While drones may be well known for military applications, there are many other evolving practical applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles are controlled by on-board computers or remote devices and the FAA currently estimates that as many as 7,500 small commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may be in use by 2018, assuming the necessary regulations are in place. This article explores some different practical applications of drones, including storm forecasting and more.
"Musings" because I couldn't think of a better title at the time and it just kind of stuck. What you will find in this section cannot exactly be described as "reflective" or "thoughtful" or even remotely "meditative" (at this time, I have almost no interest in writing about such topics publicly). But I often write tech topics that don't fit nicely in any of my other clear-cut categories (and for some reason, I may not want to put the content in my "Zero Code Tech" category). I dump all off such stuff into this "musings" section.
Since the Snowden saga, everyone and their brother is now paranoid about government snooping and the privacy of their data and devices. There are discussions around how the big tech companies are misusing our data and how the government has access to all our social media information and chat history. We however, need to remember that the worst of the bad guys (at least for regular internet users) are not the government or social media companies at all. The more dangerous security and privacy threats are still regular hackers who are out to steal our data and use them for nefarious purposes.
Amazon Prime Air is revolutionizing the online shopping space. It will use an octocopter drone to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes of an order being placed (just like ordering pizza!). There are however a number of questions and concerns to be addressed before this awesome technology is fully implemented.
Twitter’s unique design allows it to easily capture real-time, location-specific insights and sentiments about anything from current events to emerging trends to economic data. By analyzing public tweets for specific keywords, forecasting tools with a high level of accuracy can be (and have been) developed. This article discusses some real world examples of how tweets have been used to make predictions.
As mobile apps get more popular, it can be very difficult to get exposure for your new product. These days, apps almost never go viral without a significant amount of marketing and promotion. It is however, still possible to attract users without spending very much on advertising. This article discusses 10 highly effective tips for marketing mobile apps without spending too much.
You know about the native Windows applications like Notepad, Task Manager, etc. These applications have been there in Microsoft Windows operating system since its earliest versions. They have not been altered or developed much either. In this article, you will find some perfect replacements for these native Windows programs. These advanced programs are feature rich and better suited for power users.