Swim Lane Diagrams

“Stay in your swim lane” is a statement I am sure many of us have heard during the course of conducting operations, during meetings, or even at home when you begin to stray outside of your assigned family duties. Theoretically, a swim lane is a separation of duties performed by several different actors. For example,…

Google Play Apps Have Secret Keys

A critical security problem has been discovered in Google Play. Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, and PhD candidate Nicolas Viennot reported they discovered the issue in the official Android app store. Since Google Play has more than one million apps, and many more downloads, it would seem someone would monitor the…

Advancement of Internet of Things

Who doesn’t want to make life simpler? Unfortunately, with fast moving and advancing technology, it seems our lives are becoming more difficult to navigate. Technologists are constantly finding ways to make our lives a little easier when a need has been identified. With the Internet of Things, the need has not been completely identified by…

Cool Travel App for Hassle Free Driving

We have all done it and hated it. Driving under miserable conditions with low visibility can be a nightmare, especially if you are in a unfamiliar territory. The Heads Up Display, or Hudway, is a free navigation application that gives drivers a little piece of mind if they happen to encounter these conditions.  What sets…

Cloak Takes an “Antisocial” Approach

     The market is flooded with applications presenting opportunities to meet new people. Some of the apps and programs almost force you to use your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+ information to sign in or sign up for new services. Our online social lives and communities have expanded to an almost unmanageable level. Unfortunately, being online and…

Crowd Pilot Offers Three-Way Conversations

Remember the three-way conversations many years ago where you or your friends could listen in on conversations between two people while one of them was unaware?  It was always the best way to catch someone saying something negative about you, your family members, or your friends.  Well, Crowd Pilot is the Web version of the three-way that allows…

Facebook Knows WhatsApp

Facebook acquired the mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, for $19 billion dollars in a bid to stay on top of new and fast moving Internet trends.  WhatsApp currently has about 450 million users worldwide and is adding around one million users each day.  WhatsApp currently charges $1 annually for its SMS services after the first year…

Smart Contact Lens Monitors Glucose Levels

Diabetics know, the prick test to check blood glucose levels can be extremely irritating to perform at times.  Although there have been many advances over the years, a test still must take place.  New technology to the rescue!  Google has designed a contact lens that monitors glucose level in tears.  Tears are a very good…

How Gaming Has Changed Business

Most of the greatest technological advances in business have come from two areas:  the military and games.  As a matter of fact, some of the military’s advances have been influenced by gaming.  Flight simulators, military style laser tag, war game scenario simulators, and even unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been influenced by games and gaming…