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The Surface 3 Is Still Doing Work, Somehow
The Surface 3 Is Still Doing Work, Somehow

Just recently many new laptops and 2 in 1's were announced with more power and better resolution than ever before. It's a fantastic time if you're looking for a new machine and if you have the available funds for it. As along with an increase in performance, you'll of course also get an increase in price tag. Which is why I'm happy to say that somehow, in a surprising turn of events, my Atom powered Surface 3 is still putting in an insane amount of work without so much as a hiccup.

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Microsoft's HoloLens Has Some Competition
Microsoft's HoloLens Has Some Competition

Microsoft today revealed a bit more info on one of their more secretive projects, the HoloLens, at Microsoft Build 2015. For those that missed the unveiling of the HoloLens a few months back, it is a holographic projection headset with motion tracking and gesture recognition. Which is not the same as Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality. Unlike with Augmented reality devices, the HoloLens doesn't just project images in front of the user like Google Glass does. It projects them and locks them into place wherever the user wishes in their environment. Freakin' awesome I say. It looks something like this:

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The 5 Best Uses For Microsoft's HoloLens
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The 5 Best Uses For Microsoft's HoloLens

With the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens a few weeks back came dozens of ideas running through people's minds as to what it could do. We saw a small glimpse of it's potential during Microsoft's Windows 10 keynote event, but each demonstration was pretty limited. We saw someone load a Minecraft type world in their living room and break some blocks. We saw someone "build" a rocket model using primitive shapes and we saw someone generate the Mars landscape into their brains, like magic, or voodoo. It was impressive to say the least. But personally in my daily life at home any of those things would only be fun for like 5 minutes. So far that's all we know about the HoloLens, but we can imagine what it will be able to do when it's ready for the public. Below are my top 5 features that I want the HoloLens to have. Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments section below.

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First Time Impressions Of The Google Cardboard
First Time Impressions Of The Google Cardboard

During Google I/O last year (2014) Google handed out a mysterious piece of cardboard to all attendees. It was both a joke and an amazing accomplishment at once. Not everyone can spend 350$ for an Oculus Rift or even more for the latest competitors in the mix. But everyone..has access to cardboard and most people nowadays have access to a smartphone. Google's "Cardboard" was a VR headmount that would accommodate pretty much any smartphone, and more importantly, it could be built out of cheap parts that anyone could find and assemble. Google offers the Cardboard's blueprints for free here and a list of the parts you'll need as well. Most things can be found on Amazon for a few bucks.

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1 Week With The LG G Watch
1 Week With The LG G Watch

A whole 7 days have passed and this puppy hasn't left my hand yet, except to shower, even though it is water resistant. And one thing is for certain, the amount of time that is spent looking at my phone has drastically decreased. Maybe it's because of the novelty of the whole thing, or maybe it's because half the notifications I get really can be ignored, but the phone has found less and less time in my hands. So far it feels great having all of my notifications a snap of the wrist away.

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My Chromebook Vs My Windows Laptop
My Chromebook Vs My Windows Laptop

I purchased a Chromebook recently mainly because I needed a small and quick laptop that I could use to keep track of my websites, Analytics, Adsense, Youtube etc etc. And my i5 Terabyte Windows machine is big and in fact it's never actually left its desk. So I purchased this little number here from Amazon just to try it out. I'll admit that when Chromebook's first came out I was the first guy at the watercooler to say it was a waste of money. I was probably right. Those first models had no internal storage and without a network connection it was 100% useless. Now many more apps run offline, the battery life is way better, and most offer around 16GB of solid state awesomez.

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exciting ways to improve your software knowledge
exciting ways to improve your software knowledge

You might be keen to learn more about software and different advanced technologies, improving your knowledge. This is certainly worth doing as it will provide you with a fantastic advantage if you want to gain a position in the IT industry. This is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. On top of this, discovering more about software and technology will provide you with the option to gain higher positions in IT for larger levels of pay. So, there are certainly various benefits to doing this. But, how can you improve your knowledge? Well, there are a few paths that you may want to consider taking.

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there's a smarter way to make money
there's a smarter way to make money
There's a Smarter Way to Make Money

There’s a smarter way to make money than swapping time for money, and most programmers already understand the power of financial leverage in the sense that rather than earning $100 as an hourly wage, it is much better to develop an app, be that an SAS app or paid iPhone app that can then be downloaded or subscribed to multiple times without you having to do any extra work - particularly if the revenue is recurring.

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pain waves: can data hurt?
pain waves: can data hurt?
Pain Waves: Can Data Hurt?

If you live in a modern city or town, like most of the world’s population, your body is no stranger to the bombardment of data which objects in these areas have to endure. With the vast majority of people’s internet signals being wireless, radio and telephone services constantly active, and all of the other radiation-based transfer methods being used, it’s hard to avoid it. Over the last few years, this has raised a lot of questions about safety, leaving people worried that data could be damaging their body. To help you to understand this area, this post will be exploring wireless communications and transfers, all while answering the big question; can data hurt?

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app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
App Inspiration: Gaining Valuable Insight From Non-Competing Brands

When creating an App for your business (or a client), there are many different factors to consider. First and foremost, it is imperative to build a unique piece of software. Still, there’s nothing wrong with gaining inspiration from products that are already on the market.

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traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive
traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive

If you have a few old hard drives lying around, you might be thinking about selling them to make some extra cash. However, there are a few traps you can end up falling into when you decide to sell your hard drive that you’re going to want to avoid. A study has recently shown that people who sell their old used hard drives and SSDs aren't taking the steps they need to take to wipe data from them. This is dangerous for obvious reasons; one of the biggest ones being that the buyer can access personal information, and even corporate data in some cases.

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development mistakes that will ruin your app
development mistakes that will ruin your app

When developing an app, whether for business or an entirely different purpose, there are a few mistakes that will ruin your app completely. Read on for some common mistakes that you should do your best to avoid:

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About Me

Walter Guevara
Walter G.
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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