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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

Best free Google Cardboard games for low end smartphones

April 27, 2016 7:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The world of Virtual Reality really took off earlier this year when Oculus finally released a consumer ready version of the Rift- a standalone VR headset used with high end gaming computers running the Windows operating system. However not everyone can (yet) afford this new technology and according to Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, we are still years away from a Rift for everyone. But does it stop us from experiencing Virtual Reality right now? Of course not. Poor man’s Virtual Reality headset Back in 2014 Google realized that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to trick the brain into... View Article

Benefits of replacing GU10 halogen bulbs with their LED counterparts

April 27, 2016 12:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When I first moved in my apartment 5 years ago, the owner had just renovated it and like many other “modern” kitchens, ours too had to have a total of ten GU10 halogen light bulbs spread across the entire ceiling. Definitely overkill for a small room and It was bright as hell, but honestly I kinda liked it. What I didn’t like, however, was the monthly electricity bill and so I took most of the halogens out of their sockets, leaving a total of seven awkward holes in the ceiling. The lonely trio that remained still managed to illuminate the entire room- that’s... View Article

Requirements to create a theme for wordpress

April 21, 2016 10:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

WordPress is the number one Content Management System (CMS) for both small time blogs, huge corporate websites and even online shops thanks to an endless sea of plugins such as WooCommerce, for example. With thousands upon thousands of free wp themes available on the internet, it’s almost guaranteed that you will find the one template that suits You perfectly. However if you are after a more professional and a truly one of a kind appearance, developing your own WordPress theme is probably a better idea. Requirements for building a WordPress template Creating your own WP theme requires at least a basic... View Article

WP Plugin: Virool offerwall (videos wall) for earning credits

April 17, 2016 10:33 pm Published by 4 Comments

A little over a year ago I wrote a PHP script that could be used as a very basic and simple Get Paid To website. The script was called the Vidcoin GPT Script which allowed your users to earn credits by watching short videos from the Virool network. However Virool decided that offering cash rewards in any way or form was bad for business so they stopped accepting new publishers who were rewarding their users with money. The Vidcoin Script was left and forgotten, gathering dust on a virtual shelf… Incentive WordPress plugin Until one morning I asked myself: hey, if money’s no good,... View Article

How to get country & geo location from IP address using PHP

April 15, 2016 1:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to get the country name as well as latitude and longitude from an IP address using just a few lines of code. You will be surprised at how simple it is to locate ip address using PHP and to make it even more awesome, we’ll construct a link to Google Maps with our geo coordinates so you can see the location of your IP on a map. Geolocation from IP address We could search for a free geo location database and use it on our server locally and maybe, just maybe get the data... View Article

Dropbox or Google Drive – which one should You choose?

April 8, 2016 11:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dropbox and Google Drive are two major cloud storage services that I’m sure everyone has already heard about and while they’re both very reliable and trustworthy, they have certain advantages and disadvantages that separate them and therefore one will work better for some people than the other. In this article I will briefly go over the pros and cons of both services and let you decide which one is a better solution for your needs. Difference between Dropbox and Google Drive One of the most overlooked features that set Dropbox apart from Google Drive is the revision history. Dropbox gives you 30... View Article

Create professional logos and add photo effects with this online tool

April 5, 2016 8:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Picture to People (P2P) is a massive online database of text and photo effect tools to help you create professional looking typography, apply image enhancements, add cool frames to your photos and do all sorts of amazing edits to your images using only your web browser without having to download anything or pay anyone. As a developer I found the fact that these guys have managed to pull something like this off in a web environment using PHP libraries just plain awesome. I mean the sheer amount of effects you can apply to your photos is easily comparable to Adobe Photoshop and other similar... View Article

How to host a website on your computer

March 26, 2016 1:42 pm Published by 1 Comment

Once again my old netbook has proven itself to be useful by allowing me to turn it into a web server for hosting a basic html website from home and in this article I explain how I did it! It’s possible to install PHP and MySQL on your server as well, but for the sake of simplicity I will only go over the very basic instructions on how to set up an Apache web server on your old computer running Lubuntu which is a lightweight Linux distro perfect for older computers like the MSI Wind U100 netbook. Installing Apache web server on Lubuntu... View Article