Dan Blair
image 3D Printing, Welcome To The Future

Welcome to the future. We now live in a time where you can find something interesting on the internet and in a few minutes have a small plastic version of it on your desk. 3D printing is exactly as it sounds, printing something from your computer in 3D. If You’re not somebody who follows technology much beyond the latest phones, TVs and iPads then you may not know much about 3D printers.

image Titan 1: Fastest, Tallest Print, High Res SLA 3D Printer

3D Printing is one of the coolest new technologies being developed right now. It is moving at a fast rate and there are some really interesting new designs coming out like the Titan 1. The Titan 1 is currently on Kickstarter and looks to be the fastest, tallest, and best quality print out there right now. You can check it out on kickstarter. Up to 2.7 inches per hour print time, 9.5 inches tall print size, and min 37 micron XY resolution – enabled by Patent-Pending PSP Tech. Compared with Stereolithography (SLA) competitors, Titan 1 is at least 2 times faster and has the largest printing size.

image Firefox Flame Review

The Firefox Flame is Mozilla’s newest and in my opinion most exciting phone that is hitting the market this year. The Flame is their new reference standard phone which makes it similar to Google’s Nexus line for Android. The Flame to me is refreshing because it is the first phone that I have personally used that I would consider an every day phone.I have in my arsenal the ZTE Open, Geeksphone KEON and now the Firefox Flame and I have to say the Flame really is going to be a nice reference.

SysInfo The System Utility Chrome App

SysInfo is my latest app. This is a small, lightweight Chrome Packaged app that allows you to monitor various aspects of your computer. The nice thing about this being a Chrome app is that you can use this on basically any operating system that supports the Chrome Browser. This app is totally free and is so small that you will barely notice it on your computer, what do you have to lose. I will briefly describe some of the features you can expect from SysInfo.

image Serious security flaw in OAuth and OpenID discovered

Apparently Heartbleed wasn’t enough security exploit for the internet, Attackers can use the “Covert Redirect” vulnerability in both open-source log-in systems to steal your data and redirect you to unsafe sites. A found in popular open-source security software. This time, the holes have been found in the log-in tools OAuth and OpenID, used by many websites and tech titans including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, among others.

image Community & Development

When you start attending user groups and meetups, you will not only start meeting like minded developers but you will be invited to share your ideas and see what you are truly capable of as a developer. This experience is the most valuable thing you can get entering the field and it is something that I am happy that I did before even graduating college.

image Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 is here and ready for you to use. I have upgraded my laptop and tested it out, this has been a good release with a good amount of improvements. The major improvements are in the Unity interface in my opinion. The desktop environment does not feel half baked or unfinished anymore. To me the Unity interface feels much more fluid and smooth and with hardware support in the Linux kernel, which underpins the OS as a whole, more robust than ever, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is pretty much the complete package.

image Windows XP Is Now Dead, You Should Try Ubuntu

It is official, Windows XP is finally dead. Windows XP was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and generally released for retail sale on October 25, 2001. The operating system was almost 13 years old. The good news is if you are developing for the web you don’t need to worry about Internet Explorer 6 any more because that died with XP. Microsoft would have you believe that they only way to go is to Windows 7 or maybe even Windows 8 if you are brave and Some will move over to a Mac. That is the case for a lot of the users out there but for some, you will be tempted to try an alternative OS that you have heard people talking about.