The Internet of Things – Possibilities and Downside

Internet-of-things “Good Morning, sir! I’ve regulated the temperature to your liking. You can have your orange juice now,” your refrigerator tells you as you move towards it for your morning juice. “I took the liberty to check your Google Calendar and there’s a party on for day after tomorrow. Given that Sebastian and Elina accepted the invitation, I’ve placed an order for 3 lbs of meat for steaks as you prefer a steak party with the two of them. Moreover, you drank the last can of Coke last night so I’ve placed the order for that, too. And don’t worry, I’ve notified the supermarket to deliver the goods after 7 PM as you’re home by that time.” You nod along having that glass of orange juice. You then put it in the sink and walk towards the bathroom for a brush and a shower. There, you find that the bath has already been prepared by your bathtub and the temperature is just perfect according to the weather your bathtub found out assessing the latest weather forecast. While you’re brushing your teeth, the mirror in the bathroom comes to life and shows you a summarized view of your Facebook news feed, Twitter timeline, and news from the sources you prefer, thanks to Google web history it keeps of you. In case you are wondering, this is not a day out of the life of Tony Stark in the next Iron Man movie, or an excerpt from a Sci-Fi novel I’m writing these days. This could be our world in the next ten years from now. Lo and behold the INTERNET OF THINGS.  Continue reading

Microsoft Releases Source Code of MS-DOS and Word for Windows

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If you’ve grown up in the 90’s, you must be familiar with MS-DOS and Word, two incredibly awesome software developed by Microsoft at the start of it being the global leader in software and OS market for decades to come. MS-DOS or Microsoft Disk Operating System was literally the start of Microsoft when they sold off the OS to then super power of entire computer industry, IBM and everybody who uses a PC is familiar with Microsoft Word, a word processing application that now comes as part of an office productivity suite.

Computer History Museum today, with permission from Microsoft Corporation, has released the source code of both MS-DOS and Word for Windows, in an attempt to give software development students an insights to software that changed the course of history.

 

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Issue Tracking – It’s Just Not The Numbers!

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Software Development seems like a simple term to understand and as the consumer market grows day by day, it is creating a rather wide yet simpler effect on its users. The diversification of the users is increasing by the passage of time and we can clearly see that the average product (software) user is now a common man! It is now a common man game, and people don’t need to be specialists or have certain “titled” roles to operate the hardware and software. With the development  on the internet and the evolution of the “Internet of things” the common man will have more access and power in their hands as ever before; But there is a catch to this revolution;

If we consider the looking glass in both ways then the consumer side is in far less complicated grounds than that of the manufacturing side; How? Well there are two words; Rapid – Deployments! Yes sir!, there is a huge number of users to a single application and they all want it running and healthy, because if that is not the case, then a whole mass of users will simply shift themselves to another one and will forget about it in the next hour;

It is not a hidden secret anymore that if we want to run an “efficient” software development, testing, deployment and support operation, we need to have a database that can reflect the status of this activity anytime we want and anywhere we want; The Project managers would want data to be represented in a manner that it reflects their team performance, criticality of the current issues and above all the resource time allocation in regards to the cost of the project! Now, for this several tools are available in market and most of these are free of cost; Now, I am not going in details and comparisons of issue to bug tracking systems that are available in the market, you can simply Google the terms and will be amuse yourself that how many are there!

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An Everlasting Phone – ZTE Shows off a Modular Smartphone

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The world of technology and gadgets is ever-changing. The effective life span of a gadget is decreasing very fast as there’s a tough competition among tech companies to bring new, better, and cooler gadgets to consumers. You may spend a good amount of money on a smartphone you find cool and that just suites your needs but pretty soon, many better options are available to you. Your phone might not support the newer, better version of an operating system or perhaps the new ones run on an eight-core processor.

What if we told you that you can add or replace specific phone components into your phone? Want a better camera in your phone? Buy the camera module and insert it into your phone just like you insert an SD card into a phone.

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