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How to not get infected by a computer virus or other type of malware

September 13, 2016 10:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s true that computer viruses and other types of malware are getting more and more sophisticated by each passing day, but the underlying techniques that hackers use to spread them have remained pretty much the same over the years. Contrary to popular belief among the older generation, computer viruses don’t lurk around the internet looking for ways to force their way into your machine. Nope. The vast majority of computers that have a malware infection have been in fact doomed by the actions of their unsuspecting owners themselves. It’s very common for a user to get tricked into installing the virus onto their... View Article

Why are people so afraid of artificially intelligent machines?

September 10, 2016 2:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whenever I start a conversation with my friends about the emergence of autonomous technology and artificial intelligence, most of them seem to be terrified about the future and imagine it to be some sort of a grotesque dystopia similar to Huxley’s “Brave New World” or perhaps like in the movie The Matrix where a human being is nothing more than a power source for intelligent machines. Another very likely movie to be mentioned is of course the Terminator where bad ass looking evil robots are hell bent on destroying the world. But why is that? Do you remember the last time you were angry at your... View Article

Fix  character in Google search results and Facebook share description

August 24, 2016 3:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re seeing a strange  character or characters in your Google search results description or when sharing your articles and blog posts on Facebook but not in your article body itself then trust me, I understand your frustration because I thought I had tried every solution out there and none of the common fixes seemed to work for me. Read more to find out how I fixed the problem for my website and hopefully it will help you as well. When it’s not in the body If and only if you’re not seeing those characters anywhere else except for... View Article

Glidecraft S600 is the closest you’ll get to a practical hoverboard

June 11, 2016 2:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few months, chances are that you’ve heard about the Lexus hoverboard that supposedly lets you glide around like Marty McFly from Back to the future 2. What you may not know, however, is the fact that it isn’t a real hoverboard. Yes, it hovers in mid air and it is a board, but in order to ride it you need a special kind of track filled with magnets and you need to refill it with liquid nitrogen every 10 minutes. A process which takes roughly 10-15 minutes to begin with. On top of... View Article

Glidecraft hoverboard is the ultimate toy for gamers

June 9, 2016 10:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What Disney turned into a video game some time ago, you can own in real life. The all new one wheel skateboard is probably the closest thing you will get to levitating in air. Since the wheel is in the center, when you are riding this new one wheel hoverboard to everyone, it looks like you are suspended in air. Since most video gamers are not the biggest workout enthusiast, they made moving on this new hover skateboard easier than any classic 4 wheel skateboard around. When you turn it on, it assists you on your balance which from what I know its the... View Article

How To Increase Your Website Speed

May 26, 2016 10:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In 2016, most web users expect websites to load in less than 3 seconds and if they don’t, they will click the “back” button in a heartbeat. Also, slow websites are typically penalized by Google, which will cause any natural rankings you have to drop over time. This is definitely not good for business and in this article, we will look at a few tips to increase your website speed. Minimize HTTP requests The first tip is that you should minimize HTTP requests. When someone enters your website’s URL or clicks on a link to your site, 80% of those... View Article

What is meant by hosting a website (web hosting for beginners)

May 18, 2016 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you ask people how to make your own website available on the internet, oftentimes you may hear people talk about something called hosting a website. But what does it actually mean? Put simply, web hosting is a service provided by web hosting companies which allows anyone to publish their content on the World Wide Web and while it’s possible to turn your own computer into a web host, it’s usually not recommended due to the increased security risks that come from making the contents of your computer available to the general public. These security issues along with the limitations of your internet... View Article

Silent Hill 4 (The Room) Apartment 302’s Living room in Virtual Reality

May 10, 2016 1:19 pm Published by 1 Comment

Silent Hill 4 – The Room is one of my favorite installments in the Silent Hill series and if you’re a true fan like me, you have probably dreamed of what it would be like if you had the chance to actually step inside the game– literally. Well, guess what? Thanks to Oo-FiL-oO from Deviantart who extracted and converted a 3D model of Henry’s living room, I managed to mash up a Virtual Reality experience! All you need is the dirt cheap Google Cardboard headset and a regular smartphone to step inside Apartment 302 for the first time. Apartment 302 in Google Cardboard... View Article

How to make a simple Virtual Reality room for Google Cardboard in Unity

May 5, 2016 1:39 pm Published by 1 Comment

Google Cardboard is an excellent way to experience Virtual Reality for the first time as it’s fairly cheap and is compatible with most modern smartphones so you don’t have to buy any additional hardware. Combine it with Unity, the most widely used free game engine, and you’ll have all the necessary tools to create your very own VR experience. In this tutorial I will walk you through a step-by-step process of building your first Virtual Reality room on top of a Google cardboard Unity demo. The room will have a floor, four walls and a ceiling and you will be able... View Article

The future of search: Why ranking #1 no longer matters (that much)

May 2, 2016 2:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The implementation of Google’s Knowledge Graph, which was launched back in 2012, is a very important milestone in the search engine world and has already had an enormous impact on the way we acquire new information and extract valuable data from the internet. As such, the importance of having your website sit at the first position in Google’s search results is getting more and more irrelevant. In this article I will try to explain why it is so and how you can potentially benefit from this. Knowledge Graph examples Even if you have never heard of the Knowledge Graph, you have probably already seen it in... View Article