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The Rise of Communication through Haptic Feedback

Brad Yale

For most of us, haptic feedback takes two forms - a vibrating phone in your pocket alerting you to an incoming message and key stroke vibrations when typing a text message/playing a game on your smart device. This though, is a shame because as Apple and Google engineers know, haptic feedback could be and should be used for so much more.

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1830 wasn't so long ago

John  Traenkenschuh

My family and I had a meal in Pigeon Forge, in an old mill building that's quite old, in an area settled in 1830.  Walking in with a MacBook Pro certainly seemed odd to some, but no one noticed my phone offering tethering rights.  And so it was that I posted a blog in a building that dated back 160 or more years ago.

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America the Crumbling: The Case for Greater Internet Access, Broadband and Lower Pricing

Brad Yale

I love the World Cup. I hate Verizon. The combination of Messi, Muller, Robin van Persie and Clint Dempsey matched with the slow lag prone streaming quality of the ESPN Watch App got me thinking about the horrible state of the American Internet. Make no mistake about it, the American Internet infrastructure is crumbling. Here's why the American Internet is so bad and how we can fix it. 

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Human Telematics II

John  Traenkenschuh

Are you using a Jawbone UP or the Fitbit?  Useful?  Traenk weighs in on his experiences.

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November Author Webinars - Register for the Free Learning Sessions Today!

Jamie Shoup


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Want a Happy Holiday? Spend it with Donald Knuth...

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk thinks back on all the great ideas and times he's had reading the excellent series, "The Art of Computer Programming."


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Learning is Learning

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk muses over the links between IT and art.  Stick around!  There is a link!


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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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Dennis Ritchie--May He Rest in Peace...

John  Traenkenschuh
Time to Remember a True Computing Pioneer...


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Technology Butlers

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wants to know how much faster we can become more sustainable, using fewer resources, with an application of common technology.

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There's a new Highway in our land...

John  Traenkenschuh

Part of the fun of living in a rural state like Illinois is visiting its smaller towns.  These are now attaching slowly to a massive super-highway snaking through this land.

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Embedded? We don't need no stinkin' embedded devices

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk is learning about embedded devices, and it is a confusing world to someone more comfortable with full-featured computers.

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