Posts Tagged ‘TED’

My Top Technology Tools in 2013

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Time to write my top technology tools in 2013!

As I did last year, this year also I have split my technology tools into a few sections. I have also introduced a new section called ‘Discovery Of The Year’. Hope you enjoy it.

Discovery Of The Year – Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a small chip that can perform many of the simple tasks that a basic computer can do.

RaspberryPi

Got a chance to play around with this this year and fell in love with it. Have three of these now.

Just connect them to your TV and have a wireless keyboard and you can do wonders with your TV (provided you have wireless internet access).

Highly recommend getting this for your kids as the first technology hardware tool to play around with – how cool is it for your kid to be able to build his or her computer from scratch?

There are many more amazing things that can be done with Pi – especially in a business environment.

Hence the Pi becomes my favorite technology tool of this year 2013.

Click the ‘Read More’ link below to find out about the other technology tools I loved to use in 2013.

Hardware:

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Arduino – Amazing Open Source Technology

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I happened to come across Arduino today. Arduino is a open source technology used in the electronics world using which you can build simple devices which communicate and respond.

Arduino Uno Chip

All these years I was only exposed to the ‘Open Source’ software concept, where people collaborate and provide open source software that can be used to build applications (Eg. This blog runs on WordPress, which is a Open Source Content Management System, which is build on an open source programming language called PHP, with open source database called MySQL and running on a open source operating system called Cent OS, with a open source web server called Apache).

Today, when I got exposed to a similar concept along the hardware line, I was thrilled and am now curious to learn more about it.

This entire experience was triggered after watching a TED video (yes, I watch one TED video a day 🙂 and this video that I watched today is available below for you to check out)  where one of the founders talk about the ways in which Arduino has been used all over the world.

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