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IoT Goes Beyond the Connected Home

Beyond the Connected Home: Revolutionary IOT Applications

IoT has traditionally been associated with the Connected Home. The idea that your car can talk to your front door, which can talk to your lighting, which can talk to your stove. The standard example of IoT is that your car – using embedded software and the cloud – is able to inform your front […]

Sizing Up the Internet of Things Opportunity

Sizing Up the Internet of Things Opportunity

When the Internet of Things (IoT) first became a “thing”, just a few years ago, expectations for the space were astronomical. Analysts were predicting the market for connected devices by 2020 could be as high as 100 billion units. Thankfully, in terms of managing expectations and pleasing investors, forecasts these days are less hyperbolic. But […]

How to Control LED Lights with a Raspberry Pi

How to Control LED Lights with a Raspberry Pi

As an IoT (Internet of Things) shop, we love working with new technology and creating fun useful side projects.  We have worked on everything from a temperature sensor for the office, to a boost controller for a Subaru WRX.  So when one of our staff was working on a theater room for his house, we […]

Introducing Kids to CS

Introducing Kids to Computer Science

In today’s tech-centric world, introducing kids to computer science is so important. Despite that the technology industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US, many schools cannot afford computer science programs. According to Newswire, only about 25% of high schools in the US offer computer science classes. With our schools not yet able […]

Nest Thermostat Disaster, When IoT Goes Wrong

Nest Thermostat Disaster, When IoT Goes Wrong

The Nest thermostat has been an iconic example of an Internet of Things device, but today it is the epitome of IoT failures. Nest had an epic meltdown for devices all across the world that left homeowners out in the cold… literally. As the New York Times reports, “The problems with the much-hyped thermostat…affected an […]

3 Creative Ways to Elevate Your Professional Development

3 Creative Ways to Elevate Your Professional Development

What does football have to do with professional development? Let me explain…sometimes I like to imagine what life would have been like if I had become a professional football player. Now, don’t get too excited, there was little chance of that ever happening, but I find it an interesting thought exercise. Call it Monday morning […]

Software Engineer Job

Help for Landing a Software Engineer Job: Discover How in 5 Easy Steps

While whispers of layoffs might be making the rounds, don’t be fooled—the software engineer job market is still hot. You may have to work a little harder to land a software engineer job. And the days of extravagant office perks (oh, those free massages!) might be long gone. But today’s developers are hardly missing out. […]

Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design: More Than Just Mobile

Your business is already responsive to customer needs, but is your website responsive? Responsive web design is a popular term, but not everyone knows what a responsive website is. That’s a mistake you can’t afford to make for your business. Here’s everything you need to know to know what responsive web design is and to […]

Thought leadership 101: 3 places to build your online authority

Thought leadership 101: 3 places to build your online authority

Since the birth of commerce, business owners have assumed that directly promoting a product was the best way to sell it. For a long time, this worked. Over the years, thanks to the drip drip drip of advertorials, paid reviews, and infotainment, consumers became deeply suspicious of promotion. So business owners needed a different way […]

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