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Netflix for the Gym - the Future of Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers are so yesterday. With new AR/VR technologies, smart clothing and implants the humble FitBit may ultimately become as defunct as the VCR.

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Blockchain to become the Cure for Piracy

Blockchain for copyright protection works towards reducing piracy and ensuring there is no infringement on legal rights for any piece of work.

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Artificial Intelligence and Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) in education can help both students and teachers explore unprecedented opportunities.

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How To Build A Smart Data Hub

There’s a concept that’s been floating around from the realm of Big Data called a “data lake”. Now, personally, this is a remarkably misleading term, as it implies that data is like a liquid that flows, rather than the representations of people, businesses, contracts, books, widgets and anything else that can be represented as entities of some sort. You can’t dip a glass into a data lake and get some data. As metaphors go, it’s wrong in very nearly every way, and when dealing with virtual content, metaphor is astonishingly real.

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The Gig Economy: License to Exploit

Frederick Taylor has a lot to answer for. The father of "efficiency management", Taylor made a name for himself in the early twentieth century by consulting with companies, offering his services to improve a new metric that he had devised called "productivity". He would go onto factory floors with stopwatches and clipboards and would record exactly how long it took a given laborer to accomplish a given task. He would then take the best of these measurements and declare that this was where his factory workers should be producing at, proceeding to remove all "unnecessary" breaks or downtime for those workers.

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How Structured Is Your Data?

Programmers love a fight. Ask a roomful of programmers the question "EMACS or VI", leave the room for coffee, come back half an hour later and there will be blood on the floor. For data storage buffs, the same question, at least lately, comes down to SQL vs. NoSQL. Each has its defenders, its book of holy writ, its benchmarks and success stories ... and each has its dark secrets and stunning failures as well.

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Feast or Famine: What Happens When the Job Ends

As a consultant, I go through periods where the work is just not there. This is not a case of being unemployed, rather, it is rather the default mode of existence for independent contractors who have to simultaneously do the technical work and nonetheless sell their skills.

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