The Basics: What is the Internet of Things?

Technology is a force that’s ever present in our lives. Whether it’s garbage disposal, TV, or a microwave, we have come to not only take advantage of it, but rely on it. Perhaps one of the most influential uses of technology is its ability to let us communicate; but now, with communication being so simple, why not allow machines to talk with one another as well? Alexa can turn your lights on or off, and your phone can connect to bluetooth devices. The idea of an interconnected web of machines and technology is something that’s slowly becoming less foreign to us – and it’s incredibly handy. Despite an estimated 26 billion devices already being connected to the Internet of Things, however, not many are aware of what exactly it means, both in a literal sense, and also for the future.

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The Basics: What is XR?

Throughout history, the human race has always strived to innovate; and in the modern era, this is no different. We live in a world filled with technology, where people across the world can talk to each other at the touch of a button, and it’s possible to do groceries without leaving home. In today’s society, technology is developing at a faster rate than ever before – and so new innovations, previously thought to be out of arm’s reach, are opening themselves up to the average consumer.

One of these technologies, XR, has been around for a while now, but is just starting to reach the hands of the general public. By this point, some of you may be asking yourselves: “What exactly is XR, and how can it benefit me?”

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The Basics: What are UX and UI Design?

If you’ve recently started your journey into the world of software development, you may have heard conversations about the great “UX” of a product or the poor “UI” of an app. Is this some kind of secret code you`ll never understand? Are these people just making things up to trick you? Are they just trying to look cool? Well, read on to find out!

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