New Tech Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

5 Emerging Technology Market Trends to Watch
Emerging technology markets are driving new tech innovations. Find out more about important trends in technology in service of emerging markets

Trends in Improving 3D Printing
3D Printing holds a great deal of promise for the future. Here are the trends that are making it better, stronger and more readily available.

Value "As A Service" Can Bring to Your Business


Training and Job Resources
This section is geared towards people looking to pursue a career in new technology. It includes career resources for finding work and marketing yourself, and training resources for developing your technology skills.

Startup Profile: Yik Yak App
Social media trends are accelerating, and the real driver of success for most platforms are a younger audience. Is the next big platform called Yik Yak?

Tech Training
This section contains resources on technology training and skills development. A constant eye towards keeping your skills relevant, market ready and up to date is crucial for success in a tech career, and this section will provide resources to that end.

APIs
Application Programming Interface (API) is an interface that facilitates interaction with other software or programs. An application exposes certain functionality and data through routines, data and programing structures, protocols and libraries. This section discusses everything about APIs.

Cloud Computing
Cloud computing continues to evolve as the concept is relatively new. The model for cloud computing is about enabling on-demand network based computing from a shared pool of resources. This includes servers, storage, applications and operating systems. The key is the ability to provision these resources as needed.Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models.

AWS Identity and Access Management
Amazon recently announced the availability of AWS Identity & Access Management support for CloudFront. Learn how to set it up with S3 and CloudFront.

Amazon's Identity & Access Management (IAM)
Amazon recently announced the availability of AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) support for CloudFront, enabling multiple users within an AWS account. Page 2.

How to Setup Amazon's (IAM) with S3 and CloudFront
Amazon recently announced the availability of AWS Identity & Access Management support for CloudFront. IAM was launched in 2010 and included S3 support. Page 3.

Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
Justifying IT investments is a critical skill for anyone working in technology. Learn more about calculating the value of an IT Investment.

Tech Innovation
Coverage of major innovations in technology, past, present and future. Technology innovation focuses on designing and developing new products, services, ideas and principles using creative methods and best practices. Tech innovation drives our current economy and the largest organizations in the world are the players.

5 Applications of Green Technology
Technology can create some dramatic strain on our precious natural resources, so companies are looking to the application of green technology.

Security
Best security systems. New Tech.

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 8
How to Deploy Your Web App to the Cloud

How to Deploy a Google App Engine Console
Learn how to deploy a Google app engine console. App Engine needs to be specifically activated and associated with your existing Google account.

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 2
Create an Application Space in Google App Engine Using the Admin Console

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 3
How to download the appropriate Google App Engine tools

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 4
How to Create a New Application Locally Using the Dev Tools

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 5
How to Verify that the app.yaml File is Configured Correctly

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 6
How to Add Request Handler Logic to the main.py File

Getting Started with Google App Engine: Step 7
How to Deploy your App Locally with Google App Engine

Arduino: A Comprehensive Overview
Articles providing a comprehensive overview of Arduino, the microcontroller development platform. Topics range from a description of Arduino to projects.

What Is Arduino? A Full Definition
What is Arduino? The goal of Arduino is to create an accessible way for software developers to enter the world of microcontroller programming.

Near Field Communications (NFC) - Active NFC
Near Field Communication (Active NFC) is an emerging technology that is based on wireless technologies designed to communicate over close distances.

What Is SLAM Technology and Slam Cars?
Google's amazing self-driving car makes use of a set of concepts called SLAM technology: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. Learn more about SLAM cars.

Oculus Rift Features Technology
The Oculus Rift is a highly anticipated virtual reality gaming device. Find out about Oculus Rift features and what can be seen as a potential game-changer.

5 Augmented Reality Toys to Play With
The most noticeable applications of augmented reality has been in toys, designed for kids, these augmented reality toys offer glimpses into the future.

Devices
New technology trends for devices. We are currently entering the post-PC era, and technology can now be found on more everyday real-world items than ever before. From thermostats to wearable computing to tablets, this section will cover the latest trends in technology devices.

Arduino Quadcopter Projects
Check out these project ideas for creating an unmanned aerial vehicle using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform. Get quadcopter projects here.

Intermediate to Advanced Arduino Project Ideas
These five project ideas combine the Arduino platform with an array of technologies from across many disciplines. Here are Arduino project ideas.

Arduino RFID Projects - Integrating the Medium
Check out the following projects integrating Arduino with the near field communication format RFID. Get Arduino RFID projects and ideas for you.

Arduino vs Netduino - Which Platform Is on Top?
Arduino has become so popular that it has spawned a number of projects that extend it. Netduino is an example. Arduino vs Netduino: which is right for you?

Arduino Thermostat Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a home thermostat using the popular Arduino micro-controller platform. Here's how to do an Arduino thermostat project.

IT Investment - Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
Learn about calculating the value of an IT Investment. You can find out how using financial techniques can justify the acquisition? of an IT asset. Page 2.

Arduino and Cell Phone Projects
An exciting feature of Arduino is its portability. Find out more about projects that integrate Arduino with cell phone technology inside.

PowerPivot for Excel - Lookup Table in Data Warehouse
Adding dimension or lookup tables in data warehouse to your PowerPivot for Excel data set will enhance your analysis. It will provide alternative groupings.

5 Applications of Natural Language Processing
How will NLP shape the future? Find out more about this branch of Artifical Intelligence research and applications of natural language processing.

The Programming Language Scala
Is Scala poised to become the next popular programming language? Find out more about programming language Scala with this look at some of its benefits.

The 5 Best 3D Printers to Buy in 2016
Shop for the best 3D printers from top companies such as Formlabs, MakerBot, Makergear and more.

The 6 Best Hoverboards to Buy in 2016
Getting around town or the city is better with these top hoverboards from Swagtron, Glidecraft, Hoverboard Mate and more.

The 7 Best Dash Cams to Buy in 2016
Read full reviews and buy the best dash cams from top companies such as Falcon, Z-Edge, Blackvue, Spy Tec, Garmin and ZeroEdge to protect yourself in case of a car accident.

The 8 Best Virtual Reality Headsets
Read full reviews and shop for the bet virtual reality headsets from Oculus, Google, PlayStation and more.

The 5 Best Drones to Buy in 2016 for Under $250
Shop for the highest-rated drones under $250, which include the DBPower Hawkeye III, H107C+ HD, UDI 818A, BLADE Nano QX RTF and Syma X5C.

The 7 Best Drones to Buy in 2016
Read full reviews and shop for the top Hubsan, DJI, Blade and Syma drones that have the best flight time, camera and more.

The 6 Best Baby Monitors to Buy in 2016
Keep your infants safe by hearing every sound and seeing every movement with these top baby monitors for every budget.

Your Connected Home Starter Kit: The 8 Best Smart Home Products
Help automate your home with these top smart home products: Amazon Echo, Nest Cam, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect, Tado and more.

The 4 Best Smart Home Security Systems
Keeping your house safe and secure is easier with Canary, iSmart Alarm, Piper nv and Nest Cam; they're the best smart home security systems.

Virtualization
Virtualization. New Tech.

The 7 Best Smart Car Products to Buy in 2016
Make your car more efficient with these top smart products, including a dash cam, smartphone mount, car charger, key finder, scanning tool and more.

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An index of categories in the

Apple
Apple is synonymous with innovation. Founded in 1976, Apple helped create the personal computer market with products like the Apple II and the Macintosh. Their recent product innovations include the iPod, iPhone and the iPad. Includes news, product releases, acquisitions and personnel changes.

Google
Google dominates the search marketplace. What began as a project for Larry Page and Sergey Brin while attending Stanford University, Google has gone on to become one of the largest companies in the world. Recently, Google developed and gives away the Android operating system which runs mobile devices such as smartphones. Includes news, product releases, acquisitions and personnel changes.

Green Computing
Green computing is about environmentally friendly use of computers and related technologies. Current trends include energy efficient CPUs and peripherals, data center power reduction and the proper disposal of all the components. This section explores green computing from the business and IT perspective including costs, best practices and benefits.

Microsoft
Microsoft created the software marketplace in 1975. Includes news, product releases, acquisitions and technical innovations from the software giant.

Mobile
Mobile. New Tech.

Research and Development
Research and Development. New Tech.

Enterprise Technology
Large enterprises have unique technology needs that drive a great deal of innovation. This section will outline the latest developments in enterprise IT, in areas like Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Database Management Systems (DBMS).

Web Trends
Augmented reality is technology that combines virtual reality with the real world. Learn more about the world of augmented reality which deals with live video imagery which is digitally enhanced with computer generated graphics.

Database Management
Most large enterprises store incredibly large amounts of data, making database management (DBM) one of the primary concerns of many IT organizations,and a hot topic for tech innovation. This section explores these innovations and trends.

New Features in SQL Server 2012 (Denali)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RC0 was recently released. RC stands for Release Candidate. This article will give you a preview of the enhancements.

HTML5 vs. Flash
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.

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. Page 2.

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. Page 3.

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. Page 4.

NoSQL Databases Overview
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.

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.

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel 2010 - How to Configure Excel 2010 Pivot Table for Business Intelligence

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.

OnLive Instant Play Streaming Video Gaming 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. Page 2.

Streaming Games
Streaming games require no download in the traditional sense. All you need is a browser and perhaps the Flash Player plug-in and you are off and running. Streaming games continue to gain in popularity and are getting more complex in terms of game play. Explore innovations in the streaming games space and see the next big game that will take the industry by storm.

Startup Profile: Venmo
Venmo allows users to send small amounts of money to one another over a mobile phone in a frictionless way. Is this the new model of payments?

Medical Tricorder Technology
Healthcare technology is coming straight out of the pages of science fiction. The XPRIZE Foundation is looking to make the tricorder from Star Trek a reality.

Blog


Predicting the Future of Tech
Where is technology going? Predicting the future of tech presents many challenges.

The MIT Media Lab
The MIT Media Lab has been exploring the frontiers of tech for decades. Here is a look at some of the labs that are now discovering the tech of the future.

The MIT Macro Connections Group
The MIT Macro Connections Group works to make large amounts of data more easily understood by humans.

User Interface
The User Interface (UI) is how users interact with a computer or some other device. The user interface has evolved with best practices of design changing with additional computing power. The rich user interface includes more then just menus and commands. It includes real-time Ajax powered rich user interaction which can make the user experience much better. Explore the latest innovations in user interface design and best practices.

The MIT Fluid Interfaces Group
The MIT Fluid Interfaces Group explores what a future of more natural, flexible tech interfaces may look like.

MIT Center for Civic Media
The MIT Center for Civic Media explores the intersection of politics and technology. Here are some of the ways that tech continues to shape our political landscape.

Social Networking
Social Networking is about grouping individuals into communities. The web has revolutionized social networking be opening up the world into online communities. The section includes topics, trends and information relating to social networking.

Affective Technology
The MIT Affective Computing Group is exploring the way that technology can intersect with emotion. The computers of the future may convey emotion to us.

Project Tango Apps
Google's Project Tango may be an early look at new ways of interacting with tech. Here's a look at some of the first apps for this new device.

Google Project Tango
Google's Project Tango offers some big advancements in how mobile devices will interact with their surroundings.

Beyond the Touchscreen
Interfaces are constantly evolving. The touchscreen replaced the mouse and keyboard. What replaces the touchscreen?

Computational Design
We are entering an era where good design may no longer be a matter of taste, but a matter of good data collection

An Overview of Bionic Technologies
Technology and humanity are melding like never before. Here is a look at the ways that cyborgs are moving from science fiction to reality.

Sensory Substitution Technology
People are using technology to hear in colors, and see using sound.

Human Enhancement Technologies
The technology that we can use to overcome our limitations is getting better all the time. Here are some of the ways humans are using tech to overcome evolution.

Exoskeleton Technology
Many tech companies are developing exoskeleton technology to augment human movement. Exoskeletons may be powering the soldiers of the future.

The MIT Biomechatronics Group
This MIT lab is creating augmented humans, fusing human movement to sophisticated technology. Find out about the MIT Biomechatronics Group.

Google Project Fi
Google has now become a mobile carrier. What does this project from the tech giant mean for the telecom industry?

Periscope vs Meerkat
Between Periscope and Meerkat, Twitter is involved in a major battle betting on the future of live streaming technology.

4K Video Streaming
4K Video technology is entering the mainstream, but most Internet infrastructure is unable to broadcast it. How will the internet catch up to new video tech?

About.com New Tech - New Tech Innovations, Web Trends, Social Networking and Development
About.com's guide to new tech provides technology industry professionals with information and analysis on the latest innovations that will make huge impacts on their career. The site covers a broad spectrum of topics from web trends to social media and networking to gaming and enterprise technology. This guide will help technology practitioners learn about new tech, and make informed decisions about technology that will help their business in a meaningful way.

Live Streaming Apps
Mobile live streaming may be the next surge in social technology, but it's encountered roadblocks along the way. Is it ready to enter the mainstream?

Deep Learning and Drug Discovery
Is Deep Learning the key to unlocking the most challenging and expensive process in treating disease?

Big Tech Health Platforms
Apple, Google, Microsoft, all of these companies have designs on being the central repository for health data.

Understanding the Dangers of AI
The headline seems grabbed right from science fiction, but in reality many notable figures are concerned that AI poses a major threat to humanity.

New Technology and Health
New technology is impacting health and healthcare in a variety of ways. Here is a look at some of the frontiers of health tech.

Bionic Technology
Bionic technologies are moving out of the pages of science fiction and into reality. A number of new technologies are merging with human bodies to improve lives.

Digital Vellum and the Data Black Hole
So much of our critical data is digital, and much of it is at risk of being lost. Why do some tech experts feel we are on the edge of an ‘information black hole?’

The Scanadu Scout
The Scanadu Scout is the first in a wave of products that will popularize the idea of measuring your own complex health data. Learn more about the Scout.

Samsung S Health
Samsung S Health allows handset owners to turn their phone into a fitness tracking device. Will it become a competitor to Google Fit and Apple HealthKit?

Google Fit
Google Fit is going to go up against Apple's HealthKit in the battle for health data. This is not the first time Google has attempted to enter the healthcare space.

Nanotechnology and Health
Nanotechnology has long held major promise as a healthcare tool. Here are ways that nanoscale solutions are having a real impact in fighting disease.

Health Monitoring Technology
Fitness trackers are just the beginning. A wave of technology is coming that promises to put users in control of their health like never before.

The Future of Life Institute
There are many high-profile and intelligent figures that believe AI poses a grave existential risk to humanity. Here's what they're doing about it.

Text to Speech Technology
Computers are becoming an ever more intimate part of our lives, and one of the ways that tech will further incorporate itself is by sounding like a human being.

AI Superintelligence
The singularity is a concept that has major implications on the world of technology, particularly artificial intelligence. Will computers be smarter than humans?

Facebook DeepFace
DeepFace is a technology from Facebook Research that points towards a huge trend amongst big web technology companies. Find out more about deep learning.

Concerns Over Artificial Intelligence
The notion of an artificial intelligence that is superior a human's seems like something from science fiction. But figures like Elon Musk are worried about just such a reality.

Virtual Games
Virtual games represent a form of gaming where players interact with one another typically using avatars in a vast virtual world. Second Life is the most famous virtual world game where players interact and socialize. What makes virtual games unique is that real world activities are beginning to make their way into virtual games. This section looks at innovations in virtual games from the players and developers perspective.

M-PESA
Many in the tech industry might be surprised to find out that the leading country in mobile payment technology is Kenya. Find out more about M-PESA.

Speech Recognition Technology
The user interfaces of the future are very likely to involve natural human speech. The technology that is powering this shift is already coming into its own.

Microsoft Cortana
Microsoft has recently released a competitor to Apple's Siri, and Android's Google Now. Will Microsoft's offering, called Cortana, make waves in the mobile market?

Gear VR Games
Samsung's Gear VR is now available for consumers, and offers an early look at the potential of VR. What are the launch titles that consumers can expect?

What is Magic Leap?
Magic Leap appears to epitomize the current climate of hype around technology startups. But the stealth company has the attention of some of tech's heaviest hitters.

Wearable Technology at CES
CES 2015 has brought along more speculation that this is the year that wearable technology reaches the mainstream. Is this the year for wearable tech?

Samsung Milk VR
Samsung is looking to make a pre-emptive move into providing content for virtual reality. Find out more about Milk VR, the virtual reality movie site.

Speech to Speech Translation
Speech to Speech translation is an important concept in tech because it brings together a number of technologies. Find out more about the cutting edge of machine translation.

360-Degree Video Cameras
While VR will first make an impact in the world of gaming, many are predicting it will be the world of cinema next. 360-Degree cameras are the first step.

Tech Startups
Many of the highest profile developments in the tech world are driven by startups. This section will delve into the world of technology startups - how they are funded, how they are managed, and the innovations that are making an impact on the tech community at large.

The Razer OSVR
Oculus Rift seems poised for major success. Razer appears to be adopting an open source approach to VR. Can Razer become the Android to Oculus' iPhone?

The Guide to Gamification
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 Cool Things You Can Do With PowerPivot for Excel
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.

How to Configure 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.

OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID
OpenID - 5 Benefits of Integrating Your Website with OpenID

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?

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 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.

Data Science Projects for Beginners
Data Science projects are a great way for beginners to the field to gain experience in this growing industry. Here are some of the best current options.

Company Movements and Acquisitions
A look at the movers and shakers in the gaming industry. Keep up to date with company acquisitions and up and coming leaders in the gaming industry.

O2O Commerce
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.

Secondary Video Game Markets
How has the rise of used video game markets affected the video game industry, and what measures are game makers taking to capture profits from this phenomenon?

5 Applications of Augmented Reality Technology
Here are 5 interesting uses for augmented reality, an important technology of the future.

The Executive's Guide to Tablets
This article is written to bring an executive up to speed on tablet technology.

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.

Facebook
Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. This section covers everything Facebook including application, privacy, technology and innovations.

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.

VK.com: The Russian 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

Tech Company Profile: Social Intelligence
Social Intelligence provides services that allow employers to screen current and prospective employees in terms of social media content.

Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus - A Primer on the 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.

Enterprise Project Management for IT Projects
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.

Is Wi-Fi Direct a Viable Bluetooth Replacement?
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.

Startup Profile: WhatsApp
Learn more about the mobile messaging service WhatsApp. Will it become the de facto replacement for SMS?

Applications of Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is technology that combines virtual reality with the real world. Augmented reality evolves as computing power increases.

Applications of Augmented Reality
Applications of Augmented Reality. Page 2.

Web Development
Web Development is a general term for building websites. We generally think of HTML, Flash, JavaScript and CSS when think about this topic. With the advent of web services, cloud computing and rich media, developing for the web is much more complex then it used to be. Read about the new tools, technology and best practices available for web today.

Development Concepts
Development Concepts. New Tech.

The Turing Test
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?

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

Wiki World
Wiki World. New Tech.

Tangible User Interfaces
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?

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.

BeagleBone Black vs Arduino
Find out how the new BeagleBone Black stacks up against the popular hardware prototyping platform Arduino

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?

The Top Quantified Self Apps
Quantified Self applications offer the promise of a better life by helping you track the data of your existence. Find out more about the QS movement!

What is Haptics?
Learn about haptics, a field of study that creates computers that can communicate with you through your sense of touch.

What is Kinesics?
Learn about kinesics, the use of gestures and body language, and how it relates to the design of new technology.

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 is Chronemics?
Find out about Chronemics, the study of time in communication, and its relationship to the technology of the future.

The Xbox One 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.

Arduino Twitter Projects
Find out more about Arduino projects that integrate with the popular social media site Twitter

What are Smartwatches?
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.

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?

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.

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!

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!

Arduino Motion Sensor Projects
Check out these ideas for creating a motion sensing device from the popular Arduino micro-controller platform.

Agile Development
Agile development is all about building better software. Agile software development is based on iterative builds in which requirements evolve throughout the process.

Geo-Location
Geo-location refers to the identification of the geographic location of a cell phone or internet connected computer.

Email
Email is being challenged with new technology like microblogging and social software. Check out the latest innovations and advances in email technology.

OpenID
OpenID is a standard where users can be authenticated with a website using an OpenID account. OpenID contains basic profile information about you and is used to speed up the process of filling out web common web forms.

Data Portability
Open standards is a key component of data portability. Data portability involves moving physical data in addition to providing standard interfaces for the interchange of data. The DataPortability Project was founded in 2007 and has members from many of the biggest tech companies in the world including Microsoft and Facebook. Read about data portability and the tech challenges that it faces.

Online Collaboration
Explanation of technologies that enable online networking and collaboration between people.

Programming Languages
A programming language is human readable text that is converted to something that a machine can understand by some type of compiler. Programmers in the 1940s and 1950s wrote programs in machine language. You think C# is difficult. Explore programming languages including the up and comming innovations in programming.

Development Tools and Techniques
Development tools are the programs and utilities that create applications. Development tools have evolved from practically machine language utilities to full blown integrated development environments (IDE) such as Visual Studio from Microsoft and Eclipse, the open source development tool. Techniques have also evolved along with the program environments.

Design
Game design is the creative part of the game development process. Advances in game design tools have successfully moved the design process much closer to the development process. The industry pushes the limits of hardware in terms of performance and graphics which helps everyone. Explore the world of game design including tools, best practices and advances in development techniques.

Mobile Games
The market for mobile gaming is expected to reach $12 billion by 2014. This is a high growth industry and with recent advances in smartphone technology, the future is bright. Check out the latest advances, news and innovations in the mobile gaming space.

Crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing is a model where tasks are outsourced to a large number of people. These groups are really social networks and the idea is that distributed groups can accomplish certain things quicker the small teams. A public beta of a software product is essentially quality assurance using crowdsourcing.

Twitter
Twitter is a communication website where individuals send short updates that are received by their followers. Ofter referred to as micro-blogging, Twitter is one of the most popular social networking sites in existence. This section covers the technology of Twitter including changes to the service, how it works, innovations and competitors.

Video
Video. New Tech.

Software Development
The different components of software development which is a structured approach to building applications.

Gaming
Technology, trends and innovations relating to the games and the gaming industry.

Database Management
Concepts around storage and retrieval of data from a database. Database Management Systems (DBMS) today are back ends to a variety of applications and platforms.

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?

5 Examples of Biomimetic Technology
Find out more about how scientists and designers are using nature as inspiration for technologies of the future.

Console Systems
Today's console systems are basically computers optimized for video game play. With the online services and increased bandwidth available, the typical console system can stream videos and even browse the web. Explore innovations in game console systems and keep up with the technology behind the scenes.

Office Collaboration
Office Collaboration may be replacing email as the killer app in business computing. Sharing information via user created websites is becoming the norm in the office. This section looks at the technology of office collaboration.

Trending aka Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist basically means the spirit of the times. Trends are important in the world of technology and the world of search provides a pulse of a particular period. Google publishes a year end Zeitgeist that characterizes the trends of the past year. In fact, all the major search engines and social networks have similar lists. Explore how your organization can exploit this kind of trend analysis.

Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality. New Tech.

Real-Time Web
Social networking sites have really pushed the concept of the real-time web. With Tweets and Status Updates, we have seen technology emerge that searches this near real-time information. The Real-Time Web is about making information available immediately. Read about the latest innovations in real-time web technology.

Search Algorithms and Ranking
We know that Google revolutionized search by focusing on site linking as an indicator of importance. But what is happening in the world of search right now? Explore ranking technology and the latest search algorithms being developed.

Semantic Web
The web is designed for user interaction. The Semantic Web is about technology that makes it accessible by machines. This concept was introduced by the W3C with the hope that someday, technology would exist that would allow all websites to be interpreted automatically by programs and machines using metadata. Read about the Semantic Web as we move closer to Tim Berners-Lee's vision.

Web 2.0/Web 3.0
Web 2.0 is generally thought of as web application that promote interaction between users and the owner of a website or users with other users. This essentially equates to social networking. Explore topics around Web 2.0 as the discussion is constantly changing. Also, find out about We 3.0 which is the new buzzword in many tech conversations.

Business Tech
The business of information technology (IT) drives the technology. This wasn't always the case -- think about the dot com era. The business of IT is about aligning technology to meeting the strategy of the organization. Topics in this section include IT Portfolio Management, Enterprise Architecture, successful business models, and development approaches to managing expectations of the business. The business of IT is about bringing value to your organization with every project every day.

Do We Need a Content Delivery Network?
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.

Sign Up for Amazon S3 Account
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Amazon S3 Pricing
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Amazon S3 Cost Estimator
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Sign In To Your New Amazon S3 Account
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Create a New Amazon S3 Bucket
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Upload Files
Upload Files. New Tech. Page 7.

Set Permissions
Set Permissions. New Tech. Page 8.

Update Source Code (HTML)
Update Source Code (HTML). New Tech. Page 9.

Data Scientist: It's Becoming Cool to be a Data Geek
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.

Understanding Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management Software
Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management solution involves 3 pieces of software including Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

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EyeTrackShop Sample
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 2.

EyeTrackShop Sample
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.

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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.

Gantt Chart
Gantt charts are used to illustrate the start and finish dates of tasks that make up a project.

EyeTrackShop Sample
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. Their platform leverages technology developed by the leader in eye tracking and eye control, Tobii Technology.

EyeTrackShop Sample
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.

Developers
Developer Tools and Best Practices

Stardock Fences Gallery
Stardock Fences Gallery

SQL Server 2011 Denali Installation Image
SQL Server 2011 Denali Installation Image

SQL Server 2011 (Denali) - Installation Gallery
SQL Server 2011 (Denali) - Installation Gallery

SQL Server 2011 (Denali) - Installation Gallery
SQL Server 2011 (Denali) - Installation Gallery

HTML5
HTML5 is the next generation of the HTML standard and is governed by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). Gain an understanding of this new standard.

Browsers
The browser is an application that interprets web sites. While the major browsers adhere to most of the major standards, each has unique challenges from the perspective of the developer. Mobile browsers are improving but have even more inconsistencies. Articles in this section discuss browsers in terms of development challenges and up and coming improvements.

Flash
Adobe Flash is the leading rich internet applicatio on the web. Adobe reports up to 98% of all browsers have the Flash Player installed. ActionScript is Adobe's scripting language and most streaming video on the web is rendered using Flash technology. With HTML5, things may be changing. Research in this section includes the future of Flash, development best practices and the Apple vs. Adobe battle for rich media.

CSS
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets which is used as the presentation layer of a web page. Primarily, CSS allows developers to seperate the style or presentation from the content of the document. CSS version 3 is part of HTML5.

Web Services
Web services are usually applications accessed over HTTP. Web services promote a modular approach to development and make integrations between systems possible and cleaner. This section focuses on the world of web services from the development and integration standpoint.

Marketing Your Skills
In today's Information Technology marketplace, its more about how your skills benefit an organization. Computer programmers and being asked how a particular project grew revenue or saved the company money. Take a look at ways to market your skills in the competitive tech world of today.

CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access.

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.

Company Movements and People Announcements
Keep up to date with the latest promotions and announcements of the leaders in the tech world. Watch the careers of the new players and entrepreneurs making the biggest impacts in new tech today.

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Stardock Fences Gallery

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SQL Server 2011 Denali Installation Image

Everything as a Service - 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.

Everything as a Service - Twenty "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.

BaaS - Backup as a Service
BaaS - Backup as a Service

New Tech - Quick Tip
Quick Tip document index for the About.com New Tech GuideSite

Business of IT
The business of information technology (IT) drives the technology. This wasn't always the case -- think about the dot com era. The business of IT is about aligning technology to meeting the strategy of the organization. Topics in this section include IT Portfolio Management, Enterprise Architecture, successful business models, and development approaches to managing expectations of the business. The business of IT is about bringing value to your organization with every project every day.