The iOS SDK is great for many things, but there are plenty of things it can improve on. This is namely it’s support for the future via web service integration using standard web service protocols, which I will explore here.
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Switching power supplies have come to replace the conventional transformer-focused power supply as a cheaper and more efficient alternative.
While many advances have been made over the years to bring these devices down to microscopic sizes and near-perfect efficiency, there is still some room for improvement in the field of bidirectionality, and here I aim to explore my own research into the field that is the subject of one of my first US patents.
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With services like Netflix, Amazon.com, iTunes and Hulu(+), why would one need anything other than an Internet connection and a smart TV? For long, the answer has been sports: the big game ringleaders have been in bed with the cable/satellite companies deep for a long time.
But, that could be about to change and for the better of humanity — except the big network companies, that is.
Continue reading “Cord Cutting and Live Sports” →
3D printers are the latest hobbyist craze, going so far as to make appearances en masse at CES this year. But how practical are they outside of the hobby market? Do they really have the potential to become the next big thing as it stands?
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By buying it out, even e-commerce giant eBay agrees: Magento is an established, proven e-commerce platform. But is it right for you, and why should you use it or not use it? An in-depth analysis follows.
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Wanting to finally take the plunge and start up the business you’ve been pondering? The types of businesses may seem confusing and difficult to grasp, but here’s a quick rundown of what they are to you (and which one you should consider based on your needs).
Continue reading “C Corporation, S Corporation, Or LLC? The Missing Startup Manual” →
It happens: your phone charger bites the dust, you lose it, or you need another one. So you go off to an online site such as Amazon.com seeking a new one, and are faced with the decision of buying the “official” one or the 75% cheaper one manufactured by a company you’ve never heard of.
They both have the same input/output voltage levels, but have you considered the fact that one can easily kill you?
Continue reading “Cheap Phone Chargers: Stealth Death Traps” →
So the iPhone 5 has been released and I bought the second and third ones sold in my state after a night of camping out, which was extremely fun.
But all the fun and “ooh ahh” aside, the presence of iPhone 5′s on the web is to be taken into consideration, and here I offer an optimized approach for catering to the new resolution using just raw CSS.
Continue reading “iPhone 5 CSS Media Query” →
Recently on Slashdot, a new banner designed to get the attention of nerds everywhere features famed Linux kernel hacker Alan Cox (or an intended look-alike) displayed prominently shirtless.
Continue reading “Alan Cox’s Tee Shirt Advertisement” →