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
Gamification: Can Everything Be Made Into a...
Gamification is in fact more than a buzzword, it is a set of tech design principles that will endure. Here is a collection of articles exploring the various sides of gamificiation.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
What is Arduino?
A profile of Arduino, the open source microcontroller 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.
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?
Arduino Thermostat Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a home thermostat using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.
5 Examples of Biomimetic Technology
Find out more about how scientists and designers are using nature as inspiration for technologies of the future.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Motion Sensor Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a motion sensing device from the popular Arduino micro-controller 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Technology is Influencing Your Behavior Without...
Technology is influencing our behavior in a range of subtle ways that often go unnoticed. Find out more about persuasive 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?
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.
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
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.
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.
8 Steps to Deploy a Web App Using Google App...
How to Activate Your Google Account for App Engine
Arduino RFID Projects
Check out the following projects integrating Arduino with the near field communication format RFID
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.
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
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.
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?
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?
Top 10 "As A Service" Solutions
Virtually any kind of technology service will be available off-premises or in the cloud. This list uses
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT...
IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
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.
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?
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!
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?
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Executive's Guide to Tablets
This article is written to bring an executive up to speed on tablet technology.
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.
Gantt Chart
Gantt charts are used to illustrate the start and finish dates of tasks that make up a project.
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
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.
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.
Startup Profile: WhatsApp
Learn more about the mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Will it become the de facto replacement for SMS?
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?
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.
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 Twitter Projects
Find out more about Arduino projects that integrate with the popular social media site Twitter
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
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.
Will Reddit Change the Face of Crowdfunding?
Redditmade offers a social element to crowdfunding by allowing Reddit users to start campaigns. Does this mean social media will take over crowdfunding?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Home Automation Technology
Learn more about technology for automating the systems of your home, and the trends that are shaping this industry.
Should Everything be Made Into a Video Game?
Video games are mainly used as an outlet for entertainment, but increasingly they are bacoming the medium for solving real-world problems. Learn more about serious games.
Square Inc.
A profile of rising payment startup Square Inc, and its importance in the evolution of payment systems and culture.
How to Use Video Games to Make Your App More...
While gamification may already be dismissed as a fad for some, it is in fact a set of design principles that have powerful behavioral effect. Find out more about gamification techniques.
5 Applications of Augmented Reality Technology
Here are 5 interesting uses for augmented reality, an important technology of the future.
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?
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
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.
5 Twitter Add On Services
Here is a look at 5 Twitter Tools you won't want to do without.
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?
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.
CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
BeagleBone Black vs Arduino
Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the popular hardware prototyping platform Arduino
What is Proxemics?
Find out more about Proxemics, the study of human spaces, and how proxemics may shape the design of new technology.
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.
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?
Tech Company Profile: EyeTrackShop
Tech Company Profile: EyeTrackShop (Eye Tracking Technology)
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.
The Internet of Things
Glossary Definition of the Internet of Things
Consumer Telematics is a Big Tech Battleground
Consumer telematics is an industry that is hotly contested by the giants in consumer tech. Find out why Apple, Google and Microsoft are all looking to win.
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.
Ride Sharing Technology
LEarn more about how technology is changing car ownership, and allowing customers to use cars in dynamic, on-demand ways.
Infrastructure BSS
Infrastructure BSS is part of the 802.11 wireless network standard.
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?
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.
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.
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?
5 Education Tech Tools to Watch
The education sector is currently experiencing a technology boom that's no less dramatic than the social media explosion of Facebook and Twitter. Here are 5 tech startups that are leading the charge to democratize education using technology.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stardock Fences
Stardock Fences - Desktop Organization for Windows
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?
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.
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.
Tech Company Profile: Social Intelligence
Social Intelligence provides services that allow employers to screen current and prospective employees in terms of social media content.
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?
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.
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?
How Close are we to a Bendable Smartphone?
Flexible OLEDs or FOLEDs, hold a lot of promise for powering the mobile devices of the future. Will smartphones in the future be bendable?
These Mobile Apps Are Using Video Games to...
Despite the shifting popularity of the term, gamification is a set of design principles that are here to stay. These are mobile apps that use it to good effect.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Startup Profile: Udacity
Udacity is a tech startup aimed at democratizing elite technology education by making it available for free online. How is this possible? find out more about Udacity.
How Will the VR Systems of the Future Be...
Sixense is betting big on the future of virtual reality by creating a new, full-body motion sensing controller system for VR. Find out about the Sixense STEM.
Why Quantum Computing May Bring Down the Internet
Quantum computing has some very important implications in the world of Internet security. Find out about the impact of this new paradigm on the Internet.
Voice Commands on Mobile
Why Has Mobile Voice Command Software Been So Disappointing? Find out more Inside
What is Kinesics?
Learn about kinesics, the use of gestures and body language, and how it relates to the design of new technology.
Can We Build a Quantum Computer?
Quantum computing holds a great deal of promise as a new paradigm of computing, but a number of hurdles must be overcome before quantum computing is a reality.
Startup Profile: Fab.com
Daily deals site Fab.com has met with success in e-commerce, an area thought to be the domain of only Amazon.com. What set Fab.com apart, and allowed it to succeed where so many others have failed?
Startup Profile: Codecademy
Codecademy is a startup company aimed at quickly teaching absolutely anyone how to program computers, for free. Find out more about this interesting startup.
A Culture of Makers
Find out more about the technology that is empowering the new DIY culture.
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.
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?
What is SoLoMo?
SoLoMo is an abbreviation for Social, Local, and Mobile, and it has important implications on the design of new technology. Find out more about SoLoMo.
The Forbes 400 From Technology
There are 48 people from the technology industry that made the Forbes 400 Richest People in America.
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.
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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