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Archives for May 2014

The Six Essential Elements of a Software Engineer’s Workspace

With its challenges and rewards, a career in software engineering is a field many of its practitioners are passionate about. Here are just five essential elements to keeping the flame alive as your career in software engineering takes off.  1. Good Reference Materials Image sent by author Even though software engineers are often already incredibly knowledgeable about their field, it can be a great idea to maintain a reference library with information to brush up on key coding languages and other skill sets when you have a job in the field. Keeping a small shelf of books with relevant … [Read more...]

The Six Essential Elements of a Software Engineer's Workspace

With its challenges and rewards, a career in software engineering is a field many of its practitioners are passionate about. Here are just five essential elements to keeping the flame alive as your career in software engineering takes off.  1. Good Reference Materials Image sent by author Even though software engineers are often already incredibly knowledgeable about their field, it can be a great idea to maintain a reference library with information to brush up on key coding languages and other skill sets when you have a job in the field. Keeping a small shelf of books with relevant … [Read more...]

New Technology That Can Give You A Head Start in Your Business

There has never been as many opportunities for small to mid-sized business to thrive as it is now. With that being said, whenever there is a rise in the number of businesses in any market there is also an increase in the level of competition in that market. This means that business owners entering into the market have to look for competitive edges to level the playing field. There are a number different technological tools that provide the edge that your business will need to remain competitive in your market. Image sent by author Engage Customer Through Social Media One of the most … [Read more...]

Barobot – An open-source cocktail mixing robot has came to Kickstarter

We have many useful appliances at home, but when we think of innovation it’s not washing machineor fridge anymore, even the most stylish. It’s a ro bot that will create you your favourite drink whenyou come back home after long time at work. It’s Barobot. It can handle up to 12 bottles of yourfavourite liquors. You don’t need to be a professional bartender equipped with professional measuring stuff and a head full of drink recipes. Barobot will do it for you, everything at the touch of a button of your tablet or smartphone! Its database has over 1000 drink recipes of unlimited cocktails’ … [Read more...]

Technology Titans: New Gadgets for Daily Life

We don't need to own a crystal ball to know that technology is changing the way we interact with everything. Even the easily recognizable desktop computer has transformed and dwindled in size, entering mobile devices and smart appliances into our daily lives. Here's a sample of some of the more dramatic changes already entering electronics stores. Image sent by author A Smart and Connected Home With every object and appliance in the home being granted an internet IP address on the home network, parts of the home can digitally communicate, turning each other on and off. One example is a … [Read more...]

The Digital Revolution: Ways Our Technology Defines Us

Every day technology seems to help make lives easier and easier. The advent of cell phones has virtually eliminated the need to hunt around for public phones. Email and texting has largely replaced the labor-intensive act of writing and mailing physical letters. Has all this convenience and ease made us better as people, or have we become slaves to the path of least resistance? Image sent by author Losing Patience Just a generation ago the average person was accustomed to waiting for things: Lines to wait to see tax preparers, lines to wait to purchase tickets, lines to handle most … [Read more...]

G-PAD – Turn your iPhone into a clunky Game Boy

Do you ever feel like your iPhone is just too sleek and sophisticated? Do you long for the clunkier feel of an old Nintendo Game Boy? If you answered "Yes", then you're in luck. The new G-Pad device could be for you. It works on iPhone 5, 5S and 5C, as well as with the iPad mini and iPod touch. Image sent by author Video games today are immersive experiences with hyper realistic graphics and action sequences. It's a far cry from the 1990s, when Game Boys were the hot new thing. Graphics and game play were both a lot more simplistic then, and the enormous selection of games we enjoy now did … [Read more...]

Tinkering Genius: Five of the Most Famous Mechanical Minds

Many of the things we use today are practical applications of concepts and discoveries made by scientists and engineers who worked to create new machines or improve current designs in the past. Some of these machines and industrial applications are the result of ideas that came from the minds of these five mechanical geniuses. The Master Images sent by author Nicknamed The Master, Archimedes is regarded as one classical antiquity’s most renowned scientists. He is the author of the famous quote, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.” … [Read more...]

Internet Options for People in Remote Locations

In the 21st century, Internet access is taken for granted across most of the developed world; however, it is estimated that 40 percent of the world's inhabitants cannot get online. Even in countries such as England and the United States, almost 20 percent of the population do not have reasonable Internet access. This is mostly an issue in remote, rural areas. Here are some internet options for businesses in some of these remote locations. Image sent by author The Last Mile Problem Although the wireless broadband industry has grown exponentially over the last few years, residential and … [Read more...]

Top 5 Dental Health Gadgets

The world of dentistry is constantly advancing and evolving and this means that we are treated to new gadgets all the time! From toothbrushes that tell you how well you’re cleaning your teeth, to technology that promises to make injections completely painless, there’s a solution for every possible dental woe. Here are 5 of the best dental gadgets on the market today: Image sent by author Smart toothbrushes Not so long ago, it was considered adventurous and advanced to own an electric toothbrush, but design concepts have gone up a gear and now, thanks to major developments in software and … [Read more...]