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Programming Visually With Node-RED: Wiring Up The Internet Of Things With Ease
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Programming Visually With Node-RED: Wiring Up The Internet Of Things With Ease

Through programming, we make machines imitate complex behavior by following sequences of simple instructions. Using textual programming languages such as Assembly, C, Python, and JavaScript is one of the primary way of doing this. Designers of these programming languages have spent countless hours trying to make the experience of writing programs as easy as possible […]

The Psychology of Wearables and Wearable Technology
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The Psychology of Wearables and Wearable Technology

In recent years we’ve seen new, disruptive innovations in the world of wearable technology; advances that will potentially transform life, business, and the global economy. Products like Google Glass, Apple Watch, and Oculus Rift promise not only to change the way we approach information, but also our long established patterns of social interaction. Indeed, we […]

The World Is Our Interface: Design Beyond The Screen
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The World Is Our Interface: Design Beyond The Screen

We are in an exciting age of design: Welcome to a new era in history where our bodies, cars, bedrooms, heaters, streets and  just about everything is beginning to become an interface. This article will present a number of exciting technologies and various interfaces to interact with them, ranging from touch to VR, as well […]

Boost Your Productivity With Amazon Web Services
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Boost Your Productivity With Amazon Web Services

During the last few years, the hottest word on everyone’s lip has been “productivity.” In the rapidly evolving Internet world, getting something done fast always gets an upvote. Despite needing to implement real business logic quickly and accurately, as an experienced PHP developer I still spent hundreds of hours on other tasks, such as setting […]

Top Ten Front-End Design Rules For Developers
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Top Ten Front-End Design Rules For Developers

As front-end developers, our job is, essentially, to turn designs into reality via code. Understanding, and being competent in, design is an important component of that. Unfortunately, truly understanding front-end design is easier said than done. Coding and aesthetic design require some pretty different skill sets. Because of that, some front-end devs aren’t as proficient […]

Home Smart Home: Domesticating the Internet of Things
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Home Smart Home: Domesticating the Internet of Things

The smart home technology boom is upon us. Despite lucrative projections for the market, and ever increasing numbers of connected devices, we have yet to witness much social impact from consumer adoption into the home. As a potential tipping point looms, there are several debates surrounding privacy, integration and other technical issues. Yet, there seems […]

Are We Creating An Insecure Internet of Things (IoT)? Security Challenges and Concerns
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Are We Creating An Insecure Internet of Things (IoT)? Security Challenges and Concerns

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been an industry buzzword for years, but sluggish development and limited commercialization have led some industry watchers to start calling it the “Internet of NoThings”. Double puns aside, IoT development is in trouble. Aside from spawning geeky jokes unfit for most social occasions, the hype did not help; and, […]

An Introduction to Robot Operating System: The Ultimate Robot Application Framework
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An Introduction to Robot Operating System: The Ultimate Robot Application Framework

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is not an actual operating system, but a framework and set of tools that provide functionality of an operating system on a heterogeneous computer cluster. Its usefulness is not limited to robots, but the majority of tools provided are focused on working with peripheral hardware. ROS is split up in […]

Google Cardboard Overview: Virtual Reality On The Cheap
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Google Cardboard Overview: Virtual Reality On The Cheap

Imagine yourself standing on the moon’s surface, overlooking a crater from your lunar rover, or listening to the mission control chatter. Or simply don’t imagine, instead, buy a cheap Google Cardboard VR set then stick your phone to it, and begin your exploration of the solar system, coral reefs, tourist spots, museums and many more. […]

Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR
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Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR

BY NERMIN HAJDARBEGOVIC – TECHNICAL EDITOR @ TOPTAL Microsoft has a long tradition of spicing up relatively dull product announcements with compelling tech demos, and the Windows 10 announcement was no exception. The software giant used the opportunity to create a fair amount of buzz about the HoloLens, a futuristic headset that offers a glimpse […]

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