3D Pens – Amazing Things One Can Achieve with it.

3D Pens – Amazing Things One Can Achieve with it.

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The Amazing Things One Can Achieve With A 3D Pen There are many artists in the world and the majority love experimenting with new mediums. Some oil painters will eventually delve into acrylics and possibly even water colors. These mediums are thousands of years old and have managed to withstand the test of time. Those looking for a more futuristic way to ply their trade should consider the 3D printing pen. This innovative pen will provide the artist with the ability to create 3D works quickly, conveniently and affordably. While it will take a little bit of time to master, the user will be able to create an abundance of unique items with their 3D pen. Some of the amazing things that one can achieve with one of these utensils…
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Technology Industry Outlook 2017

Technology Industry Outlook 2017

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In-depth insight on growth opportunities and challenges in technology ​Technology companies are continually on the leading-edge, considering unconventional and innovative ways to meet the demands of the savvy consumer. What will 2017 have in store? Explore the latest technology industry trends and perspectives on growth opportunities and factors to be mindful of along the way. The technology space is changing at warp speed Anticipating new developments can be challenging. While we do not have a crystal ball, the industry’s tremendous investment in research is a strong indicator that we will soon be witnessing the emergence of ecosystems and platforms that deliver a whole new level of value and opportunities for technology professionals. In Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Outlook, Paul Sallomi, Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry leader and the US and…
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18 Tech Predictions For 2017

18 Tech Predictions For 2017

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Here's what a handful of executives and analysts see in their crystal balls. CREDIT: Getty Images Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but identifying macro trends and developments can be done by paying close attention to what's happening in an industry. Here's what a handful of small businesses, startups and analysts are seeing in their crystal balls. 1. We will hear more about how autonomous cars connect to the network. "Autonomous cars won't use the network to drive--they will rely on on-board systems--but different types of connectivity (V2X) can improve the overall transport systems, for example by improving traffic flow. We expect more developments in 2017 as car companies, network operators, governments and others explore the benefits, the business case and the technology options for connectivity." --Tom Rebbeck,…
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Boost Your Productivity at Work: 3 Tips You Should Follow

Boost Your Productivity at Work: 3 Tips You Should Follow

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You certainly know that productivity is essential for every business organization, since not only can it boost the morale of an entire workforce, but it can also significantly increase the levels of efficiency and effectiveness within a company. With such enhanced performance and greatly improved business operations, the profits can ultimately be increased, which undeniably leads to business success and growth. When all of that is accomplished, employees are motivated to work even harder in order to achieve better results, which additionally improves the productivity within a company. Productivity and efficiency go hand in hand and you must always work towards improving both if you want to reach maximum potential at work and show your superiors that you truly are the right person for the job, no matter how long…
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Is the Computer Geek Stereotype Still a Thing?

Is the Computer Geek Stereotype Still a Thing?

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When people think of an average computer science student, it’s difficult to get away from the classic stereotype. You know the one. A fairly quiet young guy, digitally savvy yet socially awkward, who prefers the company of online role-playing games and instant noodles to nights out and fine dining. We’ve become so used to pigeonholing the ‘computer geek’ – an image reinforced by popular films and TV shows like IT Crowd – that we tend to overlook the reality. The fact is that computer science is no longer a niche subject these days and has become more and more popular in the last five years – whether for good or bad. According to a major UK study by Voucherbox, a degree in computer science also offers far better value for…
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How I learned to love Electric Objects’ digital art display

How I learned to love Electric Objects’ digital art display

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It's the closest thing we have to a Netflix for fine art.   "The last thing I need is another screen in my apartment." That was my first thought when I heard about Electric Objects, a company that makes digital art displays. Between my 55-inch OLED TV, 34-inch ultra-widescreen PC monitor, MacBook Air, multiple tablets and iPhone 6S, what use would I have for more screens? But after spending some time with the $299 EO2, the company's latest product, and its accompanying $10-a-month "Art Club" subscription, it wasn't long before I saw the appeal of a cloud-connected display on my wall. You could call me an aspirational art owner. I'd love to fill my apartment's walls with unique pieces, but the process of finding and framing things is just too…
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Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

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A staff member from DJI Technology demonstrates the DJI Phantom 2 VIsion+ drone.PIC: Kin Cheung/APIf you want to understand why the government freaked out when a $400 remote-controlled quadcopter landed on the White House grounds last week, you need to look four miles away, to a small briefing room in Arlington, Virginia. There, just 10 days earlier, officials from the US military, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FAA gathered for a DHS “summit” on a danger that had been consuming them privately for years: the potential use of hobbyist drones as weapons of terror or assassination.The conference was open to civilians, but explicitly closed to the press. One attendee described it as an eye-opener. The officials played videos of low-cost drones firing semi-automatic weapons, revealed that Syrian rebels…
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The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2016

The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2016

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If 2016 taught us anything at all, it was that sometimes, things don’t go your way. For every lovely surprise, there is a major disappointment around the corner. We’ve already recounted the best surprises of the year, so it’s time to let our bitterness reign. As in past years, I’ve polled our entire staff and collected the biggest disappointments of the year here for your reading enjoyment. (For a good time, check out our lists from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.) Before we can heal, first we must acknowledge what went wrong. Let the kvetching begin. Too many games launch with fucked-up PC versions. This is a perennial thing, but it was as bad in 2016 as it’s been any other year. Too many PC games were released with sub-par…
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Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You’re Really Not Feeling It

Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You’re Really Not Feeling It

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We all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Whether that’s today or every day, this graphic offers a few tips to help you get energized and tackle your to-do list, project, or drudgework with vigor. Some of the tips you’ll see below are ones we’ve highlighted before, like rewarding yourself for starting a difficult task, not just for finishing one, and to take breaks in nature to boost your productivity (or even just look at nature, that works too.) Others may be familiar but have a troubled history, like the whole power poses thing, which if it works for you, great, keep them up! Scroll down for more.   Originally published @ Lifehacker [themify_button style="large orange rounded" link="http://www.itworkz.co.za/whitepapers"…
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Who Invests in Hardware Startups?

Who Invests in Hardware Startups?

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While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x: I’m only including hardware/connected device companies who have publicly raised $1M or more from institutional VCs or Angels. With this explosion in hardware funding, one of the questions we get all the time is, “who else is investing in hardware?” We generally think about private hardware investors in three buckets: Hardware-only VCs There are a few small funds (like ourselves) that only work with hardware companies. We’re usually first money in and can follow-on but not lead future investment rounds. Hardware-friendly micro VCs There are also a number of other micro…
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